grand hall with purple uplighting for wedding reception

Have a question? We are here to help.

Whether you are a bride planning your perfect wedding, a mother planning a birthday party, or an event coordiantor looking for a space to host your meeting or event, there are always lots of questions to ask. In fact, we answer’s top 10 questions to ask your venue before you book!

+ How many people can Urbana Christian Conference Center accommodate?

The Urbana Christian Conference Center accommodates weddings and events for 350 guest comfortably. Please review our COVID-19 policy here for updates.

+ What is included in the venue fee? Is there an additional rental fee?

Urbana Christian Conference Center’s wedding and reception fee is $3,450 which includes full use of 15,000 square feet of interior space: the great hall, club room, grand staircase and mezzanine, and the bar as well as 1,500 square feet of outdoor terrace and the lawn. There is no additional rental fee.

+ How much is the deposit? When is it due and is it refundable?

For your wedding or event, Urbana Christian Conference Center requires 50% of the venue fee upon booking to secure your event date. The initial deposit is a non-refundable deposit.

+ Can I hold both my wedding ceremony and reception here?

Yes. Urbana Christian Conference Center is perfectly designed to host your ceremony and reception.

+ Can I have a rehearsal at your facility prior to my wedding day?

Yes! Typically wedding rehearsals are held at our facility on the Friday before your event. At this rehearsal, you can also bring items needed for decoration or overnight storage.

+ How soon after the wedding ceremony does the reception start?

We need 40-60 minutes to transform the great hall from a wedding ceremony to a reception. During that time, guests have appetizers and drinks in the club room while the bridal couple has their pictures taken.

+ Is there a smaller area available for more intimate weddings?

Yes, we have a more intimate area in front of the fireplace, which is perfect for smaller events. Please ask about the venue fee for this area.

+ Can you host outside weddings?

Yes, we have a portable sound system that can be used outside, making an outside ceremony possible.

+ Can we bring our own officiant?


+ Are there decoration restrictions? May I set up decor pieces in areas of the facility and use items like confetti, candles or sparklers?

We are very flexible when it comes to your event or wedding. Talk to your event coordinator about specific details of your vision and how we can help bring it to life!

+ Do you have in-house vendors or a list of preferred vendors?

Yes! We keep a list of our preferred vendors found here. You don’t have to use these vendors. We just want to share the list with you because we have experienced that they are exceptional vendors.

+ Do you offer or require day-of coordination?

When you book with Urbana Christian Conference Center, you get a dedicated wedding or event coordinator who will be there from start to finish ensuring that your special day runs smoothly and stress-free!

+ What accommodations are close to your facility?

We are located four minutes outside the town of Urbana, Ohio and 25 minutes from Springfield, Ohio.
Urbana Hotels: Scioto Inn, Urbana Inn & Suites, in addition to some quaint bed and breakfasts nearby.
Springfield Hotels: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites.

+ Do you host more than one wedding or event at a time?

Urbana Christian Conference Center only hosts one event at a time, making your wedding or event the only focus of the day!

+ When will I have access to the venue the day of my wedding or event?

You will have access to the venue four hours before your ceremony or event start time so that you can get ready (or dressed) at our facility and have plenty of time for pictures beforehand.

+ Is there a time that we can drop off decorations and items needed for my event?

You may bring items on Thursday or Friday evening during an approximate two-hour time frame while we are preparing the facility for your wedding or event. You will also have access to the venue four hours before your ceremony or event start time.

+ Do we need to remove decor at the end of the night?

We recommend that you remove all of your decor and items from the facility at the end of the night.

+ How late do we have access to the venue?

Everyone should vacate the premises by midnight.

+ Do you provide the catering?

Yes, our chefs prepare amazing made from scratch food-- one less vendor that you have to hire. We serve your dinner in a buffet line or plated at the tables.

+ Do you have projectors, audio/visual equipment, etc.?

We provide a lapel mic for the officiant. Music can be played through our sound system for the wedding ceremony or event. We also have two overhead projectors if you would like to have a slide show for your guests.

+ Do you provide linens, dishes, glassware, and silverware?

Yes, we do. In addition, we have various vases, candle holders, etc. available for your use.

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