Event Venues

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

The Vernet Ecological Center
Spacious auditorium, atrium, patio, and meeting rooms at the edge of the Yellow Springs Creek gorge. The atrium is typically decorated with art and is open to visitors during business hours. Floor to ceiling windows in the auditorium allow for gentle natural light. The picturesque outdoor patio is available for ceremonies and gatherings. Visit the Vernet Ecological Center rental page for availability, pricing and booking info.

Birch Manor
A welcoming retreat, close to civilization, Birch Manor and its surrounding lawns are an welcoming setting for weddings, receptions, or business retreats. Appropriate for groups of up to 150. Visit the Birch Manor rental page for availability, pricing and booking info.

Outdoor Education Center, Lodge and Dorms
Off the beaten path, the OEC provides a warm and friendly, large space for a variety of gatherings. Visit the Outdoor Education Center Lodge and Dormitories rental page for availability, pricing and booking info.

Camp Greene
Camp Greene features three separate areas, available to book individually or as a group. The lodge is a comfortable year-round space perfect for weddings, dances, meetings, or overnight stays. The dorm provides sleeping areas plus a covered pavilion. The tent platforms also feature a covered pavilion. Visit the Camp Greene rental page for availability, pricing and booking info.

School Forest Meadow​​
Couples who wish to have an outdoor wedding may choose to reserve the picturesque School Forest Meadow at Glen Helen. Visit the School Forest Meadow rental page for availability, pricing and booking info.

(937) 769‐1902

House of AUM -Studio Brightlight
125 S. Walnut St., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact: Melissa Herzog, Owner; melissa@house-of-aum.com
937-532-5467

A jewel in the heart of downtown Yellow Springs. This spacious venue boasts large floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a beautiful indoor balcony with a view. House of AUM is a sanctuary, a sacred space. Any and all collaborations must support this. House of AUM will provide an on-site host, all other staffing must be provided. Beer and wine only, no excessive consumption.

Occupancy: 75
Appropriate uses: Celebrations, Gatherings, Photo Shoots
Location includes an indoor balcony and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall looking out into King's Yard.
Allows catered food and alcohol (beer and wine only).
General liability insurance and liquor liability insurance required in some cases (contact for more info).
Parking available in a lot off Walnut Street.
Cost varies by event. Renter must provide staffing.

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: Katherine Archambault, Special Events & Weddings 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

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

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

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.
237 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387

937-767-8291
Historic Clifton Mill

The Historic Clifton Mill Restaurant offers the atmosphere of yesteryear. Sit back and relax to the gentle sounds of the old mill wheel and the soft rhythm of the water gently cascading over the falls. Gaze out at some of the country’s most beautiful natural scenery, Clifton Gorge and the Little Miami River.

The restaurant inside Historic Clifton Mill will serve you a truly home cooked meal. Fresh whole grain breads, pies and cookies are baked daily. Our flours and pancake mixes are available for purchase in the Country Store or in our Gift Shop. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with reduced winter hours for dinner. Reservations for large group recommended.

Holiday season restaurant & gift shop hours: 9a-2p Mon-Fri, 8a-2p Sunday
Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill: Nov 23-Dec 31. Grounds open 5-9p, lights on at 6. $10, Children 6 and under free. Open 6-8p on 12/23, 25 & 31. Snack Bar & Hot Cocoa. 
75 Water Street, Clifton, OH 45316

937-767-5501

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.
 
259 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
 

937-767-7211

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

937-767-1144
Tom’s Market

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.
242 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387

937-767-7349

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

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