Updated: Aug 31, 2021
Hey bride! Let me guess, you've been googling "non-barn wedding venues in Ohio" to be met with scarce results or wildly expensive options. Let me tell ya, I have BEEN THERE. Don't get me wrong I love a good 'ol country barn, but having venue options of different styles lets the imagination run wild. I'm here to help you get out of Google and into your dream wedding venue.
Below is a list of some of my favorite central Ohio venues. These are spaces I have photographed at, toured, or discovered in some form. Full disclosure, none of them are paying me to list them; I truly wanted to round up what I have stumbled upon and share it with my crew. In my opinion, these are some of coolest spots to host a celebration to help you get booked and start the party. Ready? Let's dive in!
PS. Know a killer OH venue that you don't see here? Show them some love in the comment section! I will update this list as I discover new venues to recommend.
Above: Beverly Mansion | Image by Riley Beard
Beverly Mansion | $
Eclectic, Romantic, Victorian
I can't say enough about the Beverly—mostly because this space is where I married my best friend! Tim and the staff are detail oriented, easy to work with and honest with pricing. The space itself is a charming, eclectic mansion with a temperature controlled glass tent and indoor outdoor options for the whole day. The elegant rooms host intimate moments while the vast grounds give guests a backdrop to explore. You can choose to book the space for your event on it's own, or add on their catering and linen partners for seamless service.
Above: Black Run Farms
Black Run Farms | $
Rustic, Charming, Woodsy
I can't say enough lovely things about Tesse and her team at BRF. I've shot here over 7 times and am always treated with kindness, hospitality, and the best vendor (and guest) experience. Gorgeous southern-style grounds, cozy lodges, pine tree accents and an open clearing gives this venue loads of photo ops and a charming atmosphere for a rustic wedding day.
Gather | $
Rustic, Boho, Modern Farm House
After hosting my bridal shower here, I couldn't stop thinking about how adorable a mini-mony would be! This venue thrives on it's bohemian-meets-modern farmhouse aesthetic. The staff is wonderfully helpful and provides decor use and per-price add ons that make your celebration a one stop shop. With built in decor and a cozy location like downtown Delaware, Gather is one of my top picks for a cherished day.
Above: Jeffrey Mansion
Jeffrey Mansion | $
Romantic, Whimsical, European
Friends when I first stumbled upon this venue my jaw fell to the floor. I could not believe this gem was tucked away just minutes from a bustling downtown city! The elegant grounds are straight out of a Taylor Swift music video with stone arches, princess stair cases, large windows, pine trees and an open field. A must visit in my book.
Above: The Estate at New Albany
The Edison 777
Industrial, Modern, Chic
New venue alert! The Edison is opening its doors for modern couples across the state. With sleek features like exposed beams, brick interiors, and natural lighting this spot also has all inclusive features like it's sister venue: the Estate at New Albany. This newly renovated space is sure to book fast and your girl can't wait to photograph here soon!
The Estate at New Albany | $$
Location: New Albany
Modern, Clean, Simple
After shooting here a handful of times I am convinced the ladies here are some of the best in Columbus hospitality! The staff is efficient, organized and willing to provide full services (florals, music, decor, catering) to make this venue a one stop shop. A blank canvas conveniently located within walking distance of hotels and New Albany bites.
Mojave East | $$
Modern, South Western, Chic
Listen, if I could build a wedding venue from scratch, this just might be it. Clean interiors with natural light plus modern aesthetics with a southern Cali flair? Yup, for Ohio, this venue is sure to wow you and your pals. Catering to midsized gatherings and intimate ceremonies, Mojave East is on my "photography bucket list" and an easy recommendation for the modern bride.
Orchard House | $$
Charming, Elegant, Romantic
If Jane Eyre were from Ohio this is where she'd tie the knot. A charming b&b that provides housing, brunch and a romantic backdrop for a romantic day. The pine forrest in the back makes for an intimate atmosphere for vows and the grounds themselves are spacious enough for an outdoor or indoor toast. Big love for Orchard House!
The Rural Society at Warwick Farm | $$
Location: Mt. Vernon
Eclectic, Open Air, Bohemian
This cutie just might be my new most recommended spot! I'm a sucker for a good greenhouse and this venue has that and more (peacocks, anyone?!). Live animals serve as entertainment in this country-chic
Strongwater | $$
Industrial, Bohemian, Eclectic
This was one of my top picks when we were hunting a venue! Textured intimate space tucked in the arts district of downtown. Add florals and handmade touches to customize the location to your taste. Perfect for a smaller guest list and a swoon-worthy shotlist (And yes I will for sure shoot your wedding here!).
Above: Vinkolet Winery
Vinkolet Winery | $$
Romantic, Eclectic, Whimsical
Alright friends, I shot one of my most favorite weddings at the surprisingly charming winery in northern Cincinnati. The vision was made possible by the etherial fairy vibes brought in by the bride and groom, but the scenery itself was a treat. Enjoy an outdoor ceremony overlooking the fields, sip on the local wine, and immerse your guests in the historic vineyard space as you forget that you're just 20minutes from the city.
Above: Franklin Park Conservatory
Bryn Du Mansion | $$$
Timeless, Classy, Estate
The Bryn Du grounds are upscale meets timeless with their versatile spaces. The Mansion is just one of your option, as well as a classy white open air barn, outdoor field, fairy-tale worthy garden and convertible recreation center. This backdrop will elevate your celebration and transport your guests into historic Granville.
Above: Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art | $$$
Romantic, Modern, Classy
For the artist in all of us, what better place to exchange vows than between Rembrant and Monet (that's a joke I'm not up to speed with their permanent collection!). The museum provides a crisp scene with multiple rooms to celebrate—natural light floods the ceremony space and reception hall. Guests can also explore the works on display throughout your cocktail hour and fall in love with love all over again.
Above: Jorgensen Farms | Image by Q Media, LLC
Jorgensen Farms | $$$
Location: New Albany
Chic, Industrial-Modern, Timeless
Your guests will be stunned at the natural lighting and moody grounds of the organic-flower-farm-turned-venue. Best for large gatherings, this space is a clean slate that brides fill with florals to juxtapose the neutral background and create a striking ethereal atmosphere. Plus you get options! You'll have two venues on the premise to choose from. You will walk away with crisp images having hosted in one of Columbus' best spots.
Franklin Park Conservatory | $$$
Modern, Tropical, Versatile
Talk about plant love! Franklin Park Conservatory is one of Columbus' most cherished activity centers and the crowds keep coming for obvious reason. The grounds are loaded with diverse plants housed in temperature controlled ecosystems which make an Ohio wedding day look like an exotic tropical celebration. Their stunning greenhouse and outdoor gardens are manicured to a T and serve as the coolest past time for guests to enjoy throughout the day.
Magnolia Farms | $$$
Modern, Greecian, Clean
A Greecian-meets-estate-charm in OHIO!? Magnolia Hill is a crisp modern space serving as a charming blank canvas for your wedding day. Open air options and photo-worthy white spaces make this location a lovely choice for the modern Ohio couple.
And now, for the barns!
For those digging that rustic glow, I didn't forget about you.
Above: Wren Farms
Wren Farms | $
Rustic, Rural, Southern Charm
Hugeeee indoor space and scenic rural space for a large guest list that still feels personal. With am enormous arched ceiling, vintage furniture, and a brick historic home on the grounds, you will fall in love with this hidden gem. Not to mention the staff here are wonderful and will serve you right!
Above: Grand Barn at Mohicans
Grand Barn at Mohicans | $$
Rustic, Eclectic, Tree-house
Treehouses are hit or miss for me, but the Grand Barn at Mohicans is something special. Not only are the grounds covered with small tree houses for couples to stay in, but the actual reception structure is a mega treehouse! I had to list this as one of the most unique venues I've shot at. Other features include two story seating options, the Newlyweds private treehouse stay in the Nest, and an outdoor patio ceremony option.
Above: Rusty River Barn
Rusty River Barn | $$
Rustic, Southern Charm, Romantic
Can't decide between country or modern? You don't have to! This charming venue has a little bit of everything—a natural lit hall, southern charm style bridal sweet, upscale barn and lovely view of an open Johnstown field. A lovely choice for a small to mid sized guest list.
Well, what do ya think!? Any favorites? While this list represents only a few of the breathtaking spots to say 'I do', I hope it helps kickstart your venue hunt and inspires your search. Let me know what you're booking in the comments! Happy wedding planning.