Imagine your wedding taking place against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful works of art in the country. As one of the most unique wedding venues in the area, we at the Columbus Museum of Art offer just that. Our experience is meant to be artful and personalized, making sure everything from the rehearsal dinner to the last dance is immaculate. Located in the heart of downtown, CMA is one of the city’s most revered institutions, setting the stage for one-of-a-kind wedding experience.
Facilities and Capacities
The Columbus Museum of Art offers nine distinct event spaces. From reception spaces, bridal suites, to cocktail hour, CMA can accommodate any aspect of your wedding day. The museum offers ornate architectural details and allows guests to view more than fifteen individual galleries. Our outdoor sculpture garden and balcony overlook provide a beautiful and tranquil location for photos, ceremonies, and cocktail hours.
Columbus Museum of Art understands that your wedding day can be stressful, therfor we offer a variety of services to make your big day as easy as you as possible. From set up to clean up, the hardworking event staff at Columbus Museum of Art are ready to take on any task to make your big day a success! Additional services include:
Columbus Museum of Art offers both in-house catering and in-house bar services. Couples can choose from a wide variety of dining options on the in-house menu. The team at Columbus Museum of Art are willing to customize the menu for your and adhere to any dietary restrictions you may have. The bar service provides a large selection of fine wines, beers, and spirits. The Columbus Museum of Art also allows couples to choose from a list of preferred caterers.
While Columbus Museum of Art does not offer on-site lodging, the venue is nestled in the heart of downtown Columbus. This will ensure that you and your guests have variety of places to stay leading up to and following your wedding day. Columbus Museum of Art also offers ample on-site parking and wheelchair accommodations.
Recommended by 90% of couples
Lauren · Married on 05/23/2015
When my fiancé (now husband) and I were searching for a ceremony location, we wanted to find something that would fit our vintage, classic theme, and the Columbus Museum of Art perfectly fit our vision in every way! He is an artist, and owns his own art business, and so this venue was absolutely perfect for us! From the moment we met Katie Laux, who was our event coordinator, we knew we were in good hands! I absolutely LOVE her!! She is such a wonderful and fantastic person, and that truly shows in her work!! She always responded to my emails within hours, and helped us bring our dream ceremony to life! Our ceremony was in the Derby Court, and it would not have been more beautiful. The sky lighting was the best part – the sun shone through on us throughout the ceremony! Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the ceremony was. Katie’s motto for the entire weekend (both rehearsal and ceremony) was “You don’t have to think, I do the thinking for you” and it could not have been more true! She was so organized and orchestrated everything for us, between the set up and flow of the rehearsal, organizing the readers, helping out our officiant in any way, and helping our photographer orchestrate my fiancé and I giving each other gifts prior to the ceremony without seeing each other! I cannot say ENOUGH good things about Katie and the Columbus Museum of Art! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding!! It was truly our dream wedding!Sent on 06/07/2015
Annie · Married on 05/23/2015
This was the most beautiful venue ever. My photos and videos were perfection.Sent on 07/15/2015
Katie, the event manager makes your day run so smooth, she helped contact all my vendors and tell them where to go, and day of she helped coordinate. She responded to my 100s of e-mails and was AWESOME.
Your guests even get to walk around the museum all night. We also did cocktail hour at the museum, so no one had to leave at all.
HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend!
Holly · Married on 07/05/2014
The Columbus Museum of Art not only provided a gorgeous and unique backdrop for our wedding but also was the perfect solution for my husband and I (I am Catholic, he is not)! Our ceremony was held in Derby Court and the the beauty and grace of the room, combined with the glass ceiling and abundance of natural lighting gave us exactly what we were looking for! You have freedom and creative with your decor (we had a few floral arrangements and a heritage/unity candle table) and the room seats 215. Katie Laux, our coordinator at the museum was an absolute pleasure to work with, from being prompt and efficient with our meetings and my (countless :)) emails to have champagne waiting for us in the bridal room the morning of the wedding! Not to mention the stunning pictures our photographers were able to capture!!! It was an absolute dream location!!! Holly P.Sent on 07/31/2014