Frequently Asked Questions

We do have a list of vendors that we love and are thrilled to recommend, but you can use whomever you like as long as 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 and any other provided vendor agreements.
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. We can make recommendations if needed!

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 generously sized dance floor, we can easily accommodate 200 seated guests.

There are 8 hotels within a quarter mile of The Spot on West Fifth:
The Hyatt Regency
Hilton Netherland Plaza
Kinley Cincinnati
The Cincinnatian Hotel
TownPlace Suites by Marriott
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati – Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Courtyard by Marriott

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

Yes, we a have professionally installed sound and projection that is owned by Toad Productions.

You are welcome to use any A/V company of your choosing, but Toad Productions can be reached for pricing on equipment and services at 

We have one beautifully furnished and spacious get-ready room that is yours to use the day of the event for getting ready or for some lovely photos.

Each rental includes 2 on-site event attendants to assist with behind-the-scenes tasks that keep the venue looking its best and the event running smoothly.

We are a BYOB venue. For weddings, receptions and other private events, we require renters to hire appropriately insured bartenders through their caterer, through us, or through a professional bartending service. No freelance or private bartenders are allowed. Non-profit fundraisers looking to have a cash bar must follow the State of Ohio laws and obtain and show proof of the required special event permit.

Apologies. Our office is off-site and the building is locked when not in use. If an event is being set-up or is in progress, please do not enter the building. Reach out and we'd be happy to schedule a time to meet with you.

There is elevator access through the private, back entrance which venue staff can escort guests through. 

Yes, they must be enclosed in glass and located a safe distance from all flammable materials. Sterno or other flame warmers 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.

You can also email us at or call our office at (513) 386-7681.

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Absolutely, and we have some great ideas for ways to set up the space for this.
 And yes, we’re glad to help with the re-set/room flip once the ceremony is over.