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) 392-8265

Have questions about The Center at Fountain Square?

Contact: Julia Wilson
(859) 392-8265

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.

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Starting at $8.95 per guest.
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  • 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 $22 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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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.

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Contact Us

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

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