About Us

Who we are

Zinnia is a division of Buckeye Entertainment, one of the largest wedding DJ companies in Ohio.
Rachel, one of the owners, with Zinnia, the namesake of our venue

Rachel Gunter, owner, with one of her favorite students, Zinnia. This was taken in 2007 in Bahrain, a tiny country in the Middle East where Rachel was teaching elementary Math and Language Arts

We started Zinnia (formerly known as B.E. Married) in 2016 when a space opened up next to our current office.  Being that we’re one of the more affordable wedding DJ companies in Columbus, we’ve known for quite some time that there has been a need for an inexpensive, small ceremony & event venue in Columbus. There are others in Central Ohio, but they are either wildly expensive or don’t meet the standards our clients are looking for.

So, we decided that we would create one of the most intimate, gorgeous small venues in Columbus and make it as affordable as possible. Some would call it a chapel, we call it a ceremony venue since we keep our ceremonies non-religious, but whatever you call it, you won’t find anywhere else in Columbus that holds 50 or less people and that is priced like Zinnia! When you add in all of our options, like photography and choosing your own music, Zinnia makes perfect sense for your small ceremony. The wedding industry has recently dubbed these types of weddings “Microweddings” and we agree that that is a perfect term for what we do!

Why the name “Zinnia”? Besides being a beautiful flower native to North America, the name Zinnia holds special meaning to the owners, Byron and Rachel Gunter. Byron and Rachel met while teaching elementary school in the Middle East in 2006. One of their favorite students was named Zinnia and that name stuck with them–so much so that they almost named their daughter Zinnia (Emmerson won out). When looking for a unique name for their event venue, Zinnia seemed like the perfect choice!


Contact us now!

We are by appointment only and DO NOT accept walk-ins. If you’d like to visit us, please contact us first.

The Request for Information form is the best way to reach us!  But if you’d prefer, you can directly email us @ hello@zinniaevents.com or text or call us at 614-726-1937

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We’re conveniently located minutes from 315 in Upper Arlington!
2280 W. Henderson Road
Columbus OH 43220