Adena Mansion and Gardens

Columbus

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Description

Adena was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state's first United States Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings. The house is one of only three houses designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe still standing in the country. Latrobe is considered the first professional American architect and served as architect of the U.S.capitol under President Thomas Jefferson. Situated on the 300 remaining acres of the original homeplace are five outbuildings and formal gardens. The gardens have undergone major renovation. Your guests may stroll through three terraces of flowers and vegetables, as well as the shrubs and trees in the grove. Looking east from the north lawn of the mansion, you can see across the Scioto River Valley to the Logan Range. This view was the inspiration for the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. A new Museum and Education Center features interactive exhibits that use the stories of people connected to Adena to give your guests a picture of life in Ohio in the early 1800s, a fun exhibit to delight especially your youngest guests. Have your wedding at this historic, elegant spot for a dream wedding ceremony and splendid reception!

Venue Style

Mansion, Park/Garden, Outdoor

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 220 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 220 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 1:00PM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,000 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The rental fee for a ceremony with reception is $1,500 and also includes 5 hours of event time. The set up fee for a ceremony only wedding is $600.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Adena Mansion and Gardens is estimated at between $6,170 and $13,833 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 10:00PM