We have secured a 54-passanger bus to shuttle from our hotel to the reception venue! It will run from 5:30 to 10:30, as often as someone wants to ride.
Why so large? We want to ensure everyone has a seat who wants one, and we want everyone to be able to attend our sendoff at the end of the reception!
So how it will work is:
1. Drive your own car to the 5pm ceremony at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church. There is metered street parking, and a parking garage right next to the church.
2. Drive your car back to the Embassy Suites Rivercenter hotel after the ceremony, and park in their garage for the night
3. Take the shuttle bus from Embassy Suites to the reception at Drees Pavilion (shuttle service starting at 5:30)
4. Stay for the sendoff if you can (at 9:45)!
5. Whenever you're ready, take the shuttle bus from Drees back to the hotel
The bus is run by Executive Charters, phone #859-261-8841
Parking at the church is metered street parking or a parking garage right next door to the church.
Parking at Drees is free, and you can also leave your car there overnight if needed. If you choose to leave your car, you do need to let the Drees Pavilion Coordinator know before you leave for the evening, and she will make sure the Park Rangers don't ticket you.
Unfortunately our wedding hotel block closed on July 9, but here are the details for our hotel for reference:
Our wedding block will be at the Embassy Suites on Rivercenter Bvld in Covington. It's centrally located, exactly 8 minutes from the church in Cincinnati where we'll be married, and 8 minutes from our reception venue on the Kentucky side of the river! A shuttle will be available from the Embassy Suites to the reception venue (Drees Pavilion), details to come!
Our wedding block reservation link is: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CVGCVES-WM5-20210730/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Or you can call 1-866-344-7548 and give group code WM5!
Here is a description of the Embassy Suites from the hotel's own website: "Make yourself at home in one of the 227 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
You'll be centrally located in Covington, within a 5-minute drive of Newport Aquarium and Paul Brown Stadium. The preferred airport for Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati RiverCenter is Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Int'l Airport (CVG).
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a fitness center. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM."
Check out the neat history of the church where we'll get married by reading this Cincinnati Enquirer article from 2015:
Our wedding reception will be at Drees Pavilion, featuring a breathtaking view of Cincinnati! Part of Devou Park, Drees Pavilion sits on top of one of the famous "7 hills" surrounding Cincinnati. The outside features a spacious patio, cute gazebo, and a beautiful view. The inside of the building is a lovely ballroom with full length windows overlooking the view and easily accessible exits to the patio!