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50-250
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
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About The Blackwell

Love is our Craft

 

The Blackwell is the only hotel on the grounds of the Ohio State University campus. This makes it a choice wedding destination for both alumni and couples who wish to be married in an upscale hotel just outside the vibrant downtown entertainment and arts district of Columbus, Ohio. Take wedding photos in the OSU stadium or with the stadium in the background.  Hold weddings of all sizes indoors or outdoors, including intimate gatherings and large receptions for up to 275 guests in the ballroom. Hold smaller weddings on the outdoor patio, which has the option of being tented.  

Facilities and Capacity

The Blackwell features three beautiful event spaces: the Reception Area and Plaza Level, Grand Ballroom, and Terrace Patio. The venue can accommodate up to 275 of your friends and family.

Complimentary Delights
* Reception Space including Plaza Level, Grand Ballroom & Terrace Patio
* Dedicated Wedding Coordinator to assist before & during Wedding
* Customized Wedding Menu by Executive Chef
* Private Menu Tasting for up to Four Guests
* Waived Ballroom Rental & Five Hours of Event Time
* Professional Banquet Captain & Staff dedicated to your Event
* Customized Ballroom Diagram
* 20 by 20 Wooden Parquet Dance Floor
* Staging & Risers for Band or Head Table
* Floor Length Poly Cotton Table Cloths & Coordinating Napkins
* Modern Designer China & Classic Oversize Flatware
* Blackwell Wedding Centerpiece with Votive Accent Candles
* Custom Monogram & Slide Show upon Request
* Waived Cake Cutting & Service Fees
* Discounted Hotel Rate for Wedding Guests
* Complimentary Overnight Suite for Couple with bottle of Champagne
* Walking accessibility to central Campus for Bridal Party Photography
* Close proximity to Short North, Arena District and Downtown Columbus
* Complimentary Pre-Arranged Shuttle service from Columbus Airport

Cuisine

The Blackwell wedding packages include an array of options where each package includes four hours hosted bar, hors d'oeuvres and the choice of plated or buffet dinner. Our Executive Chef customizes all menus to our couples. There are no two wedding menus alike!


Accommodations

The Blackwell offers 151 elegantly decorated guest rooms. Brides and grooms receive complimentary overnight accommodations and discounted hotel room rates for their wedding guests. Other amenities include: airport transportation, Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center and gym, and valet parking.

Location

The Blackwell is approximately 13 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport. The venue is in close proximity to Short North, Center of Science and Industry, and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Columbus

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We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Blackwell. Madison walked us through every step of the process and was always available to answer questions. The vendors she recommended were perfect and made our day beautiful! The outdoor ceremony ran very smoothly and looked super elegant. The cocktail hour and reception was perfect.
Our guests were excited about the food and drinks- it was all great. The chef at The Blackwell made sure our food tasted and looked exactly how we envisioned. I would highly recommend using The Blackwell as a site for a ceremony and/or reception. The staff was phenomenal and the rooms were perfect for our guests.

Profile Picture Lindsay, 7/1/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue
5.0

The Blackwell was amazing! The coordinator, Madison, who comes with signing into the venue was amazing and very helpful. The chef was very professional and did an excellent job. He gave us a quiz before creating the tasting menu to get to know the groom and I and then created a personalized menu. He did an absolutely wonderful job. The wedding was absolutely seamless! We did the ceremony at a church and probably wouldn't have chosen the Blackwell if we planned on doing the ceremony there because the outdoor area most people do the ceremony in is in the middle of the OSU business school and just not our style. Also, parking is not free in the area but there is reasonable valet parking.

Profile Picture Sally, 5/13/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
Services Used: Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Indoor, Wheelchair Access

The Blackwell Pricing

The Blackwell Price Rates

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $800.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $800.00
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$42.00
Buffet
$38.00
Stations
$45.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$22.00
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
China
Clean Up
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables/Chairs
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person:
Starting from $25.00
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Prices Include:
Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Signature Drink

The Blackwell FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
250
Guest Minimum
50
Event Spaces
4
Type
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant
Style
Classic, Elegant, Modern
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
250
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
25
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Reception
Bridal Shower
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Engagement Party
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Private Room
Exclusive Venue Use
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
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Gluten Free
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Cash Bar
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Aisle Markers
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Chairs
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Photos & Videos

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Book your Wedding and Receive a Free Upgrade!

$750.00 Value | Promo Code: BWELL2018
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Offer Expires: 03/31/2018
Available to the first 50 couples
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Professional Network & Endorsements

12 ENDORSEMENTS
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!

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

I love the location of this hotel! It captures the proud, vibrant essence of campus influenced Columbus. Additionally, it his an excellent staff to accommodate Bridal Events and guests. Last, it is a beautiful picture venue.

Such a pleasure to photograph events at The Blackwell! Cant wait to return..... Nancy and Judy

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2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210   See On Map
614-247-4000 (phone)
The Blackwell is a wedding venue from Columbus, Ohio servicing weddings throughout the local area, including The Ohio State University, Downtown Columbus, and Upper Arlington. The Blackwell is a professional venue that has been part of the Greater Columbus Area wedding industry since 2002 specializing in Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Post Wedding Brunch, Special Events.