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St. Clare Chapel

Cincinnati OH


St. Clare Chapel is a stunning Catholic Sanctuary resting on 35 acres of gorgeous landscape at 60 Compton Road in Hartwell. This historic chapel is the hidden gem of St. Clare Convent, home to the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The sisters welcome all to mass each day at 10:00am. The Chapel is Catholic preferred, yet it is possible for others to be married in the chapel. However, while there are a few additional steps in the process for those who are not Catholics to be married in the chapel, it is well worth the trouble to be married in this gorgeous space. Constructed in 1895, the stone and brick chapel can accommodate up to 200 guests and is fully heated and air-conditioned. Beautiful stained glass windows, gorgeous arches throughout, and a newly restored organ are just a few of the features that make St. Clare so wonderfully picturesque.

The Centennial Barn, a beautifully restored barn with all modern amenities, is located on the grounds of St. Clare Convent. It is a perfect location for your reception following your wedding in the chapel.

St. Clare Chapel rental is managed Sr. Karen Hartman,SFP who can be reached at 513-761-9040 or alternatively at


The Centennial Barn -- a perfect place for your reception. Please call Rose Aleman at 513- 761-1697 to explore the possibility of using the Centennial Barn for your Wedding Reception!


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