Couples looking for a wedding venue in Columbus, Ohio can choose from a wide variety of options, ranging from light-filled art galleries and rustic chic barns to lavish ballrooms and country clubs to wineries and even a zoo. As one of the Midwest’s oldest cities, Columbus offers excellent venues for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions featuring classic architecture. The many parks and rivers located throughout the city also provide scenic backdrops for wedding pictures. There is no shortage of great sports for any wedding in Columbus.
1.Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
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Cameron Mitchell Premier Events offers professional wedding planning guidance for couples who have a vision for their wedding, but no idea on how exactly to make it happen. The staff helps couples come up with a theme, organize rentals, and coordinate the wedding day, aiming to take the overwhelmed feeling out of the wedding planning process and help couples stay within their wedding budget. The catering team with Cameron Mitchell Premier Events offers customized menus for receptions, with accommodations available for dietary restrictions. Cameron Mitchell Premier Events offers a variety of venues, such as The Exchange and The Ivory Room.
7619 Huntington Park Dr, Columbus, OH 43235, Phone: 614-848-4700
2.City View Columbus
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The City View Columbus is one of the city’s premier venues for outdoor weddings, providing panoramic views of the skyline of Columbus and an ideal backdrop for sunset wedding ceremonies. Set on the grounds of a golf course, the venue is able to accommodate weddings consisting of 250 guests at mosts for both the ceremony and the wedding reception outdoors. Indoor weddings are also possible for ceremonies with up to 60 guests and receptions with up to 85 guests. On-site customized catering services are offered at City View Columbus, but outside caterers are allowed as well.
789 Science Blvd, Columbus, OH 43230, Phone: 614-804-1536
3.Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Along with being home to hundreds of different animals, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium acts as one of the city’s unique wedding venues as well for those looking to get married in a one-of-a-kind setting within the Greater Columbus area. Considered to be one of the nation’s best zoos, it makes sense that the grounds would provide a remarkable backdrop for any wedding ceremony and reception, with couples having the iconic wedding venue to themselves after hours with views of the Scioto River and amazing naturalistic settings. Grand wedding celebrations are possible at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for up to 400 guests.
4850 W Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065, Phone: 614-645-3550
4.Creekside Conference & Event Center
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The Creekside Conference and Event Center is one of the city Columbus, Ohio’s ideal settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions, particularly for couples looking for an upscale and exclusive event venue. The Plaza Ballroom boasts six thousand square feet of event space that can be divided up into four different salons, providing options for couples who need a smaller space. The entire ballroom can accommodate a maximum of four hundred guests with customizable space that includes a lounge and dance floor. The picturesque outdoor ceremony site can accommodate up to three hundred family members and friends of the couple.
101 Mill Street, Columbus, OH 43230, Phone: 614-416-8188
5.Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, established in Columbus back in the year 1895, features a glass Victorian-style botanical greenhouse boasting a soaring roof, as well as the West Terrace brick veranda. The botanical gardens encompasse a total of eighty-eight acres surrounding the conservatory. A variety of spaces are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions throughout the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, including the conservatory, the Zen Terrace, and the Grand Atrium. The Veridian features two outdoor spaces, the rooftop garden known as the Grove and the Brides Garden, while the Wells Barn and Garden provides a rustic chic space.
1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203, Phone: 614-715-8000
© Gahanna Sanctuary
The Gahanna Sanctuary is the city of Columbus, Ohio’s non-profit, affordable event venue, as well as one of the city’s sites listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. The unique and charming spaces consists of a large private suite that offers plenty of room for getting ready, a spacious kitchen, an outdoor patio, strings of ambient bistro lights, beautiful stained glass windows, and more. The Gahanna Sanctuary is located just outside of Columbus in the Creekside District of Gahanna, just a handful of blocks away from the town’s Creekside plaza and park.
82 North High St, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: 614-475-9265
7.Germania Singing & Sport Society
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The Germania Singing and Sport Society is available for non-members to rent for a variety of private events, including wedding receptions and provides a unique and distinctive venue with old world charm, offering a European atmosphere with the cityscape of Columbus in the backdrop. Situated in the center of the city’s Brewery District, the Germania is within close proximity to both the German Village and the downtown area. Renting the venue for weddings gives couples exclusive use of the entire property and includes several open dining areas, a dance floor, the Germania Private Garden, and the outdoor Biergarten.
543 S. Front St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-228-9055
8.Graystone Wine Cellar
The Graystone Wine Cellar one of the most unique banquet venues in the city of Columbus. Housed within the historic 1875 Schlee Brewery’s hand-hewn limestone vaults, Graystone is a family-owned and operated banquet facility that aims to rekindle the spirit of German immigrants who settled in Columbus, Ohio and established the area’s brewing industry during the 1800’s. The Graystone Wine Cellar has the capability of accommodating weddings of twenty to one hundred guests with either buffet or served sit-down dinner receptions. If the wedding reception is held at the venue, it’s possible for the wedding ceremony to be free.
544 S. Front St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-228-2332
9.High Line Car House
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The High Line Car House, situated within downtown Columbus, Ohio’s historic Brewery District, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, chandelier lighting, natural wood floors, exposed brick walls, and an industrial-style soaring ceiling, providing an ideal setting for a romantic rustic chic or urban chic wedding. Two Caterers is the High Line Car House’s exclusive event planner and caterer, and wedding packages include tables, chairs, and tableware for five hours, as well as lighting packages, catering, and ceremonies for an additional cost. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for both the ceremony and reception, or up to 200 guests for only receptions.
550 South High St. Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-882-7323
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10.Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn
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The Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn is made up of four distinct areas for events. The Main Barn provides a great spot for dancing, appetizers, seated dinner, and much more with its versatility, The Arena features rustic charm, The Flower Field spans across approximately one-half acre with large flower beds blooming through the seasons and boasts the maximum amount of seating, and The Potting Shed & Patio invites guests to the cozy patio created from reclaimed materials. A wide variety of amenities are included with wedding packages at the Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn, such as a fire pit, parking, and a golf cart shuttle.
5851 East Walnut St, Westerville, OH 4308, Phone: 614-855-2697
11.Kelton House Museum & Garden
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The Kelton House Museum and Garden was once the home of Fernando Cortez Kelton, a successful wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and dry goods. The house features elements of the Italianate and Greek Revival styles, while the garden consists of a diverse collection of plants, statuary, hedges, mixed perennial borders, and lattice work that provides an air of Victorian sensibility. Along with acting as a Victorian-era museum, the Kelton House Museum and Garden serves as an event venue in Columbus, including being a wedding venue for ceremonies and receptions, ideal for couples wanting their wedding in a Victorian setting.
586 East Town St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-464-2022
© Makoy Center
The Makoy Center has the capabilities to host nearly any type of wedding that couples could wish for, offering wedding facilities for both outdoor weddings and indoor weddings for up to four hundred guests. Boasting an three great indoor ballrooms and an outdoor garden, there is plenty of space for ceremonies and receptions. Each ballroom has its own unique theme, a large dining area, a built-in bar, theatrical lighting, and a dance floor. A recipient of “Best of the Knot” for more than seven consecutive years, the Makoy Center also provides a variety of catering options, including hors d’oeuvres, plated, and buffet options.
5462 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026, Phone: 614-777-1211
13.North Bank Park Pavilion
The North Bank Park Pavilion is available for rental for events, including wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions, seven days a week between the hours of 8:00am and 12:00am, except for specific city holidays. There is a minimum rental time of four hours for events taking place Monday to Thursdays, and a minimum rental time of six hours for events on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Set-up and tear-down catering activities have to be allowed for within the rental time as well. Amenities at the North Bank Park Pavilion include a kitchen, restrooms, heating and air conditioning, chairs, and tables.
311 W. Long St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-645-3337
© Station 67
The Station 67 is an ideal combination of modern convenience and historical charm on the outskirts of Columbus and is thought of by many as an architectural treasure. Originally built to serve as a transportation hub, the now event venue features a pagoda-style clock tower, a unique composition and history, and a brick exterior that provides a memorable setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions in the two different beautiful indoor event spaces. The Main Hall can be tailored to the couple’s wedding theme, while The Atrium allows for a grand entrance with its spectacular staircase and balcony.
379 West Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-564-9522
15.The Bluestone Event Venue
The Bluestone Event Venue is more than one hundred years old and was once a church before it was converted into one of the city’s most popular wedding venues, featuring stained glass windows, soaring ceilings, and beautiful art throughout an open loft style layout that includes an attached patio. The property provides the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for a classically historic setting with just a hint of opulence. Wedding ceremonies take place in the sanctuary area, which can accommodate up to three hundred guests, cocktail hours take place in the Great Room, and the open loft hosts the reception.
583 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-884-4646
16.The Clock Tower
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The Clock Tower is considered to be one of the city’s hidden gems and provides couples looking for a wedding venue in Columbus with superior elegance. The stunning ballroom features European architectural influences, such as a high ceiling with six hand-beaded, delicate Swarovski chandeliers and stately Grecian columns. With an event space that totals approximately seven thousand square feet, The Clock Tower is able to accommodate weddings with up to 350 friends and family members. The understated, yet luxurious interior design lets couples transform the venue’s ballroom to their own vision. A dressing room and bridal suite are included.
4500 Eastland Dr, Columbus, OH 43232, Phone: 614-759-9371
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17.The Columbus Athenaeum
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A beautifully restored building in the heart of the downtown area of Columbus, the Columbus Athenaeum is an urban palace boasting a total of ten different spaces for a variety of events, including wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. The venue is made up of seven distinct and elegantly designed rooms for events, a grand ballroom, and two theaters. Perhaps the most popular of the event spaces at The Columbus Athenaeum is the Olympian Ballroom with its over 12,000 square feet, soaring hand-painted ceilings, wrap-around balcony, and Corinthian columns. The Small Theatre provides an ideal space for smaller, more intimate weddings.
32 North 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215 , Phone: 614-222-6338
18.The Ivory Room
The Ivory Room is located in downtown Columbus, Ohio and offers panoramic, spectacular view of the surrounding city from the contemporary and chic event space. The modern wedding venue has a maximum capacity of three hundred guests for events and provides state-of-the-art visual and audio technology. Designed with a focus on versatility, the Ivory Room features an open floor plan containing crystal classic chandeliers, high ceilings, hardwood flooring, a neutral color palette that allows for couples to create their own unique vision and theme for their wedding. The floor-to-ceiling windows lets in an abundant amount of natural light.
2 Miranova Place, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-221-2347
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The Kitchen in Columbus, Ohio offers two different versatile spaces for events that are great for bringing people together through food and celebration, including events like wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, birthday parties, company events, and many others. Couples can surround themselves with food and love as they celebrate their special day at the food-focused venue. Both The Studio and The Kitchen at the property are a paradise for food lovers, providing customizable and delicious menus, romantic backdrops, and versatile floor plans. A professional team is available to help couples create a memorable and relaxing wedding.
231 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-225-8940
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20.The Reception House at Raymond Memorial
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The Reception House at Raymond Memorial is a comfortable, spacious, conveniently located, and scenic event venue in Columbus, Ohio that offers a mouth-watering, extensive, and flexible menu that is able to be customized to suit the style, scope, and size of events. The venue also has a helpful, experienced, and friendly staff available for catering and event planning assistance. The Reception House at Raymond Memorial is situated on the grounds of a stunning eighteen-hole golf course and includes nearly any amenity couples could need for their perfect wedding day, capable of hosting weddings ranging from twenty-five to two hundred guests.
3860 Trabue Rd, Columbus, OH 43228, Phone: 614-276-6127
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21.The Taylor Mansion
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The Taylor Mansion in Columbus is a restored nineteenth-century mansion that now acts as a popular rustic and historic wedding venue in the city. The authentic historical design is complemented by the property’s spacious carriage house, covered pavilion, and beautiful gardens. Couples can choose to have an outdoor wedding with the ceremony in the brick courtyard and the reception in the outdoor pavilion, covered by the expansive tent that can be decorated to suit a variety of wedding themes. The Taylor Mansion is able to accommodate up to three hundred guests for a grand wedding celebration with professional event coordination available.
1400 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43205, Phone: 614-537-3684
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The Venice Club provides an ideal setting for a variety of events, such as wedding ceremonies, receptions, anniversary parties, corporate events, family reunions, and much more. Seating is available for up to 130 guests in the venue’s main room with a total of four thousand square feet. Exclusive use of the Venice Club is offered for a ten-hour rental. The property includes more than five acres of versatile grounds, both outdoor and indoor ceremony and receptions spaces, two bar areas, two kitchens, four restrooms, a buffet area, a spacious patio, a playground for children, a built-in BBQ, and much more.
5440 Hildebrand Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: 614-471-3628
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23.Via Vecchia Winery
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The Via Vecchia Winery in Columbus, Ohio is an urban winery of approximately 7,700 square feet and offers three different wedding venues for couples to use for their special day at the property. The Main Room features a two-level unique layout that is an ideal space for large weddings with a gated patio and a ten-foot bar, while the Barrel Room is perfect for intimate, smaller weddings with a more relaxed atmosphere. For outdoor weddings, The Alley seamlessly blends urban and rustic styles with historic brick, festival lighting, and cobblestone paths to create a picturesque setting.
2108 South High St, Columbus, OH 43207, Phone: 614-893-5455
© Vue Columbus
The Vue Columbus is an urban, contemporary event venue that features a somewhat creative design within the charming heart of the city’s Brewery District. The trendy locale is a great wedding venue for couples wanting a metropolitan-style, hip wedding venue for their celebration that’s able to accommodate 280 guests at most. Three versatile and unique event spaces make up the Vue Columbus, in addition to a patio area and a loft. The venue is a place where rustic meets industrial with potted plants, natural light, strings of twinkle lights, a vaulted exposed ceiling, wood-paneled walls, and concrete flooring.
95 S. Liberty St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-454-1877
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25.WatersEdge Event & Conference Center
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The WatersEdge Event and Conference Center is primarily used as a venue for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions that are completely private to couples and their guests. Each component of the property is designed to blend with whatever wedding decor couples with to use. The grand ballroom features a two-story fireplace and vaulted ceilings for a romantic setting for weddings of up to 225 friends and family, with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the garden, the lake, and surrounding grounds. The all-inclusive wedding package aims to make the entire planning process fun and easy with full-service wedding planning.
4643 Trueman Blvd, Hilliard, OH 43026, Phone: 614-389-9209
25 Best Columbus Wedding Venues
- Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Photo: Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
- City View Columbus, Photo: City View Columbus
- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Creekside Conference & Event Center, Photo: Creekside Conference & Event Center
- Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Photo: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Gahanna Sanctuary, Photo: Gahanna Sanctuary
- Germania Singing & Sport Society, Photo: Germania Singing & Sport Society
- Graystone Wine Cellar, Photo: Alba/stock.adobe.com
- High Line Car House, Photo: High Line Car House
- Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn, Photo: Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn
- Kelton House Museum & Garden, Photo: Kelton House Museum & Garden
- Makoy Center, Photo: Makoy Center
- North Bank Park Pavilion, Photo: bucknut4pic/stock.adobe.com
- Station 67, Photo: Station 67
- The Bluestone Event Venue, Photo: manifeesto/stock.adobe.com
- The Clock Tower, Photo: The Clock Tower
- The Columbus Athenaeum, Photo: The Columbus Athenaeum
- The Ivory Room, Photo: jannoon028/stock.adobe.com
- The Kitchen, Photo: Brent Hofacker/stock.adobe.com
- The Reception House at Raymond Memorial, Photo: The Reception House at Raymond Memorial
- The Taylor Mansion, Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com
- Venice Club, Photo: Venice Club
- Via Vecchia Winery, Photo: Via Vecchia Winery
- Vue Columbus, Photo: Vue Columbus
- WatersEdge Event & Conference Center, Photo: WatersEdge Event & Conference Center
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