Seasonal Favorites at Drees Pavilion

The Drees Pavilion has dedicated itself to providing you with an unforgettable experience. With the weather turning chilly, why not spice up your event with these seasonal favorites!

Fire Pit (includes supplies for 4 hour burn) $225
Tower of Fire Patio Heaters $100 per tower
Coatroom Attendant $100
Hot Chocolate Station (consult your caterer) Price Varies
Bourbon Tasting Station (consult your caterer) Price Varies
Cigar Rolling Station Price Varies
Photo courtesy of Drees Pavilion
Photo courtesy of Drees Pavilion
Photo courtesy of Drees Pavilion
Photo courtesy of Drees Pavilion
Firepit at Drees Pavilion
Photo courtesy of Drees Pavilion.

2024 Firework Fridays!

Want to add a little bang to your wedding bling or event this year?

Thanks to the stunning Overlook at Devou Park, Cincinnati Reds’ Friday Night Fireworks can be used as a backdrop for your celebration.

These dates are available* for weddings, receptions, reunions, or corporate events and offer fireworks over the river from the best view in the city.
What a great way to conclude your celebration!

Friday, May 3 | Friday, July 12 | Friday, August 2 | Friday, August 30

*Subject to change.

Call 859.431.2577 today or click here to see our complete availability.

Drees Pavilion Featured in Netflix Wedding Series

The iconic Drees Pavilion serves as the venue of a dream wedding in the upcoming series Say I Do. The new show from Netflix premieres in living rooms across the country on July 1.

The show features deserving couples who have always intended to marry, but for one reason or another, were never able to make their big day a reality. Say I Do dives deep into each love story to find out what matters most to the couple when they tie the knot.

Experts assist each groom with a plan to surprise their spouse-to-be with a personalized proposal, followed by their dream wedding — just a few days later! See the complete story from People Magazine here, or watch the trailer below.

The show was filmed in the Fall of 2019 at Drees Pavilion over the course of one weekend and promises to be a heartfelt romantic experience for viewers.

Watch the full series here.

Say I Do | Official Trailer | Netflix

Photo courtesy of McKerrell Photography

Drees Pavilion Completes Updates; Reopens for Events

Covington, KY – Drees Pavilion, located in Devou Park overlooking the cities of Covington and Cincinnati, has completed an interior redesign to one of Northern Kentucky’s most popular wedding and event venues.

Drees Pavilion, built and donated to Devou Park in 2003 by The Drees Company, is a 10,000+ square foot event space overlooking both Cincinnati and Covington. The center has hosted thousands of weddings, reunions, corporate functions and family photo shoots over the years.

“We are honored by our place in the memories of so many people and want to continue that tradition,” said Scott Mescher, Executive Director of Devou Properties. “We recognized that we needed an update to keep up with our guests evolving tastes.”

Devou Properties, which manages Drees Pavilion, partnered with Jill Neverovich of DJN Design Services, Inc. Changes to the space include new carpet, paint and light fixtures throughout along with streamlined artwork, modern seating areas and bright, clean designs.

“Our goal in updating Drees Pavilion was to maintain the architectural integrity of the space while integrating a more modern palette,” explained Neverovich. “[Working with] a mixture of warm tones and a modern organic pattern, we added deep charcoal accents, mixed metal finishes, textured ceiling and wall accents and textiles. The new look adds a whole new dimension to the space.”

Anyone considering Drees Pavilion for an event this year or in the future is invited to the Drees Pavilion Open House on Thursday, March 12. This annual event showcases Drees Pavilion’s catering partners, select vendors and, this year, will highlight the site’s new features as well.

Photo Courtesy of McHales Catering

The New Love the Cov Package

Introducing the Love the Cov Package, featuring an evening of Covington’s favorite dishes!

With this package, you get a 4 hour event at only $60.00 per person. (Minimum of 150 guests, no substitutions)

The Love the Cov Package includes:

Displayed Hors d’oeuvres (choose two)
Spicy Ale Cheese with Soft Bavarian Pretzels
Findlay Market Crudité with Buttermilk Garlic Dip
Charcuterie Display with local Sausages and Cheeses
Seasonal Fruit Display

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Goetta Fritters and Smoked Chicken
Black Bean Quesadillas with Lime Cream

Plate served Freddie Salad
(fresh chopped romaine lettuce w/crisp bacon and ripe tomatoes in a creamy buttermilk dressing)

Pulled Pork BBQ
Hand Carved Smoked Beef Brisket served with two sauces:
(Sweet and Smokey Barbecue Sauce and Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce and Tabasco Sauce)
Cocktail Rolls
Macaroni & Cheese
Country Style Seasoned Green Beans
Italian Mostaccioli

Late Night Snack
Cincinnati Chili Coney Bar

Champagne Toast served to the Bridal Party
Beer and Wine including Covington’s Braxton Brewery’s Storm Beer

Package available:
Friday, July 10, 2020 (Fireworks Friday!)
Friday, July 24, 2020 (Fireworks Friday!)
Friday, July 31, 2020 (Fireworks Friday!)
Friday, August 14, 2020 (Fireworks Friday!)
Friday, August 21, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020

Funkys Catering

Funky’s Catering Now at Drees Pavilion

Drees Pavilion is excited to announce the addition of Funky’s Catering to our list of catering partners!

Since Funky’s Catering Events was established in 2004, we have been driven to provide the best experience to every client. Our attention to detail and passion for leading the industry is legendary. From the very beginning we have offered complete custom menus, believing that this is the only way to craft quality food that will appeal to a wide variety of food interests! Whenever possible, we use locally sourced and sustainable products from farms in Ohio and Kentucky. Funky’s is more than a caterer. It is an experience. It is a journey of delicious food served in a delightfully designed atmosphere by a gracious team of professionals who care. From your first interaction, our desire is to give you a lasting impression of quality and service that is worthy of your special event. Welcome to the Funky’s Experience.

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