When Simone Charles, owner of Social Butterfly Events, first broke into Cincinnati’s wedding and event planning industry, she opened Blush Event Loft in 2017. Shortly after, her husband’s job influenced her relocating to California, where she consulted at various wedding venues and assisted with wedding and floral planning packages. Now, she’s back in the Queen City and celebrating the opening of her new event venue, The Confetti Room.
“In Over-the-Rhine alone there are so many wedding venues and they’re gorgeous,” Charles says. “But there’s a need for bridal shower and baby shower spaces that have the amenities that you would find at a wedding venue but not the cost. There’s a need for something beautiful but intimate.”The Confetti Room is a 1,600-square-foot space that offers just that. Located on Race Street, the venue can accommodate 75 seated or 100 standing guests.
Inspired by Charles’s love of southern bridal boutiques’ clean design, crown molding, and French provincial furniture, The Confetti Room is essentially a blank canvas that clients can customize based on their event’s needs. The space can be dressed up with antique furniture for an elegant rehearsal dinner, decorated with balloons and colorful banners for a playful baby shower, or furnished for a networking event or business meeting.
With a lush topiary greenery wall and curated furniture and decor, The Confetti Room isn’t short of picture perfect. “Our goal is to give people Instagrammable moments because that’s really where parties and events are going these days,” Charles says. “Everybody’s on Instagram and everybody wants to show how they’re partying and how they’re living their best life.”
Clients can schedule bookings up to a week prior to their event depending on the venue’s availability. After reserving the space, they can then request that Charles and her team oversee set up, provide props and decor, and handle cleanup, all for an added fee, which helps eliminates the stress of hosting an event, Charles says.
On August 11, Charles celebrated the grand opening of the Confetti Room with friends, family, and community members. She says she’s felt nothing but support from the community throughout the entire opening process, especially from her landlords at 3CDC, whom she feels are dedicated to ensuring that small businesses succeed. “The reason that we came back [to Cincinnati] is because we realized there’s something very special happening here with young professionals,” she says. “There’s so much support for small businesses in OTR.”
The Confetti Room, 1531 Race St., downtown, 513-446-1650