About

Welcome!

This picture was our very first wedding and it happened to be our Son's! We are a family owned business and would love to serve you, your friends and your families on your wedding day or any other event celebration! 

This historical church dating back to 1873 has been transformed into an elegant and spacious event venue. At Meekers Venue, we provide the perfect setting for your wedding, party, or corporate event. We have created flexible event packages that enables you to create the event of your dreams.

 

 Thank you for considering us for your next event! 

The Meeker Family

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CLIENT FEEDBACK
Danielle

My husband and I just got married at Meekers Venue and we can't recommend it enough! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. It's an old historic building near downtown Delaware and the outside has it's old, rustic charm. They have completely remodeled the inside and it's modern and gorgeous. We just got our sneak peak gallery from our photographer and we love all our photos we took here. We received so many compliments on the venue from our guests. You won't need many decorations because the venue is truly breath taking on its own. The owners, Tess and John have plenty of rental décor to borrow that they can set up for you, which makes decorating a total breeze. The venue has everything you need all in the same place, so you guests won't need to travel to multiple locations. They have 2 main large rooms, we used one for our ceremony and dinner, and the other for our cocktail hour and reception. This was especially nice during COVID for our guests to be spaced out. The venue has a beautiful bridesmaids suite for all your ladies to get ready in, and a separate one for the bride. They also have a large area in the basement set up for the gentlemen to hang out and get ready in. One of the best parts about this venue is that you can rent it out for both Friday and Saturday. We were able to get everything set up and decorated on Friday, then have the rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner at the venue. It was so nice to have everything ready to go for our special day on Saturday. Additionally, you can pay the owners to pack up all your décor so you don't have to worry about this at the end of the night (I highly recommend this). Tess and John are wonderful and made planning our wedding so much easier. They helped us create a detailed timeline for the wedding so every person and vendor involved knew what was going on at all times. Tess led us through our wedding rehearsal and was our wedding day coordinator (thank goodness for her). She was so helpful and it's very evident that she has experience and knows what she's doing. She made sure everything ran smoothly all weekend and handled any challenge that arose so we could enjoy ourselves and not stress about the small details. Tess and John were incredibly kind throughout our entire planning process. They always responded to my emails or texts in a prompt manner, which I really appreciated. They helped make our dream wedding come true, even during a pandemic. We couldn't be happier with our experience here and truly can't recommend Meekers Venue enough. Thank you so much Tess and John!

 

Taylor 

The Perfect Venue! We can’t express how much gratitude we have for Meekers Venue and its owners: Tess & John Meeker. They are two of the most genuine and caring business owners (and people) we have ever met. We started working with Tess and John just before the pandemic started here in the U.S. Tess and John went above and beyond to calm our fears and guide us through the planning process during these challenging times. Our wedding on 04/10/2021 was absolutely perfect. Tess & John worked with us step-by-step from our first meeting with them through the whole day of the wedding. They gave advice on countless occasions and helped us both plan and execute the wedding of our dreams. The venue itself is beautiful. We choose their “decoration package” which was worth every penny. We could have not brought one more piece of decoration to the wedding and it would have been stunning as is. This lifted a tremendous amount of stress off our shoulders and allowed us to focus our attention in other areas. We loved that we had full access to the venue all day Friday and Saturday. This allowed for a stress-free setup on Friday and served as a great place to host our rehearsal dinner. We loved the brides and grooms quarters as well. The areas were awesome to get some special moments with our wedding party as we were preparing for the ceremony. Overall, Meekers Venue is beautiful and convenient. Tess and John are awesome to work with, and are supportive and flexible. They are great partners and truly make your special day run without any issues. We cannot recommend them enough for anyone who is getting married or planning a special event! Thank you Tess, John, & the Meekers Venue team!

 

Aimee 

My husband and I cannot recommend Meeker's Venue enough! Tess and John were incredible to work without throughout the entire planning process and absolutely amazing the day of the wedding. Tess and John are obviously very experienced and provided a lot of guidance and attention to detail while still providing me a ton of space to be creative. They were so easy to work with and extremely responsive to all of our many questions! The venue itself is a gorgeous historical building full of lots of spaces for unique photos and STUNNING natural light. I had so much fun decorating but the building itself added a ton of charm to the atmosphere. The space is unique for sure but we also chose it for the convenience (on sight dressing & ceremony and reception can be in the same building without the pain of same room "flip"), location (Delaware had so many close and beautiful photo locations) and value! All in all, we felt so so well taken care of throughout the whole process. Tess and John handled our day of priorities well and allowed us to have the best wedding experience we could have possibly asked for.

 

Emma 

My husband and I got married at Meekers Venue in May 2021 and we often talk about how grateful we are that we booked there. Tess and John were the best to work with. We had a number of details about our day that were atypical and they made every effort to make it what we were envisioning - and it was perfect! Communication leading up to our day was timely and clear, and the day-of ran so smoothly. We had many guests comment on how organized everything was. On top of that, the venue is gorgeous and definitely a steal! Overall, our experience with Meekers Venue was one that, looking back, we would sign up for again in a heartbeat!

 

Marsha

To say that we recommend Meeker’s Venue is not enough. Tess, John and their family went above and beyond to make sure our daughter and her groom’s wedding experience was awesome is an under statement. They were there from the beginning in the planning stages...and “showtime” of the wedding! They made sure the bride and groom were able to get the wedding that they dreamed about. We didn’t have to worry about anything and they took care of everything. If you are planning a wedding, check this venue out!!!

 

Sarah 

I don’t know where to begin, We had our wedding here in April and could not have had a more perfect day ! The venue was exactly what we wanted and then some. We recently received our wedding pictures and Wow. Tess and John Meeker could not be more wonderful. From the initial walk through until the day of they were there, helping us with decisions or answering any and every question we had. Which truly made my day stress free and as a bride that is huge . They have put a lot of love into making this the perfect venue and it really shows. Thank you both for going above and beyond to make our day stress free and perfect !! The Workmans

 

Olivia 

We could not have asked for a better experience when planning our wedding with Meekers. My fiancé and I were at the end of our rope trying to negotiate with venues across the state for fees and freedoms that Meekers gave us graciously right from the start. Tess and John worked what felt like overtime to help us plan, replan, and unplan during the COVID pandemic. When the big day came, it was more perfect than we could have imagined— everything was well organized and ran smoothly while we got to just enjoy the day! Thank you Meekers Venue for giving us the best day of our lives!

 

Cody

A beautiful venue owned by a loving, hard-working family, that'll make you feel like they have been a member of your family all your life. My wife and I got married there a few days ago, and I can't compliment them enough. Not just the venue but the owners as well. As soon as my wife and I saw their venue 9 months ago we knew right away it was the perfect place for us. We were taken instantly by the venue's beautiful setting, and how well they treated us right as soon as we came in the door. I'm not a very social person but their kindness kept me feeling like I was among family every time they came into the room. It's been 3 days since the wedding and our families are still complimenting them and their venue every time we speak to them. I could compliment them for hours on this review but then you'd probably get tired of reading it. So I'll say this.... Have your wedding here. Trust me, you'll be satisfied. The only thing all our guests have complimented just as much as us on our wedding day is this family and their venue. We are all blown away by how great Tess and John are, and are so so thankful for all their hard work from start to finish.

 

Vladislav 

Very satisfied with the service, personality, professionalism, and detail. First time coming in, we have been greeted with a smile and a tour of the facility. We have been taken in to each room and showed every detail. They offer a lot for a great price such as hosting services, songs (which you can also have your family member connect by phone and have them go to town with), ceiling lights that can be customized to your theme color, and even a room for kids to have fun with. Great places to take pictures and beautiful parks in the area near, that way pictures can be taken and without any rush you can get ready for reception. Definitely will advise anyone to have their perfect day at Meekers Venue. Thank you guys so much for the outstanding time!!!!

 

Marco 

Tess & John were fabulous! They were both so helpful and accommodating and have thought of everything. Tess is clearly experienced in coordinating weddings and great at moving things along. She asks a lot of questions about how we wanted things, but is also quick to offer suggestions when she receives a "deer in the headlights" response. They both instill great confidence that things are covered and their calming demeanor greatly eases the stress and anxiety associated with that special day. They made selecting this beautiful venue an easy choice!

 

Maddie 

BEAUTIFUL venue! Lovely property and great spaces to get ready for bridal party. Tess is also AMAZING, she will help your day go smoothly and make sure you have fun.

Christine 

We had such a terrific experience with Tess and John for our daughter's wedding at Meeker's Venue. Their generous hospitality, attention to detail, and thoughtfulness overall are just outstanding. The venue is lovely with lots of fun special touches. Our whole event was so smooth and basically carefree for all of us because of all the work they did to make it wonderful. I wholeheartedly recommend Meeker's Venue!!

 

Katherine 

Meeker’s Venue is a dream venue! Not only is the venue itself naturally beautiful, but the owners truly consider the extra decor and details that will make your special day awesome. On top of that, the owners, Tess and John, are just lovely people who truly care about every couple they serve. They go the extra mile to help make everything run smoothly.

 

Mr. Mimic

 3 days ago

We just celebrated my brother's wedding/reception here yesterday and I truly do not think they could’ve picked a better location. Everything was beautifully done and the owners went above and beyond in every way imaginable...I cannot stress how comfortable and welcome they made us feel, it felt so natural like we had been there a million times before...would not hesitate to recommend them above anyone else, the only bad thing about the whole experience was that I’m not able to give them more than 5 stars...

 

Duyen 

Meekers Venue is a spacious and beautiful place to hold weddings, reunions/fun parties. I have been in this venue several times and I have been very pleased with it.

 

Chad Schirtzinger

Best venue! Tess and John are amazing!

Julie Geiger

Tess & John did an amazing job with our son's wedding! Beautiful venue, inside and out!

Cindy Gladura

Great venue! As a Wedding Coordinator, I was very pleased with how well everything was handled working with the owner. Tess is great! Meeker’s Venue has vintage charm with everything fresh and attractive. Thanks for a great experience!

 

Doug Patch

Tess was extraordinary as our son's wedding coordinator; I am confident she would bring the highest quality care to this service.

Hannah Bartlow: Tess, you were so awesome

and such a big help on my wedding day!

Cindi Nance Nash  

Such a lovely venue! The owners are so nice and easy to work with.

Ginny Lynn 
Tess is the sweetest person! We love everything about this venue, she’s also very responsive! I can’t wait to work with her and host my wedding in August! Highly recommend.❤️

Becca 

Lovely and kind owners, beautiful interior design, and a great location!

Debbie

Beautiful venue, supportive and caring owners! I definitely encourage you to schedule your next event at their beautiful venue!

Gamer 

My best friend got married here recently, and they really make sure that the couple has the best day. The bridal and groomsman suites are spacious, they made sure it was fully stocked to meet any and every need we ran across, plus the groomsman suite had a TV so no one missed the game (They really thought of everything!) I would defiantly recommend it for any type of event you are planning!

Torie

The Meekers venue is a beautiful, curated, charming space in an amazing location. The buildings are newly renovated and flow together wonderfully, and still retain the vintage charm they were built with 100 years ago.
If your looking for a unique place to hold a special event, you’ve found your spot! The owners are the most kind-hearted, loving people you’ll ever meet, and they’ll ensure you have everything you need to make your event run smoothly!

Laura 

Went to a wedding here recently. Beautiful, huge place! Ceremony and in one room, cocktails in another... Beautifully decorated. Vintage charm and details along with today’s style.

Penny 

The Meeker venue was fantastic! It's beautifully decorated with historical accents. We had a great time at the wedding we attended. I like the separate rooms for the buffet, desserts and drinks. You can tell a lot of love and hard work has gone into the restoration of the building! Thank you John and Tess for a great time and a great venue!

Mary 

This venue is absolutely beautiful! Located right in the heart of Delaware, Ohio, it is not only historic and conveniently located--but so unique. There are several function spaces, making it perfect for weddings, meetings, and events.

Erinn 

Highly recommend Meekers Venue for any occasion. Great use of space, wonderful hosts, very reasonably priced!

Molly

This place is awesome!! The hosts are so accommodating and thought of every little thing we might need before we did. Can’t wait to go here again.

 

David 

I recently attended a wedding of a family friend at Meeker’s Venue. Being a guy I am not really into weddings, but it is a first-class operation and an incredible location. A really great experience. Is worth checking out.

Paul 

Beautiful venue, amazing hardwood floors in the Balcony Room.

Ralph 

The wedding I attended here was one of the best weddings I'd ever been to. The place looked great, and the Meekers were super helpful and accommodating. This is a great venue.

AT BLAKE

A great place with very friendly owners. The location was convenient being only a short distance from Columbus. I especially liked the lighting and the hardwood floors.

Julie 

Tess & John did an amazing job with our son's wedding! Beautiful venue, inside and out!

Sarah Elizabeth

As a wedding photographer, I can tell you that Meeker's Venue has more than enough room to host both the Wedding & Reception!! I was so impressed with how many rooms this "little" church had. I LOVE the stain-glass work - it would be so romantic for just the couple's photos. The getting-ready rooms - for the guys and gals are spacious and great for photo ops too... really, there's a photo opportunity behind every corner.

Courtney Sizemore 5 star

My husband and I utilized Tess's day-of coordination service and also rented a cake stand from her for our brunch wedding on May 20, 2018. Tess was committed to helping us write realistic timelines for our wedding and also executed direction both at the rehearsal and day-of with a great attitude and professionalism. We would recommend her service and her rental items to anyone looking for a phenomenal coordinator at a reasonable cost!