Recommended by 94%
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Jessica · Married on 08/05/2011
We held our 8/5/11 wedding reception at Columbus Gardens and couldn't have been more pleased! The price was the best we found, and you really can't beat the bang you get for your buck. Most of the reception venues we looked at had lots of hidden fees (mainly renting things you'd think would be included but weren't). Not Columbus Gardens! Here the hall, food, cake, cake cutter, champagne flutes, linens, tables, chairs, silverware, napkins, centerpieces, maitre de, open bar, etc etc were ALL included in the price (a price that was lower than most we found for just the food and bar at other places!). The cake was unbelievably beautiful and delicious, and so was the food. We had the option to have whatever meal we wanted as the bride and groom, and we asked to have what we chose for our guests because it was just too good to be passed up on. Pat was a huge help throughout the planning process. Everything went off without a hitch. I really can't emphasize enough how pleased we were with the entire event - from planning to their flexibility and responsiveness, the service we and our guests received at the reception (they were so on the ball!), the food, the way they treated our vendors, etc. Columbus Gardens comes HIGHLY recommended by us! My brother is getting married in the next 2 years and after seeing how well our reception went they plan to have their reception here also!
Lucretia · Married on 09/29/2018
Diane is the best
Diane made sure my day went perfect.....and it did. Everything was beautiful just as I planned it to be.
Gina · Married on 05/19/2018
Diane and the entire staff at Columbus Gardens were wonderful and such a pleasure to work with. Not only is this hall on the more affordable side (you only pay for the food/alcohol per head), but it is the perfect size for a wedding under 150 guests. They supplied the catering (you get tons of DELICIOUS food!!) cake (they work with the local Fenwick bakery), all linens, centerpieces (if you don’t want to bring/make them), tables, chairs, arch, and dishware. We had our ceremony there and it didn’t cost anything extra. Diane was my event coordinator and maitre de, and she couldn’t have been more polite, helpful, patient, and supportive! Planning a wedding yourself is stressful but having someone that experienced help you plan out your day and control the flow of events was an absolute blessing! If you are in doubt, schedule a tour! The hall doesn’t look like much from the outside but once you get inside it’s humungous! You have your choice of 3 different sized halls depending on your number of guests, a huge waiting area with big bathrooms, and a small bridal suite to get ready in. You also have the option of having your ceremony outside in a small field next to the building that is surrounded by trees and fenced off (we were going to have our ceremony outside but it had been raining ALLLLLLL week!), you would just be in charge of renting chairs and setting them up with a different company since they don’t usually perform outdoor ceremonies. That being said, I HIGHLY recommend this venue, especially for a budgeting bride. I couldn’t have been more happier with the turnout. Thank you guys for all of your hard work!!! ❤️
Kimberly · Married on 06/24/2016
Very pleased with the overall service
laura · Married on 10/03/2015
We used this venue for our reception on Oct 3rd. We worked with Pat throughout the whole process and she made things extremely easy for us. Our Maitre' D was an absolute pleasure to work with as well. Very attentive and extremely friendly. I am very happy with our decision to use Columbus Gardens!
Tricia · Married on 10/05/2013
The food, cake & service were EXCELLENT!!!! :) we were pleased with everything Columbus Gardens did for us!!! They just recently remodeled the place & we love the new color scheme they have going on! Mr. Fran & Ms. Pat were very easy to talk to & didn't mind me calling so much with all my questions:) so happy:)
JENNIFER · Married on 09/29/2012
The whole team was great. They were with me the whole day making sure everything was going good.
christina · Married on 04/30/2011
The staff and facility was great! they did a great job with setting up everyting i had brought to them. They did an even better job with the last minute things i brought the day of the wedding. The wedding cake was beautiful. Better than i had expected and the food was plenty and good.
Ashley · Married on 07/10/2010
Venue was perfect for us. We had about 100 guests. Location was very close to our church in Kingsville, parking lot was large and convenent. Planning process was very easy and well organized. Cost of Venue and service was amazing. Everything seemed to run very smooth from the moment we arrived till our departure. Loved having the open bar which our guests appreciated as well. Not the fancest place to have a wedding but very nice. Table linens and napkins were included but not chair covers. I had to order from C.C. Linens which made a huge differnce in the appearance. Overall we are very happy with the professionalism of Columbus Gardens
Michelle · Married on 06/27/2009
Columbus Gardens was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. We had a guest list of about 150 and we were trying to be as cost effective as possible. They offered so many things that other places charged extra for. Our menu consisted of 2 entrees, 2 sides, appetizers, one dessert, and THE CAKE!! My husband and I were able to choose a meal separate from the guests. They allowed us to have the open bar but we could also supply any other liquor or beer we wanted. AWESOME! They were so accommodating. We were having fish in our centerpieces at each table. At first they seemed a bit unsure of having the fish but we dropped them off the night before and everything worked out great. There was a party in our room prior to our reception but you would have never known. It was spotless and ready when our guests arrived. All of the workers were extremely attentive all night. The bartenders were great too!
Dawn · Married on 01/31/2009
Columbus Gardens is fantastic for a reception venue. We also used them for our rehearsal dinner.
They're flexible, their customer service level is outstanding. The food is VERY good....the price per person ran us approximately $44/per person, and that included deluxe open bar, 2 entrees, 2 veggies, and salad for each guest, as well as a veggie, cheese, and dip set-up as appetizers for our guests and a private spread for the wedding party before our introduction.
Jennifer · Married on 11/04/2016
My husband and I could not have been any happier with how everything turned out. Diane and was our coordinator and she was amazing! They answered any questions we had and made really great suggestions when we were unsure of things. Our experience with Columbus Gardens was fantastic, the food was delicious, our guests had an awesome time...we can't say enough good things about this venue :)
Lindsay · Married on 07/14/2007
When I first visited the building, the outside looks were a little decieving. However, the inside of the hall is beautiful! I was treated like a princess from the moment I made the initial appointment. Tina, went out of her way to make everything from the centerpieces, table cloths, and cake personalized for use. The staff throughout our wedding reception was extremely polite, respectful, and considerate of all of our guests. The food was delicious with numerous options to choose from. The cost was just under $40 a person with a full open bar, including all table linens, wedding cake, food, etc. The only problem I encountered was being able to book the hall, its a fairly popular place and books very quickly. I highly recommend using this facility!
Chelsea · Married on 08/18/2018
Ok so we were running pretty behind. I get it there is a time line that needs to be maintained. I do not care for the feeling of being constantly rushed like I did the entire evening. When we were doing pictures after our ceremony the coordinator comes out and says you have 2 minutes, then stood there starring. It is MY and MY HUSBANDS day. They could have said 2 minutes please. We would have said 5 minutes tops and they should have walked away for us to finish it is my time I paid for. By them standing there starring made us feel the sudden need to stop making us miss out on very important pictures. Then we agreed on table linens and such and they changed the colors with out consulting me, whatever it still looked amazing though. There are some positives they’re flexible on the count for the rooms, very very quick to respond, and the price couldn’t be beat. Table linens and such, cake, open bar, and a beautiful venu all included. I just wish they didn’t rush, that was a major downfall for me.
Jennifer · Married on 06/14/2008
I had my reception at Columbus Gardens and was overall very pleased. I felt like the customer service before the date of the reception was varied greatly. The first time I went with my mom and got excellent personal friendly service, but after that every time I called they sounded like I was some kind of idiot. The food was excellent, and the wedding cake was excellent as well. During the reception they were very attentive to the bridal party, although I think they could have communicated with the DJ a little better to keep things moving. Overall I was happy with the price, although in hindsight I probably should have shopped around a bit more. I was NOT a picky bride and it was the first place I walked in and I was like...this works and so I did it.
Megan · Married on 08/30/2013
Working with them up until the day was wonderful , my maitre de was horrible and so rude , the food was amazing , my tables and room was not set up the way u wanted it and they also did not give me some things that were promised.