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I’m Lexi, a wedding photographer based in Columbus, Ohio, and I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a hopeless romantic with a big smile and a big heart for capturing incredible couples across the globe. I believe in capturing relationships in a timeless, romantic way while still having those effortless moments of joy in between. I value experience in life more than anything else, so it’s important to me to have a great experience for my couples that are undeniably in love.
This week on the blog I am highlighting one of my favorite wedding venues in Central Ohio! Swan Lake Event Center is located in Powell and sits on 20 acres of land. Every single inch is absolutely beautiful! Having opened in Spring of 2019, they are fairly new and will be going into their third season in 2021. One thing that I love about Swan Lake Event Center is all of the options they offer. For example, having four outdoor ceremony locations on the property in addition to their indoor space. The natural beauty of their outdoor space sets them apart from other venues. I had the pleasure of speaking with their Event Director, Olivia, who’s been with Swan Lake since the very beginning. She helped build all of their policies and infrastructure.
The venue has a classic look with neutral colors, which allows your wedding color palette to look amazing. Renting the venue includes chairs, tables, customized lighting options, dance floor, and a fireplace/firepit. Onsite they have two huge parlors that can be used as bridal/groom suites. When I photographed a wedding there last year, I was very impressed with the bridal suite, as I’d never seen one this big before and the lighting is absolutely perfect for getting ready.
Due to COVID, many couples have opted for smaller receptions and have only allowed family and close friends to share in their celebration. The staff at Swan Lake is looking forward to getting back to normal and hosting larger receptions once COVID restrictions have been lifted. Something that I appreciated hearing from Olivia is how COVID has brought them closer to all the different wedding vendors in the Columbus area. I have firmly stood on the community over competition foundation as something I value, so keeping a relationship with vendors is important, especially during this unknown time.
Whether you are having an intimate wedding with 20 guests, or having a large wedding with 300 guests, Swan Lake can accommodate your wedding! They make your wedding day special, no matter how small or big your wedding will be.
They have a pricing calculator on their website which is a wonderful tool for brides to utilize. The pricing calculator lets you customize what you want for your wedding. Such as, what month you are considering, what day of the week you’d like to have your wedding, approximately how many guests you will invite, and it includes a lists of add-ons to choose from. This website feature allows the couple to acknowledge whether the cost of the venue is in their budget.
If you are having your wedding at Swan Lake Event Center, and you are still looking for a wedding photographer, I would love to be your photographer!