Winter Weddings in Cincinnati: 3 Top Venues
Choosing a venue is a key first step in planning your wedding: one that affects almost every other choice you’ll make about the big day. That’s why it’s crucial to select a location that suits you, and the style of event you’re planning. Winter brides have to be doubly attentive: when your entire event takes place indoors, you want to make sure you’re completely comfortable with both the ceremony and reception spaces. Why is choosing a venue so crucial? Here are 3 reasons, and 3 great Cincinnati venues to get your search started.
Make it Roomy
Your guest list will be limited to the event space capacity. If you have friends and family who tend to wait until the last minute to RSVP, make sure you leave room for last minute changes. You don’t want the fire marshal to crash your wedding.
You can make sure there’s room for everyone at a full service event space like The Elements Event Centre. With rooms they can tailor to the size of your group, this highly rated venue includes an on-site wedding planner to help you through the process. Packages at different price points are available, and these rooms are a blank slate; you can create your dream wedding.
Highlight: Amenities many venues tack on as extra fees are included up front such as cake cutting, and dance floor rental.
Cherry Panels and History
The “look” of your reception will have to follow guidelines. Many sites have rules about using candles, glitter, and what décor elements may and may not be used.
The stately and beautiful Taft Museum, with a cherry paneled event space in its new museum wing, has restrictions on the use of confetti, glitter and some décor items. That makes sense, as it is a national historic landmark. The upside? If you love art, being at a museum is a “look” all its own. Buying a membership is required, but you’ll have member privileges for your newlywed year, and can relive your happy memories as often as you please.
Highlight: The museum provides chiavari chairs; elegant gilded ballroom chairs that are very expensive to rent. Take it from this wedding pro, that’s definitely worth skipping glitter.
The style of everything from the invitations to your dress will depend on your surroundings. The same wedding dress might not be appropriate for both a restored farmhouse and a glamorous hotel ballroom.
The latest wedding trend is “Classic.” It’s all about the elegance, darling. Looking like you just jumped off your polo horse and into your wedding gown.
What better way to embrace it than a wedding at The Phoenix, a restored turn of the century gentleman’s club? This elegant banquet facility has multiple sumptuous rooms, onsite planners and staff and in-house catering. In fact, they cater at many of Cincinnati’s cultural institutions including Memorial Hall and The Taft Museum.
Highlight: Ceremonies under Tiffany glass windows in the Archway Ballroom. We do!
Now you’ve gotten a sense of why your wedding venue is a main building block of planning your celebration. Our best advice is to keep searching until you find the place that feels right. Ask lots of questions, and have two people read every contract before you sign anything. Good luck, and if you would like help from Cincinnati’s wedding transportation and planning specialists at A Savannah Nite, please give us a call at (513) 858-2677 or click the button below to request a free quote and get in touch.
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