Hoover YMCA Park




The Hoover YMCA Park offers both convenience and ease and beauty and elegance for your wedding ceremony and reception. Only minutes from downtown Columbus, the different space and venue options of the sun-dappled 65-acre park create a flexibility in choice of where you want to tie the knot. Imagine the romance and ambience of your outdoor wedding at the park’s gazebo setting. You can walk down the cobblestone aisle say your “I Dos” under the classically quaint and charming white wooden gazebo while your guests gaze on from the rustic benches. The ceremony will feel private and intimate as the quiet peacefulness of the towering trees and beautiful natural landscape surround you. Following your gazebo ceremony, invite your guests to a reception at the Optimist Lodge. Radiating rustic romance and a welcoming atmosphere, the barn at the Optimist Lodge offers a stage, wood-burning fireplace, restrooms, a sink, counter area, two decks and a whole lot of charm! Additionally, a tent next to the lodge creates more space for your guests to celebrate. These are just some of the options the Hoover YMCA Park has to offer for your special day.

Venue Style

Event Center


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 100 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $50 to $155 for a reception and includes 1 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $100 with reception rental.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Hoover YMCA Park is estimated at between $945 and $2,425 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Music must end by midnight