Whether it’s the holidays, birthdays, or a work event, it’s always fun to host a group event and gather everyone together for a celebration. What I love most about hosting is making sure everyone has the most enjoyable unique experience, and picking the right venue can make your event. But before we get to that, there are a few tips to keep in mind in order to make it the best experience for your guests.
First, establish your essentials: location, style, and number of guests. Second, determine what amenities and services you may want. And finally, determine your catering needs and have a list of questions ready. Once you have these things in line, then you’re ready to explore all the group event options that Southwest Ohio has to offer!
Century Bar in Dayton, Ohio
The Century Bar is located in downtown Dayton, Ohio. If you or your guests like bourbon, rumor has it that The Century Bar is Dayton’s best kept bourbon secret and is suitable for any party size, big or small. For those who like to have some extra fun, they offer a variety of bar packages and you can bring your own caterer.
For more info about group events : https://centurybardayton.com/
The Works in Loveland, Ohio
If you are looking for a great location in between Dayton and Cincinnati, you can enjoy a very unique historic location in Loveland, Ohio, right off the bike trail. My favorite part of The Works is “The Crusader”, a unique experience inside an authentic 1921 Pullman passenger car. While in the car, you can enjoy award-winning pizzas cooked in a wood-fired brick oven. Make sure you try the Hawaiian pizza, it’s delicious! Be the top hostess this holiday season by offering your friends and family this experience for all ages for up to 36 people.
For more info about hosting group events: http://theworkspizza.com/
Valley Vineyards in Morrow, Ohio
Looking for an elegant party venue? Check out Valley Vineyards in Morrow, Ohio. You can experience a custom-tailored party to your size and needs. They offer a variety of different layouts, from finger food to cook-out options, not to mention the wine options that locals rave about! If you enjoy sweet wines, try a wine slushy or sangria and you won’t be disappointed. Valley Vineyards prevents any errors or confusion by providing a single point-of-contact for planning private parties.
For more info about hosting group events: http://www.valleyvineyards.com/
The Melting Pot in Montgomery, OH
Nestled right off of the I-275 loop on Montgomery Road is a smaller more intimate party setting at the Melting Pot. This place will blow you away! If you haven’t tried a fondue experience, book your small holiday party here. The environment and ambiance is unique and no experience can compare. The staff and GM at that location are superb. Additionally, the aroma that fills the restaurant will enhance all your senses. They have multiple fondue pairing alternatives that make your taste buds go wild. Your experience here will definitely be memorable for your friends and family. Even if you’re hosting your party from your home or another venue, be sure to grab an artisan cheese fondue or chocolate fondue to go!
For more info about hosting group events: https://www.meltingpot.com/cincinnati-oh/
Nicholson’s Pub in Downtown Cincinnati
The last destination on our list of places to host group events is located in downtown Cincinnati, right across from The Aronoff Center. Nicholson’s is not only an Irish pub, but a magnificent party location for gatherings big or small. They even provide unique private and semi-private rooms. Here you can enjoy exceptional service with an in-house catering program that makes hosting effortless. One of the most unique options they offer is the multitude of party packages. You can host a holiday brunch, lunch or the most popular dinner package. Make sure you try the Millionaire’s Coffee after your meal. It’s divine!
For more info about hosting group events: https://nicholsonspub.com/