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. Inquire more about The Blackwell and begin to bring your wedding dream to life!
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Facilities and Capacity
This venue is able to 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 are sure to create the perfect atmosphere for a night to remember.
The Blackwell is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:
Pick from a wide range of serving options for your celebration, including buffet, family style, hors d’oeuvres, plated and stations. Create your ideal menu from their many decadent American-style cuisine options. If you are in need of accommodation for dietary restrictions or needs, please inform The Blackwell’s catering staff when planning your meals.
This venue is located on the Ohio State University campus near the Fisher College of Business. Not only will you be able to enjoy all of the city’s best businesses and hotels, but you will be able to take photos using the OSU football stadium.
47 Reviews for The Blackwell
Recommended by 96% of couples
6 User photos
Angela Evans · Married on 07/18/2020
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’t 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.
Photos: City and Country PhotographySent on 07/22/2020
nichole · Married on 05/26/2018
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.Sent on 06/08/2018
Celeste · Married on 07/22/2017
When my now husband proposed in December 2016, we had absolutely no idea what we were looking for in a venue. We knew we wanted a summer 2017 wedding, if possible, and went to at least 10 different venues. Big, small, indoor, outdoor... you name it. When we found The Blackwell, it just felt like everything clicked for us. For starters, Madison Martin is worth her weight in GOLD. She is hands down the best asset and perk to hosting your wedding at The Blackwell! She held my hand every step of the way, and helped me with every decision. She connected me to the majority of my vendors as well, all of whom I loved. We also absolutely loved having our ceremony, reception, and hotel block all in the same place. This was a HUGE perk for us! The Blackwell made everything effortless. They listened to every detail, and gave us the wedding of our dreams. From decor to the amazing food, you absolutely cannot go wrong at the Blackwell!Sent on 08/30/2017
The Blackwell Price Rates
Book your 2021 or 2022 wedding reception at The Blackwell and receive a complimentary Late Night Snack (up to $500 value)
Late Night Snack options include:
Contact our Wedding Coordinator, Michaela, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-247-4008 today!
Team of The Blackwell
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Hi! I'm Michaela, and I'm the Wedding Coordinator here at the Blackwell. I've worked with many different types of events, but weddings remain my favorite. Celebrating your forever love with family and friends, it's absolutely wonderful! I'm super excited that you're considering the Blackwell for your wedding. It's a beautiful venue for your lifelong memories, so let's set-up a time to chat about your special day!
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!
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!
Enjoyed working at this beautiful venue. Staff was very professional and accommodating.