For the past 30 years, Graystone Wine Cellar has been a full service event venue in Columbus, Ohio, that specializes in intimate gatherings of 20-100 guests. Their ceremony room seats up to 96 people. Graystone also offers a full bar with either dinner service or cocktails and appetizers, which is perfect for any reception! Many engaged couples choose to host their rehearsal dinners at Graystone as well. Graystone’s unique historic venue sets them apart from their competitors, and a simple, straightforward pricing structure makes staying on budget even easier. Graystone Wine Cellar also offers cake cutting and A/V with a screen, projector, wireless microphone, and music system for no extra charge! This historic, Columbus, venue is perfect for any wine loving couple.
Brian Johnson is the owner of Graystone Wine Cellar, which just celebrated 30 years in business last election day! His favorite part about hosting weddings is that he ‘feels fortunate to play a role in helping newlyweds start their lives together’. Being in this industry allows him to host a variety of events, which leads to him meeting so many interesting people. This is why he loves what he does. Brian’s biggest piece of advice for newlyweds is to set a budget early, and make sure that everyone knows it and sticks to it. It’s very easy to go overboard, so it’s important that the budget is enforced.
Outside of hosting events, Brian loves to be outdoors backpacking, camping, and traveling. His goal this year is to hike 10 different National Parks; he’s at 8 so far! His family is very important to him, and he spends as much time with them as possible. For their 30th anniversary, he and his wife went camping, and after that experience she’s still with him. Their relationship has withstood the test of time! The Johnson family wouldn’t be complete without their Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix, Cosmo.
“We hosted our rehearsal dinner at Graystone and it was a wonderful event! Brian was a joy to work with throughout the planning process! Many of our guests commented on how fantastic both the food and atmosphere were. We had a number of allergies and dietary restrictions and they were incredibly accommodating. Some of the planning was done long-distance, and Brian was great with all of his communication and had very quick response times!”
“HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! 100% of our guests absolutely loved the venue and so did we. I feel like every other wedding now is a barn or something similar. The space itself was unique, and required limited décor. And you can do both ceremony and reception there. Parking is easy walking distance and plentiful. It wasn’t too dark and had perfect romantic lighting for it. Plus candles. Nice and cool. You have to see it yourself more than just the photos. I wish I could attach my photos with just the small décor we added that really made it pop from signs at the entrance and small easy centerpieces for table and wall ledges. We did soft blush/champagne gold/ivory/eucalyptus greens and everything an upscale elegant romantic look. The flow of the 3 connecting cellars was actually really easy and beneficial. We had 75 people and it was a perfect size for everything. We did ceremony there and it filled the entire room perfectly, and cocktail/reception following. It was total transparency in the price that depended on guests for food costs only, as the entire 3 cellar facility was free as long as you spent a minimum which we would have done with ~30 people. Brian coordinated everything before which was so easy. They did all the setup and takedown.”
Phone: (614) 228-2322
Facebook: Graystone Wine Cellar
Address: 544 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215