Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Venue

Originally Shane had the idea of having the wedding ceremony in an alley downtown. I LOVED that idea. We were especially drawn to the alley next to Nicholson's on Walnut. As well as the alley behind the Contemporary Art Center. The reception would be at another location and in less then 7 days after he proposed I had already spoke to Jenny at Boost for meetings sake on Reading Rd. to set up a tour. Friday afternoon Shane and I went down to look at the venue. We knew we wanted something very urban and I have always wanted a loft setting. Unfortunately Cincinnati just does not have much of that. I even suggested having the wedding in Chicago! So anyways we went to Boost and instantly fell in love with it. It can accommodate our smallish wedding of 100 guests. We thought maybe having the ceremony on their rooftop deck would be cool but after looking at it we decided the noise and size would not work. Jenny at Boost showed us the other loft they have (Loft 100) they have not even rented the space out yet. It was PERFECT! This space is on a floor below the actual reception space therefore it was perfect. Still urban and lofty yet separate from the reception. Also less work for the Day of Coordinator I will hire in terms of dealing with an alley way clean up.
So back to Boost, once we have the ceremony the guest will take then go up stairs to the reception area where they will enter into the first space for a cocktail hour. This space is so awesome!
The dance floor will also be here but not used for dancing until after cocktails. We will also have a lounge are behind where the marble pillars are. It is not in the photo.

Once cocktail hour is over the guest will then be moved into the next room for dinner. We will be using long 6 foot tables for dinner and it is going to be amazing.
We will be removing the rug they have.
After dinner the guest will be moved back into the cocktail area for dancing and also have the option to go up the spiral staircase to the roof top deck or hang out in the loft upstairs and watch the dance floor.
This venue is everything I could ask for in a venue. It will provide a fantastic flow for the evening offering the guest a different space to go to through out the night. 
Crossing fingers that the casino will hold off on building until after the wedding! :) 


  1. What a great venue! I'd want something like that for my wedding too. I get sick of seeing the same generic venue for weddings. Some churches are beautiful, but not the ideal setting for an atheist. lol

    Are you walking down an aisle or down the spiral stairs?

  2. I love the idea of this blog! Thanks for sharing this experience with the world. Sounds amazing so far...I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE that venue!!! = )



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