Charting changes in Central Ohio

This story first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Columbus Weddings, published June 2019.

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, and that apparently goes for the local wedding industry, too.

The much-touted Gravity project opened its first phase in April. Its signature event space, Center at Gravity, can accommodate up to 175 guests and features a retractable wall that opens to the adjacent patio. Gravity also has a food-truck alley (great for alternative dinner options or late-night bites) and a private rooftop with views of the Downtown skyline. 500 W. Broad St., Franklinton, 614-705-0000, gravityproject.com/event-booking

Two Caterers has rebranded as Together & Company, a nod to the company’s growth since opening in 1997. The business also recently announced that it will be the exclusive operator of The Fives, a new venue at The Reach on Goodale. Its 7,000-square-foot space on the first floor can accommodate 400-plus guests and features floor-to-ceiling windows. Its secondary space—a 5,000-square-foot rooftop terrace—features stunning panoramic views of the Downtown skyline. Outdoor spaces will include an amphitheater and riverside park. The venue is taking reservations for spring 2020 and beyond. Together & Company, 550 S. High St., Downtown, 614-882-7323, togetherandco.com; The Fives, 550 Reach Blvd., Downtown, 614-882-7323, thefivescolumbus.com

The Bride Bar transitioned from a shared space to its own storefront in April. Promising a more intimate, personalized experience, the sister company to The Blowout Bar caters exclusively to wedding parties. 850 King Ave., Fifth by Northwest, 614-732-0095, thebridebar.com

There’s a new bridal boutique in town: ElaRose Sweet Weddings opened at The Shops at Worthington Place in early April. Gowns start around $2,000 and range up to $5,000. 7227 N. High St., Worthington, 614-271-0344, elarosesweetweddings.com

Finally, Taylor Mansion has closed. An email to the venue in January was met with an automated response stating that it will not reopen.