Read what clients and guests have said about Drees Pavilion. You also view reviews at Wedding Wire.
Our daughter and her husband decided to celebrate their wedding in the Cincinnati area. Our daughter grew up, in Chicago and attended college in Cincinnati and since they both were presently living there, they wanted to share their day with family and friends in the area they love. We decided on the beautiful venue - Drees Pavilion at Devou Park. Since we were the bride’s parents and living in Chicago we were involved in the total planning process via phone calls, e-mails and many visits. The staff at Drees were very accommodating, flexible and wonderful to work with. The venue was gorgeous and we were so happy and grateful to everyone at Drees for making the day so beautiful and memorable. Jan and Tom M.
It's difficult to improve on perfect! I could not have been more pleased. Janine and Phyllis were so wonderful to work with! Jennifer R.
I am usually more critical on surveys, but we chose (and paid) to have excellent vendors and it was worth it. We knew what we wanted and were greatly satisfied. Anne B.
Everything was perfect! Each step was stress free and handled professionally. Thank you so much for a wonderful day! Scotty & Sarah M.
We did it! Matt and Catherine are married and off on their honeymoon. I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that it was a beautiful evening! The food was great and the service was exceptional! Our guests had a wonderful time. We wanted you to know that Carolyn was so wonderful to us in the afternoon when we arrived to take pictures. She was so accommodating as we rushed in from the rain that quickly popped up and made sure everyone had water to recover from the heat. Mark and I were well taken care of and thoroughly enjoying ourselves but what put it over the top for me was when I glanced over to see a McHale's employee cutting my mother's meat as her arthritic hands just couldn't manage it. The rest of the family had gone to the buffet line. I can't possibly tell you how much that meant to me. It was an act of kindness that will not be soon forgotten. I found out today that when my Mom was slipping down in her wheelchair, Cindy (who I understand was previously a nurse) jumped right in and got her settled very quickly. We expected good food, good service and an awesome atmosphere, we didn't expect such acts of compassion. Please pass on our great gratitude to everyone. Thank you for serving us so well!! Mark and Karen Ross
My wife and I attended the wedding Saturday evening at Drees Pavilion. It was a most pleasant experience for my wife and me. My wife is disabled and in a wheel chair. From the time we got out of the car, I could see someone holding the door for us. We were met by Cindy, who welcomed us and showed us to the correct table, where we were met by a member of the staff from the catering company, who took our drink order while another member inquired whether we would like hor d oeuvres. When we decided to experience the view of Cincinnati from the patio, staff moved chairs and helped us outside where we were met by another individual asking whether we would like another drink. Any request throughout the evening was cheerfully taken care of by a staff member. The dinner was served warm and was most delicious. My wife and I felt it was one of the nicest receptions we have attended, except, of course, our two daughters’ weddings! Please pass on our thanks to the staff of McHale catering for a most wonderful time. You should be most proud of the facility and the staff. Thank you again. Sincerely, Tim and Judy
Honestly, can't think of a single thing. Drees was FANTASTIC! Bob M & Mark S
Nothing!! Everything was absolutely perfect!! Far exceeded my expectations!! I can't thank everyone at Drees enough for making our wedding so special! Christa W.
I just had to sit down and write you a serious thank you letter for the absolutely perfect evening on April 21, 2015 - including the weather - at the Drees Pavilion. As the Program Sponsor, I want to thank you - and Sonia Lawson - for ensuring a spectacular ballroom setting for the 300 guests. Everyone seemed to truly enjoy the entire event - the people, the music and the Drees Pavilion - which made for a wonderful experience and memory. Thanks again for everything. Joe M.
Emily & Thomas's wedding was fabulous! Last year Steven & Kristen's wedding as perfect, but you all out did yourselves! We didn't think it could be better but it was---Thanks to all--Everything was perfect! Out only hope is that when our last child gets married we can have the reception at Drees with Elegant Fare. Thanks again, Steve & Joann G.
EVERYONE that we had contact with at both Drees and McHales were amazing. I have NEVER been treated better. I just can't seem to say enough good about everyone! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! Justin & Susan V.
Drees exceeded our expectations with their support before and during the evening of Melissa's wedding! It was noticed by many of our guests that remarked on the exceptional service. Drees was not only a beautiful venue but is supported by a fantastic staff that goes above and beyond! Many thanks for everything! Tammy & Roger
The service and guidance we received exceeded our expectations. Thank you for pulling off a beautiful wedding ! Molly H.
Everyone, food and facility were wonderful for the memorial service, many compliments. Lynn H.
The evening was perfect. It was not my first wedding. It was the first at this venue and the attention given to the bridal party and parents was beyond expectations or prior experiences. Vickie F.
Thanks again for all you did to make the wedding such a good time and memorable occasion for everyone. Joe M.
Not sure how you can improve on excellence! Customer Service is top notch. Thank you for everything! Zeinab S.
Our wedding day couldn't have gone any better. The staff at Drees are not only professionals, but they are extremely accommodating, friendly and reliable. There was always someone at the office to answer my questions. The staff truly went above and beyond to make our night special and memorable. Thank again for everything! Laura H.
Our day was better than I imagined it would be. THANKS TO DREES!! You guys were amazing! Melissa & Nick B.
Nothing! It was a wonderful experience from start to finish! You guys are amazing. Beth L.
I don't know how to begin to tell you what a wonderful job you do! The special attention you show everyone (not just the wedding party) is just so above and beyond what is the normal experience in today's world. Your professionalism is unmatched. The positive comments have been unending regarding Dree's and what a spectacular setting it is for a reception. Thank you so much for all that you did to make our reception so great. (the dance floor was still packed at midnight; thank you for that too)! Patti & Tony S.
From the very first phone call a year ago to the night of the reception, I had nothing but "top notch" service from your employees. I cannot tell you how special that night was, the atmosphere, the view, but what made it spectacular was it starting out with our guests being greeted and treating like royalty all night long. Judi G. December 2009
I am still getting calls about the fabulous reception at the Drees Pavilion...if I only had another wedding to plan...but both of the girls are married now! From the moment we called to reserve Drees Pavilion for our daughter's wedding reception until we left the night of the reception at 12:30 PM, the service at Drees was superb. The reception was fabulous as Drees and Jeff Thomas Catering handled all the details flawlessly and we were able to enjoy ourselves knowing the evening was in great hands. We will never forget the service you provided to us and our guests. The clear view on that June night was unforgettable...and working with you was unforgettable as well! Diana H.
You made everything just perfect for our wedding reception! We knew when we met with you all that it was going to be a fabulous experience, and we were thrilled beyond our hopes at how smoothly the night ran. Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and exeptional attention to detail. You made us and all of our guests(and 26 kids) feel like royalty. Even without the view of the skyline, Drees Pavilion and your staff's service was worth the 4:00am line/wait in the parking lot in November 2007 for our event in 3/09. Mica & Tyler
The Drees Pavilion is the perfect location to host any event - large or small! Caroline F.
Almost everybody made it a point to tell me it was the most fabulous wedding ever (even my New York and L.A. guests). Stuart & Jeanne R.
Keep doing what you do. Our guests were very impressed and wow'd by the precision of the evening and complimented the entire staff! Melinda & Dave H.