The evening was clear, the spirits were flowing as smoothly as the badinage, and the event venue was, to say the least, impeccable.
That was the scene last week at Anderson Pavilion—the Annie W. and Elizabeth Anderson Pavilion at Smale Riverfront Park, for short—where Local12/WKRC held its annual Christmas party.
The evening began with a cocktail reception around the Carol Ann Carousel, complete with skyline views and delectable comestibles from the pavilion’s award-winning culinary group. Then all those WKRC folk, from its interns to its anchors, made their way into the 350-seat main chamber, which on this occasion was outfitted with 12-top tables, a buffet, a sitting area, and two bars.
Those who’d never been to Anderson Pavilion left impressed—and for good reason. The pavilion features several remarkable event settings, including the Carol Ann Carousel we’ve already discussed in addition to, well, here’s a handy list:
- The Gardner Family Grove & Rose Garden
- The Carol Ann’s Carousel & Balcony (ibid)
- The Suspension Bridge Riverview Garden
- The Riverview Veranda
- The Pichler Fountains
- The Tunnel Scape
Anderson Pavilion’s design is sumptuously modern. That is to say, it’s rich with contours and recesses illuminated by colored lighting, which adds a sense of elegance and refinement. The windows are enormous too. And when the blinds aren’t drawn, they offer expansive views both north and south of the Ohio River.
The space is also outfitted with modern amenities and technological offerings, so the WKRC folk had no trouble giving their rousing Christmas toasts with the help of provided microphones and the pavilion’s sound system.
All in all, it was a great night. The food was delicious, the staff was attentive, and the venue lived up to its standard as the premier setting for Cincinnati’s corporate and social gatherings.
For more information about the Annie W. and Elizabeth Anderson Pavilion at Smale Riverfront Park, visit the website.