About The Blackwell
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.
* 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
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!
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.
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