Elopements, micro-weddings, and small, intimate weddings are here to stay! These days, couples are altering their idea of a deluxe grand wedding with more than 200 guests to a minimal, cozy day with their closest family and friends. The wedding industry has blown up these last few years, and it can be overwhelming to couples planning a wedding. When you think of an elopement, some might think about a couple running away to a beautiful destination. But that’s not always the case! So if you’re considering an elopement, Columbus, Ohio, has several smaller venues you should consider!
Over the past few years, I have photographed a handful of micro-weddings around Columbus. Some of these weddings were very intimate with just the couple and the officiant, while others had less than 20 guests. Having a small wedding doesn’t mean you can’t have all of the wedding rituals you typically see at a larger wedding. You just have to scale everything down.
Weddings are usually held on Saturdays, but Friday and Sunday’s are becoming more popular. However, it’s typically easier to get married any day of the week when having a small-scale wedding! If you want to get married at a particular venue, but they have no weekend openings, consider asking if a weekday ceremony is possible. Since a micro-wedding commonly hosts less than 50 people, it’s easier to have it during the week, and it will save you money.
Columbus Elopement Venues
The FIG Room
The FIG Room is an intimate space located in Columbus, Ohio’s Short North Arts District. This new wedding venue is perfect for hosting elopements, micro-weddings, or small, intimate weddings. The combination of natural light, brick walls, and concrete floors provide a blank canvas to customize to your liking. This Columbus wedding venue offers two rooms to have your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The FIG Room is my favorite elopement venue in Columbus!
View Matt and Chelsea’s intimate wedding at The FIG Room here!
Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory is both an interior and outdoor wedding venue in Columbus. It features a beautifully manicured garden, as the whole venue gives off a romantic vibe. This Columbus wedding venue has four different settings available. One option is the historic Palm House that offers glass ceilings and indoor tropical gardens. Even though the space is large enough for 200 people, it still seems suitable for two people to tie the knot. Here, you can see Grant and Hannah’s elopement at Franklin Park Conservatory.
Flat 51 is located in Columbus and provides a chic and natural light rental space for micro-weddings. The possibilities are endless when decorating this venue for your wedding. This venue has a beautiful velvet sofa, a mobile bar, and overhead string lights. If you want to have a small wedding with less than 30 people, this would be the perfect venue. Imagine having a lovely dinner party with your close family and friends after exchanging your vows. Check out this beautiful venue here.
If you’re planning a smaller wedding, you still deserve the wedding of your dreams. Rent out that beautiful venue you’ve dreamed of getting married and spend the money on a wedding photographer so you can have this special day captured. One last thing, I treat all of my weddings the same, whether you’re having a wedding of 300 guests or just the two of you. Because at the end of the day, what matters most is your marriage!