The glendale lyceum


A unique historical setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio

There are many beautiful wedding venues in the Cincinnati area, but there’s just something about these historical wedding venues that adds a classic touch, effortless romance and timeless joy to your wedding day. Hope you enjoy this small peek into one of my favorite historical wedding venues. 

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The glendale lyceum is a beautiful historic wedding venue located in the heart of historic Glendale, oh

Two interesting facts:

1. Glendale Lyceum is a National Historic Landmark

2. "The Lyceum is the outgrowth of a circulating Book Club that met in the Clarke Home and then the Town Hall of Glendale back in 1882. Although books have not been checked out in over 60 years, they can still be enjoyed in our library!"

Photo opportunities:
Glenwood Gardens park. Sharon Woods park. Oak Hill Cemetery. Both indoors and outdoors of the house provides a beautiful backdrop for photos. Depending on travel the day of your wedding, Cincinnati is a 30min drive for city photos.

Bridal Suite & Groom Pub

-Glendale Lyceum provides the option for brides to get ready in their bridal suite.
       -ample space with natural light
       -kitchen and space for hair & makeup

-Also provides an area for the groom and groomsmen, Groom Pub
       -large seating area & TV's


-Indoor & outdoor ceremony options
-Reception options:
        main floor seats 250-275
        ballroom seats 160-200
    tea room is available to add more guests to your reception, seats an additional 50-56 guests
-The sun room, tea room or library are great for guests to mingle and cocktail hour

Planning Tips


Setting up your head table or sweetheart table in the Tearoom provides an amazing fireplace/mantle backdrop for wedding photos


You can never have too many candles at your wedding! I like to line the ledge of our entire ballroom in them so that guests can enjoy a truly candlelit dinner.


The Ballroom is such a blank slate, ivory linens with wedding color complimenting napkins has such a dramatic, yet classic effect on the room. If you're a "white wedding" fan, I suggest ivory linens with a white napkin- so elegant

Devon at Glendale Lyceum

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"If you are looking for a wonderfully elegant reception venue in the greater Cincinnati area, I would highly recommend the Glendale Lyceum. Not only a gorgeous space but also has such a rich history that was a perfect match for my daughter and her husband. Devon, the Lyceum’s wedding coordinator, was terrific to work with throughout the whole year of planning...."

"We fell in love with this location after doing extensive research online. We were hooked after seeing the photos; the picturesque setting and intricate historical detail fit what we were looking for and was everything we envisioned. Take a visit to see the place in person and you will fall in love."

1. can we bring in our own alcohol?

1. can we bring in our own alcohol?



2. How early can we set up for our wedding?

2. How early can we set up for our wedding?

We actually don't rent back to back events. That being said, we allow our couples to come in the day before their wedding to have a hand in any set up and décor that they'd like. They can also come back the following Monday to pick up any remaining items. The goal is for our couples to have the most enjoyable, stress-free day possible!

3. What is included in your rental cost?

3. What is included in your rental cost?

Rentals include the use of our tables, chairs, china, flatware and stemware. We also provide two options for ceiling drapery in our ballroom, an arbor, chairs/pipe and drape for ceremonies, ceremony coordination and limited décor. 

Interested in having your wedding at 
The Glendale Lyceum?

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865 Congress Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45246
(513) 771-8383

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I’m Amber. I’m a wedding photographer, wife, granddaughter, traveler and puppy lover. I am fortunate to have my husband, Stephen, at my side as we get to do what we love, photographing timeless weddings for our adorable couples. We are based in Cincinnati, and although we enjoy hitting the road to explore new adventures, we are family-loving Midwesterners at heart. 

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