Out in the middle of farm country in rural Northwest Ohio—about halfway between Columbus and Toledo—one multi-generational family is honoring their grandparents’ legacy by transforming the lovely gardens and grounds of the family farm into an elegant, year-round wedding venue.
Known today as Everhart Gathering Place, the Gottfried family has for years welcomed the community onto the property for photo shoots or intimate wedding celebrations around the Koi fish ponds, under the grand willow tree, or in front of the log cabin their grandfather built by hand. (Elsewhere on the property, the actual grain silos and other farm structures work as a backdrop for more industrial-chic wedding photos, too.)
In 2020, the Gottfried family broke ground on the first of two fully-realized permanent wedding venues—a strikingly modern, 10,000-square-foot event space with soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the farm and garden views. The venue, which officially opened in January 2022 and can host up to 325 guests, comes complete with a full bar with the option for draft beer, a lounge, and a dedicated bridal and honeymoon suite. With one venue complete, the family has already begun work on a glass-enclosed Conservatory, which when completed will serve as a year-round ceremony venue for magical winter weddings of up to 250 guests.