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Located on historical Darby Dan Farm, along the banks of Big Darby Creek, Darby House offers total exclusivity and privacy in a gated estate. No noisy highway, a long, gated drive to the venue and private exclusive access to all 1,200 acres of event space. On your day, Darby House becomes your estate.

The Darby House accommodates up to 250 guests seated with additional capacity for cocktail receptions and other large-scale gatherings. Because of the Darby House’s unique design, exclusivity and picturesque setting it serves as the perfect backdrop for any event.

*All inclusive packages
*Incredible bridal party suites to get ready in
*Stunning outdoor/indoor waterfront ceremony space

A tree-lined lane, wooden bridges over tranquil creeks, open farmland, wooded paths, and creek-side views — no matter what your dream wedding looks like, you’ll find it at Darby House.

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Clean Up
Event Planning
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Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Photo booth

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Casey Married on 10/23/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Wedding Experience

The Darby House is a beautiful venue with so many amenities that made for a wonderful wedding experience. Having the entire property to yourself gives your guests a private and spacious event space. We had our ceremony outdoors on the patio, dinner in the dining room, and cocktail hour and dancing in the racing room. This allowed us to enjoy the entire space, with a quiet space away from the dance floor for anyone who needed a break!

Darby House provides a day of coordinator, who helps keep everything running smoothly, from directing vendors as they arrive and set up, to making sure the ceremony starts on time, to helping with the flow of the wedding. In the planning period, you are matched with this same coordinator, so they really get to know you and your event. We were with Nicole originally, but after our postponement we worked with Jade. We were planning from out-of-state, so most of our meetings were by phone or conversing via email. Jade was always willing to check on our requests or verify information. She was fantastic on our wedding day, helping keep the bridal parties on time, setting out place cards and decor, driving us around for photos, making sure the lights were dimmed and dinner and dessert were served... She took away the list of worries you have leading up to the day, and made sure my husband and I, and our parents, could enjoy ourselves!

The Darby House provides a GoogleDoc for planning that was very comprehensive, detailing everything we didn’t know we needed to decide, but was also a bit finicky to fill out. Hopefully some of that was related to pandemic-restrictions, and it will be back to fully editable in the future!

When we wanted to postpone due to the pandemic, the Darby House was able to accommodate our request for our preferred new date. A silver lining to this was that during the slow 2020 season, Darby House underwent renovations that we were able to enjoy! The bridal suite is spacious and beautifully lit. We were able to have hair and makeup for the entire bridal party, as well as lovely bridal photos in this space. Meanwhile, the groomsmen enjoyed hanging out in their own room, complete with foosball.

As far as other vendors, there is a selection of caterers to pick from. The Darby House can provide suggestions to other vendors they’ve worked with (their DJ suggestion was amazing!). They were more than willing to accommodate our vendors, and the day-of coordinator handles communication the week of the wedding, which was one less thing for us to worry about!

There are a number of provided amenities and extras that you can select to personalize your experience. There are multiple bar packages to choose from (Darby House has their own liquor license, so they supply all bartenders and alcohol, but are happy to work with you on signature drinks). There is a wide assortment of linen colors available. Arbors can be borrowed for the ceremony, as well as easels and a few decor items. Chairs can be upgraded if you would like (we stuck with the standard option).

We received so many compliments on the space all night from our guests! It looked magical! The river is a lovely backdrop, and floor to ceiling windows in every room mean the indoor space feels bright and open. To take advantage of the property, the couple can be taken on the golf cart to take pictures throughout the property. If you’re looking for a venue with beautiful natural setting, but an elevated interior, look no further than the Darby House.
Taryn J. Married on 10/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking Wedding Venue!

I don't even know where to began with this review. First off, this venue is absolutely stunning and by far was the best all around venue in Columbus. The staff exceeded my expectations and truly made our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be. Alexa, our coordinator, was amazing and very detail oriented. She was able to answer all of my questions in a timely manner and work with us on our budget and help us with everything we wanted for our wedding day. Nicole was also amazing to work with and very helpful and detailed. The staff treats you like family and was able to help us with anything we needed on wedding day and allow everything to flow smoothly. Our guests all commented on how beautiful our venue was. Sure, it is a little pricey but in the end it was truly worth it for us as we couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else. I highly recommend this venue. Be sure to reach out and book early!
Mackenzie Married on 09/16/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Our experience with Darby House was absolutely amazing! From day one, we were very comfortable with the staff and their kind, warm, professional personalities. Alex was our coordinator and I cannot say enough how amazing she was. By the end of our wedding day, she did not feel like just our event coordinator, but a friend. Every time we met with Alex we left feeling very calm and at ease. With the staff at Darby house, we knew our wedding was in good hands. Brenda was also with us for our wedding day and she was a great presence to have. She was an amazing help and we really enjoyed getting to know her. I would absolutely recommend Darby House for your event!
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Nicole  McCrate
Nicole McCrate
Director of Sales and Marketing


My name is Nicole! My love for weddings comes from my early days of working for a catering company in NE Ohio where I learned how to host and execute special events. I have been in the Hospitality industry for 7 years and moved to Columbus to coordinate weddings. I now get to oversee the beautiful Darby House venue which is the perfect retreat for any wedding! We have 1,200+ acres of gorgeous land with both indoor and outdoor spaces to create a charming, rustic affair. I am a very creative soul and love working with each couple to help celebrate their special day!

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Darby House frequently asked questions

Darby House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Darby House for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
Darby House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Darby House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Darby House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
Darby House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
Darby House is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in flexibility.

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