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Carillon Historical Park - Deeds Carillon Bell Tower

Deeds Carillon Bell Tower

Surrounded by Carillon Historical Park’s beautiful 65–acre campus, with its commanding view of the Great Miami River, the Deeds Carillon Bell Tower provides an iconic setting for a wedding ceremony. Deeds Carillon was built in 1942 by Reinhard & Hofmeister of New York—the same architectural firm responsible for Rockefeller Center.

Carillon Historical Park - Eichelberger Pavilion

Eichelberger Pavilion

Impress your guests with Carillon Historical Park’s newest venue! With a two-story grand ballroom, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the picturesque Carillon Park grounds, ample parking, and unique design features inspired by the extravagant NCR cash registers from the turn of the century, this truly unique space is perfect for weddings, and celebrations of any kind.

Carillon Historical Park - James F. Dicke Family Transportation Center

James F. Dicke Family Transportation Center

The James F. Dicke Family Transportation Center is one of Carillon Historical Park’s most popular venues. It is known for beautiful outdoor wedding ceremonies on the nearby Morrison Bridge (est. 1881), cocktail hours on the outdoor patio, and receptions inside the Transportation Center. Guests mingle amongst an opulent railcar, summer trolley, and the John Quincy Adams—the oldest existing locomotive built in the United States.

Carillon Historical Park - Kettering Family Education Center

Kettering Family Education Center

The Kettering Family Education Center is adjacent to the Heritage Center of Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship—an expansive exhibit space themed around Dayton’s rich heritage of innovation, manufacturing, and industry. It is the perfect venue for corporate banquets, receptions, and meetings.

Old Court House

Old Court House

The Old Court House’s beautiful classic rotunda is ideal for wedding ceremonies and intimate receptions. The smaller Recorder’s Office is perfect for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, or a buffet station. Built in 1850, Abraham Lincoln and seven other U.S. Presidents all campaigned on the building’s storied limestone steps. The Old Court House is considered one of the nation’s finest examples of Greek Revival Architecture.

Patterson Homestead

Patterson Homestead

Surrounded by a lush green lawn and colorful gardens, beautiful wedding ceremonies take place at Patterson Homestead’s picturesque white gazebo. The Homestead was originally constructed in 1816 by Col. Robert Patterson, a Revolutionary War veteran, the founder of Lexington, Kentucky, and the grandfather of legendary NCR Founder John H. Patterson. The venue’s large open indoor room is perfect for rehearsal dinners, small gatherings, or meetings.

Hawthorn Hill

Hawthorn Hill

Join the ranks of Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison as visitors to the first pilot’s last home. Designed by the Wright brothers, and occupied by Orville, Katharine, and Bishop Milton Wright, this elite venue is popular for intimate gatherings, networking events, and entertaining clients. Sitting high on an Oakwood hilltop, with its white pillars and twin porches, Hawthorn Hill is a National Historic Landmark—Orville Wright’s home from 1914–1948.