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Originally constructed as an open-air Cincinnati dance hall in 1925, Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island has since been demolished, reconstructed, renovated and reborn into its present incarnation—a venue for live entertainment, dances, concerts, parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples who prefer a fun, less conventional yet stunning location for their wedding will be impressed with Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island.
This historic area has been the site of many dances and public gathering. Its flexible, open plan lends itself well to a variety of configurations, making it a suitable site for both the wedding ceremony and the reception. The ceremony is held overlooking Lake Como, in a clearing under the sheltering shade of trees and surrounded by lush vegetation that give the area a casually intimate ambience. Up to 300 seated guests can be accommodated here, for both the ceremony and a banquet reception.
Measuring over 15,000 square feet, the Moonlite Pavilion is an open-air pavilion that can be configured to accommodate up to 300 guests for a seated banquet.
Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island require a minimum of 150 guests for events.
What You Should Know
The Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island has experienced and professional events personnel to coordinate your entire event. From the planning to the execution of each couple’s vision of their perfect day, the event planners of the Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island will be on-hand to consult and assist the to-be-weds.
The Executive Chef has created several creative menu options to suit each couple’s individual theme and preferences. Only the highest quality ingredients and the freshest produce make their way into a Coney Island catering menu package.
Each reception package at the Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island includes rental of the Moonlite Gardens for up to four hours, a buffet dinner with dinner rolls, iced tea and coffee, white linen tablecloths, china, crystal and silverware. Receptions also include complimentary cake cutting and serving.
Three hours of Open Bar services are included in the package. Ohio State Law prohibits individuals from bringing alcoholic beverages into the park; however, designated vendors operating inside the park are allowed to sell and dispense alcohol during special events.
Set-up and cleanup services are also included in all of the packages. Free parking is also provided for all wedding guests.
There are several food concessionaires inside Coney Island, with areas where guests can relax during the pre-wedding. These concessionaires, like the River Do Mugs ‘n Suds in Moonlite Square can prepare pre-party or after-party snacks for the reception guests.
From the Vendor
Moonlite Gardens...Where Dreams Come True
Experience gourmet cuisine and exceptional service in a picture-perfect setting. Moonlite Gardens, a historically beautiful outdoor facility, accommodates parties of all sizes. Your wedding day will be carefully planned and carried out with attention to every detail.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Garden, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff