Photo by Will Shilling

There's no denying the Ohio Statehouse-with its beautiful Greek Revival architecture-is an elegant spot to tie the knot. We even picked it for our inspired glamour-themed photo shoot in this issue of Capital Style Bride. If you're thinking of hosting your nuptial festivities at this chic downtown venue, you're in luck. Statehouse Special Events Coordinator Sherri Wilburn (who assured us there are still a few 2012 and 2013 dates available) will host six group tours through mid-February with no appointment necessary-just show up to see all the rentable areas of the Statehouse perfect for ceremonies, receptions and cocktail hours, and to learn about catering services. Plus Wilburn will point out a few great spots for photos. Tour dates are: Jan. 12, 19 and Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., and Jan. 14, 21 and Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. The free, hour-long tours kick off at the Map Room on the ground floor. For more on the Statehouse, visit

–Beth Stallings