Columbus Weddings – Spring/Summer 2021 issue

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Contents SPRING/SUMMER 2021


LET’S DO BRUNCH If the pandemic’s effects have shut you out of an evening event, consider a morning matrimony instead.


THE SWEETEST THING Local bakers draw inspiration from one of the region’s newest venues.




THIS PAGE: Hannah and Eric Young share a moment on July 25, 2020; see their wedding on Pages 54-55. ON THE COVER: After several years, real newlyweds (not models) are gracing our cover once more! Find more from Jessica and Katie Morrison’s wedding on Pages 50-51. Photo by Amy Ann Photography


Peek inside the photo albums of six local weddings and get to know the couples who planned them.



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12 DETAILS How couples are coping with coronavirus constraints

22 ADVICE Local pros address coronavirus questions.



16 COLOR Pantone’s color palette for spring and summer

24 TRENDS Have your elopement and take portraits, too.

18 PRODUCT Rentable jewelry for your wedding day

26 TECH Tips for a high-quality livestream

19 NEWS Openings, closings and changes in Central Ohio







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Welcome to Columbus Weddings our recommendations based on real couples’ choices on Page 12. We also profiled one couple who followed a private elopement with a portrait session (Page 24), dove into the mechanics of livestreaming your service (Page 26) and asked local pros some of the most common COVID-19 questions we’re seeing (Page 22). Find inspiration in our Real Weddings section (starting on Page 47), which includes four couples who married this year, and in a styled photo shoot feature (Page 28) that explores an alternative to the traditional Saturday evening reception—something that may be hard to come by in the next year as 2020 couples who postponed continue to reschedule their events. Finally, I want to stress the importance of supporting the local economy. The diverse small businesses that make up Central Ohio’s wedding industry need your help. I encourage everyone to book locally based professionals, shop at independent stores and shout out the vendors who serve you well. One way to show them love is by voting for your favorite vendors in our annual Best of Columbus Weddings reader poll, now through Feb. 5, 2021, at If creating this issue has taught me anything, it’s that Central Ohioans find a way to survive and thrive amid a multitude of challenges. I hope this issue can help you do just that as you plan your weddings for 2021 and beyond. Stay safe and be well,

Emma Frankart Henterly, Editor


Ask any magazine editor, and they’ll likely tell you that letters from the editor are difficult to write. Such is the case with any recurring column, I suspect, but trying to encapsulate an entire magazine in a few hundred words only increases the challenge. Add to that the fact that we’re still in the throes of a global pandemic that has changed life—including wedding celebrations—as we know it, and you’ll understand why I stared at a blinking cursor far longer than I usually do when writing my biannual introduction to this magazine. So much of our day-to-day in 2020 is unrecognizable from the previous year, and while hope is on the horizon, it’ll likely be quite some time before we start returning to any sense of normalcy. As I write this letter in mid-November, Ohio is seeing its third and largest wave of COVID-19 cases, and the pandemic continues to ravage the country and the world. These facts were on our minds as we planned this issue: How do we celebrate weddings when mass gatherings are still discouraged? How do we offer advice when so much is unknown and ever-changing? In the end, we at Columbus Weddings did exactly what so many couples in the pages that follow have done: We planned, we adjusted, and we made do. We didn’t set out to make “the COVID-19 issue”—I’m sure you, like many of us, are feeling pandemic fatigue—but as the weeks wore on, we realized that such a theme was our only option. And while that theme is a bit grim, there are a lot of bright spots mixed into these pages—moments of resilience and ingenuity that give me hope for the continued success of the wedding industry in Central Ohio and beyond. Throughout the region, couples are adapting. This issue is filled with examples, but you can find




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WANT MORE WEDDINGS? Looking for more tips on planning a pandemic-era wedding? Or maybe you just can’t get enough of the local wedding realness served throughout the magazine. Whatever you’re after, we have it at There you’ll find an expanded Venue Guide database to help you pick the best venue, an online Marketplace of reputable local vendors who partner with us, web-exclusive content that we couldn’t squeeze into the issue and our Bustled blog, which is regularly updated with local weddings, styled photo shoots, planning tips, vendor features and more. We swooned over this @kismetvisuals shot of the Downtown skyline, and you guys agreed—Genoa Park is a great portrait setting.

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A MOMENT IN TIME “The first look with each other was very special,” says Kristina Pak, who married Wilson Pak on Jan. 11, 2020. “Time stood still, and we could just enjoy the moment of seeing each other for the first time on our big day.”


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How They Did It Real-life details to inspire your wedding planning BY EMMA FRANKART HENTERLY Weddings, like many aspects of life in the COVID-19 pandemic, have looked a little different this year. From intimate ceremonies—which we’re officially dubbing “minimonies”—with plans for grand celebrations later to socially distant in-person events, local couples are finding ways to celebrate safely and with style. Here (and throughout the issue), we’ve highlighted our favorite real-life examples of how local couples are adapting to love in the time of coronavirus. Incorporate as many as you can to ensure a responsible and fun event of your own.

Take It Outside


When weather permits, an outdoor or open-air event is ideal. Small, enclosed spaces can turn a wedding into a super-spreader event in the blink of an eye. Below, Natalie and Joshua McPheron hosted their Aug. 15 wedding at The Farm at Harvest Hills in Delaware. The outdoor ceremony was followed by a barn reception with doors left open for air circulation.



Alone, Together

For three weeks before their July 25 wedding at Vue Columbus, Hannah and Eric Young self-quarantined to ensure they’d have zero exposure to COVID-19. They took lots of other precautions: color-coded wristbands for guests to indicate their physical contact comfort level, a giant 20-sided die roll in lieu of a bouquet toss and of course strict mask enforcement.


Left, Mackenzie and Jim Hirst opted for an entirely outdoor ceremony and reception at Brookside Golf & Country Club on Sept. 19. Portable heaters and a bonfire helped keep guests comfortable after the sun went down. And the guests’ favors? Customized bottles of hand sanitizer, of course.

Keep It Clean The shelter house at The Old Blue Rooster Event Center has open sides and plenty of ceiling fans, which allowed for both excellent air circulation and protection from the elements at Jillian and Matthew Shoaf’s Sept. 5 wedding reception. The ceremony took place just outside, on the lawn.

Hand sanitizer as a guest favor is a no-brainer—and guests are sure to use it more than, say, a custom magnet or koozie. Above, Sarah and Ian Coldiron gave guests at their Sept. 26 COSI wedding mini sanitizer bottles featuring custom labels; they also had a candy bar with their favorite individually wrapped sweets.



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Masking Up

Marrying during a pandemic isn’t fun. Make the most of the historical significance of the event by commemorating it with newlywed portraits featuring custom masks, as Jessica and Katie Morrison, left, did on Aug. 22 at The Barn at Heather Glen in Sugar Grove. Bonus: The photo will serve as an automatic storytelling moment for your grandkids in the years to come.

Above, Abby and Matt Wrieden used masks and silly straws to safely party with a sense of humor during their reception at The Fives on Sept. 26. They wed earlier that day at sister venue High Line Car House.

Give Them Space

Social distancing isn’t just for the grocery store. Meredith and Nick Helfferich, right, ensured proper separation for their Aug. 22 ceremony at The Westin Great Southern Columbus by utilizing California-style seating, wherein guests sit at their dinner tables. Staff didn’t have to flip the room during cocktail hour and, because tables were 6 feet apart, guests never got too close.




You might be sick of hearing it, but the bottom line is that masks work. Ask your vendors, guests and wedding party to wear them to help prevent disaster among attendees. Don’t want to cramp your style? A clear face mask, like the one worn by the mother of the groom at Kirthi and Matthew Shelton’s Aug. 8 wedding at Bell Manor in Chillicothe, pictured below, is an unobtrusive alternative.

Let Them Eat Sweets

Individually wrapped cookies from Cookie Lady Columbus, pictured below, served double-duty as a contact-free dessert and a guest favor at Jennifer and Jeffrey Hart’s Athletic Club of Columbus wedding on Sept. 5. The couple also ordered a small, three-tier cutting cake from Alice’s Piece of Cake.


Go Live

Long a backup plan for guests who aren’t able to travel, livestreaming has become a go-to solution for guests near and far to catch a ceremony without being physically present. Haley and Sam Metzger asked a friend to record their July 4 ceremony at The Grand Barn at The Mohicans; see Page 26 to learn about vendors offering the service.

Above, Brittany and Jason Myers asked Kelly’s Cakery to create several flavors of cupcakes for their Sept. 5 wedding at Pinnacle Golf Club. (The Myers also had a lovely three-tier cake for display and cutting.) Cupcake flavors included maple bacon, cookie dough, Irish cream, buckeye, and Champagne and strawberry. SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


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Color Your World Each issue, we highlight the Pantone Color Institute’s trend forecasts. For the first six months of 2021, the leading authority on color is predicting a shift toward bright and pastel. “Offering a range of shades illustrative of nature, colors for spring/summer 2021 underscores our desire for flexible color that works year-round,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, on the palette’s web page. The hues “combine a level of comfort and relaxation with sparks of energy that encourage and uplift our moods.” Central Ohio couples are ahead of the curve, having incorporated a number of these trendy tints for their 2019 and 2020 weddings.



PANTONE 14-1050 Marigold

PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean

PANTONE 18-1248 Rust

PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

PANTONE 18-4140 French Blue

PANTONE 13-0117 Green Ash

PANTONE 16-1529 Burnt Coral

PANTONE 16-5938 Mint

PANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid

PANTONE 18-2043 Raspberry Sorbet




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Something Borrowed Argo & Lehne’s bridal jewelry loan program makes every couple feel like stars. When A-list celebrities hit the red carpet draped in dazzling jewels, they’re often loaned, not owned. This tradition inspired trusted third-generation jeweler Argo & Lehne to launch its Something Borrowed program. All couples who purchase their wedding rings at the shop are eligible to reserve pieces from the carefully curated collection of vintage, contemporary and custom designs to borrow and wear on their wedding day. Jewelry may be reserved as far in advance as desired, by shopping inventory online or in the Upper Arlington showroom with the friendly team; backup selections are noted in case first-choice selections are sold come wedding day. Pieces may be picked up two days prior to the wedding and returned the day after, usually by a prearranged friend or relative. “Our bridal customers range from first-time 20-somethings to 90-yearolds who have found new love,” says owner Robert Argo. As such, the collection offers pieces (for loan and sale) perfectly suited to a broad range of personal styles. “We had one bride who had a cowboy wedding with a square dance; she borrowed most of our pearl strands and used them as a multistrand belt and multistrand hat band for her 10-gallon hat.” Argo adds, “Our business is based on relationships; [we] welcome everyone just as we would our most important lifelong customer.” In other words, you’ll feel like a star. —Brooke Preston




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New & Noteworthy Openings, closings and changes in the Central Ohio wedding industry COMPILED BY EMMA FRANKART HENTERLY


OPENING Danceville USA is breaking into the venue market with The Sanctuary at Neil. Housed in a former church in Victorian Village, the 18,000-square-foot space features three levels, stained glass windows and an urban, historic feel, says marketing and events director Kylie Yarberry. The venue will function as a dance studio during the week, and couples who book a wedding there will receive complimentary dance lessons. Renovations began in November, with plans to open in 2021; inquiries are welcome now. 618 Neil Ave., Columbus; 614816-4808,



EXPANSION Despite an economic downturn during a global pandemic, Gilded Social owner Tanya Hartman is growing her bridesmaid and social occasion gown storefront. Last fall, the shop teamed up with downstairs neighbor Due Amici to offer shoppers a prix fixe meal in its loft-style private event space. (A streamlined menu, lunch or brunch, a beverage and a takeaway dessert runs $25.) “We time it around when you’re having your appointment with us,” Hartman says. “We’re really trying to help you have the absolute best dress shopping, ordering and wearing experience possible.” To that end, in December the shop started offering cleaning services through longtime partners Dublin Cleaners. The shop provides pre-purchase options, pickup and delivery within Central Ohio, a day-after pickup service for garments that includes cleaning, and

a Gilded Garment package featuring a garment bag, a steam session, dry cleaning and a mini emergency kit. Other new offerings include sample and unworn gowns that national bridal retailer BHLDN has donated to the national charity Wish Upon A Wedding. Gilded Social will sell the gowns on behalf of the charity and split the proceeds, Hartman says, meaning half of all sales will go back to support the services Wish Upon A Wedding provides to couples facing medical hardships. And coming in January will be wedding-day styling assistance. “[The assistant] can be that extra set of hands ... and provide peace of mind,” Hartman says. “Our job doesn’t have to be over when you walk out of the store.” There’s much more going on behind the scenes at Gilded Social; visit for more details. —Virginia Brown

Dueling Axes, which readers voted the No. 1 place for bachelor parties in the 2020 Best of Columbus Weddings poll, opened a second location near Gahanna/New Albany this fall. It will have a full bar; outside food will be allowed, and plans are in the works for a lineup of food trucks. Both locations will feature the brand’s new digital scoring technology, similar to those at bowling alleys, with options for multiple game formats. 5780 N. Hamilton Road, Suite A, Columbus, and 309 S. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-2211600,

CHANGE Jewelweed Flower & Plant Shop moved to Franklinton in late October. Formerly in Downtown Columbus, the florist has expanded offerings to include houseplants—perfect for sourcing those tiny, adorable succulents to serve as favors. 391 W. Rich St., Columbus; 614204-5825, SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


CHANGE Short North Trolley Co. and Columbus Trolley continue to make progress on their merger, which we first reported in our fall/winter 2020 issue. Columbus Trolley owner Mike Middaugh says the two companies now are operating out of the same garage and sharing a pool of drivers; between them they have four trolleys, plus the vehicles available through Columbus Trolley’s parent company, Coach Quarters. Middaugh expects the merger to be finalized, complete with a new name for the joined businesses, in early 2021.,

CHANGE In late October, Milo’s Catering took over the spaces formerly known as Dock 580 and Juniper, which closed in June due to hardships presented by the coronavirus pandemic. The main space, the Venue at Dock 580, will be known as Brick & Mortar at North 4th Corridor; the Loft at Dock 580 will become Post 4 at North 4th Corridor, and Juniper will be renamed Revery at North 4th Corridor. Collectively, they represent the first exclusive venue for Milo’s. Tours and private events began in November. 580 N. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-224-0272,

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BTTS Holdings—which owns The Estate at New Albany, Brookshire Event Venue, WatersEdge Event & Conference Venue and newly opened The Fig Room—continues to grow. Plans are in place to open a fifth venue, Edison, in Italian Village this summer. Located in the historic former Columbus Electrical Works building, Edison will feature an urban/industrial chic vibe, a courtyard, on-site parking, capacity for around 200 guests and a prep kitchen. It will be managed by Lisa Sullivan, formerly of the Athletic Club of Columbus. Clients can use the in-house BTTS caterer and florist or hire their own vendors, says marketing manager Heather Vincent. Edison is now taking bookings for summer 2021 and beyond. 777 N. Fourth St., Columbus;

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Dublin’s La Scala closed on Nov. 1 after nearly 50 years in business. Owner Nick Lalli cited COVID-19 restrictions as placing a hardship on the business, according to The Columbus Dispatch. His father, William “Willi” Lalli, died this year from complications related to COVID-19. CHANGE Our annual Columbus Weddings Show, the two-day expo each January featuring vendors, samples, giveaways, fashion shows and celebrity guests, has been postponed due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit for details on the rescheduled date and location.

OPENING New York-based luxury event planning company Hill and Boyd moved to Columbus in October. Co-founder Dina Hill grew up in Columbus and has always loved the city. She and co-founder Adebukanla “Bukky” Boyd have between them decades of experience in event planning. For now, Hill and Boyd is focusing efforts on virtual events and distribution of themed boxes that accompany them, but Hill’s eponymous planning company, Dina Hill Events, is now booking for in-person and virtual events. 646-580-7740, CHANGE Several locations of Lacquer Gallery have moved. The Clintonville and Italian Village salons closed, and the brand opened new storefronts this fall. Nail services are now at 448 W. Third Ave., hair services are at 444 W. Third Ave., and skin services are at 453 W. Third Ave. Cosmetic tattoo services remain at The Gold Room Tattoo + Esthetics (1117 Michigan Ave.). 614-230-2589,



CLOSINGS Copious quietly closed this fall. The Brewery District venue made no announcements indicating a closure on its social media channels, but the website was down and the phone number disconnected as of mid-October. A representative confirmed via Instagram direct message that the venue and its sister music venue, Notes, have both permanently closed.




SHEER PERFECTION “We had to make some changes due to COVID,” says Meredith Helfferich of her and Nick Helfferich’s Aug. 22 wedding. “I was worried we would feel robbed of the perfect day, but everything was stunningly beautiful.”




ADVICE Mackenzie and Jim Hirst opted for a lower-risk outdoor ceremony and reception at Brookside Golf & Country Club on Sept. 19.

Your COVID-19 Questions, Answered Local wedding professionals address common queries about wedding planning during a pandemic.


Even during a normal year, wedding planning can be a stressful, exhausting and downright overwhelming process. During the coronavirus pandemic, however, planning the big day has never felt more fraught. It’s one thing to agonize over cake and icing combinations; it’s quite another to worry about contact tracing if one of your guests falls ill. In search of guidance about the new normal, Columbus Weddings turned to local industry experts to answer a series of wedding-related questions you never thought you’d ask.

and safety. Remember this decision was made to ensure that no one becomes sick because of attending your wedding. Create an across-theboard rule for how you’re reducing the guest list—for example, keeping it to immediate family and the bridal party. This way uninvited guests won’t take your decision personally, and there are no hurt feelings. Most important: I recommend a personal touch by picking up the phone and reaching out to the guests who you will unfortunately no longer be able to accommodate. —Cathi Fallon, The Etiquette Institute of Ohio

We sent save-the-dates or extended verbal invitations, but now we need to reduce our guest count. How do we tell guests that they’re no longer invited without hurting their feelings? Let your guests know that this decision was very difficult, but after careful consideration it seems the best way to protect your guests’ health

We’ve decided to elope or do a small, family-only ceremony, with a more traditional reception in 2021 or 2022. What’s the best way to handle invitations? What we have been seeing lately is doing two sets of invitations and a much earlier save-thedate. The first set of invitations is just for those family members, [with] the actual ceremony




information and the reception information for next year. Then, at the same time, send out a more informative save-the-date. This can even include info about an intimate, immediate family ceremony and a link to witness it via Zoom if they so choose. This would also state that a formal invitation to the reception next year will be sent at a later date, and that you hope to see them then. When the next invitation comes out, it is just the information for the reception; there is no need to state anything about the actual ceremony, since it was mentioned in the save-the-date. —Jason Fletcher, Avant-Garde Impressions Standard etiquette dictates that guests should be invited to both the ceremony and reception, not one or the other—but standard etiquette can be quite challenging these days. In this scenario, now called a “minimony,” we would suggest the couple send a heartfelt announcement following the ceremony announcing that they have been married and will be hosting a more traditional celebration in the future. —Margaret Lydy-Meeker, On Paper


We postponed our wedding, but I already have my gown. What’s the best way to store it for the next year? If your gown has not yet been worn, please keep your dress protected in the breathable, cloth, zippered gown bag given to you by your bridal boutique. The best way to store your gown is to lay the gown bag on a bed in a room where it will not be exposed to natural sunlight. Keep the blinds or drapes

Kaylee and Nick England let guests know about their rescheduled wedding date via a cute postcard.

closed. Do not let small children or house pets have access to this room. —Margaret Butler, Dublin Cleaners

Is it reasonable to expect a pandemic clause in our vendors’ contracts? If there isn’t one, can (or should) we ask to include an addendum that outlines contingencies for another shutdown, or Should we get wedding insurance? What does it if one of us gets sick? cover or exclude? For many companies, this is the first time Because of the fluid nature of the situation, ever experiencing a pandemic and navigatcoronavirus claims must be handled on a ing ways to work with clients to retain their case-by-case basis to properly assess what source of revenue while also considering the coverage is applicable to each [couple]. ... couple’s side of stress in adjusting plans! A Like most insurance, canceling for the fear pandemic clause may be excessive as it is so of something potentially unpredictable, and conhappening, including corotingencies could create a Stay up-to-date on how navirus concerns, would laundry list of what-ifs, but the latest COVID-19 typically not be a covered outlining a fair reschedule guidelines and restrictions reason for a cancellation. policy should suit both will impact your event at Also, given the news covparties. There’s also a erage and official designaance between a business tion as a pandemic, it is being shut down and not considered a known event, open for events and it which would likely preclude any coverage for being open for events but under restrictions policies sold after a certain date in time. you may not envision for your wedding day. —Steve Lauro, WedSafe, in a statement —Nicole McCrate, Darby House on the company’s website What’s the safest way to serve dinner? Are preEditor’s note: While an entire wedding canset salad plates and bread baskets, for example, cellation may not be covered by WedSafe still OK? Should we forgo the buffet altogether specifically, many policies—including those in favor of a plated/served meal? through WedSafe and companies like WedMenus and service have changed for fullSure, EventHelper and others—provide service events during the pandemic, with financial protections if a vendor is unable most moving to a plated-style meal. Salt to deliver services that have been paid for. and pepper are available by request. Bread This type of coverage could help if you have is served to each guest. All guests must a vendor that goes out of business after you be seated to consume food or beverages. make a payment but before your wedding Hors d’oeuvres may still be tray-passed day. Columbus Weddings encourages all [by staff], but this has to be done in a couples to research insurance policies and way to ensure no other guests are touching coverage options before making a decision. or able to contaminate any of the food. ... Guests need to wear their masks in all common areas. For a fun little touch, we can offer wristbands at the entrance. Each color represents the wearer’s comfort level of connection at the event. For example, there is a red band that means, “I am keeping my safe distance”; a yellow band for, “OK with talking but not touching”; and a green band for, “I am OK with hugs and handshakes.” —Melissa Johnson, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events As the wedding hosts, are we responsible for contact tracing if someone tests positive after attending our wedding? No, the wedding hosts are not responsible for doing the contract tracing, but a local health department could contact them to get the names and contact information for guests if needed for tracing activities. —Melanie Amato, Ohio Department of Health SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS




Ameira and Davy Staudt and their dog, Archer, at their post-elopement photo shoot in Lancaster

The Final Detail Ameira and Davy Staudt’s intimate wedding was canceled due to COVID-19, but a post-elopement photo shoot made the marriage feel official.

Their story began at work. Staff at Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet were celebrating two co-workers’ birthdays: the receptionist and Ameira Martin. “Her boyfriend had gotten her a lot of things and I said, ‘Oh, that must be nice’” says Ameira. Davy Staudt, who also worked with them, was intrigued. “You don’t have a boyfriend?” he asked her. “When he said that, I knew he was hitting on me,” says Ameira—now Ameira Staudt—laughing about it today. Davy laughs, too. “She’s just so beautiful, and you could tell how sweet she was without talking to her that much,” he says. “Most people say don’t [date at work],” Ameira says, “but it worked out for us.” A Change of Plans Before COVID-19, the couple had planned to wed in a small gathering in Davy’s mother’s 24


backyard—just close family and friends. The couple liked the property’s abundance of trees and intimate setting. “We never wanted anything big,” Davy says. Then the pandemic hit, and their plans changed. “It honestly gave me the biggest anxiety ever, trying to plan all of this stuff,” says Ameira. “And we [couldn’t] even set a date [for] a later time, because who knows when this is going to be over?” Given the uncertainty and risk of keeping the original plan, they moved ahead on a new path. “We didn’t want to push it back,” says Ameira. “The most important part was that we got married,” Davy adds. “Neither of us cared about having anything big. [The ceremony] was mostly for our family, for their sake.” They got married with little fanfare on May 13, first picking up their marriage license at the court-



house and then exchanging rings before an officiant they found through Google. Still, they wanted something more to commemorate the occasion. Making It Official Photographer Gabby Sutherland, who’s been covering weddings as Gabriella Sutherland Photography since 2015, gave them the addition they wanted. She encouraged the couple to do a small photo shoot, even though their nuptials had come and gone. Following an elopement with professional photos is “a great way to cut costs and have a more chill wedding,” Sutherland says. For the Staudts, Sutherland suggested an early September shoot at Cheers Chalet in Lancaster. “We weren’t positive where we wanted to go,” Davy says. “But she sent us some locations, and this one had a little cabin down by the water with lots of trees.” The only two people on the guest list: their moms. “My mom was living in Canal Winchester, but she [recently] moved to Florida,” Ameira says. “That was a really special thing. She got to see that before she left. I think we would have regretted not having [our moms] there.”

During the shoot, Sutherland says the Staudts were laid-back despite a little unexpected exploring. “Any couple that’s willing to take a golf cart to go up the hill and find what we can find ... is willing to do anything for the photos,” she says. “I love the woods—all the greenery,” Ameira says. She laughs about the “keepsakes” that she accumulated: branches and leaves that got stuck in her David’s Bridal dress.

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The photo session also incorporated the couple’s dog, Archer. “We got him together, and he’s like a child to us,” says Ameira. Sutherland, who loves dogs, says photographing Archer was no problem. “I only needed him to look at me for two seconds to snap the picture.” They lured him with treats. Photos of the rings and other details rounded out the shoot. “With the photos, with me being in my dress, it felt so much more real,” says Ameira. “I had more feeling and emotion [at the shoot] than when we actually got married.” Adding to that emotion was capturing the moment Davy first saw Ameira in her gown. She was set on re-creating the oftphotographed first look after missing out on it at their elopement. “As soon as I saw him, I started bawling my eyes out. He truly is everything I’ve ever dreamed of,” Ameira says. Skipping the details of a traditional wedding—a first look, a formal ceremony and so much more—made the marriage feel somehow unofficial, Davy says. “It still felt like it hadn’t happened. But when we got our pictures taken … that’s when it felt like, ‘OK, now we’re good.’” «

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Jessica and Katie Morrison used Zoom to include guests who couldn’t attend their Aug. 22 wedding at The Barn at Heather Glen.

Virtual Vows Livestreamed weddings can help you safely share your big day with loved ones.

For many couples this year, the big day wasn’t quite as big as they’d hoped. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, couples hosting micro-weddings have turned to livestreaming as a way to make sure their extended network of friends and family are still included. Although it may seem as simple as propping up a tablet and turning on Facebook Live, livestreaming a wedding is best left to the professionals. Horror stories abound of would-be virtual guests not knowing whose Facebook profile is hosting the livestream or being unable to find the Zoom link as couples muddle through the logistics of setting up video amid the other chaos of a wedding day. Julie Hedrick, co-founder of Blue Skies HD Video and Film Productions, and Josh Staley of Josh Staley Productions are two Central Ohio vendors who offer wedding livestreaming services, albeit with very different approaches. They weighed in so couples can learn what to expect from a virtual ceremony and how to choose the streaming method that’s right for them. “Do a livestream if you have a large amount of guests who can’t be there, or do a livestream if you just want to go ahead and get married and save the big reception for when all the COVID restrictions 26


are lifted,” Staley says. He expects livestreaming to be common even after the pandemic for those who can’t make it to the ceremony due to concerns about health or travel expenses. Hedrick, on the other hand, is more critical of livestreaming, seeing it as merely a necessity of the times. “Is it safer? Absolutely. Is it as special? Probably not,” Hedrick says. “I think, ideally, everyone wants pre-pandemic [circumstances], but I’m not sure we’re returning to that world anytime soon. So livestreaming is probably the next best option.” Both agree that livestreaming can be an unreliable technology. Between dependence on a stable internet connection and the inability to edit a live feed, couples should manage their expectations—don’t look for drone shots, gyrostabilized cameras, color correction or audio mixing here. What is lost in polish is gained in accessibility. Both Josh Staley Productions and Blue Skies can run a private stream on any platform a couple prefers, and the video is left online indefinitely after the event for loved ones who may not have been able to catch it live.



Photographer, Kayla and Caleb Magness; Flowers, Dannette’s Florist; Cake, Capital City Cakes, Venue, Pinnacle Golf Course

Staley, whose business is primarily focused on DJing, embraces the raw portrayal of a livestream, citing the good memories that can come from mishaps. Hedrick is less likely to suggest a stream. Her team, composed mostly of veteran TV broadcasters, can edit and deliver a “quick-flip,” fully edited wedding video in less than 24 hours, which she often recommends over a livestream. Staley and Hedrick’s differing philosophies on livestreams are reflected in the services they provide. Staley’s livestreams are fairly standardized, with high-end audio equipment and three cameras to cut between for the best possible angle. All the equipment is hooked up to a cellular modem, allowing his setup to stream smooth 720p video and audio from nearly anywhere, with a higher quality version posted online after the event. “You want to get married in the middle of the woods? I can go out there with that device and one camera plugged in, and we can do it,” Staley says. Livestreaming a weekday ceremony runs $499, a weekend ceremony is $999, and an entire day (ceremony and reception) costs $1,499. Josh Staley Productions also offers teleconference receptions, where groups of guests can be separated into “tables” that the newlyweds greet individually, avoiding a jumbled 100-person conversation. Blue Skies takes an individualized approach, offering custom camera setups with robotics and audio design to tailor the stream to any wedding. The company also aims for a full HD streaming experience. That said, the setup requires a wired ethernet connection or an extremely strong Wi-Fi signal, limiting the venues where it can provide the service. This tailored approach lends to a wider price range. Added to the regular video package, which usually costs anywhere between $1,500 and $5,000, a Saturday livestream can run from $800 up to $1,200. Despite their differences, both vendors emphasize customer service. Hedrick and Staley each stress the importance of flexibility at a time when life is dictated by the ebbs and flows of viral spread. Hedrick says the biggest benefit of contracting a pro for your wedding livestream is assurance that they can handle any issue that comes their way; you won’t have to worry about Uncle Bob frantically running around, asking for the Wi-Fi password or an iPad charger, as you share your first kiss. “That’s what you get with a professional,” she says. “[Any problem is] just magically fixed.” «

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h c n bru Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, couples are discovering that there’s more to a wedding than Saturday night dinner and dancing. Couples rescheduling their 2020 events into 2021 means that the most desirable weekend evenings are booking up fast, so those looking to get a specific date may want to consider a late morning or early afternoon celebration instead, says wedding planner Dana Watts of Thyme & Details. This summer, Watts worked with photo shoot hosts Broc and Alexa Pickering, of Broc and Alexa Photography, to create a scene sure to inspire.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Broc and Alexa Photography | VENUE: The Henry Manor COORDINATION: Thyme & Details | FLORALS: Stem Floral Studio RENTALS: Lasting Impressions Event Rental, Aiden & Grace and Queen City Vignette GROOM’S ATTIRE: The Groomsman Suit | BRIDE’S ATTIRE: A Bride’s Design MAKEUP: JRice Makeup Artistry | HAIR: Lauren Wolff Hair Design | STATIONERY: On Paper DESSERTS: Lavender & Honey Wedding Cakes and Sweetie Girls Treatery LINENS: Nüage Designs | RINGS: Worthington Jewelers MODELS: Sadie and Trevor Griffith







These days, cost is at the forefront of many couples’ minds as they plan weddings, Watts says, adding that brunch is often a more affordable alternative to an evening reception.





“Brunches are often a little bit smaller. It’s more intimate,” Watts says. “You’re still able to have a nice, quality, sincere conversation with everyone; you don’t feel like you’re just running around.”



“With COVID, people have to be more flexible and think about what they want to prioritize,” Watts says. Consider the details you could incorporate, like a mimosa cart, to make your event feel special.







“We were able to use the back lawn of The Henry Manor to do two different setups,” Watts says. The brunch styling is featured on these pages; visit to see the other, an afternoon tea party.




Sweetest Thing In a year unlike any other, we think it’s important to celebrate a win when we find it. Case in point: The Fives opened this year between Downtown and Grandview despite the global pandemic, and its beauty is something to behold. That’s why we asked seven local bakers to take inspiration from the diverse backdrops at the chic venue, which boasts a rooftop terrace in addition to a grand ballroom and lovely little mezzanine. Bakers brought their own cake stands and florals; linens from Event Source completed each look. —Emma Frankart Henterly PHOTOS BY TIM JOHNSON



Simply Divine Kittie’s Cakes—recently acquired by The Fives’ parent company, Together & Company— opted for an ombre motif in buttercream, set off by fresh herbs and flowers, for its rooftop confection.



Different Strokes

Sue Larson of Le Gateau hand-painted tiers of an otherwise white fondant cake; she also handcrafted the sugar flowers that adorn it.



Petal Power

A delicate floral overlay on the fondant of this cake contrasts with three-dimensional sugar flowers in Miam Cakes’ creation; the pastel hues pop against this similarly patterned wallpaper.



Roaring ’20s

An art deco aesthetic in one of the wedding party dressing rooms inspired the gold motifs of Short North Piece of Cake’s design.



Gilded Glory

Jan Kish La Petite Fleur used edible gold paint on sugar “crystals” to evoke the feeling of a chandelier.



Blinged Out

To echo the crystal chandeliers hanging above the ballroom, Capital City Cakes incorporated rhinestone decals and ribbon into its design.



Have a Ball

Our CupCakery’s stunning spheres not only defy gravity, they also pair perfectly with the lines of this wooden wall on the terrace.



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FORGING THEIR PATH Alekhya and Justin Shum combined a variety of religious, cultural and sporting traditions for their October 2019 wedding. SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


June 21, 2019 |

Hailey Fitzpatrick & Alex Schnese BY PETER TONGUETTE | PHOTOS BY KISMET VISUALS About five years ago, Hailey and Alex Schnese had an introduction worthy of a classic sitcom: Their respective roommates set them up. “They introduced us,” Hailey says. “They were like, fingers crossed—hoping it would work out for themselves as much as for us, I think.” Alex was sure about the relationship early on, but, recognizing in himself a tendency to rush into things, he held off on proposing for about two years. By that time, not only had the couple nurtured each other’s interests, but they had purchased a golden retriever, Rosie, who would find herself with a role in Alex’s proposal. “I had made Hailey’s favorite dinner that night and then had gotten flowers earlier that day,” says Alex. “She had a stressful week, so everything at this point seemed on par.” Then Alex presented a gift to Hailey: a picture book he had made, celebrating one year since Rosie had joined their home. On the last page was a drawing of a ring. Alex was soon on one knee. Yet, six weeks before the Grandview couple’s wedding, Alex broke his ankle while participating in an adultleague hockey game. “On the ice, the very first thing I said was, ‘I’m in so much trouble,’” Alex says. The injury 48


required surgery, and Alex was in a cast until two days before the wedding. The couple learned in 2019 what many newlyweds are finding out now, during the pandemic: Even if a wedding is different than what was first envisioned, it still can be meaningful and magical. Alex got through the ceremony wearing a boot and relying on a knee scooter, and the overall vibe was just as the couple hoped: natural and not too formal. The reception’s 180 guests enjoyed food that reflected the couple’s personalities: Alex’s family's Wisconsin roots were honored with a huge cheese plate, and, instead of a wedding cake, the couple served Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Most importantly, everyone had a great time—even the groom, who couldn’t get around quite as easily as he would have hoped. “I wanted it to be a party that no one wanted to leave, and that’s exactly how it was,” Alex says. Adds Hailey: “Everything still was perfect—it didn’t take away from the experience at all.” The final twist in Hailey and Alex’s love story? Their former roommates not only served as a bridesmaid and groomsman; they married each other not long after. “We were both in their wedding as well,” Hailey says. «

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CEREMONY, RECEPTION AND CATERER: Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove DESSERT: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams FLORIST: Bear Roots Floral PHOTOGRAPHER: Kismet Visuals MUSIC: Tommy Nutter, Diamond Entertainment BRIDE’S GOWN: B. Loved Bridal Boutique HAIR: Goode Beauty MAKEUP: Angie Warren Makeup Artistry GROOM’S AND GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE: The Black Tux RINGS: Edward Warren Jewelers BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Show Me Your Mumu STATIONERY: REHEARSAL DINNER: Dos Hermanos Tacos

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CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: The Barn at Heather Glen CATERER: Cheers Catering CAKE: Just You and Me Cakes FLORIST: Griffin’s Floral Design PHOTOGRAPHER: Amy Ann Photography MUSIC: Buckeye Entertainment BRIDES’ ATTIRE: BHLDN gowns and Converse shoes HAIR AND MAKEUP: 614 Beauty RINGS: Etsy and Kay Jewelers FLOWER GIRL’S GOWN: Etsy STATIONERY: The Knot and DIY NEWLYWEDS’ ACCOMMODATIONS: Hocking Hills cabin



Aug. 22, 2020 |

Katie Martin & Jessica Morrison BY RYLAN LEE PHOTOS BY AMY ANN PHOTOGRAPHY There couldn’t be a more modern-day, fairy-tale romance than that of Jessica and Katie Morrison. It all began on Facebook. In 2008, Katie decided to create a safe-haven Facebook group for local gay women named Lesbians of Ohio. A few years later, Jessica requested to join. “I definitely looked through your profile a bit more than other people,” Katie admits to Jessica, “and it’s a big group.” Jessica, too, slowly became smitten with Katie after reading her posts in the group. Finally, the pair got to talking on Katie’s post about modern-day families, a topic close to home for Jessica, who adopted her biological niece, Esme, at birth. And it wasn’t long after bonding over the topic that Katie jokingly posted a meme about being single. Jessica saw her chance. “In my entire life, I’ve never been the one to make the move,” Jessica says. This time, she did. Things easily fell into place for the couple after their first date at the dog park. Their dogs, who graciously accepted roles as dogs of honor at their wedding, were also a happy pair, and Esme, then 6, requested Katie and Jessica marry within three weeks of meeting Katie. “[Katie and Esme] are so similar, and they are so bonded. I’m just the luckiest person ever,” Jessica says. Jessica knew fairly quickly that she wanted to propose and had planned to wait until a full year after their first date. But, with the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided to speed things up. Some four months earlier than planned, on Christmas morning 2019, she planned a scavenger hunt that led Katie to the ring as well as a letter from Esme asking her to be her “forever mama.” The couple quickly planned their wedding for the following year. When the coronavirus pandemic hit and government restrictions came, the two deliberated on whether to postpone the wedding. But thanks to an outpouring of help from friends and having already booked an outdoor venue—The Barn at Heather Glen—they decided to keep their original date and begin their married life as soon as possible. The day was filled with special moments, from having to eat their falling cake before dinner to now-7year-old Esme’s touching speech about her love for Katie. And although COVID-19 dampened their honeymoon plans, they still found a positive spin. “At this point, our honeymoon is going to be end up being a five-year anniversary [trip],” Katie laughs. « SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


Sept. 26, 2020 |

Sarah Won & Ian Coldiron BY PETER TONGUETTE | PHOTOS BY ERICA KAY PHOTOGRAPHY If there was ever a year when a couple might mull calling off a wedding, it would be this one. The coronavirus pandemic has necessitated changes small and large to such celebrations, from fewer guests to copious quantities of masks. In the run-up to their planned September wedding, Sarah and Ian Coldiron weighed the pros and the cons. “Ian and I talked several times about wanting to cancel,” says Sarah, a teacher at Dublin Scioto High School. She worried about their loved ones falling ill. Ian was more bullish. “At one point, I said, ‘Sarah, we’re so close ... to this mountain, we might as well just see it through,’” he recalls. In the end, the couple decided that COVID-19 was not going to displace their big day. “We ended up going through with the original date—Sept. 26,” Sarah says. “It was at COSI—outdoors, both ceremony and reception.” Not that there weren’t considerable revisions to Sarah and Ian’s original plans. To enforce social distancing, they increased the number of tables and reduced the number of guests seated at each. “We had to order a lot of masks, and then we had to individually wrap them,” says Sarah, who also had hand sanitizer bottles on hand as well as colored wristbands to indicate a guest’s comfort level when it came to contact. Since the couple always envisioned a smaller wedding, they were comfortable with 52


the final guest count of 114 (down from the 140 guests they originally anticipated). Other elements of the ceremony were unaffected by current events, including the couple’s song selections. “We wanted people to feel [the] story of our relationship,” Sarah says. For example, for her processional, Sarah selected Lady Gaga’s “Shallow,” which the couple—devoted weekly moviegoers—first heard in the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born,” in which the singer played the lead role. “That was the first movie that we saw together ... where [we] actually cried together,” she says. The first dance took place to the sounds of Jack Johnson’s “Better Together,” which the couple had danced to one night while cooking together in their kitchen. “We were like, ‘Oh my God, this has to be our first dance,’” she says. The couple wrote their own vows. Looking back on the day, neither Sarah nor Ian regrets proceeding with a wedding in the midst of a pandemic. The experience was, to say the least, unforgettable. “I said to Ian, ‘No matter if we’re 50, or when we’re 80 [or] 90 ... the fact that it was during a pandemic will help us always remember what year it was,’” Sarah says. Ian calls the ceremony a salve during stressful times. “Love will prevail,” he says. “Everyone just had a great time, and no one really thought about COVID-19 that night.” «

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CEREMONY, RECEPTION AND CATERER: COSI OFFICIANT: Damian King, United Marriage Services CAKE: The Suisse Shop Bakery FLORIST: Petals & Leaves RENTALS: All Occasions Party Rental LIGHTING: Party Pleasers DAY-OF COORDINATOR: Nina Marie Weddings PHOTOGRAPHER: Erica Kay Photography VIDEOGRAPHER: Picture the Love PHOTO BOOTH: The Columbus Photo Booth Co. MUSIC: Steven Clay BRIDE’S GOWN: Essense of Australia from Wendy’s Bridal BRIDE’S ACCSESORIES: Veil from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes from DSW, family jewelry HAIR AND MAKEUP: Blushed Beauty Co. GROOM’S ATTIRE: Jos. A. Bank and The Tie Bar RINGS: Diamonds Direct and Tapper’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry (Michigan) BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Nouvelle Amsale from Gilded Social FLOWER GIRL’S GOWN: Nordstrom GROOMSMEN AND RING BEARER’S ATTIRE: Jos. A. Bank STATIONERY: You’re Invited TRANSPORTATION: Short North Trolley Co. REHEARSAL DINNER: The Fives NEWLYWEDS’ HOTEL AND SUNDAY BRUNCH: Hotel LeVeque



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CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: Vue Columbus CATERER: Metro Cuisine CAKE: Chocolate Café FLORIST: Hilliard Floral Design PHOTOGRAPHER: Ashley Wallace Photography MUSIC: Friend of bride BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Enzoani gown from Bridal & Formal (Cincinnati), shoes from DSW and accessories from Etsy HAIR: Rendezvous Hair Salon MAKEUP: Lauren Lunder GROOM’S ATTIRE: Pursuit and The Tie Bar RINGS: Catbird (New York City) and Worthington Jewelers BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE: David’s Bridal gowns GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE: Pursuit STATIONERY: DIY HOTEL: Hotel LeVeque



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July 25, 2020 |

Hannah Schumick and Eric Young BY NICHOLAS YOUNGBLOOD PHOTOS BY ASHLEY WALLACE PHOTOGRAPHY After a two-year engagement and endless preparation, the time had come for Hannah and Eric Young’s wedding. Then, as was the case for so many weddings in 2020, COVID-19 threw a wrench into all their plans. “It was one of the most difficult times for both of us,” Eric says. “It was really challenging for us to go through as a couple, but I would always remind Hannah that if we can get through this, we can get through anything.” This wasn’t the newlyweds’ first time changing plans on the fly. The pair met in 2015 at Union Café through mutual friends. Three weeks later, Hannah messaged Eric asking if he wanted to see her again that night. Despite being in Cincinnati, moments away from watching The Black Keys headline Bunbury Music Festival, he agreed and made a beeline back to Columbus. During a third anniversary trip to Washington, D.C., he similarly winged his proposal at the Lincoln Memorial, enlisting a fellow tourist to snap a photo while he got down on one knee, and it couldn’t have worked out more perfectly. Still, the couple had never faced anything quite like a pandemic. As the wedding date approached, sacrifices had to be made. The already-small guest list dwindled from 80 down to 40, Eric canceled his bachelor party, and contact-intensive traditions like the bouquet toss seemed impossible. But as Eric said in his vows on the big day, “Love isn’t canceled.” Hannah and Eric came up with creative workarounds that kept the spirit alive. “Everybody still had a really good time,” Hannah says. “The changes weren’t so drastic that it made the day any less special.” The couple insisted on masks for all their guests and carefully arranged seating to keep social distance. They let guests choose a color-coded wristband that indicated their comfort with personal contact and handed out individualized desserts in lieu of a single cake. Their most creative solution allowed them to save the bouquet toss. Instead of throwing the flowers into a tightly packed group, Hannah assigned single guests a number and rolled a giant 20-sided die—a nod to the couple’s love for Dungeons & Dragons—to determine the winner. Ultimately, Hannah and Eric say working as a team made the whole event possible, even in a pandemic. “As long as [she] and I are on the same page—regardless of the chatter outside—it doesn’t matter,” Eric says. “It’s our day.” « SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


Oct. 5, 2019 |

Alekhya Dega & Justin Shum BY PETER TONGUETTE | PHOTOS BY STYLE & STORY When they first embarked on their relationship, Alekhya and Justin Shum bonded over touchdowns, extra points and end-zone celebrations. Like so many Central Ohioans, they are fans of the Ohio State University Buckeyes. “We spent a lot of our friendship watching Ohio State football, and it just developed more into a relationship as months progressed,” says Alekhya, a native of Dublin who was introduced to Justin in February of 2015. “Especially at the beginning, it was like: ‘Hey, we’ll just hang out during the next game and get together,’” says Justin, who grew up in Upper Arlington and attended OSU. “We’re both deeply rooted with Ohio State football and the culture that comes with it,” Alekhya says. When the couple set their wedding date, Alekhya’s first priority was to identify a date compatible with the couple’s astrology for their Hindu ceremony; she landed on Oct. 5, 2019. Alekhya then checked the OSU football schedule and discovered, to her chagrin, that the Buckeyes were to face off against Michigan State. At first, Alekhya was not too alarmed. “Normally, this is a noon game or a 3:30 game—not a big deal,” she says. But then the game was designated as homecoming and scheduled to take place at night. “Usually, for Indian weddings, the morning is the ceremony and then there’s a break, and then the evening is 56


a reception,” Alekhya says. “I knew the reception time was going to hit exactly at game time.” A Big 10 foe, homecoming, a night game—it spelled trouble. Although Alekhya and Justin were concerned that guests from overseas—she had family in India, he in Hong Kong— would have trouble finding hotel rooms, they decided to proceed with the wedding at Downtown’s Hyatt Regency. The traditional, multiday celebration emphasized Alekhya’s Hindu background, kicking off Thursday with a mehndi ceremony featuring the application of henna body art. A Friday morning mass, to embrace Justin’s Catholic roots, preceded the main festivities on Saturday. Amid the hubbub, the couple found time for some quiet moments. “At the reception, I had asked the wedding planner: ‘I would like 15 minutes in a room alone where both of us can just have dinner together,’ ” Alekhya says. Of course, OSU references could be found in the superfans’ ceremony. In his vows, Justin spoke about themes of leadership and love that he had encountered in former OSU coach Urban Meyer’s book, “Above the Line.” Alekhya and Justin were glad they went ahead as planned. After all, there will be plenty more OSU-Michigan State matchups. “At the end of the day, we looked at it like: ‘Football comes and goes every year, but you get married once,’” Alekhya says. «

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CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: Hyatt Regency Columbus EVENT DESIGNER, FLORIST AND STATIONER: B3 Event Management CATERER: Moghul Restaurant (Edison, NJ) CAKE: Yummy Bakery RENTALS: Connie Duglin Linens PHOTOGRAPHER: Style & Story VIDEOGRAPHER: Veda Films MUSIC: DJ Mavi Productions BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Shyamal & Bhumika sari and lehenga, Sabyasachi accessories, Christian Louboutin shoes GROOM’S ATTIRE: Shyamal & Bhumika sherwani, Sabyasachi accessories RINGS AND WEDDING PARTY’S ATTIRE: Purchased in India HAIR: Lauren Wolff Hair Design MAKEUP: Kayyee Beauty REHEARSAL DINNER, ACCOMMODATIONS AND SUNDAY BRUNCH: Hyatt Regency Columbus



Sept. 5, 2020 |

Amy Rico & Austin Pitts BY EMMA FRANKART HENTERLY PHOTOS BY OH DEER PHOTOGRAPHY Amy and Austin Pitts always knew they wanted a small wedding. The high school sweethearts have an affinity for travel and, after Austin proposed during a trip to Aruba in early March, planned to have a destination wedding in Maui. Less than two weeks after they returned from Aruba, the state of Ohio was on a stay-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19. After dating for eight years, they weren’t keen on waiting to be able to travel to have their dream wedding. After some thought, they came up with the perfect Columbus destination. “Genoa Park and the Scioto Mile is where we went eight years ago to watch the fireworks, and that was the first time [Austin] said, ‘I love you,’ ” Amy says. “I was like, if we can’t do it [in Hawaii], let’s do it in our favorite place, and let’s just have a small ceremony with our family and a couple of friends.” A small reception for about 80 guests at Scioto Grove Metro Park, catered by Condado Tacos, was planned to follow. But as the pandemic wore on, it became clear that even the relatively small gathering wouldn’t be possible; because the park is not a catering or banquet hall, it does not qualify for the governor’s exemptions to the 10-person gathering rule. By July, Amy and Austin decided to scrap that idea, too, rescheduling the party for June 26, 2021—which just happens to be Amy’s grandparents’ anniversary. (The Pitts also plan to visit Hawaii for a combination honeymoon, vow renewal and one-year anniversary trip.) The wedding itself, however, wasn’t about to move. “We could have gotten married at City Hall, and I wouldn’t care, as long as I got married to Austin,” Amy says. “It’s not about the party, and it’s not about the Instagram stories you’re going to post, or anything like that. It’s really about who you want to spend the rest of your life with.” The pair began making arrangements for a socially distant, COVID-compliant minimony: They curated a small guest list of close family and friends, Amy’s brother got ordained to officiate, outfit-matching masks were ordered. On the big day, guests stood well apart in family groups as the pair exchanged vows on the bank of the Scioto River with the Columbus skyline in the background. After, the Pitts celebrated with three dinners at Condado Tacos on three consecutive nights: one with friends, one with Amy’s family and one with Austin’s family. “I don’t think there was anything I’d want to change or do differently,” Amy says. “It was perfect.” « 58


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CEREMONY: Genoa Park DINNERS: Condado Tacos CAKES: Nothing Bundt Cakes FLOWERS: The Flowerman TRANSPORTATION: Classic Limousines of Columbus PHOTOGRAPHER: Oh Deer Photography BRIDE’S GOWN: Hayley Paige from Nordstrom BRIDE’S ACCESSORIES: Own shoes, accessories from Etsy GROOM’S SUIT: Pursuit GROOM’S ACCESSORIES: The Tie Bar RINGS: Family heirloom and Carioti Jewelers STATIONERY: Etsy NEWLYWEDS’ HOTEL: Hilton Columbus Downtown



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GOING GREEN Natalie and Johnathan Barry hosted an all-vegan, ecofriendly, COVIDconscious wedding at High Line Car House on Sept. 6.


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NATALIE & JOHNATHAN BARRY | Sept. 6, 2020 The Barrys considered postponing their wedding, but eventually decided to put extra safety measures in place at High Line Car House instead. “With the help of a truly incredible team of vendors, our wedding turned out to be nothing short of a dream come true,” Natalie says.

venue guide We’ve got you covered with details on more than 180 Central Ohio venues. Visit for even more information on these and other facilities. COMPILED BY EMMA FRANKART HENTERLY

Arena District, Brewery District, Downtown, Franklinton, German Village, Olde Towne East The Athletic Club of Columbus 136 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-221-3344 An exquisite wedding venue in the heart of Downtown Columbus !!!!! = $ ' > The Bluestone 583 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-884-4646 The Bluestone is a newly renovated, 120-yearold church that boasts three diverse levels, seven bars, soaring stained glass windows and a gracious outdoor patio. !!!!! = + $ ' > The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W. Spring St., Columbus; 614-469-0000 At the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto 62


rivers sits the perfect location for weddings, with a full-service events team. Four spacious banquet rooms have expansive floor-toceiling glass windows and panoramic views of the city. !!!!! = + $ ' > The Center at Gravity 480 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-705-0000 With multipurpose spaces and reimagined environments, Gravity has the capability to host an array of both indoor and outdoor events ranging in size and functionality. Step outside of the ordinary. !=+$)

Columbus Athenaeum 32 N. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-222-6338 Striking architecture and vintage charm make this a historic venue for historic occasions. In-house catering, customizable

bar, event design and on-site coordinator provided. !!!!! = $ ' > Columbus Museum of Art 480 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-629-0325 The CMA mission is to create a curated experience for all. Dramatic architectural details, access to 15-plus galleries, a secluded outdoor garden and a world-renowned art collection make this an ideal wedding location. !!!!! = + $ ' ( > COSI 333 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-629-3135 Treat your guests to an out-of-this world experience under the starlit sky in COSI’s Planetarium, followed by cocktail hour in an exhibit and dancing the night away in one of their many reception spaces. !!!!! = + $ ' >




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FIND VENUES BY REGION DOWNTOWN ................................................. 62 Arena District, Brewery District, Downtown, Franklinton, German Village, Olde Towne East

NORTH (NEAR) ..............................................67 Clintonville, Italian Village, North Side, Short North, University District, Victorian Village, Worthington

NORTH (FAR) ................................................ 70 Delaware, Lewis Center, Polaris, Powell and beyond

NORTHEAST.....................................................71 Easton, Gahanna, New Albany, Westerville and beyond

NORTHWEST ..................................................73 Dublin, Marysville, Plain City and beyond

EAST ..................................................................74 Bexley, Granville, Reynoldsburg, Whitehall and beyond

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WEST .................................................................75 Fifth by Northwest, Grandview Heights, Hilliard, Upper Arlington and beyond

SOUTHEAST ................................................... 77 Canal Winchester, Groveport, Lockbourne, Pickerington and beyond

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SOUTHWEST...................................................78 Galloway, Grove City and beyond

Columbus Weddings partner vendor Maximum reception size (seated): ! 99 people or fewer !! 100 to 149 people !!! 150 to 199 people !!!! 200 to 249 people !!!!! 250 people or more = + $ '

Ceremony space available Outdoor space available Rental fee Caterer on-site/exclusive off-site caterer ( Choose caterer from approved caterer list ) Outside caterers allowed/ negotiable > Minimum spend/guest count required # May bring outside alcohol < No alcohol allowed [no symbols] Information not available

Create your dream lakefront wedding in the heart of Ohio Wine Country at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. Your union is destined to last a lifetime – and your guests will be talking about your wedding day for nearly that long. Plan your forever moment. | 866.387.9907 4888 North Broadway Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041



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AMY & WILLIAM REUTER | May 4, 2019 “Our wedding day ended up being a rainy and chilly day in May, but that didn’t stop us from having fun!” Amy says. She loves the rainy, post-ceremony portraits her photographer captured before they headed to the Westin Great Southern Columbus for the reception.

Cultural Arts Center 139 W. Main St., Columbus; 614-636-3278 Featuring a beautiful garden courtyard and gallery space for an intimate summer wedding that you may custom design to fit your dreams; ceremonies available indoors or out. Not only is it artsy, it is urban-modern. !!! = + $ ( # Flat 51 79 Thurman Ave., Columbus; 614-558-1404 A large, naturally lit, white brick space in a 130-year-old building in historic German Village with modern kitchen and restrooms and free, on-site parking; white tables, chairs, couch and mobile bar are included in the rental fee. ! = $ ( # Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-715-8100 Four unique venues, including gorgeous 64


indoor and outdoor garden settings, create timeless memories of your wedding. !!!!! = + $ ) >

Galbreath Pavilion at Ohio Theatre 39 E. State St., Columbus; 614-469-1045 Outside catering is welcome with no additional cost; tables and chairs are available for additional rental fee. !!! = $ ( > Germania Singing and Sport Society 543 S. Front St., Columbus; 614-461-8095 Enjoy Old World charm and a little bit of Germany in the Brewery District at Germania. !!!! = + $ ' > Grange Insurance Audubon Center 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus; 614-436-6369 If you are interested in a venue that lets in sunlight, honors nature and is true to a sustainable mindset, consider the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, conveniently located in the heart of the city. !!!! = + $ ' # Graystone Wine Cellar 544 S. Front St., Columbus; 614-228-2332

Visit Columbus’ most unique wedding venue, located in the hand-hewn vaults of the historic Schlee Brewery. It offers fair and straightforward pricing, with quality menus and attentive service. !! = * > Hawk Galleries 153 E. Main St., Columbus; 614-848-4700 An airy, light-filled, 5,000-square-foot, contemporary space accented with 100-year-old character—including tin-plated ceilings and beautifully displayed art—Hawk Galleries provides a unique, artistic ambiance for weddings and receptions. ! = $ ' # The Hickory Room at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing 215 N. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-429-3926 Beautiful Downtown event space with an urban vibe ! = $ ' > High Line Car House 550 S. High St., Columbus; 614-882-7323 Historic brick walls, high beam ceilings and windows create a setting you’ll love. Its team ensures that every detail is thoughtfully considered, so your whole


Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus; 614-461-4100 Inclusive wedding packages available; no off-site catering !!!! = $ ' >

event is just as beautiful as your venue. !!!! = + $ ' >

Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection 50 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-224-9500 Let the stars bear witness to your wedded bliss. At Hotel LeVeque, your level of sophisticated radiance is limited only by the boundaries of your imagination. ! = $ ' > Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln., Columbus; 614-462-5250 Over 15,000 square feet of specialized event space featuring views of a minor league ballpark and the Columbus skyline; several included amenities; within walking distance of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, restaurants and hotels; first-class service !!!!! = + $ ' >

Hyatt Regency Columbus 350 N. High St., Columbus; 614-463-1234 The Downtown hotel offers multiple ballroom and event spaces.

your celebration. Its team takes care of each detail for everything from bridal showers and rehearsal dinners to wedding ceremonies and receptions. !!! = $ ' >

Pro Tip

Don’t forget to ask if there’s space for you and your partner to get ready at the facility! If there isn’t, you’ll have to find a hotel room or other space to get ready in. —Christy Baker, Worthington Hills Country Club Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse 89 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus; 614-686-7800 Charming private dining spaces for intimate receptions or pre-wedding celebrations Kelton House Museum & Garden 586 E. Town St., Columbus; 614-464-2022 An extraordinary site for ceremonies and receptions; imagine your storybook wedding in a beautiful Victorian setting. Their garden pergola will frame you as you take your vows, providing images to remember. !! = + $ ( #

The Ivory Room 2 Miranova Pl., Columbus; 614-221-2347 the-ivory-room Located in Downtown Columbus, The Ivory Room is a chic, modern space with a stunning, panoramic view of the city. !!!!! = $ ' >

The Kitchen 231 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus; 614-225-8940 The Kitchen’s event spaces are romantic and versatile, offering a stunning backdrop for

L.A. Catering Event Center 670 Harmon Ave., Columbus; 614-358-5252 L.A. Catering, a division of LifeCare Alliance, offers full-service buffets, corporate gatherings, picnics, weddings and receptions with priceless memories. !!!!! = + $ ' Lincoln Theatre Ballroom 769 E. Long St., Columbus; 614-719-6696 Newly renovated and restored ballroom in the historic Lincoln Theatre; outside catering welcome with no additional fees !!!!! = $ ) > # Lindey’s Restaurant 169 E. Beck St., Columbus; 614-228-4343 Featuring elegant, private rooms for dining, it’s perfect for small wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners or bridal showers. ! $ ' > National Veterans Memorial and Museum 300 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-427-1075 Recognized internationally for its innovative design, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum offers a truly unique venue for a variety of occasions and special events. !!!!! = + $ (

Indoor and outdoor options available 1777 East Broad Street | 614.715.8100 |

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ASHLEY & BRYAN HAIRSTON | Jan. 11, 2020 The first look and dancing at WatersEdge Event and Conference Center were among Ashley’s favorite wedding-day memories, she says. She carried a photo of her late grandmother on her bouquet, which was provided by WatersEdge.

Ohio Statehouse 1 Capitol Sq., Columbus; 614-466-2251 The Ohio Statehouse is available to serve as your perfect wedding location. The package includes a wedding coordinator, security, parking, tables, chairs and equipment. Make a statement—make your wedding historic at the Ohio Statehouse. !!!!! = + $ ' (

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel 50 N. Third St., Columbus; 614-228-5050 Indoor and outdoor space refreshed with a modern new look; beautiful city-view terrace located on the fourth floor !!!!! = + $ ' ) > Schmidt’s Banquet and Meeting Haus 240 E. Kossuth St., Columbus; 614-449-4038 Two beautiful banquet rooms are located above Schmidt’s Restaurant. Meals are served buffet-style; four individual menus and a single chair lift to the party rooms are available. You’ll find a professional, yet personal, atmosphere. !! = $ > 66


Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square 75 E. State St., Columbus; 614-365-4586 A beautiful Downtown venue located in the heart of the city, overlooking the Ohio Statehouse !!!!! = + ' ) > Snowden Gray Mansion 530 E. Town St., Columbus; 614-388-8322 Snowden Gray Mansion is a historic, private event venue and performance space located in Downtown Columbus. !!! = + ) Southern Theatre 21 E. Main St., Columbus; 614-469-1045 Historic 1896 theater available for ceremonies and receptions; outside catering welcome with no additional fees !! = $ ) > Station 67 Event Center 379 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-564-9530 This beautiful, historic place combines an old train station with a modern space that’s perfect for a ceremony and reception under the Downtown skyline. !!!! = + $ ' > Strongwater Private Events 401 W. Town St., Columbus; 614-928-3170 This multiroom space exudes an urban warehouse aesthetic. The venue includes private event entrances, day-of coordination support, wedding suites, ample park-

ing, indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces and exposed brick around every corner. !!!! = + $ ' ( >

The Vault 35 E. Gay St., Columbus; 614-225-1000 One of Columbus’ best-kept secrets; your guests will depart knowing they have experienced something very special. !!!!! = $ ( > Via Vecchia Winery 2108 S. High St., Columbus; 614-893-5455 A fully functional winery and industrial chic event center with large private garden/ courtyard and paver-stone patio, where you can host your ceremony, enjoy a drink or play outdoor games. !!!!! = + $ ) > Vue Columbus 95 Liberty St., Columbus; 614-454-1877 Vue is located near Downtown in the heart of the quaint yet hip Brewery District, with a beautiful outside patio space featuring inspiring views of historic buildings and Columbus’ skyline. !!!!! = + $ ( # The Westin Great Southern Columbus 310 S. High St., Columbus; 614-228-3800 Elegant, timeless and iconic—enjoy their historic ballroom, intimate hotel, locally sourced and artfully prepared cuisine, and premier service. They will handle every detail to make your day perfect. !!!!! = $ ' >


North Bank Park Pavilion 311 W. Long St., Columbus; 614-645-3337 Located in the Arena District with a premier riverfront location on the bank of the Scioto, this venue offers contemporary design and breathtaking views of Downtown. It’s fully customizable to make your big day unforgettable. !!!! = + $ > #

perfect for smaller weddings with up to 85 people. ! = + $ ) > #

Pro Tip

Consider your guests’ comfort when planning room layout and other logistics. You may think an arrangement will be unique or create a cool visual effect, but it may not flow logically to a large group of people or your event service staff. —Gina Cristofani, Columbus Athenaeum


Clintonville, Italian Village, North Side, Short North, University District, Victorian Village, Worthington Ampersand Flowers & Events 5594 N. High St., Worthington; 614-601-6445 A flower shop and event space that’s perfect for bridal showers. The elopement package includes officiant, ceremony, bridal bouquet and two hours of venue rental. No minimums or food/beverage restrictions. Capacity temporarily reduced due to COVID-19. ! = $ ( #

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The Blackwell Inn 2110 Tuttle Park Pl., Columbus; 614-247-4000 On the campus of the Ohio State University, The Blackwell Inn is an ideal wedding venue. With recently renovated guest rooms and chef-customized menus that illustrate your love story, they’ll create the day of your dreams. !!!!! = + ' > Brick & Mortar at North 4th Corridor 580 N. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-224-0272 Brick & Mortar features exposed brick, dark wood beams and a manicured courtyard perfect for ceremonies and cocktail receptions. The intricate history of the Smith Bros. building is showcased in this one-of-a-kind urban space. !!! = + $ ' > # Canopy Columbus Downtown Short North 77 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus; 614-223-1400 columbusdowntownshortnorth. Second-floor meeting space; 1,850 square feet features 16-foot ceilings and plenty of natural light ! = + $ ' Clintonville Woman’s Club 3951 N. High St., Columbus; 614-268-5525 The Clintonville Woman’s Club is a private clubhouse located in the heart of Clinton-

Crowne Plaza Columbus North-Worthington 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus; 614-885-1885 They can accommodate ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners for up to 500 people. Their experienced, creative and dedicated staff are here to serve you and to create a day to remember for a lifetime. !!!!! = + $ ' ( > Edison 777 N. Fourth St., Columbus; Creating and executing unforgettable events; opening summer 2021. !!!! = + ' ( > Fawcett Event Center 2400 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus; 614-292-7200 This venue offers reception facilities for up to 250, beautiful outdoor spaces and outstanding catered specialties. Their professional wedding coordinator can work with your tastes and visions to create the day of your dreams. !!!!! = + $ ' > The Fig Room 17 Brickel St., Columbus; 614-725-1212 Perfect for intimate ceremonies, showers

Antrim Park Shelterhouse 5800 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus; 614-645-3337 With a quaint park setting, two fireplaces and a customizable space, this location is

ville. They offer full-service catering, on-site weddings and many other amenities.

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DANIELLE & ZACH HUME | May 18, 2019 Danielle and Zach incorporated numerous family mementos and heirlooms into their wedding. Danielle’s ring included diamonds from her mother’s and late stepmother’s rings; Zach’s ring once belonged to his late father. Danielle also used accents created from her grandmothers’ wedding gowns, and a family member who owns a Toledo floral shop created the bouquets and centerpieces.

Goodale Park Shelterhouse 120 W. Goodale St., Columbus; 614-645-3337 Conveniently located close to Downtown in historic Goodale Park, this facility has the option to reserve an outdoor ceremony location at the picturesque gazebo located next to a peaceful pond. ! = + $ ( > # Graduate Columbus 750 N. High St., Columbus; 614-484-1900 Prepare to be inspired. In this hotel, little moments of surprise and discovery meet you around each corner. See the Short North like never before! !! = + $ ( Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N. High St., Columbus; 614-827-2500 Beautiful facility featuring three ballrooms divisible into various configurations and with colorful LED ceiling lights; outdoor plaza, spacious atriums, 75 meeting rooms, catering by Levy, on-site production company, 68


plentiful parking, connected to hotels, entertainment nearby !!!!! = + $ ' Greek Orthodox Cathedral 555 N. High St., Columbus; 614-224-9020 Couples can choose from four preferred caterers and bring their own alcohol.

individuality at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph. Experience art-inspired, chic design with impeccable culinary options from The Guild House. Discover the center-stone gem in a community of beauty and vitality. !!! = $ ' >

Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel 401 N. High St., Columbus; 614-484-5265 Centrally located in the Short North, this modern venue is the perfect place for your guests to experience Columbus for your wedding weekend. !!!!! = ' ( >

Marriott Columbus University Area 3100 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus; 614-549-3615 Celebrate your happy day in 12,000 square feet of modern event space. The Franklin Ballroom features soaring ceilings, contemporary chandeliers and seating for up to 450 guests. An intimate courtyard is available for cocktail hour. !!!!! = + $ ' >

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar 6880 N. High St., Worthington; 614-888-1818 From formal and extravagant receptions to laid-back, casual affairs, they can make your day a reality. They will translate your personal and unique vision to an event that will mark the memory of every guest. !!!! = ' ( >

Ohio Stadium 411 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus; 614-247-1739 Host your special day inside one of the most recognizable landmarks in all of college athletics. From beautiful ceremony sites to large reception rooms, this is a unique venue that will provide a remarkable experience.

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Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph 620 N. High St., Columbus; 614-456-7844 Celebrate your vows while expressing

Ohio Union at The Ohio State University 1739 N. High St., Columbus; 614-292-5200


and rehearsal dinners, this industrial chic space in the Short North is available to couples booked at sister properties (The Estate at New Albany, WatersEdge and Brookshire) and outside clients. ! = $ ' ) #

Columbus Weddings partner vendor Maximum reception size (seated): ! 99 people or fewer !! 100 to 149 people !!! 150 to 199 people !!!! 200 to 249 people !!!!! 250 people or more = + $ '

Ceremony space available Outdoor space available Rental fee Caterer on-site/exclusive off-site caterer ( Choose caterer from approved caterer list ) Outside caterers allowed/ negotiable > Minimum spend/guest count required # May bring outside alcohol < No alcohol allowed [no symbols] Information not available

Perfect for weddings of all sizes, they have one of the largest ballrooms in Central Ohio, as well as multiple intimate rooms to accommodate and personalize a couple’s special day. !!!!! = + $ ' Ohio Village 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus; 614-297-2300 Several historically accurate event spaces can accommodate intimate weddings and larger gatherings alike. The nondenominational Ohio Village Church offers a dramatic, Gothic-style setting for your ceremony. Choose from their preferred caterers, or bring your own. !!!! = + $ ( OSU Faculty Club 181 S. Oval Mall, Columbus; 614-292-2262 Their commitment to hospitality and excellence will touch each one of your guests while bringing together the rich history and tradition of the university. Come experience the unique phenomenon that is the Faculty Club. !!!! = + $ ' > Post 4 at North 4th Corridor 580 N. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-224-0272 Post 4 is a multilevel, industrial venue that easily transitions outside through an oversized glass garage door. Vintage elements give this space a cozy, intimate feel while still allowing plenty of space for large groups. !!! = + $ ' > # Revery at North 4th Corridor 580 N. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-224-0272 Revery, a beautiful glass-enclosed rooftop venue, boasts incomparable Downtown skyline views. Guests will be swept away in the airy, dreamlike atmosphere complete with a retractable glass rooftop.

Perfect Partnership Begin your wedded bliss at The Westin Great Southern Columbus, where new beginnings are always celebrated. No matter what your vision entails, our Columbus wedding venue offers the perfect location. We offer modern elegance and contemporary service in a historic environment to create timeless memories for you and your guests.

THE WESTIN GREAT SOUTHERN COLUMBUS 310 S. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 T +1 614.220.7042

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EMILY & BEN KELLER | Jan. 11, 2020 As history/politics buffs, the Kellers knew before they got engaged that they wanted to wed at the Ohio Statehouse. “We love the architecture and art it holds,” Emily says. “From the beginning, having family and special touches involved in our wedding was really important,” she adds, so handmade details and family heirlooms further enhanced the day.

The banquet room is lined with windows, allowing for plenty of natural light. It overlooks the golf course. They’re happy to customize your wedding. !!!!! = + $ ' >

The Schottenstein Center 555 Borror Dr., Columbus; 614-247-1739 The Schottenstein Center is a multipurpose entertainment venue, home to the Ohio State Buckeyes. It features large and spacious reception rooms to make your big day memorable! !!!!! = + $ '

Delaware, Lewis Center, Polaris, Powell and beyond

The Terrace 711 High St., Fourth Floor, Columbus; 614-848-4700 the-terrace Located in the Short North Arts District, The Terrace is a versatile, intimate event space just steps from High Street. !! = + $ ' > Whetstone Park Shelterhouse 3901 N. High St., Columbus; 614-645-3337 Connected to the Park of Roses and featuring gorgeous garden views and two fireplaces, the venue is customizable to fit your every need and has options for outdoor ceremonies in the rose garden.


The Barn at Stratford 2690 Stratford Rd., Delaware; 844-369-2276 The casual charm and rustic elegance of the barn makes it a perfect location for special couples who are looking for a one-of-a-kind venue. !!! = + $ ( # Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center 10571 Sawmill Pkwy., Powell; 614-734-9800 Bridgewater has two ballrooms: The Grand Ballroom seats 450 guests, and the Veranda Room has a walk-out patio and seating for 130 guests. !!!!! = + $ ' )

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Brookshire 405 Greif Pkwy., Delaware; 740-548-8188 Featuring all-inclusive wedding packages, beautiful architecture, a garden, a vineyard, a fire pit and an indoor ballroom; catering, bar, linens, DJ, cake, floral centerpieces and coordinator are included. !!!!! = + ' >

Worthington Hills Country Club 920 Clubview Blvd. S, Columbus; 614-885-9516

Camp Mary Orton 7925 N. High St., Columbus; 614-885-1023 This historic lodge features original wood



floors, a high-beamed ceiling and a 14-footwide stone fireplace; the terrace overlooks the expansive lawn. !!!!! = + $ ' > Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell; 614-724-3679 Beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities accentuated by the exotic backdrop of the world’s wildlife; a truly unique wedding experience !!!!! = + $ ' > gather 53 N. Sandusky St., Delaware; 740-917-9038 gather has curated wedding packages that offer a simple process to plan your customized wedding. Simplicity is at its core, with touches of unexpected and one-of-a-kind design that create an intimate and splendid experience. ! = + $ ' ( # Glenross Golf Club 231 Clubhouse Dr., Delaware; 740-513-5098 This lovely, open and airy venue features stone walls and views of the golf course. !!! = + ' >

Hilton Columbus/Polaris 8700 Lyra Dr., Columbus; 614-885-1600 The on-site wedding specialist is happy to help you design a perfect event. The hotel also provides a variety of cuisine options for the wedding so everyone can enjoy dinner regardless of personal taste. !!!!! = + $ ' ) >


The Sanctuary on Neil 618 Neil Ave., Columbus; 614-816-4808 The Sanctuary on Neil is a new wedding and event venue located in the charming, historic neighborhood of Victorian Village. !!!! = $ (

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Polaris 8535 Lyra Dr., Columbus; 614-846-8884 Perfect for small weddings, with catering onsite and special occasion menus available by request. ! = + $ ' ( > The Jessing Center 7625 N. High St., Columbus; 614-985-2215 The Jessing Center is located on the beautiful campus of the Pontifical College Josephinum, featuring stunning barrel vault ceilings, a dance floor and catering by the award-winning Bosc + Brie. !!!!! $ ' # Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club 3737 Village Club Dr., Powell; 740-881-6500 The main room has hardwood floors, a large marble fireplace and French doors leading to a patio that overlooks the 18th green. !!! = + $ ' >

York Golf Club 7459 N. High St., Columbus; 614-885-5968 Situated on 140 acres of rolling terrain on the Olentangy River and conveniently located just north of Worthington, this event space overlooks the 18th hole of the golf course and can comfortably hold 200-plus guests.

The perfect place for your perfect day.

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Easton, Gahanna, New Albany, Westerville and beyond Alum Creek Farm 5887 Greasmar Dr., Delaware; 614-354-3032 This white barn and greenhouse wedding venue is just 20 minutes north of Columbus. Fields of wildflowers and a spectacular setting near Alum Creek Lake make this venue a favorite among couples and photographers. !!! = + $ ( #

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center 100 Green Meadows Dr. S, Lewis Center; 614-880-4169 Classic and timeless Georgian-style wedding venue that sets the standard for romantic wedding venues in Central Ohio. Its villagelike setting provides event spaces with endless possibilities and stunning outdoor locations that beg to be photographed. !!!!! = + $ ' >

Ohio Wildlife Center Bonner Barn 6131 Cook Rd., Powell; 614-407-7825 This beautiful, recently reclaimed barn from 1891 is nestled among 20 acres of wooded seclusion in Powell. !! = + $ ' #

Bent Tree Golf Club 350 Bent Tree Rd., Sunbury; 740-965-5140, ext. 3 Offering all-inclusive wedding reception packages, the banquet room features a beautiful golf course view and can accommodate up to 150 guests. !!! = + $ ' The Beverly Mansion 6681 State Route 229, Marengo; 614-332-4470 This beautiful estate offers breathtaking settings for indoor and outdoor weddings and events, featuring a lake, century-old oak trees and a charming foot bridge. !!!!! = + $ ' #

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Bloomfield Meadows 650 State Route 314, Centerburg; 614-354-8468 An eco-friendly venue on a working berry farm in Centerburg; have your ceremony outside by the pond with the heart-shaped island, then dance the night away under the café lights with your family and friends. !!! = + $ ( #

Swan Lake Event Center 5900 Liberty Rd., Powell; 740-833-6024 This campus-style facility offers the perfect location for spectacular ceremonies and receptions. The property is nestled on 20 wooded acres showcasing outstanding scenic views. Swan Lake offers a secluded environment with a modern, romantic feel. !!!!! = + $ (

Clover Valley Golf Club 8644 Johnstown-Alexandria Rd., Johnstown; 740-966-5533 Enjoy countryside charm at this pretty clubhouse with lovely trim work and a wooden dance floor. Serene water, silo, wraparound porch and foot bridge provide timeless picture possibilities. !! = + $ ' ( >

Wedgewood Golf & Country Club 9600 Wedgewood Blvd., Powell; 614-793-9600 The finest facilities, a friendly and attentive staff and events to suit every taste—it is all waiting for you at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club. It promises to be your exclusive, all-in-one event venue. !!!!! = + $ ' >

Creekside Event Center 101 Mill St., Ste. 300, Gahanna; 614-416-8188 Creekside Event Center includes over 9,000

Scioto Reserve Country Club 7383 Scioto Pkwy., Powell; 740-881-9082 This modern and elegant wedding venue boasts on-site suites, inclusive packages and both indoor/outdoor ceremony options.

The Wenbeck at Little Bear Golf Club 1940 Little Bear Loop, Lewis Center; 740-953-7085 A newly renovated banquet hall on a gorgeous golf course !!!! = + $ ' ( >

Pro Tip

Always inquire about having exclusive use of the property! —Toni Hill, National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Your day, your way. Worthington Hills Country Club 920 Clubview Boulevard South Columbus, Ohio 49295


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JILLIAN & MICHAEL SHOAF | Sept. 5, 2020 The Shoafs decorated The Old Blue Rooster shelter house with décor items from their home and invited 60 of their closest friends and family to the intimate celebration. “It was just a perfect day,” Jillian remembers. “Seeing him standing up there waiting for me is a vivid memory I hope I never lose!”

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus 2700 Corporate Exchange Dr., Columbus; 614-890-8600 Full wedding packages available. Have it all in one place: overnight rooms, ceremony, rehearsal, reception and morning-after brunch. !!!! = $ ' > The Estate at New Albany 5216 Forest Dr., New Albany; 614-255-6455 Modern, neutral and completely customizable, this venue is situated on 5 acres of nature preserve and features both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, private suites and space for up to 350 guests. !!!!! = + $ ' ) >

Everal Barn & Homestead 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville; 614-531-3313 This historic, 19th-century barn and homestead is the perfect location for any type of event. It features indoor and outdoor spaces with a brick patio, pond and fire pit. !!! = + $ ) 72


Four Seasons Barn 3310 Township Rd. 155, Cardington; 614-565-8045 A barn venue in a rural setting that features all of the modern luxuries and a genuine commitment to service !!!!! = + $ ( # The Gallery at Champions 3900 Westerville Rd., Columbus; 614-645-3337 Overlooking Champions Golf Course, The Gallery is a beautiful new venue with golf course and water views and a large outside patio. With dining by Milo’s Catering, this is the perfect venue for your wedding. !!!!! = + $ ' >

The Golf Club at Little Turtle 5400 Little Turtle Way, Westerville; 614-212-4000 The Hawthorne Ballroom features a 40-foot limestone fireplace, high ceilings, rustic beams, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the stunning grounds and a private patio space with a panoramic view of the sparkling lake. !!!!! = + $ ' > Glass Rooster Cannery 1673 S. State Route 605, Sunbury; 614-499-2958

A magical, sustainable farm with historically restored barns, a pond, bathrooms, catering on-site and a guest house that is close to Columbus and beautifully maintained !!!!! = + $ ' ( #

Hilton Columbus at Easton 3900 Chagrin Dr., Columbus; 614-414-5000 Newly renovated hotel with ballrooms accommodating 50 to 700 guests; contact the catering team to discuss your wedding reception. !!!!! = $ ' > Irongate Equestrian Center 12298 Croton Rd., Croton; 740-893-8001 Award-winning, luxury, rustic, private wedding and special event venue located just 20 minutes northeast of New Albany !!!!! = + $ ( >

Pro Tip

Make sure to read and understand any contracts before signing them. If you have questions, speak up and ask. —Gina Cristofani, Columbus Athenaeum


square feet of sophisticated and breathtaking space with a touch of metropolitan flair. It is an ideal setting for weddings, receptions, corporate and social events.

Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn 5851 E. Walnut St., Westerville; 614-855-2697 Elegant, charming and spacious, this yearround organic farm and wedding venue is a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests, from the farmhouse to the flower field to the crystal chandeliers in the barn. !!!!! = + $ ' > #

Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove 7500 Harlem Rd., New Albany; 614-855-2697 Edgy and modern, yet surrounded by gardens and nature, say “I do” in their industrial greenhouse, then dine and dance the evening away as you enjoy the scenery and reception with floor-to-ceiling glass walls. !!!!! = + $ ' > #

The Lakes Golf and Country Club 6740 Worthington Rd., Westerville; 614-882-2582 Sprawling Augusta-style clubhouse; private club available to nonmembers !!!!! = + $ ' La Navona 154 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna; 614-532-5711 This perfect venue to tie the knot features a breathtaking setting with picturesque outdoor ceremony space and versatile interior space, which can have rustic, bohemian, vintage or classic themes. !!!! = + ' > Landoll’s Mohican Castle 561 Township Rd. 3352, Loudonville; 419-994-6353 One of Ohio’s most popular and stunning wedding sites is set in the Mohican hills at a gorgeous castle resort. !!!! = + $ ' ) > Magnolia Hill Farm 6665 Johnsville Rd., Centerburg; 614-719-9904 Modern farmhouse wedding venue located on 10 acres in Centerburg, Ohio !!!! = + $ ) # The Medallion Club 5000 Club Dr., Westerville; 614-794-6987 Situated amid a lush golf course with fountains and lakes dotting the landscape, the Medallion Club offers an ideal location to host anything from an intimate ceremony to a lavish reception. !!!!! = + $ ' > The Mohicans Treehouse Resort and Wedding Venue 22650 Vess Rd., Glenmont; 216-212-3645 Where extraordinary happens, this treehouse resort has a breathtaking wedding venue, four lavish cabins and nine state-of-the-art treehouses. They are tucked away in the woods and offer a beautiful, uninterrupted connection with nature. !!! = + $ ' ( > New Albany Links 7100 New Albany Links Dr., New Albany; 614-855-8532

Pro Tip

When comparing venues, consider what is included in your rental fee. Some venues are all-inclusive and will provide your catering, DJ, florals, cake and more. Other venues offer in-house catering and bar, and others only allow clients to book with certain caterers. —Nicole McCrate, Darby House Beautiful indoor and outdoor venues for both ceremony and reception; spacious event tent outside; vaulted ceilings and mahogany bar inside !!!!! = + $ ' ) > NorthStar Golf Club 1150 Wilson Rd., Sunbury; 740-965-3663 NorthStar will provide you with the perfect atmosphere for your big day. The full-service facility offers first-class service at an affordable value. !!!! = + $ ' > Renaissance Columbus, Westerville-Polaris Hotel 409 Altair Pkwy., Westerville; 614-882-6800 Customize an unforgettable experience for your wedding weekend with their intriguing blend of elegance and comfort. The hotel will gift you with memories that last a lifetime. !!!!! = + $ ' >

Royal American Links 3300 Miller-Paul Rd., Galena; 740-965-1215 Make the first day of your happily ever after magical! This charming countryside castle is not far from the city. Upon arrival, your guests will know they will be experiencing a special event. !!!! = + $ ' ( Valley Dale Ballroom 1590 Sunbury Rd., Columbus; 614-441-1907 A landmark venue with iconic flavor for your wedding; the spacious balcony overlooks the largest dance floor in Columbus. Your love glows through the ballroom with the spectrum light package; brides adore the dressing room. !!!!! = + $ ( Villa Milano 1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus; 614-882-2058 Beautiful, ornate, elegant décor with no view obstruction; a beautiful, built-in stage and a huge dance floor are perfect for ceremony and reception. Staff pay close attention to detail with homemade recipes made on-site. !!!!! = ' >


Dublin, Marysville, Plain City and beyond Brookside Golf & Country Club 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus; 614-734-4091 The vintage feel of Brookside’s Tudor-style

clubhouse and beautiful grounds provides a romantic ambiance for any occasion. !!!!! = + $ ' >

Capriella Castle 6665 Eagle Creek Ln., Ostrander; 614-800-5704 A must-see unique and magical venue and property with space for garden ceremonies or indoor events. Book a tour by going to the website. Also pefect for corporate events, private parties and fundraisers. !!!!! = + $ ) # The Club at Corazón 7155 Corazón Dr., Dublin; 614-504-5250 This gorgeous, Tuscan-style venue, surrounded by winding vineyards, fountains, terraces and cozy fireplaces, is a scene sure to make your special day unforgettable. !!!!! = + $ ' ( > The Club at Tartan Fields 8070 Tartan Fields Dr., Dublin; 614-792-0900 Whether you envision an intimate ceremony or a lavish affair, they will take care of all the details so you can relax, spend time with loved ones and create memories to last a lifetime. !!! = + $ ' > Columbus Marriott Northwest 5605 Blazer Pkwy., Dublin; 614-791-1000 From rehearsal dinner to ceremony to reception and overnight accommodations, allow the experienced staff at Columbus Marriott Northwest to handle all your wedding details. Featuring a newly renovated ballroom and guestroom! !!!!! = ' ( > The Country Club at Muirfield Village 8715 Muirfield Dr., Dublin; 614-764-1714 This spacious banquet facility can accommodate up to 175 guests, with space for entertainment and dancing. The certified executive chef and professional service staff will attend to your every need. !!! = + $ ' >

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HALEY & SAM METZGER | July 4, 2020 The Metzgers hand-folded 1,000 origami cranes to decorate The Grand Barn at The Mohicans for their wedding day. Japanese legend says that anyone who creates that many paper birds is granted happiness and good luck. “The wedding venue, decorations and event in general was truly reflective of us and our love for each other,” Haley says.

Dutch Mill Greenhouse 18443 State Route 4 N, Marysville; 937-642-0511 This is a unique and rustic setting at the garden center. Hold your ceremony in the greenhouse or under the trees, followed by an evening of dancing and fun under the lights and the stars. !!!! = + $ ) # Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus-Dublin 5100 Upper Metro Pl., Dublin; 614-790-9000 Embassy Suites has everything you need for a perfect wedding weekend, including complimentary breakfast and cocktail hour, transportation, spacious suites, and rehearsal dinner,

Pro Tip

Ask about contingencies for bad weather, especially if you plan to take pictures outside and your ceremony is indoors. —Toni Hill, National Veterans Memorial and Museum



ceremony and reception locations, all in the heart of downtown Dublin. !!!!! = $ ' ( >

wooded area and rolling farm fields, there are picturesque views in all directions. !!!!! = + $ ( #

The Exchange 6520 Riverside Dr., Dublin; 614-793-2263 the-exchange A contemporary, open event space with hardwood floors and raw stone details in the Dublin Bridge Park neighborhood; the venue offers stunning views of historic downtown Dublin and the majestic Scioto River. !!!!! = + $ ' >

French Hen Farm 14458 Fladt Rd., Marysville; 614-306-6349 French Hen Farm has a beautiful red barn filled with vintage chandeliers that overlooks a pretty pond, willow trees and gardens on 100 acres in Union County. The perfect place to say, “I do!” !!! = + $ ( # Golf Club of Dublin 5805 Eiterman Rd., Dublin; 614-792-3825 This lovely, Irish-inspired manor with a decadent, European countryside vibe is perfect for your most special of special days. !!! = + $ ' ( >

Homestead of Radnor 2866 State Route 203, Radnor; 740-361-0055 The Homestead of Radnor offers a combination of elegance and natural rustic charm. Located on acres of lush lawn, manicured


Bexley, Granville, Reynoldsburg, Whitehall and beyond Bryn Du Mansion 537 Jones Rd., Granville; 740-587-7053 Elegant mansion, landscaped patio areas and lawn site for tent; 7,200-square-foot, lodgelike facility; may bring in alcohol !!!!! = + $ ( #

Buxton Inn 313 E. Broadway, Granville; 614-260-4261 A unique setting in beautiful Granville for small to large private events !! = + $ ' > Cherry Valley Hotel 2299 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark; 740-788-1200 Choose your space: large, elegant ballrooms, intimate spaces or an outdoor area straight out of a fairy tale. The property is renowned for its dreamy weddings curated by professional planners and a culinary team. !!!!! = + $ ' >

Columbus Country Club 4831 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-300-5199 With beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces


Dorral Farm 11101 Hinton Mill Rd., Marysville; 614-889-9128 Central Ohio’s best-kept secret is whimsical Dorral Farm, where the blue Midwest sky meets lush green lawns. Rustic yet chic, Dorral Farm sets an idyllic backdrop for your countryside wedding. !!!!! = + $ ' ) #

bathed in natural lighting, you will find that the Columbus Country Club is the perfect setting for your special day. !!!!! = + $ ' > EagleSticks Golf Club 2655 Maysville Pike, Zanesville; 740-454-4900 This golf course wedding venue seats groups from 35 to 400 people. EagleSticks offers outdoor ceremonies and beautiful reception options; full-service catering available. !!!!! = + $ ' >

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport 2886 Airport Dr., Columbus; 614-536-0500 An elegant hotel featuring full-service catering and event services with a spacious ballroom, pre-reception and ceremony area with many other features—perfect for a modern wedding !!!!! = + ' > Franklin Peak 781 Science Blvd., Gahanna; 614-822-5041 This new, modern venue has an outdoor patio and a beautiful view of Downtown Columbus. !!!! = + $ ( > Gahanna Sanctuary 82 N. High St., Gahanna; 614-578-1237 This historic and affordable nonprofit wedding ceremony center is located in a safe neighborhood with ample free parking. !!!!! = $ ( #

Granville Inn 314 E. Broadway, Granville; 740-587-3333 Nestled in the heart of Granville, the warmth and charm of the historic Granville Inn creates a one-of-a-kind setting for a memorable wedding weekend. Request a tour and experience their ambiance and stunning restoration yourself. !! = + $ ' > The Greenhouse at Vista 2600 Hennessey Dr., Nashport; 740-453-4758 Unique facility offering a one-of-a-kind experience. From April through October, The Greenhouse has a beautiful, live flower wall that is the perfect ambiance for any occasion, giving an outdoor feeling to your indoor event. !!!!! = + $ ) Jefferson Country Club 7271 Jefferson Meadows Dr., Blacklick; 614-759-7500 Jefferson is a prestigious country club offering spectacular views. It’s available to nonmembers for weddings, showers and rehearsal dinners. !!!!! = + $ ' > Jeffrey Mansion 165 N. Parkview Ave., Bexley; 614-559-4300 The Bexley Recreation & Parks Department offers facility reservations for Jeffrey Mansion in Jeffrey Park. Reservations must be made in person weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Bexley Recreation & Parks Department. !! = + $ ( >

Orchard House Granville 4058 Columbus Rd., Granville; 740-651-1850 This artistic boutique inn, country manor and wooded area are very popular, but they only host 16 weddings each year. The pine forest chapel and reception lawn with the 1850s estate as the backdrop is a setting like none other. !!!! = + $ ) # Phenix Banquet Center 2101 Noe Bixby Rd., Columbus; 614-260-8691 Phenix Banquet Center offers beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, complimentary parking and a choice of four distinctly different spaces: the Athena Ballroom, Apollo Lounge, Atlas Hall and an outdoor area. No service fees. !!!! = + $ ( The Trout Club 2250 Horns Hill Rd., Newark; 740-366-2770, ext. 4 Your ceremony will overlook some of the most beautiful settings in Licking County. With multiple locations across its 163 acres of manicured, rolling landscape, you are sure to find the perfect place for your event. !!!! = + ' > The Virtues Golf Club 1 Long Dr., Nashport; 740-763-1100 The celebrated course and banquet facility in the Appalachian foothills has breathtaking views. It offers a selection of packages to help make planning your wedding enjoyable. An on-site wedding coordinator can help with all aspects. !!!!! = + $ ' > Weatherington Woods 3625 Olde Falls Rd., Zanesville; 740-995-0374 Fully heated and air conditioned for your comfort. Offering a bridal suite, groom’s room, DJ loft and fully functional bar area. Have your day, your way. !!!!! = + $ ) #

Marry at the Mansion Our historic Granville mansion is perfect for intimate gatherings. The Fieldhouse can accomodate hundreds of guests. 52 acre estate with outdoor gardens and great lawn. Granville, Ohio (740) 587-7053


Wolfe Park Shelterhouse 105 Park Dr., Columbus; 614-645-3337 Conveniently located close to Downtown, just outside all the hustle and bustle, the venue features lots of natural lighting, a fireplace and a bridal suite. It’s customizable to fit your needs. !!! = + $ ) > #


Fifth by Northwest, Grandview Heights, Hilliard, Upper Arlington and beyond Amelita Mirolo Barn 4395 Carriage Hill Ln., Upper Arlington; 614-583-5330 Located in Sunny 95 Park, this unique facility blends the historic beams of one of the community’s oldest farm structures with an airy, modern space perfect for weddings and other special events. !!! = + $ ( > Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU 780 Yard St., Columbus; 614-453-4420

Ceremonies • Receptions Bridal Showers • Rehearsal (614) 764-1714 • • 8715 Muirfield Drive



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BRITTANY & JASON MYERS | Sept. 5, 2020 “There were so many special touches, but the biggest was our focus on family,” says Brittany. “That speaks to who we are as people and as a couple.” Brittany, Jason and their parents all carried pendants of late loved ones; the newlyweds also wore family heirloom pieces in their ensembles.

The Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU is connected via an indoor corridor to The Grand Event Center. It’s an ideal location for your wedding reception and guest room needs. !!!!! = + $ ' >

perfect for intimate weddings. The Dam Tender’s House, built in 1816, was just renovated to include a cozy event space and outdoor patio. Enjoy beautiful views of the reservoir.

The Fives 550 Reach Blvd., Columbus; 614-882-7323 Surround your event with stunning views of the city skyline. The rooftop terrace and large social hall are flexible, modern and include a team of experts to bring your vision to life.

Griggs Reservoir Boathouse 3033 Thoburn Rd., Columbus; 614-645-3337 Located on Griggs Reservoir, this gorgeous and unique building has the perfect view. With windows surrounding the Scioto Room and a patio overlooking the reservoir, this facility gives you a warm feeling year-round.

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to 140 friends and family members, featuring a variety of menus and a full-service, customizable bar, so you can enjoy a celebration the way it should be. !! = + ' >


Makoy Center 5462 Center St., Hilliard; 614-777-1211 The Makoy Center has over 35 years of experience hosting events, an on-site kitchen featuring an award-winning menu, full bars in each room and multiple beverage packages, and décor options to make your event memorable. !!!!! = + $ ' >

Gregory Lashutka Event Center 3479 Riverside Dr., Upper Arlington; 614-645-3337 Located on Griggs Reservoir, this venue is 76


Heritage Golf Club 3525 Heritage Club Dr., Hilliard; 614-684-7112 Heritage Golf Club is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. It offers beautiful private rooms and outdoor spaces with a picturesque setting for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner and/or bridal shower. !!!! = + $ ' > Hofbräuhaus Columbus 800 Goodale Blvd., Columbus; 614-294-2437 They have spaces that can accommodate up

The Ohio State University Golf Club 3605 Tremont Rd., Columbus; 614-514-3663 Featuring a spectacular veranda with a beautiful view of the course. Menu options include a large selection of hors d’oeuvres, dinners and even gourmet desserts. !!! = + $ ' > The Reception House by Schmidt’s 3860 Trabue Rd., Columbus; 614-276-6127 Located at Raymond Memorial Golf Course, this renovated facility is beautifully accommodating and priced for the cost-conscious family. Your event will be managed by


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The Grand Event Center 820 Goodale Blvd., Columbus; 614-453-4300 A dynamic space that offers a fresh approach to your next event. The captivating space brings desired amenities, functionality and modern style to one of Columbus’ most vibrant areas for an experience unlike any other. !!!!! = + $ ' >

Schmidt’s, one of the most reputable hospitality names in Columbus. !!!! = + ' WatersEdge 4643 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard; 614-876-2200 All-inclusive packages include facility, service staff, linens, food, beverage, cake, DJ and centerpieces. !!!! = + $ ' > Wren Farm 6150 State Route 187, Mechanicsburg; 937-206-1284 Wren Farm features a rustic, historic wooden barn and 10-plus acres of meadows and green fields. Close to town, the large grounds give it a peaceful, isolated ambiance; it works for intimate or grand celebrations. !!!! = + $ ( # Located in the beautiful Hocking Hills on a private, 200-acre working farm with breathtaking scenery that includes a pond, meadow and, of course, the hills; offering complete wedding packages and on-site lodging !!!!! = + $ ' ) #

The Berwick 3250 Refugee Rd., Columbus; 614-235-7100 The Berwick has been a family-owned and -operated company since 1955, specializing in homemade Italian goodness. Offering full-service banquet services, including all of the linens, china, silverware, glassware and service staff. !!!!! = '


Groveport Town Hall 648 Main St., Groveport; 614-836-3333 Great place to have a quaint wedding and reception !! = $ ) <

The Barn at Blystone Farm 8677 Oregon Rd., Canal Winchester; 614-833-1211 The Barn at Blystone Farm is the perfect venue to showcase rustic elegance. Their on-site planner specializes in special days.

Harvest Adventures 1135 Locust Grove Rd. NE, Bremen; 740-503-5206 This unique and rustic setting has been an Ohio agritourism provider since 2010. It features a relaxed, rural environment with beautiful views. !!!! = + $ ( >

Canal Winchester, Groveport, Lockbourne, Pickerington and beyond

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Barn at Rush Creek 29310 Klump Rd., Sugar Grove; 740-746-2040

The Henry Manor 1755 Cedar Hill Rd., Lancaster; 740-243-0718

Pro Tip

Before researching venues, pick out a few dates that you’re interested in, and know your guest count. This will ensure you’re looking at venues that can hold all your guests comfortably. —Nicole McCrate, Darby House This 150-year old, Victorian-style property is located on 9 acres of beautiful, parklike surroundings. Guests may choose from single-day or weekend packages. Outside vendors are welcome. !!!! = + $ ( # Hocking Hills Wedding Chapel 29301 Klump Rd., Sugar Grove; 740-746-9934 Featuring a stunning log chapel, gazebo, outdoor stone fireplace and professional landscaping, the venue’s customizable, all-inclusive packages will make your day unforgettable and stress-free. Lodging is also available on-site. ! = + $ ' ) # Laurel Run Farm 21541 Laurel Run Rd., Nelsonville; 614-848-4700 Located in the pristine wilderness of the Hocking Hills, Laurel Run Farm features a charming and luxurious event space. Positioned on 140 acres, the venue offers

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SAMANTHA & GREG GLAUNDER | Sept. 12, 2020 Samantha, a police officer, and Greg, a firefighter, met on a 2017 call that required both departments to be on-scene. “Given the times we are in,” Samantha says, “everything has been so messy and unbelievably hard. [Our wedding] was the first time in a long time that everything felt right and my heart felt peace.”

Little Brook Meadows 100 N. Edgewood Dr., Lancaster; 740-215-8004 A beautiful, discretely renovated, 75-yearold, 20-horse-stall barn that has an event coordinator, a bridal suite, large handicapaccessible restrooms, bar, photo stall, children’s play stall, food prep area and numerous props !!!!! = + $ ) # The Mill Event Center 431 S. Columbus St., Lancaster; 740-777-9200 The Mill Event Center’s facility dates back to the 1800s. It is tucked behind Lancaster’s historic downtown district, but it’s unlike any other event space in the area: beautiful, affordable and customizable. !!!! = + $ ( The Paddock Pub and Links Event Center 1005 Richardson Rd., Groveport; 614-610-9688 Located at the Links at Groveport, The Paddock Pub is a casual spot serving American fare. The Links Event Center can host your wedding; event consultants will handle all the details at this full-service facility. !!!! = $ ' > Retreat at Turnberry 11680 Refugee Rd., Pickerington; 614-645-3337 78


The perfect location for a rustic wedding feel. Open space, a very large kitchen and a private park setting set this facility apart. This location is customizable to fit your every need. !! = + $ ) > # Riser Barn 8988 State Route 180, Kingston; 740-497-8420 This modern barn, tucked away miles from the Hocking Hills, is the perfect place to host any of your party needs. !!!!! = + $ ( # The Wagnalls Memorial 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis; 614-837-4765 This Tudor-Gothic-style library venue offers four unique sites (Outdoor Courtyard, Front Lawn, Auditorium and the Upper Loft), providing you and the love of your life with the chance to be immersed in the Medieval Revival period. !! = + $ ( #

Darby House 801 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway; 614-878-4527 A tree-lined lane, wooden beam bridges over tranquil creeks, open farmland, wooded paths, waterfront views—no matter what your dream outdoor wedding looks like, you’ll find it at Darby House. !!!!! = + $ ) > The Old Blue Rooster Event Center 11575 Lithopolis Rd., Lithopolis; 740-438-0717 Beautiful, indoor, rustic barn venue with an outdoor ceremony area; heated and airconditioned; plenty of restrooms; bar area !!!! = + $ )


Pinnacle Golf Club 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr., Grove City; 614-539-0722 Beautiful and unique spaces, breathtaking views, exceptional service and outstanding cuisine !!!!! = + $ ' >

The Annex at 801 801 Harrisburg Pike, Ste. D, Columbus; 614-270-1604 The Annex at 801 is a multiuse, industrial event venue with the flexibility for clients to bring their own caterer and alcohol. !!!!! = $ ( #

Westgate Park Shelterhouse 3271 Wicklow Rd., Columbus; 614-645-3337 Updated facility with a fireplace, bridal suite and plenty of space to host your large wedding. Offers a beautiful patio with a gorgeous view of the recently renovated pond and mature trees. !!! = + $ ) > #

Galloway, Grove City and beyond


breathtaking views and privacy, perfect for your special day. !!! = + $ ' >

WORKS OF HEART Amy Neiwirth and Bob Amos handmade their chuppah and other décor for their Nov. 3, 2019, wedding and shopped local for many other wedding elements. “We loved involving local creatives to help make our big day special,” Amy says.


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AMY NEIWIRTH & BOB AMOS | Nov. 3, 2019 Among Amy’s most memorable wedding-day moments was dancing the hora with family and friends, which she says was “incredibly energetic and enthusiastic.” Her and Bob’s wedding took place at Copious, which has since closed.

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Need an officiant, DJ or other vendor? We gathered details on more than 300 editorial favorites and Columbus Weddings partners. COMPILED BY EMMA FRANKART HENTERLY

614 Beauty 614-563-7141 On-site hair and makeup services Angie Warren Makeup Artistry 614-226-1940 On-site makeup services ARC Artistry 941-224-8798 On-site makeup services The Bride Bar 850 King Ave., Ste. C, Columbus; 614-732-0095 Salon-based and on-site hair and makeup services Columbus Wedding Makeup & Hair 614-594-3140 On-site hair and makeup services 80


Design by Anne 614-378-8915 On-site hair and makeup services Goode Beauty 614-578-6941 On-site hair and makeup services J Bentley Hair Studio & Day Spa 8882 Moreland St., Powell; 614-790-8828 Salon-based hair, makeup, nail, hair removal and spa services Kenneth’s Hair Salons & Day Spas 4942 Morse Rd., Columbus 7056 Hospital Dr., Dublin 3610 Fishinger Blvd., Hilliard 1582 Stringtown Rd., Grove City 1305 Cameron Ave., Lewis Center 9868 Brewster Ln., Powell 2865 Taylor Rd. Ext., Reynoldsburg 3134 Kingsdale Ctr.; Upper Arlington 726 N. State St., Westerville 7227 N. High St., Ste. 79; Worthington

614-538-5800; Salon-based hair, makeup, nail, hair removal and spa services Lacquer Gallery 444, 448 and 453 W. Third Ave., Columbus; 614-230-2589 1117 Michigan Ave., Columbus (The Gold Room Tattoo + Esthetics); 614-264-0696 Salon-based hair, makeup, nail, hair removal, spa and spray tan services Lauren Wolff Hair Design 920-680-7750 On-site hair services Le Rêve Makeup & Hair 740-703-3116 On-site hair and makeup services Makeup by January 2590 Columbus St., Grove City; 614-753-0441 Salon-based and on-site makeup, hair




The information in these listings is based on staff research. To submit listing updates and corrections, or to inquire about getting your business listed here, email editor Emma Frankart Henterly at

FIND VENDORS BY CATEGORY BEAUTY SERVICES.......................................80 CAKES AND DESSERTS...............................82 CATERING....................................................... 84 DANCE LESSONS...........................................85 DRY CLEANING AND GOWN PRESERVATION.............................. 86 ENTERTAINMENT......................................... 86 FLORISTS AND EVENT DESIGNERS...... 88 GIFTS AND FAVORS.....................................90 GOWNS AND ACCESSORIES...................... 91 JEWELERS........................................................ 91 MENSWEAR AND ACCESSORIES............. 91 OFFICIANTS.................................................... 91 PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS...............................92 PLANNERS AND CONSULTANTS............ 93 RENTALS AND DÉCOR.................................95 STATIONERY AND CALLIGRAPHY...........95 TRANSPORTATION.......................................95 Columbus Weddings partner vendor


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removal, spa and spray tan services Makeup by Tatum 419-230-4773 Salon-based and on-site makeup services MakeYou614 79 Saint Stephens Ct., Columbus; 614-460-1784 On-site makeup services MM Creative Studios 330-412-3400 Salon-based makeup services

Place your wedding and anniversary announcements in The Sunday Dispatch by emailing or by calling 614.888.8888.

Mukha Spa 980 N. High St., Columbus; 614-294-7546 Salon-based and on-site makeup, hair removal, spa and spray tan services PENZONE Salons + Spas 2260 W. Henderson Rd., Columbus 967 N. High St., Columbus 548 S. Third St., Columbus SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


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KRISTINA & WILSON PAK | Jan. 11, 2020 A few wedding-day scenes stand out for Kristina. One was the first look (see Page 11), while the other occurred mid-ceremony, when their officiant and friend invited the couple to take notice of the guests gathered to celebrate. “It was so amazing to see all of our loved ones smiling at us,” Kristina says.

Replenish Society 124 S. Washington Ave., Columbus; 614-429-3165 Salon-based makeup, hair removal and spa services

Posh! Nails 202 S. High St., Columbus; 614-456-7265 Salon-based nail services

Simply Makeup & Hair On-site hair and makeup services

REFeyeANCE Makeup & Hair 937-550-3034 On-site hair and makeup services

Square One Salon and Spa 275 S. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-365-3333 5485 New Albany Rd. W, New Albany; 614-775-0505 Salon-based hair, makeup, nail, hair removal and spa services

Pro Tip

Bridal boudoir doesn’t have to be white lace and garters and veils. Bring the outfits that reflect your personality. You can always tie in your wedding colors or jewelry, or choose an album cover in your wedding color to make it special! Your future spouse will love it either way. —Kristin Gibson, 614 Boudoir Photography



State of Face 614-296-0123 On-site makeup services TruGlam 2999 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste. 206, Columbus; 614-259-7119 Salon-based hair, makeup, hair removal, spa and spray tan services

W Nail Bar 946 High St., Columbus; 614-299-9587 216 Thurman Ave., Columbus; 614-928-3488 3704 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus (inside DSW); 614-689-6047 3710 Easton Market, Columbus (inside DSW); 614-715-6059 1200 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus (inside DSW); 614-468-1993 or 614-468-1996 Salon-based nail and hair removal services

CAKES AND DESSERTS 108 Delectable Delights 614-315-0746 Lacto-vegetarian, gluten-free Alice’s Piece of Cake 740-917-9031 Bakes by Lo 5354 Center St., Hilliard (inside Center Street Market); 614-641-6931 Bake Me Happy 106 E. Moler St., Columbus; 614-477-3642 Columbus Weddings partner vendor


6645 Village Pkwy., Dublin 1356 Cherry Way Dr., Gahanna 771 Polaris Pkwy., Lewis Center 614-418-5350; Salon-based and on-site hair, makeup, nail, hair removal, spa and spray tan services Gluten-free Belle’s Bread 1168 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus; 614-451-7110 The Cake Studio 9117 Francine Ln., Powell; 740-881-6400


Cakes Creatively by Crystal 194 W. Church St., Pickerington; 614-783-4830 Capital City Cakes 4009 Harrisburg Pike, Grove City; 614-277-9338 Cherbourg Bakery 541 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley; 614-725-4560 Donna’s Delicious Dozen 5322 N. Hamilton Rd., Columbus; 614-245-4859

Duck Donuts 7717 Sawmill Rd., Dublin; 614-726-9399 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin; 614-389-4673 825 Polaris Pkwy., Westerville; 614-896-6450 Enticing Icings 740-363-1470 Happy Little Treats Vegan Bakery 1203 N. High St., Columbus; Vegan

J’s Sweet Treats and Wedding Cakes 1540 Parsons Ave., Columbus; 614-906-8888 Jan Kish La Petite Fleur 614-841-9794 Just You and Me Cakes 264 Ben Curtis Dr., Ostrander; 614-209-1339

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Kelly’s Cakery 614-321-9866

• LA Catering Event Center with 300+ seats, fullservice facility

Kennedy’s Kakes 65 S. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-600-2253

• Preferred caterer at many premier Central Ohio venues

Kittie’s Cakes 495 S. Third St., Columbus; 614-754-8828 2424 E. Main St., Bexley; 614-929-5000 Lavender & Honey Wedding Cakes 614-547-9851

• Full-service plated, customized & buffet options • Inclusive wedding packages available

(614) 358-LALA (5252) or visit our website: LA-CATERING.COM SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


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KIRTHI & MATTHEW SHELTON | Aug. 8, 2020 When the coronavirus prevented several guests from attending their wedding, Kirthi and Matthew decided to livestream the entire day on Facebook to help those missing the event feel included. They also handed out custom face masks and hand sanitizer before the ceremony, and the best man gave his speech via FaceTime.

Le Gateau 614-939-1930

Sassafras Bakery 657 High St., Worthington; 614-781-9705

Bosc + Brie 7625 N. High St., Columbus; 614-985-2215

Miam Cake 614-306-1700

Scrumptious Crumbs 614-529-9223


Short North Piece of Cake 772 N. High St., Ste. 104, Columbus; 614-421-0399

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events 7619 Huntington Park Dr., Columbus; 614-848-4700

Our CupCakery 54 S. High St., Dublin; 614-659-1555 Pattycake Bakery 3009 N. High St., Columbus; 614-784-2253 Vegan Pistacia Vera 541 S. Third St., Columbus; 614-220-9070 Sadie Baby Sweets 1171 W. Third Ave., Columbus; 614-723-9323 84


The Suisse Shop Bakery 2119 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus; 614-846-5102 Tupelo Doughnuts 2672 Billingsley Rd., Columbus; 614-226-2417

CATERING A Catered Event 4654 Groves Rd., Columbus; 614-863-9281 Bleu and Fig 4622 N. High St., Columbus; 1160 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-348-3328

Catering by Design 6465 Busch Blvd., Columbus; 614-436-7391 Catering by Scott 2980 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-237-1949 Creative Cuisine 839 Busch Ct., Columbus; 614-436-4949 The Gourmet Touch 614-512-1193 Great Point Kitchen & Events 112 E. High St., Mount Vernon; 614-274-8996 Columbus Weddings partner vendor


Moonflower Bakery 614-344-8671 Vegan

Carfagna’s Catering 1405 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus; 614-846-6340

Pro Tip

Ask someone to help you lift your gown when you are crossing rough surfaces, such as sidewalks or parking lots with oil residue, to keep the hem pristine. —Margaret Butler, Dublin Cleaners

Hudson’s Edge Catering & Events 3121 Spring Valley Rd., London; 740-490-5591 L.A. Catering 670 Harmon Ave., Columbus; 614-358-5252

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Made From Scratch 7500 Montgomery Dr., Plain City; 614-873-3344 Metro Cuisine 6185 Huntley Rd., Ste. C, Columbus; 614-436-6369 Milo’s Catering 980 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-224-0272 PC Events Catering 50 S. Liberty St., Ste. 100, Powell; 614-792-3993 Short & Stout Mobile Bar 740-407-6015 Steven’s Catering 1221 Chesapeake Ave., Columbus; 614-486-1221 Tasteful Occasion 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus; 614-414-6120 Together & Company 550 S. High St., Columbus; 614-882-7323

DANCE LESSONS Arthur Murray Dance Studios 5371 N. High St., Columbus; 614-847-7541 Columbus Dance Centre 1091 Eastwind Dr., Westerville; 402 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. A, Worthington; 614-759-0502 DanceEdge 1156 Dublin Rd., Ste. 102, Grandview Heights; 614-321-2348 Danceville USA 47 E. Lincoln St., Columbus; 614-223-1774 SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


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KAYLEE & NICK ENGLAND | July 17, 2020 COVID-19 forced the Englands to reschedule their wedding at The Grand Barn at The Mohicans, cut their guest list and make other changes to ensure guests’ safety. This “isn’t the best year to have a wedding,” Kaylee says, “but I couldn’t imagine waiting to marry Nick!”

Fred Astaire Dance Studios 8885 Basil Western Rd. Ste. F, Canal Winchester; 614-833-3400 1089 Bethel Rd., Columbus; 614-459-8079 3499 Market St., Powell; 740-368-9040 1091 Eastwind Dr., Westerville; 614-890-9790

DRY CLEANING AND GOWN PRESERVATION Columbus Lace Dry Cleaners 49 Greenlawn Ave., Columbus; 614-444-7847 Dublin Cleaners 6845 Caine Rd., Columbus; 614-764-9934 5772 Frantz Rd., Dublin; 614-761-1551 7112 Muirfield Dr., Dublin; 614-760-1992 9711 Sawmill Pkwy., Ste. A, Powell; 614-791-1552 New Albany Cleaners 4778 Morse Rd., Columbus; 614-532-5050

ENTERTAINMENT Arch City Lights 86

COLUMBUS WEDDINGS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 Live band Baci Booths 614-450-0883 Open-air photo booth Beat Squad Entertainment 614-385-2799 DJ services, lighting, and enclosed and openair photo booth Buckeye Entertainment 614-707-7671 DJ services, lighting and enclosed photo booth; also offers photography, planning and officiant services The Columbus Photo Booth Co. 614-961-8648 Enclosed, open-air and mirror photo booth; also offers caricature artists, henna artists, lighting, décor and equipment rentals, DJ services, photography and videography Caricatures by John Bailey 614-231-6432 Caricature artist Caricatures by Sean Platt 740-398-6604 Caricature artist

Class Acts Entertainment 614-358-1888 Live musician booking agency Columbus Pro DJs 614-224-1945 DJ services, lighting, and enclosed and digital photo booth; also offers videography Columbus String Quartet Live musicians The Conspiracy Band 614-203-0140 Live band D&M DJ Entertainment 614-705-0678 DJ services, live trios and enclosed photo booth Daze Entertainment 614-636-3293 DJ services, karaoke and enclosed and openair photo booths Diamond Entertainment 866-616-8742 DJ and band booking agency; also books lighting, transportation, photography and videography Columbus Weddings partner vendor


Emerald City Ballroom 2809 Festival Ln., Dublin; 614-726-9700

DJ Charlo 614-716-8949 DJ services and open-air photo booth DJ Flair 614-300-0622 DJ services, lighting and enclosed photo booth; also offers photography and videography Encore Entertainment 614-871-6003 DJ services, lighting and open-air photo booth The Floorwalkers Live band The Foto Bar Open-air, enclosed and video photo booth FunFaces by Steve Campbell 614-279-0950 Caricature artist GluckArt 614-849-6649 Caricature artist DJ services, open-air photo booth, lighting, live video mixing, event livestreaming

Pro Tip

The best advice we can give when planning a wedding-day timeline is to add cushion time! Sometimes the simplest things can take an extra 20 minutes and then, all of a sudden, the whole morning is thrown off. ... Be sure to also think about the travel time and traffic to and from your getting-ready location and your venue. —Kristin Gibson, 614 Wedding Photography

H&H Luxury Event Rentals 614-300-0314 Mirror photo booth iShine Music Production 614-490-2110 DJ services Jazz Arts Group 614-294-5200 Live musician booking agency Josh Staley Productions 614-310-5860

Kurt Dreier Caricatures and Illustration 740-221-2480 Caricature artist Mark Dantzer Productions 614-329-7042 DJ services and lighting Megabeat Entertainment 614-545-8810 DJ services, enclosed photo booth, lighting; also offers floral design MojoFlo Live band Party Pleasers 614-396-7017 DJ services, enclosed photo booth, lighting, décor rentals PhotoSnap Photo Booth Rentals 614-951-9416 Open-air photo booth


JAMIE & JEFF GUYNES | Jan. 18, 2020 Jamie’s grandfather built the ceremony backdrop and co-officiated at Vue Columbus; he also built elements of the reception centerpieces. The most memorable thing about the big day, Jamie says, was “being surrounded by and able to celebrate with our family and friends.”



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EILEEN & MATTHIEU MCLEAN | March 14, 2020 Much of the McLeans’ relationship before their marriage took place long-distance, with Eileen living in Columbus and Matthieu in Canada; the pair met while he was in town visiting family. They had to juggle wedding planning with Matthieu’s immigration process, “which added a lot more planning than usual,” Eileen says.

Studio Von 419-367-2116 Live event painting

Picture Perfect Photobooth Rentals 855-664-2425 Enclosed, open-air and mirror photo booth

SWAGG 614-827-3127 Live band

Reflections Event Group 614-394-8800 DJ services and enclosed and open-air photo booth; also offers photography and videography

T.E.A.M. DJ 614-798-8794 DJ services, open-air photo booth and equipment rentals

The Ridiculous Photo Booth Co. 614-678-8858 Open-air photo booth Shutterbooth 888-780-8837 or 614-653-7488 Enclosed photo booth, video booth and GIF booth Street Players Band 614-818-1718 Live band 88

COLUMBUS WEDDINGS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 Event styling and design Alchemy Styled 614-636-0320 Event designer Ampersand Flowers & Events 5594 N. High St., Worthington; 614-601-6445 Full-service florist and retail shop with DIY flower bar; also offers event space and officiant services

Traveling Sounds Entertainment 614-905-2322 DJ services, lighting and mirror photo booth

B3 Event Management 614-219-9354 Event design specializing in Indian weddings; also offers full-service planning, month-of coordination and destination wedding planning

VIP Events Management 614-823-8300 DJ services and décor rentals; also offers photography and videography

Battiste LaFleur Galleria 825 E. Long St., Columbus; 877-571-1823 or 614-253-8000 Full-service florist and retail shop

FLORISTS AND EVENT DESIGNERS Adrienne Ruff Event Co. 614-219-9041

Bear Roots Floral 740-572-1555 Full-service florist; also creates living botanical jewelry Columbus Weddings partner vendor


Platinum Music Productions 614-407-6935 DJ services, mirror photo booth and lighting

Pro Tip

Remember to ask about “extra” costs— like cake cutting, chairs or linens—that aren’t included in the contract, so you can be prepared for those charges. —Christy Baker, Worthington Hills Country Club

Bliss Wedding & Event Design 18 Orchard Ln., Columbus; 614-216-4006 Event design Brian Coovert Floral Atelier 1149 Goodale Blvd., Columbus; 614-607-0523 Full-service florist Dahlia Occasions 5805 Chandler Ct., Ste. B, Westerville; 614-893-9888 Full-service florist and event design; also offers décor, event planning and coordination services, lighting packages, linens and more Dalay Ket Event Design 614-270-1604 Full-service florist and event designer; also offers lighting, draping and hourly design consulting

Dashing Designs 614-382-2077 Full-service florist and event design; also offers décor rentals Evergreen Flower Co. 614-558-0502 Full-service florist

Jewelweed Floral Studio 122 E. Long St., Columbus; 614-204-5825 Full-service florist and retail shop Madison House Designs 614-561-0135 Full-service florist The Meadow Market Full-service florist

Fezz & Hazel 614-329-7302 Full-service florist

Natural Designs 614-395-3466 Full-service florist

Florish 614-686-0408 Full-service florist Flourish Bespoke Floral & Event Styling 1147 Goodale Blvd., Columbus; 614-581-5752 Full-service florist; also offers décor rentals The Flowerman 614-935-5832 Full-service florist; also offers DIY pricing Hilliard Floral Design 4120 Main St., Hilliard; 614-777-7795 Full-service florist and retail shop

Old Slate Farm 740-398-1279 Full-service florist Orchard Lane Flowers 18 Orchard Ln., Columbus; 614-262-0880 Full-service florist and retail shop Petals & Leaves 1266 Goodale Blvd., Columbus; 614-785-9690 Full-service florist and retail shop; also offers DIY pricing and décor rentals

• Exclusive caterer — L.A. Catering • Franklinton’s Premier Venue with beautiful spaces for ceremony and reception • Historic Balcony & Staircase from Railroad Station built in 1895 • Full-service catering with all-day access available • Custom inclusive wedding packages • Marble floors, seating for 200, on-site wedding suites included

379 West Broad St. Columbus OH 43215 Thank you to Larry Miller Photography, Emily Mollineaux Photography 614-358-5252 SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


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HANNAH & JOSH HAMILTON | Aug. 15, 2020 The Hamiltons incorporated numerous familial details in their wedding at Four Seasons Barn, including a display of Hannah’s relatives’ wedding gowns and surprise cakes for Josh’s parents and grandparents in honor of their respective 40th and 60th anniversaries. The newlyweds’ theme, “Legacy of Love,” honored how “family guided and supported us to that moment,” Hannah says.

Rose & Berry 215 King Ave., Columbus; 614-372-5537 Full-service florist and retail shop Rose Bredl Flowers & Garden 664 N. High St., Columbus; 614-222-0930 Full-service florist and retail shop Shaffer Creative Co. 614-390-0093 Full-service florist Stem Floral Studio 614-301-8015 Full-service florist Vessel Floral and Event Design 539 S. Fifth St., Columbus; 614-795-0936 Full-service florist and retail shop 90


GIFTS AND FAVORS Al’s Delicious Popcorn 5354 Center St., Hilliard (inside Center Street Market) 1500 Bethel Rd., Columbus; 800-396-7010 or 614-451-7677 Locally made flavored popcorn American Nut Co. 59 Spruce St., Columbus (inside North Market); 614-535-8200 Locally made nuts, flavored popcorn and more Anthony-Thomas Candy Co. 2729 E. Main St., Bexley; 614-231-3556 1777 Arlingate Ln., Columbus; 614-272-9221 4636 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-870-8899 1941 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus; 614-488-2531 5040 N. High St., Columbus; 614-436-2809 4727 Reed Rd., Columbus; 614-451-6389 341 W. Bridge St., Dublin; 614-791-1976 80-1 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna; 614-475-9382 2434 Stringtown Rd., Grove City; 614-875-1343 9991 Sawmill Pkwy., Powell; 614-659-0266 7129 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg; 614-868-0394 495 Lazelle Rd., Westerville; 614-841-9521

529 S. Otterbein Ave., Westerville; 614-891-4890 Locally made chocolates, candies and nuts Breckenridge Candle Co. Locally made bath and body products, scents, candles and more The Candle Lab 1255 Grandview Ave., Columbus; 614-915-0777 ext. 3 751 N. High St., Columbus; 614-915-0777 ext. 2 646 High St., Worthington; 614-915-0777 ext. 1 Custom candles and bath and body products Celebrate Local 3952 Townsfair Way, Columbus; 614-471-6446 Locally made apparel, foods, candies, chocolates, jewelry, décor, bath and body products, and more Glean 815 N. High St., Columbus; 614-906-3178 Locally made décor, jewelry, and bath and body products Columbus Weddings partner vendor


Prema Designs 125 S. Yearling Rd., Columbus; 614-747-6224 Full-service florist and event designer; also offers décor rentals, lighting and draping

Glenn Avenue Soap Co. 1166 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus; 614-706-7221 Locally made bath and body products Hill and Boyd 646-580-7740 “Events in a box” for virtual events Krema Nut Co. 1000 Goodale Blvd., Columbus; 614-299-4131 Locally made nuts, nut butters, candies, chocolates and more Pam’s Market Popcorn and Windy City Eats 955 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna; 614-222-1850 Locally made flavored popcorn Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Co. 15 N. State St., Westerville; 614-800-4642 Locally made flavored popcorn

GOWNS AND ACCESSORIES Attelé Bridal 3219 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington; 614-707-2284 B. Loved Bridal Boutique 36 W. Gay St., Columbus; 614-395-4437 Delana Formals 614-859-9631 Dublin Bridal 313 W. Bridge St., Dublin; 614-553-7146 Gilded Social 65 E. Gay St., Second Floor, Columbus; 614-430-9659 Henri’s Bridal 8597 Sancus Blvd., Columbus; 888-823-9880

Luxe Redux Bridal 642 N. High St., Columbus; 614-787-2930 Off White 15 N. High St., Dublin; 614-726-9445 SGE Bridal 1020 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna; 614-649-6939 Twirl Bridal 101 N. Detroit St., Kenton; 419-845-8795 Wendy’s Bridal 6339 Sawmill Rd., Dublin; 614-336-9100 White of Dublin 23 N. High St., Dublin; 614-791-2600 Worn Once Bridal Boutique 694 High St., Worthington (inside Bendora Wedding Gallery); 614-436-8400

JEWELERS Alexander’s Jewelers 689 N. High St., Columbus; 614-233-6666 Argo & Lehne 3100 Tremont Rd., Columbus; 614-457-6261 Carioti Jewelers 175 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-221-8588 Diamond Cellar 3960 New Bond St., Columbus; 614-923-6633 6280 Sawmill Rd., Dublin; 614-336-4545 Jack Seibert Goldsmith & Jewelers 1741 W. Lane Ave., Columbus; 614-486-4653

Joan’s Bridal Couture 7374 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg; 614-856-9848

Jeff Johnson & Co. 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., Ste. 130, Columbus; 614-459-8890

La Jeune Mariee 139 E. Main St., Columbus; 614-228-2700

Leo Alfred Jewelers 4115 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Dublin; 614-889-5888

Pro Tip

Consult your vendors when creating timelines so the event will have a natural flow. Leaving an awkward amount of time between activities can cause the energy in your event to lag and be hard to recapture. —Gina Cristofani, Columbus Athenaeum

Meyers Jewelers 1494 Stringtown Rd., Grove City; 614-594-0230 Sakasci Diamonds 39 E. Main St., Ste. 119, New Albany; 614-721-5063 Sawchuk Jewelers 5093 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard; 614-219-1385

Worthington Jewelers 692 High St., Worthington; 614-430-8800

MENSWEAR AND ACCESSORIES AlphaSuit 629 N. High St., Fourth Floor, Columbus; 6605 Longshore St., Ste. 240, Dublin; 1733 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington; 614-333-0034 American Commodore Tuxedo 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus (inside Polaris Fashion Place); 614-436-2889 Godfrys Men’s & Women’s Clothier 8801 Lyra Dr., Columbus; 614-433-0101 Marc White Bespoke 711 N. High St., Columbus; 832-577-2868 Pursuit 937 N. High St., Columbus; 614-321-7848 Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedos 232 S. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-461-1775 6387 Sawmill Rd., Dublin; 614-336-9247 584 W. Schrock Rd., Westerville; 614-523-1414 Rust Martin 614-769-5934 Samson Men’s Emporium 772 N. High St., Ste. 101, Columbus; 614-504-8038 Sofyano 344 S. High St., Columbus; 614-804-1978 Ticknors Men’s Clothier 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus (inside Polaris Fashion Place); 614-888-8668

OFFICIANTS As You Wish Wedding Officiant 614-759-0450 Columbus Wedding Officiants 740-215-3023 Run to an Elopement 614-495-6207 Together Forever Wedding Officiant 614-204-8994



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The Uncommon Officiant 614-499-5802 United Marriage Services 614-546-9634 Wows and Vows 937-243-8144

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS 222 Photography 614-940-9592 Photography 614 Boudoir 614-636-1531 Boudoir photography Abigail Reeder Photography 614-312-2327 Photography 92


Amy Ann Photography 614-245-5311 Photography

Broc and Alexa Photography 419-348-5742 Photography

Angela Woolridge Portrait 614-745-4710 Boudoir photography

Capstone Cinema 614-746-5459 Videography

Ashley Wallace Photography 614-746-3043 Photography

Cinemachine Studios 614-206-6165 Videography

Be Still Film Co. 740-364-8189 Videography

Columbus Boudoir 614-653-8114 Boudoir photography

Blue Skies HD Video 614-890-4045 Videography

Columbus Wedding Videos 614-725-0169 Videography

Boudoir by Erica 614-582-8872 Boudoir photography

Comfort Photography 614-668-7609 Photography Columbus Weddings partner vendor


MEREDITH & NICK HELFFERICH | Aug. 22, 2020 Nick proposed to Meredith, then a cruise ship performer touring Europe, atop a Norwegian mountain, depicted above. Their wedding and reception at the Westin Great Southern Columbus featured a song that Meredith wrote for Nick, performed by two of her colleagues. “It was absolutely magical,” Meredith says. “I made Nick cry with this song, and Nick never cries!”

Pro Tip

If you’re using roses, ask your florist if you can keep the outer petals they have to pull off when they “process” the flowers. Those particular petals might be a little imperfect, but they can still look lovely scattered on a gift table or a cake table. —Teena Parker, Ampersand Flowers & Events Derk’s Works Photography 614-887-7502 Photography, videography and open-air photo booth Eldon Wedding Films 614-623-3750 Videography Emily Mollineaux Photography 513-520-2663 Photography Emma Parker Photography 614-397-5664 Photography Erica Kay Photography 513-502-9495 Photography Gabriella Sutherland Photography 614-602-2562 Photography Grace E. Jones Photography 614-954-0187 Photography, videography and stop-motion GIF-ideography

Little Tree Studios 614-886-3329 Photography, videography and open-air photo booth Michelle Joy Photography Photography Morgan Whitney Photography 614-668-1230 Photography and boudoir photography Nathan Peppers Films 614-981-6874 Videography Nicole Leoné Miller Photography 740-501-7847 Photography and boudoir photography; also offers graphic design services Oh Deer Photography 614-420-6135 Photography and videography Peak & Sparrow 937-578-8340 Photography and videography Photo 243 614-804-5336 Photography The Photography of Olivia G Photography Prodigy Weddings 614-321-9350 Videography

Jonah Epps Films 614-390-6486 Videography

Rachel Joy Barehl Photography

Josh Dyer Films 740-816-4773 Videography

Red Gallery Photography 614-794-1113 Photography

Joslyn Crowl Photography 740-972-9891 Boudoir photography

Rosey Red Photography Photography and videography

Kismet Visuals 614-578-3705 Photography

Rouxby Photo 303-548-4121 Photography

Kodjoarts Videography & Photography 614-226-1762 Photography, videography and livestreaming

Seth and Beth Wedding Photography 614-300-5050 Photography

The Simmons Photography 267-909-7006 Photography Starling Studio 614-423-9094 Photography Style & Story 614-401-6462 Photography and open-air photo booth Your Wedding Creatives 614-300-5476 Photography and videography

PLANNERS AND CONSULTANTS Active Travel 5064 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard; 614-771-6200 Travel planner/adviser Aisle & Co. 614-735-3656 Full-service planning, month-of coordination and event design/styling Andréa’s Occasions 614-259-8045 Full and partial planning services and day-of coordination Ashley Stephan Weddings & Events Full-service and partial planning, day-of coordination and destination wedding planning Auburn & Ivory Full-service wedding planning and styling; also offers á la carte design services and handlettering Berlyn Events 614-468-3595 Event design, full and partial planning, and day-of coordination Bliss Honeymoons & Destination Weddings 614-286-7799 Travel planner/adviser and destination wedding planner BurgundyGinger Events Full-service and month-of wedding planning; also creates balloon garlands Calyco Travel 614-266-0917 Travel planner/adviser SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLUMBUS WEDDINGS


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NATALIE & JOSHUA MCPHERON | Aug. 15, 2020 “Seeing Josh at the end of the aisle and his reaction to seeing me will always be one of my favorite moments,” says Natalie of their wedding at The Farm at Harvest Hills. “Prior to the ceremony, Josh and I met around a corner to pray together before our marriage; it was so comforting and sweet.”

Compass Travel 428 Beecher Rd., Ste. E, Gahanna; 614-454-1442 Travel planner/adviser Devoted Columbus 5251 Norwich St., Hilliard; 614-717-7526 Full-service and partial planning and day-of coordination; also offers self-serve resource center Emilie Duncan Event Planning 614-678-6320 Full-service and partial planning, event design, month-of coordination and hourly consultations

Pro Tip

Don’t forget to have your engagement ring cleaned before your boudoir session—you want it to sparkle and shine! —Kristin Gibson, 614 Boudoir Photography



Events Held Dear 740-816-9541 Full-service planning, event design and day-of coordination The Finer Things Event Planning 614-330-8583 Full-service planning Inspired Settings 614-795-1860 Coordination; also offers floral design and stationery services Joie de Vivre Events 740-825-0027 Full-service, partial and destination planning; also offers honeymoon/travel planning Meggie Francisco Events 972-765-3828 Full-service and partial planning, event design, destination wedding planning and hourly consultation services; also offers engagement shoot styling MMJ Events 614-579-1092

Full-service planning, event design and day-of coordination Oh So Lovely Events 614-216-4006 Month-of coordination Reagan Canaday Events 614-638-6622 Full-service planning and day-of coordination Red Letter Day Events 614-551-7594 Full-service and partial planning; also offers hourly consultations and officiant services Silver Confetti Events 614-924-0555 Full-service planning and event design; also offers decoration-only services and sweets table design Thyme & Details Sustainable Event Planning 614-747-3262 Full-service planning, month-of coordination and à la carte services Uniglobe Travel Designers 614-237-4488


Camela Lynn Weddings & Events 614-467-0510 Full-service and partial planning, month-of coordination and hourly consulting services; also offers dessert table design Travel planner/adviser Wanderlust Travel & Tours 614-595-6532 Travel planner/adviser Z Creative 614-946-0128 Full-service planning and event design

Lovely Arrows Events and Designs 614-512-4783 Lumaca Paper 400 W. Rich St., Columbus; 419-889-8324

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Paper Betty

Alexander’s Jewelers......................... 5

Aiden & Grace 2000 S. High St., Columbus; 614-407-8551

Paper Occasions 55 S. High St., Ste. 104, Dublin; 614-761-8880

Bryn Du Mansion........................... 75

All Occasions Party Rental 147 N. High St., Columbus; 614-619-0885

The Paper Vault 272 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley; 614-859-5538

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events............................. 85

Design Exchange 88 Richards Rd., Columbus; 614-946-0128

The Paper Vow

Carfagna’s Catering........................ 20

Event Source / Panache Events 614-461-3000

Peabody Papers 1261 Grandview Ave., Grandview Heights; 614-485-9855

Got Ya Covered Linens 7227 N. High St., Worthington (inside The Shops at Worthington Place); 614-396-9612

Script One Four

Lasting Impressions Event Rentals 5080 Sinclair Rd., Columbus; 614-252-5400

Signatures by Sheri

Light Up Columbus 614-832-3139

You’re Invited 614-989-0255

Main Events Party & Event Rental 1015 Brice St., Newark; 740-322-6355


Marbella Event Furniture & Décor Rental 147 N. High St., Columbus; 614-745-0564

The BEAT 614-237-4216


Cardinal Transportation 614-274-2500

Avant-Garde Impressions 34 Dillmont Dr., Columbus; 614-259-7082

Columbus Coach & Supreme Limousine 614-944-9920

Calligraphy by Keri 614-214-2610

Columbus Trolley Co. / Coach Quarters 614-738-8889

How Inviting! 34 Dillmont Dr., Columbus; 614-259-7082

Fun Bus 888-386-2870

Igloo Letterpress 661 High St., Ste. B, Worthington; 614-7875528

Short North Trolley 832-515-1289

Ink and Ivory 740-501-1245

Xtreme Limo 614-483-3300

The Athletic Club of Columbus...... 67

Capital City Cakes......................... 27 Columbus Athenaeum...................... 7 The Country Club at Muirfield Village...................... 75 D&M DJ Entertainment.................. 7 Darby House.................................... 9 Derk’s Works Photography............ 83 Dublin Cleaners/ New Albany Cleaners................... 27 Edison.....................Inside front cover Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens................. 65 Jan Kish La Petite Fleur.................. 81 Jorgensen Farms............................... 1 L.A. Catering................................. 83 The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake..................... 63 New Era Weddings.....Inside back cover NorthStar Golf Club...................... 25 Ohio Statehouse............................. 63 PENZONE Salons + Spas................. 3 Scioto Reserve Country Club......... 77 Station 67....................................... 89 The Westin Great Southern Columbus...................... 69 Worthington Hills Country Club.... 71 Worthington Jewelers........ Back cover



happily ever after THE ROAD AHEAD It’s impossible to predict what weddings will look like in 2021 and beyond, but one thing is certain: As long as your wedding includes you and the love of your life, all will be well.


“We were so worried about COVID taking away from our favorite day,” says Natalie McPheron, who wed Joshua McPheron on Aug. 15 at The Farm at Harvest Hills. Those fears, she says, were for naught thanks to their incredible vendor team. “It really was the most perfect day.”




- Beautiful indoor venue seating up to 120 - Stunning ceremony patio, complete with trellis - Gorgeous mahogany bar and majestic skylight


- Ornate ballroom seating up to 150 - Exposed brick & detailed woodwork - Outdoor ceremony area with charming gazebo


- Charming indoor venue seating up to 200 - Wood beam accented cathedral ceilings and fireplace - Picturesque balcony with French doors and garden views


- Elegant indoor venue seating up to 150 - Chandelier accented vaulted ceiling and hardwood floors - Exquisite bridal suite complete with vanity & dressing room


- Intimate indoor venue seating up to 150 - Outdoor ceremony area and patio overlooking perfectly-groomed fairway - All-inclusive packages available for your convenience


- Banquet room capable of accommodating up to 100 guests - Beautiful setting overlooking the golf course