An Intimate Venue for Your Intimate Event
Photography by Wes Battoclette
If you want a large wedding, there are a hundred large wedding venues in Cincinnati. But if you’re looking to have an intimate ceremony with a tight group of family and close friends, a large venue simply won’t work. You need something smaller and more personal. You need Wiedemann Hill Mansion.
Located atop Wiedemann Hill in Newport, the historic Wiedemann Hill Mansion offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Cincinnati cityscape and its surrounding hilltop neighborhoods. The Mansion, constructed in 1894, specializes in small rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions of less than 60 people. It offers a refined, romantic and appropriately sized alternative to those vast 400-person halls so the charm of your special day isn’t dwarfed or drowned out.
“We are not a restaurant or a banquet center,” says owner Donna Weddle.” We want our guests to feel at home here.”
The elegantly decorated interior ensures they will. Each room features exquisite wood-inlaid floors, hand-carved mantels and ornate hand-painted plaster ceilings, while the veranda on the front of the Mansion offers a perfect place for cocktails and samplers. The Mansion brims with levels of intimacy and personality not found in large halls.
But Wiedemann Hill Mansion offers all the amenities you would find in a place several times as large. Private suites with wet bars and stocked refrigerators allow brides and bridesmaids and grooms and groomsmen the chance to get ready before the ceremony. The staff takes care of the ceremony’s timing and music, receives the cake and flowers, provides linens, flatware and china, sets up the chairs and greets guests. The mansion’s three preferred caterers – Funky’s, Vonderhaar’s and Daveed’s – provide affordable and creative menus that will entice and satisfy your guests.
“We’re with the bride and groom from beginning to end,” says Weddle. “The only things they have to worry about are the cake, the flowers and the photographer. We’re like a built-in wedding planner.”
Wiedemann Hill Mansion is located at 1102 Park Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. You can reach them at 859.655.9018 or visit their website at whillmansion.com.