From the day we booked the venue, we knew we’d made a great selection with J.Liu.
My fiancé (now wife) and I had the hardest time finding a venue that would accommodate a smaller sized wedding ceremony and reception. With a guest count of jus...
t under fifty people, many venues aren’t willing to book the space for a ceremony or reception without a hefty upcharge to meet the minimum. Thankfully, unlike several venues in central Ohio, J.Liu came to the rescue and provided a beautiful ballroom to accommodate both events at an affordable price.
Not only was the staff attentive and helpful, but the event coordinator Rita guided us along every step of the way, from the arrangement of tables and decor, to the orchestration of the big day itself. Without her, this clueless groom wouldn’t have made it through the wedding without losing his mind! Leading up to the big day, Rita answered our emails and phones calls immediately, every time, and put our minds at ease during the often stressful planning phase. She’s great.
As mentioned earlier, we had both our ceremony and reception in the upstairs ballroom of J.Liu. During the ceremony the room is partitioned in half, allowing for the traditional rows of chair on either side of the aisle. And more importantly, allowing room and space for the bride to walk down the aisle. The ceremony went off without a hitch, followed by an hour of photographs while the guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. There are several places to take great photos, including two balconies and an outdoor grassy area near a tall tree. Still waiting on the finished product at this point, but we believe the photos turned out great.
On to the food. Go eat it. It’s delicious. My mouth is actually watering now just thinking about it. After an hour of photos we were simply ready to eat. At first glance the menu may seem a little strange with the fusion of Asian inspired dishes paired with more traditional Italian faire. Although the selection varies enough for you to stick with a certain theme, we chose to offer our guests entrees on both side of the spectrum, with an Asian beef dish and an Italian Chicken with red sauce. Honestly we were nervous about the odd choice in entrees before the wedding, but it turned out great and all of guests enjoyed their entrees, perhaps myself most of all. The wait staff and bartender were personable, friendly, and quick.
After dinner came the cake cutting, dancing, and general comradery. Once again Rita was there, making sure everything went smoothly. And it did. The night was perfect, and we’ll have fond memories of the entire experience for the rest of our lives. Thanks again to all the staff at J.Liu, and the wonderful Rita!