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About Our Spaces

Book your event in a space as unique as you are!

The Downtown wedding venue for the unique and artistic bride and groom

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is the most magical place in the world to have a wedding. You can have the wedding of your dreams, exactly like you envisioned them when you were a little girl or boy. No detail left unnoticed.  A wedding that you and your guests can experience that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. 

Located on the liveliest corner in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, within easy walking distance of hotels and other attractions, the CAC offers an exciting modern venue where you can make your one-of-a-kind wedding dreams come true.  No matter which of our dramatic spaces you choose, you and your guests will be inmersed in the spirit of our cutting edge art within an architectural landmark.

At CAC, we offer you:

  • Your choice of one of our professional preferred caterers
  • Wall-to-wall windows in our main reception space
  • Private rooms for bride and groom to prepare for the ceremony and reception
  • A private dance floor surrounded by multi-colored lighted columns, with an adjacent lounge where your guests can mingle.
  • A special area for children with activities to keep them happy and active while you enjoy your wedding.

Don't wait! Begin your journey to the most wonderful day of your life, right now by calling our facilities rental manager, Marty Karp at (513)345-8415 or

Kaplan Hall

Dr. Stanley & Mickey Kaplan Hall, the distinctive expanse of our main lobby, is the ultimate place to see and be seen in downtown Cincinnati. Street level glass walls provide urban ambiance against the backdrop of a vibrant cityscape.  Whether a milestone or corporate event, Kaplan Hall can accommodate 210 seated guests or up to 350 for cocktails. 

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or

Kaplan Hall, Photo © J. Anne Photography

Black Box Performance Theatre & Lower Lobby Lounge

Whether you are organizing a new product launch, an elegant awards banquet, or an exclusive film premiere or dance party, the Black Box Performance Theatre’s high ceiling, large projection screen, and lighting sound and video systems provide you a blank canvas to make uniquely yours. The Ronnie Sassoon and Vidal Sassoon Foundation and P&G Fund Lobbies make a great spot for a pre-show cocktail party or lounge area. Theatre seating accommodates 150 and more than 200 can dance the night away in the Black Box turned disco!

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or

Black Box Performance Theatre & Lower Lobby Lounge

Exhibition Galleries

Ask about holding your event in one of our exhibition galleries. Several times a year, we are able to receive special permission from some of today’s most exciting artists to host events our magnificent gallery spaces. One of our recent events in a gallery during the JR exhibition accommodated 250 seated for dinner. 

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or

Exhibition Galleries

Board Room & Urban Terrace

The Alice F. & Harris K. Weston Boardroom is the ideal space for intimate roundtable discussions, creative off-site sessions, recognition dinners or even Sunday brunch. An adjacent urban terrace affords a striking vista of downtown’s restaurant row and thriving arts and entertainment district – the CAC’s best ‘room with a view’. 

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or

For more information, please contact the Facility Rentals Manager at
513-345-8415 or  

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