Nestled along the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland, Ohio is a trendy Midwestern city with a diverse choice of creative and inspiring wedding venues. From a sophisticated African-themed wedding venue at the Cleveland zoo to a romantic 1910 French gothic boutique hotel to a stunning outdoor space with waterfalls, sculptures, and gardens, lucky Cleveland, OH couples have lots of choices.

1. Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

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For the bride who dreams of having her fairy-tale wedding in a Cinderella-style ballroom, Cleveland's historical Grand Hall Rotunda is the place to make dreams come true. The Rotunda of this 1916 landmark building is 5,500 square feet with two-story Botticini marble walls and doric columns reaching up to an ornate barrel vaulted sky-lit ceiling. The gleaming floor is polished marble, and the space is lit with distinctive bronze floor lamps. The Rotunda can accommodate 225 seated wedding dinner guests. A Taste of Excellence is the exclusive caterer for this venue, and the venue's expert wedding planners specialize in comprehensive wedding planning from the rehearsal dinner to the cocktail hour to the wedding reception.

601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 261-664-2484

2. Bohemian National Hall

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Bohemian National Hall was built in 1896 as a Czech cultural center, which it still is today. Having been lovingly restored, it now teems with modern amenities. The second floor ballroom has cream-colored walls, magenta draperies, gold accents, an antique chandelier, a stunning proscenium stage, and a balcony. A grand staircase leads up to the ballroom, but there is also an elevator. Caterers can set up in an adjacent kitchen. A dining room and bar are also on the second floor. The ballroom can accommodate 150 seated dinner guests with a dance floor or up to 300 guests for a cocktail-style reception.

4939 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-883-0675

3. LockKeepers

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Occupying a stunning arts and crafts building in the Cuyahoga Valley, between the Cuyahoga River and the historic Erie Canal, LockKeepers is an elegant restaurant with gleaming mahogany millwork and soaring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river. Since its opening in 1992, LockKeepers has been treating its distinguished guests with superb, fresh Italian cuisine, including traditional handmade pastas, freshly baked pizzas, first-class steaks and seafood, and a superb wine selection. LockKeepers is the perfect intimate venue for bridal showers, wedding receptions, or rehearsal dinners. The second floor, with its lavishly decorated Grand Ballroom, can fit up to 140 guests. There is a large selection of menus to choose from and the highly experienced staff takes care of every detail, ensuring that all guests have a wonderful time.

8001 Rockside Rd, Cleveland, OH 44125, Phone: 216-524-9404

4. Lake Affect Studios

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Lake Affect Studios is a prime wedding venue for the urban chic couple looking for a blank slate on which to create their shared vision. This trendy 5,000-square-foot event space features natural wood floors, white-washed exposed brick, lots of windows, an industrial-style ceiling with Edison lights, a stage and sound system, full bar, espresso bar, and an outdoor courtyard. Nothing has as much edgy urban style as this repurposed warehouse. Lake Affect Studios has table and chair rentals, or couples can use their own rental vendor. They also offer a preferred vendors list that has been vetted, but they welcome vendors of the couple's choosing.

1615 East 25th Street, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-298-9018

5. Marble Room Steaks and Raw House

Marble Room Steaks and Raw House
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Located in the renovated and meticulously restored National City Bank building on Playhouse Square in Downtown Cleveland, Marble Room is an incredibly opulent restaurant that takes full advantage of the grandiose old bank interior. Massive marble pillars, an ornate cathedral ceiling, velvet booths, and crystal chandeliers are the background to the upscale chophouse, offering gourmet classics such as lobster, oysters Rockefeller, prime steaks, and fresh sushi. The wine list is large and respectable and the cocktails are quirky and innovative. Marble Room is the destination for special occasions and is a popular wedding party location.

623 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114, Phone: 216-523-7000

6. Metropolitan at the 9

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Metropolitan at the 9 is an iconic hotel in downtown Cleveland that seamlessly blends history, art, and luxury into its bold design. It is a true masterpiece of sophistication and technology, providing couples with the ideal venue for a romantic wedding whether they prefer an intimate gathering or a lavish event. They offer a modern selection of one-of-a-kind event spaces that include a speakeasy lounge, grand ballroom, and rooftop patio with magnificent skyline views. The Mint Ballroom is perfect for larger weddings and boasts 5,122 square feet of space. This classically designed space features soaring ceilings and sparkling chandeliers, and it can be completely transformed using special lighting, flowers, and colorful decorations.

East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-239-1200

7. English Oak Room at Tower City Center

English Oak Room at Tower City Center
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The English Oak Room at Tower City Center is the historical former Cleveland Union Terminal. This luxurious venue features hand-carved English oak panels, ornate ceilings, vintage lighting, and gleaming polished floors, making it ideal venue for an elegant romantic, vintage, or evening wedding. It can accommodate up to 250 seated dinner guests. Executive Caterers, arguably the premier catering company in Cleveland, is the exclusive wedding caterer for the English Oak Room. Their award-winning chefs, modern wedding planners, in-house bakery, and exceptional floral design team work together to create an unforgettable wedding experience. Chefs are mindful of cultural culinary preferences. Kosher wedding dinners are by L'echiam Kosher Caterers.

230 West Huron Road, #7273, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 440-449-0700

8. Glidden House

Glidden House
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Couples looking for a venue for their contemporary indoor/outdoor wedding will want to include Glidden House on their list. The historic 1910 French gothic boutique hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on Case Western Reserve University campus. The new 2,200-square-foot Juniper Room features a stunning chandelier, charming French doors, and windows on all four walls that open to picturesque surroundings and provide an indoor/outdoor ambiance. The mansion also has spectacular gardens, a tented patio, and a gazebo for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Smaller banquet rooms can accommodate rehearsal dinners or intimate receptions. Catering is done exclusively by Marigold Catering.

1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-231-2130

9. KD Party Center

KD Party Center
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KD Party Center reception hall is a contemporary space featuring a neutral color palate, drop ceiling with recessed lights, tile floor, wainscoting, arched mirrors, and wall sconce lighting, and mirrored columns – ready for the couple's personal stamp. It accommodates 175 wedding guests for a sit-down reception and dance floor or 200 guests without the dance floor. Couples can choose in-house buffet-style catering or arrange for their own caterers. For hall rental only, the kitchen has warmers and a refrigerator for outside caterers' fully prepared food. Setup, cleanup, and servers are an additional fee. There is a bar/lounge area adjacent to the main hall.

6085 State Road Parma, OH, Phone: 444-885-5060

10. Kimpton Schofield Hotel

Kimpton Schofield Hotel
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Kimpton Schofield Hotel is situated in downtown Cleveland in the historic Schofield building. The renovated hotel has maintained several Victorian-era elements, and they've added live plants in homage to building architect and nature enthusiast Levi Schofield. At the Kimpton, couples can expect a sophisticated urban interior with clean lines and lots of light. Wedding photographers will love the charming backdrop options inside and out. The 3,000-square-foot Levi Ballroom is a chic, modern space for 80 wedding dinner guests or 120 guests for a cocktail-style reception. An adjacent foyer can accommodate 30 standing guests. The ballroom can be halved for smaller weddings.

2000 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-357-3250

11. La Villa Conference & Banquet Center

La Villa Conference & Banquet Center
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For the couple whose motto is "Go big or go home," La Villa Conference & Banquet Center has it covered. Their premier Diamond Ballroom is a breathtaking 19,000 square feet that can accommodate up to 2,000 guests for a sit-down wedding dinner and still leave room for a large dance floor. Other venue amenities include Mediterranean décor, chandeliers, gold walls, and a 2,000-square-foot lobby. The Pearl Ballroom boasts an urban warehouse feel with high industrial ceilings, a gleaming wood dance floor, neutral color palette, and a private entrance and foyer. It seats 400 dinner guests, while the Opal Room accommodates up to 200 dinner guests and has a separate entrance and full kitchenette.

11500 Brookpark Road Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-265-9305

12. Landerhaven

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Landerhaven is the crown jewel of remarkable luxury Cleveland wedding venues. This venue has over 40,000 square feet of exquisite event space in five reception areas and an equally stunning outdoor space with waterfalls, sculptures, and gardens – a wedding photographer's dream. Full service weddings include a premier wedding planner, exclusive caterer, custom baker, and an expert floral and design team. Also included are bridal suites, audiovisual technology, service staff, complimentary valet service, and a preferred vendors list. Since their motto is "Never the same place twice," couples can count on a unique and personalized once-in-a-lifetime wedding experience.

6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights, OH, Phone: 440-449-0700

13. Brennan's Catering & Banquet

Brennan's Catering & Banquet
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Brennan's, the perfect venue for a traditional or classic wedding, has four attractively renovated banquet rooms. Their Emerald Room accommodates up to 150 seated dinner guests, and the Garnet Room holds up to 200; these two rooms can be combined to create a single space for 300 to 500 guests. Brennan's Sapphire Room can accommodate up to 300 people, while the Topaz room is reserved for more intimate affairs with a maximum capacity of 175 people. Banquet rooms are carpeted, and have modern crystal chandeliers and dance floors. Catering is in-house, and Brennan's can assist with other preferred vendors. The park-like surroundings are great for wedding photos.

13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-251-2131

14. Music Box Supper Club

Music Box Supper Club
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The Music Box Supper Club is a two-story concert venue in Cleveland's Downtown area. This unique space is an excellent choice for couples who want a non-traditional wedding in a contemporary setting. The Concert Hall on the first floor features soaring ceilings with glittering overhead lighting, a grand stage, a large dance floor, and LED back-lit walls. Inside of the Concert Hall on the second floor is Riverview, a cocktail reception area boasting unparalleled views of downtown. Both the Riverview and the Concert Hall have direct access to the Rooftop Deck, an outdoor oasis with exceptional views of the lake, river, and bridge, making this a great venue for a flowing wedding.

1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-242-1250

15. Severance Hall

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Severance Hall is regarded as one of the most magnificent concert halls in the world, the ideal venue for couples who want a traditional and elegant wedding. Originally built by John Severance for his wife Elisabeth, the structure pays homage to marriage with a lotus flower patterned silver ceiling that was inspired by her wedding dress, making it the perfect place to begin a life together. Severance Hall's stunning architecture, rich history, and charm provide the perfect space to say "I do," offering several enchanting rooms to choose from. These include the gilded radiance of the main Concert Hall, the Reinberger Chamber boasting plush intimacy, and the lavish Grand Foyer.

11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-231-7300

16. Tenk West Bank

Tenk West Bank
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Tenk West Bank is a historic building built in the 1880s along the Flats in downtown Cleveland. This 40,000-square-foot foundry building originally served as the Tenk Machine & Tool Company. It underwent a massive renovation in 2014, carefully preserving its architectural integrity while including modern amenities. This beautifully reshaped 19th century era warehouse is equal parts chic, unique, and modern with high-style lighting complementing the original timber and brick construction. Grand-scale contemporary artwork and large flat screen televisions adorn the walls, and the soaring ceiling features exposed beams. Chinese lanterns provide a romantic and elegant ambiance for up to 800 guests.

2111 Center Street, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-566-5400

17. Cibreo Privato

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Cibreo Privato is an award-winning Italian restaurant in the heart of Downtown Cleveland's Playhouse Square with an adjacent private venue, the recently-remodeled former 14th Street Theatre. Its rustic Italian design inspired by the beauty of Tuscany provides an intimate and romantic ambiance ideal for an elegantly vintage wedding. The space has sprawling ceilings with exposed beams offering warm lighting, a half-moon main stage with state-of-the-art equipment, and stately marble columns adding both beauty and function to this venue. The event space also includes catering provided by Cibreo Privato's exceptional chefs, a private entrance, bridal suite, coat check, and valet.

1438 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-862-9212

18. The Ballroom at Park Lane

The Ballroom at Park Lane
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The historic Park Lake Villa in the center of University Circle in Cleveland is home to the Ballroom at Park Lane. Originally a luxury hotel and speakeasy built in 1923, the ballroom has served as a premier venue during America's most important eras, hosting legends such as Bob Dylan. Today it maintains its Old World charm with vintage architecture, skyward ceilings, and a speakeasy parlor while adding modern amenities and fixtures. This two-floor grand ballroom features a mezzanine and a neutral color palette with flashes of gold, ideal for detailing the space to each couple's vision.

10510 Park Lane, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-438-2926

19. The College Club of Cleveland

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The College Club of Cleveland is an excellent venue for couples who want to host a traditional wedding in a simple yet elegant environment. This magnificent historic mansion provides a beautiful space to say "I do" with gorgeous hardwood flooring, cream and dark wood paneled walls, and grand windows allowing in plenty of natural light. The ceremony space allows for the white-cloth covered chairs to face a charming brick fireplace with side armoire offering intimacy and romance. Their expert event staff will work closely with each couple, handling everything from design and catering to entertainment, flower arrangements, and photography.

2348 Overlook Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, Phone: 216-231-1683

20. The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton
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The Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland is an original 1930s art deco venue offering four distinct wedding spaces. The Ballroom's decor seamlessly blends contemporary charm with timeless sophistication, ideal for classic weddings. For a historic opulence, look no further than the Riverview Room featuring luxurious furnishings and art as well as picturesque views of the Cuyahoga River. Intimate and romantic weddings can be held in the Diplomat Room decorated with antique brick and a lake blue color palette that complements the sweeping views of the cityscape and Lake Erie. Lastly, the Silver Grille is an amazing choice for large stately receptions with views of the skyline and Cuyahoga River.

1515 West Third Street, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-623-1300

21. The Tudor Arms Hotel

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The Tudor Arms Hotel is a historical landmark in the heart of Cleveland's East Side Cultural District. Built in 1933, it's an ideal venue for couples who want a traditional wedding infused with Old World charm. The Gothic Revival-style hotel features two stunning and unique ballrooms adorned with classic architecture. These rooms, the Tudor and the Crystal, can both accommodate up to 320 guests. These enchanting ballrooms feature leaded glass windows, grand golden chandeliers, soaring 35-foot high-ceilings, and magnificent murals decorating the walls. The Tudor Arms is equipped with an expert wedding planning staff to handle every detail from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception.

10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-455-1260

22. Toscana Party Center

Toscana Party Center
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The Toscana Party Center is a great venue for couples planning large, traditional weddings with a specific vision in mind. This grand hall in Cuyahoga Heights features beautiful hardwood floors, intricate crystal chandeliers, and large mirrors, and it is equipped with a bar and dance floor. The crisp white interior walls and furnishings allow couples to transform the room into their ideal vision utilizing their chosen wedding colors. The Coyne Catering Company provides the food and beverages with an extensive menu of offerings to choose from whether couples are looking for traditional American dishes or ethnic selections.

4972 East 71 Street, Cuyahoga Heights, OH, Phone: 216-302-0639

23. Union Club

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Couples who want to host a traditional wedding steeped in elegant grandeur and sophistication needn't look further than the historic Union Club. This regal venue features dark wood paneled walls, grand windows, and soaring ceilings adorned with uniquely designed chandeliers. The bride and groom can exchange their vows at the top of the grand staircase while their guests look on from below. They will then head into the ballroom where every detail has been taken care of by the expert staff for an evening of dinner, dancing, and champagne toasts. They also have two smaller venues, the Reading Room and Wedgwood Room, ideal for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, and pre-reception cocktails.

1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-621-4230

24. Windows on the River

Windows on the River
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Windows on the River is a premier event venue located within the historic First Energy Powerhouse. They feature three distinct spaces – the Bridge View Room, City View Room, and River View Room. Each of these rooms features soaring ceilings, exposed brick, and grand arched windows. In the Bridge View Room, guests are treated with stunning views of Cleveland's iconic bridges. The City View Room showcases sprawling city views as well as a balcony level for cocktails and an adjacent outdoor patio. In the River Room, the wedding party gets a private entrance as well as an outdoor patio boasting gorgeous views of the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland skyline.

2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-861-1445

25. Wyndham Cleveland Playhouse Square

Wyndham Cleveland Playhouse Square
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The Wyndham Hotel in Cleveland is nestled in the city's dynamic theater district at the iconic Playhouse Square, an excellent venue for couples who want a unique, yet traditional wedding. This boutique-style hotel boasts a stylish and intimate ambiance within an urban setting, offering over 13,000 square feet of sophisticated spaces. Among the options is the upscale 5,100-square-foot Palace Ballroom with large windows that overlook Cleveland's Playhouse Square. Wyndham provides a dedicated wedding consultant to each couple to handle every aspect of their wedding. This includes catering, furniture rentals, decorative lighting, floral arrangements, and photography.

1260 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-615-7500

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The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art is a unique hexagon-shaped building in the Uptown District of Cleveland designed by renowned architect Farshid Moussavi. This is an excellent wedding venue for couples who want an outside-the-box wedding and love contemporary art. The extraordinary design details and awe-inspiring art displays create the perfect backdrop. They offer various event spaces to choose from, including the Cahoon Lounge located on the fourth floor, which ideal for small weddings with picturesque city views. For larger weddings, Gund Commons on the ground floor is a sophisticated choice with chic gleaming floors and dramatic sloped ceilings.

11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Phone: 216-658-6934