Couples wishing to get married in Columbus, Ohio can tie the knot in an urban-chic barn, a light-filled art gallery, a luxurious country club, or a lavish downtown ballroom. Planning for the big day doesn't get any easier with first-class wedding event planners and caterers like Cameron Mitchell Premier Events and Two Caterers attending to the details from exquisite décor to sumptuous menus.
1. Columbus Museum of Art
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Columbus Museum of Art houses a collection of turn-of-the-century American and European modern art. The museum is ideal for modern brides seeking a traditional wedding experience. Couples have four venue choices here. The largest space is the new Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion with light wood floors, a glass wall, skylights, and an outdoor balcony overlooking the museum's sculpture garden. It seats 300 wedding dinner guests. Derby Court has a skylight ceiling, dramatically washing the room with light. It seats 200 and includes the lobby for a cocktail reception. The Forum seats 80 guests, and the outdoor sculpture garden provides a unique setting for ceremonies and receptions. Read more
480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-221-6801
2.Via Vecchia Winery
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Via Vecchia Winery is a 7,700-square-foot urban winery featuring three distinct wedding venues on the property. These winery features limestone walls, a vaulted ceiling with wood beams, and exposed brick archways. The Main Room has a unique bi-level layout that's great for larger weddings boasting beautiful chandeliers, oak wood barrels, a 10-foot bar, and a gated patio. For smaller, intimate, and romantic celebrations, the Barrel Room is ideal, with a relaxed ambiance featuring stacked barrels, a tasting table, and bar area. The Alley is the perfect space for an outdoor wedding, seamlessly blending rustic and urban styles with cobblestone pavement, festival lighting, and historic brick buildings serving as a picturesque backdrop.
485 South Front Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-893-5455
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Vue Columbus is a contemporary, urban event venue featuring a creative design in the heart of the charming Brewery District. This trendy locale is ideal for couples who want to host a hip, metropolitan style wedding for up to 280 guests. The modern space has three unique and versatile event spaces as well as a loft and patio area. Industrial meets rustic at Vue with concrete flooring, wood-paneled walls, and an exposed vaulted ceiling with draped strings of twinkling lights and potted plants. Grand windows allow for plenty of natural light, and their outdoor areas provide awe-inspiring views of the Columbus cityscape along with several historic buildings.
95 Liberty Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-454-1877
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The Bluestone is a 115-year-old converted church featuring spectacular art, soaring ceilings, and stained glass windows in an open loft layout with an attached patio. It is the ideal locale for couples who want a classically historic wedding with a touch of opulence. The wedding ceremony is staged in the former sanctuary with a main stage for the bride and groom where up to 300 guests can look on from theater-style seating. A cocktail hour follows in the Great Room where a 20-foot bar resides. Couples can plan a sit-down dinner and night of dancing in the beautiful open loft featuring hardwood floors and arched windows.
583 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-884-4646
5.Creekside Conference & Event Center
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Creekside Conference & Event Center is the ideal wedding setting for the couple looking for an exclusive, upscale venue. Their 6,000-square-foot Plaza Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 friends and family members. The ballroom can be divided into four salons, so couples needing less space have options too. Customizable space includes a dance floor and lounge. Outdoors, there is a picturesque ceremony space accommodating up to 300 guests. Creekside staff can help couples with planning, décor, catering, and service. They offer a preferred vendor list of photographers, florists, and others to assist on the special day. This venue was awarded Best of Weddings 2016 by The Knot.
101 Mill Street, Suite 300, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-416-8188
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Darby House is a Cameron Mitchell Premier Events venue. Nestled on 1,200 acres along Big Darby Creek, the historical estate offers a picturesque and private location for a couple's big day. The pastoral Darby Dan Farm provides an exquisite venue for a rustic chic indoor/outdoor wedding of up to 250 guests. The Racing Room, with gleaming floors, a neutral décor, fireplace, grand piano, and a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows provides a separate cocktail hour space from the stunning main wedding reception room. Or, it can serve as an alternative to the rare outdoor wedding that is forced inside due to weather. A wall of windows overlooks the river and provides views to incredible natural beauty year-round. Cameron Mitchell is a premier full-service wedding coordinator/caterer.
925 Darby Creek Drive, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-878-4527
7.Franklin Park Conservatory
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Franklin Park Conservatory, founded in 1895, is a Victorian-style glass botanical greenhouse with a soaring glass roof and a brick veranda called West Terrace. 88 acres of botanical gardens surround the conservatory, and it is a glorious space lit with an artistic installation by contemporary light artist, James Turrell. The conservatory accommodates up to 170 sit-down dinner guests while the Grand Atrium and Zen Terrace accommodate 250 guests. The Veridian has space for a wedding dinner of 130 guests and includes two elegant outdoor spaces, Brides Garden and the Grove - a rooftop garden. The Wells Barn and Garden Campus also accommodate 250 seated guests in a rustic chic setting.
1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-715-8000
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Hawk Galleries is a 5,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery featuring museum quality artworks and an artsy ambiance in downtown Columbus. The light-filled venue has soaring tin-plated ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, and modern Edison and track lighting. Hawk Galleries can accommodate weddings of up to 80 seated dinner guests or 150 for cocktail-style receptions. This is a Cameron Mitchell Premier Events venue with full service wedding planning and exclusive catering. From the expert wedding planner to the exquisite plated post-ceremony wedding dinner, they make each wedding unique and memorable. With their strong connections in the wedding industry, they can truly create a dream team of wedding experts.
153 East Main Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-225-9595
9.High Line Car House
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High Line Car House, located in the historic Brewery District of Downtown Columbus, features a soaring industrial-style ceiling, exposed brick walls, natural wood floor, contemporary chandelier lighting, and arched floor-to-ceiling windows. This is the perfect venue for an urban chic, rustic chic, or romantic wedding. Two Caterers is the exclusive caterer and event planner for this space. High Line Car House can accommodate both reception and ceremony with 150 guests or a reception alone with 200 guests. Ceremonies, catering, and lighting packages are in addition to the venue rental that includes all tableware as well as Chiavari chairs and tables for five hours. Things to Do in Columbus
550 South High Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-882-7323
10.Hilton Columbus at Easton
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Hilton Columbus at Easton, fresh from a multimillion-dollar renovation, offers couples numerous flexible wedding event spaces that accommodate from 50 guests to 900 seated dinner guests or 85 to 1,500 for cocktail-style receptions. Easton Grand Ballroom and Regent Ballroom are perfect for large, lavish affairs. The Juniper Room is a great choice for more intimate weddings. All rooms have state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment for the big day. There is space for a bridal tea or bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner, and a send-off brunch, as well as special rates for stylish guest accommodations. The wedding specialist is able to implement the exact décor and menu for each wedding, including ethnic weddings.
3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-414-5100
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La Navona is an ideal setting for couples who want a rustic style wedding with a romantic setting. The venue accommodates 250 guests and features a charming wrought iron arbor, interesting whisky barrel tables, and reclaimed wood creating a graceful country ambiance. Their indoor space boasts beautiful restored barn-style wood doors, a dance floor, and a grand stone bar area. The outdoor garden has 3,000 square feet of space, lush greenery, flowers, twinkling string lights, a ten-foot cedar fence, and an adjacent ravine with a private stream. La Navona also provides bridal and groom suites to the wedding party for pre-wedding preparations.
154 North Hamilton Road, Gahanna, OH, Phone: 614-532-4711
12.Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
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The Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC) is a unique, contemporary event space offering two wedding venues within the center, the Black Box and the Lobby. The Black Box offers a whopping 10,000 square feet of customizable space accommodating up to 1,200 guests. The theatre is equipped with a modular stage and runway with projection screen, riser and floor seating, custom audio, and light control LED systems that can match the wedding colors. For a one-of-a-kind pre-reception cocktail and hors d' oeuvres hour, the Lobby is an ideal locale. It features a concessions area, full bar, multiple video screens, sound reactive multicolor lighting, and a projection screen system.
4411 Tamarack Boulevard, Columbus, OH, Phone: 877-764-3623
13.Phenix Banquet Center
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The Phenix Banquet Center is a casually elegant venue ideal for beautiful, large-scale weddings. They offer three distinct event rooms, the Athena Ballroom, Apollo Lounge, and the Base Room. Athena is a 3,000-square-foot luxurious golden ballroom featuring a stunning inset ceiling with sparkling chandeliers, a bridal parlor, and full bar. The Apollo is a good choice for smaller weddings, decorated with natural stones and earthy red tones that create a rustic ambiance. It offers 1,000 square feet of space with a dance floor and an enormous bar area. Lastly, the Base Room is an excellent choice for the DIY bride - this expansive space has a retro feel with checkered tiles, full bar, and bold colors.
2101 Noe Bixby Road, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-260-8691
14.Reception House at Raymond Memorial
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Couples who are looking for a wedding venue with a pastoral setting needn't look further than the Reception House at Raymond Memorial. Located on a magnificent 18-hole golf course, this serene space features majestic trees, lush greenery, and a charming covered bridge. The Reception Ballroom boasts an open floor plan with enough space to accommodate up to 200 guests. The room utilizes neutral tones, allowing couples to create their own ceremony and reception décor based on their wedding colors and design. It also provides large windows offering picturesque views of the golf course, elegant dome lights, and a fireplace with mantel - the perfect spot for exchanging vows.
3860 Trabue Road, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-276-6127
15.Schokko Art Cafe
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Schokko Art Café is located within the sophisticated and regal Columbus Art Museum in the city's downtown area. The contemporary café boasts a vibrant interior with floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out onto the quaint stone terrace and surrounding manicured lawn area with lush greenery and stately trees. The interior features hardwood flooring as well as unique modern furnishings, and it utilizes neutral tones that allow for versatility. The space can accommodate up to 70 guests, making it the ideal locale for cozy and intimate weddings. Cameron Mitchell Premier Events is the exclusive caterer for Schokko Art Café. They offer both catering and complete wedding planning services.
7619 Huntington Park Drive, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-848-4700
16.Brookside Golf & Country Club
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The distinguished Brookside Golf & Country Club, founded in 1927, is situated on a lovely serene tree-lined golf course. Outdoor weddings can take place in the shade of a majestic tree, while indoor weddings accommodating up to 300 seated guests can take place in the upscale ballroom. The executive chef and culinary team skillfully execute a customizable menu, and full service professional bartenders and wait staff provide an elegant wedding reception experience. The country club's wedding coordinator will ensure the big day runs smoothly. This sophisticated venue is a great choice for traditional, romantic, and luxury weddings, big or small.
2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-889-2581
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17.The Clock Tower
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A hidden gem in the city of Columbus, the Clock Tower offers couples a wedding venue of superior elegance. This beautiful ballroom influenced by European architecture features stately Grecian columns and a soaring ceiling with six delicate, hand-beaded Swarovski chandeliers. Equipped with 7,000 square feet of space, this is an excellent event space for a large wedding of up to 350 guests. The luxurious yet understated interior design allows couples to transform the ballroom into their unique vision with the help of expert staff. A bridal suite and dressing room, in-house catering, and bar packages are also offered, making the planning process a breeze.
4500 Eastland Drive, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-759-9371
18.The Columbus Athenaeum
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The Columbus Athenaeum is a magnificently restored urban palace in the heart of downtown Columbus featuring ten distinct event spaces. This includes two theatres, a grand ballroom, and seven additional elegantly designed event rooms. The Olympian Ballroom is a favorite for many with 12,450 square feet of space, soaring 25-foot-high hand-painted ceilings, 15 Corinthian columns, and a 20-foot wraparound balcony. Intimate and romantic weddings are perfect for the Small Theatre. Built in 1889, it provides Old World charm with four vintage chandeliers and a turn of the century-style balcony. The Priory, a 12th century room with vaulted ceilings, interior buttresses, and mosaic depictions of the Crusades provides a medieval ambiance.
32 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-222-6338
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Nestled between the Columbus historic Downtown area and the beautiful Scioto River is the Exchange, a modern and sophisticated event venue. The space features an open floor plan that can accommodate up to 500 guests with a neutral color palette and moveable décor that allows guests to easily design their dream wedding. Hardwood floors, unique chandeliers, raw stone details, and large open windows exposing an enchanting view create a warm and inviting space. You'll also appreciate the outdoor courtyard and beautifully landscaped terrace, perfect for pre-reception cocktails or al fresco dining. The Exchange provides state-of-the-art audio and visual technology as well as catering services from award-winning Cameron Mitchell Premier Events.
7619 Huntington Park Drive, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-848-4700
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20.The Grand Valley Dale Ballroom
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The Grand Valley Dale Ballroom is a historic fixture of the 1930s and 1940s Big Band musical era when it hosted famous entertainers such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Built in 1918, it is one of the few remaining authentic Great American ballrooms of this era. While it retains its historic architecture and charm, it recently underwent a million-dollar renovation and now boasts a revitalized and refurbished event space ideal for vintage weddings with a modern twist. The space features soaring ceilings with exposed beams and hanging LED lit crystal chandeliers along with a large wood dance floor headed by the main stage and surrounded by contemporary round tables and chairs.
1590 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-873-3344
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21.The Ivory Room
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The Ivory Room in Downtown Columbus is a chic, contemporary space offering eye-popping, panoramic views of the city. This modern venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and features state-of the-art audio and visual technology. Designed with versatility in mind, the event room has an open floor plan with hardwood flooring, high ceilings with classic crystal chandeliers, and a neutral tone color palette to allow couples the freedom to create their perfect wedding. The Ivory Room has exquisite floor-to-ceiling windows inviting in plenty of natural light during the day and the soft glow of the city lights at night.
2 Miranova Place, Floor 6, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-221-2347
22.The Athletic Club of Columbus
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The Athletic Club of Columbus is a historic Spanish Renaissance Revival six-story clubhouse with Italian influences built in 1913 by Richards, McCarty, & Bulford in the downtown area of Columbus. Their Trophy Room is the premier location for couples who want an elegant and lavish ceremony of up to 500 guests in a warm and inviting ambiance. The traditional clubroom features dark wood flooring, neutral tones, and sparkling chandeliers bathing the space in soft light. The clubhouse is surrounded by a well-maintained golf course featuring large, stately trees and lush greenery - the ideal backdrop for great wedding photos.
136 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-221-3344
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23.Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center
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Owned by the Milano since 1982, Villa Milano was designed with European style in mind, offering a historical elegance in each of their event rooms. The villa can house anywhere from 50 to 1,000 guests thanks to their three versatile venues. The main banquet hall features vaulted ceilings, unique antique chandeliers providing soft lighting, a full bar area, main stage, and a 1,200-square-foot dance floor. The design utilizes a neutral color palette, so couples can design the space according to their preferences. With three-level seating, every guest has an unobstructed view of the night's events.
1630 Schrock Road, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-882-2058
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24.City View Columbus
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City View Columbus is a premier outdoor wedding venue. It affords panoramic views of the Columbus skyline and is the perfect backdrop for couples planning a sunset wedding experience. The event venue, situated on a golf course, can accommodate outdoor weddings of up to 250 guests for both ceremony and reception. Indoor ceremonies are limited to 60 guests with receptions of 85. They provide customized onsite catering but allow outside caterers too. Couples can work with their event planners and a network of wedding professionals or use their own. This affordable venue is rented for a standard four hours with a fee for additional hours.
789 Science Boulevard, Columbus, OH, Phone: 614-804-1536
24 Best Wedding Venues in Columbus
- Columbus Museum of Art, Photo: Courtesy of aquar - Fotolia.com
- Via Vecchia Winery, Photo: Courtesy of Monet - Fotolia.com
- Vue Columbus, Photo: Courtesy of KMNPhoto - Fotolia.com
- The Bluestone, Photo: The Bluestone
- Creekside Conference & Event Center, Photo: Creekside Conference & Event Center
- Darby House, Photo: Darby House
- Franklin Park Conservatory, Photo: Courtesy of bucknut4pic - Fotolia.com
- Hawk Galleries, Photo: Courtesy of MNStudio - Fotolia.com
- High Line Car House, Photo: Courtesy of vladimirfloyd - Fotolia.com
- Hilton Columbus at Easton, Photo: Hilton Columbus at Easton
- La Navona, Photo: La Navona
- Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), Photo: Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
- Phenix Banquet Center, Photo: Phenix Banquet Center
- Reception House at Raymond Memorial, Photo: Reception House at Raymond Memorial
- Schokko Art Cafe, Photo: Courtesy of illustrissima - Fotolia.com
- Brookside Golf & Country Club, Photo: Brookside Golf & Country Club
- The Clock Tower, Photo: Courtesy of sitriel - Fotolia.com
- The Columbus Athenaeum, Photo: The Columbus Athenaeum
- The Exchange, Photo: Courtesy of rostov777 - Fotolia.com
- The Grand Valley Dale Ballroom, Photo: The Grand Valley Dale Ballroom
- The Ivory Room, Photo: Courtesy of bilderstoeckchen - Fotolia.com
- The Athletic Club of Columbus, Photo: Courtesy of Aleksey - Fotolia.com
- Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center, Photo: Courtesy of celiafoto - Fotolia.com
- City View Columbus, Photo: Courtesy of Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com
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