The Backstage Event Center * 625 Walnut Street * Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Standard Services
farm tables and chairs
black napkins
china, silverware, glassware
crystal votive center piece

Additional Services
(additional charges apply)
premium linens & napkins in color of your choice (price dependent on color)
6 foot round tables, seats 10
outside desserts per person
chef on floor
bourbon/scotch tasting instructor
bar set up per bar
champagne toast per person
valet parking Friday & Saturday starting at 6:00 p.m. per car
valet parking Sunday-Thursday starting at 6:00 p.m. per car (25 car minimum)

Audio Visual Needs
mounted LCD projector, 85” projection screen & speakers,                                                                      
portable projector, 60” screen & speakers
wireless microphone

The Backstage Event Center requires a deposit of $200.00 payable upon signature of the event policy agreement.  Should you cancel within 30 days to your event, the $200.00 is non-refundable.


A payment of 50% of the food and beverage minimum is required 7 days prior to event. Food and beverage minimum does not include tax and fees added to the final bill.  Balance of food and beverage, any overages in final guest count or any additional charges will be due at the conclusion of the event. A 20% gratuity, 3% service fee, 7% Ohio state tax will be automatically added to the final bill. This fee represents a service charge for wait staff employees, service bartenders and event coordinator. Payments may be made by: American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa, money orders, certified checks or cash.

Minimums & Venue Fees

The Front "Terrace Room"
Accommodates 110 seated, 64 with dance floor, 150 cocktail/reception style

Monday - Friday 8am-4pm

$100.00 venue fee, $500.00 food & beverage minimum

Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm
$250.00 venue fee, $750.00 food & beverage minimum

Sunday - Thursday evening 4pm-11pm
$250.00 venue fee, $1000.00 food & beverage minimum

Friday & Saturday evening 4pm-1am
$500.00 venue fee, $2000.00 food & beverage minimum

Venue fees include 5 hour room rental, each additional hour $125.00 

The Adjacent "Cedar Room"

Accommodates 220 seated, 120 with dance floor, 300 cocktail/reception style

This newly-renovated additional space can be added to the Terrace Room doubling the accommodations; includes back patio with fountain.

Venue fee is doubled to include the Cedar Room

Horse & Barrel Bourbon House
Accommodates 45 seated, 65 cocktail/reception style

Tuesday - Friday 8am-3pm
$100.00 venue fee, $500.00 food & beverage minimum

Sunday & Monday 8am-11pm
$250.00 venue fee, $750.00 food & beverage minimum

Venue fees includes 5 hour room rental, each additional hour $125.00

Pricing for Tuesday through Saturday evening is available upon request 

Entire Building Buy-Out
Nicholson’s, Horse & Barrel and Backstage Event Center
Contact sales & event manager for details