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!
Facilities and Capacity
This venue is able to hold up to 275 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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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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
Sally · Married on 05/13/2017
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.Sent on 05/28/2017
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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.