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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 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.

venue features

  • Capacity: Large enough for 350+ guests, adaptable enough for intimate celebrations
  • Property access: +15 hours. Event time: 6 consecutive event hours.
  • Onsite ceremony is included in this time
  • Private use of the entire main event facility (see floor plan for included rooms)
  • Two private wedding party suites
  • Setup and teardown of all tables, chairs, and linens (choice of white/ivory/black)
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony options
  • Close planning partnership with our expert venue coordinator
  • Early wedding party access and onsite parking
  • Two hour weekday access for engagement photos – in the months prior to your wedding
  • One hour weekday vendor walk through session – in the weeks prior to your wedding
  • One hour ceremony rehearsal
  • Retreat Weekend Packages through cabin rentals include even more benefits and amenities

2022 pricing

APRIL - DECEMBER

Friday: $7,000

Saturday: $9,000

Sunday: $7,000

Holidays:$10,000

*Bar packages and catering are additional

JANUARY - MARCH

Friday: $5,000

Saturday:$7,000

Sunday:$5,000

Holidays: $8,000 

*Bar packages and catering are additional

Straightforward & Inclusive Fee Structure

No Facility Fee
No catering minimums
Bar minimums are required, but are priced modestly and are easy to achieve
Retreat 21 offers experiences not found anywhere else and includes many benefits and services other venues charge additional for

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

 

 

Wedding FAQS

How do I book?

To reserve your date the client must sign Retreat 21’s contract and pay 50% of the room rental fee. We accept checks and credit card payments. Please make checks payable to “Retreat 21”.

What is your payment schedule?

At booking: 50% of the room rental fee
6 months after booking: 50% of room rental
9 months after booking: Bar minimum due
Final meeting (2 weeks before your event): final bar balance + $1,000 refundable security deposit

What is your cancellation policy?

If the Client cancels the scheduled event for any reason, the liquidated damages due to Retreat 21 are 100% of the current amount invoiced and owed by the client and the full amount of the security deposit. However, if the Client cancels the date and Retreat 21 is able to resell that date at full retail value, the Client will be refunded 90% of the new amount paid, not including the security deposit. If a cancellation occurs and Retreat 21 is at fault, 100% of the amount paid by the client will be refunded, including the security deposit. There are no exceptions to this policy.

What is the security deposit for?

We require a $1,000 security deposit due 2 weeks before your event. This money is held until 1 week after your event. One week after your event, if no damage from the event is assessed on the premises, the security deposit is returned to you. Security deposits are used to cover the cost for any damage to property, or loss of property, which may occur during your event. This deposit will not be refunded if outside alcohol is brought onto the premises. The client will be responsible for any damage or loss to the premises, the building, equipment, all stains to carpet, cushions and property, decoration or fixtures due to the activities of their guests. The security deposit will also be changed in full if the Client cancels the event at any time.

What setup and teardown is the client responsible for?

Clients are responsible for decor setup and teardown with the support of their chosen vendors. We strongly encourage clients to hire a coordinator or work with other vendors (such as florists or catering team) to execute the setup and teardown of decor. During your wedding day, the venue staff is focused on ensuring an operational and flawless venue space for our valued clients. For this reason, our efforts are focused on setup and teardown of chairs, tables, linens, bars, rental items you have chosen from us, as well as venue preparation and cleanliness, and managing vendor load-in and load-out.

What do I have to take with me at the end of the night?

Clients and/or their appointed planner(s) must take all decor and personal belongings offsite at the conclusion of the rental. There is one hour for teardown after the conclusion of the event.

What are your decoration restrictions?

The following items are strictly prohibited: confetti, smoke and fog machines, bubbles and bubble machines inside, loose glitter or glitter added to any decor, artificial rice, or faux snow. No tape or nails are permitted on walls or floors.
Please note this is not the complete list of policies and requirements. Prior to booking, the client will be sent a contract with complete details as well as a more comprehensive package of planning details.

What is your alcohol policy?

Retreat 21 has a variety of bar packages from which to choose. All alcohol must be purchased through and served by Retreat 21 staff. No outside alcohol is permitted at the venue or ceremony locations. Retreat 21 has a “no shots” policy which is strictly enforced.

Is event insurance required to have my event at Retreat 21?

Clients are strongly encouraged to obtain event insurance. Please consult your insurance provider for guidance and coverage amounts.

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

There are no minimums on guest counts. Food minimums are dependent on the policies of your catering team.
Retreat 21 does have beverage minimums:
Friday-Saturday: $3500; Sunday: $2500; Holiday: $4500

What does venue access mean?

This means access to the event building itself. Venue access is different from access to other areas of Retreat 21, including but not limited to: cabins, swimming pond, walking trails, and winery. There are a variety of events and guest reservations happening at any given time onsite, and we ensure all clients have the privacy in the designated space they have reserved.

Am I required to work with certain vendors?

Your catering selection must come from our list of Approved Caterers. Other vendors are at your discretion, however we have a Preferred Vendors list we are happy to share with you! We strongly encourage that clients enlist the guidance of a planner or coordinator who will be onsite to execute the event.

Do you provide flowers or centerpieces?

No, but we have a great list of vendor recommendations we’re happy to share!

Do you have decor rentals?

Yes! Please ask for our Retreat 21’s decor rental list. All install and teardown of these rentals is handled by Retreat 21.

Is the venue handicapped accessible?

Yes, all of Retreat 21’s event facilities are ADA compliant. As an operating farm and wooded retreat, we can not guarantee each outdoor area meets complete ADA requirements. However, we offer limited driving and parking accessibility to all ceremony locations – and a shuttle service via golf carts can be added. All outdoor ceremony areas are wheelchair accessible.

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. Please see Cabin Rental Info for more details.

Is there a sufficient heating and cooling system?

Yes! The main event facility is heated and cooled by renewable source of geothermal energy and remains extremely comfortable throughout all four seasons! The Winery Pavilion is an open air environment with fans and lots of air flow keeping it quite comfortable during your rehearsal dinner in the evening.

Can guests park overnight?

Yes, guests who are not staying in the cabins must remove cars by 10:00am the next morning.

Will there be other events on the property during my rental period?

It is common for more than one event or client to be on the property at the same time, but all events will be designated areas and given ample attention and care for your privacy and satisfaction.

Are pets allowed to be part of my ceremony?

Yes! Dogs are permitted during your ceremony only. Please appoint someone to properly monitor them during their time onsite. Pets should be taken off site at the conclusion of the ceremony. Retreat 21 does offer 1 pet friendly cabin rental.

What happens if it rains?

If the weather does not permit for your planned outdoor ceremony, we will adapt as needed and move your ceremony to a more comfortable space. Tenting for your outdoor ceremony is an additional option you can discuss with your venue coordinator.

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