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.

Ashley Pratt, Event Coordinator

Ashley Pratt is an event coordinator for Schmidt’s Hospitality Concepts, a family owned business that gives customers a real German experience. Ashley has been with the company for six years, where she has been able to experience many parts of Schmidt’s catering including serving, bartending, and off site events. Her experience in the hospitality business has helped her to develop skills to go above and beyond client expectations.

Ashley is very active outside of the hospitality business being involved with recreation sports including softball and basketball. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and traveling. One of her favorite things to do on her own is reading and taking walks in downtown Columbus.

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