Grange Insurance Audubon Center

505 W Whittier St. Columbus, OH 43215, Columbus, OH 43215 Map · Phone number
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About Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Less than a 10 minute walk from downtown Columbus, the Grange Insurance Audubon Center lies on a fragile green oasis, a tiny jewel, a hidden haven for wildlife and birds along the Scioto River.

Description

Set amid a once industrial landscape, the area dramatically changed, owing to a partnership betweenthe National Audubon Society, City of Columbus and Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks with the creation of the Scioto Audubon Metro Park. GIAC opened in 2009 and is a nature center that serves two functions- an educational sanctuary and a monitor for the Important Bird Area. Thousands of birds ... migrating from Central & South America use this spot along the Scioto River as a stopover during their long journeys.

In an effort to help people achieve GIAC's mission of introducing people to nature, as well as supporting programs, the Audubon Center offers a rental of its various facility spaces. We would like to express our thanks for your interest in holding your special event at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. By choosing to hold your function at GIAC, you are helping to support these broad conservation objectives:
-Reducing & sustaining management of invasive exotic threats to the Scioto Audubon Metro Park
-Increasing & restoring land and river zones along the Scioto River
-Providing nature-based educational programming for the greater Columbus community, in an effort to create a connection to nature and encourage environmental stewardship
-Protecting and monitoring the Scioto-Greenlawn Important Bird Area as to understand the vulnerable and native populations of birds

We have a variety of rental packages available to suit your event needs. Please contact us for more information or to set up a time to tour our unique facility!

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Our backyard
Our backyard
Amazing city views!
Amazing city views!
Gorgeous natural landscaping
Gorgeous natural landscaping
Rustic chic at its finest
Rustic chic at its finest
Colored lanterns available
Colored lanterns available
Photo opportunities galore
Photo opportunities galore
String lights set the mood
String lights set the mood
Ceiling draping possible!
Ceiling draping possible!
Center lawn deck ceremony
Center lawn deck ceremony
Skyline view ceremony space
Skyline view ceremony space
Sunset
Sunset
Boho Chic lawn ceremony
Boho Chic lawn ceremony
When the party begins!
When the party begins!
Chivari chic on the lawn
Chivari chic on the lawn
Center lawn ceremony
Center lawn ceremony
Natural light and florals
Natural light and florals
Dimmable white lanterns
Dimmable white lanterns
From dining to dancing!
From dining to dancing!
What's a wedding without cake?
What's a wedding without cake?
Winter evening glam
Winter evening glam
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Wetlands photo
Wetlands photo
Photo opp on the path
Photo opp on the path
Corporate functions as well
Corporate functions as well
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Our backyard
Our backyard

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20 Reviews for Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Lizzy M. · Married on 12/29/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We LOVE the Audubon + The Metro Cuisine Team!

    We looked at a bunch of wedding venues- there are so many great options in Columbus- I am so grateful we chose the Audubon Center! It was the perfect venue for us! We worked with Cynthia from Metro Cuisine and she is truly the best! My husband and I are from Columbus but now live out of state- planning a wedding without being in the area has the potential to be overwhelming and confusing- but Cynthia made it a breeze! She is so communicative and responsive and she has incredible attention to detail. She recommended vendors for us (music, DJ, florist, photographer) and we were thrilled with their work as well! Metro cuisine catered and the food was fabulous and the catering staff was amazing! They were so attentive throughout the evening and saved us extra appetizers. The ambiance of the Audubon is so lovely- with string lights draped from the ceiling and fires going in the indoor and outdoor fireplaces- the whole building looked magical! Our guests enjoyed the convenience of having the ceremony + reception all in one location- and the surrounding areas around the building are so beautiful- it’s perfect for photography. I love that we got to enjoy a natural setting- while still having the convenience of being downtown and close to everyone’s hotels. For anyone choosing their venue, I can not recommend this beautiful space and the Metro Cuisine team (especially Cynthia!) enough.

    Sent on 11/27/2019
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    Katie · Married on 09/02/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Having our wedding the Grange Insurance Audubon Center was a dream come true & it might be the most perfect venue in Columbus! We were looking for a unique venue that mixed our love of the outdoors with the city and the Audubon delivers. There are several locations outside to have your ceremony and the space inside for the reception is truly one of a kind. It's a beautiful mix of nature, industrial elements while all being surrounded by the city skyline. We were able to rent out the entire Center (for a great price) and had it for our wedding from 3pm-1am. They have Metro Cuisine as their catering partner and honestly, I loved only having one choice for catering. Metro was AWESOME to work with and they do a fantastic job with the Audubon venue. If you are looking for a beautiful, unique venue with an awesome team definitely look into the GIAC.

    Sent on 09/18/2018
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    Alicia · Married on 05/19/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Grange Insurance Audubon Center was truly the perfect wedding venue. The flow from cocktail hour to dinner to dancing was all cohesive and natural. Then you throw in the skyline and the outdoor area with seating and a fireplace- simply perfection. The venue is unique which guests love, it isn't stuffy or too casual, it's a perfect happy medium. We performed our wedding ceremony on the south lawn adjacent to the bike path & it was spectacular. The two massive trees were perfectly in bloom and the birds chirped the entire ceremony, creating the perfect soundtrack. Shout out to our caterer, Bosc & Brie. If I remember correctly, they no longer service weddings at The Grange Insurance Audubon Center but if for some reason you can hire them, DO IT. They were beyond amazing & simply perfect.

    Sent on 05/24/2018

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Grange Insurance Audubon Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 2100
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1100
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

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