Guest Information

Children

We encourage our friends and family with children to bring the entire family to the wedding and reception. As far as we are concerned a wedding isn't a wedding without children on the dance floor. We are also planning some special activities to keep children entertained at the reception.

Transportation

We are investigating a shuttle to transport guests between the airport, hotel, church, and reception site. Please check back for an update.

Flights To Cincinnati (CVG)

For those of you traveling from out of town the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, or CVG, is the airport you will want to fly into. The Cincinnati airport is just 12 miles from Mother of God.

Lodging

For those of you attending from out of town or those of you wanting to spend a romantic evening away from home we we have reserved a block of rooms at Embassy Suites RiverCenter. Please make sure to book early as we have reserved a limited number of rooms. The last day to book and receive our group rate is January 9th, 2013. When booking your room please make sure to use group code PBW. To book your room you may use one of the following three methods

  1. Call 1-800-EMBASSY
  2. Call the hotel directly at 859-261-8400
  3. Book on-line at embassysuites.com

When booking with our group code you should receive the following rates: king bed suite $119/night + tax, double bed suite $129/night + tax. Embassy Suites has a 48 hour cancellation policy, so, if your plans do change please make sure to cancel at least two days before your date of check-in.

Address:
Embassy Suites RiverCenter
10 East Rivercenter Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011

Weather

We are sure some of you are wondering what the weather is like in the Greater Cincinnati area in February. Min herself was wondering this just after we agreed to have our wedding at Mother of God in Covington, Kentucky. She asked, "is it going to be freezing", "is it going to snow on our wedding". Well, average temperatures for the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area in January and February are between 26F and 29F, so yes it will be freezing. But, on average snow falls three days out of each month so it probably will not snow.

Places to Go

The following are some suggestions for things to do while in the Greater Cincinnati area. Unfortunately we have not visited all of these attractions so we've provided links to trip adviser so that you can learn more about each one.

Cincinnati Museum Center

For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of three museums and Omnimax Theater housed in a beautifully restored Art Deco train station. The museums include the Children's, the Natural History and Science and the city's History museum.

Cincinnati Museum Center Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs, particularly for gorillas and white tigers, and has a wonderful collection of felines and a delightful manatees exhibit.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Krohn Conservatory

Krohn Conservatory, located at 1501 Eden Park Drive in Eden Park, was built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era. It's what's inside those aluminum and glass walls that make Krohn Conservatory truly special. The Krohn Conservatory is Cincinnati Parks' nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world.

Krohn Conservatory Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Duke Energy Children's Museum

Hands-on discovery museum where children can explore and learn about themselves and the world around them.

Duke Energy Children's Museum, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Newport Gangster Tour

The tour gives the viewers a detailed narrative of the story of Newport and is more of a walking educational and comedy show than a historical walk..  The guides explain how Newport Kentucky was the prototype for Las Vegas.  No where in the country were there so many illegal gambling houses and high end casinos that were so illegal. During the tour the guides also showed the patrons where Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lee Lewis use to play. 

Newport Gangster Tour Web Page, TripAdvisor

Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water, including the enormously popular “Sweet Pea,” one of the only shark rays in the world. It is open to the public 365 days a year. Located only two minutes from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.

Newport Aquarium Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Newport On The Levee

Newport on the Levee is the most popular attraction in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky supported by research performed in 2006 by Northern Kentucky University's marketing department. The Levee was also voted by Zagat as the #1 Shopping/Mall Attraction for Families in the United States in May 2004. Located just across the river from Cincinnati's dramatic skyline view, the Levee features a year-round schedule of festivals, special events, live bands and a great selection of restaurant offerings.

Newport On The Levee Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Cincinnati Fire Museum

The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati allows you to recognize past Cincinnati firefighting efforts, to celebrate today’s firefighting advancements, and to support fire safety in your community.

Year 1802: Every Cincinnati homeowner who paid an annual fee of $35 was required to own two blackjack leather fire buckets. Men ages 16 to 50 who did not help with firefighting efforts were charged $5. Men who did not pay this fine were required to spend five days in jail.

Cincinnati Fire Museum Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Roebling Suspension Bridge

John A. Roebling is the designer of the world famous Brooklyn suspension bridge which as put in to service in 1883. However, 27 years before the Brooklyn Bridge Mr. Roebling build the, John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. A 1,057 foot span connecting Ohio and Kentucky with a 100 feet of clearance that allowed paddle wheeled river boats to pass with ease.

TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Things to Eat

Montgomery Inn Restaurant

Home of the world's greatest ribs since the late 1950s.

Montgomery Inn Restaurant Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Hofbräuhaus

Welcome to the first authentic Hofbräuhaus in America, modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany! Guests are now able to enjoy many of the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbräuhaus famous. From the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare, Hofbräuhaus Newport is a memorable experience for all.

Hofbräuhaus Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Skyline Chili (Cincinnati Chili)

Cincinnati chili (or "Cincinnati-style chili") is a regional style of Chili con carne characterized by the use of seasonings such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice or chocolate. It is commonly served over spaghetti or as a hot dog sauce, and is normally of a thin, sauce-like consistency, unlike most chili con carne.


Skyline Chili Web Page, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia

Goetta

Goetta is a breakfast sausage of likely German-American origin that is popular in the greater Cincinnati area. It is primarily composed of ground meat (pork, or pork and beef) and steel-cut oats. Look for Goetta on the breakfast menu of local restaurants.

Wikipedia