So your beloved finally popped the question and you said yes. Woot and Congrats! Now comes the fun part… planning your big love fest of a day!
Did you know that in 2021, there were 11,280 weddings in the Cincinnati metro area and the average cost was $25,548? That’s a lot of “I do’s” and a whole lot of cash!
With costs to consider and so many details to plan, where is a future bride or groom to start?
Well, finding the perfect venue to tie the knot is the first step and will set the vibe for the rest of your planning decisions.
We’ve done some research for you and gathered a list of the best wedding venues in Cincinnati, Ohio to get you started…
The Williams Frances Theatre
The Williams Frances Theatre is a historic venue in Cincinnati. A Masonic Temple dating back to 1906, this restored building is oozing with history and charm.
The Grand Room has an art deco vibe with its hardwood floors, 27-foot ceilings with 15-foot windows, and a fully stocked bar. There is also a modern, state-of-the-art sound system for the theater stage.
Think of all the fun wedding themes you can have in this iconic building! Maybe you’re hosting a Great Gatsby-themed event, complete with a roaring 20’s jazz band and vintage decor? Without a doubt, your wedding will exude joy and decadence at this amazing venue.
Bonus: The Grand Room has three big-screen TVs where you can live stream out-of-town wedding guests to your party!
Typical Cost: Starting at $800.
Capacity: Up to 100 seated guests.
Blush The Event Loft
Dreaming of a classy, urban wedding? Blush The Event Loft is a full-service indoor wedding venue located in historic downtown Cincinnati.
This sophisticated and intimate setting has hardwood floors, gilded gold seating, and crystal chandeliers; simply exuding class.
Blush The Event Loft can assist with all of your wedding planning needs. From floral arrangements to custom decor and event rentals, Blush the Event Loft has you covered with its wonderful staff.
Bonus: The location of Blush The Event Loft is near many bars and restaurants in downtown Cincinnati including The Hard Rock Cafe so guests can pre-funk and post-party the night away!
Typical Cost: Starts at $1,000.
Capacity: Up to 80 guests.
Groesbeck Estate at The Cincinnati Nature Center
Does your fairytale wedding include tying the knot at a historic, charming English Manor? If so, the Groesbeck Estate may be your dream venue.
Located in the Cincinnati suburb of Milford, Ohio, this property features an elegant massive stone building that dates back to 1920.
Groesbeck Estate offers so many options for indoor or outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions to turn your storybook wedding into a reality:
The Dornette and Dater Rooms are both small, cozy, indoor settings complete with stone floors and fireplaces. Either could be used for your rehearsal dinner or staged for cocktail hour.
The Haille Pillar Garden is a grassy, stone-pillar circular garden area and perfect for a luxurious outdoor ceremony.
Tritsch Terrace is a large tented patio area with idyllic views of the woods and natural gardens.
Bonus: Groesbeck Estate is a private property located on the grounds of the Cincinnati Nature Center. Guests can enjoy the beautiful gardens and scenery of the surrounding area.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,250.
Capacity: Up to 120 seated guests.
The Benison Events Center
Located less than 30 miles north of Cincinnati, The Benison Events Center is both a national historic bank and an amazing wedding venue in Hamilton, Ohio.
The Vault Room is a beautiful space with large windows that provide tons of natural light. After saying your “I dos,” the room is transformed into a huge party space complete with a dance floor for your reception.
Completely restored to 1920s glamor, this wedding venue is an enchanting and unique setting for your wedding day.
Just think of the amazing photos your photographer will be able to capture! And how fun would a roaring 20s wedding be?
Bonus: The Benison Events Center prides itself on superior customer service and offers several wedding packages to meet your needs.
Typical Cost: Starting at $3,900.
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.
So you can’t decide between an indoor or outdoor wedding? The Factory Events in the trendy Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati has you covered! You can choose between the Machine Room or the Courtyard Garden or maybe rent both.
The Machine Room is 4,500 square feet and is the perfect mix of traditional and modern. The room has original hardwood floors, plus a custom concrete, hip wrap-around bar.
The Courtyard Garden has an intimate backyard vibe. This outdoor space feels like a secret garden with a grassy area, patios, and tons of seasonal flowers, all set in an urban space.
Bonus: After the ceremony, the Courtyard Garden has tons of lawn games for your guests to enjoy after cocktail hour. How fun!
Typical Cost: Starting at $2,350.
Capacity: Up to 175 seated guests.
Are you a couple who loves beer? Rhinegeist Brewery is a functional brewery located in Cincinnati’s ultra-chic hood Over-The-Rhine.
The Clubhouse at Rhinegeist Brewery is 6,000 square feet and has hardwood pine floors, rafter ceilings, rustic brick walls, and skylights. The vibe is urban, yet classy.
Cincinnati was once known as the beer capital of the world, and your lucky guests will have access to the brewery to sample the local brews. Just think of the creative wedding photos you can get in a live-production brewery!
Bonus: Rhinegeist Brewery has 10 taps of every style of beer. You can add wine and liquor as well for a rocking reception.
Typical Cost: Starting at $2,500.
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.
Looking for something a bit more industrial and non-traditional?
Somerhaus is a converted warehouse in the trendy area called Over-The-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio. This 3,000-foot-plus space has been fully renovated and is decorated in an eclectic, funky style.
Somerhaus is a chic, secret garden-like setting. With lots of plants lining the walls and ceilings, as well as art and furniture from around the world, this venue is a hipster’s paradise.
Bonus: Somerhaus offers several cocktail packages for your guests.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,800.
Capacity: Up to 75 seated guests.
The Lytle Park Hotel
The Lytle Park Hotel was built in 1906, fully restored, and opened as one of Cincinnati’s premier wedding venues in 2020. The hotel sits in a park and offers stunning views of the downtown skyline.
There are two beautiful wedding venue options at The Lytle Park Hotel:
The Vista at Lytle Park is located on the roof and has a fully retractable cover.
The Magnolia Ballroom is an elegant space offering a more intimate experience. Doors lead from the ballroom to an outdoor terrace with views of the park below.
With either space, you can dance the night away under the stars overlooking the Ohio River.
Bonus: The Lytle Park Hotel has 106 luxury rooms for out-of-town guests to crash.
Typical Cost: Starting at $10,000.
Capacity: Up to 120 seated guests.
Looking for a west coast vibe for your wedding? Mojave East is an 11,000-square-foot remodeled industrial space located 10 miles east of downtown Cincinnati.
This historic building built in the 1950s has been transformed into an airy, modern venue, yet has kept its retro charm. There are huge windows for natural lighting, exposed rafters, and a polished concrete floor.
The Main Room at Mojave East is 6,900 square feet and is decorated like a modern art museum. The airy space is gorgeous with 18-foot ceilings, brick walls painted white, and a mid-century modern chandelier.
Bonus: Mojave East has an 800-square-foot catering kitchen and offers several affordable bar packages.
Typical Cost: Starting at $2,000.
Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.
The Spot on West Fifth
The Spot on West Fifth is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati and is a great, affordable option for a city wedding.
This 6,500-square-foot space has good bones with exposed brick and wood floors, yet it is a blank canvas to customize your dream wedding.
Let the attentive staff at The Spot on West Fifth help you transform the space into your unique vision.
There are also three hotels located within a block of The Spot so you and your guests can have a memorable night in the Queen City.
Bonus: Save money and bring food and alcohol with no additional fees.
Typical Cost: Starting at $4,000.
Capacity: Up to 225 seated guests.
Stone Valley Meadows
Located 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Stone Valley Meadows is an amazing setting for your large indoor or outdoor wedding.
Featuring four venues that can be rented separately or mixed and matched for your big day, you have unparalleled versatility.
The Main Hall can hold up to 700 people standing and has cathedral ceilings, chandeliers, and large windows with stunning views. The luxurious setting has a grand staircase, patio access, and two dance floors.
For a smaller, more intimate affair, you can choose The Cocktail Lounge or The Groom’s Barn.
The Cocktail Lounge has sliding barn and garage doors in addition to a cozy gas fireplace.
Originally designed as a place for groomsmen to get ready, the barn can seat up to 40 for a small wedding or could be used as a spot for your rehearsal dinner.
Bonus: You can also rent The Meadows which is an enclosed wooded meadow for your outdoor dream wedding.
Typical Cost: Starting at $4,500.
Capacity: Up to 350 seated guests.
Penthaus OTR is touted as one of Cincinnati’s newest wedding venues and is located on the top floor of the historic Streitmann Center in Over-The-Rhine.
This elegant, urban modern space has 360 views of the city and a 3,000-square-feet interior space with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, large windows, and a cozy fireplace.
If you have been dreaming of a sophisticated, classy city wedding, The Penthaus OTR may be your dream come true.
Bonus: Just think of the stunning wedding photos you can have with the Cincinnati skyline as the beautiful backdrop on the rooftop terrace.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,200.
Capacity: Up to 140 seated guests.