I researched several venues in downtown Cincinnati area and booking the Phoenix was one of the best decisions we made planning our wedding. We had an amazing experience! Our reception was in the Grand Ballroom and Laura Freking was our coordinator. Laura was outstanding! I am a very meticulous person and like any bride, I wanted things a certain way for the big day. Laura is also a very detailed oriented person and double-checked everything. Her skills provided a HUGE relief knowing it was one less thing I had to worry about, especially during the week leading up to the wedding. Laura helped with the day-of timeline and coordinated final logistics with all my vendors, which also allowed the day to be very seamless. She was extremely attentive throughout the entire ~1 year planning process, and was so patient with all of my questions and requests. She was so much fun to work with and I actually miss talking to her on a regular basis now that the wedding is over! The venue was beautiful and we received compliments about the overall atmosphere from the cocktail hour to the actual reception. We still have guests talking about the food (especially the Fontina grilled cheese with truffle honey appetizer), and we plan on going back to The President’s Room Restaurant for dinner in the near future. The Phoenix also did an excellent job accommodating special requests from elderly relatives, people with food allergies, and small children. The bartenders were friendly and the overall service absolutely exceeded our expectations! Everything from the venue to the staff was first class, and I’d highly recommend the Phoenix for your future event.
I recently got married on May 7th 2016. I worked with both Laura and Lydia at The Phoenix. They were both fantastic to work with! Laura & Lydia are hardworking, reliable, dedicated, professional and extremely kind. I always felt I was made a priority anytime I had questions, especially as the big day got closer.
Laura and Lydia were an enormous help the week of the wedding. They were so accommodating and any changes last minute were adjusted with ease. Both my mom, sister and I were able to completely enjoy the big day as The Phoenix staff set everything up for us. Lydia ran around all day making sure everything was perfect and just how I had envisioned. You should of seen the grand ballroom when it was finished being decorated--- absolutely AMAZING! Both of our parents still talk today about how sharp and breathtaking that room looked. During the reception Lydia checked on Clint and I to make sure we didn’t need anything and everything was running smoothly and how we wanted.
My husband and I have received COUNTLESS number of compliments regarding our reception. Numerous people have said it was the nicest wedding that they have ever been too. The Phoenix is BEAUTIFUL! Majority of our pictures were taken before our wedding inside The Phoenix and they are amazing. They also have a bridal suite at The Phoenix which worked out perfect—everyone was able to get ready and eat lunch in a large and spacious room.
We are 100% thrilled we choose The Phoenix to have our reception. It was absolutely perfect and everything I have always dreamed about!
We had our reception at The Phoenix in The Grand Ballroom and worked closely with both Laura and Lydia over the prior year and a half. Laura and Lydia were awesome! They were quick to respond to any question we had. As hectic as the month before can be, they were always willing to help us out and make any changes we needed. During the reception, Lydia and Becky continually checked on us to make sure we were taken care of. The entire staff was professional and efficient all night. We received multiple compliments from guests about the great food and beautiful Ballroom. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a fabulous downtown Cincinnati reception.
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Phoenix. We had a very small wedding (20 people) This was by far the best decision of the entire wedding. Everything was perfect from the food, to the staff, to the price, and to the room. We went with a 6 course wine dinner with wine parings. We crafted the menu with the chef and it was AMAZING! Not to mention surprisingly reasonably priced. The bartender paired the wines and created a signature cocktail which was phenomenal. Our wedding coordinator, Carolina, was the best. She was with us every step of the way from the initial planning to setting up to room and helping serve. We did lunch and also got ready at the venue which was so convenient. Everything went smoothly and the removed all of the stress from the day. I cannot say enough good things about this place. I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about a wedding. Big or small they really make it amazing.
Carolina was amazing! We met several times and she made sure everything was perfect. The Archway Ballroom was fantastic. I loved the architecture of the building. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Carolina checked in with me several times during the night to make sure everything was going well.
The Phoenix was absolutely amazing. If you are looking for a unique place to get married in Cincinnati I highly recommend this venue.
The food was delicious and the service to my 300+ wedding guests was exceptional. Laura was SO helpful throughout the process and made everything less stressful. Leading up to the wedding she was so through and it was a so nice they take care of coordinating all my vendors. The entire Phoenix staff the night of was so attentive.
I could not have asked for a more amazing experience. The venue speaks for it self and the service is nothing but 5 stars.
The Phoenix was the perfect place to get married and have a reception! Carolina was amazingly organized and had great advice. I planned the wedding from out of town and she always made time for me either via email or when I was in town. Everything looked beautiful the day of and they set things up perfectly. My guests had a great time! And of course the food was amazing!!! They have great packages that include gratuity and tax with different options for dinner and drinks. The space is beautiful too! Thank you Carolina and Phx staff :)
The Phoenix and our coordinator Carolina vastly exceeded our expectations in every way! Carolina was unbelievably responsive, helpful and extremely professional. She was always on top of every detail for our reception, had great suggestions, and the night ran smoothly and beautifully. The Phoenix is a beautiful building, and our guests loved the atmosphere and the food! Cannot recommend The Phoenix highly enough!
The Phoenix was absolutely amazing. I am simply speechless! When we were searching for the perfect venue for both our ceremony and reception, we knew the Phoenix would be it from the moment we stepped inside! It was just so stunning! A large part of our decision in picking a venue also had to do with the type of people working there. When we came for our tour, we were introduced to Laura, who helped me throughout the entire wedding planning process. Her professionalism shined through, and she was just wonderful to work with. I had millions of questions as I was planning my wedding, and she answered every single one promptly. She truly put my mind at ease. The whole time, I felt like the Phoenix had everything under control. They worked very well with all of my vendors, and Laura let us meet with her several times just to make sure everything would be set up just right. She also helped me greatly with my timeline for the whole day. It was awesome having both our ceremony and reception at the Phoenix because my bridesmaids and I got to stay in the building all day long, get completely ready there, and watch as each of the vendors arrived and transformed the place into my vision! Our guests loved that everything was all at one place as well! Additionally, our guests raved about the beauty of the Phoenix and how INCREDIBLE the food was! All in all, it was the most perfect place to be married, and Laura was absolutely great!
Our amazing day was due in part to the fantastic experience with The Phoenix. We worked with Laura (the whole way through) and Lydia (who joined Laura a few months before our big day). They both worked really hard to answer all our questions (and there were many!), were very accommodating, made thoughtful suggestions, and were all-around great. Laura was available for our rehearsal as well as the entire wedding day. Her calming presence was *exactly* what I needed on those days. My mom commented that on the wedding day, anytime a thought popped into her head (e.g., does XXXXX room have enough chairs, could that table be removed, etc.), Laura had already taken care of it. Laura also did a great job staying in contact with our vendors. Basically all I had to think about the day of the wedding was putting on my dress and celebrating with my new husband. :) We received so many compliments on the decor, food, and beverages. Everyone had a superb time. Also, this was partly due to the time of year and day we had our ceremony, but there was a ton of natural light in the building, so our photos turned out beautifully. I would highly recommend having your wedding at the Phoenix!!
We were recently married at the Phoenix. They were beyond amazing! They listened to our every request and didn't miss a detail. Laura Frecking is fantastic and I highly recommend requesting her.The food was delicious and the presentation was perfect. The venue looked gorgeous and Laura knew where to place every flower and candle. They are truly amazing and made our wedding dream come true!
We had our ceremony and reception at The Phoenix and were so happy we chose them! They made every step simple for us and went out of their way at every stage to make sure we were happy. We worked with Laura and Lydia, and they were both wonderful! We had a smallish group (50 guests) and the Archway Ballroom was perfect for our reception. The room is beautiful! I highly suggest The Phoenix if you're looking for a beautiful location, great food and a staff that is there to help make your wedding exactly what you want.
I have absolutely nothing but positive things to say about the Phoenix! They were so accommodating not only to myself and guests but to my vendors as well. Laura was my main contact and it was such a blessing having her in my corner. She essentially served as the DOC contacting all vendors and ensuring things ran smoothly. The entire staff was incredible to work with including the servers and bartenders. I would say the amazing hospitality and quality received was only surpassed by the beauty of the venue itself. Absolutely stunning. I did a lot of searching and the Phoenix was by far the best value for the quality wedding I wanted. I can't thank them enough!
The Phoenix in Downtown Cincinnati is a beautiful building from top-to-bottom, which is originally why we picked it as our wedding venue. But The Phoenix turned out to be so much more. Their staff was professional and accommodating, the food was incredible (!), and there was no detail left unattended. We could not have asked for a better wedding, and we owe so much of it to The Phoenix and its staff!
My fiance and I have been working with The Phoenix for a year and half to plan our wedding (that took place last weekend). It was better than I could have ever imagined. Chelsy (our wedding planner) was a joy to work with, and I could tell how much pride and ownership she felt toward our event. It was so obvious in her work that she wanted the event to be the best. We also worked with an additional wedding coordinator on the day of, and the communication between the two (and the rest of the staff) was seamless. The food was amazing - our guests raved about it. We absolutely will be going back to the restaurant at The Phoenix to celebrate in the future. Our vendors also had great things to say about working with The Phoenix - they felt well informed, and excited to spend a work day in such a beautiful building. Because the building is historic and so beautiful, we saved SO much money on decor. The rooms don't need much more than flowers - they are already so gorgeous. I 100% recommend The Phoenix - you won't be disappointed!!!
I had both my ceremony and reception at The Phoenix and there is no way I can relay in a review how amazing everything was. From the time we started planning everything was seamless. The event planner there really know their stuff and do a great job in making sure that your day is perfect and you don't have to worry about a thing.
The food at our cocktail hour and dinner was delicious and people raved about it (particularly the chicken and waffles appetizer). We definitely could have spent less money on our venue but there is nowhere else that could have given us a night so flawless. Worth every penny.
The staff at the Phoenix was amazing! The food was the best food we have ever eaten! We received many compliments on both from our guests and a few asked for my contact for future events they want to hold there. We could have not asked for a more perfect day! Highly recommended!
My now husband and I live in California so you can imagine the anxiety as a bride not being able to see the location and having to say yes based on photos online and reviews. My now parents in law were the best coz they were our eyes and ears (plus food tasting, the perks!) in the whole preparation for our wedding. My husband was busy working so I was tasked for pretty much everything and i'm so glad i found this gem on The Knot. Besides falling in love with the tiffany windows of the Archway Ballroom, it was close to Plum St. Temple where our wedding ceremony was held. I had 3 months to decide and choose everything so i went for my guts. Carolina, the manager was amazing. She worked within our budget for 75 people and gave us options based on our needs. We didn't have a day of wedding coordinator coz we were on a tight budget, we met with her a week before the wedding to finalize everything and found out she will be there to manage and a co-manager so we were elated to hear that. It was actually the main thing which prompted me to do the reception with them because it mentioned about not worrying the day of your wedding and the rest will be up to them, so true! My guests were impressed and loved the setting we did, and would recommend this place.
Everything was great and our event planner Laura was amazing!
I hope whoever plans a wedding in Cincinnati Ohio gives great consideration to The Phoenix! I cannot tell you enough..... from the planning help, the video team, the food, The photographer, the music, the special bar and late night food set up, it was all perfect. My thanks to every person at the Phoenix who made a special day so memorable and perfect!
We loved our wedding, the food, the venue, how easy going and helpful everyone there was! It was absolutely perfect!!!
My wedding something I dreamed about my entire life. However, it was not what I imagined it would be...it was 1000% more wonderful than I could have ever imagined!! I cannot say enough good things about The Phoenix and the staff. I worked directly with Carolina Curran who was a rockstar and completely made the process seamless and a dream. My husband feels the same and even reached out to her personally to thank her and The Phoenix for a wonderful day. You have to check this place out! It fit our budget, our taste, the food is still being complimented, and the venue is perfect for both wedding ceremony and reception. I could literally go on forever, but 5 stars and a rave review is not enough. Go see for yourself! You will not be disappointed and will have nothing but wonderful and fond memories of your big day at The Phoenix. Cheers!!
The Phoenix was such a wonderful place to hold our ceremony and reception. The staff was unbelievably attentive on the night of our wedding, and both myself, my groom and my entire family were impressed. The space was beautiful and easy for our guests (ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were all there). Food was great and we couldn't be happier with our decision to get married at The Phoenix. You pay a premium, but you get what you pay for!
We used the Phoenix for off-site catering for our Sunday brunch wedding at Rhinegeist Brewery. We got in touch with them about six weeks before our wedding, after we had to fire our previous caterer. Needless to say, we were stressed about finding someone new in such a short time-frame — especially since we don’t live in Cincinnati — but Linda at the Phoenix was responsive, professional, and helped us put together a perfect brunch-meets-pub-food stations menu within our price range and on our very short timeline! The day-of, everything was wonderful: the buffet stations were set up beautifully, the staff were professional and courteous, and the food was a big hit. What could have been the biggest disaster of our wedding turned out to be one of the best parts, thanks to the incredible professionalism of the Phoenix’s catering!
I recently got married on May 7th 2016. I worked with both Laura and Lydia at The Phoenix. They were both fantastic to work with! Laura & Lydia are hardworking, reliable, dedicated, professional and extremely kind. I always felt I was made a priority anytime I had questions,especially as the big day got closer. Laura and Lydia were an enormous help the week of the wedding. They were so accommodating and any changes last minute were adjusted with ease. Both my mom, sister and I were able to completely enjoy the big day as The Phoenix staff set everything up for us. Lydia ran around all day making sure everything was perfect and just how I had envisioned. You should of seen the grand ballroom when it was finished being decorated--- absolutely AMAZING! Both of our parents still talk today about how sharp and breathtaking that room looked. During the reception Lydia checked on Clint and I to make sure we didn’t need anything and everything was running smoothly and how we wanted. My husband and I have received COUNTLESS number of compliments regarding our reception. Numerous people have said it was the nicest wedding that they have ever been too. The Phoenix is BEAUTIFUL! Majority of our pictures were taken before our wedding inside The Phoenix and they are amazing. They also have a bridal suite at The Phoenix which worked out perfect—everyone was able to get ready and eat lunch in a large and spacious room. We are 100% thrilled we choose The Phoenix to have our reception. It was absolutely perfect and everything I have always dreamed about!
Wonderful service, terrific food, outstanding staff. Laura Freking helped us from our first contact with her. We cannot say enough about how accommodating and exceptional the staff truly has been. Every need was met with a smile. I would recommend The Phoenix to anyone looking for an extraordinary wedding experience.
Our daughter's wedding reception at The Phoenix was spectacular. The venue was classic, the food superb and the attention to detail was outstanding. Our organizer, Laura Freking took care of every detail including what my husband and I wanted to drink. We never even had to go to the bar. The bridal party had their own room which was beautifully adorned with candles, lanterns and gorgeous food . This was an over the top wedding venue and exactly what we wanted. She also helped us with beautiful lighting and dance floor rentals. I only have one daughter. When I arrange my boys rehearsals, it will be at the Phoenix!
Our experience was absolutely wonderful with the Phoenix!! We worked with Laura Freking who could not have been more helpful or accommodating! She worked with us to plan our dream wedding within our budget, and she worked so hard the day of to keep everything rolling on schedule. She also made me feel very calm and comfortable the day of. I was so confident throughout the day that everything would run smoothly with the Phoenix staff and Laura in charge. I have gotten so many compliments from the wedding guests about the venue and how beautiful it is and also how delicious the food is! DELICIOUS FOOD!!! I have had many say it was the best wedding food they'd ever had! We had the Caesar salad and roasted chicken with Swiss chard with some sort of lemon sauce. The reception was in the grand ballroom - very grand with gorgeous balconies, stain glass windows and chic bathroom for women. We had our cocktail hour in the archway ballroom which was beautiful as well and right by the stunning marble staircase. Laura set up an incredible display of cheese and veggies on a table in the center of the room for cocktail hour and there were delicious passed appetizers as well. The service was impeccable. The bartenders were fun and worked quickly - they had a lot of personality! The servers were great and everyone was very helpful throughout the night. I got ready at the Phoenix with the bridal party the morning of the wedding. Laura was in and out that morning as well and had coffee and water waiting for us. If you want a classy, elegant wedding go with this venue!! I was told by many that our wedding had the feel of a blacktie event. Not a complaint!! Like I said, they helped make my dream wedding perfect!
First I have to tell you that I am a Catering Sales Manager in another state, planning my son’s rehearsal dinner long distance. The Sales Manager, Carolina, was so very professional, helpful and accommodating. Even though it was a smaller event of 28 guests, she treated us like it was a wedding of 250. She attentively assisted in every step of the booking, planning, setting and even the serving of the event. The venue itself is spectacular, a true example of classic city architecture reminiscent of the great New York City hotels. The food was outstanding! The chef even did a tremendous job preparing the side dishes with great culinary skill and artistic presentations. We had the family style southern BBQ with Cobb salad, fried chicken, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese and green beans that our guests raved about! For dessert guests could have pumpkin or apple pie. The Bartender was very personable and the wait staff was very professional. We couldn't have been any happier with the party. The price is very reasonable and a tremendous value for what is included.
We have been helping plan weddings at The Phoenix for years and always have a great experience. Carolina, Laura and the entire staff make each wedding unique and the planning process fun and easy. Their service is top notch, space is beautiful and food is delicious! I highly recommend that bride's take a tour of The Phoenix when they are looking for their venue!
Incredible! Beautiful! Elegant! I was a bride in search of a venue that didn't require decorating. One that would speak for itself. I happen to work at one the most elaborate venues in the Midwest and so I needed to find a venue that could compete with such opulence. Enter The Phoenix!!! The grand marble staircase, the tiffany stained glass, the sparkling chandeliers... it really was the wow factor! You would expect this kind of venue to command big price tags, but it was quite the opposite, which every bride knows is a make or break! I was catered to at every moment throughout the planning process with multiple offers of how they could help in any way to alleviate some of the planning burden. Wedding day.... everything was in place, everything was beautiful, everything was perfect! I was in good hands! The food was exceptional and the service was attentive! The Phoenix delivered!!!!! I had very high expectations, being from the industry, and couldn't have been with better people and venue! Thank you Phoenix for going above and beyond my expectations!! Very highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Choosing a venue is probably one of the most stressful parts of planning. After we met with Carolina, and after we saw the gorgeous grand ball room, we knew we found our spot. The reception ran flawlessly. Everyone (we had about 180 guests) had a plated meal - food was delicious, steak was cooked perfectly and most importantly - everyone had a hot meal. The servers the night of were so incredibly gracious and sweet, which was so nice. Carolina was extremely helpful throughout the planning process. She was always there to answer my questions (no matter how petty) and made me feel good about it all. I would highly suggest the Phoenix and their entire staff.