Celebrate Life's Special Moments at The Makoy

Experience extraordinary Events at The Makoy, your ideal venue for any event – from birthdays and children's parties to graduations, family reunions, school events, and team functions. We're committed to transforming your celebrations into cherished memories. From the moment you arrive until the final farewell, our seasoned team diligently orchestrates every detail, creating a perfect symphony of your dreams.

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Celebrations Immortalized: Explore Our Event Photo Gallery

Venture into the realm of our past celebrations. Our elegant ballrooms, breathtaking decor, and sumptuous cuisine have been the backdrop to numerous joyful celebrations and memorable moments.

The Knot Hall of Fame
WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards 2022
Best of Zola 2023
The Knot Best of Weddings 2023
WeddingWire 5 Star Reviews

A Proven Record of Excellence: Our Accolades and Appreciation

Our greatest achievement lies in the satisfaction of our clients and our well-earned recognitions. The Makoy's testimonials and accolades echo our relentless pursuit of delivering exceptional experiences.

The location is easy to get to, there is plenty of parking, the staff is amazing to work with and the indoor space is great! I have seen both of the large rooms set up for "ordinary" meetings & events, and also transformed into beautiful wedding venues.

Ms. Thompson

Ms. Thompson

Google Reviews

If you need any event to go off without a hitch, pick the Makoy Center. They were able to provide so much more than what other venues offered at a great price. The staff (especially Matt Clay and Stephanie) were wonderful: friendly, thorough, super flexible, went the extra mile, patient every step of the way. Best food ever too, especially the au gratin potatoes! Our wedding went perfectly, and maybe I’m biased because it was mine, but it was the best wedding I’ve ever attended. I would give more stars if I could! Thanks guys :)

Anna Miller

Anna Miller

Google Reviews

I have hosted a few events at the Makoy Center including my own wedding reception in the Emerald Room. I will always refer people looking for a full service venue here.  Matt and Clay and their entire team are responsive professionals who are thoughtful and have always gone out of their way to meet our needs or accommodate special circumstances. They have always been fully invested in our experience there at the venue and we've always been beyond pleased. The food and service are always 5 star and the property itself is well maintained and decorated. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Makoy Center. Highly recommend.


Amber Michael

Amber Michael

Google Reviews

We loved getting Married at the Makoy Center! The staff is so friendly! I will recommend all my friends to get married here or have a party!! Thank you so much Makoy Center!

Maria Wagner

Maria Wagner

Google Reviews

My husband and I hosted our wedding at the Makoy Center and it was the most magical night of our lives. Our ceremony was held outside and the reception was in the Emerald room. Between the ambiance of the Emerald room and the creative touch of our wedding planners the room was beautiful and elegant.The entire experience was awesome. The staff was helpful and easy to work with and the food was phenomenal! We highly recommend considering to host your next event here!

Sydney McMichael

Sydney McMichael

Google Reviews

The location is easy to get to, there is plenty of parking, the staff is amazing to work with and the indoor space is great! I have seen both of the large rooms set up for "ordinary" meetings & events, and also transformed into beautiful wedding venues.

Ms. Thompson

Ms. Thompson

Google Reviews

If you need any event to go off without a hitch, pick the Makoy Center. They were able to provide so much more than what other venues offered at a great price. The staff (especially Matt Clay and Stephanie) were wonderful: friendly, thorough, super flexible, went the extra mile, patient every step of the way. Best food ever too, especially the au gratin potatoes! Our wedding went perfectly, and maybe I’m biased because it was mine, but it was the best wedding I’ve ever attended. I would give more stars if I could! Thanks guys :)

Anna Miller

Anna Miller

Google Reviews

I have hosted a few events at the Makoy Center including my own wedding reception in the Emerald Room. I will always refer people looking for a full service venue here.  Matt and Clay and their entire team are responsive professionals who are thoughtful and have always gone out of their way to meet our needs or accommodate special circumstances. They have always been fully invested in our experience there at the venue and we've always been beyond pleased. The food and service are always 5 star and the property itself is well maintained and decorated. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Makoy Center. Highly recommend.


Amber Michael

Amber Michael

Google Reviews

We loved getting Married at the Makoy Center! The staff is so friendly! I will recommend all my friends to get married here or have a party!! Thank you so much Makoy Center!

Maria Wagner

Maria Wagner

Google Reviews

My husband and I hosted our wedding at the Makoy Center and it was the most magical night of our lives. Our ceremony was held outside and the reception was in the Emerald room. Between the ambiance of the Emerald room and the creative touch of our wedding planners the room was beautiful and elegant.The entire experience was awesome. The staff was helpful and easy to work with and the food was phenomenal! We highly recommend considering to host your next event here!

Sydney McMichael

Sydney McMichael

Google Reviews

Customizable Spaces: Tailoring To Your Event Vision

The Makoy offers three diverse ballrooms and an enchanting outdoor space, meticulously designed to adapt to your event needs.

The Burgundy Room offers an intimate and elegant setting, making it an excellent choice for intimate wedding receptions or banquet hall events. With a generous space of 7,000 sq. ft, it can accommodate up to 180 guests.

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The Emerald Room is the epitome of grandeur and modernity, making it a popular choice among wedding reception venues. It offers an expansive hall covering 9,000 sq. ft, comfortably hosting between 100-300 guests. With a spacious dance floor and a full-service bar, it provides a luxurious experience for any event.

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The Mezzanine Room serves as an affordable wedding venue, offering a cozy space for smaller, intimate gatherings of up to 75 guests.

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Uncover The Makoy: Book a Tour Today

Intrigued by the potential The Makoy holds for your special occasion? Schedule a tour and let us walk you through how we can tailor our venue to match your event aspirations.

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Your Questions, Answered

Here's a glimpse of the most common questions we get about hosting events at The Makoy. If you have further queries, we're always available to assist.

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.

Get in touch with us and let's plan an unforgettable celebration at The Makoy, that will echo in your memories for years to come.