Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Rhonda McArthur, Administrative Assistant
Antioch University Midwest's affordable, adaptable spaces and pleasant common areas are suitable for a variety of meetings, conferences, retreats, receptions and parties. Situated on eleven acres at the west edge of the picturesque village of Yellow Springs, Antioch Midwest offers ample parking for your event, and is an easy stroll or quick drive to the shops and eateries of the village.
This theater‐style auditorium is equipped with a "smart cart" podium with wireless and mounted microphones, roll‐down projection screen, whiteboard and surround sound. The stage accommodates speakers or small musical groups, and would be ideal for a keynote address, general session, or evening entertainment.
Facility cost: $275 for 1‐4 hours
$550 for 4‐8 hours.
YSI Foundation Multi‐Purpose Room
A multifunctional space with counters for food service, two podiums, two roll‐down projection screens, and easily moveable tables and chairs. An adjacent portico offers room for outdoor breaks and a view of the water features.
Facility cost: $250 for 1‐4 hours
$500 for 4‐8 hours
Class Rooms and Breakout Rooms:
These rooms are fully A/V equipped with modular desks which allow for a large variety of room arrangements. A kitchenette is available in select large classrooms. Contact for more details.
Large‐ Occupancy: 30.
$200 for 1‐4 Hours
$300 for 4‐8 hours
Small‐ Occupancy: 12
$150 for 1‐4 hours
$200 for 4‐8 hours
Breakout‐ Occupancy: 8
$60 for 1‐4 hours
$100 for 4‐8 hours
Technology Class Room
Class room equipped with modular laptop stations, two podiums and projector screens.
$200 for 1‐4 hours
$300 for 4‐8 hours
Security and/or Facility personnel are required for all events and may result in additional fees.
Clifton Opera House
5 South Clay St. Clifton, Ohio 45316
Contact: Brian Ehlers, Manager; firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Sue Chasnov, Clerk/Treasurer; email@example.com
The Clifton Opera House was built in 1893. It has theater‐style seating with a balcony, as well as a refrigerator and microwave available. It can accommodate weddings, meetings, small receptions, concerts, conferences and more. Classic wooden seats are movable, which allows room for a few tables or a dance floor during events.
*Most Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the months of March through November, the building is unavailable for rental as it is being used for performances.
Street parking only.
No staffing requirements. You may hire a licensed caterer. Alcohol is allowed for private parties only.
Facility cost varies. Call for more details.
Glen Helen Nature Preserve
405 S. Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Contact: Ann Simonson, Project Manager
Glen Helen is a 1000 acre Nature Preserve that is dedicated to protecting the flora and fauna of its 25 miles of trails and forest. Rentals of these spaces ensure that The Glen Helen Nature Preserve is here for generations to come.
• Damage Deposit, Event Support Fee and Storage Fees may apply.
• Cancellation incurs additional fees. Contact for details.
The Birch House at Glen Helen Nature Preserve
720 Jacoby Rd. Xenia, Ohio 45385
Birch House is the former home of Hugh Taylor Birch, the original landowner of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Mr. Birch named The Glen after his daughter Helen and donated the land to Antioch College for the sole purpose of preserving the land for future generations. Rentals of the space help to support and protect The Glen.
*Birch House is a space‐only rental: you will need to rent, borrow or bring all items that you would need for an event. There are no accommodations for overnight stays for guests.
Birch Manor staff will be on‐site. You may hire any licensed caterer or event service, caterer must have 1 staff person per 25 guests. Alcohol must be served by staff/caterer with an offsite liquor license.
Requires liquor liability insurance.
Weekend three‐day rental for $1665.
Friday 10AM‐9PM: set‐up, decor, run through, deliveries.
Saturday (your event day) 10AM‐12 Midnight: Your event must end at 11PM. All alcohol must be removed from the premises and all guests should exit the property by 12 Midnight.
Sunday 10AM‐4PM: Clean‐up and break down. Ready rentals for pick‐up.
Outdoor Weddings at Glen Helen Nature Preserve
405 Corry St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Outdoor meadows and open spaces in Glen Helen Nature Preserve can be rented for weddings, celebrations and ceremonies.
*Space‐only rental: You will need to bring anything you need for your event. No catered food, alcohol, amplified music, bubbles, artificial flowers, bonfires, sparklers or rice. Birdseed is welcome. Guests will need to hike in to locations and should dress in layers with appropriate footwear and bottles.
Occupancy: Up to 10 people
Parking on‐site with hike to ceremony location.
$400 flat rental fee
Vernet Building at Glen Helen Nature Preserve
405 Corry St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
The Vernet Building at Glen Helen is an ideal space for weddings & receptions, meetings, and other large events. Auditorium seats 140 theater‐style or 60‐70 with our rectangular tables. Atrium is typically decorated with an art exhibit and will still be open to visitors during daytime hours. An outdoor patio is available for holding a wedding ceremony. Spaces are self‐serve in that you are responsible for setting up the space the way you'd like it to look, tearing down your event, and bringing any tools you may need.
*Rental includes use of projector, screen & sound system. Includes 140 chairs, 14‐6’ tables and one‐10’ table. Renter should bring own music if any is desired. DJs and live bands welcome.
Occupancy: 140 max
One staff member will be available to assist with building management. Security is available. You may hire any licensed caterer, event service or rental company you so choose. All food must be prepared and served by a licensed caterer. Alcohol must be served by a caterer with an offsite liquor license. Requires liquor liability insurance. No kegs. Renter responsible for set‐up, breakdown and clean‐up for events.
One‐day rental: $1065.
Two day package: $1600
Three day package: $2000.
Events must end at 11PM.
John Bryan Community Center
100 Dayton St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Samantha Stewart, Monitor
9AM‐9PM Monday‐Friday; 12PM‐4PM Saturday; Closed Sunday; Parking on‐site
• All rooms require a $30 refundable deposit even if other fees are not due.
• All set‐up and take down time is to be included in the rental at time of booking.
The Bryan Center lawn requires a $25 clean‐up fee, and a $25 fence fee if applicable. Electrical fee may be charged.
• Use of kitchen can be added on to rental of Meeting Rooms A&B for $15/day.
• Use of kitchen for any other room requires the rental of A&B and any normal rental fees will apply, since the room is no longer available for any other rental.
• With the exception of the Dance Room, all areas allow catered food and alcohol.
• Commercial events require a State liquor permit.
• Liability insurance is mandatory for classes and large public events.
Facility Cost: Rates apply to rooms A&B, The Art Room, The Dance Room, The Gym and the Lawn.
If set‐up overnight, the hourly rate is charged until 9PM since use of the room is blocked.
Non‐commercial/YS resident affiliated, during center open hours: Free
Non‐commercial/YS resident affiliated, outside of center open hours: $15/hr
Commercial or non‐resident, during center open hours: $15/hr
Commercial or non‐resident, outside of center open hours: $30/hr30
Meeting Rooms A&B
A&B is a larger meeting room with a full kitchen that can accommodate up to 75 people. The room has 15 six‐foot tables and 65 upholstered chairs for use. Ideal for meetings, parties, classes or low‐impact exercise, such as Yoga. Depending upon the activities, size and noise level, this room might not be available until after 5PM Monday‐Friday.
The Art Room
The Art Room is a small meeting room, already set‐up with tables and chairs. It can accommodate up to 16 people. Ideal for smaller meetings. Depending upon the activities, size and noise level, this room might not be available until after 5PM Monday‐Friday.
The Dance space is a mirrored room with two ballet barres, one of which is removable. This room is used for dance, Yoga, Tai Chi, etc. It does not typically have tables or chairs since the floors are wood and have a bounce to them that is appropriate for dancing. The room is only available after 5PM Monday‐Friday.
Bryan Center Gymnasium
The Gymnasium can accommodate up to 243 people. It has 16 eight‐foot tables and 120 chairs, as well as a lighted stage with a side door exit, a full basketball court (not regulation) with two backboards/baskets that are not removable, two judo mats that also are not removable, a seating area and two side entrance/exits, as well as two storage rooms by each exit that can be used by any renter as long as the Village can still access the space when needed. Ideal for approved sports practices, games, parties, larger events that need a spectator area, such as basketball and public forums, plays and shows.
Bryan Center Front Lawn
The front lawn can be rented for larger public events or for private use like birthday parties, family reunions, etc. If the event is larger, with attendance being over 50 people, an event permit must be submitted to the Village Manager for approval. It is important to get approval with enough time to also get any other permits that may be needed, such as a State liquor permit. Proof of Liability insurance is needed for any large event. Electrical needs will need to be discussed and set‐up with the Bryan Center's Electrical and Water distribution Superintendent, and may include additional costs. Any event with
alcohol requires a fence to be put up. Large events are responsible for providing trash receptacles and portable toilets, and must remove them immediately after the event or arrange a time with Samantha Stewart. The lawn is to be cleaned immediately after events with no exceptions. All large events are responsible for having the trash generated from the event removed from the property immediately after the event without being placed in or around the Bryan Center dumpster. No tables or chairs are available for the lawn rental, renter must provide what they need.
Little Art Theatre
247 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Jenny Cowperthwaite, Director
The beautifully renovated Little Art Theatre offers a comfortable, stylish, state‐of‐the‐art space for a celebration, meeting, seminar, or even a special interest film of your choosing. What about a birthday party with an all‐time favorite film? The Little Art might even be the perfect place for your proposal or wedding; we’ll even put the happy couple’s names on the marquee!
Facility cost varies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Mills Park Hotel
321 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Jade McConnell, Events Coordinator
A modern perspective on historic lodging in the heart of downtown Yellow Springs modeled after the 19th‐century home of William Mills, a local settler who is also the namesake of Mills Lawn Elementary School. The Mills Park Hotel offers gracious hospitality and luxurious accommodations that blend the comforts of home with upscale state‐of‐the‐art amenities. Stately suites and spacious rooms provide a relaxing haven with an exceptional attention to detail.
The hotel is 24,000 square feet standing three stories tall with 28 guest rooms, a restaurant, banquet hall and conference room, all of which will significantly increase the capacity for Yellow Springs to host large groups of visitors, conferences and weddings. The site also includes 81 parking spots, two bike racks, and permeable pavement to prevent runoff.
Mills Park Hotel Banquet Hall
This room is an ideal option for weddings, class reunions, graduations, bridal showers or large conferences. 2,200 Sq Ft with available dance floor, A/V, Overhead Microphone and complimentary wifi. Host your event in our elegant Yellow Springs banquet hall to create a memorable moment.
Facility cost varies, contact hotel for more info.
Mills Park Hotel Conference Room
Accessible parking on‐site for registered guests & event attendees.
Alcohol & Food on‐site. Outside catering not permitted.
Outstanding cuisine catered by our executive chef. Personalized service for your event.
Located on the lobby‐level of Mills Park Hotel, Ellie’s Restaurant & Bakery offers both indoor and porch seating. Enjoy homemade baked goods, gourmet hot and iced beverages, and southern‐inspired comfort foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.
305 N. Walnut St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Intimate tasting room to enjoy the products manufactured and distributed there including Apple Pie Moonshine, schnaps, and other unique liqueurs. Located in the Millworks Business Center.
The Wellness Center at Antioch College
240 East South College St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Monica Hasek, Director
The Wellness Center at Antioch College has a multipurpose room in the South Gym. It is a large, open room suitable for large events. There’s a separate entrance, restrooms, a prep area for catering. Appropriate for use for conferences, lectures, workshops and receptions.
Adjacent parking lot & street parking on‐site.
Staffing requirements vary; contact for more info.
Facility cost starts at $250 for 2 hours.
Catered food and alcohol are allowed. General liability insurance required, and liquor liability insurance required where applicable.
A/V equipment is available for rent. Chairs are provided. Smaller spaces also available upon request.
Yellow Springs Brewery
305 North Walnut Street, Suite B. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Lisa Wolters, Owner
The Yellow Springs Brewery is a local craft brewery with a taproom and deck available that would be appropriate for informal gatherings such as birthday parties and family events.
Occupancy: 100+ (includes outdoor seating)
Ample parking on‐site
No staffing requirements. You may hire a licensed caterer, but accommodations for food are limited (call for more details). Alcohol available on‐site. Seating is offered on a first‐come, first‐serve basis.
Facility Cost: $0 if during open taproom hours; $75/hour during non‐open taproom hours.
Events are currently only held during open taproom hours. Look for more options available in the future.
Yellow Springs Community Library
415 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Connie Collett, Head Librarian
The Yellow Springs Community Library has available for use a public meeting room with dimensions approximately 20'x32'. The meeting room is available for use by groups whose purpose is nonprofit, civic, cultural or educational. Not permitted are social or private gatherings, commercial or political meetings.
Meetings must be open to the public and free of charge.
*Space features stacking chairs for up to 48 people or tables and chairs for approximately 30 as well as a digital projector and screen.
Parking includes the lot behind the library as well as on‐street parking.
No staffing requirements. You may hire a licensed caterer. No alcohol allowed.
Facility cost: $0
Space available during library hours only.
September‐May Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12 ‐8PM; Wednesday 10AM‐8PM, Friday 10AM‐6PM, Saturday 10AM‐5PM, Sunday 1PM‐5PM.
Yellow Springs Senior Center
227 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Karen Wolford, Director
Since 1959, the Yellow Springs Senior Citizens Center has focused on meeting the needs of people aged 55 and older in Yellow Springs and Miami Township. Located in its own building in the Yellow Springs business district, the Senior Center Great Room is a large, accessible room with a small kitchen attached, a sound system, a baby grand piano, and collapsible tables and chairs for approximately 80 people. The Senior Center Great Room is most appropriate for small parties, lectures, concerts and showers.
Contact: Karen Wolford, Executive Director
(937)‐767‐5751 Ext. 101
Parking: two spaces behind the Senior Center, others are only off‐street.
No staffing requirements. You may hire a licensed caterer, and alcohol is allowed.
Rate: $50 for the first 3 hours, $15 per additional hour.
Young's Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield‐Xenia Rd. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Contact: Dan Young, CEO
Family fun, delicious food, homemade ice cream and cheese. Young's Jersey Dairy is a large local dairy farm with many family entertainment options: There are large picnic facilities that can accommodate anywhere from 50‐5000 people. Young's Dairy also has two miniature golf courses, a driving range with covered and heated tees, a 9‐position batting cage, and a 30' slide that is open from April‐October.
There are two restaurants that can accommodate smaller groups in non‐private dining rooms.
Appropriate for group picnics and family gatherings.
Free parking on‐site for up to 1500 cars.
Staffing provided by Young's. No catered food allowed, however food is served on‐site. No alcohol.
Facility cost varies, call for more details.
Restaurants / Catering
309 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Contact: Greg Pastorelle
Serving unique salads and sandwiches. Small dining room but a large back patio offers a unique venue for a small event or dining experience.
107‐1/2 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Contact: Karl Lea; Owner
Serving pizza, salads and sandwiches. Very small dining room but they are available for delivery for events.
Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am-11:00 pm, Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 am-10:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
237 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Contact: Karyn Current; Owner
Current Cuisine’s catering crew has many years of combined expertise in creating wonderful events throughout the region. We excel in every aspect – coordinating, preparing, and serving.
A gourmet deli and international grocery filled with foods freshly prepared in our kitchen, including a wide variety of salads, side dishes, main courses, and desserts. Think Current Cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Providing creative, unique and elegant catering and party planning for every occasion from casual parties to formal weddings.
Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
259 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Contact: Brian Rainey, Owner
Intimate eatery featuring “from scratch" cooking with almost everything made in house including all breads, veggie burgers, burgers, gyros, jams, hot sauce, dressings, soups, sauces and on and on all the way down to the pickles using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; reservations recommended.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 am-2:00 pm, 5-9p Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 5-9:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 5:00-9:00 pm. Closed Tuesday.
242 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Contact: Tom Gray, Owner
Full‐service grocery store with an extensive organic food and gourmet cheese selection. The deli counter has a wide array of specialty salads, daily hot specials and a growing array of paninis. Party trays are also available.
Full-service grocery & deli with daily breakfast & lunch specials.
Open 7:00 am-10:00 pm Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-10:00pm on Sundays.
The Winds Café & Bakery
215 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Contact: Mary Kay Smith, Owner
A gourmet farm to table restaurant featuring the finest local produce and products. An intimate but open dining room and bar provides space for small groups. The adjacent wine shop has an upstairs space for small private gatherings. A beautifully appointed seasonal patio offers additional options for
events. Serving lunch and dinner Tuesday‐Saturday with Saturday and Sunday brunch. Reservations recommended.
Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 am -2:00 pm, 5:00-10:00 pm; Saturday at the Bar 2:00-5:00 pm; Sunday 1O:00 am-3:00 pm
Churches and Religious Organizations
In its 132nd year of service in Yellow Springs advancing its mission to provide education and family activities for our church family and the wider community.
411 South High Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Village of Yellow Springs Mayor Pam Conine
100 Dayton St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
As a vibrant, growing, and serving Christian congregation, we strive to be a spiritual anchor, sanctuary, and beacon for all people. We will be a loving, respectful, and welcoming community. Also provide community gathering space and host events throughout the year.
314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
308 Phillips St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Celebrating 157 years of Faith and Friendship. A diverse and growing community with a full and active Parish life. Celebrating mass daily.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs
2884 U.S. 68, North Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Yellow Springs Dharma Center
502 Livermore St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Yellow Springs Friends Meeting (Quakers)
515 President St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Yellow Springs United Methodist Church
202 S. Winter St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
The vision of the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church is to be a sacred sanctuary, a comfortable gathering space where people of all experiences and backgrounds may be welcomed through worship, through educational opportunities (Sunday School, Bible study, book studies, workshops, seminars and retreats), and through our service and outreach (food pantry, clothes closet, Winter Farmer's market, or simply through the sharing of our facilities).
Other Support Services
Glen Garden Gifts & Flowers
239 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Unique floral arrangements for weddings, funerals, proms and more, locally grown fresh-cut flowers, Yellow Springs t-shirts and pottery, candles, greeting cards featuring art from local artisans, and, of course, plenty of flowers!. Walk-ins welcomed!
Open Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Friday 10:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM.
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