I was treated to a sneak peek today of the newest venue in town, The Ivory Room. This gorgeous space on the 6th floor of the Miranova Building will be managed by Cameron Mitchell Catering. The space is still under construction but will be ready for weddings and events in early September – the pictures you see are from August 14 but I will update in another post once the space is finished – I just couldn’t wait to share! I am thrilled that we finally have another option for large weddings and with some of the best views of the city, The Ivory Room should be fantastic!
The Ivory Room
The space is one large room set up in a U-shape. In my mind, the only major drawback to the space is that the cocktail area has no separation from the reception area. In the picture below, the guys are working on the huge glass wall that will lead into the space and separate the hallway from the cocktail space. The entire area to the right is the cocktail area and as you can see, no separation from the rest of the room – I would advise draping or screening the area to create different room spaces otherwise guests will be sitting down at their tables during cocktail hour.
The reception area from the same corner. You can see how open and large the space is – it continues with the other branch of the U shape on the other side of that middle wall area.
An artist rendering from the opposite corner showing the wall and way the room is completely open from cocktail area to reception area.
Another rendering from the opposite side of the room looking toward the cocktail area:
So in my opinion, the views are what makes this space so special! The space is ringed with 3/4 walls of windows and the views include the downtown bridges (which are gorgeous when they are lit up at night) and the skyline including Lavec Tower as well as the Scioto Mile. The view from the cocktail area (forgive the iPhone photo and reflection on the window – I leave the photos to the pros on wedding day!):
Room Rental Fees and Minimums
As of August 14, these have not been set but my guess would be they will be comparable to Darby House.
Catering and Alcohol
Catering and alcohol must go through Cameron Mitchell Catering so the sky is the limit as far as choices and options and the service will be outstanding.
Other than CMC being the exclusive food and beverage vendor, there are no restrictions on any other vendors including planners, florists or rentals – you have complete control in selecting your wedding team. Because the building is all commercial offices with no residents, there is no worry about the band or DJ being too loud.
350 guests seated at 60″ rounds with 8 people per table. If you seat an extra person or two per table, you could likely fit up to 375 or 400 although that would be extremely tight and I would not recommend it. For a cocktail reception, the space will hold significantly more people – up to 450.
Included in the Rental Fee
Six hours of rental time, fruitwood Chivari chairs, 60″ round tables (generally these seat 8 people), floor length white linens and white napkins are included in the rental fee. While I am still not 100% as to whether they are adjustable, there are tracks for pin spot lights around the room. If we’re able to use those to pin spot the tables, that would be a huge decor point. The rental fee and minimums will likely be a bit higher than other large venues in town but the chairs and the possibility of using that pin spotting will offset some of that.
Ceremony and/or Reception
You could do both the ceremony and reception at The Ivory Room but with no divider between the cocktail space and the reception space, it really wouldn’t be practical as you and your guests would be watching the whole set up.
Indoor and/or outdoor spaces
No outdoor space – the venue is completely inside but with the huge 3/4 wall windows all the way around, the views make up for it!
There are several options for parking on site including valet, pre-paid self park in the garage or the guests can pay to park in the garage with plenty of spaces.
Urban and clean with dark wood floors, ivory walls under the windows and ivory columns, lots of windows and dark exposed ceilings.
Cameron Mitchell Catering
877.491.1267 or 614.848.4700
I am very excited to see a great downtown venue with views of our gorgeous city – the fact that it is a great venue with a large capacity is just icing on the cake! CMC has said that the Ivory Room is already booking quite well for 2013 so if you are interested, I would suggest calling them soon!