I am the father of the bride and I don’t know where to begin other than to say I am not sure how Kristin & Todd’s reception could have been any better! Joy and the staff at Brookshire provided a wonderful and flawless evening. The room looked great and I am so glad we chose to utilize all the space. It was very comfortable. Todd, the DJ, did a great job and kept people on the dance floor and having fun! I cannot remember when five hours of my life passed so quickly! The bar service went smoothly and everyone was extremely helpful. I know there were many months of planning and preparation and it showed… from the lighting, to the food, to the flowers, the ice sculpture, the music….it all came together to provide the perfect celebration and memory of our special day.

Joy Brooks and her team at Brookshire were so kind to me and my husband. Planning such a large event was new to us and very unnerving–Joy really took us under her wing and helped us with every detail, from the food to the cake and even the ice sculpture! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our wedding!

When we first met Joy Brooks, we just loved her. Such a wonderful lady who knows the wedding business quite well. Since she has been in the business for quite some time, she was able to recommend plenty of vendors. All of which we chose and were extremely happy with! With that being said…Our wedding was absolutely perfect.

My husband and I went to the brookshire once and fell in love with it. Joy is amazing and has created an ideal way to plan a wedding. The packages are the way to go, literally it is stress free! Joy made accommodations for my husband and I to meet with her due to our busy schedules. It was just amazing. My wedding and reception were held there and everyone had a blast. It looked as though it was going to rain and the staff kept an eye out and were going to make it work for us because we wanted to have it outside. They came in and checked on me multiple times and I was always in the know of the weather and what was going on! It was beautiful!!! And we did outside all thanks to the,! The reception was a blast!! Every single one of our guest raved about how good the food was!!!!!! and how beautiful the venue was! It turned out to the amazing even if it was pouring outside!!!! my husband and I will never be able to thank joy an Joanna and all the staff for the amazing job they did! It was literally perfect!!!!

Brookshire was the best decision outside of marrying my best friend. Joy and her staff were beyond helpful, attentive and accommodating. From their beautiful venue with contemporary designs to the intricate detail in their planning ability. My husband and I saw Brookshire for the first time in April of 2011. When we walked in we thought it was out of our reach. We began planning our wedding with a very strict budget. After touring the facility, meeting with Joy and attending an open house we were sold. Joy truly went above and beyond to be sure we got the wedding of our dreams without living outside our means. She also went the extra mile linking us with great in house vendors. Each vendor we worked with raved about Joy and how wonderful she is to work with. This in turn rewarded us with a great experience with our vendors. Everyone was extremely genuine.

Our wedding went smoothly and we’ll forever have great memories of our special day. Our guests fell in love with the venue and the convenience of having our ceremony and reception in the same location. We loved the convenience of bringing everything to the venue (programs, favors, ceremony accessories etc.) and the staff at Brookshire did the rest. I found peace of mind know Joy and her staff would handle everything. It was also refreshing how much Joy acted as a wedding planner. In the days before the wedding I checked out. Planning the wedding was such a breeze but when you’re dealing with over one hundred guests all from out of town, a bride can become a bit overwhelmed. I’m so glad Joy was there then. She stepped in and reminded me of things. She truly covered wedding 101 from A to Z. I was able to focus more on the specifics with my family, bridal party and guests because I knew Joy and her staff had everything covered. I’d recommend Brookshire to any and every one. We are so grateful for our experience and I don’t doubt for a minute that any bride to be would be as well.

I honestly cannot say enough about how pleasant our experience was with Brookshire. My husband and I started looking for Church and Reception venues a little later than we would have liked, simply because we had several other priorities to take care of. We had a number of beautiful, highly rated Reception venues to pick from, including Brookshire. Personally, I needed to have side-by-side budgets for each venue that we were considering, just so I had a close enough (not perfect/exact) budget to ensure that we did not go beyond what we were willing to spend on our big day. My comparison budgets were extremely helpful, since I shared them with each vendor, just so I could get a close-enough estimate from each of them on what I would be looking to spend on my wedding.

After an initial meeting with Joy Brooks, we decided to keep looking because we were fearful that the cost of using Brookshire would go outside of our tight budget. Plus, we needed to make a decision and get back to Brookshire fairly quickly, which was hard, since we had not looked at several other venues that we were interested in. Initially, we had to drop Brookshire from consideration for this reason. I can’t begin to tell you how fortunate we were that some weeks later, our date was still available. Some of the other venues we looked at do not offer packages, something many Brides out there will realize is a HUGE inconvenience, particularly when you are trying to get a very close estimate of how much you want to spend on your wedding, AND compare the prices at other venues. So it was fairly easy to take them off our list. Long story short, once we did the math again, we realized that Brookshire’s Superlative Package was a perfect fit for us. Not to mention that Brookshire is in a secluded area, surrounded by a lot of land, so your privacy is guaranteed.

First, Joy is so professional, honest, efficient, and a real problem-solver. We couldn’t possibly have asked for a better person to work with. Joy takes the time and trouble to listen carefully to all your concerns and needs, and as soon as you let her know the budget you are working with, she looks for all sorts of ways to assist you with remaining within your budget, and will honestly let you know what you can do without. Given her personality, her work ethic, and her professional expectations, she has secured some of the kindest, most efficient, and reliable individuals to work with her (Chef, Pastry Chef, Florist, etc). These individuals also take the time to listen to your every need, and will honestly give you their professional opinion if they think there is a different way you could do things, which is super important in order to meet your expectations. Having vendors available eliminates one of the most stressful parts of any wedding planning process, since you will not have to do the tedious and time-consuming research of finding vendors, ensuring their credibility, and having comparison budgets ready in good time to secure your venue. Brookshire is also beautiful. All our guests had nothing but the greatest compliments for the venue and staff.

Bottom line, my husband and I are beyond blessed to have worked with every single vendor that we worked with. They made our day very special, beautiful, and less stressful. There are many venues out there that you could consider, and I’m sure they have lovely people that you can work with…but based on my personal experience… go with Brookshire!

We had the most pleasant experience with Brookshire. The owner, Joy, and her assistant, Erin, were both sweet and amazing to work with. Everything was laid out clearly in the brochures we were given in the early stages. For starters, you can’t beat the price and convenience of having access to their caterer, cake designer, florist, DJ, and bar service. The day of our wedding was such a special triumph, and we will never forget it. The food was delicious, and the cake was very tasty. Thank you Brookshire for an amazing wedding!

Theknot.com 2010 Pick Best of Weddings Award for Brookshire, Columbus, OH Wedding Venue
Theknot.com 2011 Pick Best of Weddings Award for Brookshire, Columbus, OH Wedding Venue
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Theknot.com 2014 Pick Best of Weddings Award for Brookshire, Columbus, OH Wedding Venue
Theknot.com 2015 Pick Best of Weddings Award for Brookshire, Columbus, OH Wedding Venue
Theknot.com 2016 Pick Best of Weddings Award for Brookshire, Columbus, OH Wedding Venue
Weddingwire.com Couples Choice Award 2016 for Brookshire, Columbus, OH Wedding Venue
Weddingwire.com Couples Choice Award 2017 awarded to Brookshire, Columbus, OH wedding venue.
Theknot.com 2017 Pick Best of Weddings Award for Brookshire, Columbus, OH wedding venue
Theknot.com Best of Weddings Hall of Fame Award for Brookshire, Columbus, OH Wedding Venue