Cincinnati Observatory Center

3489 Observatory Place Cincinnati, OH
The Cincinnati Observatory Center is a lovely, unique, park like setting ideal for smaller, intimate wedding ceremonies, receptions, business meetings, dinners, cocktail parties, adult birthdays and reunions. Because we are a National Historic Landmark and are located in a quiet residential neighborhood, there are limits on group sizes (max 50-70 indoors, 100 outdoors) and we do not permit amplified music at outdoor events. While this may not make us the best venue for typical wedding receptions it does make the Observatory a unique venue for smaller, more intimate events. Our staff or volunteers will be available at a reasonable time prior to your event to open for set up. Decorations are welcome but are limited to table decorations and freestanding displays. Grounds behind the main building can be used for parking if dry.
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Wedding Package Starting At $850

Attendees: 10-100 | $850 Per Event
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Cincinnati Observatory Center
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Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • Non-Smoking
  • Outdoor Function Area
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Major Credit Cards Accepted.
  • Facility Location Setting: The Observatory is located in the eastern suburbs of Hyde Park/Mt. Lookout near Ault Park. Minutes from I-71.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 100
  • Nearest Airport: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Parking: Parking Open Lot On-site
  • Year Built: 1873
  • Year Renovated: 1999
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