*** BARNS and RUSTIC Venues in Central Ohio ***

edited January 2015 in Ohio-Columbus

Looking for a rustic or barn venue in Central Ohio?? Here's what we can tell you!

All names are linked to the venue's web site - hover over and click each one.

Some are barns, some have a barn feel, some have lots of wood and are rustic.

Good luck and have fun planning!

Jorgensen Farm in Westerville 

Amelita Mirolo Barn in Upper Arlington

Camp Mary Orton Lodge

Everal Barn and Homestead - Perfect rustic style, but doesn't allow alcohol

White Star Farm 

Barn at the Backwoods

Little Brook Meadows 

The Century Barn (Mohican Gardens)

Polen Farm 

Brookside Farms 

Mulhauser Barn 

Snodes Barn 


Neiderman Family Farm

Crago Farms in Marysville

Bryn Du fieldhouse in Granville

Tall Timbers

Hickory Lakes in Pickerington - Not a barn, but still a rustic 

Sid Griffith's Barn 

Meadowood Centre in Belleville, Ohio

Barn on Chesnut Lane 

Griggs Boathouse 

Adena Mansion and Gardens in Chillicothe

Clintonville Women's Club - lots of wood and exposed beams, outdoor ceremony space and adjacent to the Park of Roses

Crocketts Run in Hocking Hills

The Willow Treenear Dayton in Tipp City, about an hour west of Columbus

Ohio Village at The Ohio Historical Society - rustic church, not a barn

The Barn at The Meadows - Orrville, OH - 1.5 hours Northeast of Columbus

Alley Park Nature Center - Lancaster, OH

Rockmill Brewery - Lancaster, OH - contact them for private event info

Leeds Farm - Ostrander, OH

Irongate Equestrian Center - Hartford, OH - 40 mins Northeast of Columbus

WatersEdge Event & Conference Center in Hilliard

City of Columbus Recreation & Parks options - not barns, but rustic. Many are very budget friendly.

Antrim Park Shelterhouse

Big Run Shelterhouse

Big Walnut Shelterhouse

Goodale Shelterhouse - not really rustic, but has the park option. VERY small.

Griggs Boathouse 

Retreat at Turnberry - very basic

Westgate Shelterhouse

Whetstone Shelterhouse - In the Park of Roses

Park of Roses Ceremony Options

Wolfe Shelterhouse

North Bank Pavilion - Not at all rustic, but another option through CRP

Liberty Presbyterian Church - CEREMONY ONLY, not a reception site

ETA I will try to update this post as other suggestions are posted.

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Re: *** BARNS and RUSTIC Venues in Central Ohio ***

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    edited October 2014
    Yea for sticky status! ;)

    And for easy access...

    The following facilities allow clients to provide their own alcohol:

    • Bryce Eck Activity Center (St. Andrew) – 614.459.1402 – Seats up to 200 Guests
    • Bryn Du Mansion & Field House: Granville, OH – 740.587.7053 – Seats up to 400 Guests
    • Camp Mary Orton – 614.885.1023 – Seats up to 200 Guests
    • Church of the Resurrection – 614.855.1400 – Seats up to 300 Guests
    • Cultural Arts Center – 614.645.7527 – Seats up to 150 Guests
    • Dublin Recreation Center – 614.410.4550 – Seats up to 225 Guests
    • Everal Barn & Homestead – 614.901.6578 – Seats up to 120 Guests
    • Greek Orthodox Church – 614.224.9020 – Seats up to 300 Guests (Separate Menus)
    • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – 614.267.9241 – Seats up to 200 Guests
    • Jorgensen Farms – 614-855-2697 – Seats up to 200 Guests
    • Kelton House Museum & Garden – 614.464.2022 – Seats up to 100 Guests
    • Little Brook Meadows: Lancaster, OH - 740.689.9129 – Seats up to 210 Guests
    • Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center – 614.247.8148 – Seats up to 250 Guests
    • North Bank Park Glass Pavilion – 614.645.3300 – Seats up to 200 Guests
    • Ohio State Bar Association – 614.487.2050 – Seats up to 175 Guests
    • Old Blue Rooster Event Center  - 614.551.1332 – Seats up to 230 Guests
    • Olde Gahanna Sanctuary – 614.475.9265 – Seats up to 175 Guests
    • Our Lady of Victory Church – 614.488.2428 – Seats up to 200 Guests
    • Park of Roses Shelter House – 614.645.3337 – Seats up to 125 Guests
    • St. Agatha Church – 614.488.6149 – Seats up to 400 Guests
    • St. Andrew Catholic Church – 614.451.1626 – Seats up to 375 Guests
    • St. Charles Walter’s Commons – 614.252.9288 – Seats up to 800 Guests
    • St. Elizabeth Church: Columbus, OH – 614.891.0150 – Seats up to 250 Guests
    • YWCA Grand Ballroom – 614.885.5968 – Seats up to 200 Guests
    This is not a comprehensive Cbus list :)
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    donethatdonethat member
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    The Ohio Village in Columbus!
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    Liberty Presbyterian Church on Home Road and 315 is a barn and marries non-members. :)


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    esopkovichesopkovich member
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    donethatdonethat member
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    edited January 2014
    @Photokitty  I was actually trying to find more pics of Griggs boathouse, and found these.  What do you think of these places, available through Cols Recs and Parks?  They seem to be almost the same - east side and west side option.  I think  they would qualify for a rustic option.  Obviously not barns, but new (so yea for reature comforts) beautiful wood beams ... and ... both allow alcohol!    

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    @donethat I added them and the other options for CRP for good measure. I'm hoping this thread helps a lot of brides and we just don't know it :)
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    The barn at the meadows in Orrville
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    Not sure if you consider it close enough to "central" Ohio, but I'm getting married at Burr Oak Lodge in Glouster, Oh.  The lodge overlooks the lake and is surrounded by trees.  You can get married outside at the gazebo or inside with an amazing view through a 20 ft glass wall.  The lodge was just remodled last year and it looks amazing.
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    The lodge at Burr Oak was already cool - I heard the renovations are gorgeous.  Beautiful location for a wedding!  

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    A friend just shared this blog entry, featuring a wedding in a covered bridge near Lancaster. Seems to fit in this world Alley Park Nature Center http://aperture-photos.com/gretchen-adam/
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    edited May 2014
    Updated with 2 Lancaster location - thanks @donethat

    I'm going to leave Burr Oak off since it's not in Central Ohio, but thanks for the suggestion. People will still be able to see it in the thread if they are looking for something further out :)
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    We are using Clintonville Womans Club. Has the cabin rustic feel and very pretty gounds...they also let you bring in your own alcohol and are very open to things. The woman who does the planning is amazing. You can make the place into your own
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    donethatdonethat member
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    edited July 2014
    We are getting married at the amelita marolo barn. It just had everything we are looking for!  Cant wait till july 2015!
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    How much does liberty Presbyterian charge?
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    edited August 2014
    emanos said:

    How much does liberty Presbyterian charge?

    @emanos‌ Rates don't appear to be listed online. You should call the church to find out about cost and availability. GL!
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    @photokitty      Here's another for your list
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    Do you know of any reception locations close to Liberty Barn Church I'm having a wedding there and I don't want my family to have to drive to far to the reception especially since there from out of town and none of us are familiar with the area
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    Erikas08 said:
    Do you know of any reception locations close to Liberty Barn Church I'm having a wedding there and I don't want my family to have to drive to far to the reception especially since there from out of town and none of us are familiar with the area
    My friend had his reception at Northpointe (http://www.northpointecenter.com) after his wedding at Liberty. It is a 4.5 mile drive or 8 mins. Northpointe has on site lodging, but it can be limited depending on how busy they are the weekend of your wedding.

    I would also suggest looking at Polaris hotels (Hilton, Sheraton, etc) and ask if they would provide a shuttle to and from the church.

    GL! :)
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    You might want to add Water's Edge Event Center in Hilliard, OH. It has a very rustic lodge feel, beautiful deck overlooking a lake, exposed beams, a crows nest area. 
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    There are multiple country clubs in Powell. Try Kinsale, Scioto Reserve, Wedgewood. There's a conference center on the south side of Powell called Bridgewater. 
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    edited February 2015
    Try Dorral Farms in Marysville, Ohio.  Great location and owner is very nice to work with. You can bring in your own alochol but must use one of 2 caterers. We chose Janie and she has been great to work with.   
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