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The Blackwell

Columbus , OH

LOCATION

2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH US 43210 (map)

PHONE

614-247-4000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Whether your guest list reaches 50 people or 250 people, The Blackwell has the perfect place for you. The Blackwell sets a new standard in romantic elegance. Offering the best and most... Read more
Whether your guest list reaches 50 people or 250 people, The Blackwell has the perfect place for you. The Blackwell sets a new standard in romantic elegance. Offering the best and most complete wedding services by creating unique personal events, from your bridal shower to your first year anniversary celebration, our wedding coordinator combines the finest linens, center pieces and cuisine for the perfect event.

Your Blackwell Wedding Experience begins your journey to "happily ever after" by setting a new standard in romantic elegance. Our expertise and attention to detail, along with experienced staff and a personal wedding coordinator, allow you peace of mind on your special day. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2003
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
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?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
151
Number of suites
20
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2003
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
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?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
151
Number of suites
20
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Mary
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent place to hold an event with exceptional staff! They are all willing to help and accommodate all your needs.
Excellent place to hold an event with exceptional staff! They are all willing to help and accommodate all your needs.
Excellent place to hold an event with exceptional staff! They are all willing to help and accommodate all your needs. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Rachel Remy, with The Blackwell, far exceeded our expectations. Everything was beyond what we had hoped for and I will highly recommend this venue for a wedding.
Rachel Remy, with The Blackwell, far exceeded our expectations. Everything was beyond what we had hoped for and I will Read more...
Rachel Remy, with The Blackwell, far exceeded our expectations. Everything was beyond what we had hoped for and I will highly recommend this venue for a wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Julie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding coordinator, Rachel, was extremely responsive to all my and my families emails and questions throughout the entire process. We had never ending questions and she responded to all of them in a timely manner.
There were a lot of small, personal touches that were very helpful and nice. For example, the Presidential Suite is complimentary the night of the wedding, as long as it is available. This was such a wonderful room! We also reserved it for Friday night so it allowed me a place to stay the night before but then also gave the ladies a place to get ready the day of the wedding. That worked really well.
Also, as the ceremony was about to begin, Blackwell staff took the box of envelopes and gifts up to the suite for us so that they weren't sitting out unwatched and then it was also waiting in our room for us. It's nice that none of my family had to worry about doing that.
The staff also left my new hubby and I a small plate of cheese, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne, and a note of congratulations in our suite the night of our wedding. What a nice touch to end the evening!
We also loved that we were able to change the location of our ceremony from inside the ballroom to outside underneath their tailgating tent less than 48 hours before our wedding. We saw that the weather was going to be gorgeous and asked the coordinator if we could move the ceremony outside and it was no problem! She said they just need at least 24 hours notice. Some other venues we had interviewed needed a one week notice to change from outside to inside, so our last minute change being accommodated was great!
The service at the wedding was fantastic and the food was great! We had no complaints on any part of the planning process or the execution of our wedding day. The only thing that wasn't quite as planned was that we wanted the sides of the tent to be completely rolled up and they weren't. They were just tied open, but it wasn't a big a deal.
The wedding coordinator, Rachel, was extremely responsive to all my and my families emails and questions throughout the Read more...
The wedding coordinator, Rachel, was extremely responsive to all my and my families emails and questions throughout the entire process. We had never ending questions and she responded to all of them in a timely manner.
There were a lot of small, personal touches that were very helpful and nice. For example, the Presidential Suite is complimentary the night of the wedding, as long as it is available. This was such a wonderful room! We also reserved it for Friday night so it allowed me a place to stay the night before but then also gave the ladies a place to get ready the day of the wedding. That worked really well.
Also, as the ceremony was about to begin, Blackwell staff took the box of envelopes and gifts up to the suite for us so that they weren't sitting out unwatched and then it was also waiting in our room for us. It's nice that none of my family had to worry about doing that.
The staff also left my new hubby and I a small plate of cheese, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne, and a note of congratulations in our suite the night of our wedding. What a nice touch to end the evening!
We also loved that we were able to change the location of our ceremony from inside the ballroom to outside underneath their tailgating tent less than 48 hours before our wedding. We saw that the weather was going to be gorgeous and asked the coordinator if we could move the ceremony outside and it was no problem! She said they just need at least 24 hours notice. Some other venues we had interviewed needed a one week notice to change from outside to inside, so our last minute change being accommodated was great!
The service at the wedding was fantastic and the food was great! We had no complaints on any part of the planning process or the execution of our wedding day. The only thing that wasn't quite as planned was that we wanted the sides of the tent to be completely rolled up and they weren't. They were just tied open, but it wasn't a big a deal. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Favors & Gifts, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Stacy
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The Blackwell could not have been a more perfect venue for our September wedding. First of all, working with the coordinator Rachel was fantastic. She really took the worry out of everything and pulled all the details together. I was in constant communication with Rachel from the time i booked the venue until our wedding. She had great ideas and was always timely in her responses. I didn't have to lift a finger for set up or tear down, The Blackwell staff did it all for me. We had our ceremony and reception at The Blackwell since most of our guests were from out of town, and it was so nice that no one had to travel anywhere. We even hosted a morning brunch to say farewell to our guests. The food was phenomenal, not to mention the sliders and fries we had delivered to our honeymoon suite for the wedding party after the gig was over. Umm, yum!
The Blackwell could not have been a more perfect venue for our September wedding. First of all, working with the Read more...
The Blackwell could not have been a more perfect venue for our September wedding. First of all, working with the coordinator Rachel was fantastic. She really took the worry out of everything and pulled all the details together. I was in constant communication with Rachel from the time i booked the venue until our wedding. She had great ideas and was always timely in her responses. I didn't have to lift a finger for set up or tear down, The Blackwell staff did it all for me. We had our ceremony and reception at The Blackwell since most of our guests were from out of town, and it was so nice that no one had to travel anywhere. We even hosted a morning brunch to say farewell to our guests. The food was phenomenal, not to mention the sliders and fries we had delivered to our honeymoon suite for the wedding party after the gig was over. Umm, yum! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We visited 7 venue sites. The Blackwell offered the most customized service to meet our needs. We had guests arriving from around the world and logistics were tricky but the Blackwell provided us with several options. We had our rehearsal dinner here as well as our large reception. The customer service is second to none. The food was amazing and our guests were impressed. They are so flexible with ideas, space and preentation. Our wedding cake was gorgeous and you meet with the baker to finalize your choices. We worked with Rachel Remy, the Blackwell's wedding coordination and she was awesome. She was actually at our events making sure they ran well and that everything was in the proper place. The staff from the wait staff to the front desk to the bar folks and on and on were professional, courteous and accomodating. We highly recommend them. Also, many photo opportunities that are unique. Across from the OSU stadium/horseshow and they have both indoor and outdoor spaces. Very very pleased with our weekend.
We visited 7 venue sites. The Blackwell offered the most customized service to meet our needs. We had guests arriving from Read more...
We visited 7 venue sites. The Blackwell offered the most customized service to meet our needs. We had guests arriving from around the world and logistics were tricky but the Blackwell provided us with several options. We had our rehearsal dinner here as well as our large reception. The customer service is second to none. The food was amazing and our guests were impressed. They are so flexible with ideas, space and preentation. Our wedding cake was gorgeous and you meet with the baker to finalize your choices. We worked with Rachel Remy, the Blackwell's wedding coordination and she was awesome. She was actually at our events making sure they ran well and that everything was in the proper place. The staff from the wait staff to the front desk to the bar folks and on and on were professional, courteous and accomodating. We highly recommend them. Also, many photo opportunities that are unique. Across from the OSU stadium/horseshow and they have both indoor and outdoor spaces. Very very pleased with our weekend. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about The Blackwell. From the very beginning, contact with The Blackwell was very prompt and professional. It was always very effortless to have all my questions or concerns addressed. When we first signed the contract with The Blackwell, Blair was the coordinator. A few months before the wedding, Rachel, Blair’s previous assistant, took over as the main coordinator as Blair moved on to a different venue. The transition was seamless. We had a very nice and delicious tasting with the chef there to explain the food and answer any questions while Rachel went through a rundown of our day. Before meeting with Rachel, my ideas were very scattered in my head but as she asked questions, she helped me organize and develop what I truly wanted relieving a lot of stress. The day of, everything was perfect! I had no worries as The Blackwell handles all deliveries, set up, and timing issues. Everything was perfect! The food was amazing, all my décor was exactly where I imagined it, and we had a nacho cheese fountain for a late night snack. We received so many compliments! Everything was perfect!
I cannot say enough about The Blackwell. From the very beginning, contact with The Blackwell was very prompt and Read more...
I cannot say enough about The Blackwell. From the very beginning, contact with The Blackwell was very prompt and professional. It was always very effortless to have all my questions or concerns addressed. When we first signed the contract with The Blackwell, Blair was the coordinator. A few months before the wedding, Rachel, Blair’s previous assistant, took over as the main coordinator as Blair moved on to a different venue. The transition was seamless. We had a very nice and delicious tasting with the chef there to explain the food and answer any questions while Rachel went through a rundown of our day. Before meeting with Rachel, my ideas were very scattered in my head but as she asked questions, she helped me organize and develop what I truly wanted relieving a lot of stress. The day of, everything was perfect! I had no worries as The Blackwell handles all deliveries, set up, and timing issues. Everything was perfect! The food was amazing, all my décor was exactly where I imagined it, and we had a nacho cheese fountain for a late night snack. We received so many compliments! Everything was perfect! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved our wedding at The Blackwell. I cannot say enough about the food. We had a five course meal and everything was perfect. The timing, the presentation, the temp of the food, the taste, amazing. Guests are still talking about our meal, everyone has said it was the best wedding meal they had ever had. Great job guys! Also, the staff was great as well, many guests loved the hotel and were impressed with overall service. We were really happy with everything. I feel the Blackwell offers so so much for the price and you can't go wrong hosting an event there. We definitely want to host an anniversary event there in the future.
We loved our wedding at The Blackwell. I cannot say enough about the food. We had a five course meal and everything was Read more...
We loved our wedding at The Blackwell. I cannot say enough about the food. We had a five course meal and everything was perfect. The timing, the presentation, the temp of the food, the taste, amazing. Guests are still talking about our meal, everyone has said it was the best wedding meal they had ever had. Great job guys! Also, the staff was great as well, many guests loved the hotel and were impressed with overall service. We were really happy with everything. I feel the Blackwell offers so so much for the price and you can't go wrong hosting an event there. We definitely want to host an anniversary event there in the future. Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was held on September 2, 2012 at The Blackwell. It was amazing! From the moment we visited we knew this was the venue for us. There was a change in coordinators halfway through our planning but that did not change the level of service received. When it came down to the wedding day I did not have to worry about a thing! The Blackwell staff set everything up as I had imagined as if they were in my heads. The food was outstanding and my guests are still talking about it! The Blackwell doesn't charge you for every little detail trying to squeeze all of your money. The former coordinator Blaire and new coordinator Rachel made me feel like my wedding was most important on their agenda. I didn't feel like just another client.

I highly recommend this venue. I honestly don't have one bad thing to say!
My wedding was held on September 2, 2012 at The Blackwell. It was amazing! From the moment we visited we knew this was the Read more...
My wedding was held on September 2, 2012 at The Blackwell. It was amazing! From the moment we visited we knew this was the venue for us. There was a change in coordinators halfway through our planning but that did not change the level of service received. When it came down to the wedding day I did not have to worry about a thing! The Blackwell staff set everything up as I had imagined as if they were in my heads. The food was outstanding and my guests are still talking about it! The Blackwell doesn't charge you for every little detail trying to squeeze all of your money. The former coordinator Blaire and new coordinator Rachel made me feel like my wedding was most important on their agenda. I didn't feel like just another client.

I highly recommend this venue. I honestly don't have one bad thing to say! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married last month and couldn’t rave more about our experience with The Blackwell in Columbus, Ohio. We looked at two locations for our wedding reception, The Blackwell was our second appointment one day, to be followed by two more. Once we met with Blaire at The Blackwell, we canceled our other appointments! She was amazing, couldn’t have been better. She was so comforting and welcoming to us and our families. She had the most amazing ideas, was accommodating, easy to get a hold of, had an amazing attitude and so so professional! Blaire even worked with my Maid of Honor in planning our stay for my bachelorette party. In addition to our service, The Blackwell itself was beautiful. There is so much room and the area is perfect for accommodating hors d'oeuvres/cocktail hour, outdoor area for guests to mingle and the ballroom was spacious and accommodating to our 250ish guests. The food was unbelievable. We had so many compliments on our dinner, they managed to cook about 100 steaks perfectly! We had many compliments on the rooms too, our guests couldn’t have been happier. We’ve not heard ONE negative thing about The Blackwell, they did an amazing job. Blaire Blechinger is WONDERFUL.
My husband and I were married last month and couldn’t rave more about our experience with The Blackwell in Columbus, Ohio. Read more...
My husband and I were married last month and couldn’t rave more about our experience with The Blackwell in Columbus, Ohio. We looked at two locations for our wedding reception, The Blackwell was our second appointment one day, to be followed by two more. Once we met with Blaire at The Blackwell, we canceled our other appointments! She was amazing, couldn’t have been better. She was so comforting and welcoming to us and our families. She had the most amazing ideas, was accommodating, easy to get a hold of, had an amazing attitude and so so professional! Blaire even worked with my Maid of Honor in planning our stay for my bachelorette party. In addition to our service, The Blackwell itself was beautiful. There is so much room and the area is perfect for accommodating hors d'oeuvres/cocktail hour, outdoor area for guests to mingle and the ballroom was spacious and accommodating to our 250ish guests. The food was unbelievable. We had so many compliments on our dinner, they managed to cook about 100 steaks perfectly! We had many compliments on the rooms too, our guests couldn’t have been happier. We’ve not heard ONE negative thing about The Blackwell, they did an amazing job. Blaire Blechinger is WONDERFUL. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kristie
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding! The Blackwell had phenomenal food, customer service, location, and guest rooms. Blaire, the wedding coordinator, is one of the most enjoyable people I have ever worked with! From our first day meeting with her, Blaire was always cheerful, friendly, interested in our wedding, creative, and always offering up ideas and suggestions of ways we could customize our day. We had our ceremony and reception at the Blackwell, and they took care of everything-- it made the wedding so easy to plan! We really enjoyed Blaire and everyone else at the Blackwell, and there is no comparison to the other venues in Columbus-- the Blackwell is such a great value for everything that you get having your wedding there!
We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding! The Blackwell had phenomenal food, customer service, location, Read more...
We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding! The Blackwell had phenomenal food, customer service, location, and guest rooms. Blaire, the wedding coordinator, is one of the most enjoyable people I have ever worked with! From our first day meeting with her, Blaire was always cheerful, friendly, interested in our wedding, creative, and always offering up ideas and suggestions of ways we could customize our day. We had our ceremony and reception at the Blackwell, and they took care of everything-- it made the wedding so easy to plan! We really enjoyed Blaire and everyone else at the Blackwell, and there is no comparison to the other venues in Columbus-- the Blackwell is such a great value for everything that you get having your wedding there! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Erin
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have wished for a better place to have our reception.
We worked with Blaire and she truly made the planning of our reception so much easier. She really kept us moving along with picking out the food, turning in the seating chart and such things that it gave us time to relax and enjoy the few days before the wedding eliminating the stress, which was HUGE!

My husband and I have heard nothing but wonderful comments about the both the hotel staff, banquet staff and of course the food from all of our guest! We have received such a positive reaction I only felt it right to pass it along to those who really pulled the reception together.
My husband and I could not have wished for a better place to have our reception.
We worked with Blaire and she truly Read more...
My husband and I could not have wished for a better place to have our reception.
We worked with Blaire and she truly made the planning of our reception so much easier. She really kept us moving along with picking out the food, turning in the seating chart and such things that it gave us time to relax and enjoy the few days before the wedding eliminating the stress, which was HUGE!

My husband and I have heard nothing but wonderful comments about the both the hotel staff, banquet staff and of course the food from all of our guest! We have received such a positive reaction I only felt it right to pass it along to those who really pulled the reception together. Read less
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RachelJenkins
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Blaire Blechinger and The Blackwell made all our dreams come true! I could not have done this without Blaire- the most fabulous Wedding Coordinator EVER! She made this fun, easy and most importantly Stress Free! It makes me want to get married all over again- just to have the opportunity to re-live such a wonderful experience! The Presidential Suite was amazing, the food was spectacular and the bartender made fabulous drinks! It was all wonderful! We couldn't thank The Blackwell and Blaire enough for making our Wedding the best day of our lives! Thank You!
Blaire Blechinger and The Blackwell made all our dreams come true! I could not have done this without Blaire- the most Read more...
Blaire Blechinger and The Blackwell made all our dreams come true! I could not have done this without Blaire- the most fabulous Wedding Coordinator EVER! She made this fun, easy and most importantly Stress Free! It makes me want to get married all over again- just to have the opportunity to re-live such a wonderful experience! The Presidential Suite was amazing, the food was spectacular and the bartender made fabulous drinks! It was all wonderful! We couldn't thank The Blackwell and Blaire enough for making our Wedding the best day of our lives! Thank You! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Heidi
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Blaire is absolutely amazing and was so helpful from beginning to end. She was incredibly organized and always did her best to accommodate our needs.

The food was fantastic and setup couldn't have been better. Everything exceeded our expectations and wish the day hadn't gone by so fast!

My husband and I are extremely satisfied with our decision to host our big day at The Blackwell and happy to have had the opportunity to work with Blaire.
Blaire is absolutely amazing and was so helpful from beginning to end. She was incredibly organized and always did her Read more...
Blaire is absolutely amazing and was so helpful from beginning to end. She was incredibly organized and always did her best to accommodate our needs.

The food was fantastic and setup couldn't have been better. Everything exceeded our expectations and wish the day hadn't gone by so fast!

My husband and I are extremely satisfied with our decision to host our big day at The Blackwell and happy to have had the opportunity to work with Blaire. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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amr0619
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I along with our family and friends could not speak more highly of The Blackwell. The perfect reception venue along with the beautiful hotel accommodations and the fantastic staff make this one of the premier locations in Columbus, Ohio to host guests for a wedding. I would recommend this location to anyone! If we could relive our special day all over again, we would not change a thing!

We also cannot say enough wonderful things about our wedding coordinator Blaire. She is an absolute doll with the most wonderful personality! Her attention to details and attentiveness to our event was second to none. As busy as she was, she always made us feel as if I was the only bride she was working with. She put my mind at ease and made our special day absolutely perfect!
My husband and I along with our family and friends could not speak more highly of The Blackwell. The perfect reception Read more...
My husband and I along with our family and friends could not speak more highly of The Blackwell. The perfect reception venue along with the beautiful hotel accommodations and the fantastic staff make this one of the premier locations in Columbus, Ohio to host guests for a wedding. I would recommend this location to anyone! If we could relive our special day all over again, we would not change a thing!

We also cannot say enough wonderful things about our wedding coordinator Blaire. She is an absolute doll with the most wonderful personality! Her attention to details and attentiveness to our event was second to none. As busy as she was, she always made us feel as if I was the only bride she was working with. She put my mind at ease and made our special day absolutely perfect! Read less
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Leanne
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband & I decided to use The Blackwell for our wedding reception because my mom had used it for business events and thought they did a wonderful job. From the first time we met with Blaire I was happy with our choice. She made the entire planning process much easier than I ever thought it would be. From giving me ideas about table linens to giving me a list of other vendors that they had worked with before, the entire reception came together wonderfully. The cost was extremely reasonable given all of the extras that we got. I never once worried about whether or not the reception would go well, because I know that Blaire had it all under control. Our reception was everything I had dreamed it would be and more. I would highly recommend the Blackwell to anyone getting married in the Columbus area.
My husband & I decided to use The Blackwell for our wedding reception because my mom had used it for business events and Read more...
My husband & I decided to use The Blackwell for our wedding reception because my mom had used it for business events and thought they did a wonderful job. From the first time we met with Blaire I was happy with our choice. She made the entire planning process much easier than I ever thought it would be. From giving me ideas about table linens to giving me a list of other vendors that they had worked with before, the entire reception came together wonderfully. The cost was extremely reasonable given all of the extras that we got. I never once worried about whether or not the reception would go well, because I know that Blaire had it all under control. Our reception was everything I had dreamed it would be and more. I would highly recommend the Blackwell to anyone getting married in the Columbus area. Read less
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kmodlich
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with the banquets crew and wedding coordination team (specifically Blaire) was one of the best experiences of my life. Everything was perfect on my wedding day and I didn't have to worry about anything myself. Everything went exactly as planned (or if it didn't, I didn't know any difference!).

Blaire was always available to answer any questions I had and make any changes that I wanted to make - 9 months out, 3 months out, 3 weeks out - ALWAYS. Having gone through wedding plans with many of my friends, I can honestly say that you will never find such a professional, supportive wedding coordinator anywhere else. She was constantly available on my wedding day, making sure that everything was running smoothly. With Blaire, you won't have to worry about a thing.

The food at The Blackwell is amazing. It's been two months since my wedding and I am still receiving compliments on the menu. They were very flexible with any changes I needed to make, right up until the last minute. I needed a few special meals for some of my guests, and those were taken care of with no issue. The banquet staff is amazing (Jenn Matsey!!). They are efficient but unobtrusive. There were no issues with food or drinks being cleared before my guests were finished, as I know can be a problem with other venues. I have nothing but good things to say.

In most of the bridal magazines, they rate The Blackwell as one of the more expensive venues in Columbus, but after going through the process, I have to disagree. With the economy the way it is, we were definitely working on a smaller budget, and everyone at The Blackwell was willing to work with us to find ways to get the most out of what we had. Knowing what weddings cost these days, you can definitely have exactly what you want without going over budget at The Blackwell - even with a larger wedding.

I honestly do not have one negative comment about our wedding experience at The Blackwell and highly recommend it as a wedding or any other banquet venue.
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Working with the banquets crew and wedding coordination team (specifically Blaire) was one of the best experiences of my life. Everything was perfect on my wedding day and I didn't have to worry about anything myself. Everything went exactly as planned (or if it didn't, I didn't know any difference!).

Blaire was always available to answer any questions I had and make any changes that I wanted to make - 9 months out, 3 months out, 3 weeks out - ALWAYS. Having gone through wedding plans with many of my friends, I can honestly say that you will never find such a professional, supportive wedding coordinator anywhere else. She was constantly available on my wedding day, making sure that everything was running smoothly. With Blaire, you won't have to worry about a thing.

The food at The Blackwell is amazing. It's been two months since my wedding and I am still receiving compliments on the menu. They were very flexible with any changes I needed to make, right up until the last minute. I needed a few special meals for some of my guests, and those were taken care of with no issue. The banquet staff is amazing (Jenn Matsey!!). They are efficient but unobtrusive. There were no issues with food or drinks being cleared before my guests were finished, as I know can be a problem with other venues. I have nothing but good things to say.

In most of the bridal magazines, they rate The Blackwell as one of the more expensive venues in Columbus, but after going through the process, I have to disagree. With the economy the way it is, we were definitely working on a smaller budget, and everyone at The Blackwell was willing to work with us to find ways to get the most out of what we had. Knowing what weddings cost these days, you can definitely have exactly what you want without going over budget at The Blackwell - even with a larger wedding.

I honestly do not have one negative comment about our wedding experience at The Blackwell and highly recommend it as a wedding or any other banquet venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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laylasusieq
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
The Blackwell is an excellent choice for a wedding reception. My husband and I were always treated with the most respect and we felt welcome from the moment we walked into the hotel. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of service that we received from the Blackwell. They are very detail oriented and every aspect is top-notch. We have not regretted our decision to have our reception there for one moment.
The Blackwell is an excellent choice for a wedding reception. My husband and I were always treated with the most respect Read more...
The Blackwell is an excellent choice for a wedding reception. My husband and I were always treated with the most respect and we felt welcome from the moment we walked into the hotel. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of service that we received from the Blackwell. They are very detail oriented and every aspect is top-notch. We have not regretted our decision to have our reception there for one moment. Read less
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melissalindsay
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Blackwell was the best decision we could have made. I truly can't express how wonderful everyone, especially our wedding coordinator, Blaire Blechinger, was to work with. Every single detail was exactly how we wanted and how the Blackwell promised it would be. Every Blackwell employee was kind, responsive, professional, and an overall delight to work with. The ceremony and reception went perfectly, without a single mistake, and our wedding day was the best day of our lives. The planning period was particularly stressful for us because of non-wedding personal commitments, and Blaire was there to do whatever we couldn't. It was a dream wedding.
Having our wedding at the Blackwell was the best decision we could have made. I truly can't express how wonderful Read more...
Having our wedding at the Blackwell was the best decision we could have made. I truly can't express how wonderful everyone, especially our wedding coordinator, Blaire Blechinger, was to work with. Every single detail was exactly how we wanted and how the Blackwell promised it would be. Every Blackwell employee was kind, responsive, professional, and an overall delight to work with. The ceremony and reception went perfectly, without a single mistake, and our wedding day was the best day of our lives. The planning period was particularly stressful for us because of non-wedding personal commitments, and Blaire was there to do whatever we couldn't. It was a dream wedding. Read less
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jennyg
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
The Blackwell gave us our money's worth ten times over. It simply could not have been more wonderful! The service was absolutely impeccable, the food got raves from everyone, and the venue is ideal. It's beautiful (no decorating needed), there's a range of places for people to hang out while still being part of the action (ballroom, patio, bar area with nice couches), and our guests who stayed at the hotel couldn't believe how nice the rooms were and how affordable the rate was! I believe in full disclosure, and if there was any downside to the Blackwell I would say so--but there isn't one. On the day we got married, my husband and I didn't have to take care of a single detail--we were able to just revel in the joy. It really was a magical experience. And there was surprise champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for us in our suite! (Sorry if I just ruined the surprise.)
The Blackwell gave us our money's worth ten times over. It simply could not have been more wonderful! The service was Read more...
The Blackwell gave us our money's worth ten times over. It simply could not have been more wonderful! The service was absolutely impeccable, the food got raves from everyone, and the venue is ideal. It's beautiful (no decorating needed), there's a range of places for people to hang out while still being part of the action (ballroom, patio, bar area with nice couches), and our guests who stayed at the hotel couldn't believe how nice the rooms were and how affordable the rate was! I believe in full disclosure, and if there was any downside to the Blackwell I would say so--but there isn't one. On the day we got married, my husband and I didn't have to take care of a single detail--we were able to just revel in the joy. It really was a magical experience. And there was surprise champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for us in our suite! (Sorry if I just ruined the surprise.) Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.9/5.0
The Blackwell was a wonderful place to hold our November wedding reception. We worked with Rachel as our wedding coordinator and she was always extremely responsive to our (sometimes many) questions. Through the process of planning our reception we changed our mind several times about food, drinks, etc. and she was always very flexible and willing to work with us to make our vision come true for the big day. The Blackwell staff was very professional and set things up the day of in a very timely manner. The entire day ran extremely smoothly and (to our knowledge) there was not a single hiccup. We received many compliments on the venue and food and everyone had a great time!
The Blackwell was a wonderful place to hold our November wedding reception. We worked with Rachel as our wedding Read more...
The Blackwell was a wonderful place to hold our November wedding reception. We worked with Rachel as our wedding coordinator and she was always extremely responsive to our (sometimes many) questions. Through the process of planning our reception we changed our mind several times about food, drinks, etc. and she was always very flexible and willing to work with us to make our vision come true for the big day. The Blackwell staff was very professional and set things up the day of in a very timely manner. The entire day ran extremely smoothly and (to our knowledge) there was not a single hiccup. We received many compliments on the venue and food and everyone had a great time! Read less
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Surendra
Wedding:
6/28/2013
4.8/5.0
Rachel Remy, wedding coordinator is very nice to work with; was always prompt and efficient; and made sure to provide needed resources. The only caveat was parking and wish it was covered as a perk. The invitees were truly impressed with the venue and services there.
Rachel Remy, wedding coordinator is very nice to work with; was always prompt and efficient; and made sure to provide Read more...
Rachel Remy, wedding coordinator is very nice to work with; was always prompt and efficient; and made sure to provide needed resources. The only caveat was parking and wish it was covered as a perk. The invitees were truly impressed with the venue and services there. Read less
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khz117
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.8/5.0
The Blackwell is a wonderful place for a reception! We had such a wonderful time working with them to create a perfect setting for our special day. Every aspect was wonderful. Great food, a beautiful setting, great people and most of all outstanding service. In additon to their wedding services we also took advantage of their wonderful overnight facilites. Our guests were able to stay in beautiful and comforatable rooms and utilize the in house Bistro for any additional meals. The Blackwell did an excellent job in providing us and our guests with the ultimate wedding weekend.
The Blackwell is a wonderful place for a reception! We had such a wonderful time working with them to create a perfect Read more...
The Blackwell is a wonderful place for a reception! We had such a wonderful time working with them to create a perfect setting for our special day. Every aspect was wonderful. Great food, a beautiful setting, great people and most of all outstanding service. In additon to their wedding services we also took advantage of their wonderful overnight facilites. Our guests were able to stay in beautiful and comforatable rooms and utilize the in house Bistro for any additional meals. The Blackwell did an excellent job in providing us and our guests with the ultimate wedding weekend. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.6/5.0
The Blackwell was wonderful! We got nothing but compliments on the venue, food and drinks. The rooms were great and staff was wonderful. They were very accommodating every time we wanted to stop by or had a question. Rachel was VERY wonderful, helpful,creative, accommodating...everything! I would recommend this venue to everyone. It was not cheap but compared to other venues we looked at, the prices were great. We had a full open bar which will bump up the price at any location. The food was AMAZING. People still talk about it and make comments to me about how wonderful it was. There was not a better choice for us. I was sold as soon as we walked in. 100% satisfied!
The Blackwell was wonderful! We got nothing but compliments on the venue, food and drinks. The rooms were great and staff Read more...
The Blackwell was wonderful! We got nothing but compliments on the venue, food and drinks. The rooms were great and staff was wonderful. They were very accommodating every time we wanted to stop by or had a question. Rachel was VERY wonderful, helpful,creative, accommodating...everything! I would recommend this venue to everyone. It was not cheap but compared to other venues we looked at, the prices were great. We had a full open bar which will bump up the price at any location. The food was AMAZING. People still talk about it and make comments to me about how wonderful it was. There was not a better choice for us. I was sold as soon as we walked in. 100% satisfied! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.5/5.0
Wedding coordinator, Rachel, was cheerful, easy to work with and truly an expert. She helpfully nudged me along for all the things I hadn't thought of. Both she and the venue were very flexible in accommodating my many (and sometimes non-conformist) requests.

Food for rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour and the action-station reception all exceeded my expectations. Even guests kept commenting "this can't be hotel food, it's gourmet!".

The overall venue space and service created the perfect VIP atmosphere without being too stuffy. Great area for a young wedding party too!

Honest to goodness, I wouldn't change a thing.
Wedding coordinator, Rachel, was cheerful, easy to work with and truly an expert. She helpfully nudged me along for all Read more...
Wedding coordinator, Rachel, was cheerful, easy to work with and truly an expert. She helpfully nudged me along for all the things I hadn't thought of. Both she and the venue were very flexible in accommodating my many (and sometimes non-conformist) requests.

Food for rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour and the action-station reception all exceeded my expectations. Even guests kept commenting "this can't be hotel food, it's gourmet!".

The overall venue space and service created the perfect VIP atmosphere without being too stuffy. Great area for a young wedding party too!

Honest to goodness, I wouldn't change a thing. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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sjgatti14
Wedding:
5/19/2012
3.4/5.0
I would really really love to give them a better review. I was dead set on not having a hotel wedding, but fell in love with the Blackwell because of the location, customer service, and ambiance. I booked almost a full two years in advance, and Blaire (the previous wedding coordinator) was with me the whole way. I didn't experience any issues until my tastings, when afterwards it took far longer than it should to receive my official invoice.

The biggest problem that I had was they forgot one of my entrees. Yep. The beef entree wasn't even cooked because they "overlooked" it. How in the world does that happen? Granted, I was compensated accordingly, but the only other entree was fish and let's just say there were some folks who didn't eat.

After the wedding I had to wait another full two weeks to receive my finals bill, which is due 30 days after the wedding. Not impressed. I can't help but think that this was pure laziness since Blaire was leaving for a new job. We still had a great wedding, but I would not at all recommend the Blackwell.
I would really really love to give them a better review. I was dead set on not having a hotel wedding, but fell in love Read more...
I would really really love to give them a better review. I was dead set on not having a hotel wedding, but fell in love with the Blackwell because of the location, customer service, and ambiance. I booked almost a full two years in advance, and Blaire (the previous wedding coordinator) was with me the whole way. I didn't experience any issues until my tastings, when afterwards it took far longer than it should to receive my official invoice.

The biggest problem that I had was they forgot one of my entrees. Yep. The beef entree wasn't even cooked because they "overlooked" it. How in the world does that happen? Granted, I was compensated accordingly, but the only other entree was fish and let's just say there were some folks who didn't eat.

After the wedding I had to wait another full two weeks to receive my finals bill, which is due 30 days after the wedding. Not impressed. I can't help but think that this was pure laziness since Blaire was leaving for a new job. We still had a great wedding, but I would not at all recommend the Blackwell. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

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Promo Code: WEDD2013   $12,000 Value
For Summer 2013 wedding room blocks the Blackwell is offering a rate of $99++ per night for groups of 10 or more rooms, waived room rental fees for rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches and discounted food and beverage minimums for Friday, Saturday and Sunday wedding receptions. Mention this promo when booking. Contact Wedding Coordinator Rachel Remy today!
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