A timeless and contemporary wedding venue in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Center offers a flexible and stunning space for you to customize the wedding of your dreams. Located in the Mercantile Building in Downtown Cincinnati, this setting is home to the Contemporary Arts Center and is filled with design, local history and beauty.
Facilities and Capacity
The Center features high ceilings, shiny hardwood floors and unique light fixtures. The venue contains neutral, elegant decor, allowing you to personalize layouts for a unique space. You may host your ceremony and reception in the grand ballroom, which is held against a picturesque window that looks onto Fountain Square. The Center also offers a space for your ceremony and cocktail hour in the LED-lit dome room. Your rental of The Center includes seating for up to 300 guests with 30, six-foot tables.
With an on-site day-of coordinator and event specialist, your wedding needs will be taken care of before and during the big day. At The Center, this facility will be exclusively yours for the day. The venue offers various services and event items to make your day unforgettable. This includes:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Emily · Married on 04/06/2013
We had a fantastic experience working with The Center over this past year. Shannon was extremely helpful and responsive throughout our planning process. We were not always the easiest clients with which to work, but Shannon took our many questions about decor and alcohol in stride, and even worked to accomodate a last-minute request to use a tandem bicycle for our entrance. Thanks to her help, the flexibility of the contract, and the adaptability of the space, we were truly able to personalize our reception to suite our tastes and personalities. Our many out-of-town guests also LOVED that they could walk to their hotel (or to the bars) after the reception was over. Overall, we highly, highly recommend The Center!Sent on 05/15/2013
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Kristen Stevens · Married on 12/29/2018
Couldn’t have been better
If you’re looking for a venue to bring your dreams to life you’ve found the one! So wonderful and kind. They made our wedding day a breeze. The absolute best!Sent on 12/31/2018
Gabrielle Lodowsky · Married on 11/17/2018
Beautiful Venue + Phenomenal Customer Service!
The Center is a beautiful venue with a wonderful team running it. Throughout the year and a half of planning our wedding, they have been helpful each step of the way. The venue itself is gorgeous and in one of the most beautiful parts of downtown Cincinnati. The venue is perfect for having a ceremony and reception, with the front lobby perfect for a cocktail hour. The new bar is gorgeous, too! The team at the center has been great to work with - Katie, our event coordinator, has been helpful, responsive, and incredibly organized. I am a planner and control freak by nature, and she put me completely at ease with the amount of detail included each step of the way. Elena has been incredibly accommodating and helpful. After a few minor hiccups, the team went completely above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied with everything, and we definitely are. It has been the best customer service we have received from all of our wedding vendors. All around, it has been a phenomenal experience. I would highly recommend (and have to friends already) this venue and team!Sent on 11/09/2018
We LOVE catering to the Center! Not only is it the hippest new venue in downtown Cincinnati, but the Center gals are great to work with.
Although The Center is a relative "New Comer" to the event world, they have hit the ground running. Not only do they have prime real estate on 5th, over looking Fountain Square, but they have such a unique look and feel to their space. Having the opportunity to work with them, I have seen nothing but professionalism, and grace in all of their procedures. We are so happy to have another amazing venue in the downtown area and we look forward to working with The Center for many years to come.