When planning a wedding, you’ll be faced with a long list of decisions. Certainly not the least of these is where to host your wedding reception. It’s tempting to choose a venue simply because you fall in love with the how it looks, but other factors, like budget, wedding date, location of the ceremony, number of attendees, food and atmosphere, should also influence your decision. Luckily, there’s no shortage of fantastic wedding venues to choose from in Columbus. To make things a little easier, we compiled this list of five iconic locations to consider for your big day:
Franklin Park Conservatory – With five different onsite venues, Franklin Park Conservatory is a classic, beautiful location for wedding receptions. From indoor spaces featuring glass ceilings, Chihuly artwork and tropical gardens to breathtaking outdoor settings, this historic Columbus location is the perfect spot for a celebration.
The Ohio Statehouse – This is one of the oldest working statehouses in the country, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more quintessential Columbus location. From its history and grandeur, set in Greek Revival architecture, to its unique city setting and picturesque ballrooms and verandas, the Statehouse is a must-see wedding venue.
The Columbus Park of Roses – The Columbus Park of Roses features a sprawling collection of gardens with more than 11,000 roses in 350 different varieties, which adds an unparalleled wow factor to any wedding ceremony. With three different ceremony sites and a variety of seating capabilities, it’s no wonder this is one of the city’s most popular wedding locations. Additionally, the Whetstone Shelterhouse, which is located adjacent to the park, offers a lovely, convenient venue for a reception.
The Ohio Stadium – THE perfect venue for any die-hard Buckeye fan, Ohio Stadium offers several unique spaces for wedding receptions. From its Club Rooms, which can accommodate up to 300 people, to the Recruit Room with its distinct “helmet chairs” and the exclusive University Suite overlooking the football field, you and your guests will love celebrating at The Shoe.
Dock 580 – This is one of the city’s most elegant yet rustic urban event spaces, and it offers an incredible view of Downtown Columbus. Located in the historic Smith Brothers Hardware Building, Dock 580 boasts two different venues featuring exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, a gorgeous covered terrace overlooking the city and a dynamite gourmet menu.
Jeff Johnson & Co. is a full-service jeweler located in Upper Arlington, Ohio. We specialize in custom engagement rings, keepsakes for significant moments, and giving new life to family heirlooms. Our gemologists are trained by the Gemological Institute of America, and they work closely with each customer to ensure that we meet your vision and beyond. Stop by our showroom at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd. (off Henderson Road), call 614-459-8890, or www.jjandcompany.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Jeff Johnson & Co.