In The Community
DAYTON’S THE IDEAL SITE for your next top-flight meeting or event. Contact the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau for more details at daytoncvb.com.
ACTION SPORTS CENTER
1103 Gateway Dr., Dayton, 937/224-7529
Sit, drink and catch a baseball game at the brand-new 30-square-foot sports deck. Also features eight baseball diamonds, five outdoor/one indoor soccer field and batting cages. Entire facility: 300+; Trade show: 40 tables. Ceiling height: 25 ft.
AIR FORCE MUSEUM THEATRE
1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 937/255-3286
The 400-seat theater offers a state-of-the-art digital projection system and the largest screen in Southwest Ohio. The theater is available to rent from 9 a.m.–noon and 3–6 p.m. All-day use is reviewed on an individual basis.
“THE ATRIUM” AT THE NATIONAL COMPOSITE CENTER
2000 Composite Dr., Kettering, 937/297-9454
compositecenter.org, ROUTE 16
Auditorium: 300 theater; classroom and breakout rooms 6–80. Atrium: 200 for luncheons and banquets. A/V, Wi-Fi and free parking are provided. Choice of caterer.
AULLWOOD AUDUBON CENTER AND FARM
CHARITY A. KRUEGER FARM DISCOVERY CENTER
9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton, 937/890-2968
Highlights include an auditorium, full kitchen, classroom, open-air pavilion with fireplace and open ceilings throughout. Auditorium: 200–250 dinner or banquet; Trade show: 30 booths.
MARIE S. AULL EDUCATION CENTER
1000 Aullwood Rd., Dayton, 937/890-7360
Education Center features an auditorium with 15-foot cathedral ceilings, smaller rooms, kitchen and outdoor trailhead area. Auditorium: 200 lecture, 160 dinner or banquet. Trade Show: 20 booths.
166 N. Main St., Centerville, 937/433-1913
benhamsgrove.com, ROUTE 14
This refurbished 19th-century farmhouse includes all modern conveniences. Gerber House: 70 inside/120 outside; Barn: 80; Cottage: 24; East Meeting Room: 24; Entire complex: 200. Choice of caterer.
BENJAMIN & MARIAN SCHUSTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
One W. Second St., Dayton, 937/228-7591
victoriatheatre.com, ALL ROUTES THAT SERVE DOWNTOWN DAYTON
The Wintergarden (3-story, glass-enclosed): 1,000 reception, 500 banquet; Mathile Theatre: 150 banquet, 250 reception; Loge Level: 200 reception, 125 banquet; Balcony Lobby: 150 reception; Orchestra Lobby: 300 reception, 150 banquet; Mead Theatre: 2,325 theater; NCR Donor Lounges, combined: 200 reception, 125 banquet; separate: 75 reception, 50 banquet.
CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, 937/293-2841
daytonhistory.org, ROUTE 18
The park’s 65 acres are perfect for large or small gatherings. Indoors: up to 200; tents outdoors: up to 1,000. Catering list provided.
THE CITIZENS MOTORCAR COMPANY/AMERICA’S PACKARD MUSEUM
420 S. Ludlow St., Dayton, 937/226-1710
americaspackardmuseum.org, ROUTES 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, X5
Main Museum: ceiling: 15 ft., 200 reception; 150 banquet/theater/classroom. Packard Pavilion: 300 reception, 225 banquet, 200 theater/classroom. Movie screen, large-screen TV, projector screen and podium available. Catering provided by Elite Catering.
COX ARBORETUM METROPARK
6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, 937/434-9005
metroparks.org/coxarboretum, ROUTE 19
Fifth Third Conference Center: 120 banquet, 175 theater; Huffman Gallery: 175–200 banquet; MeadWestvaco Theatre: 48 theater; Kettering Learning Lab: 26 banquet; Outdoor: Allee: 200 standing reception; Edible Landscape Garden Pavilion: 200 standing reception. Catering list provided.
DAYTON AIRPORT EXPO CENTER
3900 McCauley Dr., Vandalia, 937/333-4700
More than 100,000 sq. ft. of space. East and west wings are both 7,500 sq. ft.; entry hall is 5,000 sq. ft. Trade show: 480 booths. On-site caterer.
THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE
456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, 937/223-5277
daytonartinstitute.org, ROUTES 8, 12
Shaw Gothic Cloister: 250–300 banquet, 600 reception; Auditorium 478 theater; Great Hall: 10,500 sq. ft., 150 banquet, 300–400 reception; Hale Cloister (outdoor): 160 wedding ceremony, 200 reception; Entrance Rotunda: 250 reception; Lower Court: 200 reception; Private Dining Room: 50. On-site catering.
DAYTON CONVENTION CENTER
22 E. Fifth St., Dayton, 937/333-4700
daytonconventioncenter.com, ALL ROUTES SERVING DOWNTOWN DAYTON
Located in downtown Dayton, this 150,000-sq.-ft. venue offers 77,000 sq. ft. of column-free exhibition space and 22 meeting rooms including a 672-seat, full-stage theater. The Center can host up to 322 10x10 booths or 3,000 people for banquets. In-house catering provided by Ovations. A/V equipment and Wi-Fi access are provided. Connects to the 287-room Crowne Plaza Dayton and parking garage.
DAYTON CULTURAL & RTA TRANSIT CENTER
40 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton, 937/333-2489
daytonrecreationandyou.com, ROUTES 1, 2, 4, 41
Zion Theater: 86 fixed seats, 120 reception; Legacy Gallery: 50 banquet/80 reception/20 classroom; Conference Room: 12 seats and conference table. Free parking. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Choice of caterer.
DAYTON DRAGONS’ FIFTH THIRD FIELD
220 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, 937/228-BATS
daytondragons.com, ROUTES 11, 16, 17, 18, 19 ,22
Fifth Third Conference Room: 60 classroom, 80 theater; Suite Level Lobby: 70 banquet, 100 reception; Luxury Suites: 15–20; Party Deck: 50–75; Fifth Third Café: 15–20; Fifth Third Café Deck: 50; Covered concourse: 150 reception. In-house catering.
DAYTON MASONIC CENTER
525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, 937/224-9795
dmcohio.org, ROUTES 8, 12
This elegant center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Accommodates 1,600 in the Main Auditorium and 600 in the Templer Room. Two theaters and two-story ballroom. In-house catering and free parking.
DELCO PARK MEETING PLACE
1707 Delco Park Dr., Kettering, 45420, 937/630-3790
delcoparkmeetingplace.com, ROUTE 12
This meeting space holds up to 80 people and offers custom configurations, kitchen, Wi-Fi and A/V equipment.
1001 Shiloh Springs Rd., Dayton, 937/278-4776
haracomplex.com, ROUTES 2, 34
This venue provides 165,000 sq. ft. of space. Hara Arena: 5,500 permanent seats, 1,500 additional seats. North Hall: 2,500 theater, 1,500 classroom. East Hall: 3,000 theater, 2,000 classroom, 1,200 banquet, 1,400 reception. Conference Center: 600 theater, 300 classroom, 330 banquet, 500 reception. Silver Arena: 960 theater, 500 classroom, 500 banquet, 800 reception. Ball Arena: 1,818 theater, 906 classroom, 1,200 banquet, 1,400 reception. Pub: 100. Ice rink, in-house catering, A/V equipment rental available.
JAMES S. TRENT ARENA
3301 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, 937/499-1642
trentarena.com, ROUTE 17
This multipurpose complex can seat up to 4,400 people and features two full size basketball courts, four locker rooms, a conference room, officials’ room, concession stand, walking track, arena and fully equipped fitness center. The 8,000-sq.-ft. lobby is equipped to host banquets, awards dinner and business meetings.
MADISON LAKES LEARNING AND CONFERENCE CENTER
581 Olive Rd., Dayton, 937/496-6644
Two meeting rooms: 45 people. Picnic areas, shelters, kitchenette and A/V equipment also are available.
MANDALAY BANQUET CENTER AND CATERING
2700 E. River Rd., Dayton, 937/294-6600
mandalaycatering.com, ROUTE 19
This facility features an 8,250 sq. ft. ballroom (salons A–G combined) that holds 1,200 theater, 480 classroom, 650 banquet, 1,000 reception. Trade shows: 50 booths. Ceiling: 16 ft. A/V equipment and in-house catering available.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
1043 S. Main St., Dayton, 937/224-1619
montcofair.com, ROUTES 7, 11, 16, 17
Carousel Room: 100 banquet; Coliseum Building: 2,000 banquet; Round House: 1,000 banquet; Grandstand (½-mile dirt racetrack): 3,200 fixed seats. Choice of caterer.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S HISTORIC OLD COURT HOUSE
7 N. Main Street, Dayton, 937/293-2841
daytonhistory.org, ALL ROUTES THAT SERVE DOWNTOWN DAYTON
This 19th-century historic Greek Revival-style courthouse can hold up to 130 guests in the courtroom and 30–40 people in the meeting room. Catering list provided.
1815 Brown St., Dayton, 937/293-2841
daytonhistory.org, ROUTES 14
This 1816 Federal-style farmhouse was home to the Patterson family. 100 banquet. Tented receptions and gazebo wedding options. Choice of approved caterers.
5099 Bigger Rd., Kettering , 937/435-5787
ketteringoh.org, ROUTE 16
Provides a historic 19th century farmhouse on a 15-acre estate available for weddings, receptions, meetings, luncheons, small conferences, retreats and reunions. The Farm House: 130; The Barn: lower level, 125; upper level, 175; The Grounds and Gazebo: 208. List of preferred caterers available.
DAVID H. PONITZ SINCLAIR CONFERENCE CENTER AT SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
444 W. Third St., Building 12, Dayton, 937/512-3061
sinclair.edu/facilities/ponitz, ROUTES 1, 2, 4, 8, 19
Great Hall: 800 theater, 700 banquet, 1,000 reception; Frederick C. Smith Auditorium: 336 theater; Charity E. Early Auditorium: 280 theater, 180 classroom, 200 banquet, 400 reception. Smaller classrooms, A/V equipment and in-house catering available.
PRESIDENTIAL BANQUET CENTER
4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, 937/291-3600
kohlercatering.net, ROUTE 23
Lincoln Room: 300 banquet; Kennedy Room: 300 banquet; both rooms combined: 600 banquet. Washington Room: 135 banquet; Jefferson Room: 185 banquet. In-house catering and beverage service, Wi-Fi access and some A/V capabilities available. Free parking.
SUNWATCH INDIAN VILLAGE
2301 W. River Rd., Dayton, 45417, 937/268-8199
Rooms overlook the reconstructed prehistoric village and native prairie. Space accommodates up to 120 reception or banquet. Select from a list of caterers.
TAJ MA GARAJ
300 S. Perry St., Dayton, 45402, 937/223-4356
tajmagaraj.com, ROUTES 7, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18, 22
This stylish 23,000-sq.-ft. facility hosts 25–600 guests. The game room upstairs holds arcade classics, while the downstairs area showcases exotic sports cars, including four Porsches hung, suspended or attached to the interior walls and a rare Porsche helicopter motor made for the US Navy in 1961. Select from a list of caterers.
TOP OF THE MARKET
32 Webster St., Dayton, 937/224-3663
topofmarket.com, ROUTES 11, 17, 18, 19
Exposed brick and high cathedral ceilings set the tone at this renovated freight warehouse. The Loft: 180 reception; The Warehouse: 450 reception. In-house catering.
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON ARENA
1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton, 937/229-4635
daytonflyers.com, ROUTES 19, 22
The Arena seats 13,435 and hosts eight luxury suites, 102 loge seats and a pavilion. Boesch Lounge: 150 banquet; Time Warner Cable Flight Deck: 300 banquet and reception; Time Warner Cable Stadium: 375 seats. In-house catering.
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL UNION
300 College Park Ave., Dayton, 937/229-3333
udayton.edu/studev/studentlife, ROUTES 11, 14, 16
The Kennedy Union offers 12 meeting spaces for up to 500 theater style, 350 banquet style. In-house catering.
138 N. Main St., Dayton, 937/228-7591
victoriatheatre.com, ALL ROUTES THAT SERVE DOWNTOWN DAYTON
The opulent theater, built in 1866, offers 13,000 sq. ft. of space. Victoria Theatre: 1,152 fixed seats; Lobby: 100 theater, 80 banquet, 200 standing reception; Mezzanine: 100 reception; Reception Room: 40 banquet, 60 reception; Stage: 150 banquet, 250-300 reception. In-house catering.
YANKEE TRACE GOLF CLUB: RESTAURANT AND BANQUETS
10000 Yankee St., Centerville, 937/438-3585
Rooms accommodate up to 250 guests. Ceiling 11 ft. In-house catering, A/V equipment and Wi-Fi are available.