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Civic Garden Center
2715 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
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venue type: Gardens
venue style: Natural Setting
catering: None Provided - But Allowed
max venue capacity: 200
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Venue Description

An urban, yet lush retreat, nestled in the middle of the city, immediately off Interstate 71 and minutes from the University of Cincinnati, local hospitals and downtown...
Why host at the Civic Garden Center?
  • Free use of thirteen 6ft x 3ft tables, 4 high tops and 120 chairs
  • Any caterers permitted
  • Free parking on grounds, Green Learning Station parking lot and additional parking nearby
  • Use of kitchen for prepping and staging of food
  • On-site facilities staff
  • Gardens, waterfall and walking paths throughout the grounds
  • By renting, you are supporting a non-profit founded in 1942 whose mission is building community through gardening, education & environmental stewardship
Visit the Snappening Spaces tab to learn more about our event spaces:
Our space includes the auditorium, lobby and library, as well as the pergola and patio. The large room will hold 120 people comfortably (theater style seating) or 75 people with tables and chairs. It can be divided into two or three smaller rooms with folding walls. We can seat indoors with tables and chairs 75-80 people. Outside 200 people. We have 13 6x3 ft. tables and 120 chairs. Additionally, we also have 4 high-top cocktail tables. Renters are welcome to rent different or additional tables and chairs.
We can provide you with 6ft x 3ft tables and chairs for your meeting or event needs. You are welcome to use the caterer of your choice and use our kitchen for prepping and staging your food service. Please keep in mind that you must pay for time that you are using to decorate, set-up and clean-up.

Rent our space for:
  • Meetings
  • Family reunions
  • Birthday parties
  • Garden tea parties
  • Weddings
1 Room $35 per hour
2 Rooms $65 per hour
3 Rooms $95 per hour

8 A.M. - 5 P.M. $100/hour
5 P.M. - 12 A.M. $200/hour
We ask that you be as environmentally friendly as possible, making use of recyclable, reusable, or compostable serving/dining ware and utensils. Please, NO plastic table cloths.You are welcome to use any caterer that you want or bring in food that you have prepared yourself for your event. You have full use of our kitchen. If you need to use the warming ovens, please keep in mind that they take about an hour to come to temperature. If need be, give us a call to turn them on for you. Please notify me of any deliveries that will be made for your event, i.e. caterer, flowers, linens, tables, tents, etc. so that these deliveries can be coordinated with the vendors and CGC staff.You are permitted to serve alcohol providing that you: Provide the Civic Garden Center with a certificate of insurance, naming the Civic Garden Center as also insured under your policy ($1,000,000.00); use a caterer that has a liquor license and provides bartenders; or hire a TIPS certified bartender for an additional $75.00 from the Civic Garden Center.Parking is available anywhere on the roadways and parking pads on our grounds; you must leave space for another vehicle to drive through on the roadways, also parking in our lot at the corner of Reading and Oak (entrance on Oak). On weekends and after 5:00 pm on weekdays, additional parking is available at Hand Surgery.

Venue Specifications

Outdoor Space Yes
Handicap Accessible Yes
Smoking No
Insurance Yes
Vendor Requirements No
Food & Beverage Minimum No
Tables & Chairs Provided
Tables & Chairs No Rental Fee
Linens Not Provided
Linens Rental Fee
Silverware Not Provided
Silverware Rental Fee
Glassware Not Provided
Glassware Rental Fee
Kosher Available Yes
Parking Options Free Parking, Onsite Parking, Parking Lot, Valet Parking
Distance From Airport 20
Support Personnel
Onsite Planning Consultant Yes
Venue Support Staff Yes
Venue Cleaning Staff Yes
Attendee Age
Attendee Age All Ages

Venue Amenities

Facility Information
Pets Welcome
Wheelchair Accessibility
Room Features and Guest Services
Free Local Calls
Urban Views
Business Services
Audio/Video Capabilites
Venue Accessible By
Equipment Available
Dance Floors

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Parking is available at the corner of Reading and Oak Street in our parking lot. Additional parking is located on the roadways within the park with two entrances on Reading Road. After 5:00pm on weekdays, and on Saturday and Sunday, parking is available at Hand Surgery located across from CGC at Reading and Oak Streets.