an escape waiting to be discovered
An immersive outdoor oasis, Retreat 21 merges modern luxury and hospitality for an unparalleled experience. Garden-chic patios, stunning interior spaces, panoramic views, and breathtaking outdoor ceremony areas provide the backdrop you’ve been dreaming of.
The Beauty of Nature
Hand Crafted Wines & Ciders
An Experience like no other
A wedding at Retreat 21 brings together the beauty of nature, handcrafted wines & ciders, and on-site cabins to create the perfect setting for your event.
included in venue rental
- One private wedding party suite
- 6 hours of event time
- Elevated service and expert guidance from your venue concierge
- 1 hour for ceremony rehearsal
- 2 hour weekday access for engagement photos
- Ample onsite parking
- Endless photo opportunities
- Natural wood tables and stylish event seating
- Setup / teardown of all venue provided tables and chairs
- (Optional) rehearsal dinner reservation at The Taphouse
Included in Saturday Package
- Priority guest booking privileges for on-property accommodations
- Day of venue access at 9:00am
- Access to the Waterfall Deck, beach area and natural swimming pool
- Golf cart available for easy transportation for guests of honor
- Included moments for adventure or relaxation: hiking, star gazing, beach lounging, hot tubs, and bonfires
IN HOUSE CATERING
Retreat 21 works exclusively with Gourmet Fresh, truly a stand out option for your best meal ever! Customizing your menu to create a meal to remember has never been easier than with Gourmet Fresh. All events must be catered, though Retreat 21 has no catering minimums.
Meal options will be discussed during your onsite tour and planning meetings with Retreat 21!
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Insight from our couples
We visited several event spaces in Columbus and Retreat 21 is unique in so many ways. The venue has so many incredible aspects – the cabins for family and friends, the natural swimming pool, the beautiful landscape. With all of the amenities – the fire pits, the hot tubs, the hiking trails, there was something fun for everyone! We are so grateful for your time, energy, and enthusiasm. We cannot thank you enough for your part in making our day better than we could have ever expected!
If you are looking for a PERFECT place to get married, do it here. It is so unique and truly a great experience. From the beautiful venue to the cabins to accommodate the wedding party and guests, everything was amazing. The experience Retreat 21 provides is excellent as well. They went above and beyond to make our day everything we dreamed of. If I had to do it over again I would pick Retreat 21 every single time. Not one thing went wrong, they knew exactly what they are doing.
The Retreat 21 team 100% over-delivered on their promises and we had a spectacular wedding weekend that we will never forget. Our wedding was 55 guests and even though the event space is large, the staff at Retreat 21 will customize the entire experience for you. Our out of town guests had an incredible time in the modern and cozy cabins. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you will feel stress-free. I can’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else because the entire weekend was magical from start to finish and it was all thanks to the staff at Retreat 21.
How do I book?
A signed contract and paid 25% non-refundable fee (combined total of the Venue Rental Fee and estimated Catering and Bar Fees) together, will officially reserve your date. Acceptable payment methods include credit card or check, made payable to “Retreat 21 Farms.” There is no hold on your event date until both have been received.
What is your payment schedule?
Due upon booking: 25% non-refundable fee based on the combined total of the Venue Rental Fee, estimated Bar Fees, and estimated Catering Fees (as determined by the estimated guest count)
Due ten (10) months prior to the Event: 25% of the Venue Rental Fee, estimated Bar Fees, and estimated Catering Fees.
Due five (5) months prior to the Event: 25% of the Venue Rental Fee, estimated Bar Fees, and estimated Catering Fees.
Due fifteen (15) days prior to the Event: Final non-refundable balance, reflecting the remaining portion of the Venue Rental Fee and Bar Fees, and Catering fees adjusted for actual guest count; to include decor rental fees and any additional items added by the Client and invoiced by Retreat 21. The $500 Security/Damage Deposit (paid by a separate check) is also due at this time.
Incidentals: On the day of your event, any applicable Bar Overage (for consumption-based pricing) plus tax and incidentals, is due at the conclusion of the event and payment will be processed via card on file.
Payment method: Credit cards are accepted. Checks are preferred – rentals are subject to a discount if paid via check.
What is your cancellation policy?
All venue rental fees are non-refundable. Retreat 21 and Client agree that if the Client cancels prior to the scheduled event, for any reason whatsoever, the liquidated damages due to Retreat 21 are 100% of the amount paid by Client to date, including but not limited to all Venue Rental Fees and Bar Fees.
If the Client cancels the Venue Rental and Retreat 21 is able to rebook the date at the full Venue Rental Fee, the Client will be refunded 90% of the amount the Client has paid to date. If a cancellation occurs and Retreat 21 is at fault, 100% of all fees paid by Client will be refunded to the Client, except for a reason outside of Retreat 21’s control.
Do you require a security/damage deposit?
Yes. A security/damage deposit of $500 in the form of a check is required fourteen (15 days prior to your event to cover the cost for any damage to property, or loss of property, which may occur during your event. If no damage is assessed on the premises, the Security Deposit will be returned or shredded within seven (7) days. You will be responsible for any damage or loss to the premises, the building, equipment, stains (i.e. cake, wine, etc…) to carpet, cushions and property, decoration or fixtures which occur due to the activities of your guests.
This deposit will not be refunded if, at any time, outside alcohol is brought onto the premises. The security deposit must be paid by separate check or money order, payable to “Retreat 21”, or credit card on file.
Do you require event insurance?
Yes, you will need to obtain and provide proof of liability coverage, with a minimum $1M per occurrence, for the duration of your reservation including all pre/post event activities (e.g., rehearsal dinner). This coverage typically costs no more than $200.
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Can we bring our own alcohol to the wedding?
No. Wedding party beverage service is available before your event. The Security Deposit will not be refunded if, at any time, outside alcohol is brought onto the event premises. Guests are permitted to bring and consume outside alcohol in any cabins they have reserved.
Is there a service charge?
A 20% service charge and 7% sales tax are applied to bar, catering, and floral (2025 only) packages. The service charge covers the use of our equipment, utilities, liability insurance fees, all necessary permits, staff costs, setup and other administrative expenses. This service fee does not include gratuity which, while always appreciated, is never required. There are no separate charges for bar setup or bar staff – this is covered by your service charge (some venues do charge bar staff and bar setup fees in addition to a bar service charge).
Do you allow outside caterers?
We work exclusively with Gourmet Fresh to supply your meal to remember for all special occasions held at the Venue at Retreat 21!
Am I required to work with certain vendors?
With the exception of beverage and catering services (and dining table florals in 2025), which must be provided by Retreat 21 and Gourmet Fresh, vendor selection is at your discretion. We have a list of amazing wedding professionals we are happy to share with you! We strongly encourage the guidance of a full service planner or coordinator to manage your event.
Who is responsible for setup and teardown?
Retreat 21 will take care of all venue-provided tables, chairs, furniture, bar, and amenities. Clients are responsible for all other décor / rentals with the support of their chosen vendors. We encourage you to hire a professional planner or coordinator to collaborate with your vendor team (e.g., florists, rental companies, and caterer) to manage setup and teardown.
When is the earliest I can drop off décor?
Décor may be dropped off up to 30 minutes prior to your Ceremony Rehearsal. This will be scheduled 3 months before your wedding date.
What do I have to take with me at the end of the night?
Clients and/or their planner(s) must remove all décor and personal belongings from event space(s) at the conclusion of the rental. There is one (1) hour allotted for teardown which begins as soon as the event concludes.
Are there any decoration restrictions?
No confetti, glitter, or similar materials may be used for decorations or thrown in or around the facility. The use of staples, tacks, or other damaging materials is prohibited. Lighting may not be mounted to permanent structures. Candles may be used only in containers and the flame must be at least two (2) inches below the top of the container. You and your vendors are responsible for returning the facilities (both indoors and outdoors) to its original condition at the conclusion of your event. A full list of decor restrictions and cleaning requirements will be provided in your Contract upon booking.
Do you provide flowers or centerpieces? What about linens?
In 2024, you are welcome to privide flowers and centerpieces through a source of your selection.
2025 wedding packages have dining table florals included in your pre-guest cost! Florals outside of the dining table centerpiece may be added, but are not required.
Our tables are designed to be linenless. If linens for are desired, Retreat 21 will manage all orders and invoice you accordingly.
Is there a minimum required for guest count, food, or beverage?
Beverage minimums are easily attainable: Saturday ($3,500), Friday and Sunday ($2,000).
Do you offer décor rentals?
Yes! Please ask for our complete list of available rentals. All installation and teardown of décor rented through Retreat 21 are handled by our team.
Is the venue handicap accessible?
Yes, all of Retreat 21’s indoor event facilities are ADA compliant. All outdoor ceremony locations are wheelchair accessible; however, as an operating farm and wooded retreat, we can not guarantee each outdoor area meets complete ADA requirements. Many walking paths are gravel-centric. We offer limited driving and parking accessibility to all ceremony locations, and a shuttle service via golf carts can be added.
Is there a noise ordinance we should be aware of?
To be respectful of neighbors, Retreat 21 staff, and cabin rentals, quiet hours are from 12am-8am.
Is there a sufficient heating and cooling system?
Yes! The event venue facility is heated and cooled and remains extremely comfortable throughout all four seasons! The Taphouse is an open air environment with fans and lots of air flow, open May-October only. There is no central AC or heat in the Taphouse.
What about parking? Can we leave vehicles overnight?
Yes, and we encourage any guest who is impaired do so and retrieve their car when they are able to drive safely. Unless the guest is staying overnight in a cabin, we ask vehicles be removed no later than 10am the morning after the event. Retreat 21 has sufficient on property parking to accommodate all of your guests. Parking is included in your reservation.
Will there be other events on the property during my rental period?
You are guaranteed exclusive use of the event space(s) you reserve. However, with on-property accommodations and The Taphouse open to the public, it is common for more than one group to be on the property at the same time. As part of a Saturday Wedding Package, you will have exclusive access to the “private retreat areas” identified on our property maps (any cabins your group reserves, Waterfall Deck, beach area & natural swimming pond).
Is Retreat 21 pet friendly?
Pets are permitted in wedding ceremonies or other special events, but must be leashed or crated at all times. All animals on property, with the exception of trained service animals, require written permission from Retreat 21. Pets are limited to the Wedding Client only; Guests may not bring pets (unless it is a required service animal). Only the Waterfront Cabin is pet friendly, and a $50 cleaning fee is enforced for those bringing pets into the Main Cabin. Pets are not permitted in any other cabin.
What happens if it rains?
If the weather does not permit your planned outdoor ceremony to proceed, we will move your ceremony to our indoor ceremony room (The Atrium).