Our Facility, Your Event Venue

Let the Reception House at Raymond Memorial be the host of your next event. Conveniently located in Columbus Ohio, our event venue is owned and operated by Schmidt’s. We have over 100 years of hospitality experience and offer all the amenities you’re looking for – and then some. Sarah Meade and our Event Coordinators will assist you in creating an unforgettable experience your guests will be conversing about for years to come. Executive Chef, Kurt Schumacher, has thoughtfully constructed his menus to offer everything from mouth-watering hors-d’oeuvres, to delicious entrees.

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Reception House Staff

Sarah Meade, Catering Manager

Sarah has been with the company for more than ten years. She loves meeting new people and getting to know each client on a personal level. Sarah has worked in several different parts of the company which helps her recognize every event’s needs. She has the passion and ability to go above the clients expectations. Sarah’s favorite part of her job is knowing that each person had a wonderful experience with Schmidt Hospitality.

Contact Sarah: smeade@schmidthospitality.com

Kurt Schumacher, Executive Chef

Kurt has worked in a kitchen for over fifteen years. He started his apprenticeship at The Darby House, was promoted to sous chef after graduating from Columbus State Community College and has enjoyed having the freedom to express his artistic talents in cuisine at Raymond as Executive Chef since 2007.

Kurt is a father to two adorable daughters, Elizabeth and Addison, who keep him very busy outside the kitchen. His girls love to come to work and visit Kurt’s coworkers. Kurt also loves to listen to techno music and enjoys listening to it while at work.

Allison Burk, Outside Sales & Marketing Specialist

Allison Burk is the Celebration Specialist for Schmidt’s Hospitality Concepts. She spends a great deal of her time traveling around the Columbus area to chat with local businesses about how Schmidt’s can help them celebrate at their next luncheon, meeting or corporate event. Allison graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in public relations and specializes in building relationships between an organization and the public. Prior to starting with Schmidt’s, she ran her own PR Consulting business and worked with numerous clients in several different niche markets.

Allison is an Ohio native but spent 18 years living on the West Coast in Eugene, Oregon. She is excited to be back in the Midwest and enjoys exploring all that Columbus has to offer. Allison loves that her position with Schmidt’s gives her an opportunity to represent such an iconic Columbus institution. Outside of work, Allison enjoys being a mother to her teenage daughter, hiking, trying out new restaurants, live music and musical theatre.

Andy Schmidt, Principal

Andy has been in the hospitality business for over 30 years owning or operating both restaurants and banquet facilities. His passion is the company’s corporate purpose, “To help the community celebrate with friends and family”. He and his siblings own and operate the famous Schmidt’s Sausage Haus restaurant in German Village.

Andy’s number one hobby is dining out. “My bride Katie and I eat out almost every night! We treat it like a date night, which has kept us in the honeymoon stage for over 21 years.” Besides hanging out with his children and grandkids, Andy also loves to snow ski, fly-fish and pheasant hunt.

Contact Andy: aschmidt@schmidthospitality.com