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The Wenbeck at Little Bear is a charming wedding venue in Lewis Center, Ohio. Set upon a lush golf course, our unique event facility offers beautiful waterfront views, spacious green areas, and comfortable interiors. By marrying here, you can look forward to celebrating on a luxurious estate close to local attractions such as the Polaris Mall and numerous hotels. Our venue is available to couples without an official club membership, allowing you flexibility and freedom when making your booking.

Facilities and Capacity

By hosting your wedding at The Wenbeck at Little Bear, you can expect a magical and memorable experience, whatever the season. The stunning entrance area features a rustic stone fireplace, creating a cozy spot for taking photographs or chatting with guests. Our elegant ballroom overlooks the scenic golf course and outdoor pond, providing you with a stunning focal point while dining. It is also equipped with a floor-to-ceiling projection screen that you can use for displaying photos or playing slideshows. If you are gathering in the waterside pavilion, you can take in the views beyond fully retractable glass doors or raise a toast with loved ones. For complete comfort, this space is fitted with ceiling fans and heaters, which can be used at any time of the year. To help you prepare for the festivities, we offer two newly built get-ready suites for your private use.

Services Offered

At The Wenbeck at Little Bear, we are committed to offering top-quality services to make your wedding day flow seamlessly. Our professionally trained service staff will be available to help set up and clean up before and after the gathering. We can also assist you with organizing catering and bar services for your wedding reception. Free parking is available to ensure guests have a convenient and timely entrance to your event. Before your big day arrives, we recommend you book a tour with us to get an insight into all we can offer.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

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
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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Reviews of The Wenbeck at Little Bear

5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
28 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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The Wenbeck at Little Bear Golf Club is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. Skyler and John, along with their staff, are praised for their exceptional service, responsiveness, and attention to detail. The venue itself is described as beautiful, with a stunning backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and a spacious reception hall. The flexibility to bring in outside caterers and the availability of a golf cart for transportation are also appreciated. Overall, reviewers highly recommend The Wenbeck for a seamless and memorable wedding experience.

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The Wenbeck at Little Bear Golf Club is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. Skyler and John, along with their staff, are praised for their exceptional service, responsiveness, and attention to detail. The venue itself is described as beautiful, with a stunning backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and a spacious reception hall. The flexibility to bring in outside caterers and the availability of a golf cart for transportation are also appreciated. Overall, reviewers highly recommend The Wenbeck for a seamless and memorable wedding experience.

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5.0/5 28 reviews
Google
4.4/5 174 reviews
Karmyn
Karmyn Sent on 05/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Absolute Best

This is going to be long but stick with me – you will thank me! There are truly not enough words to describe how amazing Skyler and John are at The Wenbeck and how choosing this venue was the best decision we made during wedding planning. From the moment we met with Skyler, my husband and I knew that this was the place we would have our wedding. When you’re planning a wedding, you have to meet with SO many vendors and have to vet them all without really having any clue what you’re doing or what to look for (at least that’s how we felt having never done it before!). You will look at and read so many different policies and contracts and as time goes on, we got pretty good at figuring out who was trying to make money off of us and who really wanted to be a part of making the wedding everything WE wanted it to be. When we first went to The Wenbeck, we were instantly impressed with how beautiful it was, both inside and out. When we sat down to talk specifics, Skyler was organized, knowledgeable and so incredibly transparent. The conversation felt like sitting down with a friend who was showing you the ropes and not like we were being pitched an offer from a salesman. She was able to answer every question we had and knew down to the penny exactly what each cost was for and what the money covered. We had left other appointments questioning where the numbers came from on our quotes or questioning what the ambiguous fees added at the bottom went towards. There was none of that here. They offer SO much and their pricing is more than fair.

The grounds are absolutely gorgeous. There is not a blade of grass out of place and the pavilion is the most gorgeous building you will find. It is clean, simple and the glass walls make you feel like you are outside even if you have to be inside. The ballroom is updated and pristine. The views are endless! You could not put a single piece of décor in there and it would still be beautiful. Their bar package is absolutely unbeatable, and people were thrilled with what we had at the wedding. We heard over and over how impressed people were with the vast number of choices offered both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. We opted for their top package and the price was less than most places beer and wine only packages. We chose the upgraded chairs because they have the most beautiful, well maintained chivari chairs that look like they have never been sat in that we knew we had to have. We had toured other venues that had similar chairs, but they were tattered with chipped paint and had discolored cushions. We had the option to open up the putting course during our cocktail hour and knew we had to do it. The fee was minimal, and you get your money back if the weather does not cooperate. Everything was customizable to what we wanted and that is something we did not find other places. We wanted to extend the reception a bit later and start cocktail hour a bit earlier and they did that for us without hesitation and did not price gouge us whatsoever for anything we wanted to modify from the standard. On the day of the wedding their entire staff was professional, prompt, courteous and were just extensions of Skyler and John. You can tell that they all are vested in what they do in the way that you don’t often see.

Unfortunately, we were met with an immense number of bumps in the road during our wedding planning process and Skyler and John were always right there ready to jump in and help wherever and however they could. They both are so knowledgeable about the wedding industry as a whole and provided us with so much advice and support way beyond what would be expected of the venue coordination team. I truthfully don’t know what we would have done without them. Whenever we ran into problems or didn’t know what to do or how to navigate a problem, they were right there ready to help. This is what really sets The Wenbeck apart from other venues. They treat you like family and they genuinely want you to have the best wedding possible. Skyler felt more like a matron of honor than a venue coordinator to me throughout the process, and there’s just no way to really explain how valuable that was to my husband and I. You absolutely will not find any venue better than The Wenbeck. The value, attention to detail, commitment to you as the client, beauty of the venue and blessing that Skyler and John are unmatched. This place has a heart, and you will see it and feel it from the moment you walk through the door.
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Veronica W. Sent on 05/23/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue ever!

Truly the best venue we could have chosen for our special day. Skyler made sure all our questions were answered and never made us feel like we were an inconvenience. She always responded within the day if not the next. Her and John both made our rehearsal and wedding day go exactly how we wanted to and were the biggest help! Couldn’t recommend them enough!
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Julia B. Sent on 05/23/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Decision!

My husband and I got married this past weekend at The Wenbeck and there aren't enough words to describe how incredibly thrilled we are with our experience! Skyler and John, the owners/coordinators, are PHENOMENAL and we have absolutely adored working with them. From the moment we toured, we were impressed with not only how immaculate the grounds were kept but also with how organized they were and how valued we felt. At no point during our planning process did we ever feel like "just another couple" to them. We felt like old friends from the moment we entered! It didn’t matter what time of day we reached out with questions, they were there for us no matter what, always willing to help. They are so passionate about what they do and you’ll feel it the moment you meet them!

We looked at a total of - wait for it - fourteen (!!) different venues in the Columbus area and as soon as we met with them, the choice was obvious. Skyler and John are so authentic and genuine and went above and beyond to make our day everything we had hoped for, and then some! We absolutely cannot recommend this team and their property enough. Our guests LOVED the venue; we had so many people come up to us all night saying how gorgeous it was (the sunsets there are incredible!), and they loved getting to play mini golf during our cocktail hour!

We will truly miss working with Skyler and John and thank them a million times over for helping us create the day of our dreams. We would choose this venue over and over again! If you're looking for a venue in the Columbus area, look no further - I promise you won't find a more passionate, attentive, and hardworking team!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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The Wenbeck at Little Bear frequently asked questions

The Wenbeck at Little Bear includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at The Wenbeck at Little Bear includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
The space offered by The Wenbeck at Little Bear for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Waterfront
The Wenbeck at Little Bear offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Wenbeck at Little Bear offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Wenbeck at Little Bear offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Wenbeck at Little Bear offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Tables
The Wenbeck at Little Bear is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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