Devou Desserts is BACK!!!

Calling Amateur Bakers!!

It’s time again for Devou Desserts, our Holiday Baking Photo contest – Devou Desserts!

Enter to win a $500 Event Credit for Drees Pavilion or Devou Event Center!

Simply take a photo of your HOMEMADE Holiday Goodie, share on social media* with the hashtag #DevouDesserts2023, tag us (see below) and you’re entered!

Facebook: @DreesPavilion or @DevouParkGolf
IG: @DreesPavilionKY or @DevouGolfEventCenter

No Social? No Problem!! Email submissions to with name & contact info.

Two prizes will be awarded – Best Holiday Wedding Themed Item (wedding cake, gingerbread wedding, get creative!) and Best Overall. Bakes must be Holiday themed and homemade. Both category winners will get a certificate for $500 Off an event at Drees Pavilion or Devou Event Center  – winner’s choice! Any winner can apply the certificate to a contract, so family & friends can enter as well!


2023 Overall Holiday Themed Winner


2023 Wedding Themed Winner


*Must make posts PUBLIC or, if account is private, must email photos to: Contest runs November 15 – December 24, 2023.

Winners will be posted January 10th on Social Media and announced in weekly email. Prize certificates must be used on event in 2024 or 2025. May be applied to a current contract or new contract. Contest subject to change, end without notice. 

Big Changes coming to the Devou Overlook!

We have some news to share with you! Devou Properties is proud to announce that the Devou Overlook will soon undergo some amazing transformations thanks to the incredible generosity of Drees Homes.

We are thrilled to unveil the plans for the Devou Overlook updates. An accessible table area and seat walls will be added adjacent to the existing parking and replace the scattered picnic tables. Landscaping will further enhance and complement the surrounding natural beauty. Meanwhile, the overlook area will also undergo an upgrade. These improvements will greatly enhance the view, which is already known for its awe-inspiring beauty. With these changes, the Devou Overlook will continue to be an iconic destination for locals and visitors alike.

If you are considering booking Drees Pavilion or may be planning on photos at Devou Overlook, we are sensitive to these plans. We do not currently have a formal timeline for this project. While the improvements will not impact Drees Pavilion or our patio & gazebo area directly, we understand this could be a concern. All assurances will be made to avoid any impact on your dream day. Please contact our office with any questions you have about this project.

We can’t wait for you to see the results. Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to experience the Devou Overlook like never before!

Click here for more info!

Think About Thursdays!

Thinking about a 2024 wedding? Find a date to remember by thinking about a Thursday!

If you dream of a lavish wedding but find the price tags a bit too steep, consider having your special day on a Thursday. You’ll still receive the same exceptional service as you would on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday wedding, but at a more affordable price.

While a Thursday wedding may not be suitable for everyone, there are several factors to consider before making this decision.

One major advantage is the money you’ll save on the wedding reception venue. Additionally, you’ll likely be able to find savings on other vendors such as photographers, DJs, and florists. Have you had your eye on a photographer who is usually booked years in advance? They may have your Thursday wedding date available.

For those who prefer spontaneity over meticulous planning, having a Thursday wedding offers the benefit of having the reception venue and vendors available even if your wedding is only a few months away. This is ideal for couples who want a full wedding celebration without a lengthy engagement.

Check out our availability here!

Freshen up your Nest!

Everyone has been at home staring at the same walls for months, maybe even using the dining room as an office or the kitchen as a classroom.

Here are some tips from Jill Neverovich of DJN Design Services, the designer behind the recent Drees Pavilion make-over, to freshen up your nest!!

It’s no question we are all at home more than ever before – with that we have come to enjoy so many things about our home and also may see spaces that we want to liven up.

If you’re not looking to do a whole home makeover but just want to add some interest to a space that you are using more think about these two items:

Lighting and Paint.

Lighting – perhaps you find yourself in a space that was once designated as the dining room but now functions as a home office or school…one of the biggest concerns and areas of frustration can be lighting for spaces that are serving new tasks or trying to serve multiple tasks.

Invest in the lighting that makes the space work for what you need it to do now. It doesn’t have to involve hiring an electrician and hardwiring new fixtures. There are so many great new wall sconce and task lighting options that have plug-in features that can easily be moved later.

In addition, if you just want to add a little interest or drama to a piece of artwork or accent wall there are also multiple options for plug in art lights and wall accent lighting as well.

We have all heard it so many times we may not want to ever hear it again; but paint is always a go to tool for adding interest and updating a space; without breaking the bank. My suggestion is to think outside the box when it comes to paint – think stripes – painting on the diagonal – color blocking – adding a border – use multiple colors. You can interject black or white to an existing palette to add interest without introducing another color. There are multiple ways to use paint if you take the time to do a little searching you may become inspired!

Check out our website for paint and lighting ideas!

Propose at Devou!

Plan a romantic day you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives. Let us help make your marriage proposal as special as your love story!

A breathtaking proposal

From secluded nature trails and tree-lined Rotary Grove to stunning views of downtown Cincinnati and Covington, Devou Park is full of picturesque places to drop to one knee and pop the question.

Make it yours

Our devoted events team is available, at no charge, to help you customize and coordinate your proposal, whether you want to surprise your partner with a private tour of our scenic golf course or an intimate toast in our charming gazebo at the City Overlook.


Celebrate in style

No matter how you choose to propose, we’ll help you celebrate with a bottle of bubbly and two seats overlooking the sparkling skylines of downtown Cincinnati and Covington—our treat!

At Devou Park, we cherish each and every story. We’d be honored to be a part of yours.

Complete the contact us form or call us at 859-431-2577 to start planning your unforgettable proposal at Devou.

Make at Home Recipe from McHale’s Catering!

Grilled Skirt Steak with Spicy Salad Greens, Crumbled Gorgonzola, Toasted Pine Nuts and Sun Dried Cherry Vinaigrette

Courtesy of McHale’s Catering Executive Chef Chris Weist

Yield 4 entrée salads or 8 starters


Preheat oven to 350°, preheat grill to medium high


  • 12 ounces spicy Salad greens, Mesclun mix, Frisee, baby chard, arugula radicchio, baby spinach or any combination of greens
  • 4 ounces sun dried cherries divided (some as garnish some for dressing)
  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds skirt steak seasoned and grilled to medium rare
  • 3-4 ounces Pine nuts
  • 3-4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola
  • Spice mixture; for cheese and steak as needed

Spice Mix

  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • ½ tsp ground fennel

Sun Dried Cherry Vinaigrette

  • 2 ounces sun dried cherries
  • Hot water to cover
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 small shallot
  • Pinch of Chinese five spice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

For the dressing:

Soak dried cherries for 15-20 mins in hot water (120°) drain, check for pits and reserve split between the dressing and some to toss with the lettuce. Place everything except oil in a blender or food processor and blend, drizzle oil in slowly to emulsify season with salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 350° spread pine nuts on baking sheet in a single layer and toast 10-15 mins until golden, this can be done ahead.

Dust steak with spice mix and coat with oil place on hot grill and cook to 135°internal for medium rare (checking the thickest part) reserve; slice steak thin against the grain and top salad.

Photo courtesy of Mandy Paige Weddings

Visit Our Open House

Don’t miss the chance to see Drees Pavilion unveil our new look!

Our Annual Bridal Open house is also our Reveal Party this year!

The event will feature drinks & refreshments from our catering partners:

Elegant Fare
Funky’s Catering Events
Jeff Thomas Catering
McHale’s Events & Catering

along with other vendors, and of course our new fixtures, finishes and more!

Plan on joining us on Thursday, March 12 at 5 PM!

Pop Up Parties

Available on Fridays in November 2019!


4 Hour Room Rental

All Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Coffee & Tea

Chef’s choice of passed hors d’oeuvres as your guests arrive.

Choice of 6 displayed appetizers

Assorted Pickup Desserts


Choice of Up Lighting Colors

Table Linens


All for
$70.00 per person, plus sales tax
(125 guest minimum)