10 Amazing Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Columbus, Ohio

Getting hitched in the capital city of the Buckeye State and dreaming of an outdoor wedding? One of the most important decisions you will make in your wedding planning is choosing a venue that reflects you and your beloved’s personality, so research is key!

According to the Wedding Report, the city of Columbus has almost a $6,500 higher average wedding cost than the rest of Ohio, so let’s see what you can get for your money!

Here is a list of the top 10 outdoor wedding venues near Columbus, Ohio. We hope you find the perfect spot!

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Bloomfield Meadows 

Bloomfield Meadows is an all-natural berry farm located 30 minutes north of Columbus in Centerburg, Ohio.

Perfect for your rustic, romantic outdoor wedding, this elegant venue includes a barn and a pond with a heart-shaped island. Imagine saying your “I dos” in a beautiful outdoor setting surrounded by wildflowers. 

The barn on the property has a sliding side door for a true open-air atmosphere. Complete with exposed wood beams and a stunning chandelier, it exudes sheer luxury and class.

The attached patio has string lights and an impressive 1,000-square-foot dancefloor!

Bonus:  You can rent the venue on its own or work with them to build an all-inclusive package. Your choice!

Typical Cost: Starting at $2,500.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

Find Bloomfield Meadows at Bloomfield Meadows or check out Facebook and Instagram.

The Golf Club at Little Turtle

The Golf Club at Little Turtle is located in Westerville, Ohio, and is a beautiful venue offering both outdoor and indoor ceremony options.

This venue is a first-class option for your large, more traditional outdoor wedding and offers The Hawthorne Patio, a private outdoor space, for outdoor ceremonies & cocktail hour. Guests will enjoy spectacular views of the golf course from here.

The Hawthorne Ballroom is a 3,500-square-foot space with elegant chandeliers, a large built-in dance floor, and a grand stone fireplace. 

There are bride and groom suites and a full menu catering option from The Golf Club at Little Turtle’s executive chef. And the first-rate wedding planners are happy to help you turn the vision of your dream wedding into reality.

Bonus: The Golf Club at Little Turtle offers access to the scenic golf course for beautiful wedding photo opportunities.

Typical Cost: Starts at $2,000.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

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

Clintonville Woman’s Club

Located in the city limits of Columbus, the Clintonville Woman’s Club offers a charming outdoor space to tie the knot.

Founded in 1939, this charitable civic and social organization is a beautiful venue at non for profit pricing. 

The highlight of the property is undeniably the outdoor Rustic Wooden Gazebo. Say your “I dos” under this romantic structure while friends and family look on from the nearby luscious manicured lawn.

You can continue your celebration outdoors or rent the banquet space inside the Clintonville Woman’s Club building. 

Bonus: Why not get on board with the Clintonville Woman’s Club charitable spirit and ask your guests to donate a portion of your gift to the organization?

What a great way to give back and start your union off with some good karma!

Typical Cost: Starts at $2,700

Capacity: Up to 180 guests.

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

Gathering at the Farm

Gathering at the Farm is the perfect setting if you want a classy, yet rustic, down-home country-style outdoor wedding.

Located in the heart of Madison County just 30 minutes from Columbus, Gathering at the Farm has open meadows, farmland views, and shaded woods.  

You can choose to have your ceremony and reception in several of the outdoor spaces or there is an indoor climate-controlled space for inclement weather.

What’s more, the silo on the property has been converted into a full-service bar and is so charming.

Bonus: Gathering at the Farm has an extensive wedding decor room that you can access to make the finishing touches to your big day!

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,750.

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.

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

The Mercantile

A premier outdoor wedding spot in central Ohio, The Mercantile, located on three acres in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, consists of a converted warehouse and barn. The property boasts several grassy and patio areas for your outdoor ceremony. The unique decor is rustic, yet elegant.

The vintage warehouse has string lighting and French-style chandeliers; it’s this unique and elegantly rustic decor that creates an effortlessly beautiful atmosphere.

There are two large bridal and groom suites with separate changing areas to help you and your wedding party get ready for your big day, and the fabulous staff at The Mercantile is there at your disposal for all the setup and tear down. 

Bonus: The Mercantile includes parking attendants and an onsite wedding manager to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

Typical Cost: Starts at $5,500.

Capacity: Up to 225 seated guests.

Find The Mercantile at The Mercantile or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Jorgensen Farm – Oak Grove

Jorgensen Farm- Oak Grove is located in New Albany, Ohio, and features a historic Lord & Burnham greenhouse dating back to the early 20th century.

The spacious iron and cypress structure provides an intimate and classy open-air atmosphere to tie the knot. 

There are several outdoor areas including a manicured lawn, a patio, and a courtyard complete with a fire pit. In addition to the outdoor areas, Jorgensen Farm- Oak Grove has a cottage and a Main Hall for indoor options.

The grounds are spectacular, complete with Grace Lake on the property. 

Bonus: If the venue at Jorgensen Farm- Oak Grove is already booked for your date, you can try the Jorgensen Farm sister setting, the Historic Barn, in nearby Westerville, Ohio.

Typical Cost: Starts at $11,000.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Find Jorgensen Farm- Oak Grove at Jorgensen Farms or check out Facebook and Instagram.

Brookshire Wedding and Events

Brookshire Wedding and Events is a full-service family-owned wedding venue in Columbus, Ohio.

The grounds provide a large lawn for your outdoor ceremony and there is an outdoor patio complete with a cozy fire pit.

For an indoor reception, the Ballroom can seat up to 300 guests and there are two wedding party suites on-site to help you get glamorous for your big entrance.

Brookshire offers all-inclusive wedding packages with catering, an open bar, a wedding cake, and a DJ, so let the experts help take the stress out of your big day with their full-service event planning!

Bonus: Brookshire Wedding and Events is located at a micro-winery. Just imagine the stunning wedding photos your photographer can capture in this beautiful setting!

Typical Cost: Starts at $550.

Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests

Find Brookshire Wedding and Events at Brookshire Wedding and Events or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Bent Tree Golf Club 

Bent Tree Golf Club is located in Sunbury, Ohio, which is a suburb of Columbus.

This championship golf course sits on 167 rolling wooded acres, giving you several outdoor areas to choose from for your ceremony, a patio for cocktails, and an elegant clubhouse with banquet facilities for your reception.

Bent Tree Golf Club offers several packages for food and beverages for any budget. Their executive chef can design a tasting menu for you to try out before you choose the food.

They also have a wide selection of rental items to make your big day truly special!

Bonus: Bent Tree Golf Club is located 1 mile from I-79 and 20 miles north of Columbus.

Typical Cost: Starts at $4,500.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

Find Bent Tree Golf Club at Bent Tree Golf Club or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Everal Barn and Homestead

Everal Barn and Homestead is located in Westerville, Ohio, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

You can choose from two fully restored rustic buildings: the farmhouse or the barn. Both are located in a 10-acre park complete with fishing ponds, walking paths, and lots of trees and flowering plants.

You can say your vows outside on Everal Barn and Homestead’s exterior brick patio, and then have your reception in the upper level and loft. Imagine dancing the night away with 150 of your closest friends in a 2,400-square-foot wooden beam barn!

Bonus: String lighting, an elevator, tables, and chairs are included in the price of the barn rental.

Typical Cost: Starts at $150 per hour for Westerville residents.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

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

Franklin Park Conservatory

We’ve saved the best for last to round out the list of the top outdoor wedding venues in Columbus. The Franklin Park Conservatory sits on 88 beautiful garden acres and is only a 5-minute drive from downtown Columbus. 

There are several breathtaking spots at the Franklin Park Conservatory for your ceremony and reception, but the highlight of the property is the John F. Wolfe Palm House.

Featuring a grand staircase, palm trees, and tropical flora and fauna, there is also the Grand Atrium with a glass ceiling and the Rooftop Zen Garden with bamboo and bonsai trees. 

Bonus: For a super-sized wedding, you can book all three venues that can host up to 500 guests!

Typical Cost: Starting at $1,500.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Find Franklin Park Conservatory at Franklin Park Conservatory or check out  Facebook or Instagram.

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