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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

Onsite Cabins & Yurts

Hand Crafted Wines & Ciders

experiential wedding venue columbus ohio

ABOUT

Accessible location. The beauty of nature, conveniently close to the city! Retreat 21 is 10 minutes to Dublin and 25 minutes to downtown Columbus.

An Experiential Weekend. Retreat 21 is a total experience, creating a retreat destination getaway for your guests! Featuring boundless exploration, unique entertainment, outdoor relaxation areas, intimate rehearsal dinner settings and stylish lodging, Retreat 21 is an entire weekend experience - giving you and your cherished guests unmatched memories to last a lifetime.

Quality Time. With all day or even all weekend access, you and your guests will enjoy ample time to soak in all the amazing experiences Retreat 21 has to offer. We want you to spend unrushed, quality time enjoying an unforgettable experience! Included in your access is up to six consecutive hours of event time.

Stress Free Experience. We have the heavy lifting of your setup and teardown covered! We will handle all of the event staples such as chairs, tables, furniture and beverage service. We’ve selected an exclusive list of exceptional caterers who will delight your guests with incredible service and cuisine.

The Great Outdoors. Retreat 21 offers endless scenic outdoor spaces and experiences. Expansive views, waterfall backdrops, intimate garden-chic lounge areas, and unrivaled photo opportunities.

Cheers! Retreat 21's in-house beverage service offers a curated drink menu featuring craft cocktails, local brews, and exceptionally crafted wine + cider produced on-premise at Retreat 21 Wine Co.

included in venue rental

  • Private use of the event venue on your event day beginning at 2pm
  • Two private wedding party suites (8am access) 
  • 6 hours of event time
  • Elevated service and expert guidance from your venue concierge 
  • 1-hour for ceremony rehearsal 
  • 3 hours for rehearsal dinner at The Taphouse
  • Exclusive access to the stunning Waterfall Deck ceremony location
  • 2-hour weekday access for engagement photos 
  • Ample onsite parking
  • Natural wood tables and stylish event seating
  • Setup / teardown of all venue provided tables and chairs

    Included in Weekend Retreat

    • Weekend property access
    • Complimentary 2-night stay in our premier, waterfront cabin
    • Priority guest booking privileges for on-property accommodations
    • Dedicated weekend concierge to help plan activities
    • Private access to the beach area and natural swimming pool
    • Private golf carts for easy transportation and exploration
    • Included moments for adventure or relaxation: hiking, biking, star gazing, beach lounging, hammocks, hot tubs, and bonfires
    • Access to additional experiences: wine tasting, bonfires, brunch, golf, yoga, massages and other limited spa services.

       

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      APPROVED CATERERS

      Retreat 21 works exclusively with the best catering teams in Columbus. Customizing your menu to create a meal to remember has never been easier than with these amazing options! We encourage interested clients to reach out to these companies for more information and for price quotes. Outside caterers are not permitted. All events must be catered, though Retreat 21 has no catering minimums.

      Cameron Mitchell

      www.cameronmitchellpremierevents.com
      614-848-4700
      cateringrequest@cameronmitchell.com

      Creative Cuisine

      www.creativecuisinecolumbus.com
      614-436-4949
      Rhonda Brown
      rbrown@ccuisine.cc

      Metro Cuisine

      www.metrocuisine.com
      614-436-6369
      Andrea Kellett
      akellett@metrocuisine.com

      Milo’s catering

      www.cateringbymilos.com
      614-224-0272
      Stacy Terman
      stacy@cateringbymilos.com

      Sweet Carrot

      www.sweetcarrot.com/catering
      614-313-8092
      Bobby Patterson
      info@sweetcarrot.com

      Together & Co.

      www.togetherandco.com
      614-882-7323
      Carly Ziemer
      info@togetherandco.com

       

       

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      Wedding FAQS

      How do I book?
      A signed contract and paid 40% non-refundable fee (combined total of the Venue Rental Fee and estimated Bar Fees) together, will officially reserve your date. Acceptable payment methods include credit card or check, made payable to “Retreat 21.”  There is no hold on your event date until both have been received. 
      Do you require a security/damage deposit?

      Yes. A security/damage deposit of $500 in the form of a check is required fourteen (14) 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.

      What is your payment schedule?
      Due upon booking:40% non-refundable fee based on the combined total of the Venue Rental Fee and estimated Bar Fees (as determined by the estimated guest count). 

      Due nine (9) months prior to the  Event: 40% non-refundable fee based on the combined total of the Venue Rental Fee and estimated Bar Fees.

      Due forteen (14) days prior to the Event: Final non-refundable balance, reflecting the remaining portion of the Venue Rental Fee and Bar 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.

      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 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.

      Can we bring our own alcohol?

      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 however, are allowed to bring and consume outside alcohol in the cabins. 

      Is there a bar service charge?

      A 20% bar service charge and 7.5% sales tax is applied to bar packages only. 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 charge a catering fee or facility fee?

      No. Retreat 21 does not charge a catering fee / facility fee, which many venues do. This fee is typically 10% to 15% of the total catering bill.

      Do you allow outside caterers?

      We allow an exclusive list of the regions’ best caterers who we’ve worked with for many years and trust to deliver a quality experience consistently.

      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.

      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.

      Is there a minimum required for guest count, food, or beverage?

      Beverage minimums are easily attainable: Saturday ($3,500), Sunday ($2,500), and Holiday ($4,500). Retreat 21 does not impose any guest count for food minimums, though your catering team may have additional requirements. 

      Do you provide flowers or centerpieces?

      No, but we have a robust list of amazing vendors we’d love to connect you with!

      Am I required to work with certain vendors?

      With the exception of beverage service, which must be provided by Retreat 21, and catering, which must be selected from our list of Approved Caterers, vendor selection is entirely at your discretion. We have a list of phenomenal wedding professionals we are happy to share with you! We strongly encourage you to enlist the guidance of a professional planner or coordinator to be on property and manage the event.

      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. 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 main event facility is heated and cooled and remains extremely comfortable throughout all four seasons! The Winery / Cidery Taphouse is an open air environment with fans and lots of air flow, keeping it quite comfortable during your rehearsal dinner in the evening. 

      What about parking? Can we leave vehicles overnight?

      Yes, and we encourage any guest who is impaired in any way to do so and retrieve their car when they are able to drive safely. Unless the guest is staying on-property, 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 the Retreat Weekend Package, you will have exclusive access to the “private retreat areas” identified on our property maps (reserved cabins, Waterfall Deck, beach area & natural swimming pool). 

      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; 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 as planned, we will adapt as needed and move your ceremony to our indoor ceremony room (The Atrium). 

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