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Reviewed On 6/12/2016 By Julie D.

I had my wedding at the Monastery on June 4, 2016. I have seen dozens of wedding venues in Cincinnati, and this is by far and away the most gorgeous and unique venue I have ever seen. My guests are still talking about it a week later. The beautiful renovation inside the old church is enough to win me over, but on top of that, the brand new courtyard outside (fountain, flowers, stone walls) tops it off wonderfully. Also impressive– the bridal suite and the groomsmen suite in the back. They were comfortable, beautiful and spacious. The people who run the Monastery (Doug Betz and Lindsey Brown) were extremely helpful and flexible. They made sure every detail was perfect — from coordinating the vendor deliveries to the dinner menu and ceremony. Every time I emailed them with questions, they responded immediately. They went out of their way to accommodate my schedule and my needs. The food was amazing too. We had gouda smothered chicken, steak, a baked potato bar, veggies and a summer salad. All cooked to perfection. Everything else we tried at the food tasting was delicious too (especially the BBQ sauce and extra appetizers. We were so impressed) I can’t say enough good things about my experience. I feel so lucky I found this place– my wedding was better and more beautiful than I could have ever dreamed. I HIGHLY recommend this venue for future brides. You won’t be disappointed.

Reviewed On 5/31/2016 By Kaley H.

OH MY GOODNESS! Where do I even begin? The Monastery Event Center was host to our wedding reception on May 14th, 2016 and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with the venue or the Monastery Team. From the beginning planning stages through days after the wedding, Lindsey, Doug, and Carrie were so helpful. Though they were in the midst of what I know was such a busy time for them, they were never, ever too busy to assist us with whatever we needed. Whether it was Lindsey or Doug, our questions were always responded to in a very timely manner, and I always felt like we were their priority. Not only will you have the pleasure of working with Lindsey and Doug at the Monastery, but they also have a team of people working behind the scenes who are so crucial in making your big day run smoothly and seamlessly. We had a final meeting a few weeks before the wedding to decide on some final details such as lighting, and colors for the table cloths, napkins, and chargers, but after that the Monastery team took it from there. We showed up a few days before the wedding to set up some of our decorations, and they already had all of the tables set along with personalized menu cards. On the day of the wedding, the Monastery team is completely dedicated to making sure everything runs as it should. Their knowledge of the flow of a reception was so helpful, from knowing when to dim the lights, how to efficiently get food out to people, etc. I just can’t express how important a team like this is on your wedding day. There was no stress on my Mom or me at any point in the night, and we were simply able to just enjoy ourselves and celebrate with our guests. Lastly, for the venue…I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for something unique in Cincinnati. The Mount Adams location is beautiful in itself, but there is nothing like the Monastery anywhere in this city. So much of the original structure was able to be preserved or restored which adds so much charm to the room. We were blown away when everything came together. With the chandeliers, the altar, the lighting, etc., you hardly need any decorations as this place is beautiful all on its own. We still have guests telling us that it was the prettiest reception they have ever been to. In conclusion, the location, the historic venue, the staff, the food, is top notch. I could have never dreamed that my wedding would have been as beautiful as it was, and that is thanks to the Monastery and the team they have there. I sincerely can’t thank them enough. I hope that everyone gets the chance to take a look at what they have to offer.


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