Frequently Asked Questions

We do have a list of vendors we feel awesome about and are thrilled to recommend, but you can use whomever you like if they are insured and licensed in Ohio to do the job that you hire them for and abide by all of the rules outlined in the Rental Agreement. Need some ideas, we’re happy to help.

No, however, we highly recommend that you hire the services of a professional wedding planner to help with planning and coordination of your day.

Our event and vendor insurance policies protect The Spot on West Fifth and the vendors but not you. To protect you in the same way on your event day, we require that you purchase “Day of Event” liability insurance. The insurance is available from your insurance agent or on the web for a nominal fee, approximately $150.

Your certificate is required by 30 days before your event. Exact requirements can be found in the Rental Agreement.

With a generous size dance floor and cocktail reception area, we can easily accommodate 200 seated guests.

Oh my goodness, you’ll be so happy about this we have three hotels within one block of The Spot on West Fifth, a very safe, short walk for guests and or the bridal party.

The Hyatt Regency
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Kinley Cincinnati
The Cincinnatian Hotel
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati – Downtown

All Pro Parking
Whex Garage
84.51° Garage
Convention Center Garage
Sixth & Elm Garage

Yes, we a have professionally installed sound and projection. If you care to use it, there is a per hour charge of $50 for professional on-site personnel aid in the use of the equipment. 

If you choose to use our AV partner Toad Productions, in an additional capacity for the event, the $50 per hour fee is waved.

We have a sweet place for the bridal party to get ready. It is furnished, spacious, has exposed brick and natural lighting for getting ready and for fabulous photos.

The guys are welcome to hang in the bar area and kitchen to get ready but sorry no special rooms for them.

There is handicap access through the back entrance with an elevator to the first floor. We’ll be happy to assist you through that entrance.

Apologies. Our office is off-site and the building is locked when not in use. If an event is being set-up or happening, please do not enter the building. We’d be happy to schedule a tour with you.

Yes, alcohol is allowed. For weddings, receptions and other private events, we require renters to hire experienced bartenders or a caterer with the appropriate license and insurance covering event liability and alcohol liability risks. Non-profit fundraisers must follow the State of Ohio laws and obtain the required special event permit if they choose to have a cash bar.

Yes, but they must be enclosed in glass and located a safe distance from all flammable materials. Sterno may be used with chafing dishes.

College events, high school events, and events where the attendees (in a ratio exceeding 10 to 1) are younger than 21 years old must have a City of Cincinnati Police Officer present during the entire event.

We require a completed, initialed and signed rental agreement along with a deposit in the amount of half of the rental rate plus a $300 refundable damage deposit to secure the date.

The best way to reach us is via our contact page.

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Absolutely you can and we have some great ideas for set-ups to do this. When you come see our space it will be easy to see how perfect we are for this. And yes, we’re glad to help with the re-set once the ceremony is over.