Openings, closings and changes in Central Ohio
This story first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Columbus Weddings, published in June 2018.
Westerville has two new hotels: the 99-room Aloft Columbus Westerville and the 222-room Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris. While Aloft doesn't have wedding reception spaces, the new Renaissance boasts multiple ballrooms.
Aloft Columbus Westerville, 32 Heatherdown Drive, Westerville, 614-899-6560, aloftcolumbuswesterville.com
Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, 409 Altair Parkway, Westerville, 614-882-6800, marriott.com
Also new to the scene is Attelé Bridal Boutique in Upper Arlington. The appointment-only salon specializes in couture gowns that start at $2,500. Designers include Rosa Clara Couture, Suzanne Neville and Riki Dalal.
3219 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, 614-707-2284, attelebridal.com
Several properties are renovating. The Worthington Inn's upper-floor changes mean that the space will no longer accommodate receptions, but you can still rent a private dining room for your rehearsal dinner or morning-after brunch. In Newark, Cherry Valley Lodge is under new ownership; a $13 million renovation is slated for completion late this year or early next. The property will get a near-complete overhaul, and its former water park will become a 45,000-square-foot convention center. And Downtown's Athletic Club of Columbus recently completed renovations on its first floor; read more about the venue in our spotlight feature on Page 85.
Worthington Inn, 649 High St., Worthington, 614-885-2600, worthingtoninn.com
Cherry Valley Lodge, 2299 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, 740-788-1200, cherryvalleylodge.com
Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St., Columbus, 614-221-3344, accolumbus.com
Finally, we're sad to note a few closures: Elegant Bride in Dublin, Monaco's Palace on the East Side and McClain Creations in Newark. Romanoff's Classic Tuxedos closed its Downtown and Westerville locations, but its Dublin shop (6387 Sawmill Road) remains open.