Hi there! We are looking at a few venues through Cbus Parks & Rec. Specifically the Wolfe Shelterhouse in Bexley or the Retreat at Turnberry in Pickerington. The one in Pickerington is like 3 miles away from our home, which would be super convenient as we have a toddler who would go home early with probably my mom. We would ideally do the ceremony outside and then the reception indoors (however our wedding will probably be in the 50-60 person range so would have room to do the ceremony indoors if weather did not permit. (probably in front of the fireplace at either).
Has anyone attending a reception at either of these? We visited Wolfe over the weekend and I liked it (could do without the florescent lighting, but whatever), but haven't been able to check out the Turnberry one yet other than driving by (and peeking through the windows
). The bar setup there is kind of cool, but I'm worried it's a bit dark and a may feel smaller with the lower ceiling). As far as our wedding, we're looking for a casual fun vibe, probably with BBQ or other "comfort" food, ice cream bar and beer/wine. I still want it to feel like a wedding vs. a BBQ though!
My fiance thought Wolfe was too small but I think he's just having trouble envisioning it all set up (it holds 100).
I'm leaning towards the Wolfe shelterhouse, but would like some other brides' opinions!