The Manor House in Mason doesn’t refer to itself as a wedding or corporate event venue—it’s a place for all special events.

“We do celebrations of life, we do anniversary parties, we do birthdays, we do first communion celebrations, bar and bat mitzvahs, all the school events. We just have a variety of everything,” says Kathy Kinane, who owns the Manor House with her husband Bill. “Anything that people want to have that’s too big for their home or they don’t want to have to worry about doing it, we do it here.”

Bill says that about 50 percent of their business is corporate and about 50 percent is social. “We do an awful lot of Monday through Friday corporate events,” he says.

Manor House is a Southern-style plantation venue that sits on 18 acres of land. It has five different ceremony sites for weddings and flexible rooms setups for corporate events ranging from classrooms to exhibitions. 

“Every one of our rooms goes out to its own private outdoor space area,” says Bill. “Each room has its own covered porch or courtyard or area, so that the outside is always available for the inside. On breaks [guests] get to go outside, they can eat outside, they can take their breaks outside and they can do meetings outside. The alfresco (activity done outside) is a huge portion of the appeal the Manor House offers corporate, and brides as well.”

The Kinanes work to keep the Manor House on the cutting edge of venues. Its different room and ceremony sites allow people to choose the feel that best suits them. While the main house has a Southern feel—featuring crystal chandeliers, a glass atrium and beautiful wallpaper—the Carriage House, another facility on the grounds, has wood-beam ceilings and stone fireplaces. 

“It’s like you walked into a ski lodge, a chalet or something. It provides a different atmosphere for some of the corporate or brides,” says Kathy.

To keep events running smoothly, the venue offers a trolley for events when guests are staying at nearby hotels and even a bridal hostess—who assist brides with anything they may need, from double-sided tape to keeping them on schedule—on their wedding days.

“After the ceremony, the bridal hostess will change into their serving uniform and they become the server for the head table, so they’ve already got a rapport with at least the girls,” says Kathy.

The Manor House also keeps up with wedding dining trends. It has the rare distinction of being certified to serve black Angus beef.

“It’s not your typical hotel food. It’s more of a dining experience where you’re getting the best cuts of beef. You’re going to a banquet facility and you’re getting something that you would get at [a fine] restaurant,” says Bill. “We’re always trying to find what is the latest greatest thing as far as food, facility, keeping on top of our game and trying to set the bar for everybody else.”

If you’d like to look at the facilities or try some of the food before booking an event, the Manor House hosts bridal tastings and corporate open houses for just this purpose. Contact the Manor House at 513-459-0177 or visit manorhouseohio.com to find out more.