The Westin Great Southern tied for first place in the Reception, Hotel/Event Center category.

If you look up “wedding reception” in the dictionary, you might just find an illustration of a ballroom accompanying it.

Happily, Columbus is home to several notable ballrooms ideal for receptions. The Westin Great Southern Hotel, which has graced South High Street since 1897, prides itself in a 4,140-square-foot Grand Ballroom, a dazzling space that deserves its highfalutin title.

“Our beautiful Grand Ballroom looks the same today as it did on opening day 123 years ago,” says director of sales and marketing Tom Graffeo. “The white marble floors, stained-glass windows and ornate plaster work are original to the building.” The ornate space looks equally stunning decked out with towering floral centerpieces or minimalist arrangements of tea lights and greenery, making it an ideal choice for a variety of reception styles.

The hotel is not merely a setting for a reception, but stands ready to help make an event come to elegant life. “Our catering and culinary teams curate experiences tailored to our couples’ unique personality and story,” Graffeo says.

Tied for first place with the ultra-modern Le Mériden Columbus, The Joseph in the hotel reception category, the Westin offers a stately, historic counterpoint to its co-winner. Coupled with the gorgeous environs are a quality on-site bar for your after-party, luxe accommodations for the wedding party and guests alike, and a convenient Downtown location, making the Westin Great Southern Hotel an obvious choice for anyone seeking the convenience of a hotel ballroom reception.

Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S. High St., Columbus