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I’m Lexi, a wedding photographer based in Columbus, Ohio, and Savannah, Georgia, 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. 

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November 10, 2022

Top 10 Wedding Venues in Columbus

One of the first considerations for a bride is the wedding venue. There are so many options to choose from around Columbus, so I am giving you the top 10 wedding venues in Columbus that you should check out! Every couple has their own style, and every wedding will be different. Ask yourself these questions…What kind of venue would you like to get married at? Do you prefer a garden, country club, estate, barn, etc? Do you want the ceremony outside or inside? How many guests are you anticipating? Consider these questions before looking at wedding venues. That being said, here are my favorites:

Top 10 Wedding Venues in Columbus!

Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding

Relevant information:

  • 190 guest capacity in the John F. Wolfe Palm House
  • Located right outside downtown Columbus at 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here, with multiple areas to choose from
  • In-house catering is not provided, but exclusive caterers are available to hire

If you love the look of botanical gardens and many different natural settings, this wedding venue might be the perfect fit for you! You can have an intimate or a larger wedding at this venue, regardless of your guest list size. You can choose four areas within Franklin Park Conservatory to have your wedding: The Palm House, Grand Atrium, The Veridian, and The Wells Barn. 

Learn more about planning a wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory!

Swan Lake Event Center

Swan Lake Event Center

Relevant information:

  • 275 guest capacity
  • Located in Powell at 5900 Liberty Rd. Powell, OH
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here with plenty of different location options
  • While in-house catering is not provided, they have a list of exclusive caterers you may use

Swan Lake Event Center has over 20 acres of land, so there are many options for your wedding! There are over five different ceremony locations, so you’re sure to find one you love! There are two parlors you can use to get ready for the day. The Main hall is where your reception will be held indoors, with vaulted ceilings, customized lighting, and a partially covered terrace overlooking a lake. I might be a little biased, but this is my absolute favorite venue around Columbus! 

Want to learn pricing information for this venue? Click here to utilize their pricing calculator!

The Beverly Mansion

Beverly Mansion in Marengo

Relevant information:

  • 200 guest capacity
  • Located only thirty minutes away from the Polaris area, at 6681 State Route 229 Marengo, OH  
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here, either outdoors or indoors
  • Metro Cuisine provides in-house catering 

This is a new and upcoming wedding venue located in central Ohio. The Estate is gorgeous not only on the outside but also on the inside! The bridal suite at this venue has such elegant charm. There are plenty of rooms within the estate for everyone to spread out and enjoy themselves. Every inch of the 40-acre property is breathtaking. Onsite parking is available for all of your guests. You will love Beverly Mansion’s reception space if you’re searching for a bright and clean space for your celebration! With windows on each side, white drapery on the ceiling, and crystal chandeliers, this space gives a romantic feeling! I adore this hidden gem wedding venue, and weddings here are some of my favorites! 

Are you interested in learning more information about this estate wedding venue? Click here!

Jorgensen Farms

Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove Wedding

Relevant information:

  • 250 guest capacity for the Historic Barn and Oak Grove
  • Located in Westerville at 5851 East Walnut St. Westerville, OH
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here, as there are two different venues on the property
  • In–house catering is offered as they have their own farm that they utilize with fresh ingredients 

There are 100 acres of land on the property of Jorgensen Farms. You’ve got the option of choosing to have your wedding at Oak Grove or The Historic Barn. Both are entirely different looks and feels. A total makeover recently gave the Historic Barn a romantic yet rustic atmosphere. Oak Grove is a classic and elegant greenhouse that is spacious for your ceremony, with the Main Hall being steps away. An on-site florist can create the wedding florals of your dreams. 

Learn more about planning the perfect wedding at Jorgensen Farms here!

The Westin Great Southern Columbus 

Wedding Venues in Columbus

Relevant information:

  • 300 guest capacity
  • Located in downtown Columbus at 310 S High St. Columbus, OH 
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here in their Grand Ballroom
  • In-house catering with a variety to choose from

The Westin Great Southern Columbus has a special place in my heart! I used to work at The Westin during college, and I always saw all couples come in and prepare for their big day. The building is historic looking on the outside, and the inside just got a revamp! If you’re looking for a classy and elegant vibe for your wedding, this is the perfect venue for you. With marble flooring, stained glass windows, and a wide-open room, it’s just such a welcoming space. You can take wedding photos in front of the hotel, but Scioto Mile is only a couple of blocks away! Having everything at this venue makes it convenient for you and your guests. You can get a room block for your guests, and they never have to leave the hotel on the day of your wedding! The wedding coordinators here are super helpful and always go above and beyond!

Click here to get more information about your wedding at The Westin Great Southern Columbus!

Brookshire Event Venue

Brookshire Wedding Venue

Relevant information:

  • 300 guest capacity
  • Located in Delaware a few minutes from Polaris area, at 405 Greif Parkway Delaware, OH
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here
  • In-house catering is provided, as well as DJ services for five hours, and florals

This wedding venue just went through a renovation a couple of years ago, which really elevated the space! On-site, there are two getting-ready rooms to make it convenient for both sides getting ready. There are cobblestone patios, a garden, and a fire pit for guests to enjoy. In the reception space, sliding glass doors can be opened on beautiful days. Both the indoor and outdoor options make this venue versatile. One of the best things about the venue is its all-inclusive package. It truly gives all couples a breath of fresh air because they don’t have to worry about hiring so many vendors. 

Click here to get more details about Brookshire!

Magnolia Hill Farm 

Wedding Venues in Columbus

Relevant information:

  • 200 guest capacity
  • Located in central Ohio at 6665 Johnsville Rd. Centerburg, OH
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here
  • They do not provide in-house catering, but they do have a prep kitchen for the caterer you hire

This central Ohio wedding venue is the perfect blank slate. This modern white farmhouse is located on a hilltop and exudes a romantic atmosphere. They’ve got a spacious, elegant bridal suite and a groom’s cottage, giving you two getting-ready spaces. Tons of natural light spills into the ceremony and reception spaces. The venue is suitable for both indoor and outdoor events. Depending on Ohio’s weather, guests are welcome to mix and mingle outdoors with a beautiful view. No matter what color scheme or style you choose for your wedding, the possibilities are endless at this venue. They’ve also got a working flower farm that offers peonies and a large selection of cut flowers. One of my 2023 couples is getting married here, and I’m so excited to photograph their big day!

Learn more about having your wedding at Magnolia Hill Farm here!

Ohio Statehouse 

Wedding Venues in Columbus

Relevant information:

  • 300 guest capacity
  • Located in downtown Columbus at 1 Capitol Square Columbus, OH
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here
  • In-house catering provided

The architecture of the Statehouse has such a beautiful interior and exterior. Because it’s so beautiful, you could have all your photos taken here if this is your Columbus wedding venue! Black and white marble flooring, light pink walls, and historical charm make the Rotunda an ideal site for a ceremony. The Atrium space will be the location of your reception, where all evening events can be held. If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a historical and museum feel, you’ll fall in love once you go and tour the Ohio Statehouse. 

Check out more details about Ohio Statehouse weddings here!

The Estate at New Albany 

Wedding Venues in Columbus

Relevant information:

  • 300 guest capacity
  • Located in New Albany at 5216 Forest Dr., New Albany, OH
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here with several different options
  • In-house catering is provided, as well as florals and DJ services for five hours

This wedding venue brings a simple yet modern space that offers all-inclusive packages. Having these packages available makes wedding planning so much easier for couples. As soon as you walk in, you’ll enter the foyer, which will be the space in which your cocktail hour is held. A beautiful fireplace is often the center of attention as you can add gorgeous florals to it. There are two getting-ready suites on-site, which are very spacious and have tons of natural light. A secluded patio ceremony space outdoors is beautiful, with cafe lights strung above. 

Want to learn more about weddings at The Estate at New Albany? Check out their website!

Brookside Golf & Country Club

Wedding Venues in Columbus

Relevant information:

  • 300 guest capacity
  • Located in Columbus near Dublin at 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus, OH
  • You can have both your ceremony and reception here
  • In-house catering is provided

Brookside Golf & Country Club is an excellent choice if you’re seeking a country club for your wedding. Photos outside the elegant Tudor-style clubhouse look stunning. You can also have access to a golf cart to travel around the property for pictures around the lawn. You will be welcomed by a large water fountain as soon as you pull into the venue. You’ll have the option of having your ceremony outdoors on the lawn or inside the ballroom. Their brand new patio area will be the perfect setting for the cocktail hour! The ballroom is spacious enough to hold up to 300 guests. 

Curious about more information, click here to find out more!

Columbus Wedding Venues

Now that you have seen my top 10 wedding venues in Columbus, I hope you enjoyed reading about these different locations and seeing photos. Each venue I listed truly offers different things that make them different from others. I highly suggest that you check out one of these I listed if you are looking at wedding venues. Here’s a quick tip ~ always take a venue tour before booking! Seeing the space and getting a feel for the venue is essential. I hope that you enjoyed this blog and it was helpful!

Columbus Wedding Photographer

And if you’re still searching for a wedding photographer that will capture your love story from start to finish, hi, I’m Lexi! A wedding photographer based in Columbus who cherishes hearing each of my couple’s love stories. My 2023 calendar is quickly booking up, and my 2024 books are also open! If you want to learn more about my wedding experience, click here! And if you’re ready to inquire with me, fill out my contact form here.

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