Franklin Park

Centrally located in Columbus, just two miles east of downtown, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ event venues are ideal for meetings, off-site retreats, corporate receptions, employee recognition events, and social gatherings. Lush gardens and historic architectural details add natural ambiance to your organization’s next event.
John F. Wolfe Palm House
Celebrate in the distinctive ambiance of the John F. Wolfe Palm House. A double grand staircase provides for an elegant entrance, with steps descending into a tropical garden setting complete with large palms, iron gazebos and a Venetian-style fountain. The soaring glass roof of this Victorian-era structure admits beautiful natural light, perfect for a ceremony, luncheon or large cocktail reception. In the evening, an inspiring display of light from artist James Turrell’s LED installation transforms the space, creating an unforgettable atmosphere for your special event. Rental of the John F. Wolfe Palm House includes The West Terrace.
Capacity: Theater 200 Dinner  170 Cocktail  250
West Terrace
This striking brick veranda extends west from the Palm House and provides spectacular views of the Grand Mallway’s botanical gardens. A stunning visual backdrop is provided at dusk when the John F. Wolfe Palm House is illuminated by light artist James Turrell’s LED installation, Light Raiment II.
The Veridian
An exposed stone wall, ceramic tile floor and wood-coffered ceiling create a natural, organic atmosphere while retaining the comforts of an indoor venue. The Veridian is enhanced with tropical plants, Dale Chihuly artwork, and a glass door that opens to the elegant Brides Garden. The Veridian is a truly versatile venue for small gatherings and receptions. Rental of the Veridian includes the rooftop Grove and the Brides Garden.
Capacity: Theater – 200 Dinner – 130 Cocktail – 200
Brides Garden
A bubbling fountain, romantic swing and embellishments symbolic of a “tying the knot” theme set amongst lush perennials and white redbud trees creates a serene and intimate space. Natural stone paths and graceful ironwork complete the perfect setting for your cocktail party or small wedding ceremony.
The Grove
This rooftop garden overlooks the Conservatory’s outdoor botanical gardens and the lovely Brides Garden. This outdoor oasis features vertical water fountains, colorful planters and seasonal flower beds. The Grove is a popular location for cocktail receptions and ceremonies.
Grand Atrium
The Conservatory’s largest indoor space features stately, plant-draped pillars, and slate tile floors. The versatility of this venue makes it perfect for seated dinners or cocktail receptions. The Grand Atrium is available only after business hours. Rental of the Grand Atrium includes the outdoor, rooftop Zen Terrace.
Capacity: Theater – 200 Dinner – 250 Cocktail – 500
Zen Terrace
This Asian-inspired rooftop venue provides a serene, stylish setting for any type of ceremony, dinner, or cocktail party. Features include illuminated works by artist Dale Chihuly, a bubbling fountain, bamboo, and an elegant wall of Bonsai.

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