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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E. Broad St
Columbus, OH, OH
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(614) 715-8100
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4.4 out of 5
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  • 65 Reviews


    Leeanna S

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  • Although the venue and my actual ceremony was beautiful, dealing with the staff of FPC was a nightmare. Particularly Sarah M. who was my day-of-coordinator. I had my ceremony and reception in the Palm House, and it rained really hard during my reception. As the ceiling was leaking and drenching my DJ and equipment (no venue staff in sight) Sarah was called only to state she was "sitting in her office and someone would be bringing an umbrella." She also lost and misplaced some of my wedding items and decorations despite being given very clear directions on what should be set out and where. She was extremely unhelpful throughout rehearsal, wedding, reception, and after. Not to mention, FPC furloughed all their catering staff after we rescheduled our new covid wedding date with them. We had already moved out of state, and our families had to scramble to find new catering. The toilet was also broken in the grooms' suite. With all the beautiful wedding venues in Columbus and surroundi... Read more

    yvonne

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  • What can I say besides beautiful place, well manage and the scenery to enjoy. I am really happy with my decision to go here. Was really happy.

    Chloe

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  • Our wedding was in the Palm House, which I thought was absolutely perfect because it feels like you're outdoors without actually being outdoors (aka in the rain). It is also a stunning venue. The palms make the atmosphere breathtaking. It does not need a ton of decorations because it is already gorgeous. I thought Franklin Park was very easy to work with as well. There were times when I hoped they would've responded sooner, but for the most part they were very prompt and professional. Our coordinator from the Franklin Park was also very nice and helpful. She answered all my questions before the wedding and brought up things I hadn't even thought about. When it came to the ceremony and reception, though, I did not see her as often as I thought. This left us wondering at times what to do next. However, I still thought she was very good. They set up the ceremony and reception extremely well. It was exactly as I would've hoped for! They also dealt with the rain on our wedding day very well... Read more

    Stacy

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  • FPC was so helpful in planning our wedding. Russell was the first person we came across in this adventure and he gave us a lot to think about and was so over the top easy to work with and communicate with. Jamia and Teresa were also so wonderful. Addison made sure our food was exactly as imagined (we did a brunch reception) and she went all in making sure the meal was ok for me and my husband since we are vegetarian and i am lactose intolerant as well. Jamia did great at executing the order of things for the ceremony and was so friendly and easy to talk to. Teresa was awesome at getting back to every email and concern I had especially in the 24 hours before the event. I would totally recommend this for your venue because the people are great and as we know, the grounds (we used the wolfe terrace and palm house) are gorgeous! Thanks for helping make our day!:)

    Tyler

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    5 out of 5
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  • Looking back on our wedding (just one week ago!), my husband and I are so overjoyed we booked the Palm House at the Franklin Park Conservatory for our Wedding Reception. The space is so beautiful and our guests loved it. Our guests had access to the entire conservatory from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; and our reception finished around 11:30. There was a small fee (~$150.00) to have the butterfly exhibit open as well and it was absolutely worth it. Unfortunately it was cold and raining on the day of our wedding reception and we couldn't use the outdoor terrace space attached to the Palm House. Thankfully, we were able to use the enclosed bonsai-tree garden space instead of the terrace, which is just as lovely. We decided to have our reception catered by the Franklin Park Conservatory and I'm very happy and grateful we did. We threw a "heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails" style reception. We primarily worked with Lauren Miller in deciding our reception menu, flow of the evening, what we were going... Read more

    Allison

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    5 out of 5
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  • Franklin Park conservatory did an outstanding job for both our ceremony and reception. They were incredibly organized and efficient and really helped me in the planning process. They set up all my decor just as I asked and it looked so beautiful. They were easy to work with and very insightful. They made my vision come to life and I couldn't have asked better people to work with and I fully trusted them to make my day everything I had dreamed of. The day went so smooth because of their guidance and organization, I still have guests talking about how fun and beautiful the day was. Specifically, Lauren Miller and Caitlin Mashhadian made my planning process a breeze and kept the day running smooth. The food was absolutely delicious and everyone was so impressed. I highly recommend this venue not only for the beauty of it but the AMAZING staff.

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had visited a couple other venues for our wedding but as soon as we walked through the doors of the Wells Barn we knew this is where we would hold our wedding. Air conditioning was a requirement for our June 16 wedding and we are so glad the Wells Barn is air conditioned because we certainly needed it that day. Sarah was our event coordinator and Molly was our catering coordinator and they were quick to communicate any changes and always wanted to confirm details to ensure our event ran smoothly. The space was everything we were looking for with the lawn for our ceremony and transitioning to the barn for the reception. The lights we added to the barn made the event feel even more intimate and enhanced the old beams throughout the barn. The space was perfect for our 180 guests and we received numerous compliments about the space and how beautiful it was for our wedding.

    Jenette

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  • I had a great experience with FPC! They were very helpful through the planning portions, and wonderful to work with as changes or adjustments had to be made. I also used them for my catering, the food was delicious and personalized.

    Bebe

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  • Franklin Park Conservatory and the wedding/event team made our wedding extra special! We got married and had our reception in the Palm House. We worked very closely with Emily. She's an amazing onsite wedding coordinator. She was able to keep us organized and on schedule. A special thank you to her for being so accommodating and helpful the days leading up to the wedding and the day of. This place is really made for weddings. So beautiful. And the Palm House looked amazing in the evening with all the color lights. We had 130 guest come and the area was just the right size to accommodate our family and friends. We had an amazing and unforgettable wedding.

    Katie

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  • We got married at the Wells Barn and Community Gardens at Franklin Park and it was such a beautiful venue! We planned to have our ceremony in the gardens, however it rained our entire day so we had to move inside, but the barn was absolutely stunning. We've had so many of our guests comment on how warm and intimate it was, and we just had an overall amazing experience. We loved that the venue was slightly separate from the other venues in the main conservatory, and our day of coordinator Angel was wonderful. She worked with our planner and the rest of our vendor team and was so helpful with all of the questions I had for her before the big day!

    Sara

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  • We were married in gardens behind the Wells Barn. They were so beautiful in May! Staff were helpful and professional. The venue was a bit pricey.

    Adrienne

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  • If you are looking for a picturesque venue with Chihuly's glass art, rooms exploding with flowers and butterflies, then Franklin Park is the obvious answer. This historic venue preserves class with the Palm House, tradition with the Bride's garden and modern appeal with the Atrium, and each space smells fantastic too! We catered with FPC and so glad we had Diane shepard our decisions. Her response rate is incredible. However, I removed one star for the antiquated process of the amount of people and overly complicated process of sales rep to coordinator to planner. The game of telephone really ruined my chances at a few good event options and ultimately ended up in a miscommunication about A/V... and so after being told I didn't need microphones, I did, and none of the ones they supplied us worked or had full battery. So, upon choosing this venue know you will have to dot your i's and cross your t's going into the planning process. Otherwise, net: a Fantastic, solid option and I have th... Read more

    dawn

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  • We chose Franklin Park Conservatory for my daughter's wedding because it is such a beautiful epic location. We reserved the Veridian to be sure we had an air conditioned indoor space in case of August heat or thunderstorms, but we were lucky to have perfect weather. The ceremony was held outside in the Bride's Garden, cocktail hour in the Veridian, and the reception outside in The Grove. The space was perfect for our 115 guests. Bride's Garden creates an intimate ceremony venue. The Grove was lovely with the cake in the gazebo area. The only issue was the lighting. We paid for votives and some uplighting and brought in fairy lights and DJ lights, but when the sun goes down it is very dark. FPC should have better lighting included for safety reasons (it's $2k extra to have bistro lights hung which we didn't do). The venue cost is definitely high, but the photos will be worth it! We wanted The Palm House, but it is just too hot to have a summer wedding indoors and Palm has no associat... Read more

    Katie

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  • Franklin Park Conservatory was wonderful to work with; we booked their new venue, Wells Barn, for our ceremony back in September 2015 before it was even built. They were good about sending renderings and inviting us to an open house when it was finally built. As with most places, the person you work with on booking is not who you end up working with on the actual event - so keep that in mind. My advice would be keep all the information you share in e-mails to the booking partner so you can easily forward to the Franklin Park Conservatory team member that actually works on your event. I found I had to repeat myself on things simply because the pass off of information was not as smooth (or just didn't happen). Overall, it was a great experience and I would definitely book with them again for future events.

    Beth

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  • Franklin Park is a beautiful venue! All of my guests were raving about how wonderful it was to tour the Conservatory and how unique it was! Our wedding coordinator, Brooke, was very responsive and flexible with the several changes we made leading up to the wedding, and was on top of everything on the day of! We also used Franklin Park's catering which was delicious! Lauren was great to work with and very willing to have lots of email threads and meetings to determine what we wanted. Overall it was a fantastic experience!!
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