Besides offering weekly public viewings, K-12 and adult educational programming and a host of other special events, the Observatory is a lovely, unique, park like setting ideal for smaller, intimate wedding ceremonies, receptions, business meetings, dinners, cocktail parties, adult birthdays and reunions.
Because this National Historic Landmark is located in a residential neighborhood certain restrictions on group size, loud music and events times apply.
Your rental fees directly support the Cincinnati Observatory's educational programming.
Building and Grounds Capacities
Fewer than 60 for a sit-down dinner, or 75 for cocktails, is a comfortable number for your indoor event.
Due to parking availability and limited number of restrooms, outdoor events are limited to fewer than 125.
Hours & Music
The Observatory is located in a historic residential district. To be respectful of our neighbors and their quiet community we do not recommend the Observatory for large parties or receptions with amplified music.
All events (indoor or outdoor) end by 10pm. Music must be played at a reasonable level and be off by 10pm.
The Observatory is the perfect setting for more intimate events.
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