Wedding Questions

Millennium Hotel Grandball Room

Posted in Cincinnati, OH, USA
Emptyprofileicon Mike Morrow

Hi! My fiance and I are down to 2 reception sites and one is the Millennium Hotel. I was just wondering if anyone had gotten married there or have gone to a wedding that was in the grand ballroom. We are concerned about the cocktail hour area and if the room would be big enough to hold a wedding our size we are expecting 350 people? If you have any comments or reviews it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks fo the help.

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Emptyprofileicon Starratt and Anthony Cincinnati, OH, USA

Hi there,

We didn't get married at the Millennium, but we had our reception with a cocktail hour preceding the reception in the Bronze Ballroom. It is not as big as the Grand Ballroom, but it could have held at least 250 people for a wedding (we had 150 for a sit down dinner). So, I think you're safe with the Grand Ballroom for your size wedding. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Emptyprofileicon Mike Morrow

Thanks for the reply it has been a really tough decision. The plan we had would be to have our reception in the grand ballroom and the cocktail hour would be at what they call"the crossroads area." I am not sure if you are familiar with it or not but it is right down the hall from the grand ballroom it over looks the lobby. I didn't know if that area would hold 350 people it seems tight but they said it would not be a problem? Where did you guys have your cocktail hour at? Thanks for the help.

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Emptyprofileicon Rich Wells

From my perspective as a DJ I feel that there is energy in intimacy. By this I mean if you have your event in a venue that is 'SLIGHTLY' undersized it encourages your guest to interact with more and different guest, whether it be for conversation or dancing. It's been my experience that the best parties are just a little close, not crowded or crammed together, but not with lots of space to wonder through. I've found that 75 people in a room that holds 70 generates more energy, (better time) than 550 in a room big enough to hold a thousand people.

Congratulations and Best Wish's

Rich Wells dba 'Music to Your Ears'

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Emptyprofileicon Brandon Curtin

I provided sound and DJ service at a reception there this past August. It was for 350-400 and I thought everything was great. It was set up beautifully and it felt like tons of space. It's a little hard to remember with all of the decisions piling up, especially when you're dealing with a high guest count like yours, but FUN is really up there with the most important things. It's not supposed to be a stressful day.
Good luck & Congrats!
Brandon Curtin
www.stagemonster.com
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Emptyprofileicon Starratt and Anthony Cincinnati, OH, USA

I don't think it would be a problem, honest. We had 150 people outside the Bronze Ballroom without any complaints. People had a great time!

And, they were having a HUGE convention of veterans when I first visited and saw both of the ballrooms, and it didn't seem crowded at all around the Grand. Marty Karp, my event manager, told us about a wedding he did for the Busken family, which had to be enormous. So...I think 350 wouldn't be a problem. :)

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