One Amazing Venue

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

The former power generating plant is a recently 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 built-in sound system, accent lighting, an onsite catering prep kitchen, a luxury VIP suite with a balcony overlooking the Grand Hall, Locker Room, onsite complimentary parking and much more. The ambiance is a perfect mix of old-world charm with modern sensibilities!

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.


The All-In-One Event Space

The Steam Plant offers many amenities including a hand-crafted bar with seating, built-in sound system, accent lighting, an onsite catering prep kitchen, a cigar patio and more. The perfect mix of old-world charm with modern sensibilities!

The VIP Suite is a tastefully decorated and thoughtfully designed space for a small gathering or meeting. The Suite is most commonly used on wedding days as a Bridal Suite as it’s a spacious and comfortable place Bridal Parties can spread out, relax and enjoy the day!

Amenities include:

  • Salon chairs for hair and make-up stylists to work their magic
  • Built-in wet bar with refrigerator and ice maker
  • Soft furniture plus pub table seating
  • Conference area with table and eight chairs
  • En-suite restroom
  • A wall of windows with great lighting for photography
  • 58-foot balcony overlooking The Grand Hall for birds-eye view of event preparations

The Locker Room is a great space for the guys or secondary wedding party to do their wedding day preparations. Designed with wedding parties in mind, The Locker Room feels like a club house, it’s comfortable, well-appointed and super convenient!

Amenities include:

  • Two walk-in showers with oversized shower heads and large, luxurious bath towels
  • Dressing area with lockers to store clothing and personal items
  • Lounge with TV, comfortable furniture and pub seating
  • Cabinet for supplies, serving food and drinks
  • Game area for cards, games or just hanging out

The Grand Hall is the primary event space offering nearly 6000 square feet to create a memorable event! The room was carefully renovated for over three years preserving the unique architectural features such as high ceilings, exposed beams, brick walls and iconic floor to ceiling windows. A simple and elegant canvas to create your memorable event!

The Grand Hall can accommodate 300 seated guests but less is better for a wedding reception to allow ample room for dancing and space in front of the bar, or 500 for a stand-up reception without 100% seating plus use of the overflow room

Modern Amenities

  • Hand-crafted built-in bar with bar stool seating
  • Accent lighting
  • Unique wood chairs and banquet tables included
  • Ceiling fans
  • Modern and conveniently located rest rooms
  • Quirky Catwalk above the bar great for a unique photo or photographer’s use
  • Ability for renters to bring in their own beer, wine and spirits

Just off The Grand Hall in the lower level is the former Steam Plant Boiler Room. It’s a fun space and versatile for an intimate ceremony, cocktail hour, private dinner, gaming area or an after dinner “Dance Club!”

Located on the main level just off the Grand Hall is the Overflow/Annex space. The space is most frequently used in conjunction with events in The Grand Hall for buffets or food stations, vendor stalls for product displays or tastings, auction tables for fundraisers, cocktail hour or for a stand-alone event. A very versatile space!

Located just off the bar in The Grand Hall is a lovely outdoor Patio. The Patio offers a comfortable setting for cocktail hour, after dinner bourbon and cigar bar, private dinner, or comfortable location to relax and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Situated on the west end of the building the patio is shaded most of the day and offers a gentle breeze on warm summer evenings.

The Garden is a beautifully landscaped outdoor green space perfect for a wedding ceremony, tented event or evening under the stars. The Garden offers an abundance of seasonal flowers and greens, quaint park benches, two paver patios and accent lighting for the evening. Truly a delightful urban oasis!

Conveniently located on East 3rd Street in The Webster Station Neighborhood in downtown Dayton, The Steam Plant is easily accessible to highways, restaurants, craft breweries, nightlife and entertainment!

With parking in downtown Dayton being a premium, The Steam Plant offers onsite, complimentary parking. For large events there is overflow parking with an additional 150 spaces in a free public lot as well as on the surrounding streets.

Additional Parking Features:

  • Designated “Reserved” parking for the event host
  • Handicap parking and wheel chair accessibility
  • Well-lit lot at night
  • Easy load-in/load-out for event hosts and vendors



Our wedding was at The Steam Plant and it was everything I imagined it to be. This place is incredible with the best people running it!

Tiffany Kuck

We had a business sales award event for 250 people. The venue was spectacular! Lisa Beam did a phenomenal job coordinating the event. Everything was perfect! We will return next year!

Melissa Mackey Zimmer
Beautiful event venue with extremely helpful staff. We just held Dayton Startup Week there, which is a week-long event, and they made set-up, tear-down, and everything in between the easiest it has been in our first 3 years of running this event.
Tiffany Ferrell

We looked all over the U.S. trying to figure out what kind of environment we wanted for our wedding. I was brought back home to Dayton when I found the Steam Plant and knew right away it was where we would get married after meeting Lisa. She was so great and easy to work with and I felt like she was a long time friend. The space is limitless, with so many locations where you are able to create an intimate space or have a big ol’ party. We did both and I wouldn’t have it any other way;)

Beth Livingston

This venue is top notch! From a photographers point of view, this place is amazing. I absolutely can not wait until my next wedding there! Staff was more than accommodating and professional. They personally greeted each guest and vendor with a smile. Thank you for an incredible experience. I can not wait to come back.

Christine Parlett

I got married at The Steam Plant in May of 2018. Lisa and John were amazing and we appreciate them so much. They had people help set up and Lisa was there day of helping. The venue itself is stunning, needing few decorations. The bridal suite is so useful and beautiful. If you are considering the venue, stop by and see it because you’ll be blown away.

Heather Burton

Beautiful venue, lots of parking.

Fran O'Connor

Amazing venue in a central location. The industrial chic decor fits the aesthetics of the building.

Michael Magee

Everything you need in ONE event space!

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