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Welcome to Darby House

Nestled on the banks of the nationally scenic Darby Creek, Darby House is surrounded on all sides by 7,000 acres of the Battelle Metro Park’s forest, prairies and wetlands. Founded in 1954, thus steeped in history and tradition, Darby House is the only venue in central Ohio where one can have total exclusivity and security in a gated estate.

The Darby House is located on the picturesque Darby Dan Farm, the historical estate of John W. Galbreath, the Darby House offers its guests a charming, rustic, chic event space. Situated on 1,200 acres of Big Darby Creek, the venue offers complete privacy and beautiful outdoor and indoor spaces perfect for any event.

The Darby House accommodates up to 250 guests for plated events with additional capacity for cocktail receptions and other large-scale gatherings. Because of the Darby House’s unique design, it serves as the perfect backdrop for any event.

Let our story become a part of yours.  Owned by four generations of the Galbreath Family we share a vibrant history you can feel the moment you step onto the estate.

Front entrance of Darby House
landscaped rock depicting darby dan farm entrance
Outdoor wedding venue
Creekside view of Darby House terrace
Bridal party celebrating

Make Darby House Your Wedding Venue

You set the date, we’ll take care of the details.

From transforming the Darby House to match your vision to tackling day-of event coordination, Darby House’s experienced staff replaces stressful with seamless.

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Wedding Venue Details

Venue Updates!

bride and groom photo with backdrop of farmland and white fencing



Schedule A Tour

For more information or to schedule a tour please contact our Events Team at (614) 878-4527 or fill out our Contact Form.





Coming Soon

We recently renovated Darby House entirely. Check out these stunning improvements ready for you!



5 Star Testimonials

Having our wedding at Darby House made all my dreams come true. First, the venue holds historic value– it is situated on Darby Dan Farm, a farm that produced multiple thoroughbred horse racing champions. Because of this, a former US President and British royalty have visited the farm. The venue itself holds many historical artifacts of note, including artwork and memorabilia, which were fun for guests to enjoy during the reception. Secondly, the venue itself is gorgeous and well maintained. When you enter the property, you enter through a gate and stone fence, then drive down about a mile of white fenced, tree-lined driveway to the outwardly quaint looking house. Upon entering, you are greeted with an entire wall of floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views of the Big Darby Creek. There are two large rooms on either side of the entryway; on the left, the Dining Room, and on the right, the Racing Room. We worked with CMPE to select all food, the style of bar service that suited our needs, and the decorative displays throughout the venue. This made planning a wedding from another city much easier, because the only other vendors I had to book myself were cake, entertainment, flowers, and the pastor. Our family and friends had the best time at our wedding and loved the outdoor and indoor space. The food was impeccable and our guests left feeling happy and full. Every need our guests had was met by Emily and her incredible staff… We had no worries on our wedding day– it was perfect, and this is largely due to the Darby House and CMPE. Thank you for making our day unforgettable and flawless for our family, our friends, and for us!

-Laura S

5 Star Testimonials

I love everyone I worked with!! Nicole is the best! I’m so excited to get married!

-Paige S

5 Star Testimonials

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for a wonderful wedding at Darby House on Saturday.  Your team was very impressive.  Every detail taken care of….evening was flawless.  Given the COVID19 restrictions we all worried that we could hold a celebratory event—your team ensured the evening was delightful.  I can’t thank you enough.

-Debbie C

5 Star Testimonials

It has a story behind it. It’s affordable, special, and historical, as well as a beautiful space.There’s a special aura when you walk into the place.

5 Star Testimonials

The space itself and the layout of the indoor/outdoor space. The amount of land there is great, and the water makes for beautiful events.