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Pricing information

Price range: $12,000 - $20,000 Price range: $10,000 - $18,000
Couples usually spend $18,000 Couples usually spend $16,000
Reception
$12,000 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Bar service
$35 per person
Reception
$10,000 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Bar service
$35 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through November. These prices are available for the months of December through April.

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Event coordination
Quality catering
Guests comfort
Amenities

About

On WeddingWire since 2014

The Blackwell is an elegant hotel and ballroom wedding venue catering to the needs of couples getting married in the Columbus area. This venue is the only hotel on The Ohio State University campus and is perfect for alum or those who seek a modern wedding venue.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue can hold up to 250 of your friends and family for a grand wedding. Utilize any of their three event spaces on the day of your event. Say your vows on the Terrace Patio, perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Host your reception in the Grand Ballroom or Reception Area; both feature a contemporary design for a modern yet sophisticated feel. Stylish lighting fixtures, custom uplighting, and banquet-style seating create the perfect atmosphere for a night to remember.

Services Offered

The Blackwell is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination. Their services include:

  • Wedding cake
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Lighting/sound
  • Shuttle bus
  • Event rental
  • Wheelchair access


Cuisine

Pick from a wide range of serving options for your celebration, including buffet, family style, hors d鈥檕euvres, plated, and stations. Create your ideal menu from their many decadent American-style cuisine options. If you need accommodation for dietary restrictions or needs, please inform The Blackwell鈥檚 catering staff when planning your meals.

Location

This venue is located on the Ohio State University campus near the Fisher College of Business. Not only will you enjoy all of the city鈥檚 best businesses and hotels, but you will also be able to take photos using the OSU football stadium.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$12,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$10,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine
Specialty Beer

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
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Frank Sent on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Blackwell Inn

We had an amazing time at The Blackwell for our wedding. Allison did an amazing job as our catering manager and coordinating the timeline. She was very attentive to our needs and requests and communication was excellent throughout the planning process. Chef David Heckathorn created a delicious menu that was truly one-of-a-kind. The Blackwell staff from top to bottom was very helpful and professional. The catering crew, the bartenders, the front desk, the housekeeping鈥ll made us feel like our special day was indeed special. Our wedding was one of the best days of our lives, and our guests had an amazing time. A large part of the success was due to the Blackwell venue and their staff for hosting an amazing event. Thank you!
Angela
Angela E. Sent on 07/22/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Attention to Detail

To say our wedding day was perfect is a huge understatement. The venue has been courteous, helpful, informative, and above all with the pandemic they were upfront and always eager to problem solve in a way that worked with CDC guidelines and our wishes.
The venue was not only pristine but also updated and beautiful. We were able to have options on where we wanted our ceremony to take place and have a backup plan for rain.
We worked with Michaela throughout the majority of our planning and as our date became closer we also worked with Melodie. Michaela has obviously been through this process many times before as she is organized, professional, supportive, and especially kind. Both women treated us like their top priority in every conversation, email, meeting, and even video chat when the physical meeting wasn鈥檛 timely.
When we arrived at the hotel to the minute we left, the amenities and care every single staff member took with our family was beyond what we expected. Not one individual had any issues and every aspect of the day was carefully thought out and planned. We were offered every accommodation we could have dreamed of and more.
We have run into complications with the university and our postponed reception date however with the help of the Michaela and Melodie even this situation has been stress free so far.

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Nichole Sent on 06/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating
The venue was absolutely beautiful and the people there are so helpful. The events coordinator was a God send for me. She was with me every step of the way.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

12 Endorsements
Devoted Columbus Devoted Columbus Wedding Planners

This is a beautiful venue. Love the ballroom and the terrace! But lets talk food - they have such a creative chef that wants to really learn about the bride and groom in order to create the best memorable and customized menus you will ever get! I wanted to have an event just so he would create one for me! Jaime is such a pleasure to work with - staff incredible - I can't rave enough!

Bloomtastic Florist Bloomtastic Florist Wedding Florists

We have had the pleasure of designing several weddings at the Blackwell. I always look forward to going there! The staff is friendly and helpful and the ambiance is inviting. I love the outdoor area--it's private and intimate. It looks great with or without the tent! And you can have Brutus at your wedding...nothing beats that!

EXCEL DESIGN GROUP EXCEL DESIGN GROUP Wedding Decor & Lighting

Enjoyed working at this beautiful venue. Staff was very professional and accommodating.

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