Weddings - Photography

Your Wedding

The Ohio Statehouse is a remarkable edifice and perfect for wedding photos. Situated on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus, the Ohio Statehouse is a beautifully restored monument to the people of Ohio, their vision of our democracy and the dream for a better place to live and work. But more than just a monument to our past; it is where history happens. 

The Ohio Statehouse embodies the perfect location for wedding photos with its Greek Revival architecture and appealing exterior landscape. 

Wedding parties are permitted to take photos inside and outside of the Statehouse. If other events are taking place simultaneously, wedding parties must be considerate and not interfere or interrupt those events. 

How to Schedule Your Wedding Party Photos

 

Step 1 : Availability

To photograph a wedding party at the Statehouse, contact Mark Jeckavitch at 614/752-9777 or mjeckavitch@csrab.state.oh.us for availability and to answer additional questions. 

Step 2: Review Special Event Policies and Procedures

All events held on Capitol Square are subject to the Capitol Square Special Event Policies and Procedures. All Capitol Square Special Event Clients are required to adhere to each rule outlined in the document below. 

 

Step 3 : Application Form and Paperwork

You must then complete a permit application and appropriate paperwork to photograph your wedding party. All paperwork must be received at least 15 days in advance. Wedding photo application forms are accepted no more than 90 days in advance of the requested date. It is recommended that you submit your permit application as far in advance as possible. 

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) must receive your non-refundable $50 administrative fee, along with the following paperwork prior to your event being approved:


A 15-day waiver form must be completed when submitting application less than 15 days prior to your photographs. For photography that requires a 15-day waiver, all fees must be received in advance of the event. 

 

Step 4 : Send It In

Send your completed permit application request and supporting documents along with your non-refundable $50 administrative fee to: 

    Special Events
    Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
    Ohio Statehouse
    1 Capitol Square
    Columbus, Ohio 43215-4210
    Checks should be made out to: Treasurer, State of Ohio

Step 5 : Approving Your Photography Session

Upon receipt of your completed application materials and non-refundable $50 administrative fee, CSRAB will review your permit request and notify you if your photography session is approved or denied. 

All permissible events must be in accordance with CSRAB's General Rules, as set forth by the Ohio Legislature, as well as federal, state and local laws.