Book Your Wedding with The Makoy Center
A BALLROOM IN HILLIARD, OH
The Makoy Center in Hillard, Ohio, allows couples and their guests to 'Put on the Ritz' without even leaving the Midwest. This unique event spot just outside of Columbus, Ohio, features a 1920s art deco design theme that adds a dash of the Roaring 20s, swing music and a party atmosphere to any wedding.
Guests may use a state-of-the-art audio/visual system when they book their wedding, allowing for video presentations and speeches. The entire facility holds up to 1,800 guests in three different reception venues and one outdoor ceremony venue. It measures a total of 30,000 square feet and each venue has a large dance floor.
This space features a large staging area where the couple and wedding party can sit during the reception. The ceiling is high and features a geometric design that allows for spectacular lighting arrangements during parties. Seating for this room is set up on round tables to accommodate up to 420 guests with the dance floor installed.
This room has a smaller staging area that guests can use to hold the wedding ceremony and then have the reception in the same room, with up to 280 guests. There is a large dance floor with disco balls and string lighting. The walls and other decor are white, allowing guests to decorate as they please.
This is a smaller space for more intimate receptions and ceremonies for up to 100 guests. The walls feature art deco art pieces in chrome, giving the room a stylish flare.
This space is the outdoor ceremony space that features a pond and lush flowers. The Makoy Center provides a white awning in art deco style as the backdrop for the ceremony. White chairs are set up to accommodate all guests and there is even space for a string band to perform.
What You Should Know
The Makoy Center provides full-service bar and catering solutions for weddings of all sizes. For daytime weddings, Makoy Center offers a brunch menu with options such as short rib hash, crab cakes, steak and eggs and huevos rancheros. For evening weddings, couples can plan a cocktail hour with passed hors d'eouvres and an open bar while they get their pictures taken. For dinner service, couples can choose a seated dinner with plated food or buffet stations where guests serve themselves. The Makoy Center also features special stations, including chef-carved herb-crusted prime rib and shrimp sauté. Bar services are either cash or open.
The Makoy Center gives couples plenty of options for custom linen packages, including black and white chair covers, bands and sashes, coordinating napkins and floor-length skirts. These linens are available for all tables, including the buffet, cake, DJ and bridal party tables. Couples receive the services of wedding coordinators and planners when they book with Makoy Center, who help them execute the logistics for the day. Wedding coordinators also help procure vendors, including florists, photographers, ice sculptors, limo drivers and hotels.
Extra perks that guests at The Makoy Center receive during ceremonies and receptions include
- Free Wi-Fi inside the venue
- Private parking for over 200 cars
- Podiums with microphones
From the Vendor
From the Smallest Details, to the Grandest Events
For over 30 years the Makoy Center has provided professional service to cover every detail. Located in Downtown Old Hilliard, the Makoy Center boasts 30,000 sq. feet with three separate event spaces. For seated dinners Makoy Center can accommodate anywhere from 30-500 guests and offers ample free parking. We are a family owned business that strives to make your event unforgettable!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
We are so glad we chose Makoy Center for our outdoor ceremony and reception! From the second we walked in the doors for our first tour, we walked out loving our experience with Matt giving us the tour and details and knew this was exactly where we wanted to celebrate our big day! Matt was absolutely incredible to work with, flexible, and really fun! Him and Clay were both VERY responsive to any questions we had whether planned far out or the very last second. Literally everything from the second we walked in to our ceremony and reception was absolutely perfect without a single flaw! We are so thankful for their hard work and dedication and are so grateful for their organization and support throughout the process. It was clear they had a true interest in our special day and making it perfect!
The Makoy Center was 100% perfection on our wedding day. I can't say enough about the staff and how organized/efficient they were. Matt handled all of our needs leading up to the wedding and on our wedding day in more than a timely manner and made our wedding day go off without a hitch. The food was fantastic and my guests were raving about it for days following the wedding. If you are considering the Makoy Center for your big day, search no longer because this is it. This is where your dreams will come true.
Cheers to the Makoy Center staff for making our wedding amazing! I just cannot say enough great things about the Makoy Center staff and venue. Our experience from the time we booked the venue in January 2017 to the day of our wedding in June 2017 was fantastic. Matt and Clay are amazing and were extremely helpful with every step of the wedding planning. They did an excellent job of communicating with us and answering all of our questions in a timely manner. They definitely went that extra mile to make our day amazing. The location was perfect, the food was delicious, the decor amazing, and the staff was phenomenal. Alyssa, our captain, went above and beyond at the rehearsal and the day of the wedding. She walked us through each step of the ceremony and reception the night before. Alyssa was organized, friendly, and professional. She made sure that the wedding and reception went off without a hitch. The servers and bartender at the reception were friendly and helpful to us and all of our guests. At the end of the night, they plated up and covered leftover cake and cupcakes for the guests to take home. Just one of the many ways the staff went above and beyond. Our wedding was the best day and we have the Makoy Center Staff to thank.
I cannot say enough good things about this vendor. We have had an amazing experience working with them and each person that we met was wonderful. They worked with us to create our vision and have seriously been one of the best vendors that I've ever worked with. I'd give 6 stars if I could!
I'm so happy we went with this venue for our October 28th wedding! We couldn't have been more happy. Everything went so smooth and the staff truly took care of my husband and I. Along with the guest that attended. The food was absolutely amazing, they put my vision to life. Everyone loved the staff and thought they were so friendly. I HIGHLY recommend the Makoy Center for ANY event! There's just not enough good things I can say.
I can not praise this place enough. From the venue to the staff to the food to the help everything was top notch! We had an issue with our DJ who just was totally clueless about the details of a wedding and our day of coordinator Keeley was on top of it and made sure to have him not bother us and allow us to enjoy our day. So many of our wedding guest told us this was the best wedding they had ever been to. Any and every problem was handled with ease and I didn’t know about anything until way after the wedding, My husband, wedding party and I felt like total VIP the entire night. They were the best part about wedding planning because they are on their game. You get what you pay for and this is venue was worth every penny!
From the moment we visited the Makoy Center for the first time, we knew it was the right place for us. We were impressed with the venue, the customer service, and what they had to offer us. During the months prior and day of, Makoy had made the process of getting married, quite simply. Makoy had always provided the up most of respect, worked with us on things we needed, provided suggestions on items we had not thought of, as well as worked great with our vendors. I highly recommend this venue to anyone seeking a place to have a special occasion, whether it is a business event, wedding, birthday, or any other type of event. At Makoy, you are getting more than just a venue for your occassion, you are getting a relationship with a business, that is family oriented and supporting.
Our wedding and reception was absolutely wonderful. The Hall was decorated beautifully and my vision was spot on. Our guest couldn’t say enough about how elegant and beautiful the venue was. They also raved about the food. I would highly recommend the Makoy Center for a wedding. The entire team was amazing wedding.
Would definitely recommend the Makoy Center for any special occasion. We held our son's wedding there and it was fantastic. Our coordinator, Matt, was fabulous! From start (about a year ago) to finish, he was very patient in answering all of our questions (trust me, there were many), helped with every request and was always happy to assist with a smile on his face. We received several compliments on the venue and the food. People even wanted the recipe for the au gratin potatoes! Thanks to everyone at the Makoy Center for a fabulous event and would definitely recommend to anyone planning an event. Thanks again, Matt , and to everyone who assisted with the event - you guys/gals rock!
The Makoy Center was fantastic to work with!!! They were truly affordable, and they gave us excellent service. From booking them to their willingness to set up tables/chairs (and even our own decorations), they made our whole day go smoothly. What a blessing!
The Makoy Center was fantastic with doing the set up, tear down, and overall running of our reception. As a bride I never felt that I couldn't ask a quesrion and I felt catered to the entire night. They were great about going with the flow. The Makoy Center even contacted me quickly when items were left behind after our reception.
I and my Bride could not have asked for a better place to have our wedding. Clay, Matt, and Ben were extraordinarily helpful and accommodating . We have received VERY positive feedback from our wedding guest. We would definitely recommend the Makoy center to anyone for any event. We will be using their services again in the future.
From day one the Makoy Center has been amazing to work with we are so glad we picked them for our wedding venue. We cannot thank Clay and Matt enough they went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted. The day of the wedding is very stressful and a million things are going on but they stayed calm and collected the whole time. Also thank you to our day of captain Keely, she was fairly new with being a captain but she did a great job even when I (bride) was having my crazy moments, I cannot thank her enough for all she did that day. We received so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony space and reception room looked and how great the food was. I highly recommend the Makoy Center you cannot go wrong with them!
The staff was great and very accommodating. They helped with decorating and then made sure everything was perfect on the big day!
As a mother of the bride, I was very happy with the overall service, food and the Emerald Room itself. Having helped my oldest two daughters with their weddings in the past, I would rate the Makoy Center as my favorite place to hold a wedding. Thanks to the entire staff, especially Matt Eder.
The Makoy Center was absolutely fantastic! They were so easy to work with, and the staff really went out of their way to make our wedding day special. A special thanks to Matt for his hard work in making sure the day ran smoothly, and for being so helpful in the planning process. All of my guests absolutely raved about how wonderful the staff was, and how smooth and put-together the event went. Thanks so much!
I strongly recommend The Makoy Center to any bride, groom, or individual planning a special occasion with their loved ones. The Makoy Center was a gorgeous venue for our wedding reception, and the friendly staff was a JOY to work with, answering every question day and night! They helped us plan a beautiful reception within our budget, and allowed us to privately sample some delicious food before choosing the entrees to serve our guests. The food was absolutely amazing and affordable! We could not have been happier with our reception nor our decision to work with The Makoy Center. Matt, Clay, and Alyssa helped make our wedding day relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable. I encourage anyone looking to have a celebration in the Columbus area to work with them. After researching other reception venues, I think The Makoy Center is a top choice in the area for overall experienced staff, affordability, food and drink options, and atmosphere.
I can't thank Matt, Clay and Ben enough for helping make sure our day was just the way We wanted it. The emerald room as decorated just the way we asked. The staff made sure we had everything we needed the day of our wedding. As the bride I had zero worries they made me feel so comfortable that they had everything under control. I would definitely recommend the Makoy Center!
Makoy did an incredible job with our wedding and reception. The staff was very helpful and easy to work with. They made the entire process easy (which is super helpful when you're planning a wedding!). Makoy definitely made our day a memorable one. Thank you guys!
I truly cannot say enough great things about the Makoy Center. We worked with Matt and he is exceptional.. Him and Clay made my dream wedding come true. I had a strict budget and I was able to have everything I dreamed of an more. The bar options are the most flexible I had seen and we got compliments on our beer and wine selections. They answered every question quickly. Not having to set up or take down was such a huge load taken off our shoulders. My event captain was Ben and he made me feel so special and that all things were taken care of. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend the Makoy Center to any bride on any budget.
From start to finish the Makoy Center was amazing. Matt helped with the planning and listened to our every need. He was very helpful with suggestions from drinks to party favors. We received awesome feedback from our guests about the food and drinks. Alissa helped keep us in line with the ceremony and the dinner service. She was very thorough and knowledgeable with our event. I would highly recommend the Makoy Center for any future events. They took all the stress off of us and the day could not have been any more perfect.
When I started looking for venues for my wedding, I always had the Makoy Center in the back of my mind. My husband and I decided on the Makoy Center and I am so glad we did! I had so many questions and they answered all of them. I had some guests that had dietary restrictions and they accommodated them wonderfully. I had some vegans and a gluten allergy and the Makoy Center chef made their special. It made my day even more special knowing that my guests were taken care of. My coordinator, Alyssa, did amazing! I told her exactly what I wanted and she went above and beyond my expectations. She made my day so special and I had no worries. Matt is a wonderful asset to this venue. He was the one that answered most of questions. He is so professional and knowledgeable. Clay was also able to help me. He and I walked through some last minute things the week before my wedding. All three of these guys helped me with one of the biggest days of my life and I cannot thank them enough! Thanks guys! You did awesome!
I could not have been happier with The Makoy Center for my wedding. They were the first venue we found that had some flexibility with their menu (we did a mix of heavy apps to save on costs), and the space was just beautiful. We picked the Burgundy room, since we had around 100 guests and didn't want to feel too cavernous. Plus my accent color was Burgundy, so it just felt like it was meant to be. The staff is SOOOOO nice! I worked with Matt on my final details, and he was the best - very calming, fun attitude through the whole process.And the service staff the night of the wedding were extremely attentive and friendly. They went above and beyond to make sure our ceremony went off without a hitch, that we moved along our timeline for the reception, and even helped us pack up at the end of the night! The food was AMAZING - we had wings, spinach & artichoke dip, meatballs, cheese & crackers & veggies and everything was so tasty! If you're looking for a cost-effective space for your wedding, you've got to check these guys out. The value you get is just amazing!!!
We just had our wedding on the 18th of February. The planning process was so easy, even with the director of sales leaving after we booked it was a seamless process. Clay took over and it was amazing. Our day of coordinator was so sweet and made sure everything was on time. The bartender helped in more ways than just getting drinks including helping out when our flower girl locked herself inside a room on accident. I can't say enough about how wonderful the entire staff was. The room was set up how we asked and anything we needed was given right away. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone! People are messaging us telling us how amazing the food was and how great the staff was! Can't wait until we attend the next wedding at the Makoy Center!
I dont even know where to start on how AMAZING The Makoy Center was. They were so nice and patient and helped every step of the way. They helped me with so much! The food was amazing, several guests commented on how good it was. Clay and Alyssa were awesome!! I am so happy we went with the Makoy Center! Would highly recommend!!
Meet The Manager
Congratulations on your engagement! A Hilliard native, who grew up just down the street, Clay has been a vital part of Makoy Center for the past 8 years. Clay started out as a part-time server and set-up crew. Over the years he has moved his way up the ranks and now takes care of all aspects of Makoy Center with the help of his amazing staff. Couples are lucky to have Clay help plan the biggest day of their lives, with his attention to detail and overall love for Makoy Center, you know you are in good hands. Contact us today to tour the Makoy Center and receive a personalized quote!