The Backstage Event Center is, in my humble opinion, one of the best new venues in the Cincinnati area. The venue itself is a beautiful space right across from the Arnoff and offers inside and outside gathering areas, which given our August wedding, was nice for our guests. The space has a nice rustic charm to it and is welcoming and warm. Cara, our event coordinator, was extremely professional, easy to work with, and was an asset in helping us navigate the COVID restrictions...read more
The wait staff were incredible during our event and made sure everyone was comfortable and accommodated. The food was also prepared fantastically and we received many compliments on the taste and presentation. I have held my wedding at Backstage and attended a wedding here as a guest prior and, what was most amazing to me, was the experience, food, and service was the same in both events. This shows me that Backstage holds all their events to the highest standard and is dedicated to making the experience for the planner and the guest as memorable as possible. Thank you Cara and the Backstage team for making our event so special for my bride and I.
We got married this past October at the Backstage Event Center and we could not have been happier! The staff was very helpful and they thought of everything. Getting married during a pandemic was not ideal but the wonderful staff especially Katie, made the day perfect! They worked with us through every up and down of COVID rules and mandates. We truly had the best day ever and we definitely recommend this beautiful venue!
As the mother of the bride, I can’t say enough positives about our experience! During this time of COVID, my daughter had to postpone her wedding, then wait to see what guidelines were set by the governor in terms of number of guests, dancing, etc... Cara and her staff were very flexible and professional, especially when dealing with all the changes, protocols, and guidelines. I HIGHLY recommend The Backstage Event Center!
We had our rehearsal dinner at The Backstage Event Center. We had initially planned to have the dinner at Nicholson‘s, but realized we needed a bigger space to allow for social distancing. This was a wonderful decision. There is a separate entrance and bathrooms - making social distancing easy. The food was fantastic, the space is beautiful, the service was wonderful. You have access to a rooftop patio so we got pictures with the lights of the city behind us. I can’t say enough great things about how easy it was to work with Katie Swantko - the Events Manager...read more
We didn’t do any special decorating. They put some votive candles on the tables and it was all the space needed. It was romantic and fun. I didn’t know this space existed. Planning a Covid wedding hasn’t been an easy task, but The Backstage Event Center was one of our silver linings.
Beyond what I could have imagined! Cara was so helpful during this whole process! She was very helpful with anything we needed. She even gave me breathing exercises to help calm my nerves in the minutes before walking down the aisle. She was so supportive. Thank you, Cara! The food and service was excellent too! Our waiter boxed up our food and we enjoyed it the next day! Still delicious! I could not be more grateful to have worked with them! I cannot say enough good things about working with the Backstage Event Center from the food to decorating! You guys went above and beyond for our day!
A Dream Come True! Katie and her team at the Backstage Event Center were amazing to work with. We were a destination wedding that had to quickly come up with a new plan because of COVID. With a little over two months to change all our plans, Katie was able to give us the wedding of our dreams. Katie communicated clearly, never made me feel like I asked too many questions and handled more than I thought she would including decorating our venue from photos I sent her, running our ceremony rehearsal, and just being a sweet calm face right before I walked down the aisle. We felt like queen and king during our reception...read more
We never lifted a finger. The food was on a whole new level! This is not “wedding food” this is top tier, elegant comfort food. Our hors devours were the talk of the night. The beer cheese and soft pretzels, cranberry Brie bruschetta and spanakopita were huge hits! Also, if you’ve never considered pot roast for your wedding meal, this is the place to do it. The meat was so tender it fell apart, and our guests could not say enough about it. Katie and the venue made sure to handle a guest who had a lot of food allergies. He made sure to find me and let me know that everything he ate was off the charts delicious. He didn’t worry at all about cross contamination because the staff were beyond professional and handled his allergies with care. Something you might not consider but ended up being a game changer were the terraces off of the front and back of the event space. A beautiful view of the lights of downtown Cincinnati, wrought iron cocktail tables and chairs, and propane heating towers in case it got chilly. Our guests took photo after photo with the city scape as their backdrop. You will not regret using the Backstage Event Center for your special day. I can’t say enough about it, just that I could do it all over again!
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