Weddings at the Wagnalls Memorial



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Are you looking for a truly unique wedding venue in Columbus, Ohio?

Imagine being married in what looks like a Medieval castle, dancing under magical lights in a Tudor-gothic style setting, or holding your ceremony in a quaint outdoor courtyard surrounded by natural carved stone and manicured gardens. For the bride and groom looking for a unique wedding destination that’s close to home, Wagnalls Memorial Foundation offers an authentic experience that’s both memorable and unique.

Wedding Experience

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation offers couplesin the Columbus area with a unique destination to hold their most important occasion. We offer a variety of unique rooms varying in style and size to accommodate different needs and budgets. Our signature events are held in the historic Wagnalls Memorial building, a Tudor-Gothic-style manor that’s reminiscent of the Medieval Revival period. Both the interior and exterior of the building offer stunning features that provide an authentic experience and a myriad of uncommon historical photo opportunities.

Complete Catering Service

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation partners exclusively with several caterers to offer our clients professional catering service. All caterers will work closely with you to ensure that every detail of your event meets your expectations. Menu selections vary and can be adapted to meet gluten-free and vegan diet requirements. Outside caterers are permitted with an additional fee.

Wedding Photo Gallery

You’ll experience incredible wedding photo opportunities at The Wagnalls Memorial. Couples have access to our historic theater with original wood seats, beautiful wood shelves of books, vaulted ceilings with unique wood carvings, historic wooden library tables, unique wall murals and painted details, hanging metal chandeliers, arched wooden doors, spiral cement staircase with awrought iron railing,astone laid courtyard with seasonal manicured gardens, and more.

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Find your dream wedding location at The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation.

Are you searching for more than the typical “wedding hall” in Columbus? The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation offers you a unique alternative with our historical Library and auditorium. Authentic architectural characteristics combine with stunning rooms and views to provide a romantic wedding experience that’s unmatched in the area.

Located in the small, charming town of Lithopolis just southeast of Columbus, the Memorial sits nestled in a quaint setting amidst trees, a stone laid courtyard, a manicured garden, trellis walkway, and green lawns with ample space for outdoor ceremonies. When wedding guests enter The Wagnalls Memorial, they will feel as though they have traveled back in time to a Renaissance-era where they will marvel at the fine finishes around them.

A Historical Wedding Venue

A Unique Wedding Experience

Why choose the Wagnalls Memorial as a wedding venue?

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation has recently expanded its wedding services to include full catering packages by partnering with local award-winning catering companies. Our detail-oriented wedding manager and caterers understand that every wedding is a signature event, and strive to provide the highest level of service helping you organize weddings both large and small.

    • A unique, romantic, historical wedding experience
    • Flexible indoor and outdoor options
    • Full catering service including elegant dinner menus, food stations, full buffets, bakery, and wedding cakes
    • Experienced wedding staff that’s detail and service oriented
    • Packages to fit every couple’s budget

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation

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