The Engineers Club of Dayton

ECD Testimonials

We blindly booked the Engineer’s Club for our wedding reception, and it could not have been better! Planning a wedding from across the country can be stressful, but their event coordinator, Darbie, was always available to answer our questions, and was even able to provide recommendations for DJ’s, food, and other little treats. She made sure everything ran smoothly, and we did not have to worry about one thing.

The Engineer’s Club staff did an amazing job putting together the decorations, getting things set up with our DJ, and keeping things organized. We even had our dinner plates served first so we could eat before socializing. The food was delicious, and it was easy to coordinate multiple plates for guests with dietary restrictions. Did I mention we didn’t have to worry about one thing? We loved having the whole building for our reception – there was a spot for everyone (some of our older relatives preferred to stay tucked away in a quiet corner instead of joining the dance party). What initially drew us to the Engineer’s Club was the intricate detail and woodwork of the historic building. What a beautiful venue for such a special day!

We are both very grateful to the staff at the Engineer’s Club for making our wedding reception such a special and stress-free day. It was perfect!

Tim & Grace Williams,
October 2023

The Engineers Club of Dayton stands as a symbol of innovation and excellence in our region, embodying the very spirit of engineering ingenuity that has shaped our world. As a hub for brilliant minds and groundbreaking ideas, the club’s contributions have not only impacted Dayton but have reverberated throughout the entire United States.

Having had the privilege to host numerous professional events at the Engineers Club, I can attest firsthand to the exceptional experience it offers. Darbie and her dedicated staff consistently demonstrate a commitment to excellence, ensuring that every detail is meticulously attended to. From the warm hospitality to the delectable culinary offerings, every aspect of our events has been flawlessly executed.

Moreover, the Engineers Club’s historic and architecturally stunning building provides a fitting backdrop for gatherings of all kinds. Whether it’s a corporate seminar or a celebratory banquet, the ambiance of the club never fails to impress.

In recommending the Engineers Club of Dayton for any event, I do so with the utmost confidence. It is a venue where professionalism, service, and innovation converge to create memorable experiences. You simply cannot go wrong entrusting your event to the Engineers Club of Dayton.

Emily Mandich,
Dayton Builders Exchange,
February 2024

Our company really enjoyed having our Christmas party at the Engineers Club. The historical venue is such a gem!

It was wonderful working with Darbie to plan everything. She promptly answered all my questions that popped up along the way throughout the planning.

Cheyenne, and the rest of the staff, were exceptional tending to our needs during the party. And one gentleman just jumped right in a started helping us unload our cars. It was so nice. Plus, the food is great!

Lisa Herd,
Snyder Brick & Block,
December 2023

Our engineering team really enjoyed or time together at the Engineers Club of Dayton. The staff was professional, food was great, and the 2nd floor library was a great atmosphere for our event.

Additionally, the club is a museum of engineering treasures to explore. Thank you- we look forward to our next event with you.

Ash Miller,
Northrup Grumman,
December 2023

Joining the Engineers Club of Dayton (ECD) has been a great decision for me – not only for my family, but also in my professional life as a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), Great Lakes Section.

The Engineers Club of Dayton is the SETP Great Lakes Section’s first choice of venue for dinners and symposia. We have been hosting professional and social events there since 2014. Not only has the Club consistently provided excellent food and service, they have done so in an awe-inspiring historic setting that embodies creativity and innovation. When setting up any event, the Executive Director and her staff are easy to work with, offer a wide variety of options, and pay attention to the details.

The SETP members and guests are always wowed by the Engineers Club’s impressive collection of science and engineering artifacts that demonstrate Dayton’s history of leading technical innovation. They are equally impressed by the groundbreaking accomplishments of the pathfinders enshrined in the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame. The Engineers Club has earned its place on the National Register of Historic Places as a priceless historic gem of the Gem City!

My family and I have enjoyed numerous ECD events – everything from simple lunches with co-workers, to Easter and Mothers’ Day brunches, Independence Day celebrations, New Year’s Eve dinners, and other special events including the 2018 100th Anniversary of the Engineers Club’s building. We’ve also attended several informative, curated wine tasting dinners with excellent food pairings. Tuesday’s Barn Gang lunches offer engaging presentations on a wide variety of history, biography, business-oriented and current events as well as technical topics. There are also Thursday afternoon happy hours. It’s a great place to enjoy the relaxed but elegant atmosphere, and associate with local leaders and professionals in science, engineering, industry, academia, health care, and government. My family and I feel that belonging to the Engineers Club of Dayton is being a part of history, not just Dayton’s history, but the innovative history that Daytonians have gifted to the world, plus it has the added benefit of enjoying excellent, fine dining and events.

Dave Glade,
Past Chairman,
Great Lakes Section, Society of Experimental Test Pilots Colonel, USAF (Retired),
December 20233