The 14 Best Wedding Venues in Columbus, OH 

by | Apr 20, 2021 | Wedding Venues

Seeking a fabulous wedding venue in the Columbus, Ohio area? Look no further! Here are Sonus Entertainment’s favorite wedding event spaces categorized by location.

Downtown Columbus

The Atheneum

Address: 32 N 4th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Website: https://www.columbusmeetings.com/weddings-receptions/

Location: Heart of downtown Columbus, easy access from I-71, I-670, I-70 and SR-315

Parking: Close, convenient parking in parking grade one block north.

Catering: Choose from on-site stationed appetizers, and plated and buffet dinner options.

Beverages: Choose from multiple bar packages. Cost of the Atheneum’s bar attendant ($175/attendant) is in addition to the price of the bar package.

What Makes It Unique: 

  • Historic buildings repurposed into a well-run venue with exceptional on-site catering
  • Offers ten venues spread across multiple buildings in the center of downtown Columbus
  • For small and large parties from 50-900
  • Each space is uniquely decorated, allowing you to “choose your own adventure” based on your style preference; definitely not your “run-of-the-mill” decorations/ballroom style
  • Some spaces are former performance theaters
  • One ceremony option is medieval “the Priory”: a 12th century room with buttresses, vaulted ceiling, faux-marble walls and mosaic artwork depicting the Crusades
  • Dinner packages include dinner, meal service staff, table and room design and decor

The Athletic Club of Columbus

Address: 136 E Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Website: https://www.accolumbus.com/weddings

Location: Heart of downtown Columbus, easy access from I-71, I-670, I-70 and SR-315

Parking: Nearby surface lots are mostly empty on weekends.

Catering: Will update when we have more information.

Beverages: Will update when we have more information.

What Makes It Unique:

  • Recently renovated historic building with luxurious second floor ballroom
  • French doors provide generous natural light and picturesque view of downtown Columbus
  • Ornate woodwork, ceilings and doors, hardwood floors, antique light fixtures and chandeliers, curved wrought-iron staircase, opulent marblework fireplace
  • Cocktail hour held in separate, carpeted space outside the ballroom

The Bluestone

Address: 583 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

Website: https://liveatthebluestone.com/special-events/weddings/

Location: Heart of downtown Columbus, near the Columbus Museum of Art and Columbus Metropolitan Library. Easy access from I-71, I-670, and I-70.

Parking: Onsite

Catering: Work to customize your menu with the in-house chef. Options include hot and cold appetizers, plated and buffet dinners, and “action stations” like Mashed Potato Martini, Italian Feast, and S’more stations.

Beverages: Includes full-service bars. Choose from assorted non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage packages and a la carte options.

What Makes It Unique: 

  • 115-year old former church converted into concert hall and romantic, sophisticated wedding venue
  • Space for seated receptions up to 300 guests and casual cocktail receptions up to 500 guests
  • Hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, towering stained glass windows, permanent bars
  • Includes built-in concert quality stage, lighting and sound systems, and projection screen that work flawlessly for any type of live entertainment or DJ
  • Fenced outdoor courtyard with fire pit, bar, and sound system is perfect for patio games during cocktail hour or the reception
  • Lobby and restrooms feature original concert posters autographed by famous artists
  • Private bridal suite and groom’s suite included, making day-of preparations stress-free

Strongwater Food & Spirits

Address: 401 W Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Website: https://events.strongwatercolumbus.com/

Location: Heart of downtown Columbus (Franklinton), easy access from I-71 & I-670 interchange, I-670 & SR-315 interchange, and I-670 & I-70 interchange.

Parking: Dedicated parking within walking distance.

Catering: Strongwater boasts their own highly trained executive and sous chefs.

Beverages: Fully stocked bars and provides licensed bartenders.

What Makes It Unique:

  • Industrial venue in the former EBCO manufacturing building
  • High ceilings, a mix of exposed brick, a bar of repurposed birch and marble, vast skylights and expansive pane windows, create an elegant, urban aesthetic
  • Ample natural light makes an ideal space for photos and video
  • Courtyard used for wedding ceremonies
  • Separate room for cocktail hour, if desired
  • Multiple rooms, two restrooms and two bars make this venue perfect for large crowd
  • In-house audio-visual includes lofted projection, speakers and a mobile stage

Inside the I-270 Loop

The Clintonville Womans Club 

Address: 3951 N High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Website: http://clintonvillewomansclub.com/

Location: Within the 270 loop, near the Whetstone Park of Roses, on North High Street between SR-315 and I-71.

Parking: On-Site

Catering: On-site

  • Plated meal, dinner buffet, and brunch options.
  • Popular entrée options include chicken Florentine, chicken piccata, beef tenderloin, prime rib, lasagna, salmon, tilapia, and the salad trio (chicken pasta, pasta salad, fruit over greens).

Beverages: Alcohol permitted. Clients must provide their own.

What Makes It Unique: 

  • Options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies including a wide-open field and the gazebo atop the Adena Brook Ravine for larger ceremonies or the back patio for smaller ceremonies
  • The spacious indoor ballroom has hardwood floors, large windows for natural light, a built-in stage for the head table
  • Great for large receptions
  • Reception package includes a wedding cake.

The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard

Address: 820 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212

Website: https://www.thegrandeventscenter.com/wedding-venue/

Location: Close to downtown, near SR-315 and W Goodale Blvd, near the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, with easy access to I-670

Parking: Free and on-site in an adjacent 500-space garage.

Catering: On-site. Customize your menu with their Executive Chef.

Beverages: Bar service included in all wedding packages.

What Makes It Unique:

  • Brand new in 2016, attached to the Courtyard by Marriott.
  • Perfect for small and large groups
  • Dynamic, modern, 4,000 square foot ballroom with floor-to ceiling, street-facing windows
  • Ballroom can divide into several smaller rooms, and other smaller rooms are also available
  • Outdoor courtyard with fire pit and additional seating.
  • Easy access to Courtyard by Marriott and Hyatt Place makes an easy and seamless transition for guests
  • Within a short walking distance of shops and restaurants on Grandview Avenue
  • Only a mile or two from other dining and shopping in the Arena District and the Short North

Outside the I-270 Loop (N/NW)

The Club at Corazón

Address: 7155 Corazon Drive, Dublin, OH 43016

Website: http://www.clubatcorazon.com/weddings/

Location: Northwest of Columbus near the Franklin-Delaware County line, about ten minutes from I-270 with access from Route 33-W

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Catering: Onsite Executive Chef offers first-class cuisine and can tailor menus to your specifications.

Beverages: Choose from a variety of bar packages.

What Makes It Unique

  • Suburban 57,000 square foot clubhouse with romantic Tuscan-inspired aesthetic
  • Spectacular, panoramic views of surrounding vineyards
  • Cozy double-sided indoor fireplace
  • Lobby contains enchanting floor to ceiling waterfall
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor spaces to suit your party size and events needs
    • Ceremonies held on expansive green lawn overlooking a tranquil lake
    • Generous outdoor patio
    • Dedicated indoor bar for cocktail hour
    • Dining room and ballroom are two distinct spaces; dining room used for indoor ceremonies and dinner hour
    • Comfortable spaces to sit and socialize outside of the dancing area

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Address: 4850 W Powell Road, Columbus, Ohio 43065

Website: https://www.columbuszoo.org/home/visit/book-you-event/weddings

Location: on SR-750 in Powell, outside the 270 loop, near the Franklin-Delaware County lines. Situated between SR-23 N, US-33 W and US-42 N.

Parking: The Zoo’s main parking lot offers ample parking for events at Water’s Edge Boardwalk and the Lakeside Pavilion. The Africa Event Center has designated parking adjacent to the venue.

Catering: Offers a buffet option and several plated options.

Beverages: Choose from beverage packages for beers, wines and hard liquors, and one non-alcoholic beverage package. All bar packages include a champagne toast for all guests.

What Makes It Unique:

  • It’s a zoo! Consistently voted as of the nation’s best zoos
  • Three venues with indoor and outdoor options: Water’s Edge Boardwalks, Lakeside Pavilion, and the brand-new Africa Event Center
  • The Africa Event Center overlooks the Heart of Africa Savanna
    • Vast outdoor deck/private balcony
    • Exclusive Africa add-on option: have your guests feed the giraffes from the balcony
  • All wedding packages include:
    • zoo animals (smaller species and/or baby animals) for cocktail hour photo ops
    • wedding pictures in the zoo
  • Read our review of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium here

Jorgensen Historic Barn & Jorgensen Oak Grove

Address: 5851 E Walnut St, Westerville, OH 43081

Website: https://www.jorgensen-farms.com/events

Location: Northeast of Columbus/I-270 loop, approximately 10-15 minutes from I-270 in Westerville and 5 minutes from SR-161 in New Albany.

Parking: On-site parking and parking attendants included.

Catering: Chose on-site catering or bring in your favorite off-site caterer

Beverages: Offers optional bartending services.

What Makes it Unique:

  • Two stylish venues located on working, family-owned, organic farm
  • Expansive property away from traffic and city noise, seems like you’re a world away without needing to travel far
  • Captivating landscapes with pond, pasture, and oak tree line for enchanting photography
  • Historic Barn: recently renovated wooden post and beam structure with modern entry and kitchen.
    • Concrete floors, fire pit, brick patio, sliding glass doors open to sweeping flower field
    • Outdoor ceremony space under wooden arch surrounded by flourishing trees and green foliage
    • Optional air conditioning and heating included
  • Oak Grove: brand-new, contemporary twist on the classic barn venue
    • Ceremonies held in open-air greenhouse with uninhibited natural light
    • Heated and air conditioned Main Hall provides all the things you love about a barn – wide open space, high peaked ceiling – but with floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall glass windows
    • Adjacent to shaded patio and courtyard
    • Heated and air conditioned
  • On-site options for both spaces: floral design, catering, bartending, and lawn games

The Makoy Center

Address: 5462 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026

Website: https://www.makoy.com/weddings

Location: Equidistant from I-70W and SR-33 W. Easy access to I-270. Near Scioto Darby Road and Avery Road in Hilliard.

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Catering: On-site catering with vast array of options from brunch to buffets to plated meals to late-night snacks to suit your unique needs: https://www.makoy.com/menus-packages

Beverages: Choose from a variety of package options, including cash bar option.

What Makes it Unique:

  • Three exquisite ballrooms of various size to accommodate events from 30 to 450 guests
    • Includes theatrical lighting, built-in bar, raised stage, dining area, and dance floor
    • Each space has private entrance and separate restrooms and bar
  • Lush garden for outdoor ceremonies
    • Rainy day back-up plan
    • Access to Makoy Park, Makoy Lake, and Old Hilliard Park for photos
  • Hands-on, engaged venue coordinator

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 100 Green Meadows Drive S, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Website: https://www.nwhotelandconferencecenter.com/weddings.html

Location: Just north of I-270 loop, east of I-71, adjacent to SR-23 N and Polaris Parkway intersection. Close to Polaris/I-71, and to SR-23 & I-270 interchange.

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Catering: On-site catering includes a wide array of plated and buffet options.

Beverages: Choose a bar/beverage package as part of your wedding package.

What Makes It Unique:

  • Large campus with multiple ballrooms and stunning outdoor spaces provide almost limitless possibilities for both ceremony and reception spaces
  • Some options include: a stylish, modern ballroom with tall ceilings perfect for large crowds; a lakeside ballroom is naturally lit with floor-to-ceiling windows for a dazzling view of the lake; a courtyard surrounded by red brick buildings for elegant outdoor ceremonies
  • On-site hotel makes an easy and seamless transition for guests

North Star Golf Club

Address: 1150 Wilson Rd, Sunbury, OH 43074

Website: https://www.thenorthstargolfclub.com/weddings/

Location: Delaware County about 30 minutes north of downtown Columbus. Easy access from Route 36/37 and I-71N.

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Catering: On-site. Includes hors d’oeuvres and buffest options. No plated options available.

Beverages: Choose from several bar packages.

What Makes It Unique: 

  • Classic golf-club setting with contemporary clubhouse and attached patio for up to 200 guests
  • Separate buffet/banquet room
  • Outdoor ceremonies held in front of picturesque white-arched gazebo with lake and wooded backdrop
  • Lower patio with bar available for outdoor cocktail hour
  • On-site bridal suite included in outdoor ceremony package
  • Treat your guests to a “Late Night Bites,” including the option for a fresh-made donut wall by YUM-EE Donuts

Scioto Reserve Country Club

Address: 7383 Scioto Pkwy, Powell, Ohio 43065

Website: https://www.sciotoreserveweddings.com/

Location: Delaware County between Delaware, OH and Powell, OH, near Home Road and South Section Line Road. Approximately 15 minutes from the intersection of Lewis Center Road and SR-23 N.

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Catering: Choose from on-site buffet and plated options. Brunch option, stationary appetizer and butlered appetizer options also available.

Beverages: Choose from several bar packages. Signature cocktails like “Marriage Mojitos” and “A’more Mimosa” can be added to beverage packages for additional cost.

What Makes It Unique: 

  • High-class venue with meticulously manicured golf-club setting for outdoor weddings and picturesque views through floor to ceiling ballroom windows
  • Cocktail hour held in unique, intimate, circular-shaped gathering space with Italian-villa inspired stone walls and tile floors
  • Outdoor ceremony overlooking the 18th green with waterfall background
  • Personalized options include: in-house photo booth, in-house DJ, bridal party spa day, rehearsal dinner package, up-lighting, valet service, ice sculptures, candy station, and Sunday Brunch
  • All packages include a customized wedding cake from The Cake Studio

Swan Lake Event Center

Address: 5900 Liberty Road, Powell, Ohio 43065

Website: https://swanlakeeventcenter.com/

Location: rural Delaware County between Delaware, OH and Powell, OH, near the intersection of Hyatts Road and Liberty Road. Approximately 5-10 minutes from the intersection of Lewis Center Road and SR-23 N.

Parking: Ample on-site parking.

Catering: Swan Lake exclusively partners with four local catering companies: Cameron Mitchell, Creative Cuisine Catering, Metro Cuisine, and The Saffron Patch.

Beverages: Alcohol must be purchased through and served by Swan Lake. Several beverage package options available. Clients can price packages through the website’s cost calculator.

What Makes It Unique: 

  • Brand-new (2019) 20 acre wooded sanctuary offers an intimate, tranquil atmosphere
  • Vast grounds, trail encircling the lake, and waterfalls provide enchanting backgrounds for photos
  • Versatile indoor and outdoor options to fit the size of your crowd
  • Outdoor ceremony options: by the bridge and waterfall, lakeside, in the forest, or in the meadow
  • The Main Hall holds up to 315, overlooks a 3-acre lake and surrounding woods
    • Curved (cathedral barrel vaulted) ceiling, indoor balcony overlooks main floor, fireplace, large windows and natural light, glass doors open onto partially covered terrace
  • The smaller detached “parlor” buildings hold up to 50 for smaller events or to serve as bridal party preparation suites
  • Catering options for every budget and a focus on providing options for all major ethnic cuisines

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