You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers.

We understand how much thoughtfulness and detail you’re pouring into your event. There are so many things to cover! We’re always happy to answer questions, but this is a great starting point. Feel free to reach out to us at hello[at] if your query isn’t covered below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We’re nestled in the southwest corner of Wooster, Ohio - with easy access to Route 30. Our location is a convenient option for couples who want to unplug from city scenery and enjoy a more natural setting while still maintaining proximity to Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Mansfield, Ashland, Massillon, and more.

Are you booking events for 2025 yet? What about 2026?

Yes! Many dates are already booked for 2025, but we still have quite a few openings! We are also booking into 2026. Check our Calendar page for more information!

Do you host events besides weddings?

We sure do! We are open to hosting private parties, corporate events, conferences, galas, bridal and baby showers, graduation parties, reunions, and more! Feel free to inquire with your unique event needs. Please note that we do not reserve any weekend dates for a non-wedding event more than 90 days in advance. Within 90 days, all dates are released for booking events outside of weddings and are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

We’d love to see your space! Can we swing by anytime?

Due to interest, demand, and the current calendar of events that we have scheduled, drop-in tours, visits, or meetings are not permitted. Scheduled tours are available by appointment only. Thank you for respecting the privacy of our property, existing events, and our venue staff.

What does your venue offer for weddings?

In short? Two brand-new, modern, light-filled buildings on 15 private acres of land with indoor and outdoor ceremony options for up to 200 guests. Check out our Packages page to get the full scoop!

Why do you have two buildings?

The Wellspring was designed to be an all-in-one destination for your ceremony and reception alike, with no need to flip your space. Our main reception hall - which includes two bridal party suites, restrooms, a commercial prep kitchen, tables, chairs, party patios, and mobile bar - is the perfect party spot. Our window-lined, one-room chapel building is the perfect spot for cozy indoor ceremonies, as a back-up option for inclement weather, or as a fun flex option for photos, cocktail hour, etc. Your rental includes the use of both buildings to use as you please, so the options are endless!

How many people can you accommodate?

Our venue is approved to hold 170 people in the Chapel, and 200 people in the main hall. Please note that due to fire code and safety laws, we cannot exceed these numbers. Doing so would be against our official occupancy load and poses safety concerns in the event of an emergency. The Wayne County fire department reserves the right to enforce these numbers, and to shut down any events that exceed our maximum guest count. The Wellspring will enforce a maximum of 200 people inside, and additional guests beyond that will not be permitted into the building.

Your site mentions party patios — tell me more!

The Wellspring’s main building was designed to have a unique in-and-out flow, with eight sets of accordion-style glass doors that can fully open to provide a flowing, bringing-the-outdoors-in feel to your event. We offer the option for guest seating on our patios, which feature pendant lighting and fans, so the party can take place inside and out. Feel free to plan cocktail hour, a food buffet, outdoor bar, live music, and more on our party patios so guests can enjoy all our property has to offer!

Can we have an outdoor ceremony?

Yes, yes, yes! The Wellspring features intentional green space in a courtyard setting in between our chapel and reception buildings, bordered by evergreen trees and mature woods. We love outdoor ceremonies and have a curated space for those to occur, while maintaining the chapel building as a convenient, on-site backup option in the event of inclement weather.

Do you provide tables and chairs?

We sure do! We have a cohesive, modern collection of wooden cross-back chairs and matching solid wood tabletops with modern metal legs. We offer the use of our 25 8-foot rectangular tables, and all 210 chairs for your event. Six black high-top cocktail tables are also available for use indoor or out.

Do you provide food, catering services or staff, linens, dishes, silverware, etc. for our event?

We do not! All food, drink, catering, table linens, silverware, dishes, cups, etc. need to be hired out and brought in. Our venue does provide a professional prep kitchen with a commercial fridge, prep tables, industrial sink, and trash with easy back-door access for food and drink vendors to use.

Can we DIY our food and bar services?

We do not permit any food or drink vendors to serve on the premises who are not licensed and insured. This is for the professionalism of the venue and safety of our clients and their guests.

How many hours does rental include for our wedding day?

Our standard package includes 14 hours of rental time, from 9:00 AM the morning of the event until 11:00 pm that evening. Please note that doors will not be open prior to 9:00 am. If your party wants to stay later than 11:00 pm, you may rent additional hours. If the wedding party or guests are still on the premises after the agreed upon rental time in your contract, we reserve the right to bill hourly for our staff to be on-site until everything is cleaned up and vacated.

Can we set up for our wedding or event the day before?

If there is another event booked the day before your wedding, then we are not able to offer any time for couples to set up or decorate before the 9:00 AM rental time the day-of the event. If there are no other events booked the day before your wedding, an hourly rate applies for early entrance and setup time.

Can we clean up the day after our wedding or event? Can you hold items or rentals for us?

No, all items - decor, rentals, food, personal belongings, etc. - must be out of the venue by the end of your contractual event time on the day of the event. We are not responsible for any items left behind on the premises after your event ends.

Are there places at The Wellspring for us to get ready on the day of our event?

Absolutely! Our facility includes two private, separate bridal party rooms for use. Each suite includes a custom-made bar top vanity for getting ready, a full-length mirror, plenty of hooks, soft seating, and a bright, modern design aesthetic perfect for those “getting ready” shots.

You have restrooms, right?

We sure do! We have men’s and women’s restrooms in the main hall, which are also accessible and available for outdoor events or events occurring solely in the chapel building.

Are the buildings temperature controlled?

Yes! We love Ohio for its full spectrum of weather, from a freezing cold winter wedding day to a blazing hot and sunny soiree. To keep everyone happy and comfortable on your big day, both the chapel and the main reception hall feature air conditioning and heating for optimal comfort. Large fans in the main hall can keep air circulating year-round, no matter the outside temps.

Are you ADA compliant and handicap accessible?

Yes we are! Our space was designed to be fully ADA-compliant and comfortable and accessible for wheelchairs and other special accommodations. We have ramps and wide paths throughout, as well as accessible doorways for all.

Do you provide security? Or are we required to?

The Wellspring will have at least one attendant on site for your event, but does not offer security. You are welcome to hire your own but it is not required by us.

What’s the parking situation?

We have paved, handicap accessible parking and vendor parking right next to the reception hall with private back entrances. All guests may park in our designated lot, which is tucked closer to the road and out of sight during your event. Our large circle drive makes for easy doorside drop-offs and traffic flow.

Do you have space for our DJ or a dance floor?

Our chapel is available for a fun one-room dance floor, or tables in our reception hall can be moved to the patios, stored, or rearranged to make way for dancing! There are multiple corners and spots around our reception hall where a DJ can set up.

Do you allow candles? 

Absolutely no candles or open flames are permitted in our buildings or under our covered patios. Additionally, no cold sparklers, pyrotechnics, fog or smoke machines, floating lanterns, or similar items are permitted on our property.

Can we do fireworks? What about sparklers?

Fireworks are not permitted on the premises, under any circumstances due to fire and safety hazards. This includes cold sparklers, and any other fireworks or pyrotechnics. Sparkler exits are allowed, outside only. Please no confetti, rice, or glitter outside or inside.

Can our pet(s) be a part of our big day?

Your furry friends are permitted to participate in the ceremony only and then must be relocated elsewhere for the duration of the event (they are not permitted to roam the property, and there are roads nearby and no fencing on our property.) Clean up of pet messes is required. Dogs and other pets are not allowed in our main reception hall.