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Event Venues

Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.antioch.edu/midwest
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.

PNC Auditorium
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.
Occupancy: 245
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.
Occupancy: 100
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.
Occupancy: 30
$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.

(937) 769‐1800

Clifton Opera House
5 South Clay St. Clifton, Ohio 45316
www.cliftonoperahouse.com

Contact: Brian Ehlers, Manager; bripatrick@yahoo.com
Contact: Sue Chasnov, Clerk/Treasurer; schasnov@netzero.net
(937) 342‐2175
(937) 767‐1767

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.

Occupancy: 200
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.

(937) 342‐2175

Glen Helen Nature Preserve
405 S. Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
www.glenhelen.org
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.
Occupancy: 100‐120
Parking on‐site.

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
Parking on‐site.

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.

(937) 769‐1902 Ext. 1103

John Bryan Community Center
100 Dayton St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.YSO.com
Contact: Samantha Stewart, Monitor

Center Hours:
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.

Dance Space
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.

937-767-7209

Little Art Theatre
247 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.littleart.com
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 littleartoffice@gmail.com for more details.

937-767-7671

Mills Park Hotel
321 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.millsparkhotel.com
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.
Occupancy: 150
Facility cost varies, contact hotel for more info.

Mills Park Hotel Conference Room
Occupancy: 48

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.

Ellie’s Restaurant
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.

937-319-0400

305 N. Walnut St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
www.spiritsofys.com/about
 
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.

937-681-7168

Since 1923, Tecumseh Council has been successfully providing quality Scouting programs to thousands and thousands of young people. Today, we serve more than 3,400 youth members in 129 units.
Camp Birch – complete with a dining hall that serves 300, a swimming pool, a 10-acre lake, and many other facilities – is our outdoor facility that we use to teach character, citizenship, personal fitness, and environmental awareness.
Besides our Cub and Boy Scouts, Camp Birch is used by churches, schools, other youth groups, the National Guard and college organizations. Every weekend, 10 to 15 different groups are camping or using the Adams Training Building, our training and educational center, for meetings.
More than 1,400 dedicated adult volunteers support our ongoing efforts to deliver the Boy Scouts of America's goals to our youth members throughout our council.
Tecumseh Council serves youth in five Ohio counties: Champaign, Logan, Clark, Greene and Clinton.

937-325-6449

An 1895 2400 sq. ft. historic bank barn situated on 3 acres operating as an Event Venue, perfect for weddings, receptions, class reunions, family reunions, retreats, scrapbooking weekends, scouting and church events and parties of all kinds! Lodging is also available with two spacious guest rooms, private baths and entrances and a large Gathering Room.
8790 Dayton Springfield Road, Fairborn, OH 45324
 

937-878-8015

The Wellness Center at Antioch College
240 East South College St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.wellnesscenter.antiochcollege.org
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.

Occupancy: 400
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.

937-319-0100

Yellow Springs Brewery
305 North Walnut Street, Suite B. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.yellowspringsbrewery.com
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.
Taproom Hours:
Monday‐Friday: 3PM‐10PM
Saturday: 1PM‐10PM
Sunday: 1PM‐8PM

937-767-0222

Yellow Springs Community Library
415 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.greenelibrary.info
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.

Occupancy: 48
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.

937-352-4003 ext. 0370

Yellow Springs Senior Center
227 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.seniorcitizenscenter.org
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
ysscdirector@gmail.com
Occupancy: 95
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.

937-767-5751

Young's Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield‐Xenia Rd. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
www.youngsdairy.com
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.

937-327-9403

Restaurants / Catering

107‐1/2 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
www.bentinos.com/yellow‐springs
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.

937-767-2500

237 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
www.currentcuisine.com
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.

937-767-8291

259 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
www.sunrisecafe.net
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.

937-767-7211
Tom’s Market

Tom’s Market
242 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
www.facebook.com/Toms‐Market‐127497133963094/
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.

937-767-7349

The Winds Café & Bakery
215 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
www.windscafe.com
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

937-767-1144

Churches and Religious Organizations

Bahai Faith
502 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767‐7079

Bethel Lutheran Church
2731 W. Jackson Rd., Springfield, OH 45502

(937) 323‐2471

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

937-767-3061

Civil Ceremonies
Village of Yellow Springs Mayor Pam Conine
100 Dayton St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767‐3400

First Baptist Church
600 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767‐7659

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

937-767-7751

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.

937-767-7465

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs
2884 U.S. 68, North Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767‐1603

Yellow Springs Dharma Center
502 Livermore St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767‐9919

Yellow Springs Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Rockford Chapel
515 President St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767‐1312

Yellow Springs Havurah

(937) 767‐9293

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).

937-767-7560

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.

937-767-1658