Thompson Park




Don’t settle. Make your wedding celebration the intimate, family affair you have been dreaming of. Thompson Park is a 59-acre park located in Columbus, Ohio, and it is a perfect venue for a fun, casual, and sentimental wedding celebration. Thinking of a carnival, field day, sports, or backyard inspired wedding? Do it! The impeccably manicured park grounds provide a number of fields and grassy areas that can be reserved for your outdoor ceremony and reception. Walk down a grassy aisle speckled with flower petals and declare your love in front of loved one. You may also opt to continue the celebration with a reception in the park’s charming event pavilion. Need more space? Use the Pavilion as a buffet area and host an alfresco reception complete with dancing under the open sky. Make your special day as unique as your love. Enjoy your favorite foods, invite your favorite people, play your favorite games, and dance to your favorite music.

Venue Style



Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 60 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 60 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 9:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $40 for a ceremony and reception and includes 2 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Same rental fees apply for a ceremony only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $20/hr. Please note, rental fees is $10 per hour for residents. Please note, alcohol is not permitted on venue. Event end time varies by season due to sunset.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Thompson Park is estimated at between $832 and $1,057 for a ceremony & reception for 50 guests.





Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Venue set up and clean up
No kitchen
Public parking
Dance area included
Picnic benches included

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by 10:00PM
No alcohol allowed on venue