10 Best Affordable Wedding Venues in Columbus, Ohio

Did you know that according to the Wedding Report, the average cost of a wedding in Columbus in 2021 was $27,640, which is over $6,000 more than the rest of the Buckeye State?

If you have your heart set on getting married in Columbus, Ohio, please don’t let this statistic discourage you from planning the wedding of your dreams! There are many ways to save money on your big day and one of them is finding an affordable wedding venue.

You could spend weeks doing the research yourself or you could just take a look at our list of the best affordable wedding venues in Columbus, Ohio!

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Clintonville Woman’s Club

Let’s start our list with a quaint, little hidden gem in a suburb of Columbus called Clintonville.

The Clintonville Woman’s Club was founded in 1939 and is nestled atop the Adena Brook Ravine surrounded by majestic woods.

You can say your vows under a rustic wooden gazebo in the woods; don’t be surprised if one of the resident deer stops by as an uninvited guest! The area has beautiful gardens and luscious lawns that can be used for cocktail hour or for an outdoor reception.

There is also an inside space and an onsite chef who can work within your budget to provide catering.

Bonus: Clintonville Woman’s Club is a charitable social organization with non-profit pricing. You’ll start your marriage with some good karma knowing that you are giving back to the community when you book this venue!

Price Range: $3,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 180 seated guests.

Find The Clintonville Woman’s Club at Clintonville Woman’s Club or check out Facebook.

Columbus Country Club

Maybe you’ve always dreamed of a traditional wedding at a country club, but never thought you’d be able to afford it. Well, take a look at the Columbus Country Club. You don’t have to be a member to book the space and there are several indoor and outdoor areas with amazing views. 

The East Terrace is the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony and reception. This patio space has a large dance floor where you and your guests can dance the night away under the stars. The Grand Ballroom is an indoor spot and exudes elegance and luxury.

The Columbus Country Club offers an onsite wedding coordinator to help you with all the details and keep you on track with your budget.

Bonus: Just imagine the stunning wedding photos your wedding photographer can capture with a backdrop of 100-year-old oak trees, flowering gardens, and manicured lawns!

Got a friend or family who is into photography? Why not save some money and hire them for your big day… maybe they will even throw it in as a wedding gift!

Price Range: $500 and up.

Capacity: Up to 225 seated guests.

Find the Columbus Country Club at Columbus Country Club or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Piper’s Perch LLC

Have you always dreamed of a rustic outdoor wedding on a farm? If so, then Piper’s Perch may be for you!

This 3rd generation flower and herb farm are located on 11 acres in Sunbury, a suburb close to Columbus.

This laid-back, yet elegant venue has abundant fields of wildflowers and lavender. Can you say amazing wedding photos?!?

The owners at Piper’s Perch have been hosting weddings for decades and are more than happy to help you plan your big day. There is on-site catering with three affordable wedding packages.

Plus, Piper’s Perch offers glamping onsite for a truly memorable destination weekend wedding that you and your guests will remember for years to come. 

Bonus: Piper’s Pearch is pet friendly so you can bring your pups to help celebrate your wedding. How cool is that?

Price Range: $600 and up.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

Find Piper’s Perch LLC at Piper’s Perch Farm or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Gathering at the Farm

Another amazing and affordable outdoor wedding venue in the Columbus area is Gathering at the Farm.

Located in the heart of Madison County in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Gathering at the Farm is the perfect setting if you are wanting a classy, yet rustic, down-home country-style wedding. With scenic views of farmland and amazing sunsets, this venue is a fabulous, affordable option for your outdoor wedding.

Gathering at the Farm has both outdoor and indoor spaces for your big day. Maybe you are thinking of an outdoor ceremony under an arbor with wildflowers or an indoor barn wedding complete with country music and cowboy boots?

There is an extensive wedding decor room available and a silo that has been converted into a full-service bar!

Bonus: Worried about the summer heat? The Gathering at the Farm has shaded woods and a climate-controlled indoor space to make sure you and your guests stay cool. 

Price Range: $1,750 and up.

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.

Find Gathering at the Farm at Gathering at the Farm or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Clary Gardens

Clary Gardens is a 20-acre botanical garden in Coshocton, Ohio. It is free to the public and just might be your magical wedding venue in Columbus!

Consistently ranked as one of the best wedding garden venues in Ohio, Clary Gardens is a breathtaking spot to tie the knot. With mature trees, flowers, walkways, ponds, and trellises, it is surprising that Clary Gardens is one of the most affordable wedding venues in the Columbus area.

The property has several amazing sites for your ceremony including the sandstone amphitheater, the rose garden gazebo, and the garden house courtyard.

In addition, there are two buildings, the Compton House and the Garden House, that can be used as preparation bride and groom suites.

Bonus: Clary Gardens lets you bring your own alcohol, helping to save you even more money!

Price Range: $2,155 and up.

Capacity: Up to 400 seated guests.

Find Clary Gardens at Clary Gardens or check out Facebook or Instagram

The Golf Club at Little Turtle

Another affordable golf club setting near Columbus is the Golf Club at Little Turtle, located in Westerville, Ohio.

This beautiful venue offers both outdoor and indoor ceremony options. The large outdoor brick patio has spectacular views of the golf course and surrounding area. 

Indoors, the Hawthorne Ballroom is a 3,500-square-foot space with elegant chandeliers and a large built-in dance floor. The room has floor-to-ceiling windows and a grand stone fireplace. The overall vibe is cozy, yet luxurious.

There are bride and groom suites and a full menu catering option from The Golf Club at Little Turtle’s executive chef. 

Bonus: There are wedding planners who are happy to help you turn the vision of your dream wedding into reality, all while staying within your budget.

Price Range: $2,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 300  guests.

Find The Golf Club at Little Turtle at Little Turtle Golf or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Everal Barn and Homestead

The Everal Barn and Homestead is another highly rated affordable venue around Columbus, Ohio.

Located in Westerville and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property sits on a 10-acre wooded park-like setting, complete with fishing ponds, walking paths, and gardens.

Say your vows on the outdoor brick patio, then have your reception outside or choose from two of the rustic fully restored buildings.

The barn is 2,400 square feet and has a loft with wooden beams, and the renovated farmhouse has four rooms that can be used as wedding party suites. 

Bonus: Westerville residents get a discounted rate of $50 off per hour at Everal Barn and Homestead. Every penny helps!

Price Range: $1,200 and up.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

Find Everal Barn and Homestead at Everal Barn and Homestead or check out Facebook.

The Gahanna Sanctuary

One of our favorites, the Gahanna Sanctuary is located in a suburb of Columbus called Gahanna.

This historic church has original stained glass windows and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1895, there is a restored Gothic Revival style bell tower above Sanctuary Hall.

The Gallery is adjacent to the kitchen and opens onto the terrace. This 1,545 square foot space is the perfect spot for cocktail hour after your ceremony. 

Sanctuary Hall is 3,100 square feet with a large wooden dance floor and the raised choir area can be used for a DJ or bartender. An outdoor patio and a bridal suite are included.

Bonus: As a nonprofit, The Gahanna Sanctuary is an amazing venue for an affordable, larger-sized wedding.

Price Range: $1,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Find The Gahanna Sanctuary at Gahanna Sanctuary or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Davis-Shai House

Located a little bit further out from Columbus in Heath, The Davis-Shai House is a stunning Gothic Revival home originally built in 1861.

Owned by Parks and Recreation, this non-profit supports the local arts community. 

The Camelot Room has floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls, a cathedral ceiling, and a beautiful chandelier that hangs from the cupola with banquet-style seating.

The smaller Fairview Room is perfect for a micro wedding or can be combined with the Camelot Room for a memorable reception.

For an outdoor ceremony and reception, the Veranda and Lawn features an amazing manicured garden and tents can be rented for a larger wedding party.

Bonus: The Davis-Shai House can be rented by itself so you can bring in your own vendors or you can work with the in-house catering staff to create a delicious offering of hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, or a full sit-down meal. 

Price Range: $2,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 125 seated guests.

Find The Davis-Shai House at The Davis-Shai House or check out Facebook.

North Bank Park Pavilion

Rounding out the list of the most affordable wedding venues in Columbus, Ohio is the North Bank Park Pavilion.

This 12- acre park is owned by the City of Columbus and is one of the most affordable and popular wedding venues in the city. With a modern, urban vibe, the North Bank Park Pavilion has some of the best views of the downtown Columbus skyline. 

You can say your vows at sunset on the large patio on the Scioto River and then head inside to a remarkable glass indoor venue!

Bonus: Since the North Bank Park Pavilion is located in the heart of Columbus, there are several nearby accommodations for your entire wedding party to enjoy a fabulous weekend getaway in the city!

Price Range: $750 and up.

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.

Find North Bank Park Pavilion at North Bank Park Pavilion or check out Facebook.

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