Our Mission

At Darby House, we strongly believe in transparency and integrity and are passionate about providing the best experience. We are always client-focused in providing service with integrity and challenge ourselves to continuously improve while remaining true to who we are– a historic family-owned venue.

Core Values


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Giving back

From the World Series Championship to the Kentucky Derby, John W. Galbreath left his mark on history — but his most important legacy? His work as a philanthropist, supporting vital charities throughout central Ohio and funding the creation of Bicentennial Park. In order to carry on the family legacy, philanthropy remains a cornerstone value of Darby House. Today, Darby House is now managed by the third generation of Galbreath’s, John W “Squire” Galbreath II and still proud to give back to the below organizations

The Galbreath Equine Center

The Ohio State University’s Galbreath Equine Center offers state-of-the-art, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options of all horse breeds and disciplines. They concurrently conduct research that advances the equine breeds and their human partnerships

The Dream Center

The Columbus Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that provides food and resources while also working to strengthen and uplift homeless and low-income individuals and families.

End Poverty

End Poverty is a faith-based non-profit that works with local organizations in the developing world. It empowers individuals and families to lift themselves out of the entanglements of poverty through microfinance.

Youth for Christ

Central Ohio Youth For Christ shares the light of the gospel with 11-19-year-old teens, regardless of their home life, social standing, or spiritual background.

Doctors Hospital

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio, is famous for its expertise in emergency care — especially for conditions of the heart. Doctors Hospital also stands out among other Ohio hospitals as a premier osteopathic teaching institution, training many of today’s best and brightest medical professionals.


Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a non-profit zoo located near Powell. They advance conservation research, strengthen environmental education, and promote community involvement that benefits animals and people. With 10,000 animals in six distinct regions, it supports conservation efforts annually around the world, most recently 70 projects in 30 countries.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals. LDAR educates the community and all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training, and good nutrition.

The Refuge

The Refuge is a leading faith-based, non-profit addiction recovery organization founded here in Ohio in 1999. The mission of The Refuge is to change the lives affected by addiction through Christ. Our goal is to inspire transformational change in men that they may live purposeful lives in Christ free from addiction. The Refuge welcomes and serves anyone regardless of faith or background. Refuge outcomes are among the best in the nation. No money or insurance is required to enter The Refuge.

The New Darby House

Darby House recently completed a $600,000 renovation of our venue spaces to bring a fresh new look to for today’s clients. Explore our renovations and see just how far we’ve come.

Meet the team

Director of Sales & Marketing

Nicole McCrate

Being in the business now 12 years, I know it’s because deep down I truly enjoy hearing each of my couples wedding vision and taking pride in helping that vision come to life while also helping guide them on every-day wedding randomness and adding my professional two-cents in when asked! I love when clients feel comfortable enough to call or email me just to ask for a second opinion or advice on anything that’s going on in their wedding planning.

Operations & Events Manager

Alissa Chenetski

My experience in the industry began right out of college where I wore many hats for a multi-venue business where I managed, planned or coordinated over 100 events during my time. I switched gears in my career to pursue marketing for a consumer packaged goods company, which gave me an abundance of knowledge and experience, but my heart brought me back to events. There is something so special about all the relationships you cultivate throughout the planning process, and being a part of behind the scenes of a bride and groom’s “Best Day Ever” is truly unmatched.

2024 Venue Pricing

Peak season: April-November. Off-peak season: December-March. Holiday weekends priced separately.

Peak Season

Event Minimum: $18,000

Off-Peak Season

Event Minimum: $14,000

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