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The Center at Fountain Square

Contemporary and customizable, right in the heart of downtown Cincinnati

About The Center

Spacious, simple and chic, The Center is the perfect blank canvas to let your personality shine bright during your event!

The Center, located in the Mercantile Building downtown, first opened in 1970 and was designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese. The space, formerly known as the Contemporary Arts Center, offers a unique setting and central location for a memorable event! The Center’s 15,000-square-foot space serves as a stunning backdrop for any special occasion—whether it be a wedding, corporate meeting or social gathering. Find out more here.

venue details
Up to 300 seated / Up to 500 cocktail / Modern Ballroom / $$$ / Cincinnati, OH

Experience this location for yourself

Schedule a personalized tour

Simply find a date and time that works for you. Once the date is confirmed, head over for your in-person tour. Our planners can’t wait to walk you through the space and answer any questions you have along the way. We ask that you please schedule your tour at least 24 hours in advance. Tours generally run a half hour to forty five minutes.

Features of The Center

  • Expansive hardwood flooring
  • Spacious ballroom with high ceilings
  • Neutral and customizable decor
  • Modern architecture
  • Large windows with a view of Fountain Square
  • Dome ceiling with LED lighting
  • Upgraded finishes
  • Private dressing/meeting rooms
  • Women’s lounge
  • Coat room
  • On-site kitchen
  • On-site event coordinator
  • Safe parking nearby
FEATURES

Happy Clients

McHale’s catered our wedding at The Center and provided excellent service. They met all of my requests, even ones as simple as grenadine or following signature drink recipes I personally had made. The food was so delicious, and I heard nothing but good things from our guests. Definitely recommend them!
via The Knot
Meghann S.
Absolutely loved having our wedding at The Center. For a downtown venue right on Fountain Square, the price was very reasonable and they were absolutely AMAZING to work with.
via WeddingWire
Alyssa

Awards

  • Weddingwire Couples' choice award winner - The Center
  • over 64 review on weddingwire - the center

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