The Center at Fountain Square

The Center (from Center Facebook Page)

About The Center

The Center is a unique event space located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The dramatic and expansive environment enables customization and creative arrangement options, making it the perfect place to meet, greet, play and party downtown.

The Center is located in the Mercantile Building in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The building opened in 1970 and was designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese, perhaps best known for designing the Metro stations in Washington, D.C. The space was initially occupied by the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and at the time, was the largest exhibition venue devoted to contemporary art in the United States. Prior to moving to the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in 2003, the CAC featured work by noteworthy artists such as Robert Morris, Jennifer Bartlett and Maya Angelou.
Until recently, the space formerly known as the Contemporary Arts Center has remained vacant. Recognizing the need for a unique venue in downtown Cincinnati, Mercantile Center worked with Cincinnati designers to reinvent the building’s identity as The Center.

The Center offers a unique space, with its central location and dramatic setting; it provides the perfect atmosphere to create an enjoyable and memorable event!

Find out more at The Center Website.

Amenities

  • Expansive Hardwood Floors
  • Spacious Ballroom with High Ceilings
  • Neutral Décor/"Blank Canvas" 
  • Modern Architecture
  • Large Windows and a View of Fountain Square
  • Dome Ceiling with LED Lighting
  • Upgraded Finishes
  • Private Rooms for Meeting or Dressing
  • Women’s Lounge and Excellent Toilet Facilities
  • Coat Check Supplies
  • On Site Event Coordinator
  • Safe parking

Rooms/Capacity

  • 15,000 square ft. venue 
  • 4,200 square ft. Ballroom  

Location

115 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(859) 392-8267

Have questions about The Center at Fountain Square?

Contact: Lindsay Morris
(859) 392-8267

Complimentary wedding planner services provided by our knowledgeable...

Including contacting vendors for set-up times and placing party...

Passed Appetizers

Chef's choice of sumptuous hors d'oeuvres passed to your...

A beautiful display of fresh fruit and assorted cheeses, smoked meats...

Wedding receptions will also include cake cutting and plating service

Wedding and Reception Packages for Off Premise Catering Events

Wedding/Reception packages include all services listed above.

Corporate Packages Available

Corporate packages do not include the services listed above.

  • Traditional Breakfast Buffet
  • Starting at $11.95 per guest.
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  • Ultimate Breakfast Buffet
  • Starting at $13.95 per guest.
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  • Beverage Service
  • Starting at $4 to $17 per guest.
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  • Luncheon Buffet
  • Starting at $10.50 per guest.
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  • Light Lunches
  • Starting at $11.50 per guest.
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  • Seated Luncheon
  • Starting at $11.50 per guest.
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  • Dinner Buffet
  • Starting at $15.95 per guest.
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  • Seated Dinner
  • Starting at $18.95 per guest.
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  • Hors d’oeuvres Buffet
  • Starting at Consult with your planner for current price per guest.
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  • Continental Breakfast
  • Starting at $8.95 per guest.
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With multiple exquisite venues in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, a reputation for providing delectable cuisine and unparalleled service, and more than 50 years experience in the food and catering industry, the future of McHale’s Events and Catering is unlimited.

Our goal is to continue to exceed all expectations in the area of on-premise and off-premise catering services in the Cincinnati area.

Lowe Wedding Reception

Brent, Thank you so much for everything you have done to make August 5, 2017 the best day of our lives. You have been kind, willing to meet all of our requests and extremely flexible throughout... Read More

Lowe Wedding Reception

Brent, Thank you for a job well done to you and your staff! The reception was fabulous. The room was beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff very attentive. We will recommend Mchale's... Read More

Elizabeth Zerhusen

I cannot say enough about how wonderful The Grand is. As soon as we walked into the space, we knew it would be the perfect venue for our reception. What we didn't know was how amazing the entire... Read More

LeMaster & Schulz Wedding Reception

Lindsay was amazing and made the whole thing easy for us. She answered any questions quickly and we were just so greatful to have her.  The banquet manager was amazing she met us outside before we... Read More

Casey Abernathy & Matt Watkins

Jen was the first person I met at the New Riff vendor night and I'm happy I was able to work with her as my consultant. She was extremely helpful with helping me determine which package was best... Read More

Contact Us

   contact (@) mchalescatering.com
  (859) 442-7776
  (859) 291-9663
1622 Dixie Hwy
Park Hills, KY 41011

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