The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
NorthStar Golf Club, located in north central Ohio, is a semi-private golf club with a John Cook-designed course which has hosted the 2015 and 2016 Ohio Public Golf Championships and the 2013 US Amateur Qualifier. Surrounding the handsome clubhouse and patio area is a verdant 18-hole championship course, with manicured lawns, ponds, creeks and other water features. Couples who want an outdoor wedding and an indoor reception amid picturesque surroundings can have the best of both worlds at NorthStar Golf Club.
is an airy structure with expansive windows letting in plenty of natural light. The Clubhouse is composed of the clubroom and the main dining room. It has picturesque views of the surrounding course and has a capacity of 100 to 200 guests at a seated reception. The use of the Clubhouse is required for bookings of more than 100 guests.
can accommodate 100 people at seated reception, while the Lower Patio offers a reception-only venue with its very own bar.
, adjacent to the pool area, is a picturesque location for an outdoor ceremony. A wedding ceremony in this area is a memorable affair, both for its picture-perfect tranquility and for the awesome display of Mother Nature at her finest.
What You Should Know
The wedding ceremony package at NorthStar Golf Club includes location set-up and clean-up services, and white ceremony chairs. Couples can choose to have their ceremony indoors at the ballroom, or outdoors, at the gazebo area or near the green.
Reception packages include several catering and bar options, and various amenities such as a dance floor, set-up and clean-up services, table linen and overlays, napkins, china, silverware and stemware. Cuisine is classic and contemporary American. Bringing in outside food or alcohol is not allowed.
North Star Golf Club’s bar service options include a selection of hosted bar packages, and the mandatory services of ServSafe-certified bartenders, at the ratio of one bartender for every 100 guests. Couples might want to try the Signature Cocktails. Blushing Bride is a cocktail containing champagne, Sprite and grenadine; Something Blue has vodka, blue curacao and lemonade. There are non-alcoholic beverages for wedding guests who are under 21 years old.
The bride and the groom enjoy the following extra perks when having their wedding and reception at the NorthStar Golf Club:
- On-site wedding coordinator for preparation and day-of
- Bridal suite for up to 10 people (free if both wedding and reception are at the Club)
- Free food-tasting session for two people
From the Vendor
NorthStar is sure to make a lasting impression
As a newer club, only minutes north of Polaris Mall, we offer you a truly unique setting highlighted by a panoramic view of our lake and golf course for your special day. We are a full-service facility that offers first-class service at an affordable value.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Country Club
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
AMAZING location, food, people etc!!Reviewed on 12/02/2014 Alisha S
NorthStar was one of, if not the best choice we made for our wedding!! Alisha and the rest of the staff were great to work with, they were very accommodating from the beginning. My husband & I loved the venue from the moment we walked in, but were not sure if it was in our budget. Alisha worked with us and helped us see that everything we wanted could be possible! We expected about 200 people ended with around 170 guests. We had our rehearsal, ceremony & reception all at NorthStar. Our wedding party & guests all loved the fact that we were able to have everything at one place. We did the buffet with open bar for the rehearsal & beer/wine & family style for the reception, both were raved about by our guests. Alisha made everything so easy, she allowed us to visit the location many times to plan & stayed in touch with ideas and changes through the whole process. I feel like our wedding could not have come out as perfect as it did at any other location & can not say enough great things about NorthStar & their staff! If you are getting married you should truly consider them!
AMAZINGReviewed on 2/03/2015 Sarah B
The venue was absolutely perfect. We had our ceremony, reception, and rehearsal all at the same place. They decorated for me too which was such a blessing on the day of the wedding when everything is crazy. I highly recommend North Star- the staff is absolutely amazing and very quick to respond too if you ever have questions!
Absolutely PerfectReviewed on 9/16/2014 Samantha B
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at NorthStar. The setting is absolutely beautiful. The staff was so kind and helpful. Alisha is a dream to work with. She is attentive and addresses any and all concerns. They did everything we asked. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
We couldn't have asked for a better day for our wedding. The staff made sure everything was in place. Valerie helped me so much on the day of my wedding and made sure we stayed in sync with our timeline.
We had our wedding there April 8th. My wife and I were blown away by the scenery, the great setup of the clubhouse and the location. Valerie was outstanding!! She was organized, always pleasant, and was willing to help or give suggestions when we needed them. This is a great place to have a wedding. Would HIGHLY recommend the location the staff and Valerie. 5 stars and first class venue.
We chose this venue because we loved the scenery and the look of the building inside and out. Our Wedding planner, Alicia Yoder, did a fantastic job with all the details from the first day we met all the way until the last day after the wedding. We could not of had a more perfect day. Everyone complimented the most wonderful things...saying how great the food was and how beautiful the venue was. We had a blast and will remember Sept. 3rd 2016 forever! :) Thank you so much Northstar Golf Club!
We found NorthStar by chance, but as soon as walked in we both knew it was the perfect place for our wedding! Alisha and team were wonderful to work with and made everything so easy for us! The venue itself is gorgeous and we have received non-stop compliments about what a picture perfect setting our venue was! The food is good, service was great and the indoor and outdoor areas are both beautiful! The staff and venue were also very supportive of our same-sex marriage and made us both feel very comfortable, as well!
My husband and I were so pleased with our experiences with Northstar. We visited multiple locations prior to seeing Northstar, and when we pulled in and toured the area, we knew that this was the place for us. We were looking for a beautiful, outdoor location with an indoor option (in case of rain), that was reasonably priced. We definitely found that with Northstar. Our day was perfect! We used the gazebo for the ceremony and had about 95 guests. So many family members and friends commented on how beautiful the wedding and location were and how good the food was. One aunt said that it was the best food she has ever eaten at a wedding. Also, Alisha was a pleasure to work with. She is so kind, bubbly, and accommodating. We could not have asked for a better vendor or a better day! Thank you Northstar!
NorthStar Golf Club is a wonderful venue! My family has used them for several events the past 5 years. These have included my older sister's rehearsal dinner and baby shower, my younger sister's bridal shower, and my wedding reception. My family has dealt with Alisha for all of these events. She is wonderful! She has been at NorthStar for quite some time and clearly demonstrates that she can run any event there with ease! My husband and I felt as though our wedding reception went by without any issues or glitches. Alisha was behind the scenes making sure everything went smoothly! I would strongly recommend Alisha at NorthStar for any event!
NorthStar was great. They did all of the set up and tear down. The staff were all very helpful, met with me whenever I needed. The venue was beautiful. I have no complaints.
I found NorthStar after researching many locations online. I loved that they offered a classy atmosphere but were surrounded by beautiful views of green space and water. Alisha (the event coordinator there) made the process streamlined and easy. From our first consultation, I could tell the reception would be in capable hands. She communicated promptly to any concerns I had. The food was amazing and multiple guests mentioned how much they enjoyed the food as well. The biggest blessing of the whole process was being able to drop off the decorations Friday afternoon and have Alisha and the staff at NorthStar set them up for us. When we arrived at the reception on Saturday afternoon, the room was more beautiful than even I imagined it would be! The evening of our reception was beautiful and our guests loved being able to enjoy the back deck and outdoor space as well as the indoor space. Overall, my experience with NorthStar was totally positive. I strongly recommend you consider it for your reception. You will thank yourself!
Wonderful and accommodating staff; did all the set-up and tear down, even took care of the centerpieces and favors we didn't want to take with us! Had a minor mix-up at the beginning of the reception but once we asked it was fixed immediately! Everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever attended :)
Wonderful Wedding LocationReviewed on 11/09/2015 Dilip P
Alisha and everyone at North Star were amazing throughout the whole wedding planning process. Everyone is very friendly and Alisha is more than willing to lend a hand where ever needed. She is very professional yet comfortable to work with. We had a blast planning our wedding, and they never tired of our many visits to the location! I wouldn't change a thing in regards to having our wedding at North Star. Location was beautiful and we could not have asked for anything to be better. I highly recommend North Star to everyone. My husband and I aren't golfers at all, yet we felt very comfortable being there. Alisha and everyone there really made our wedding stress-free the day of!
'Beyond Perfect'Reviewed on 10/31/2015
'Beyond Perfect' was my daughter's description of her wedding ceremony and reception at NorthStar. The staff was amazing, professional, and easy to work with. The food was delicious and they worked with us on special diet requests. Alisha, their events coordinator, was the most patient, helpful, and pleasant person to work with. She patiently met with us, quickly responded to emails, answered our questions, etc... Alisha took care of any concerns we had quickly and kept things calm and flowing smoothly the day of my daughter's event. The staff worked with us on the decorations that we wanted, down to the smallest details. I cannot say enough good things about NorthStar and their staff. Thank you for making it such a 'beyond perfect' experience!
Awesome venue!Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Michelle B
This venue was awesome! We had such great service and help. Also the food was fantastic! Guests keep telling us that it was the best food that they have had! Very pleased with our experience at Northstar!
NorthStar Golf Club Wedding Ceremony/ReceptionReviewed on 10/04/2015
NorthStar Golf Club hosted our wedding ceremony and reception on September 26,2015, and everything was fantastic! NorthStar has amazing food, and they did not disappoint! We had a buffet for around 84 guests. We served chicken kiev, roast beef, salad, green beans and carrots, broccoli, mashed potatoes, and it came with rolls and butter. We also had a cocktail hour and had butler passed hors d'oeuvres that included meatballs, bruschetta, and salmon bites. We also opted to have a cheese and fruit display. As far as the reception goes, one of the big reasons we chose NorthStar were the things included. Many venues we researched charged extra for tables, chairs, even dinnerware! At NorthStar, all these were included, and everything was set up beautifully. We dropped off our centerpieces, gift bags, guest book, programs, and various signage, and everything was set up for us. We also brought in donuts instead of cake, and they were displayed beautifully! We had ten kids at our wedding, some of whom are picky eaters, so we were able to order chicken tenders and fries (just in case they didn't like the "adult" food). We were also able to order a certain number of vegetarian meals for the few guests that requested that. We also had our ceremony at NorthStar, and luckily the weather was amazing and we were able to have it outside at the gazebo as we had planned. We were able to decorate the gazebo earlier in the day, and NorthStar provides beautiful white chairs which were set up for us. The ceremony site is behind the club house, and we were worried my grandma wouldn't be able to navigate the stairs, so NorthStar generously let us use one of the golf carts to get her down to the ceremony, then back up to the reception. They also provided a room for myself and my bridesmaids to get ready; this was especially handy during the reception, as we could change shoes and freshen up if we needed to. The person you will be working with the most is Alisha, and she is awesome! Since we live 3 1/2 hours from NorthStar, she graciously met with us on weekends to sign the contract and do our tasting. She was always prompt in answering our e-mails, gave us estimates of the different costs in a timely manner, and was always friendly and accommodating. After meeting with her the first time, we knew that we could come to her with any concerns or changes and they would be taken care of. NorthStar made everything so easy, we didn't have to worry about anything concerning our venue!
Fantastic wedding and receptionReviewed on 9/29/2015
NorthStar Golf Club is an absolutely breathtaking venue for an outdoors wedding! We didn't even need to buy flowers as all were blooming around the area where the wedding was held. The staff followed through with everything we asked plus took the lead with decorating areas in the reception room that we were unsure what to do. The food was delicious and hot! We received many compliments about how yummy it was. Definitely spend the extra $$ on butler passed appetizers, that added to the elegance and allowed everyone to socialize during cocktail hour. The bride and groom opted for donuts instead of cake, and the staff displayed them all perfectly. If you are looking for a venue and people to trust with your special day, this is it!
Wonderful in so many waysReviewed on 8/31/2015 Amanda M
Northstar Golf Club was such a wonderful place to hold our wedding ceremony and reception. We also held our rehearsal dinner there the night before. It was so nice to not have to do any of the decorations ourselves so we had one less thing to worry about. The food was exceptional! We upgraded to 3 main courses and 3 side dishes because we couldn't choose which we liked best. The venue has such a beautiful view and everyone told us how wonderful it was to just relax outside on the patio. I definitely recommend checking this place out!! I looked at a lot of other places before this and am so glad we came across Northstar. One of my favorite things was their craft beer selection. Columbus IPA is my favorite!! The late night bites were a huge hit. The hot pretzels especially!! Any issues we did come across I relayed to Alisha who did her best to work it out for me. A few extremely rude golfers decided to walk down the aisle behind me and ruined quite a few photos...hopefully our photographer can edit them out. This has been addressed and they are trying to come up with a better way to ensure this does not happen again in the future. This is not their fault, this was the fault of the golfers who disobeyed the signs and had no respect for us on our big day. There was plenty of room for everything and we had a nice large dance floor:) All in all we had a wonderful time and would give 2 thumbs up and recommend them to anyone getting married that is looking for exceptional quality for a great price:)
Rehearsal Dinner/Ceremony, ReceptionReviewed on 8/03/2015
Northstar handled our needs for everything. We found their venue to be one of the most reasonable around, and it also provided a beautiful atmosphere. The service offered for all of our events was exceptional as well as was all of the food. They were always timely in responsiveness to any and all questions/concerns. My wedding guests are still in awe of everything. They have commented it was one of the most beautiful weddings they've ever attended. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this venue for your needs.
We had an absolutely perfect wedding reception at Northstar! They were easy and pleasant to work with during the planning process. The food is delicious. The staff was professional, friendly, and helpful during the reception. And there are numerous places for gorgeous pictures. Highly recommend!
Prosser WeddingReviewed on 6/23/2015 Chelsea C
Venue is beautiful!! Alisha was wonderful and so helpful. It rained pretty much all day and last minute it stopped and Alisha allowed us to have the ceremony outside! The food was wonderful as well!
Picture Perfect!Reviewed on 6/23/2015 Alyssa M
North Star was the perfect place for our wedding and reception. We got married on a beautiful June day and utilized the outdoor ceremony area. Alisha (event coordinator) was a joy to work with and was always available whenever I had questions or concerns. She really helped bring the vision I had for our wedding day to life. Not to mention, the food at North Star was delicious! Getting married at a country club is never "cheap," but North Star was actually relatively affordable considering the services we received. Since the wedding, we have received multiple compliments about the service, food and location. Beyond pleased with our experience and loved every second of our wedding day!
Amazing!Reviewed on 4/27/2015 Samantha S
NorthStar Golf Club is a great place to hold any type of an event especially a wedding. Alisha, the F&B Director, was beyond helpful through the entire planning process. The venue is beautiful both inside and out. It rained on our wedding day so we were unable to have our ceremony outside, but Alisha and her team made sure the inside was just as beautiful. The food was delicious and we had many compliments from our guests. I highly recommend any bride and groom to choose NorthStar for their special day!
Amazing!!!!!Reviewed on 11/03/2014
My now husband :) and I look at so many different places to have our wedding reception at. North Star was our top pick because of so many different things. First and for most our budget. North Star is very reasonably priced, so we were able to have everything we wanted! We used their table colored linens, and extra lighting. We did buffet style dinner and purchased kegs and house wines. Alisha, their coordinator, was so helpful and always got back to me quickly. She helped us make the best decisions for what we wanted. The second reason why we went with North Star is because of the view. They have many large windows that over look a beautiful patio and onto the greenery. Since we were getting married in the fall this was important to us, and we were able to get some really good pictures outside - dispite the rainy weather. The inside looked amazing and better than what we were expecting! Alisha made sure everything was in the right spot and took the time to make sure it all looked great! The third thing was the service. Everything was done and taken care of in perfect timing. As the night went on everything went so smoothly. The bar tenders and service was great! We had 150 guests and the two bartenders and other servers were on their game, getting drinks and cleaning off the tables. Our guests raved about the venue and complimented every aspect of it! I'm so glad we used the North Star venue! Some conserns I had before when I was looking at North Star, were that it was far, about 10-15mins away from Polaris, but we were able to offer a shuttle (our limo bus) to help get our guests home. They didnt mind having cars left in their parking lot over night. My other concern was that the only places to have pictures taken would be outside, but even though it rained we were provided two golf carts to go to our picture taking spots. So if these are any of your concers I can only tell you that everything will work out there and they are more than willing to help you in any ways they can. It was perfect and so many thanks to Alisha, and the staff at North Star for making it that way! :)
It was perfect!Reviewed on 8/02/2014 Diana M
We loved the venue the moment we walked in. Alisha did a great job showing us around and giving us all the details we were looking for. She was very enthusiastic and positive and that made a big impact in our decision because we had been to many other venues where people just seemed unhappy. I had my mind made up at the end of our first visit. The venue is beautiful and looked great on our wedding day. Northstar decorated it just the way we wanted. Everything looked perfect, classy and beautiful. We used Northstar's centerpieces on half of our tables and the staff did an excellent job arranging them exactly how we wanted. The food was outstanding! We had chicken kiev and lasagna for our main course. Everyone loved it. They also have a full bar which was just awesome. The open bar was great. We had the call liquor (not premium) option and were not disappointed with the quality of the brands they selected. It included a complimentary champagne toast and many different kinds of beer on tap. They also put a mini bar outside for our cocktail hour. The staff is very nice and easy to work with. My bridesmaids and I got ready at the venue and the staff did everything they could to accommodate any requests we had. We could go on and on about all the great things they did and how perfect our wedding day was, but we would be here for a while... We absolutely recommend Northstar Golf Club to anyone.