The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The large and lush rolling hills of the Brookside Golf & Country Club give couples the perfect backdrop for their wedding photo shoot. Located in Worthington, Ohio, just outside Columbus, the venue features babbling brooks and a peaceful pond. Happy couples can pose for an intimate wedding portrait between the beautiful willow trees, in front of the club's central water fountain.
For the ultimate, outdoor wedding experience, the Brookside Golf & Country Club has "The Wedding Tree." The beautiful display of nature is two trees that grew together into one, representing the union of marriage.
The weather will decide if you have an indoor or an outdoor ceremony and reception. The Brookside Golf & Country Club understands the weather in Ohio can sometimes be unpredictable, which is why the event planning staff wants to make sure rain doesn't ruin your wedding day. With flexible arrangements, your ceremony and reception can be moved inside at the first sign of rain.
Don't worry about space if you move the wedding inside as the venue's grand ballroom has a maximum capacity of 300 guests. Besides the ballroom, the Brookside Golf & Country Club's Tudor-style Clubhouse is available for any overflow issues that may arise. When it's not raining, the club has a large, stone patio and fire pit that overlooks the "Wedding Tree" and the incredible golf course.
What You Should Know
Catering is prepared on site. The venue's executive chef offers a customizable menu to help appease different tastes. For example, if the couple can't decide between chicken and beef, the chef recommends the chicken and beef duet option where everyone's a winner. All courses, including the hors d'oeurves, cocktails and other beverages are included in the wedding package. The site does not provide the cake or cake topper. Setup, decorating and cleanup is included in the price of the marriage package.
The services and amenities offered by the Brookside Golf & Country Club are far from limited. A full staff is available to add to the ultimate wedding experience with:
- A children's play area
- Signature, "his and hers" drinks served at the bar
- Bridal suite
- Audiovisual service
- Outdoor lawn games reception option
Don't forget to inquire with the Brookside Golf & Country Club about the use of their private, sprawling green golf course. Unwind and play a round or two with friends and family, and be sure to take some candid shots for the wedding album.
From the Vendor
Elegant and Scenic Indoor or Outdoor Venue!
The elegant setting of Brookside will complete the perfect wedding ceremony or reception for any bride and groom. Set deep inside the rolling hills of our pristine golf course, our Tudor Style Clubhouse will comfortably seat up to 300 guests for a dinner reception. Indoor & Outdoor options!
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Country Club
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Service Staff
A Breathtaking & Accommodating Wedding VenueReviewed on 11/11/2014 Amanda A
We initially picked Brookside because we fell in love with "The Wedding Tree," two trees that have grown together into one giant, beautiful outdoor ceremony backdrop. (Gorgeous.) But it turns out that we got so much more than beautiful scenery for our wedding day! We worked regularly with Brookside's event coordinator, Callan. She. Is. Amazing. She was always available to answer any of my (several) emailed questions—especially in the weeks leading up to the wedding (when I know she was super busy with several other Brookside events). She always made us feel like we were her only clients. Excellent, excellent customer service. I know a lot of venues will slap you with decor fees and "we can't do that" answers. Not Brookside. They will accommodate your vision (within reason of course) and I truly had the wedding and reception of my dreams! I was able to drop off specific setup instructions and Callan and the staff handled the rest. Set up AND tear down. There's not many places that will go to those lengths for you. We really appreciated that we didn't have to call in family to decorate the space. Everyone got to enjoy the day as a guest, not a decorator. Callan's eye for detail is also amazing. I trusted her to make the judgement calls on decor and arrangement—everything turned out absolutely perfect. Even with all of my decor needs and the iffy weather—Callan handled everything like a pro. Calm and collected the entire time with a "We'll get it done" attitude. She's an amazing planner and coordinator and I hope you're lucky enough to work with her. Lastly, THE FOOD. We're still getting comments from our guests that the food was amazing. The catering is top notch at Brookside and everyone was raving about their meals! Overall, the venue is fairly priced. They're not trying to nickel and dime you for every last thing. It's straight forward from the beginning and there were no surprises when the final bill arrived. We couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. And our photos around the grounds turned out incredible! I just cannot say enough positive things. Thanks to Brookside and Callan for everything!
We had our wedding at Brookside the beginning of September, and it was absolutely amazing. People are still complimenting our wedding! First and foremost, Callan is the best to work with. She made the planning process so easy - she responded to emails so quickly and was always so helpful. The day of my wedding she was superwoman. If there were any problems, I had no idea because she handled everything. Thank you Callan!! The venue is stunning! We were lucky enough to get married outside under the tree, and it was perfect. Even if the ceremony did need to take place inside, the country club is gorgeous, so it would have been amazing as well. The food and drinks were delicious!! From our appetizers to dinner and drinks, our guests loved everything. And the service was amazing...everyone was very curteous and professional. I loved my wedding at Brookside and would have it there again in a heartbeat!
"BEST WEDDING EVER!!" We heard that from so many of our guests in the weeks following the wedding. We lucked out with amazing weather for our outdoor ceremony under the beautiful tree, and the setting was even more beautiful than I could have imagined. The food is seriously amazing, and our guests continue to rave about the beef tips entree especially. Callan and the rest of the event staff really bend over backwards to answer questions, accommodate requests, and flawlessly execute an event from start to finish.
I got married at Brookside in August of 2016 and it was beautiful! I couldn't have picked a better venue. Callan was so helpful with everything leading up to the wedding answering any questions we had. The day of she was super helpful... It did rain on my wedding day which made things stressful but Callan had made sure everything was perfect and luckily it had stopped just in time to get married under the tree!
I got married at Brookside in June 2016 and they did everything possible to help make it the best day ever! We had a morning wedding with a breakfast buffet, everyone loved the food! We had our ceremony outside by the big tree and it was simply beautiful, you don't have to do any extra decorating out there for it to wow your guests. The grand room where the reception is held is a great space and the windows allow for beautiful natural light! The area they have upstairs for the bride and bridal party to get ready was more than enough space, it was great! Working with their event coordinator, Callan, was a breeze. She did everything she could to make everything go smoothly and help us keep costs within our budget. She's the best! Highly recommend having your wedding at Brookside!!
Brookside was an absolutely beautiful place to have our reception. Even though it rained, we still had breathtaking scenery. It's every bride's worry that it will rain on her wedding day, but Brookside still didn't disappoint. Callan was utterly amazing. She really handled everything well. The staff was very courteous as well and we got tons of compliments on the food. My only critique is that my mother had put together a slide show for the father daughter dance, and while they knew about it ahead of time, the projector and computer were not set up properly and the USB wouldn't work until a program had been downloaded. Needless to say, it made for a bit of a disorganized mess until it was sorted out, but it finally was and the slide show was perfect.
The Brookside Golf and Country Club was the absolute perfect wedding venue! I can't say enough about the beauty of the venue. I didn't have to bring any additional decorations for my outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour because they take such good care of the grounds. Despite this minimalistic approach, we received many compliments on the venue's aesthetics. Callan went above and beyond to make our wedding day flawless. She was always extremely professional and responsive to all of my questions from our first interaction, to our decision to book the Brookside and throughout our wedding day. Callan was always very flexible with us regarding dates to tour the venue and conduct taste testing, which was hugely beneficial as we live out of state and could only be home a few times before the wedding. Callan's poise and experience during the entire process validates the cost of the venue by itself. She's an invaluable resource and Brookside management should be elated to have such a professional representing their venue. We also received so many compliments on the hors d'oeuvres and dinner; both of which were outstanding! It was served as delectable on the night of our dinner as it was at our taste-testing, marking a truly impressive staff considering the 150 person wedding. I can't say enough about how smoothly our wedding day went thanks to Callan and the entire Brookside staff. I would absolutely recommend the Brookside to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
I don't have anything to complain about with Brookside. Callan was so great to work with and was accommodating with any simple to large request that we had! The venue is beautiful and unique and the food was fantastic. I would recommend Brookside to any bride in a heartbeat!
We had our ceremony and reception at Brookside. We, like so many others, fell in love with the wedding tree and just HAD to get married there. Not only are we incredibly satisfied with the venue and the staff, but we have heard nothing but compliments from our family and guests. Many have been raving that it was the best wedding they have ever been to and that we found the most gorgeous venue! Callan is a rock star. She answered all of my questions in a timely fashion, was extremely flexible on our wedding day while we tried to decide if we were going forward with the outdoor ceremony due to weather, and was just generally fantastic to work with. The food was excellent, the staff was extremely accommodating, and the venue is gorgeous!
Brookside was amazing for our wedding! Callan was so nice and easy to work with. She responded to all of my emails within hours and took such great care of us. The wedding tree outside for the ceremony was perfect and the venue as a whole is beautiful. Great for pictures! All of our guests raved about this venue. I highly recommend working with Callan and Brookside!
Working with Callan and the Brookside team made our wedding so easy and memorable. The grounds and building are beautiful, we got so many compliments on our ceremony under the wedding tree. The day flowed easily from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and reception locations, making it easy on our older guests who wouldn't have been able to walk too far. Their service is stellar! For example, on our wedding day, they made up a small plate of all the appetizers at the head table so my groom and I got to enjoy what we had picked out! They took care of putting up and taking down our decorations so the wedding party and families were able to enjoy the entire day. Callan made planning as easy as possible too. She was very flexible and open to meeting to discuss any questions, always very responsive to email, and offered her own suggestions about what is typically done (timeline, amount of food, etc) so I didn't have to research every little thing. As a bride who wanted everything to be perfect, but was working full time and didn't have hours to spend on every small detail, Brookside was the perfect venue!
We had our reception at Brookside in April 2015. From the time we booked the venue through the night of our reception, the event coordinator, Callan, was incredibly helpful and professional. Our reception was exactly what we wanted from start to finish, and our guests had nothing but positive reviews about the food. Aside from great service, the grounds and ballroom are gorgeous. You will not regret holding your event at Brookside.
Great Venue!Reviewed on 7/03/2015 Alicia C
The day of our wedding it started raining a couple of hours before the ceremony and Brookside was great about setting up the ceremony inside and directing our guests on where to go. The food was amazing and Callan (director of catering) was great to work with!!
Brookside Golf & Country Club was the ideal place to have our wedding and reception! The outdoor ceremony space is beautiful and has the best backdrop for ceremony pictures. Our guests really enjoyed the outdoor cocktail hour on the patio as well. We had Jason, the bartender, create two signature drinks (his and hers) and my guests just raved about how great they were! The ballroom looked perfect when we went inside for dinner. The staff set up everything exactly as we requested and really took the stress out of our big day. Dinner exceeded our expectations from start to finish and was served quickly and professionally. Our guests are still complimenting us on how much they enjoyed the meal. At the end of the night, the staff took care of all of the cleanup and we were able to enjoy the rest of the evening with our friends and family. Brookside really is full service! We recently received our pictures from the photographers and are still stunned by how beautifully the grounds at Brookside accented our wedding photos. We would highly recommend Brookside to anyone planning a wedding!
Dream wedding location!Reviewed on 8/29/2014 Katy M
The grounds at Brookside will provide the perfect backdrop for your spectacular wedding event! From the elegant cocktail reception on the beautiful stone patio to the incomparable wedding party photos you will not be disappointed! The food is outstanding as well. We had 285 guests comfortably seated and served, each receiving a five star meal that will please every palette. The ball room looked like a dream come true as it was so stunningly decorated with crisp linen and sparkling stemware. Everything completely complimenting our color scheme and floral arrangements. And that wasn't even the best part: the service was AMAZING! The staff at Brookside made us each feel like royalty as they attended everyone's needs perfectly. They were definitely not short handed on staff. Our guests raved about the evening. We are thrilled with our choice to have our daughters wedding here at Brookside.
Wonderful Venue!Reviewed on 8/19/2014 Laura M
Brookside is a beautiful place, from the minute we took a tour and booked we were excited about the exquisite grounds, reception space and amenities. On the day of the wedding, our expectations were exceeded. The chef provided well executed and delicious menus for both our cocktail reception and dinner. We received many comments for our friends and family who were delighted with the menus, proclaiming them the "best ever" food at any wedding they had attended. They recently added bridal suite in the women's locker room which is a useful, relaxing space for the party to prep in. It was nice to be in such a soft, luxurious feeling space before the ceremony. Additionally, the renovations/updates in the reception space are beautiful and highlighted an already lovely space which complemented both our wedding ceremony and reception. The grounds are also so well cared for and made a stunning backdrop in our wedding photos. The event planner, Callan, was lovely to work with during the planning of our wedding.She provided lots of insight regarding logistics , helped with selections and provided superlative personal service during the event. Would gladly host many other events and weddings here!
Brookside weddingReviewed on 6/10/2014
We had our ceremony and reception at Brookside. The ceremony was outdoors, and absolutely beautiful! The indoor reception hall was wonderful. The food was amazing, all our guests RAVED about the food! Callan was great to work with, she made sure every last detail was discussed and planned exactly as we wanted.
WeddingReviewed on 6/03/2014
Our wedding at Brookside Golf and CC was amazing. The venue both outside (wedding tree and patio) as well as inside ballroom are beautiful. The staff are amazing, friendly courteous and exceeded expectations. The chef prepared incredible food for such a large party.
Beautiful locationReviewed on 7/01/2013 Meredith W
We had our wedding here in May 2013 on a Sunday and loved it. It is a beautiful country club and also has great food! The girl in charge of catering was pretty helpful. There were a few things that I felt like she wasn't as great as she could have been but overall it was worth it and we had a beautiful wedding! My biggest complaint was they made it near impossible to get lunch on the day of my wedding and we had been there from 10 am until the wedding at 5:30. That was very frustrating and she also didn't put water in the vases on the tables so all the flowers were dying by 8pm which was not cool. The location is well worth it though.
Great food and flexible servicesReviewed on 10/31/2012 Michelle K
Lauren was extremely fast with responses and they were very accommodating to different foods that we wanted on our menu.
Beautiful Setting, Upsetting ServiceReviewed on 10/19/2012 Kara
Brookside is indeed beautiful and was great for pictures however the service was not very good. The wedding coordinator left 2 weeks before our wedding and it felt like our wedding fell apart from that point. There was a member's event in another room during our wedding and their guests were drunk, trying to come into our reception and a fire alarm was pulled during the reception. The entire staff had no idea what to do and gave us a deer in the headlights look while the fire alarm blared for over 15 min until the fire chief arrived. Lastly when we called Brookside after we got our bill with 20% tip already added (which was not made clear to us that they would automatically add) the GM was very rude to me as the bride and accused me that my guests were the problem and we just needed to pay the bill. Whatever happened to service after the sale? If you are going to use Brookside, hire a wedding planner that is a take charge kind of person!
Beautiful!Reviewed on 10/16/2012 Anna G
We had so many comments from friends and family on how beautiful Brookside was for our reception! Very easy to work with, the best food let alone wedding food, and our pictures on the ground turned out amazing! Would recommend to any bride!!
Perfection from A to ZReviewed on 8/27/2012 Brandi G
Choosing Brookshire as our wedding venue was the absolute best decision we could have every made! Joy and her staff were such a delight to work with. They gave us the wedding of our dreams with a one stop shop. We came to Brookshire with a very tight budget. Originally we thought Brookshire would be outside our reach. I decided to contact them anyway and I'm so glad I did. From the moment we met, Joy welcomed us with warm arms. She never tried to hard sell her venue. It felt like working with a dear friend. We didn't feel pressured to sign a contact or increase our budget. Instead Joy simply listened to our vision and worked with our budget. She made several suggestions as to how we could achieve the wedding of our dreams. The process to our wedding day was seamless. Joy did it all. Anything that I didn't think of, she did! On our wedding day I was so relaxed. Everything was put in place by the awesome staff. Our guests raved about the amazing atmosphere and experience. Brookshire is such a trendy venue with awesome decor. The food was absolutely delicious. Shirley (the florist) did such an amazing job for both our ceremony and reception. We enjoyed having an open bar all evening. We can't forget to mention Dj Mike. He rocked! He played all the right music and kept the dance floor packed. I'd recommend Brookshire to anyone! Love love love, Brookshire!
Fantastic Service and So Beautiful!Reviewed on 8/11/2012 Mikalyn D
Though this venue was very high priced, it was worth every penny! Lauren was so good to work with because she listened to all our requests and figured out how to make everything work perfectly! The food was excellent and everything was beautiful!!
beautiful locationReviewed on 8/07/2012 Ashley F
Only use them if you are going to have your reception here as well because if they book a second wedding the same day to take place after yours and they are using them as their reception you will come in second for all things. They will be taking pictures on the grounds during your wedding and it can be distracting. However, the grounds are beautiful and it was an amazing location for an outdoor wedding.