Local wedding vendors you should know

You might remember the dark, moody and oh-so-dreamy photo shoot that the Scioto Reserve Country Club hosted for us back in 2018 … and if not, you should definitely check it out. Today the Powell country club returns to the Bustled blog for our Meet the Vendor stories. We asked Ann Marie Orren, director of catering and wedding coordinator for the venue, to share more about this gorgeous space.

What should people know about Scioto Reserve?

Scioto Reserve Country Club is an amazing venue located in Powell. We are able to accommodate up to 300 guests with a dance floor. We only book one wedding per day, so couples have the ability to come in early and spend the day getting ready on-site in our private bridal suite and groom's quarters areas. These rooms have lockers and their own key pad codes, too! We also have two great options for your wedding ceremony: one outdoor and one indoor. We handle all of our catering in-house, include a cake with your package.

So how did you come to be the go-to wedding gal there?

I have worked for Scioto Reserve for over 10 years and have personally been a part of every wedding that has taken place at our venue! Couples always ask me, “How do you do this every weekend?” The answer is simple: I love our venue and what we have to offer. And most importantly, I love weddings and getting to be a part of your special day!

What’s your favorite part about planning a wedding with couples who book at Scioto Reserve?

The first detailed meeting—coming up with the table design and décor throughout the room, and discussing reception timelines and the menu.

What sets you apart from other country and golf clubs in the area?

Scioto Reserve is a private country club that only offers one wedding day—so the day really is all about you! You can come in early to our private suites, get ready on-site and watch your wedding vision come to life. We have many different packages, which really helps take the stress out of planning for couples looking for the all-inclusive experience. We also have on-site venue coordinators to assist the day of and throughout the whole planning process.

What can couples expect when they book you?

Weddings are our passion, and we understand how important your wedding day is. So when you have your wedding with us, you will have an on-site coordinator who will be working very closely with you throughout the planning process to make sure we fully understand your vision.  We have many packages we can offer to help create your wedding vision: ceiling décor, centerpieces, linens and more. The day of, we will handle the setup and tear-down so you can enjoy the whole day and just be in the moment.

What’s something about venues that you wish more people knew?

Couples typically book their wedding reception venue anywhere from nine to 24 months in advance, so it is really important to start researching venues, touring and booking your reception location sooner than later. This way you don't miss out on your special date and/or a great location.