The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
You don’t need to be a sports fan to hold your wedding and reception at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. With ample choices and sweeping views of the city and football field, it’s a good fit for both fun and elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The top spot for weddings at Paul Brown Stadium, the East Club Lounge accommodates up to 1,000 guests. The lounge has a 62-foot wall of windows that provide views of the Cincinnati skyline. It also has a 45-foot bar stocked with your favorite libations.
This 3-story atrium style room has natural column divisions, making it a breeze to create sections for the ceremony or reception. It also has a 45-foot bar and holds up to 1,000 guests.
Modeled to look like the Club Lounge, the Large Overlook provides a more intimate setting than you’ll find in one of the larger venues. Up to 300 guests comfortably fit into the Large Overlook.
: If you want to have an inmate rehearsal dinner or ceremony, choose one of the Small Overlooks. These balcony overlooks hold up to 150 guests.
: Sports fans enjoy holding receptions in the Press Box Dining Room. Up to 300 guests take in views of the field while munching on various menu options.
: The Player’s Suites and Lounges are another good choice for sports fans. They hold up to 70 guests and include an artistic history of the home team.
What You Should Know
Aramark provides all of the catering for events at Paul Brown Stadium. They are the stadium’s exclusive required vendor and offer customized full-service menus. The stadium has a preferred vendor list available for additional services.
When you use this venue, you’ll have access to audio and visual equipment. Let the Private Events Manager know what you need, and he’ll get everything ready for your wedding and reception.
The stadium provides 20 complimentary parking spaces. Your remaining guests have to park in one of the surrounding parking lots. The Private Events Manager makes arrangements with the various parking lots for you.
Events must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance, and dates surrounding a home football game are not available. It’s a good idea to book the space more than two weeks in advance since the event rooms fill up quickly.
Helium balloons, glitter, confetti and adhesive decorations are not allowed in the event space. You must remove all decorations after the event, and you’ll be charged an additional cleanup fee if you use a decoration that isn’t permitted.
Paul Brown Stadium offers a variety of extras including:
- Behind-the-scenes stadium tour
- Who Dey mascot appearance
- Ben-Gal cheerleader appearance
In addition, your Events Manager can contact former Bengals players to stop by for a meet-and-greet during the reception. Only certain players are available, so talk to the manager to find out if your favorite is on the list.
From the Vendor
More than the game...
We are here for you year round! We promise you top quality service paired with elegant, atrium-style club lounges boasting 62’ window walls showcasing spectacular city or river views. Walk-outs to stadium seating. No-wait 45’ bar. On-site catering can tailor a menu to fit your needs.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Waterfront, Museum
Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Perfect Venue!Reviewed on 7/31/2013 Courtney C
We were thrilled with our experience at Paul Brown Stadium! The food was delicious and the view was spectacular! They were very easy to work with and helped with all aspects of our wedding! Our wedding day ran very smoothly. We got to take pictures on the field and even Who Dey made an appearance at the reception. The bartenders and staff were fantastic! I didn't have to worry about a thing! I HIGHLY recommend Paul Brown Stadium! We couldn't have been happier with everything!
Exceeded my expectationsReviewed on 8/28/2013 Amanda R S
When my fiance and I looked at Paul Brown for our March 2013 wedding we fell in love. The city view from the Club East Lounge is breath taking, and Alex Simons is very friendly/hospitable. With any huge event in your life you never know what could go wrong, but with Alex and Beth this was not the case. Everything exceeded our expectations! Everything went smoothly, perfect, and not a thing was out of place. They both were beyond accommodating, it was amazing! Our wedding was the best night of our lives thanks to our family, friends and the staff at Paul Brown Stadium. The view was spectacular, the large bar is great for a crowd, and the food is quite tasty. :) Don't forget to take your bride and groom picture upstairs on the canopy because people still ask us if the city is photo shopped in the background. It is a phenomenal picture. You will not be dissappointed if you choose PBS as your Wedding Venue, trust me!!!
Reception at Paul Brown stadiumReviewed on 5/17/2012 Tracey D
I had my wedding reception at Paul Brown Stadium and it was amazing. The staff there are so nice and friendly. They make sure it is everything you want. I loved my grand entrance down the staircase that leads straight to the cocktail area. With tall ceilings and a wall of windows, it makes for a beautiful reception.
My wedding day was perfect! And Rachel at PBS played a major role in making it so. We could not have dreamed of a better experience. Both Rachel and Kerry were amazing! They are organized, professional, quick in their communication and a really just an absolute pleasure to work with. The space, food, drinks, and Who-Dey appearance made the event perfect. The nachos at the end of the night were the star though! We have had so many compliments on them! And the security team was also amazing! According to many of our guests, we had the Wedding of the century! I wouldn't have changed a thing.
Absolutely Amazing!Reviewed on 10/12/2015 Tiffany C
We had our reception at PBS on 9/6/2015 and it was absolutely perfect! The club area was beautifully transformed and we had an gorgeous city view at night. Rachel Geiger was wonderful to work with, truly top notch. She anticipated and had solutions for possible hiccups, promptly communicated with us, was super organized and executed everything to the smallest detail. Our guests are still commenting on how great the service was, how nice the PBS workers were and how much fun they had! It was truly worth every penny!
BrideReviewed on 11/23/2013 traci n
I loved having the wedding here. The lady doing the weddings was on top of everything. If I needed something she would respond right away
Who Dey!Reviewed on 9/06/2012 Beth S
Paul Brown was a really fun place to have our reception! I really enjoyed being able to go down onto the football field to take pictures. (While we were down on the field, our guests were able to leave the reception area and come into the stadium to watch us take pictures on the field.) The event staff at Paul Brown was very helpful and made the planning process much easier. I am happy we decided to have our wedding at Paul Brown!
Awesome WeddingReviewed on 3/19/2012 Kelly D
On 3/17/12 my son and (new) daughter got married at Paul Brown stadium. Alex the event organizer worked with us on every detail. She truly takes pride in her job and wants your day to be special. The food was excellent. Katie (bride) even requested corn beef and cabbage since it was St. Pats Day.Beth worked with us on the menu and was so accomadating even when we were not the quickest to respond. The East Lounge was truly spectacular from the wedding to the reception. Having a few guests with special needs it was awesome having it all at one venue. The out of town guests were so impressed. This wedding will be talked about for years to come from both families. Thank you Alex and Beth it was everything my kids dreamed about and more.
Unique and FabulousReviewed on 6/07/2011 Anne H
We chose Paul Brown due to it's uniqueness and the wonderful views of the city from the East Club Lounge. Everyone was so great to work with. Beth and Alex were very responsive to every question that I had. On the day of, the staff were very attentive and kept the day going smoothly. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the free tour of the stadium and they couldn't stop gushing about how great it was. The food was pretty good, too. It wasn't the best I've ever eaten, but it tasted great! We had the prime rib, chicken florentine, and eggplant rollatini.
Couch/Heekin WeddingReviewed on 11/15/2010 Shannon C
I would not have changed a thing. Paul Brown was the perfect place for our wedding. The staff was friendly and very helpful throughout the whole process. We receieved a lot of postitive feedback from our guests. We definitely recommend Paul Brown Stadium!