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Welcome to The Steam Plant, downtown Dayton’s “newest” event venue! The former power generating plant has undergone a careful three year renovation preserving the historical integrity of the building while adding modern amenities for today’s discerning couple.

The Grand Hall is the primary event space offering nearly 6000 square feet to create a memorable event! Some of the many architectural features of The Grand Hall include floor to ceiling arched windows, exposed brick and beams, uplit columns, polished concrete floors, operational ceiling fans, and the show piece of the room, a two-story custom built-in bar. Off the bar area is The Cigar Patio, a lovely outdoor courtyard perfect for a quaint ceremony, cocktails, a place for the guys to take a cigar break or breath of fresh air. Below the Grand Hall is the lower level former Boiler Room, another unique area useable for a dance club, after party, an intimate ceremony, event or reception space.

One of the highlights of The Steam Plant is The Bridal Suite, a spacious retreat designed with brides in mind. The suite offers plenty of room for brides and their squad to spread out and prepare for the big day! A salon style sink and mirrors for hair and make-up preparation, soft furniture and table seating, TV, bar area and plenty of natural light for photographers to capture the scene. .Off the suite is another one-of-a-kind feature unique to The Steam Plant, a 58-foot Catwalk overlooking The Grand Hall. Imagine a bouquet toss, toast or dramatic entry, the possibilities are endless! The Steam Plant also has a second getting ready space for grommsmen or bridal parties, The Locker Room. Located in the lower level, away from the bridal suite, a unique and quaint space for wedding day preparations.

The Steam Plant also offers a beautifully landscaped Outdoor Space which is a true urban oasis perfect for a ceremony, reception or moonlit soiree.

Tours are by appointment only 937-985-0617 or

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Sydney G. Sent on 03/26/2024
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Phenomenal Staff

There are so many good things to say about the Steam Plant. First of all, the venue itself is STUNNING. They did an amazing job restoring this property. There are so many photo opportunities and having a gigantic bridal suite made the morning so easy. Not to mention the boys were able to shower 30min before photos so they were all clean and ready to go. It is truly the little details throughout this property that make it so special. You can have an entirely indoor wedding or a mixture of both. It’s less than a mile away from two hotels allowing for guests to access the property very easily. There is parking ***just make sure to not leave your car in the gated section overnight*** the spots behind are fine for overnight parking, just not the gated. They are partnered/owned with/by Elite Catering which is another amazing company to work with. Their food options are above and beyond, so many to pick from, and the food itself received SO MANY compliments from our guests. We had a few snafus (due to mistakes on our end) and everyone we dealt with at the steam plant were extremely nice and accommodating. We interacted with Lisa, Molly, and Rachel and they were all lovely. Again, I could talk about this venue for hours. It’s one of a kind and played a major part in the wedding memories we will have forever. Thank you all so much.
Teresa C. Sent on 05/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Daughter’s dream wedding.

Our daughter had her dream wedding at The Steam Plant. She searched venues in Dayton and Columbus and couldn’t be happier with the beautiful Steam Plant. The design and details in decor were first class. We were welcomed when we arrived in the morning by the owner and he was very helpful. The bridal sweet was a dream and even had working salon chairs. Iced champagne was waiting for us. The men’s locker room is amazing with beautiful wood lockers and a large screen TV. Two of our vendors shared that her wedding was the most beautiful wedding they ever worked. Our family has been in the Dayton area for five generations and the groom’s family traveled from Pittsburg. The venue is close to two nice Marriott hotels and great dining and night life for rehearsal dinner and welcome reception. Thank you to the Riazzi family and the Steam Plant for making our daughter’s day perfect and reminding us that “it’s great in Dayton”.
Paul and Teresa Colavincenzo
Rebekah B. Sent on 12/28/2022
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A stunning venue!

This venue had my heart the moment I walked in for our tour. Lisa and her team at the Steam Plant are a bunch of sweethearts that have made it their mission to solve any hassle on your wedding day. We opted in for the suite and the locker room, which were a dream. There was so much space to have hair and makeup and food – with space to still relax. My bridal party still jokes that it’s crazy we had a wedding after getting ready because that part of the process was so much fun. The venue is gorgeous everywhere you look and I had so much fun peering over the balcony from the suite to watch everything come together. I had so many people tell me how gorgeous the venue was throughout the day and I couldn’t have been happier with this decision. It was an honor to get married at the Steam Plant, and I would recommend it a million times over!
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