FAQ

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What does The Phoenix provide when I book an event?

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We have all of the basics you would need for your event. All food is prepared on-site and both food and beverage is provided by The Phoenix.

Linens, bright white china, glassware, various table sizes and banquet chairs are all included. You will also have a personal event coordinator to oversee your event from beginning to end.

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Where is parking available?

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We are located directly next door to The Garfield Garage. This Garage is managed by the City of Cincinnati.  We are happy to coordinate Valet Parking for your event at an additional charge or you can consider offering hosted parking for your guests at the Garfield Garage.  Ample street parking and pay parking lots are located within safe and short walking distance to The Phoenix.

Garfield Garage rates: Saturday/Sunday: $2 all day, $6 overnight
Monday-Friday: $1 per hour, $6 daily max

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What vendors can I use?

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We would be happy to recommend vendors that have worked at The Phoenix and we have a list of Preferred Vendors that we have worked with over the years and know our building well. However, we highly recommend that you interview other vendors that you will be considering hiring for your special day to ensure you choose the one that best fits your needs. We do require you to provide contact information for your vendors to us at least 30 days in advance of your event. All food and beverage must be provided by The Phoenix.

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What time can my Florist, Cake Bakery, or other vendors get in to the room to deliver or set-up? 

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The Phoenix will work directly with your vendors, the week of your wedding to coordinate their delivery times.

The room is available to you 2 hours prior to your guest arrival time on the day of your event. Bars must close no later than 1:00am.  Special accommodations can be made for you to have access to your event room up to 1 day in advance but may require additional charges to your bill.  Please ask your Sales & event Coordinator about what options may be available to you.

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What kind of menus do you offer?

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Our catering and events team have created a multitude of menus for various types of events. Have something else in mind? We can also create a custom menu that will fit your vision and needs.

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Do you provide special pricing for certain months?

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Yes. Our pricing varies depending on the season and day of the week.

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Will there be other functions in the building besides my wedding? 

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Yes, besides our four-star restaurant operating on the first floor from Wednesday to Saturday there are often other events in the building at the same time.  We have proper signage posted to assist guests in locating their event as well as hosts who work all the floors to make sure guests are being well served and at the right location.  During high volume events or multiple events in the building we may require additional security to the building to ensure everyone has fun in a safe and secure manner.  Every event is treated individually and your guests will enjoy the fun vibe yet privacy we offer all our guest when multiple events are taking place in the building

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Is the building handicap accessible?

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Yes. Our building is located on the corner of 9th and Race Street, and our 9th street entrance has an elevator. 

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Are there hotels near by?

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There are several downtown hotels to select from, a few that offer special rates if you’re hosting an event at The Phoenix are the Cincinnatian and the Westin.

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How many guests does each room hold?

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The Grand Ballroom (3rd Floor)

The Grand Ballroom is simply that…Grand. This room occupies our entire 3rd floor and is breathtaking. The 32ft. high ceilings, stained glass and "Romeo and Juliet" style balconies are just a few things that will entice you to host your special day at The Phoenix. 

Room Specifications

  • Size: 4752 Square Feet
  • Persons/Meeting: 270
  • Persons/Reception: 550
  • Persons/Banquet: 400

Notes:

The Grand Ballroom with a 24 x 36 dance floor will accommodate up to 312 guests.
The Grand Ballroom with a 24 x 27 dance floor will accommodate up to 360 guests.
The Grand Ballroom will accommodate up to 450 guests “reception style” without formal seating. 


 

The Archway (2nd Floor)

The Archway Ballroom, with its magnificent wall of Tiffany stained glass windows, is especially popular for wedding ceremonies, mid-sized dinners and a variety of other social events. 

Room Specifications

  • Size: 3150 Square Feet
  • Persons/Meeting: 250
  • Persons/Reception: 250
  • Persons/Banquet: 225

The Archway Ballroom with a 15 x 21 dance floor will accommodate up to 190 guests.
The Archway Ballroom with a 21 x 21 dance floor will accommodate up to 170 guests.
The Archway Ballroom will accommodate up to 250 guests “reception style” without formal seating.


 

The Cincinnati Room (2nd Floor)

The Cincinnati Room, adjacent to the Archway Ballroom, can be used for reception and cocktail space prior to your special dinner or event.  This room has many functions and can also be used in addition to your primary event space.  Use it as a breakout room for your wedding party, for a private dinner party or for a business reception.  You might even consider using it as a VIP room for your guests to relax and take a break from the main fun.

Room Specifications

  • Size: 1149 Square Feet
  • Persons/Meeting: 90
  • Persons/Reception: 150
  • Persons/Banquet: 110 

 

The Maisonette Room® (2nd Floor)

The Maisonette Room is a registered trademark of the Phoenix Restaurant Group and is one of our smaller rooms that provides an intimate, quaint feeling for your special event. This room is available complimentary with some packges offered at The Phoenix. This room is typically used for private closed door  meetings, board of director diners, VIP reception room, private cocktail party or as a quiet sanctuary for the bride and groom to have some alone time while entertaining all their guests.  This room can be decorated to your liking and budget.  We offer a simple, casual and comfortable furniture layout at no additional charge when included in a package.

Room Specifications

  • Size: 684 Square Feet
  • Persons/Meeting: 38
  • Persons/Reception: 60
  • Persons/Banquet: 40

 

The Tearoom (1st Floor)

The Tea Room is charming with its Victorian ambiance. The crystal chandeliers and soft colors make this room ideal for a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or engagement party.  It can even serve as a business and continuing education seminar room.


Room Specifications 

  • Size: 969 Square Feet
  • Persons/Meeting: 54
  • Persons/Reception: 100
  • Persons/Banquet: 70

 

The Presidents Room (1st Floor)

The Presidents Dining Room & Bar with its stately, elegant atmosphere is located on the first floor. The hand-carved library breakfront and bar were built entirely on-site in 1905.  This beautiful and well appointed room includes a fireplace and gives you and your guests plenty of space to mingle.

Room Specifications

  • Size: 1200 Square Feet
  • Persons/Meeting: 100
  • Persons/Reception: 150
  • Persons/Banquet: 80

 

The Chef's Room (1st Floor)

The Chef's Dining Room provides a traditional feel with a fireplace and warm décor. The room is unique, giving guests the opportunity to view our experienced chef's preparing your cuisine.

Room Specifications

  • Size: 750 Square Feet
  • Persons/Meeting: 38
  • Persons/Reception: 70
  • Persons/Banquet: 50

Private Conference Room (Mezzanine Level)

This conference room is a perfect setting for a quick side meeting during a seminar, as an interview room or even consider using it for a private business meeting.  Our conference room packages are all customized by event and price.  Typical conference packages include audio/visual, televisions, beverage & snack service, printing and copying services, fax, complimentary, secure and fast wifi plus many more options are available upon request.  Our conference room(s) have comfortable executive leather seating for up to eight (8) people.

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May I have photos taken on the stair case?

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If you are planning a reception at The Phoenix there is no charge to have photos on the Staircase (please coordinate the timing with your coordinator). If you are not planning a function at The Phoenix and wish to have photos taken on the staircase, there will be a minimum photography fee of $100 for the first hour.