More Than a Venue, a Partner in Creating Lasting Memories

Welcome to The Makoy, the premier event and wedding venue in Hilliard, Ohio. For over 30 years, we have been dedicated to providing our clients with the best experience possible. From the moment you step through our doors, our experienced staff will take care of everything, ensuring your event is unforgettable.

bride and groom in front of large window on stair case at the makoy

Creating Unforgettable Events for Over 30 Years at the Makoy

Our History

The Makoy has been a premier event and wedding venue in Hilliard, Ohio for over 30 years. Founded with the goal of providing the best possible event experience, we have since become central Ohio's favorite event center.

Our Mission

Our mission at The Makoy is to provide personalized service and exceed expectations at every event, from weddings to corporate events. We are dedicated to making every event a memorable one.

Our Vision

At The Makoy, we strive to make every event a memorable one. Our vision is to continue to be the premier event and wedding venue in Hilliard, Ohio, and to provide our clients with the best experience possible.

Our team

Our experienced team is dedicated to making sure your event is perfect. We have years of experience in the event industry, and we are passionate about what we do.

Clay Daniel
Clay Daniel
General Manager

Matt Eder
Matt Eder
Beverage Manager & Event Sales

Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
Event Sales & Décor

Aaron Vance
Aaron Vance
Executive Chef

We're hiring!

If you're passionate about creating unforgettable experiences for others and want to be part of a dedicated team, we invite you to apply to join us at The Makoy.


Events Hosted at The Makoy

The Knot Hall of Fame

Years of Experience in the Industry

WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards 2022

5 star ratings on Google Reviews

Best of Zola 2023

Book your Tour of our beautiful Venues

If you're interested in hosting your wedding or event at The Makoy, please call us to learn more or schedule a tour. We would be honored to help make your special day unforgettable.

ceremony setup at the makoy event center

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions we receive about hosting events at The Makoy.

I am looking for a Convenient, Central Location for My Event? Where is The Makoy in relation to Columbus?

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Hilliard, just west of downtown Columbus, The Makoy is a convenient event hub. Our centralized location, right off of 270, takes the logistics off your plate and ensures your guests can get to and from your event easily. Parking at The Makoy is free, directly outside the venue, and accessible for everyone. Come check it out for yourself today by booking a tour.

Can Events at The Makoy Cater to Groups of Any Size?

Absolutely! Whether you're throwing a grand bash or an intimate soiree, The Makoy has the right space for you. Our expansive Emerald Room embraces large-scale events of over 300 guests. For cozier gatherings, the Mezzanine Room, accommodating up to 75 guests, creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. No matter the size, we have a place for your celebration. Schedule a tour with us today to check out each room.

Planning my event and all the details is overwhelming, how can The Makoy Team help me with planning?

Wave goodbye to event planning stress! Our seasoned event planners at The Makoy step in as your event sidekicks. They transform your vision into reality, ironing out the details, and executing your event to perfection. With us, you don't just plan an event, you orchestrate an unforgettable experience. Let’s chat about your event needs. Contact us here.

How Flexible is The Makoy With Different Event Styles?

From roaring birthday parties to graduation ceremonies pulsating with accomplishment, from joy-filled family reunions to dynamic school events, or spirited team functions, The Makoy molds itself to host your unique event. With us, every celebration gets the extraordinary touch it deserves. Check out some of our event galleries for some event inspiration.

Your Journey to Culinary Excellence: What Sets The Makoy's Catering Apart?

Tantalize your palate with The Makoy's in-house catering. Discover how our experienced chef curates a culinary experience that aligns with your vision and leaves a lasting impression on your attendees. Our chef and his creations definitely set us apart from other event venues, as you can tell from our rave reviews.

Set the Stage for Success: What Makes The Makoy's Event Spaces Unique?

Get a closer look at our versatile spaces - Emerald Room with a spacious built-in dance floor for up to 300 guests, the elegant Burgundy Room for up to 180 guests, and the intimate Mezzanine Room for 75 guests. Find out how our spaces adapt to meet your event needs.

Concerned about special requirements for your guests? How does The Makoy cater to diverse needs?

At The Makoy, we're committed to ensuring every guest feels welcome and comfortable. We offer facilities for guests with mobility issues and a diverse menu for various dietary needs. Your guests' special requirements are our top priority. Let’s talk about your wedding needs. Contact us here.

I’m worried about budgeting for my big day? Does The Makoy cater to different budgets?

We believe every couple deserves their dream wedding, regardless of budget. That's why we offer a variety of wedding packages and work closely with you to tailor a package that aligns with your financial considerations. Let’s set up a tour and talk about your ideas today. Get started here.

To learn more about any of our spaces & Services, please reach out. We would love to hear from you.

We're eager to hear from you. For more details about our spaces and services, get in touch. Let's bring your dream event to life at The Makoy.