Not long ago, the Wyoming Civic Center languished in the shadows while neighboring event venues captured the limelight with brand new amenities and state-of-the-art construction. Today, the tables have turned, as the updated Civic Center enjoys renewed interest due to its chic, fashionable look, full bar options, and because of its very competitive pricing.
The number of rentals has increased 40 percent from 2016 to 2018 (after renovations were completed). But the renovations are just part of the story. The Civic Center offers a myriad of options for party hosts – from a small gathering in the contemporary lobby to a large event for up to 300 guests in the main hall. Hosts can also choose from a number of open bar options that include top-shelf call drink beverage service or a less costly wine and beer only service, and multiple choices in between.
In addition to the sleek lobby, the space offers an updated lounge and bathrooms, all-new flooring and windows, plus a spacious patio with outdoor string lights overlooking the expansive lawn. In addition, event hosts receive unlimited consultation from City staff on set-up and logistics.
Add to this the fact that the Civic Center is as much as 50 percent lower in cost than comparable nearby venues such as The Centennial Barn and The Grove, both in Springfield Township, and the Civic Center is an unbeatable value.
Event Coordinator Allison LeBuhn says potential renters are often surprised at the number of amenities and quality of the facility for the price.
“Our pricing structure is very competitive, as is the ability to tailor the beverage package based upon the renter’s budget and needs. Having this flexibility has directly resulted in booked events,” says LeBuhn. “In addition to offering beverage packages, another key reason for the increased rentals is the venue itself. Showing the facility to prospective renters is a delight. The updated bathrooms, renovated lobby, new flooring, and outdoor patio space with the fun bistro lights are all very impressive. The space presents itself beautifully.”
If you are interested in learning more about holding an event at the Civic Center, call 821-5423 for more information.
Experience the Civic Center Yourself at Spike the Pike Saturday
This is the second year for this popular adult event, which drew a big crowd last year. It features a cash bar with a specialty drink for the occasion: Cowboy Vodka Punch. There will be braised short rib sliders and smoked Gouda mac and cheese, plus sides from Tela Bar + Kitchen, and live music with Disorderly Conduct (classic and contemporary rock), all from 7-11 p.m. The main floor of the Civic Center and the patio will be set up to accommodate the crowd. Come by for a drink or for the whole evening and see
why the Civic Center is now the hot location for events and parties in the region.
New Historical Society Beer Available
Wyoming now has its own beer, and it will be available at Spike the Pike! The Doughboy Pilsner is the first offering from a collaboration between the Wyoming Historical Society and Cincinnati’s March First Brewing.
“The Wyoming Historical Society was looking for new ways to share Wyoming’s rich history with our residents and we saw this as a fun way to bring awareness to two icons of our town’s past,” said Wyoming Historical Society President Mary Killen. “Most people living here barely know about our community’s utterly fascinating history. From our museum and guest speaker programs to the Wyomingopoly game and now our tasty new beers, we’re working to preserve that history and bring it to life for today’s residents.”
Doughboy Pilsner features the statue standing at the Civic Center and dedicated in 1926 to memorialize Wyoming’s World War I soldiers, or Doughboys, and those that served on the home front. Doughboy Pilsner is described as an easy-drinking, light and refreshing beer. In the coming weeks look for Colonel Reily’s IPA, the second beer to launch from the collaboration, which will feature a smooth, citrus flavor. Both beers will be available at Country Fresh Market later this summer. The sale of each bottle will net a donation for the Wyoming Historical Society.