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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Duke Energy Children's Museum
Hands-on discovery museum where children can explore and learn about themselves and the world around them.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Things to Eat
Montgomery Inn Restaurant
Home of the world's greatest ribs since the late 1950s.
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.
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.
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.