Best of Columbus Weddings Winner: Hotel LeVeque
Hotel LeVeque took first place in the Hotel, Newlyweds category.
It’s fun to think of the number of Columbus couples who grew up gazing at the LeVeque Tower, that 47-story pillar of the city’s skyline that, upon opening at 50 W. Broad St. in 1927, was originally christened as the American Insurance Union Citadel. That ungainly name changed first to the Lincoln-Leveque Tower, then the LeVeque Tower and now to the LeVeque Hotel—a reflection of the art moderne skyscraper’s current status as a boutique hotel. Boasting a much-noted, celestial-themed décor—guests often gander at the starry design throughout the building—the hotel is an obvious choice for a business trip or family event.
For newlyweds, however, the spot has proven to be especially heavenly. Couples can kick back in a King Suite (offering a view of the Scioto Mile), which is sufficiently large to serve as a “bridal get-ready room and then relax after the reception with stunning views” for the couple, according to brand marketing manager Holly Hollingsworth. Like all guests, newlyweds will be treated to turndown service that includes projections of a star-filled Western Hemisphere beamed on the ceiling and star-shaped chocolates left on pillowcases.
While the hotel is ideally suited to couples, it can also easily handle an entire wedding party, too. “Wedding room blocks are very popular with us, as well,” Hollingsworth says. “We also offer private rehearsal dinners and after-wedding brunches,” at the on-site The Keep, she adds, “which our brides and grooms like because it puts several pieces of their celebration in one location.” One heaven-sent location, that is.
50 W. Broad St., Columbus