Rent the Observatory

The Observatory is a lovely, unique, park like setting ideal for smaller, intimate wedding ceremonies, receptions, business meetings, dinners, cocktail parties, adult birthdays and reunions. To schedule an walk-through, check availability, or schedule an event, please contact Kelsey Stryffe at 513-321-5186, kelsey@cincinnatiobservatory.org or Submit an Online Request

Buffet in Rotunda

Rental Rates

Hours listed include set up and clean up time.

Monday morning - Friday 5pm (Weekday and Monday-Thursday evening rates)

         Up to 4 hours:  $550
         Up to 8 hours:  $850

 Friday Evening - Sunday (Weekend Rates)

         Up to 4 hours:  $850
         Up to 8 hours:  $1500
         Up to 8 hours + tent on grounds: $2000

* Cost of tent is in addition to Observatory rental fee and is reserved by the renter.

Tall Tables in Rotunda

Reservations / Deposits

  • Reservations can me made no more than 9 months in advance.
  • 50% non-refundable deposit is due when booked.
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to your event.
  • No refunds for canceled events.
  • Renter shall be responsible for any damage caused to the space beyond ordinary wear and tear.
  • Due to the variety of educational programming, weekend dates are limited.

To schedule an walk-through, check availability, or schedule an event, please contact Kelsey Stryffe at 513-321-5186, kelsey@cincinnatiobservatory.org or Submit an Online Request.