The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Hotels often make excellent wedding venues for couples with out-of-town guests and the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter is no exception. This elegant hotel is situated in the heart of the trendy RiverCenter Complex near downtown Cincinnati and has over 15,000 square feet of ballroom and banquet space with stunning city and river views ideal for urban weddings of any size.
The hotel is connected to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center via a skywalk and contains an indoor lap pool, fitness center and three restaurants. Dominating the circular foyer is a massive seven-story gazebo, the largest in the world. Couples who book weddings here with 100 guests or more receive a complimentary king room for the night of the wedding.
There are many different ballrooms and event spaces that can be configured to suit ceremonies and receptions of almost any size, including:
There are three Covington Ballrooms, which vary in size from 1,300 square feet to over 2,100 square feet. They can be connected to host up to 330 seated guests at a banquet reception (900 for a cocktail reception) or arranged for 80 seated guests in the smallest room.
As the name implies, these two ballrooms have gorgeous views of the river. Individually, they can accommodate 50 guests for a seated banquet or 100 for a cocktail reception. They can be connected to form one large venue that accommodates 100 seated guests or 220 guests at a cocktail reception.
This smaller event space is a standalone venue that can seat up to 60 guests for a banquet reception or 180 for cocktails.
These two diminutive rooms can seat up to 40 guests for a banquet or 120 for cocktails. Connected, they accommodate 70 seated attendees or 224 guests for cocktails.
The stunning lobby gazebo is also available for wedding ceremonies of up to 150 guests.
What You Should Know
Couples can reserve their event space with a nonrefundable deposit due at the time the contract is signed, with the balance due in three installments prior to the wedding day. Special room rates are available to guests of the wedding and complimentary parking is available only for overnight guests. There is a 24 percent service charge on all food and beverage packages.
Catering and bar packages are available to suit different budget levels and the hotel provides all table settings and linens as well as seasonal centerpieces. Outside catering is not allowed.
Wedding reception services include:
- table set up including place cards and favors
- champagne flutes
- cake topper, knife and server
The couple can access the banquet space up to 90 minutes prior to the ceremony for decorating purposes.
The hotel event planner is available to help couples select vendors to provide other wedding services such as flowers, photography and music or they can hire their own coordinator.
Wedding packages include many amenities for the couple and their guests' enjoyment, but the following add-ons are available to make the day even more special:
- custom table linens
- valet parking
- champagne and chocolate strawberries in the newlyweds' room
- breakfast for two the morning after the wedding
- custom uplighting
From the Vendor
Your JOY Wedding
Our four-diamond award-winning hotel is the perfect place to start your new life together! Our experienced catering manager will work with you to customize every last detail to make your dream wedding reception a reality. The Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter...where joy begins.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff