Waterfront Wedding Venue Near Columbus, Ohio

Scenic weddings by the riverside

Located on the banks of Big Darby Creek, Darby House offers a beautiful waterfront setting for your wedding. Surrounded by nature, our venue provides a scenic space to exchange vows, with the calm river and green landscape adding to the day’s charm. Here, you’ll enjoy a serene atmosphere for your ceremony and reception, with the warmth of Ohio’s sunsets as your backdrop.

Serene river views for your ceremony and reception

With the picturesque Big Darby Creek flowing alongside, our Waterside Terrace provides a captivating setting for your ceremony and reception. Bask in the natural beauty as you dine and dance under the open sky, where the reflection of sunset on the water paints your celebration in golden hues. Our carefully designed outdoor space ensures every guest enjoys the scenic water views, adding a touch of nature’s splendor to your event. 

Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Darby House caters to your dream of an outdoor wedding with the stunning backdrop of the river, offering versatile outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception. And if the weather has other plans or you prefer an indoor celebration, our elegant indoor venues are at the ready. Featuring ample windows that keep the natural beauty in sight, these spaces provide a seamless transition ensuring your day is memorable no matter the setting. With Darby House, the choice between open skies and cozy indoors is entirely yours.

All-Inclusive Waterfront wedding venue

Our all-inclusive wedding packages are carefully crafted to give you a comprehensive, effortless experience. We provide stunning floral centerpieces tailored to your theme, extensive catering options, and a customizable bar. Our packages include a DJ to keep your reception lively, elegant floor-length linens in a variety of colors, and all essential tables, chairs, and place settings.

From the moment your guests arrive, they’ll enjoy our standard refreshments, and you’ll have a choice of appetizers. Our experienced service staff will take care of setup and cleanup, so you can focus on enjoying your day. With Darby House, every detail is taken care of.

Outdoor Spaces

Waterside Terrace

2,700 sq ft. | Theater Style: 250 Guests | Banquet Style: 100 Guests

This outdoor space is wonderful for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, or receptions. Our outdoor space offers stunning views of the Big Darby Creek for guests to enjoy.  Equipped with bistro lighting, twinkle lights in the trees, a fire pit, lawn space for yard games, and walking paths, the spacious grounds are available for guests during the entire event.

Come See For Yourself

“The Darby House was everything we could have dreamed of and more! The staff was incredibly helpful during the planning process and worked with us to make sure we had everything we wanted. The bridal suite was the perfect space for myself and the bridesmaids to get ready in. I will always recommend this venue to my friends!”

Morgan F


“When we first saw Darby House we fell in love! It was the first and only venue we saw, and it was everything we were looking for all wrapped into one. The staff was so helpful and made our wedding day 100% stress free. If we had to do everything all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing. We cannot recommend the Darby House enough!”

Erin H


“I don’t even know where to began with this review. First off, this venue is absolutely stunning and by far was the best all around venue in Columbus. The staff exceeded my expectations and truly made our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be. Alexa, our coordinator, was amazing and very detail oriented. She was able to answer all of my questions in a timely manner and work with us on our budget and help us with everything we wanted for our wedding day.”

Taryn J.


“Darby House made our dream come to life! The staff was so helpful during the planning anything we needed, they made sure we had it. The farm is truly a magical place!”

Maria F


“The Darby House is a beautiful venue with so many amenities that made for a wonderful wedding experience. Having the entire property to yourself gives your guests a private and spacious event space. We had our ceremony outdoors on the patio, dinner in the dining room, and cocktail hour and dancing in the racing room. This allowed us to enjoy the entire space, with a quiet space away from the dance floor for anyone who needed a break!”



“We are so unbelievably happy with our decision to choose Darby House as our wedding venue. It provided the exact setting we were looking for with an outdoor ceremony next to the water and a lovely backup indoor option in case of rain. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, eliminating the need for elaborate decorations, and the land made for so many beautiful photos. Nicole was our initial point of contact as well as our day of coordinator, and she was absolutely amazing to work with. She was extremely attentive, answering all our questions, and accommodating us in any way she could to make sure our wedding day was perfect.”

Lauren T



Current Venue Pricing

Peak season: April-December. Off-peak season: January-March. Exclusive Dates: Monday-Thursday year-round. Holiday weekends priced separately.

Peak Season

Event Minimum: $14,000

Off-Peak Season + Exclusive

Event Minimum: $12,000

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