Getting married in a park, a warehouse, or a restaurant isn’t exactly a new idea. These days, couples look for backdrops that reflect their varied, often unconventional tastes. Still, it can be tough to think of places that appeal to you, despite the huge number of venues that seems to be growing every month. Let me help you out a bit with some great choices for places that will make a statement:

 

 

The Ivory Room: This is elegance! The venue offers spectacular views of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers from its location in Miranova, and catering by Cameron Mitchell. It accommodates up to 300 guests, and it’s the

kind of place that can be styled to match your vision. It has high walls and large windows and sparkling chandeliers. Onsite staff from Cameron Mitchell Premier Events will help you achieve your dream wedding. Visit https://cameronmitchellpremierevents.com/venues/the-ivory-room/

 

 

The Ohio Statehouse: You may have visited our capital building on a school field trip. But imagine getting married in its rotunda! It’s an amazing, historic venue that can hold up to 300 people. As your guests roam the Atri um and the South Porch, they can almost hear the negotiating that has echoed through the building for more than 100 years. Visit http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/events/weddings

 

 

 

The Columbus Museum of Art. Who says fine art can’t be the backdrop to your dream wedding? The art museum contains several spaces indoors and outdoors where you can stage a wedding event that everyone will remember. This includes the indoor courtyard, event rooms, and an outdoor courtyard featuring sculpture and greenery. The CMOA houses collections of art spanning the centuries, including Impressionist, Cubist, and Realist works in sculpture and painting. Its glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly is recognizable throughout the region. The museum has a list of preferred caterers, including Cameron Mitchell Premier Events. Visit https://www.columbusmuseum.org/host-your-event/plan-your-wedding/

 

The Columbus Cultural Arts Center.This hidden gem is part of Columbus Recreation and Parks and offers art classes for adults in all media. But it’s also a great venue, offering beauty and relative seclusion within an urban setting near the Scioto River. Get married outdoors in the beautiful brick-lined garden and enjoy food outside, or in the exhibition space. You can take pictures there or across the street at Bicentennial Park. Visit https://culturalartscenteronline.org/weddings

 

 

Hocking Hills State Park. This is perfect if you want a nature-encased wedding celebration. You can get married near a waterfall, in a cottage or an inn, including the Sky View Lodge and Ravenwood Castle. Your guests can go biking, swimming, fishing, and hiking. Some of the venues offer special deals. Check out https://www.explorehockinghills.com/weddings.

 

Old Blue Rooster Events. This venue in Lithopolis offers a barn (11575 Lithopolis Road in Lithopolis) that holds up to 200 guests, and a shelter house (5952 London Lancaster Road in Groveport) for a great indoor or outdoor wedding. The indoor hall is heated and air conditioned, and adorned with wrough iron chandeliers and accent lighting. It has a large project you can use to show video. The Garden contains permanent, rustic seating in a beautiful ceremony setting. Visit http://www.oldblueroosterevents.com.

 

 

The Vault. This venue is a former bank, the Columbia Building Savings & Loan, established in 1912. It also housed the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in the 1940s. It still contains the vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, arched windows, and marble floor – and a genuine bank vault. It’s large enough to accommodate your ceremony and your reception, with capacity for 300 guests.

 

 

 

Where are YOU getting married? Share in the comments section! Tell us why you picked your venue.

 

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