premier park events

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any decoration restrictions?

You are not permitted to use tape or nails at any of the venues. Also, the throwing of rice, artificial flowers and releasing flying lanterns are prohibited at all of our venues.

Are there venues handicap accessible?

Yes. All of our venues, including bathrooms, are handicap accessible with advance notice.

What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept Check, Money Order, American Express, Visa, Master Card, or Discover.

Can I provide my own alcohol?
No, the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Park Board hold the Liquor License for the venue.  Because of this, alcohol must be purchased through Premier Park Events.

Will there be other events in the park besides my event?
Yes, there is the potential for park patrons to be in the park areas that are not apart of your venue reservation.

Do I setup my personal decorations and centerpieces?
Clients may set up their personal decorations or have family and friends take care of this for you.  Equally, a florist can set these items up for you.

What is a design meeting?
In a design meeting you will meet with a Facility Specialist to design the logistical flow of your event.  You will be able to sit in our design studio with a to scale schematic drawing of your venue to determine the placement of all items for your event.  You will equally have an opportunity to view and pick linens as well as your alcohol package.  
It is important that when the design meeting is scheduled that you have picked a caterer and have a basic understanding of the menu, potential guest count, and an idea of how you would like your event to look and feel. This meeting will take place a minimum of 2 months prior to your event.

Are tables and chairs included in the rental?
Tables and chairs are included at Theodore M. Berry Friendship Park and the lodges. All other venues require an additional fee for equipment. These accommodations will be rented through Premier Park Events. Multiple options are available.

Can we leave things from our vendors to be picked up later?
No,  All items that are brought in by outside vendors must be removed by the completion of the event.

Do you have parking available on site?
Yes,  Parking is available throughout each of our parks.  The Cincinnati Police Officer will assist in making sure guests are in the right place. Each park is handicap accessible.

Do you have audio/visual equipment for rent?
Yes. Premier Park Events has a wide range of audio/visual equipment including a variety of presentational aids, projector packages, screens, sound packages, podiums and lecterns.

Do you have decor restrictions?
The use of nails or tape is prohibited to hang any decorations.  Decorations must be removed and venues returned to its original condition prior to the conclusion of the event.

Can we choose any caterer or provide the food/beverage ourselves?
No, we require that you use one of our Premier Exclusive Caterers for all food and nonalcoholic beverage needs (exceptions are made for birthday/wedding cakes). This list changes from year to year and can be found on our website.

Can private events be held at any time of the day?
Any venue, excluding the Krohn Conservatory, can hold events from 7 AM- Midnight.  Because the Conservatory is a public place, Premier Park Events (PPE)  can not begin set-up for private events until 5 PM.

When does a deposit need to be made?
Once you have booked your venue with a facility specialist, you will be sent a contract outlining the details of your event.  A signed copy of the contract and the deposit are due within 72 hours.  The balance of the venue rental is due 30 days after your deposit was made.

How do I make a reservation?
Once you have determined which venue is best suited to host your event, you can place a 72 hour courtesy hold on the date of your choosing.  You can check availability and make a reservations on our website. You can also call our office and a facility specialist can place the hold for you.  At the end of the 72 hours, you will need to place the deposit to secure your date or the hold will be released.

What is included in the venue rental price?
Clients receive 6 hours of event time at any of our venues, excluding the Maple Ridge and Oak Ridge Lodge. Maple Ridge and Oak Ridge Lodge are given 8 hours of event time. In order to accommodate setup needs, 2 hours prior to the event are included in all of our facility rentals. A police officer and one of our facility specialist will be on-site for the duration of your event.

Can I see the venue in person?
Yes, there are two ways that you can view the venue.  You can go on your own to view the space or you can schedule an appointment with a facility specialist. Scheduling an appointment will ensure that someone will be available to meet with you and grant you access to the interior of the space, as well as give you an understanding of different set up options that are available to you. To speak with a facility specialist, call (513) 221-2610.

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