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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Columbus , OH

LOCATION

1777 E. Broad St
Columbus, OH US 43203 (map)

PHONE

614-715-8100

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Choose from versatile venue options to make your wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens distinctive and personal. Beautiful, natural settings include the historic... Read more
Choose from versatile venue options to make your wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens distinctive and personal. Beautiful, natural settings include the historic John F. Wolfe Palm House with its soaring glass ceiling and indoor tropical gardens, the contemporary Veridian that opens to the picturesque Brides Garden, or the stately Grand Atrium to create timeless memories of your special occasion.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1895
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Tropical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1895
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Tropical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Kaitlin
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Franklin Park really doesn't need another glowing review because they are the best hands down. We picked the venue over a year out because it was so naturally gorgeous, no decorations were needed, and all the staff members were courteous, professional, and really the best of the best. Throughout the year of planning, the coordinators were very responsive and helpful as we planned our rather non-traditional wedding. On the day of, our coordinator was so calm and helpful even as small snafus popped up. The day was perfect, and it ran so smoothly because of the FPC staff.
Franklin Park really doesn't need another glowing review because they are the best hands down. We picked the venue over a Read more...
Franklin Park really doesn't need another glowing review because they are the best hands down. We picked the venue over a year out because it was so naturally gorgeous, no decorations were needed, and all the staff members were courteous, professional, and really the best of the best. Throughout the year of planning, the coordinators were very responsive and helpful as we planned our rather non-traditional wedding. On the day of, our coordinator was so calm and helpful even as small snafus popped up. The day was perfect, and it ran so smoothly because of the FPC staff. Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The most beautiful venue to have a wedding and a reception. They are very willing to work with the family and I was very impressed and appreciative for making my daughters wedding her "dream wedding come true" We used the Palm room for both wedding and reception. All I can say is Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thank you for everything!!
The most beautiful venue to have a wedding and a reception. They are very willing to work with the family and I was very Read more...
The most beautiful venue to have a wedding and a reception. They are very willing to work with the family and I was very impressed and appreciative for making my daughters wedding her "dream wedding come true" We used the Palm room for both wedding and reception. All I can say is Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thank you for everything!! Read less
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Eun
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have asked for a better venue! Lauren Mach is an AMAZING coordinator to work with! She answered all of my questions before I even asked them, and she made me feel at ease on the day of the ceremony! For the price of the venue, it's such a great value because you have the choice of an outdoor venue or an indoor! I loved the idea that they offered an inclement weather backup plan! Thanks again to Lauren and everyone else I have communicated with at FPC! You made our wedding day very special!
Couldn't have asked for a better venue! Lauren Mach is an AMAZING coordinator to work with! She answered all of my Read more...
Couldn't have asked for a better venue! Lauren Mach is an AMAZING coordinator to work with! She answered all of my questions before I even asked them, and she made me feel at ease on the day of the ceremony! For the price of the venue, it's such a great value because you have the choice of an outdoor venue or an indoor! I loved the idea that they offered an inclement weather backup plan! Thanks again to Lauren and everyone else I have communicated with at FPC! You made our wedding day very special! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in late June and had the most amazing experience on our big day, as well as throughout the entire wedding planning process with FPC! When you book the venue (and catering) through FPC, the contract also comes with amazing coordinators that help you from beginning to end (not just the day of). Our coordinators included Diana, Mary, Caitie (catering side) and Colleen (catering side), who were all fabulous. They were available whenever I had a question, and honestly cared about us. We had our wedding ceremony outside in the evening in the Bride's Garden, and couldn't have had more compliments from our guests. The venue is absolutely stunning and little to no decorations are needed. Following the ceremony, our cocktail hour and reception took place in The Grove outside (which overlooks the Bride's Garden). The space was beautiful, intimate and lovely. Our guests, family and friends had fantastic things to say about the wonderful service, location and overall atmosphere of the venue and wedding. Thank you so much for being accommodating and amazing throughout this process - I would definitely host another event at Franklin Park and recommend to others! Wonderful, intimate and beautiful experience!!!! And the food was fantastic!!! Thank you ladies!
My husband and I got married in late June and had the most amazing experience on our big day, as well as throughout the Read more...
My husband and I got married in late June and had the most amazing experience on our big day, as well as throughout the entire wedding planning process with FPC! When you book the venue (and catering) through FPC, the contract also comes with amazing coordinators that help you from beginning to end (not just the day of). Our coordinators included Diana, Mary, Caitie (catering side) and Colleen (catering side), who were all fabulous. They were available whenever I had a question, and honestly cared about us. We had our wedding ceremony outside in the evening in the Bride's Garden, and couldn't have had more compliments from our guests. The venue is absolutely stunning and little to no decorations are needed. Following the ceremony, our cocktail hour and reception took place in The Grove outside (which overlooks the Bride's Garden). The space was beautiful, intimate and lovely. Our guests, family and friends had fantastic things to say about the wonderful service, location and overall atmosphere of the venue and wedding. Thank you so much for being accommodating and amazing throughout this process - I would definitely host another event at Franklin Park and recommend to others! Wonderful, intimate and beautiful experience!!!! And the food was fantastic!!! Thank you ladies! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The Franklin Park Conservatory was my dream venue. The Events staff was highly knowledgeable and did everything possible to make my day exactly what I wanted. They answered all of my questions and worked with me every step of the way. Our wedding coordinator for the day, Mary, made sure everything went smoothly and on time for our big day! We highly recommend the Conservatory...It was the perfect venue!
The Franklin Park Conservatory was my dream venue. The Events staff was highly knowledgeable and did everything possible Read more...
The Franklin Park Conservatory was my dream venue. The Events staff was highly knowledgeable and did everything possible to make my day exactly what I wanted. They answered all of my questions and worked with me every step of the way. Our wedding coordinator for the day, Mary, made sure everything went smoothly and on time for our big day! We highly recommend the Conservatory...It was the perfect venue! Read less
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Keri
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Franklin Park helped to make my special day even better than imaginable. The venue was perfect and the staff was supper friendly. Megan was a huge help and moved things along on the appropriate time. Everyone loved it and had a great time!
Thank you.
Franklin Park helped to make my special day even better than imaginable. The venue was perfect and the staff was supper Read more...
Franklin Park helped to make my special day even better than imaginable. The venue was perfect and the staff was supper friendly. Megan was a huge help and moved things along on the appropriate time. Everyone loved it and had a great time!
Thank you. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Franklin Park Conservatory is such a beautiful venue. We received so many compliments about our ceremony and reception site. The staff was great to work with and made planning so easy.
Franklin Park Conservatory is such a beautiful venue. We received so many compliments about our ceremony and reception Read more...
Franklin Park Conservatory is such a beautiful venue. We received so many compliments about our ceremony and reception site. The staff was great to work with and made planning so easy. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was married outside on the Lower West Terrace and had our reception in the Palm House. FPC is an amazing venue and whether rain or shine it still feels like you are outside. You need minimal decorations for this place. Our coordinators were very responsive and helpful. I would definitely recommend to use FPC as your venue!
I was married outside on the Lower West Terrace and had our reception in the Palm House. FPC is an amazing venue and Read more...
I was married outside on the Lower West Terrace and had our reception in the Palm House. FPC is an amazing venue and whether rain or shine it still feels like you are outside. You need minimal decorations for this place. Our coordinators were very responsive and helpful. I would definitely recommend to use FPC as your venue! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Franklin park conservatory offers so much flexibility as a wedding venue. From the various locations to the expansive catering menu, I felt like we were able to have everything we wanted and stay within budget.
Franklin park conservatory offers so much flexibility as a wedding venue. From the various locations to the expansive Read more...
Franklin park conservatory offers so much flexibility as a wedding venue. From the various locations to the expansive catering menu, I felt like we were able to have everything we wanted and stay within budget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We love the location. We couldn't ask for a better place or day!
We love the location. We couldn't ask for a better place or day!
We love the location. We couldn't ask for a better place or day! Read less
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Monique
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
we got married in the garden it was beautiful
we got married in the garden it was beautiful
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Kaitie
Wedding:
8/3/2008
5.0/5.0
We got married in the Garden Pavilion and it was gorgeous. We received so many compliments about how great everything was. Everyone also loved the free tour during cocktail hour.
We got married in the Garden Pavilion and it was gorgeous. We received so many compliments about how great everything was. Read more...
We got married in the Garden Pavilion and it was gorgeous. We received so many compliments about how great everything was. Everyone also loved the free tour during cocktail hour. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Cassandra
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing location, great event coordinators. Made my wedding so special
Amazing location, great event coordinators. Made my wedding so special
Amazing location, great event coordinators. Made my wedding so special Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
This venue speaks for itself. Just visit FPC and you will know its a magical place. What isnt obvious is the quality of the staff at FPC. These folks took our wedding and made it into a perfect day. Calm, organized, wonderful staff makes all the difference on wedding day. A special thanks to Brandon, Colleen and Eliza for making our dreams come true. Highly highly recommend!
This venue speaks for itself. Just visit FPC and you will know its a magical place. What isnt obvious is the quality of Read more...
This venue speaks for itself. Just visit FPC and you will know its a magical place. What isnt obvious is the quality of the staff at FPC. These folks took our wedding and made it into a perfect day. Calm, organized, wonderful staff makes all the difference on wedding day. A special thanks to Brandon, Colleen and Eliza for making our dreams come true. Highly highly recommend! Read less
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The Poseys
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I LOVED IT!!! This is a must do if you are planning on having a wedding in the Columbus, Ohio area. The scenery and establishment screams class and sophistication. If this is what you are wanting, you would definitely love this place. Family and friends were in AWE. Thank you Franklin Park Conservatory.
I LOVED IT!!! This is a must do if you are planning on having a wedding in the Columbus, Ohio area. The scenery and Read more...
I LOVED IT!!! This is a must do if you are planning on having a wedding in the Columbus, Ohio area. The scenery and establishment screams class and sophistication. If this is what you are wanting, you would definitely love this place. Family and friends were in AWE. Thank you Franklin Park Conservatory. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Great Place to get married! You have your own wedding cordinator that works with you one month before the wedding. They also do a great job the day of the wedding to make sure you stay on track, and they work with the caterer,dj and photographer to make sure everything goes smoothly. Natalie Wolf helped me with my wedding, she is awesome!
I had my wedding August 21, The Palm House is not air conditioned so if you don't want to risk the heat then I would get married October-April. Otherwise they have air conditioning units you can rent for 100$ ea. they help a little bit. Me and all my guests still had a blast dancing even though it was a little stuffy.
If you get married in the Palm House you feel like you are getting married in the rainforest! It's beautiful! =)
Great Place to get married! You have your own wedding cordinator that works with you one month before the wedding. They Read more...
Great Place to get married! You have your own wedding cordinator that works with you one month before the wedding. They also do a great job the day of the wedding to make sure you stay on track, and they work with the caterer,dj and photographer to make sure everything goes smoothly. Natalie Wolf helped me with my wedding, she is awesome!
I had my wedding August 21, The Palm House is not air conditioned so if you don't want to risk the heat then I would get married October-April. Otherwise they have air conditioning units you can rent for 100$ ea. they help a little bit. Me and all my guests still had a blast dancing even though it was a little stuffy.
If you get married in the Palm House you feel like you are getting married in the rainforest! It's beautiful! =) Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Shelly
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
The Franklin Park Conservatory was an amazing venue for both my daughter's ceremony and reception! The ceremony was in the Grand Atrium in front of the chihuly exhibit, which made for an amazing back-drop. Our caterer then flipped the room so that we could have the reception there as well. All of the bridal consultants were very easy to get ahold of and very responsive to my many questions throughout the process. Unfortunately it rained the day of and we had to switch gears for the cocktail hour, since the original plan was to be outside on the Zen Terrace. The FPC team pitched in to make this happen in the Veridian room instead. Eliza was our bridal consultant for the day - she had lots of great suggestions at our walk through and she did a nice job keeping us on schedule throughout the day. I would highly recommend the Franklin Park Conservatory, you will not be disappointed!
The Franklin Park Conservatory was an amazing venue for both my daughter's ceremony and reception! The ceremony was in the Read more...
The Franklin Park Conservatory was an amazing venue for both my daughter's ceremony and reception! The ceremony was in the Grand Atrium in front of the chihuly exhibit, which made for an amazing back-drop. Our caterer then flipped the room so that we could have the reception there as well. All of the bridal consultants were very easy to get ahold of and very responsive to my many questions throughout the process. Unfortunately it rained the day of and we had to switch gears for the cocktail hour, since the original plan was to be outside on the Zen Terrace. The FPC team pitched in to make this happen in the Veridian room instead. Eliza was our bridal consultant for the day - she had lots of great suggestions at our walk through and she did a nice job keeping us on schedule throughout the day. I would highly recommend the Franklin Park Conservatory, you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
What a breathtaking and beautiful place!! They were very flexible with letting us use different areas for different cultural events for our wedding. It was a beautiful, but warm, day in the Palm House, and they helped keep our guests comfortable and happy. You barely have to even decorate because this venue is so gorgeous!!
What a breathtaking and beautiful place!! They were very flexible with letting us use different areas for different Read more...
What a breathtaking and beautiful place!! They were very flexible with letting us use different areas for different cultural events for our wedding. It was a beautiful, but warm, day in the Palm House, and they helped keep our guests comfortable and happy. You barely have to even decorate because this venue is so gorgeous!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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lizzyb
Wedding:
10/2/2011
4.9/5.0
Guests said this was the best wedding food ever- enough said.
Guests said this was the best wedding food ever- enough said.
Guests said this was the best wedding food ever- enough said. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Destiny
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.8/5.0
The Franklin Park Conservatory was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had the ceremony in the Palm House and the reception on the West Terrace. It couldn't have been more beautiful. We picked the FPC for two main reasons: it fit our California theme and we were able to minimize the amount of additional decoration needed which eased some of the planning from out of town. The Palm House was a little warm even with the coolers they have, but lucky for us it was a beautiful evening and the reception on the West Terrace was perfect. Everyone I worked with at the FPC was very helpful in answering my questions and making sure everything was planned out well. Their experience with weddings really showed. I found them to be accommodating to special requests within reason (e.g. ladybug release and using a liquor not on their regular list for the specialty drink). Overall, the venue was perfect for us and the staff was wonderful!
The Franklin Park Conservatory was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had the ceremony in the Palm House and the Read more...
The Franklin Park Conservatory was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had the ceremony in the Palm House and the reception on the West Terrace. It couldn't have been more beautiful. We picked the FPC for two main reasons: it fit our California theme and we were able to minimize the amount of additional decoration needed which eased some of the planning from out of town. The Palm House was a little warm even with the coolers they have, but lucky for us it was a beautiful evening and the reception on the West Terrace was perfect. Everyone I worked with at the FPC was very helpful in answering my questions and making sure everything was planned out well. Their experience with weddings really showed. I found them to be accommodating to special requests within reason (e.g. ladybug release and using a liquor not on their regular list for the specialty drink). Overall, the venue was perfect for us and the staff was wonderful! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/30/2013
4.8/5.0
FPC was a beautiful venue and the staff has the wedding routine down to a fine art. Eliza in sales answered all of our questions before signing a contract and emails with questions and details later on too. She was always quick to answer back.

Megan, our event coordinator for everything leading up to and on the big day was AWESOME!!!!!!!! If there were hassles, we never heard about it. If we needed anything, she was able to get it. She had everything on schedule, made sure everyone was in their place at the proper time, and our entire day went off without a glitch. Our day was smooth and easy because of her help and her happiness to be a part of our big day.

Our only complaint was that we spent the money to rent 4 way cools (their large fans/AC units) but they never moved them so only certain people got relief while others sweltered in the hot August evening. Also they didn't cool the room nearly as much as they implied they would when we rented them. It was still very hot in the Palm House.
FPC was a beautiful venue and the staff has the wedding routine down to a fine art. Eliza in sales answered all of our Read more...
FPC was a beautiful venue and the staff has the wedding routine down to a fine art. Eliza in sales answered all of our questions before signing a contract and emails with questions and details later on too. She was always quick to answer back.

Megan, our event coordinator for everything leading up to and on the big day was AWESOME!!!!!!!! If there were hassles, we never heard about it. If we needed anything, she was able to get it. She had everything on schedule, made sure everyone was in their place at the proper time, and our entire day went off without a glitch. Our day was smooth and easy because of her help and her happiness to be a part of our big day.

Our only complaint was that we spent the money to rent 4 way cools (their large fans/AC units) but they never moved them so only certain people got relief while others sweltered in the hot August evening. Also they didn't cool the room nearly as much as they implied they would when we rented them. It was still very hot in the Palm House. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/13/2008
4.7/5.0
It is so beautiful here. It was out of our price range but we fell in love with it and made cuts elsewhere because I could not picture getting married anywhere else after going to the conservatory. It is a unique place and we are unique people. The Palm House is where we had both our ceremony and reception. All areas of the convervatory are beautiful though. You can not possibly have more great photo ops than there are here. It is costly, but we feel it was worth every single penny. We got married on a Sunday to save money and forgo the bar minimum.
It is so beautiful here. It was out of our price range but we fell in love with it and made cuts elsewhere because I could Read more...
It is so beautiful here. It was out of our price range but we fell in love with it and made cuts elsewhere because I could not picture getting married anywhere else after going to the conservatory. It is a unique place and we are unique people. The Palm House is where we had both our ceremony and reception. All areas of the convervatory are beautiful though. You can not possibly have more great photo ops than there are here. It is costly, but we feel it was worth every single penny. We got married on a Sunday to save money and forgo the bar minimum. Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
6/27/2014
4.7/5.0
We were very happy with our choice of Franklin Park for our recent wedding. We had our ceremony on the West terrace and reception in the palm house. The location was beautiful. Everyone at Franklin park was great to work with and our day of coordinator Diana was wonderful and made sure everything ran smoothly on the day of the wedding.
We were very happy with our choice of Franklin Park for our recent wedding. We had our ceremony on the West terrace and Read more...
We were very happy with our choice of Franklin Park for our recent wedding. We had our ceremony on the West terrace and reception in the palm house. The location was beautiful. Everyone at Franklin park was great to work with and our day of coordinator Diana was wonderful and made sure everything ran smoothly on the day of the wedding. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/13/2013
4.6/5.0
Amazing! They were wonderful people to work with! They were very helpful and knew exactly what worked best and what looked good! My only complaint is that we were required to have our ceremony at a certain time that could not be adjusted which caused my reception to seem very short (this could have also just been me having so much fun and being very busy talking to everyone!). But everyone said that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to (yay!!!) and that they had a blast! Everything ran perfectly and if I could do it again, I would have it there in a heartbeat! No other venue even can compare to FPC. Great job!
Amazing! They were wonderful people to work with! They were very helpful and knew exactly what worked best and what looked Read more...
Amazing! They were wonderful people to work with! They were very helpful and knew exactly what worked best and what looked good! My only complaint is that we were required to have our ceremony at a certain time that could not be adjusted which caused my reception to seem very short (this could have also just been me having so much fun and being very busy talking to everyone!). But everyone said that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to (yay!!!) and that they had a blast! Everything ran perfectly and if I could do it again, I would have it there in a heartbeat! No other venue even can compare to FPC. Great job! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/18/2009
4.6/5.0
The Palm House at Franklin Park is an amazing place to hold a dream wedding. Our theme was a "garden party" wedding, and the plants/palms/flowers made a beautiful backdrop for the reception. The service was great too - everyone we worked with was so helpful in helping us to have the perfect wedding day.
The Palm House at Franklin Park is an amazing place to hold a dream wedding. Our theme was a "garden party" wedding, and Read more...
The Palm House at Franklin Park is an amazing place to hold a dream wedding. Our theme was a "garden party" wedding, and the plants/palms/flowers made a beautiful backdrop for the reception. The service was great too - everyone we worked with was so helpful in helping us to have the perfect wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Our wedding was held Memorial Day weekend on the West Terrace, with the Palm House as the indoor back-up location. Despite the long winter, the gardens were absolutely gorgeous! We had a fusion Hindu/American wedding and the events staff was extremely flexible during the planning process, even when our plans kept changing. Our coordinator, Nicole, was fantastic on the day of the wedding and the rehearsal in terms of getting everybody on the same page and keeping things running. The staff was professional and the set-up and tear-down went smoothly and quickly.

The one downside is that the rental price was at the higher end of our budget ($3000 for a 10-3 rental on Sunday) and the beverage minimum was out of our price range. However, they allowed us to bring in bottled water for our guests and we had no complaints about the venue or the staff.

We appreciated that guests could have free use of the conservatory, and the various halls provided beautiful photos during our first look and after pictures. We were also allowed access to the conservatory at 8 AM on the day of the ceremony, and the extra time was definitely needed.
Our wedding was held Memorial Day weekend on the West Terrace, with the Palm House as the indoor back-up location. Despite Read more...
Our wedding was held Memorial Day weekend on the West Terrace, with the Palm House as the indoor back-up location. Despite the long winter, the gardens were absolutely gorgeous! We had a fusion Hindu/American wedding and the events staff was extremely flexible during the planning process, even when our plans kept changing. Our coordinator, Nicole, was fantastic on the day of the wedding and the rehearsal in terms of getting everybody on the same page and keeping things running. The staff was professional and the set-up and tear-down went smoothly and quickly.

The one downside is that the rental price was at the higher end of our budget ($3000 for a 10-3 rental on Sunday) and the beverage minimum was out of our price range. However, they allowed us to bring in bottled water for our guests and we had no complaints about the venue or the staff.

We appreciated that guests could have free use of the conservatory, and the various halls provided beautiful photos during our first look and after pictures. We were also allowed access to the conservatory at 8 AM on the day of the ceremony, and the extra time was definitely needed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/7/2012
4.5/5.0
I have to say that I am so happy that we got married and had out reception here. Everything was absolutely beautiful and OMG, the food was amazing! I tried other caterers and they had nothing on their in-house chef. We has beef tenderloin filets that were perfection! Restaurant quality for sure. The staff was wonderful to work with, very nice and helpful. I wouldn't have changed a thing!
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I have to say that I am so happy that we got married and had out reception here. Everything was absolutely beautiful and OMG, the food was amazing! I tried other caterers and they had nothing on their in-house chef. We has beef tenderloin filets that were perfection! Restaurant quality for sure. The staff was wonderful to work with, very nice and helpful. I wouldn't have changed a thing! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.4/5.0
Loved the venue's look. Was absolutely satisfied with the picture places all over the venue. Really too expensive of a venue for just having only a ceremony though. Would recommend to others.
Loved the venue's look. Was absolutely satisfied with the picture places all over the venue. Really too expensive of a Read more...
Loved the venue's look. Was absolutely satisfied with the picture places all over the venue. Really too expensive of a venue for just having only a ceremony though. Would recommend to others. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
This venue is so beautiful and the staff is so friendly and helpful. The only negative is how expensive it is to rent. We had our ceremony on a Thursday evening on the West Terrace with the reception in the Palm House. It was perfect. They say that the palm house can hold 170 guests- we had about 120 and it was the perfect amount of space. We didn't have to break any tables down after dinner to make a dance floor.
This venue is so beautiful and the staff is so friendly and helpful. The only negative is how expensive it is to rent. We Read more...
This venue is so beautiful and the staff is so friendly and helpful. The only negative is how expensive it is to rent. We had our ceremony on a Thursday evening on the West Terrace with the reception in the Palm House. It was perfect. They say that the palm house can hold 170 guests- we had about 120 and it was the perfect amount of space. We didn't have to break any tables down after dinner to make a dance floor. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.3/5.0
Great venue with wonderful staff who did everything they could to make our day perfect. A little pricey and restrictive on caterers, but for such a unique venue it was definitely worth it for me. The palm house was warm, but not overly so in early April and provided an amazing tropical feel.
Great venue with wonderful staff who did everything they could to make our day perfect. A little pricey and restrictive on Read more...
Great venue with wonderful staff who did everything they could to make our day perfect. A little pricey and restrictive on caterers, but for such a unique venue it was definitely worth it for me. The palm house was warm, but not overly so in early April and provided an amazing tropical feel. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.0/5.0
The Franklin Park Conservatory was a good choice for our wedding. It was absolutely gorgeous, and people enjoyed how the whole place was laid out. We didn't need to do a lot of extra decorating because the site was already so pretty. Our choice of table clothes and centerpieces add the flair that the Palm House needed.

The biggest problem I had with the service at the Conservatory was a substandard sound system. My guests had a very, very difficult time hearing what the pastor, the groom, I, and other speakers had to say. The music was even a little difficult to make out. I'm not sure what the deal was, but the sound system was substandard.
The Franklin Park Conservatory was a good choice for our wedding. It was absolutely gorgeous, and people enjoyed how the Read more...
The Franklin Park Conservatory was a good choice for our wedding. It was absolutely gorgeous, and people enjoyed how the whole place was laid out. We didn't need to do a lot of extra decorating because the site was already so pretty. Our choice of table clothes and centerpieces add the flair that the Palm House needed.

The biggest problem I had with the service at the Conservatory was a substandard sound system. My guests had a very, very difficult time hearing what the pastor, the groom, I, and other speakers had to say. The music was even a little difficult to make out. I'm not sure what the deal was, but the sound system was substandard. Read less
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amyannosu
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.0/5.0
Franklin Park Conservatory is one of the most gorgeous spaces in Columbus. It is costly, but for the most part, is worth every penny. Also, money can be saved by having an afternoon or Sunday wedding, which is one of the reasons we had our wedding on a Sunday. Also, the staff at FPC are very knowledgeable and since they are basically a wedding factory, they know what they are doing. Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous and memorable for our guests, and we couldn't recieve more compliments. The weather even cooperated for our outdoor ceremony on the West Terrace, and our reception in the Palm House. There are two things the FPC staff do need to work on: flexibility and communication. There are many, many rules at FPC and the staff are very unwilling to budge on them. They are many fees, many excessive, should you break any of the rules. I will say there were a couple of issues we had that they were flexible on, but it took much convincing to get there. Also, we were miscommunicated to regarding the price (they wanted to charge us a Saturday night rental rate even though we were on a Sunday, just because it was during Labor Day weekend, without telling us before) - they ended up adjusting the room rental but never the beverage minimum. Overall, I would recommend FPC to others because the day of the wedding, everything was absolutely beautiful and our day went very smoothly.
Franklin Park Conservatory is one of the most gorgeous spaces in Columbus. It is costly, but for the most part, is worth Read more...
Franklin Park Conservatory is one of the most gorgeous spaces in Columbus. It is costly, but for the most part, is worth every penny. Also, money can be saved by having an afternoon or Sunday wedding, which is one of the reasons we had our wedding on a Sunday. Also, the staff at FPC are very knowledgeable and since they are basically a wedding factory, they know what they are doing. Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous and memorable for our guests, and we couldn't recieve more compliments. The weather even cooperated for our outdoor ceremony on the West Terrace, and our reception in the Palm House. There are two things the FPC staff do need to work on: flexibility and communication. There are many, many rules at FPC and the staff are very unwilling to budge on them. They are many fees, many excessive, should you break any of the rules. I will say there were a couple of issues we had that they were flexible on, but it took much convincing to get there. Also, we were miscommunicated to regarding the price (they wanted to charge us a Saturday night rental rate even though we were on a Sunday, just because it was during Labor Day weekend, without telling us before) - they ended up adjusting the room rental but never the beverage minimum. Overall, I would recommend FPC to others because the day of the wedding, everything was absolutely beautiful and our day went very smoothly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
Franklin Park, in and of itself, is a beautiful venue. And my daughter's wedding there turned out beautifully. But the venue is expensive, and every time you turn around there is an additional fee. The other negative aspect is that their staff turnover is fairly high. I think we had 3 people assigned and re-assigned to us. Going over the detail forms over and over with new people was a little stressful. I will say, however, that at the end of the day, the on-site staff did what they needed to do, and everything turned out really well. Our guests were incredibly impressed with Franklin Park and everyone had a great time. This is a great place if you don't mind paying for it. It is especially nice if you want to have both a ceremony and reception at the same place and/or if you want the option of indoor and outdoor space.
Franklin Park, in and of itself, is a beautiful venue. And my daughter's wedding there turned out beautifully. But the Read more...
Franklin Park, in and of itself, is a beautiful venue. And my daughter's wedding there turned out beautifully. But the venue is expensive, and every time you turn around there is an additional fee. The other negative aspect is that their staff turnover is fairly high. I think we had 3 people assigned and re-assigned to us. Going over the detail forms over and over with new people was a little stressful. I will say, however, that at the end of the day, the on-site staff did what they needed to do, and everything turned out really well. Our guests were incredibly impressed with Franklin Park and everyone had a great time. This is a great place if you don't mind paying for it. It is especially nice if you want to have both a ceremony and reception at the same place and/or if you want the option of indoor and outdoor space. Read less
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unhappybride
Wedding:
8/10/2008
3.6/5.0
Although I did not care for many of the people that worked there, I did really enjoy my personal coordinator.

She was wonderful, helpful and calm the day of my wedding.

The venue was beautiful and it made for some great pictures.

My only complaint is that they do a lot of weddings, so you aren't really a priority until it gets closer to your wedding. We didn't do a lot of the planning until about a week before the wedding. It made me very nervous.

Overall, there were many issues with my wedding and different vendors, but not with Franklin Park.
Although I did not care for many of the people that worked there, I did really enjoy my personal coordinator.

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Although I did not care for many of the people that worked there, I did really enjoy my personal coordinator.

She was wonderful, helpful and calm the day of my wedding.

The venue was beautiful and it made for some great pictures.

My only complaint is that they do a lot of weddings, so you aren't really a priority until it gets closer to your wedding. We didn't do a lot of the planning until about a week before the wedding. It made me very nervous.

Overall, there were many issues with my wedding and different vendors, but not with Franklin Park. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
The venue is beautiful and everything went just like i wanted. My wedding was great!
Colleen, Client Services Manager, is great! Didn't like our wedding coordinator though, it seems that she hates her job or she is just not a happy person, her name is Eliza. She was kinda impatient during the rehearsal and everyone noticed it. My brides-made told me she wasn't willing to help at all during the wedding. Good thing I didn't rely much on her.
The venue is beautiful and everything went just like i wanted. My wedding was great!
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The venue is beautiful and everything went just like i wanted. My wedding was great!
Colleen, Client Services Manager, is great! Didn't like our wedding coordinator though, it seems that she hates her job or she is just not a happy person, her name is Eliza. She was kinda impatient during the rehearsal and everyone noticed it. My brides-made told me she wasn't willing to help at all during the wedding. Good thing I didn't rely much on her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
Beautiful venue. Had a little difficulty with our coordinator not really stepping up when needed, but overall would definitely use FPC again.
Beautiful venue. Had a little difficulty with our coordinator not really stepping up when needed, but overall would Read more...
Beautiful venue. Had a little difficulty with our coordinator not really stepping up when needed, but overall would definitely use FPC again. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
9/2/2011
3.2/5.0
Beautiful venue and setting in Bride's Garden was perfect. Not really flexible on event logistics, but made it work.
Beautiful venue and setting in Bride's Garden was perfect. Not really flexible on event logistics, but made it work.
Beautiful venue and setting in Bride's Garden was perfect. Not really flexible on event logistics, but made it work. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.1/5.0
My wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory was beautiful, however there are some things that need to be tweaked for future brides. First, when I booked my space they offered me the bridal suite, no one told me that if other weddings booked that we would be kicked out of the wedding suite. I was notified 24 hours before my wedding that we wouldnt have the suite and we were placed in classrooms on the lower level. Second, they are not flexible at all with alcohol. They dont provide you with a running tab so you will NOT know how much you are over or under at the end of the evening so this can be annoying when planning a budget. Lastly, I wanted pictures in Bride's Garden area of the Conservatory and we were forbidden to take pictures there because it was rented out for the evening.The Bride's Garden was empty at the time and we still were not able to get a quick photo. Prepare to spend alot and be hit with rigid rules at the last minute. Wont be recommending FPC to anyone.
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My wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory was beautiful, however there are some things that need to be tweaked for future brides. First, when I booked my space they offered me the bridal suite, no one told me that if other weddings booked that we would be kicked out of the wedding suite. I was notified 24 hours before my wedding that we wouldnt have the suite and we were placed in classrooms on the lower level. Second, they are not flexible at all with alcohol. They dont provide you with a running tab so you will NOT know how much you are over or under at the end of the evening so this can be annoying when planning a budget. Lastly, I wanted pictures in Bride's Garden area of the Conservatory and we were forbidden to take pictures there because it was rented out for the evening.The Bride's Garden was empty at the time and we still were not able to get a quick photo. Prepare to spend alot and be hit with rigid rules at the last minute. Wont be recommending FPC to anyone. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/18/2014
3.0/5.0
This venue is beautiful. There is no question of that. If you have an unlimited budget and don't mind a lot of rules and restrictions, then I would recommend FPC. I was really frustrated by their rigid rules and regulations and their beverage service policies ticked me off. FPC is very expensive for what they deliver, which is why I rated "Value" lower than I would have. It is truly beautiful and I liked my event coordinator. However, you aren't assigned one until a month before your event and it's quite nerve wracking when you're trying to plan a wedding.
This venue is beautiful. There is no question of that. If you have an unlimited budget and don't mind a lot of rules and Read more...
This venue is beautiful. There is no question of that. If you have an unlimited budget and don't mind a lot of rules and restrictions, then I would recommend FPC. I was really frustrated by their rigid rules and regulations and their beverage service policies ticked me off. FPC is very expensive for what they deliver, which is why I rated "Value" lower than I would have. It is truly beautiful and I liked my event coordinator. However, you aren't assigned one until a month before your event and it's quite nerve wracking when you're trying to plan a wedding. Read less
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JD
Wedding:
10/21/2007
2.8/5.0
All I can say is that the atmosphere and scenery of our ceremony and reception area was the only reason why we stuck through it all with Franklin Park. We rented the Palm House and in the sunlight, it was absolutely beautiful. But we did run into a few snags along the way. There was a marathon event going on that morning and we made sure when we booked that date that there was nothing else going on - wouldn't you believe it, we didn't find out about the marathon until a couple days before. We also had planned out for the dressing rooms to be in a certain area way in advance. Well about a week before the wedding, they moved us to these small bathrooms - which wasn't a huge deal, but it was just the fact that they seem unorganized and not very knowledgeable about certain things until the last minute. All in all, it was a great place to have our wedding and I would choose that place again if I had to do it all over again.
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All I can say is that the atmosphere and scenery of our ceremony and reception area was the only reason why we stuck through it all with Franklin Park. We rented the Palm House and in the sunlight, it was absolutely beautiful. But we did run into a few snags along the way. There was a marathon event going on that morning and we made sure when we booked that date that there was nothing else going on - wouldn't you believe it, we didn't find out about the marathon until a couple days before. We also had planned out for the dressing rooms to be in a certain area way in advance. Well about a week before the wedding, they moved us to these small bathrooms - which wasn't a huge deal, but it was just the fact that they seem unorganized and not very knowledgeable about certain things until the last minute. All in all, it was a great place to have our wedding and I would choose that place again if I had to do it all over again. Read less
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Jamie and Adrain
Wedding:
9/21/2013
2.7/5.0
I was really disappointed with the quality of service. If i had not fallen in love with the venue I would have had my wedding somewhere else. The wedding spaces they offer are breathtaking. The service, not so much. They were not accomodating, our coordinator disappeared when we needed her most and we had to send our photographer on a search mission. Luckily the quality of my wedding did not suffer but I would not recommend this venue to another bride.
I was really disappointed with the quality of service. If i had not fallen in love with the venue I would have had my Read more...
I was really disappointed with the quality of service. If i had not fallen in love with the venue I would have had my wedding somewhere else. The wedding spaces they offer are breathtaking. The service, not so much. They were not accomodating, our coordinator disappeared when we needed her most and we had to send our photographer on a search mission. Luckily the quality of my wedding did not suffer but I would not recommend this venue to another bride. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
8/25/2012
2.2/5.0
Honestly, the place is beautiful. However, they will tell you one thing and then do another thing. They will charge you for anything they can. They will say one policy for one bride and another policy for another bride- caught them in their lies several times. Not sure if this was my caterer fault or theirs but they started tearing down their tables in chairs mid reception (I'm talking 10pm) and we had the place till midnight. Very distracting. It wasn't like the party was over, most of my guests were still there. There wasn't an option to make your event earlier due to wanting the possibility to have an am and pm west terrace wedding.....unless you wanted to pay for the morning too at full price...which means per their policy even if your time starts at 6pm, your wedding cannot take place until 6:30.....making cocktail hr usually around 7-8 and then your guests are not eating until later....they should really consider changing that to being able to start at 4:30 or 5 IMO. I could go on forever. Basically, I probably wouldn't consider a reception there if I had to do over again. I would have just had the wedding there or go for pictures there prior to a wedding somewhere else. Also, one of my big pet peeves is that with the lights outside, palm house lighting and rail lights with my tea lights I shouldn't need any extra lighting. Yeah....that wasn't right we were eating in the dark. It was fine for everything else because my dj put on his lighting but still....you need extra lighting out there.
Honestly, the place is beautiful. However, they will tell you one thing and then do another thing. They will charge you Read more...
Honestly, the place is beautiful. However, they will tell you one thing and then do another thing. They will charge you for anything they can. They will say one policy for one bride and another policy for another bride- caught them in their lies several times. Not sure if this was my caterer fault or theirs but they started tearing down their tables in chairs mid reception (I'm talking 10pm) and we had the place till midnight. Very distracting. It wasn't like the party was over, most of my guests were still there. There wasn't an option to make your event earlier due to wanting the possibility to have an am and pm west terrace wedding.....unless you wanted to pay for the morning too at full price...which means per their policy even if your time starts at 6pm, your wedding cannot take place until 6:30.....making cocktail hr usually around 7-8 and then your guests are not eating until later....they should really consider changing that to being able to start at 4:30 or 5 IMO. I could go on forever. Basically, I probably wouldn't consider a reception there if I had to do over again. I would have just had the wedding there or go for pictures there prior to a wedding somewhere else. Also, one of my big pet peeves is that with the lights outside, palm house lighting and rail lights with my tea lights I shouldn't need any extra lighting. Yeah....that wasn't right we were eating in the dark. It was fine for everything else because my dj put on his lighting but still....you need extra lighting out there. Read less
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