Best of Columbus Weddings 2021 Reader Poll Results

Virginia Brown, Nancy Byron, Marlie Griffith, Rylan Lee, Dana Randall, Britt Timmons, Peter Tonguette, Rebecca

Virginia Brown, Nancy Byron, Marlie Griffith, Rylan Lee, Dana Randall, Britt Timmons, Peter Tonguette, Rebecca Walters and Nicholas Youngblood

This story first appeared in the fall/winter 2021 issue of Columbus Weddings, which published in June 2021. 

Photo shoot vendors 

PHOTOS: Tessa Berg of Starling Studio 

STYLING, VISION and COORDINATION: Natasha Churches of Aisle & Co 

VENUE: Hotel LeVeque  

FLORIST: The Flowerman  

RENTALS: Aiden & Grace  

CATERING: Cameron Mitchell Premier Events  

CAKE: Capital City Cakes  

BRIDAL GOWN: La Jeune Mariee  

MENSWEAR: Pursuit  

BRIDESMAID GOWNS: Gilded Social  

HAIR AND MAKEUP: Pearson and Sage at PENZONE Salons + Spas  

JEWELRY: Diamond Cellar  

OFFICIANT: Run to an Elopement  

STATIONERY: JesMarried  

PHOTO BOOTH: Selfie Spot 614  

DJ and SPECIAL EFFECTS: Josh Staley Productions  

VIDEOGRAPHY: Nathan Peppers Films  

MODELS: Candace Clark and Sandor “Alex” Gyerman 

The Venues 

For two years in a row, readers voted the historic St. Joseph Cathedral in Downtown Columbus as the best venue for a religious wedding ceremony. The Gothic-style church provides the perfect backdrop for a “princesslike” wedding, with features that include vaulted ceilings, marbled floors, stained-glass windows and a long processional aisle. Brides and bridal parties have access to changing rooms, and the basement area can accommodate small receptions. 

RUNNER-UP: Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 14% 

If a couple can’t decide between urban charm and the majesty of nature, what better spot than the Franklin Park Conservatory? A variety of spaces allows for both modern and rustic atmospheres with indoor and outdoor options, meaning versatility is the name of the game. Every corner of the 13-acre property offers another stunning photo opportunity. Plus, there’s no better way to save on floral arrangements than to host an event in a tropical greenhouse.