The Anderson Pavilion

Cincinnati, OH

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Book Your Wedding with The Anderson Pavilion


About Us

For the modern Cincinnati couple looking to host their wedding, the Anderson Pavilion offers an ideal setting. With the Cincinnati skyline in the background and sweeping views of the Ohio River, this contemporary space is a popular venue for the discerning bride. Take wedding photos on the antique carousel in the building and add some whimsy to your special day. The lighting at the Anderson Pavilion is abundant with stylish colors. The alternating vibrant colors of the backlit fountains creates memorable bridal photo opportunities. Anderson Pavilion offers several ceremony and receptions sites, including its namesake site, which can host events of up to 350 guests. The following are options for indoor and outdoor spaces.

Host your ceremony outdoors on the lush lawn dotted with young trees and surrounded by seasonal flowers including beautiful rose bushes. Walk down the grass aisle to a simple ceremony arch with the Ohio River behind you and the historic stone bridge in the background. The almost two acres of tree groves contain over 100 trees and are complemented by meandering paths. Cincinnati brides who choose the Anderson Pavilion for their weddings are certain to have some beautiful ceremony pictures.

Light up the night by hosting your evening reception outdoors under the stars in the tastefully tented reception area that is the Riverview Veranda. Linen covered cocktail tables, ambient lighting and the soothing sound of the river at your back create an ideal evening for you and your guests. Sip champagne in the open air and dance the night away on your wedding day.

The interior of the Anderson Pavilion reception space is contemporary-modern and works well with just about every style of wedding de´cor. Simple, straight building lines and floor-to-ceiling windows create a fashionable space in which to celebrate. The soft overhead lighting is an unexpected elegant touch. The pavilion accommodates 350 guests.


What You Should Know

When booking a wedding at the Anderson Pavilion, use of the bridal suite is a part of all wedding events. Wedding packages include chairs, tables, glassware, flatware and barware. For all wedding and reception planning and details, the venue provides an event coordinator. In addition, the Anderson Pavilion culinary group assists you in crafting a delightful menu that is sure to satisfy you and your guests.


Extra Perks

Anderson Pavilion offers some unique perks:

  • Antique carousel on the grounds
  • View of the Roebling Bridge
  • Pichler water fountain on-site

From the Vendor


Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River with the cincinnati skyline as its backdrop, The Annie W. & Elizabeth M. Anderson Pavilion in Smale Riverfront Park— a gift of the Anderson Foundation—is located at street level underneath Carol Ann’s Carousel. With spectacular views, contemporary elegance decor & ambiance, state-of-the art technology and an award-winning in-house culinary group, The Pavilion will offer a 350+ seat conference facility, ideal for hosting a wide variety of events.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Covered

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Waterfront, Garden, Park

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff


Contact Info

8 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH (513) 978-1821

Reviewed on 3/08/2016 Megan M

I cannot possibly say enough good things about Anderson Pavilion. They worked with us from start to finish to help us pull off exactly what we wanted, even when we weren't able to articulate it. The Suspension Bridge made the most beautiful backdrop for our ceremony. The team... Read More managed to get us outside even though the morning weather was absolutely horrible. Anderson Pavilion was the most unique venue we could have imagined. All of the various areas allowed us to keep our guests surprised throughout the evening. The cocktail hour took place in front of the venue while people walked by on their way to the Reds game. Our guests got to play cornhole underneath the waterfalls. The food was delicious and unlike anything we had had at any other wedding- a slider bar, and a build your own pasta station. The carousel made for beautiful pictures and hilarious memories. I distinctly remember introducing my new husband to my boss immediately before we climbed onto horses for a ride. Dancing under the stars was a great way to end the evening, again with the Suspension Bridge as the backdrop. My out-of-town family even danced in the fountain. More of our guests than I can remember told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The attention to detail from the staff combined with the uniqueness of the setting made it our perfect day. I would recommend the site and the team to anyone.

Reviewed on 9/14/2017 Kelly O

I can't begin to say enough nice things about Anderson Pavilion! We were so lucky to have found this venue for our wedding reception. The staff was absolutely incredible throughout the entire experience. Cali was amazing during the whole process. She was always prompt with... Read More response to emails and her designs made our reception absolutely gorgeous and her coordination made our day seamless. The serving staff and coordinators the day of were also incredible. David, Lori and Katie were helping us for the entire week before and even several days after our wedding. They were so attentive and always available if we needed anything. Overall, the entire experience made my wedding day a dream come true. Anderson Pavilion has a staff that made every experience with them a pleasant one. They were organized, reliable, efficient and always respectful. My family was so impressed with the venue that I picked and most of our friends at the wedding insisted that they will get married in this location. My only final comment is that the scenery around Anderson Pavilion is unlike any other. Our guests were mostly from out of town and they were awestruck. It is absolutely gorgeous both during the day and especially at night. If you have never visited this venue, you really must! It was absolutely perfect!

Reviewed on 7/12/2017 Jessica T

Everyone at the Anderson Pavilion were amazing. I loved that I didn't have to stress on my wedding day, worrying about vendors, setting up, etc. Cali and David were incredible and were able to handle everything and answered every question I had.

Reviewed on 10/18/2017 Katie Z

I can not say enough great things about the staff at the Anderson !! The attention to detail and friendly staff ( especially Lori) made the night perfect. I have only received compliments about everything from the food , to the service and the event space itself. The carousel... Read More was such a huge hit with our guests. The Anderson was the perfect venue for us and I will absolutely recommend this to all in the future.

Reviewed on 8/24/2017 Emily H

I would not recommend this as a wedding venue. The pros: the facility itself is pretty and clean. The culinary group also makes delicious food. The cons: 1) parking was an absolute nightmare. Anderson does not provide any type of parking solution at all, so you will have to... Read More find a shuttle or a downtown garage and coordinate guest parking yourself. They don't provide parking for vendors or for the bridal party the day of the wedding either--highly inconvenient and costly, as you will likely be expected to pay for your vendors' parking in a garage somewhere (keep in mind also that for a downtown venue, you will pay double for guest/vendor parking on Bengals or Reds game days). 2) the bridal suite is hot, cramped, and very small. It is not equipped for more than 3 or 4 people, so I would not rely on this as a place to get ready the morning of the wedding. We had to get ready in a hallway outside of the public restroom--not ideal if you want nice "getting ready" photos. 3) the staff is the main reason I would not recommend this venue to anyone. The two main people we worked with were Cali and Katie. Cali was very unprofessional--during the initial meetings, she pushed us to use Anderson amenities and go in-house for everything by describing it as "complimentary" but didn't honor this in the end. Katie was our day-of coordinator and was the most difficult to deal with. She acted very put-out to be there, and was so unpleasant and rude that my bridesmaids and vendors were afraid to ask her questions. The rest of the staff in general was sloppy--some of our decorations were broken and other things disappeared completely while no one took responsibility. This was disappointing considering some of it was sentimental (our cake topper for example), and considering the cost we paid for this venue. Overall, would not recommend.

Reviewed on 2/08/2016 Cali A

What a top notch team of wedding planning and catering with the Anderson Pavilion Culinary Group and Premier Parks! I thought it was a truly amazing event, but when most of my guests said, "Best wedding ever!" I knew I wasn't making it up. The food was out of this world... Read More (everyone there agreed), the timing was impeccable, the suggested vendors were awesome. It truly was the fairy tale wedding we had all dreamed of. I can't accolade them enough for their incredible service and positive encouragement. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a flawless, well managed, worry free and yet magical experience . Thank you so much Team Anderson. We will have the best memories forever because of you guys.

2016-02-08T12:44:31 Response from the vendor

This was a wonderful review from the Mother of the Bride that we received from a wedding on 8/29/15! We are so happy to have made their day as special as possible! It was a such an exciting day for everyone!

Sweetest Day Wedding

Reviewed on 1/29/2016 Elizabeth S

I really loved the venue! Everything came together so beautifully. We were married in the Rose Garden and had cocktails in the Pavilion and around the Carousel. The staff was great and very attentive to my husband and I as well as the entire bridal party! If you want a fun, new... Read More and different location for your wedding this is the place.