Historic Wigwam Retreat is Now Open for Public Use

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Violet Township has purchased the historic Wigwam retreat and it is open for community use. This beautiful property was previously the private retreat of the Wolfe family, owner of WBNS TV. It was initially built in 1929 and has been host to many exciting events and visitors over the years. Now, having been recently renovated, it is open to public use. Residents of Violet Township and the surrounding area can enjoy the Wigwam’s beauty, history and grandeur by reserving one of the several event spaces that are available for private use.

The Wigwam is an ideal destination for corporate events, meetings, retirement parties, weddings, regional community organizations, concerts, and film screenings. There are several event spaces including a theater that seats 303 and a banquet hall that can comfortably seat 450 people.

The banquet hall and theater is equipped with the latest technology

The Wigwam theater has been recently renovated and is equipped with the latest lighting and sound technology.  Four video screens have also been added to the banquet hall with the capability to simulcast presentations between the banquet hall and theater.  It is an ideal location for corporations looking to host annual meetings or training events, local theater groups, concert performers and producers looking to screen their latest film.

One of the many local groups taking advantage of this beautiful facility is the Pickerington Community Theater. For a list of their upcoming performances, click here.  To date, there have already been approximately 3,800 event goers to the Wigwam for various occasions, such as the South Central Power Regional event, the Fairfield County State of County Address, and the Pickerington Central Prom.

Picturesque location

Community members and guests will appreciate how beautiful and picturesque the Wigwam is. Surrounded by a canopy of trees, lush lawns and featuring a beautiful pond, the Wigwam is truly a stunning destination in Violet Township. Its stunning beauty is one reason so many are choosing to host events here. To view pictures of the Wigwam, click here.

The Wigwam is a popular wedding destination

Brides and grooms are choosing to host their wedding at the Wigwam, where there is space for an indoor or outdoor ceremony. The stunning banquet hall is ideal for large indoor weddings. Plus, since the banquet hall can seat 450 people with a dance floor, there is room for the largest weddings and packed receptions. Prior to the ceremony, photographers can capture special moments at the pond and other picture-worthy locations throughout the grounds. With 63-acres of property, the natural scenery is spectacular year-round and showcases the changing seasons.

Select your own caterer

Those renting the space can select their own local and licensed caterer. This is a benefit for anyone with set dining preferences or dietary restrictions.

Commercial space will be available

The Violet Township Administrative Offices are currently located at the Wigwam.  In addition, long-range plans include developing 10 acres on the North side of the property for commercial use, including a possible hotel. There are also plans to preserve 26 acres of wooded area along SR 204. Developers and business owners interested in partnering with the Township should contact Holly Mattei, Development Director, by emailing Holly.Mattei@violet.oh.us.

For information on rental rates, click here.

To learn more about the Wigwam, contact us.  

 

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