Creekside Conference and Event Center
Creekside Conference & Event Center was absolutely amazing! I thought I would have to be there the morning of the wedding to help set up, but they took care of everything for us and it looked exactly how I imagined. The food was delicious, the staff is so kind, and our wedding Coordinator was beyond helpful!
The venue was beautiful! The view was wonderful too:) the little front room was the perfect place for guests to sit back and relax if they wanted to chit chat.
The food was really good too! We got 3 entrees, the tilapia was delicious for fish lovers, the beef brisket was delicious too! Was better at the tasting though;) the pork loin was ok though. Not the best.
Our coordinator got switched half way through the process, and Rosie handled the switch very smoothly, she was very responsive and was flexible with email and making calls. She was always working to make her schedule available for when I was available and it happened to always work out well:)
If you plan on choosing this place keep in mind it is a long room and some guests won't be able to see the bride and groom, but depending on where you put your head table you can work it out.
Overall, the place Is beautiful!
Our coordinator Rosie was great. She did a wonderful job. We had a great reception and ceremony. Everything went smoothly as planned. We cannot be more thankful for a great view, beautiful venue hall with good food..
We could not have been more pleased with the Creekside Conference and Event Center!!! It is the best decision that we made in planning our daughter's wedding. Everything was extremely well done and far exceeded our expecatitions. The facility is beautiful and it is staffed by an incredible staff that is courteous, professional, and that went over, above, and beyond to make our day one we will remember forever. The food was top quality as well and they accommodated special dietary needs of a couple of our guests too. Everything was truly amazing!
Creekside is absolutely the most beautiful venue I visited, and I was so happy to have my wedding reception at this site! Creekside is more expensive than the other places I visited, but the extra money was totally worth it! Our wedding was perfect...better than I ever imagined, and it's largely because Creekside was more than I hoped for. Thanks to Rosie, our wedding reception was a dream come true!
During my planning process, I literally checked out just about every venue in Columbus. But no place compared to Creekside (for me at least). They may be more pricey than everywhere else, but as long as you know what you are doing and know what you want, you can book them and still have a gorgeous wedding. Every guest raved about the place. I thought they wouldn't be so open to what I wanted, but actually they were pretty flexible. The place is beautiful and perfect to have a reception as well as a ceremony. You don't have to make your guests travel and there is plenty of great places to take pictures just outside! Garage parking is complimentary and service is great. I'm so glad I used Creekside as my wedding venue, I wouldn't have gone anywhere else.
Our wedding and reception was held at Creekside Conference and Event Center in February. Creekside was very affordable for us and definitely worth the money. I can't think of a better place to have had our reception.
Katherine was the coordinator and she was accessibile, patient and extremely helpful for the seven months we worked with her leading up to the wedding. She was wonderful to work with from the very first meeting. She is super nice and very experienced. There were a few last-minute changes but Katherine wasn't ruffled at all and she worked well with my coordinator from Bendora's Wedding Gallery. I knew I was in good hands.
The food was exquisite, even better than the tasting! They say some brides don't eat on their wedding day. I definitely did! The food looked way too good to pass up. Oh and even if you don't serve them at your wedding, be sure to at least taste their Buckeyes. They're the biggest and tastiest Buckeyes ever!
All of our guests loved the facility - and I'm sure they appreciated the free garage parking! Creekside is beautiful and perfect for a wedding and/or reception. We didn't have a huge decor budget, but at Creekside you don't need it. Their decor is perfect as is.
The management at Creekside is wonderful. They truly care about their clients. After the wedding day, I had a few concerns (for instance, I didn't know we couldn't take home the food left over from the reception), but I talked to the manager and he was very nice and explained everything to me. Communication is key and he cleared up any miscommunications I had.
I highly recommend Creekside Conference and Event Center. It is a beautiful facility and perfect for a wedding at any...
Katherine at Creekside is so wonderful to work with. The venue is unique and absolutely beautiful. We loved it and got so many compliments!
So many guests came up to me saying I had the most perfect wedding. I got compliments about the service and food as well. Katherine was amazing to work with, and I can say I had a very stress free, relaxed experience. Highly recommended! The pictures for the outdoor ceremony came out gorgeous, what a beautiful venue! <3 -Cortney Massarella
place was beautiful and the coordinator we worked with, katherine, was excellent. we have the ceremony and the reception there. The service was great, professional, they handled everything it was excellent! I do have to say it was a bit on the expensive side but overall still excellent and I wouldnt have had my wedding anywhere else!
We were very happy we used Creekside for our wedding reception. The place is beautiful! They did a fantastic job with the design and décor of the space. It has a sophisticated yet contemporary vibe about it that we loved! I was very pleased with how Katherine handled everything for us. She made sure every detail was taken care of. I have to say that the food tasted batter at our tasting than it did the day of our wedding, but we didn’t hearing anything, but how good the food was from our guests. The cocktails especially were a hit with guests! My only other complaint is that I think the room rental for a Saturday night is WAY too much. Overall we were very pleased with Creekside!
The venue itself is beautiful and makes for wonderful pictures. The wedding coordinator there is very sweet and helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Creekside has a beautiful surrounding area and the interior decor is very modern. We enjoyed these two aspects of the venue, the coordinator Katherine was really nice and she helped us to develop a lot of ideas before the wedding to incorporate in our big day. The food was really good! Chef David is amazing! There were a few things we wish could have been different, I thought Katherine would have been more involved with our details the day of the wedding based on our conversations beforehand. I didn't have anyone to stay back with me during the ceremony to spread out my train because she told me she would be there, she was not anywhere to be found. Also the sign to our reception had my name spelled wrong, the ceremony step we rented through them looked pretty bad, it had fabric draped over it which I think caused my maid of honor to almost crash into the stage during the ceremony. Also a big thing that disappointed me was that I had a surprise set up for the groom, an ohio state themed dessert table which was supposed to be an alternative to a groom's cake and a gift from a friend, I was told it would be brought in after the cake cutting tradition. I saw it sitting by the cake table(which was in the cocktail hour room) before the wedding and mentioned I did not want it there because I knew people would eat it. I was assured that someone would be watching the table and letting people know to not eat anything. As soon as we came into the reception and sat down to eat I noticed the entire table was empty. My groom never got to see the surprise except in pictures. I think they felt bad and offered us a plate of complimentary buckeyes (which were delicious from Chef David) but I was still upset and voiced my concerns but I was never sent anything back on my email.
Good things were the staff was really great, very professional! Everything turned out well overall just a few glitches with minor stuff. If you are looking for a place where you don't have to find a caterer this is the place to go! You cannot bring in your own alcohol which is a downside. Make sure to ask about fees, there is a cake cutting fee they don't really mention of $85, there is a linen delivery fee if you use there vendor for chair covers/sashes I think $60 which was never mentioned (you see it on estimates and bills just not in the conversation unless you ask). If your having your ceremony on the stage outside and are going to rent their step ask them how it will be setup and decide whether you like the sheet over the top. You'll be pleased with Creekside overall.
The event coordinator (Katherine) was so sweet to us and helped to meet our every need! All staff was very professional and everything just fell right into place. It was just lovely.
When we first looked at the place, we fell in love! We've been to plenty of my family's weddings at Villa Milano and Berwick and we were really sick of those locations. So on our quest to find the perfect reception venue, we found Creekside and knew it was perfect. It was a little on the pricey side, but worth it for the feel and the food. It's a pretty new venue, with in-house catering, on the 3rd floor of Creekside Plaza in Gahanna. There's a great dramatic lounge area where we had cocktail hour, then it opens to a gorgeous ballroom, and the views of the plaza from the room are fantastic! It doesn't need a lot of decoration, but I used colored linens, floral centerpieces, and lots of candlelight- and they didn't charge me extra for all of the special elements we had (I provided 12 candles per table, one favor per place setting, Tuscan style head table with lots of candlelight, special table(s) set up, etc.- and they set everything up.) They offer an extensive menu, and the chef was able to come up with a course for my Italian family and wasn't on the menu. We were also able to have a signature drink in addition to the bar, and although the bar is consumption-based, we limited the bar to house alcohol, capped it to a certain dollar amount, and shut down the bar at 10:30- so they were really flexible. Katherine is an amazing coordinator! She was always on top of her communication up to and during the event, she's great with timelines, and is always willing to offer suggestions when needed. We got so many, "Where did you find this place? It's stunning!" and "The food and staff were wonderful!" Everyone was so impressed, and I'm so happy we chose to have our reception there!
Remain calm,and try not to let your nerves get best of you!
I absolutely loved the Creekside staff. They were very flexible, attentive to our needs, and professional. I loved the appearance of the venue. It had so much character and was a great setting for pictures.
I couldn't have picked a better place to have my September wedding. The staff was friendly, professional, and very helpful (the event coordinator had to walk my ring bearer down the aisle). The food was fantastic, and everything was setup exactly like we had planned. I received numerous compliments on the facility as well as the food, everyone had a great time. I recommend Creekside to everyone I know for all of their events!
Creekside was very helpful and clear while explaining everything. One of the things I liked was how flexible they were when we wanted to adjust the times of the open bar.
They were really accommodating, so if you have anything you want just ask! Food was really good too!
We used Creekside Conference and Events Center for our reception. The service was wonderful, even if the place was a bit more expensive (our beverage bill was much more than we anticipated). But it was well worth it! They are a new venue, and we booked them as soon as they opened (back in December 2007). While the first coordinator was not the most responsive person, as soon as Katherine Howes took over, it turned into a wonderful experience.
Katherine oversaw the coordination of all of my vendors, and she paid a lot of attention to details to make sure everything went smoothly. She also made me feel at ease and I felt like I was taken care of.
I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a reception space (they also do ceremonies outside by the lagoon). I've already been to a Bridal Shower and it was wonderful to see how much they cater to each event as its own special entity.
It's hard to find a place with wonderful ambiance inside and out - the location is perfect, with the backdrop of the Gahanna creekside, ravines, a lagoon, and waterfall right outside. Our photos were breath-taking. And more importantly, our guests kept asking "where did you find this place, it's absolutely beautiful." You cannot find a more perfect place for your special day.
We had an amazing reception at Creekside, and they bent over backwards to ensure everything was perfect. Katherine is an expert in the area, and had numerous suggestions to improve the ambiance, and guest experience. Their facility is vast, and at the same time intimate. The food was remarkable and Chef David added intricate touches such as made from scratch lavender honey vinagarette salad dressing and chocolate dipped Oreos at the coffee station that took the food to the next level.
The facility was spotless and gave the guests a feeling of a warm cozy living room and a modern city loft at the same time.
As for value, they worked with us on all accounts ensuring we were in budget. They suggested a house drink of Sangria that was more affordable during cocktail hour than a glasses of wine, and selected a cut of beef that was more economical.
I had my wedding in early January and I loved Creekside and it was BEAUTIFUL. I found the staff to be very resourceful, and they were sooooooooo nice to work with.
The custom menu was great and my guests loved the food.
Creekside is BEAUTIFUL. It was a great choice of venue. The director of sales changed after we had already booked the facility. The new director, Olivia, was not as kind or creative. In fact, we were very dissatisfied with her services. She didn't even show up for the event which we thought was completely unprofessional. Because she wasn't present, when things went wrong no one was there to fix them. For instance we were not served champagne for the toasts, fumes from a lower level in the building staining wood creeped up and made guests sick, and we ran out of our signature cocktail very early on. All of these things were the responsibility of Creekside. We had to fight to get any of our money back for these issues. Olivia tried to give us a giftcard to a restaurant Creekside owns.
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Creekside Event Center is now under new management. Please see above positive reviews.
We are always tickled to work with brides who have chosen Creekside Event and Conference Center for their special day because we know that the event is going to be an amazing one! It all starts with their friendly and experienced staff who do their best to make sure every bride's vision comes to life! Their facility is full of windows which allows natural light to flow freely through their open space- not to mention the unobstructed view of the creek! This is truly a fresh, yet sophisticated venue! And finally, you can rest assured that your meal will be a spectacular one with Chef Dave in the house!
We so enjoy events at Creekside. The atmosphere is fabulous, the food fantastic, and the staff perfect....
Love the feel of this area. Great location for outdoor wedding photos by the creek. Great modern space for weddings and receptions. Great food, too.
Beautiful venue and always very orangized! One of our favorite venues to work with!
Creekside is an awesome facility with beautiful views.
I love working the espresso bar at Creekside, easy parking loading an unloading
This is a lovely venue on a pretty site, with a good nice layout of function space, especially for weddings. It helps an event flow smoothly--Paragon DJs love to perform in this space.
Beautiful facility and professional staff!
One of the most unique venues in the city. Amazing staff that is always ready to help. Great food, large capacity, and a great view.
Creekside is such a beautiful location and it is one of our absolute favorite places to shoot! Katherine is extremely professional and so very attentive to every bride's needs - she is one of our favorites!!! Also, from the point of view of a photographer, Creekside is absolutely gorgeous and has lots of amazing spots to create great wedding images from your big day!
I have to say that being the photographer for a wedding that was being conducted there couldn't have been a better experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful and everyone was very knowledgable.
I would recommend Creekside for anyone who wants to have their wedding and reception there.
Beautiful facility, amazing pictures and video can be shot all around this property and easy to work with coordinators to say the least! Love Creekside & looks amazing on our videos. XOXO! ~ Blue Skies HD Video & Film Productions www.BlueSkiesHD.com
Creekside is an amazing wedding venue.
It was designed perfectly for weddings!
Their staff is very professional and kind and were able to serve all of our needs.
We can't wait to be back at Creekside several more times this season!
Creekside Conference and Event Center is one of a kind! Classy meets contemporary, and the connection to the outdoors is spectacular - a lagoon and wooded trail just a step out the door. It's a photographer's dream!
Creekside Conference and Event Center is the newest Conference Center in Central Ohio offering over 9,000 square feet of dramatic architectural detail
and awe-inspiring interior design. Located at the eastern bank of Big Walnut Creek in the heart of Olde Gahanna, Creekside Conference and Event Center (CCEC) is a premier facility for special events. The conference center is the perfect setting
for corporate meetings and special events conveniently located just minutes from Downtown Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport and Easton Town Center directly off of outer belt I-270.
The facility features two executive board rooms, secure elevator access, and a stunning 6,000-square-foot Plaza Ballroom capable of accommodating a variety of events ranging in size from 5 to 450 guests. The conference center features gorgeous chandeliers, exquisite flooring and breathtaking views that add a touch of elegance to a corporate meeting or special event. The ballroom can be divided into four salons to accommodate events of all sizes. In addition, all rooms in the conference center can be pre-arranged for a variety of seating configurations to suit any event (including conference seating, classroom seating, theater seating and 8-10 round banquet seating).
For your convenience, the Creekside Conference and Event Center’s 350-space parking facility offers ample underground and valet parking for your guests. Our world-class Chef, Dave Remias, focuses on fresh quality crafted foods and is available to attend to any on-site and off-site catering needs, from light hors d’oeuvres to full buffets and formal plated dining.
More information about our facility’s wide range of services, including full beverage, bar and event catering, can be found on the our website www.creeksidecec.com or by calling 614-416-8188.