When most of us think of wineries, we imagine rolling fields of grapes basking in California sunshine. Ohio likely isn’t the first place to come to mind; however, there are a surprising number of wineries and breweries around Columbus that could rival wedding venues around the country. We have found a selection of the very best winery wedding venues in and around Columbus, Ohio, each with its own unique charm.

For history buffs, getting married at Graystone Wine Cellar is like living in the pages of Columbus history books. Once home to the Schlee Brewery that dates back to 1875, the tale of the German brewery will captivate your guests. The hand-hewn limestone vaults will certainly wow everyone as well as they discover this hidden gem. With the ability to host weddings for 20 to 100 guests, Graystone Wine Cellar offers their facility free of charge for couples opting to also have their reception on site. Catering options include plated meals, buffet, or a variety of wine and hors d’oeuvre packages. Although Graystone is no longer a producer of wine, they do stock locally produced and international wines and craft beer.

Address: 544 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215 (~4 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (614) 228-2332

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Contact : Brian Johnson

Combustion Brewery & Taproom in Columbus, Ohio, boasts a 7200 square foot event space that bursts with natural light. With room for up to 160 guests, the unique charm and historic character of the Historic Pickerington Creamery Building is open for you to put your spin on the décor. Whether you are looking for a rustic or industrial space, casual or elegant, the Combustion Brewery & Taproom is well worth a look. They offer bride and groom dressing rooms and set up, linens, chairs, glassware, parking, and cleanup included in the price. In addition, a variety of bar services and packages are available.

Address: 80 West Church Street Suite 101, Pickerington, OH 43147 (~25 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (937) 360-7797

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Contact : Keith Jackson

We are absolutely in love with the little white chapel, complete with a bright red door, found at Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, Ohio. They make their own homemade craft ale right on the property and boast an extensively curated wine list. This setting is truly unique, and their event coordinator will happily devise a package tailored specifically to your needs. Alternatively, Rockmill Brewery has set micro wedding, brunch, 6 hour and full-day wedding packages, including site rental, bartenders, alcohol, tables, and chairs. Customized catering is also available with Rockmill Brewery’s Executive Chef.

Address: 5705 Lithopolis Rd NW, Lancaster, OH 43130 (~26 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (740) 205-8076

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Contact : Matthew Barbee

Rockside Winery and Vineyards is located in Lancaster, Ohio, a short half-hour drive from central Columbus. You’ll find rolling vineyards, a stunning wine tasting room, and a venue that allows for an unbelievable degree of flexibility which is challenging to find in a wedding venue. The Tasting Room can accommodate up to 40 people, and a marquee tent can be set up on the lawns to cater for larger parties. In addition, Rockside Winery and Vineyards allow for outside catering and can customize your own unique wine bottles for your big day.

Address: 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, OH 43130 (~37 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (740) 687-4414

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Contact : Ryan

You’ll find Buckeye Lake Winery in Thornhill, Ohio, on the shores of Buckeye Lake State Park. The various venue sites on the property can accommodate wedding parties from 12 to 250 guests. The intimate Wine Production Room is ideal for micro weddings or rehearsal dinners, whereas the banquet room has over 1400 square feet of event space. The Lakeside Lawn is available for outdoor events where marquee tents can be erected in summer. The Buckeye Lake Winery staff are incredibly accommodating and open to devising a package that fits your specific needs.

Address: 13750 Rosewood Road, Thornville, OH 43076 (~45 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (740) 242-4235

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Contact : Tracy Higginbotham

Are you on the lookout for a rustic barn, complete with a balcony for an epic bouquet toss? If so, then Vinberige Vineyards in Glenford, Ohio, could be your perfect winery wedding venue. There are several different options for hosting both your ceremony and reception on site. Whether you are planning a smaller celebration or a bash for up to 150 guests, Vinberige Vineyards is happy to ensure your day goes right according to plan. They offer value-for-money wine packages and allow outside catering and other vendors. Long farm-style wooden tables and white foldable chairs are included in the venue rental.

Address: 5400 State Rte 204, Glenford, OH 43739 (~47 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (740) 605-4499

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Indian Bear Winery can be found in Walhonding, Ohio, which is roughly 75 minutes from Columbus. Fully inclusive wedding packages, complete with a wedding planner, are available so that you can enjoy your time being engaged without being stressed. Packages include a 100×100 foot tented area with dance floor, rusting tasting bar, decks, and fire pit area. Rentals also have tables, chairs, linens, and a setup and tear down. In addition, in-house catering and bartending services are on offer by the Indian Bear Winery team. If you are looking for a venue that can do it all, you should certainly check them out.

Address: 3483 McCament Rd., Walhonding, OH 43843 (~1 hr 6 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (740) 507-3322

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Contact : Sherri Lechner

Vinoklet Winery boasts a functioning vineyard with over 12,000 vines and thirty acres of manicured lawns, rolling hills, and picturesque ponds. Weddings for up to 150 guests can be catered in their private reception room or smaller rooms for up to sixty. Friday and Sunday weddings require a minimum of 60 guests to book, whereas Saturday venue hires require a minimum payment for 100 guests. Bar services can be cash, hosted or open bar, as per your preference. Catering is done in-house by the Vinoklet Winery team with a wide selection of options and servicing styles.

Address: 11069 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45252 (~1 hr 33 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (513) 385-9309

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Contact : Thomas Jay

If you blend the adjectives rustic, sophisticated, and historic together, then The Skeleton Root undoubtedly comes to mind. Located in Over-the-Rhine, Ohio, roughly a ninety-minute drive from Columbus, this working winery is a gorgeous winery wedding venue for up to 100 guests. The historic warehouse was initially constructed in the early 1900s and still boasts much of the original exposed brick and ambiance of its roots. So, if you are after a unique wedding reception venue bursting with character, certainly give Skeleton Root a look.

Address: 38 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (~1 hr 36 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (513) 918-3015

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Linking art, nature, and sophisticated elegance, Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens will wow your guests from the moment they arrive. Able to host up to 300 people, this venue boasts various sites for your ceremony in the gardens and indoor event space rustic and modern. The expansive glass windows make you feel as if you’re still outdoors with the futuristic barn aesthetics. The rental fee includes planning and coordinating your wedding’s rentals, tables, chairs, food, and beverages. Sapphire Creek provides all food and bar services, and seasonal discounts are on offer throughout the winter.

Address: 16965 Park Circle Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 (~1 hr 59 mins from Columbus)

Phone: (440) 543-7777

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Contact : Meghan Weigand





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Conclusion

Columbus, Ohio, boasts some of the most intriguing and unique winery wedding venues we have seen throughout the country. Whether you fantasize about getting married outdoors, indoors, or even in an underground cellar, the venues on our list are sure to dazzle your guests.



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