Dayton’s Authentic Downtown Event Venue

Welcome to The Steam Plant, Downtown Dayton’s newest gem!

The former power generating plant is a newly renovated event venue versatile for any size group or occasion. The interior is an open floor plan with iconic arched windows, 30-foot high ceilings, exposed beams and brick and hand-crafted two-story built-in bar. Additional features include soft furniture groupings, state of the art sound system, accent lighting, an onsite catering prep kitchen, a luxury VIP suite with a balcony overlooking the Grand Hall, and much more. The ambiance is a perfect mix of old-world charm with modern sensibilities!

The Grand Hall – Breathtakingly beautiful, The Grand Hall can accommodate 350 seated guests or 500 person reception. But smaller groups won’t feel lost either! Using the existing soft furniture allows for intimate conversation areas and breaks up the space providing a cozy atmosphere.

The Boiler Room – Just off The Grand Hall is the lower level Boiler Room. The Boiler Room is perfect for a small group gathering, meeting or could be used as your after dinner “Dance Club!”

The Pavilion – A picture perfect outdoor green space can be the site for your ceremony, tented reception or evening under the stars. Truly a delightful urban oasis!

Whether you are planning a small get-together, fundraiser, business function or reception, The Steam Plant is easily-customizable indoor and outdoor venue for any event.

Contact us today for more information, availability and to schedule a tour!


Preservation and Renewal of the Historic Steam Plant

The Steam Plant was built as a power-generating plant by Dayton Power & Light in 1907 with additions in 1917 and 1948. It served as a backup steam heating system for downtown Dayton and was used until the plant closed in the mid-1980s. It has been carefully renovated preserving the unique architectural features such as high ceilings, exposed beams, brick walls and iconic floor to ceiling windows. The transformation is a simple and elegant canvas to create your memorable event!

The Steam Plant Bridal Packages

Relaxed, comfortable, indulged, that’s how we want you to feel on your wedding day!

The Steam Plant offers you and your bridal party the opportunity for exclusive use of The VIP Bridal Suite on the day of your wedding to pamper and prepare for the day’s big events.

The Suite is spacious and beautifully appointed designed with brides in mind – it’s the perfect retreat for you and your bridal party to get ready. It is equipped with soft furniture, changing area, powder room, a state of the art sound system and TV as well as counter space, salon chairs and mirrors for your hair and make-up stylists to do their magic! Prepare all at once or at a leisurely pace, you decide.

Convenient too! Your belongings are secured in The Suite during the ceremony until you return for the reception. It will remain available to you for touch-ups or a quiet refuge for the duration of the reception.

But we don’t want the guys to feel left out! Full day rental of The Steam Plant allows the guys use of The Grooms Lounge for their dressing and preparation.

Another unique feature to The Steam Plant is “The Bridal Balcony,” a fifty-eight foot long wrought iron catwalk. The catwalk is attached to The VIP Suite overlooking The Grand Hall. The Balcony is perfect for a dramatic entrance, bouquet toss and photo opportunity!

Full Day rental of The Steam Plant also provides you the opportunity to take photos prior to the ceremony before the reception. Inside the Steam Plant, outside in the Garden or in the urban setting around, there are plenty of picturesque backdrops to capture your day!

For Bridal Package pricing, please request info or call 937-985-0617 to schedule an appointment