The Westin Great Southern Columbus is an historic wedding venue located in downtown Columbus that is prepared to help mirror your personality and style on your wedding day. Our venue combines contemporary elegance with modern service and amenities to bring you a truly special place to say "I do". Contact The Westin Great Southern Columbus today to guarantee your spot at this unique venue!
Facilities and Capacity
This venue is able to accommodate up to 300 guests on the day of your event. Utilize the Grand Ballroom, a perfect place to host your reception. This space is adorned with original stained glass windows, white marble floors and floor-to-ceiling windows and mirrors. You won't find any other venue in the area that boasts this much grace and sophistication.
The Westin Great Southern Columbus is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:
Couples can choose from a wide variety of serving options, including buffet, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated and stations.
This venue is located on the south end of downtown Columbus, only a few blocks away from the center of town or German Village. Here, you and your guests can be a part of the city, while being the main attraction in our Grand Ballroom. Stroll through any of the riverfront parks or see a show at any of the local theaters, only a short walk away.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Shaina · Married on 02/18/2017
We had an absolutely magical wedding ceremony and reception at the Westin! We were looking for an indoor ceremony and reception venue downtown for our February wedding, and the Westin stood out as the most elegant venue we looked at. Working with Penny was so easy, she was so organized and confident even when I was stressed! She responded to emails and questions throughout planning process quickly and was always willing to meet if we needed to. I couldn't decide if I needed a day of wedding coordinator, but Penny assured me that she would be our coordinator, and I'm so glad I didn't spend the money on someone extra. Having our hotel, ceremony, and reception all in one place made everything so simple, especially because I was worried it would be a snowy day (it ended up being 60 degrees and sunny!) I think we ended up saving quite a bit of money since we didn't need to book lots of extras (hotel room, transportation, brunch the next day, etc). I can't recommend the staff and the Westin enough as a wedding venue!Sent on 05/10/2017
Jaynie · Married on 01/05/2019
We absolutely loved using the Westin as our reception venue. We worked with one wedding planner at the beginning, but shortly after booking, she moved. With that, we worked with Natalie for the majority of the planning and she was absolutely incredible. We met twice before the wedding to talk through the details and she answered countless emails with lots of questions. The day could not have went better and the Westin staff was fantastic, both at the hotel overall and those working the event. We were very happy with the food (steak and goat cheese stuffed chicken) and the alcohol (we did the highest package). The only thing that was just okay were the appetizers. It was very important to us that there was not much waiting around for food- and this was perfect for the evening. We also had our guests meet us at the hotel bar the Friday before the wedding. The staff was great there. We had 60+ rooms reserved at the hotel for out of town guests. Caitlin was very helpful with the block and all of our guests seemed happy with their rooms!Sent on 01/10/2019
Danielle Growler · Married on 12/14/2018
This is simply the most beautiful ballroom in the city. The food was so good our family and friends were talking about it the next day.Sent on 02/21/2019
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We ADORE working with the Westin Columbus and their brides! As one of the classiest upscale venues in Columbus, we enjoy bringing their brides visual dreams come true within the Westin's beautiful event spaces. They are always easy to work with and provide top notch customer service.
I love the look of the posh Westin Hotel. When I play a harp job there, I have good help from the time I drive up to the front door. The gentlemen greeters/porters ask how they can help and stand back if I say "this only I carry!" I'm particular with my expensive gold leaf harp, bench & stand. I've played for the Re-Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Two weeks of High Tea following, many corporate events and also several weddings/cocktail hours. I always feel like I'm in an important place! Miriam Weber Brown, Harpist
Can't say enough about the wonderful staff and beautiful venue....The Westin has plenty of room for you and your guests to dance the night away. I look forward to working this venue again.... Mark Kesel