Chic Spotlight: The Backstage Event Center

Chic Spotlight: The Backstage Event Center

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Learn about the new downtown venue, overlooking the Aronoff, that just opened their doors and is filling up quickly!

The Backstage Event Center just opened a newly expanded location across from The Aronoff.

Cincy Chic: What is The Backstage Event Center?
Kelly Schneider, Sales Manager at The Backstage Event Center: The Backstage Event Center is a loft-style event center located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. It features hardwood floors, exposed brick, and a 40-person terrace that overlooks Downtown’s Theater District. We have recently finished our expansion, which featured a second patio with a fountain.

Cincy Chic: Who owns The Backstage Event Center?
Schneider: The Backstage Event Center is the newest addition to Nicholson’s Tavern & Pub and The Horse & Barrel, locally owned by Nick Sanders, founder of Tavern Restaurant Group.

Cincy Chic: What inspired The Backstage Event Center?
Schneider: Nicholson’s has been hosting private events since its opening in 1997, but we were limited to the size of events that we could accommodate. When the space connected to us became available, we jumped at the chance to be able to do what we love, hosting events, on a larger scale. We are now able to accommodate up to 220 seats, 130 with a dance floor, and 300 at a cocktail/reception style event.

Cincy Chic: What types of events can be held at The Backstage Event Center?
Schneider: We host an assortment of events, from corporate meetings and happy hours, to brunches, rehearsal dinners, and weddings.

Cincy Chic: What makes The Backstage Event Center a unique place to have an event?
Schneider: At The Backstage Event Center you will enjoy excellent service in a beautiful space. We offer an open, rustic-modern feel in a downtown venue. Every event is special to us and treated as such. Our team will make sure your event is exactly as you envision.

The Backstage Event Center can host weddings, receptions, and other special events.

Cincy Chic: How are you getting ready for wedding season 2017?
Schneider: Although we are not hosting any upcoming wedding expos, you can find us proudly displaying The Backstage Event Center in bridal shows throughout the city.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for The Backstage Event Center in 2017?
Schneider: Since we have recently finished our expansion we are spending 2017 enjoying and sharing the Cedar Room. But we may be bringing along a few surprises in 2018!

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more about The Backstage Event Center, follow along, or book an event?
Schneider: You can visit us on The Knot, Instagram, Facebook, or on our website, Please feel free to contact our Sales Manager directly at 513-550-1869 or I’ll be happy to answer any questions and set up a tour to view The Backstage Event Center.