Located in Powell, Ohio, Ohio Wildlife Center is a truly unique wedding venue. Its dedicated event area, the Bonner Barn, is available for rental and is situated within a scenic expanse of 20 wooded acres. The building was originally constructed in 1891 and was refurbished to bring it up to modern standards. Ohio Wildlife Center is also the home of conservation education, a wildlife hospital, and non-lethal wildlife control services, all supported causes when renting Bonner Barn.
Facilities and Capacity
The Bonner Barn offers couples a charmingly rustic location to hold their special event. Here, they can entertain their guests within the open, spacious floor plan. The barn can be decorated to match the couple’s wedding theme, or designed to meet the needs of another type of occasion. The space can comfortably accommodate 100 guests as well as other tables and displays. Couples who rent out the Bonner Barn will avail of an equipped kitchen, accessible bathrooms, and a lofted area. In addition to this, various necessities such as chairs and tables will be provided. Outside, a yard space, fire pit, and a covered porch will be set up for guests to use. Younger attendees may enjoy the included play area and all ages can observe a plethora of animals in their natural habitat.
An on-site venue coordinator is there to work through all the details with wedding couples, such as their two-hour setup time and add-on rentals. Speakers, a microphone, and other audiovisual equipment can be tacked onto a booking with ease. Events that require catering will have the option to employ Catering by Scott, Ohio Wildlife center’s official exclusive caterer. For extra excitement, the resident Animal Ambassadors present opportunities to partake in Animal Encounters, providing an experience that will not soon be forgotten. Animal Encounters feature creatures native to Ohio with dedicated human handlers. This wildlife-focused location is one in a million and welcomes inquiries from couples seeking a venue with a cause.
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Nova V. · Married on 11/25/2018
The Bonner Barn was a perfect venue for our son’s wedding celebration. We had 90 guests but had seating for 100. It comfortably accommodated 12 tables, a bar, appetizer station, cookie table and a gathering space for a receiving line. The food and food service were very good and our guests loved the cheeses and appetizers as well as the full course meal. The staff onsite was very attentive, professional and gave great suggestions to accommodate all situations before and during the event including use of technical equipment for a slide show. I would highly recommend a casual or formal event at this delightful venue. It is a hidden gem in our community!Sent on 04/24/2019
Ohio Wildlife Center's reply:Thank you so much Nova for your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your event here at Ohio Wildlife Center and hope to see you back!