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3 Must See Columbus, Ohio Venues

Getting married in Columbus, Ohio and not sure where to start with venues? After photographing more than 50 weddings in Ohio, below are three venues every couple needs to check out!

Jorgensen Farms – Oak Grove

Oak Grove is a new, one-of-a-kind venue that garden inspired wedding dreams are made of! The open air, glass green house is the perfect ceremony space with manicured gardens to host guests during cocktail hour. The reception hall features floor to ceiling windows on three sides for an indoor outdoor feel while celebrating the night away with family and friends. The two gorgeous, event spaces are ideal for all weather conditions, there are endless beautiful backdrops for your portraits and onsite getting ready suites are included.

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Darby House

Located on a 1200 acre estate in Columbus, Ohio, Darby House is a serene location with rich history to celebrate the beginning of your marriage. Inspiration from the idyllic Kentucky horse farms are found through out the property and venue space. One of the most notable is the mile long drive, lined with mature trees and white fencing. The Darby House includes three areas for hosting for your wedding – The Waterside Terrace, The Racing Room and The Dining Room. The use of all three areas provides flexibility for rain plans and a relaxing guest experience with no travel needed between the ceremony and reception. In addition to the event space, both getting ready suites are newly remodeled and there are endless locations for stunning portraits!

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Retreat 21

The newest venue in Columbus is more than just a wedding venue – it is a weekend oasis. Retreat 21 is designed to fit all your needs during your wedding weekend with family and friends. The main event space includes a spacious bridal suite (including outdoor patio!), an indoor ceremony space with floor to ceiling windows, custom built in bar, cocktail area and reception space. Not to mention the connecting outdoor area to entertain guests during cocktail hour and during cool evenings when the garage doors open for an indoor, outdoor feel. Before and after the wedding, your closest family and friends can stay onsite in one of the six cabins and amain house available for rent. Each includes a full kitchen, full bath, living area, queen beds for housing guests, fire pits and hot tubs! In addition, the main house includes a wrap around porch that sits water front to the crystal clear, natural swimming pool that doubles as a ceremony location. Wondering about your rehearsal dinner? Beginning in 2023, the tap house at the front of the property will begin offering Retreat 21’s own wine and cider along with local beers for your dinner. Last but not least, Retreat 21 has thought of everything including portrait locations. Vineyards, rows of orchards and a pollnator habitat are the perfect backdrops for your epic wedding portraits.

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