Did you find something sparkly under the Christmas tree this week? While we would be just as happy with a bottle of bubbly, its no secret that the holidays are the most romantic and popular time to get engaged and the new year will bring the exciting, yet exhausting time of planning your upcoming nuptials. May we a suggest a charming and unique historical setting for your upcoming wedding, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower?

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A Worthington landmark since its construction in 1831, The Worthington Inn served as a home, inn and carriage house, and now finally, a Columbus Dispatch Top 10 Restaurant and Banquet Facility. Rooms of the original mansion, built for the founder of Worthington’s daughter, have since been repurposed into dining rooms while still retaining hints of their original use-such as fireplaces, wooden beams, and original doors and windows. Underneath the famous mansard roof that stands out against the Old Worthington skyline is our Van Loon Ballroom. This space, added to the original home in 1901, is truly a unique room that isn’t comparable to anything else in Ohio. The Ballroom has been a place of gathering and celebration for over 100 years, commencing with the famous “Tally-Ho Parties” at the turn of the 20th century that brought people out of the city to come stay at The Worthington Inn. A 500 pound crystal chandelier illuminates the golden Victorian wallpaper and transports your guests back into a time of opulence and grandeur.

The Worthington Inn is not without its modern amenities. The Worthington Inn offers the service of an event planner free of charge to assist you in planning your special day. Chef Mike and the kitchens are also readily willing to work with brides and event hosts to customize menus to best fit their guest list.

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But perhaps our fondest and proudest sentiments about the Inn come from our place in the Worthington community for generations. “One of the most wonderful aspects of working in a place with so much history is the traditions that have been created here,” explains Private Event Coordinator, AnnaBell Kinsel, “We have brides hosting their rehearsal dinners at The Worthington Inn this summer because their parents were married here thirty years ago.”

Whether you’re looking for a full-scale glittering wedding reception or an intimate gathering with your closest family and friends, an event at The Worthington Inn will be an evening to remember in a historic setting your guests will never forget!

Interested in hosting your upcoming event here? Click here to be directed to our Weddings and Private Events page.

*This blog post originally appeared on the Worthington Wedding District Blog 5.7.14.