5:30 PM Memorial Hall Theater

Theater is not air conditioned, so leave your jacket at home!

Cocktail Hour

6:00 PM Memorial Hall Ballroom

Head downstairs with us and celebrate our first hour as a married couple!

Dinner and Dancing

7:00 PM Memorial Hall Ballrooms

Eat, drink, and be merry!



Parking is located in the Washington Park Garage (enter on Elm Street, across from Memorial Hall) at a weekend rate of $3/day. The garage is open and staffed 24/7.

In addition, a shuttle is running from Garfield Suites Hotel to Memorial Hall starting at 4 p.m. until the ceremony begins. It will resume service at 9:30 p.m.



Cincinnati Memorial Hall is located at 1225 Elm Street in the heart of historic Over-the-Rhine. It sits next door to Cincinnati's iconic Music Hall (designed by the same architect) and across from the newly-renovated Washington Park. It was built in 1908 as a speaking and music venue, as well as a monument to the military of the city and county.

Fun Facts

  • The theater where Sean and Katie will say their vows is home to Cincinnati's Chamber Orchestra and an annual beard contest (for which Sean has high hopes for future participation).
  • In the movie Ides of March George Clooney campaigns at Memorial Hall.
  • Above the theater stage is a depiction of nine Virtues. Sean and Katie's favorite is "Manliness."
  • Abraham Lincoln's funerary wreath is on display on the ballroom level (they also have a civil war cannon).

A Little OTR History

Cincinnati became a booming trading hub with the completion of the Miami & Erie Canal (now Central Parkway) in 1828. All that work attracted working-class immigrants, particularly German-Americans, who settled the area just north of the canal. In the mid 1800s, this neighborhood was home to over 45,000 people, 75% of which were of German descent. Crossing the canal into this community became known as going "over the Rhine", a tongue-in-cheek reference to Germany's Rhine River.

The Germans brought to Cincinnati the love of beer -- at the turn of the century there were a dozen breweries (and plenty of saloons and biergartens to go with them) in the neighborhood.

Anti-German hysteria during WWI plus Prohibition slowed Over-the-Rhine down a bit. And with improved public transportation, families began to move up the hills into Cincinnati's original suburbs. The population plummeted until it reached rock bottom with fewer than 5,000 people in 2007.

Over-the-Rhine is currently a neighborhood in transition. Its population is on the rise, and it now hosts a vibrant arts scene and a bustling entertainment district. It is one of the largest intact historic districts in the United States, an asset that draws architecture buffs, artists, and creative types (i.e. Katie and Sean) like moths to a flame.