Fort Thomas Armory

The Fort Thomas Mess Hall

About Fort Thomas Mess Hall

The Fort Thomas Mess Hall was built in 1890 with bricks pressed from a brick yard located at the current site of Highlands High School. From 1891 until 1946 the building was used as an Army Mess Hall that served thousands of soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. 

In 1972 the Government deemed the building excess property and donated it to the City of Fort Thomas to be used for various activities. The Community Center is a versatile facility available for almost any occasion. It features a very large room with seating capacity for 340. The hall has air conditioning, ceiling fans and heat. The 34 large windows give the facility an open and airy atmosphere, making it one of the most popular halls in Northern Kentucky

Find out more at The Fort Thomas Mess Hall.


  • Hall Rental includes tables (round and long)
  • Banquet tables (new)
  • Setup of the hall
  • Safe parking
  • An historic landmark


  • Seating Capacity is 340
  • Room size is 136 ft x 44 ft.


950 South Fort Thomas Avenue
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 392-8267

Have questions about Fort Thomas Armory?

Contact: Lindsay Morris
(859) 392-8267

A champagne toast for the bridal party, as well as cake cutting and...

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

Catering Display

Linen tablecloths, chafing dishes and silver serving utensils for the...

Elegant white plastic dinner & salad plates, disposable knives,...

China dinner and salad plates

China dinner & salad plates, silverware and linen dinner napkins...

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.

  • 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 $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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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.

John and Cheryl Wessel

"Thank you to everyone that made the wedding reception for Brent and Becca Archibald fabulous. 

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Marcus Bailey

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Jim McMahon - Father of the Bride

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Dana and Seth Storer

We had Brent and she was just amazing! She really helped us through the whole wedding process and made our lives so much easier.

The whole staff did a great job! 

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