Ohio’s nickname, the “Heart of it All,” reflects the spirit of this Midwestern state. It’s an excellent place for any couple seeking to tie the knot in a location rich with history and culture. It doesn’t hurt that Ohio’s geography provides a plethora of dazzling backdrops for the big day. While it’s hard to overlook its vast Lake Erie shoreline, which stretches an incredible 312 breathtaking miles, there’s also the verdant rolling Appalachian foothills and unique metropolitan areas. It’s safe to say that couples will have no trouble finding the perfect wedding venue, from rustic barns to natural outdoor settings to sophisticated ballrooms. Ohio has it all, and these 25 venues will help kick off the search for that “just right” location.
1.Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden provide exquisite options for any couple planning out the wedding of their dreams. Couples can choose among three venues. The John F. Wolfe Palm House has a double grand staircase, soaring glass windows, and tropical garden. The Conservatory’s largest indoor space is the Grand Atrium, with its slate tile floors and pillars accented with plants. The Worthington Industries Veridian boasts elegant coffered ceilings, exposed stone walls, and ceramic tile flooring. Couples will choose from a list of trusted vendors and will have the privilege of scripting a delightful menu with the very talented Executive Chef, Stephanie Young.
1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203, Phone: 614-715-8000
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For couples seeking first-class hospitality and a truly comprehensive and stress-free wedding experience, Brookshire is the place. Couples can enjoy spacious and beautifully decorated bride and groom suites while preparing for the big day. Their signature stone water wall sets the stage for superb wedding photos with family and friends. Brookshire provides several different all-inclusive wedding packages to choose from that have been put together by a renowned central Ohio wedding planner. Dedicated associates will be on hand to make sure every detail of the wedding is executed flawlessly, leaving couples and guests reminiscing about the impressive experience for days to come.
405 Greif Parkway, Delaware, OH 43015, Phone: 614-954-3215
3.Canopy Creek Farm
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This magnificent 24-acre farm will surely impress couples searching for a rustic or country-chic wedding venue. Canopy Creek Farm boasts an impressive 6,300-square-foot barn with natural wood posts and beams, vaulted ceilings, grand chandeliers, and a large dance floor. The barn seats up to 250 guests. A beautiful pond, horse pasture, meadow of wild flowers, and a babbling creek make for magical settings for those all-important wedding photos. Canopy Creek Farm will provide a professional wedding coordinator to help select vendors, plan the day, guide a rehearsal and, most importantly, create a memorable wedding day from start to finish.
600 Benner Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342, Phone: 937-602-5867
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Cheers Chalet is nestled among rolling hills north of historic Lancaster and provides expansive vista views. Surrounded by 70 acres of lush green forests and fields, ponds, radiant gardens, and a picnic grove, the property will leave a beautiful and lasting impression for couples and those attending the wedding. Couples can choose from an assortment of arbors and gazebos or their on-site chapel to find that perfect wedding day location. Cheers Chalet’s professionally trained service staff make sure things run smoothly on the day. Couples can conveniently host the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception all at this incredible venue.
1211 Coonpath Road NW, Lancaster, OH 43130, Phone: 740-654-9036
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The Glidden House has a classic and stately charm to it that will leave couples and guests feeling like they’ve pulled a finer page from the history books. Couples can imagine walking down the aisle on a perfectly manicured lawn to a beautiful arbor surrounded by tall and impressive trees and lush green vegetation with birds singing songs of joy. That’s the romantic setting this venue provides time after time. Couples will be swept away by the enchanting indoor/outdoor feel the Juniper Room has, with its surrounding windows and French doors. The newlyweds will dance the night away with family and friends under a grand chandelier.
1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, Phone: 216-21-2130
6.GreatStone Castle Resorts
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Couples who value a wedding venue that includes a staff with a mind-boggling amount of experience in wedding planning need look no further. GreatStone Castle Resorts has orchestrated over 400 weddings to perfection, sending off many happy couples. Their professional wedding planning and first-class service will be sure to wow the couple and their wedding guests on the big day. Wedding goers will be able to roam the first floor of the mansion, the front porch, and 2 acres of beautiful lawns and flower gardens while the wedding party prepares for an unforgettable day in the luxurious Master Suite.
429 N. Ohio Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365, Phone: 937-498-4728
7.HideAway Country Inn
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The easygoing Country Romance, the formal Elegant Splendor, the dazzling Sunrise Celebration, and the unforgettable Sunset Bliss. HideAway Country Inn provides many unique wedding day options and all-inclusive packages that will please discerning couples and their families and will set the tone for a sophisticated celebration. This venue offers wedding planning and coordination to ensure a hassle-free and stress-free experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. Brick patio, rose garden, and tree covered rustic are just a few of the elegant on-site location themes that couples will have the privilege to choose from and enjoy on their big day.
1601 State Route 4, Bucyrus, OH 44820, Phone: 419-562-3013
8.Kettering Polen Farm
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A wonderfully charming and historic 19th century barn and farmhouse have been repurposed into one of Ohio’s most darling wedding venues. The sprawling 15 acres of lush green and well-manicured landscaping comes equipped with a formal garden patio as well as a gazebo with white iron benches that can seat up to 208 people for outdoor weddings. The Kettering Polen Farm house also has a dining room, large living room, banquet room, and cozy sun porch. The barn comes equipped with a small service kitchen and is the perfect space for weddings and receptions year-round. It can accommodate up to 125 guests.
5099 Bigger Road, Dayton, OH 45440, Phone: 937-296-2454
9.Lake View Acres
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Lake View Acres is a splendid property that boasts a sparkling 2-acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, bluegill, and catfish. A beautifully forested and well-manicured lawn wraps around the lake and cabin, providing ample space and stunning scenery for couples planning an outdoor ceremony or reception. There’s a dock that extends just over the lake from the pavilion area that is perfect for an arbor and offers the perfect backdrop to the ceremony portion of the wedding. The festive wedding guests can even partake in a fun game of horse shoes or corn hole during the outdoor reception.
1550 Phillips Road, Lebanon, OH 45036, Phone: 513-932-8400
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Brides can imagine walking down the aisle on a perfectly manicured lawn to a beautifully designed wooden pergola set in front of a pristine lake. The scene is surrounded by lush green forest, music is playing, and friends and family are smiling; it’s a gorgeous day for a wedding. That’s the atmosphere couples will have the pleasure of experiencing on their big day when they plan their wedding at Mohican Gardens. The 1850s Pennsylvania Bank Barn provides a rustic, country-chic feel to its enormous conservatory filled with stunning tropical plants and flowers. Couples will love the many options at this property to create the wedding of their dreams.
374 State Route 95, Loudonville, OH 44842, Phone: 419-368-4024
11.Music Box Supper Club
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One of The Knot’s “Best of Weddings 2018” picks is Music Box Supper Club. This venue provides couples with an unparalleled wedding day experience that will leave a lasting impression on them and their guests for years to come. There are three packages to choose from – Silver, Gold, and Platinum – that can be tailored to fit the exact needs of every bride and groom. The culinary experience is led by award-winning Chef Dennis Devies, recipient of the “Most Mouthwatering Menu” award at Cleveland’s Restaurant Week. The couple and their guests can dance the night away overlooking downtown Cleveland from the restaurant’s rooftop location.
1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113, Phone: 212-242-1250
12.Pinecroft at Crosley Estate
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Pinecroft Mansion is set amongst 17 incredibly beautiful acres. This Tudor home features teak hardwood flooring and rich mahogany accents throughout. The grounds are well-manicured with a stunning chestnut orchard and formal garden pavilion that provide a truly one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding experience. A wedding designer will be on hand to orchestrate the best utilization of space, event flow, and coordination of design elements for the big day – a minimum of two meetings is required with the designer. The culinary experience will be prepared by Funky’s Catering, whose goal is to understand and bring to life the couple’s vision for their menu.
2366 Kipling Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45239, Phone: 513-841-9999
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13.Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
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Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel provides a modern and sophisticated venue option for those looking to tie the knot in style. A Marriott Certified Wedding Planner will be there every step of the way assisting with event budget, finding a florist, securing a band for the day, getting a photographer, and planning the menu. Details down to table arrangements take the stress and worry of planning a dreamlike wedding off the shoulders of the future newlyweds. Space is certainly not an issue as the grand Mosaic Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for a standing reception and up to 700 guests for seated dinner.
444 N Summit Street, Toledo, OH 43604, Phone: 419-244-2444
14.The Beverly Mansion
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What was once a cherished vacation getaway for Plimpton Beverly Chase, The Beverly Mansion has now become one of Ohio’s premier wedding venues with its classic vintage looks and elegant interior touches. Capture breathtaking photos with family, friends, and the wedding party on a charming arching footbridge extending across a beautiful sparkling pond. Couples exchange vows under a large canopy of centuries-old oak trees and share a toast as newlyweds with their loved ones inside the 100-year-old stone mansion’s main room. Brides throw the bouquet to eager waiting guests in the sun room after a picture-perfect ceremony and reception.
6681 State Route 229, Marengo, OH 43334, Phone: 740-552-4370
15.The Columbus Athenaeum
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Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, The Columbus Athenaeum is an exquisitely restored urban palace whose history dates back to the late 1800s. Couples can host their fairytale wedding in the stunning Olympian Ballroom wrapped by a mezzanine balcony and adorned with carved trim, elegant gold accents, and antique light fixtures. Newlyweds wrap up the picture-perfect wedding day with a reception in the Oak Room, with its velvet drapes, warm polished oak-paneled walls, and beautifully carved oak ceilings. This venue will surely leave couples and wedding guests alike reminiscing over the magical day for years to come.
32 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-222-6338
16.The Grand Barn at The Mohicans
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The Grand Barn at The Mohicans is located about 75 miles outside Cleveland and sits on 75 beautiful wooded acres. The two-story wood frame building is nestled among the pines in the hills of the Mohican Valley. It features an expansive rustic oak staircase leading to the upper level, which offers access to a second-story outside deck. There’s also a large covered deck on the main level that’s perfect for post-ceremony cocktails. The driveway passes by a beautiful half-acre lake. There are also two showy treehouses on the property that were designed by renowned treehouse architect, Pete Nelson.
23164 Vess Road, Glenmont, OH 44628, Phone: 440-263-8546
17.The Monastery Event Center
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The Monastery Event Center is located at Holy Cross Monastery and Church in the Mount Adams neighborhood of Cincinnati. It provides a premier wedding venue that is unparalleled in Ohio. Couples planning their weddings here will have unrestricted access to the building, its courtyard, the surrounding property, and the private parking lot. The bride and groom will find it a little easier settling the pre-wedding nerves in their comfortable private suites while they sip “Golden Wedding” bubbly from personally etched champagne flutes. The Monastery Event Center’s superbly trained staff will create an incredible wedding that will be cherished for years to come.
1055 Saint Paul Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone: 513-888-8694
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Built in 1893, The Phoenix is a wonderful example of turn-of-the-century elegance that will provide an exceptional atmosphere on any couple’s big day. Guests will fall in love with the soaring ceilings at 32 feet high, the Juliet balconies, and the windows with gorgeous stained glass that occupy the Grand Ballroom. The Archway Ballroom is another opulent venue that boasts an entire wall of windows done in Tiffany glass. This smaller ballroom is a popular choice for ceremonies and intimate receptions. Couples can leave the details to The Phoenix’s professionally trained and hands-on event staff to deliver a flawlessly executed wedding from start to finish.
812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone: 513-721-8901
19.The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland
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The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland wows couples who are looking for an upscale wedding venue. There are several onsite venue options like the ballroom, the Radiant Room, the Platinum Room and the Silver Grille at the Higbee Building. In the signature Radiant Room, couples will find a delicate balance of gold and beige with warm wood accents and extraordinary oil paintings. It delivers a light and inviting atmosphere for guests and provides sweeping views of the Cuyahoga River and iconic city bridges. Couples will work closely with and under the expert guidance of a wedding advisor, who will ensure everything runs smoothly on the wedding day.
1515 Wet Third Street, Cleveland, OH 44113, Phone: 216-623-1300
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This unique event space is located near Washington Park. The Transept is a German Gothic influenced church that was built in 1867 and is the perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner, reception, and wedding ceremony. This building boasts large 50-foot-high vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams, a balcony with additional seating that wraps around the interior, intricate and detailed carvings around the windows, stained glass, and suspended candlelit chandeliers. Couples and their guests will appreciate the classic elegance and warm atmosphere that’s produced here. They’ll also enjoy the professionally designed and flawlessly executed carte du jour.
1205 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone: 513-841-9999
21.The Woodward Theater
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A historic music and event hall established in 1913, the Woodward Theater is located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati just north of the Ohio River. The venue is extremely flexible in terms of their setup, a good choice for DIY couples who want to express their creativity on their wedding day. The theater provides three beverage packages to choose from that all include wine, champagne, and 24 beer taps featuring local favorites. Tables, linens, chairs, glassware, sound production, a house engineer, and a bridal suite are a few extras the venue has available to make the wedding day extra special.
1404 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone: 513-345-7981
22.The Worthington Inn
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Located in Northwest Columbus, the Worthington Inn is a charming Victorian-style venue that will provide an intimate and unique wedding day experience. The walls have a classic elegance with a soft gold and beige intricately patterned wallpaper. The space boasts high ceilings with exposed beams and large, grand crystal chandeliers. With their color-popping floral arrangements, tall crystal centerpieces with candle accents, beautiful silk table linens, award-winning cuisine, and exceptional attention to detail, it’s easy to see why this is one of Ohio’s premier wedding venues. This event space would be best suited for intimate ceremonies or receptions of 10 to 100 guests.
649 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085, Phone: 614-885-2600
23.Top of the Market Banquet Center
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A venue unlike any other, Top of the Market Banquet Center is a 107-year-old freight depot that has been repurposed into one of Ohio’s premier wedding locations. The space features exposed wooden beams and brick as well as HVAC piping that really pays homage to the industrious ways of Dayton’s history. Rustic chandeliers and modern wood floorings provide a warm and contemporary feel throughout the event center. With a team that has orchestrated more than 1,500 weddings and has more than 50 years of hospitality experience, couples can relax knowing they’re in the best of hands.
32 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45402, Phone: 937-224-3663
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Couples will enjoy the wedding of their dreams on Willow Tree’s beautiful and sprawling 5 acres of land, home to a historically significant 1830s plantation house that was once part of the Underground Railroad and a centuries-old celebration barn. There’s a strikingly beautiful willow tree (hence the name) that sits on the immaculately well-manicured grounds. A charming wooden bridge crosses a sparkling pond. Both provide great wedding photo opportunities. Willow Tree takes stress-free to the next level by providing a comprehensive list of trusted wedding vendors and partners for couples to choose from for their big day.
1900 West State Route 571, Tipp City, OH 45371, Phone: 937-260-3273
25.Windows on the River
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This historic building was built back in 1892 as a powerhouse for the Woodland and Westside Street Railway Company and is located in the heart of Cleveland’s waterfront. After years of being abandoned, in the mid-1980s the building was purchased by Jacobs Investments, Inc., who poured millions of dollars into renovating and refining the space into what it is today – the majestic Windows on the River. High ceilings, exposed brick, wood beams, and views of the Cleveland skyline bring a dazzling urban ambiance to the space. Couples having their weddings here will enjoy a sophisticated and classic elegance.
2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113, Phone: 216-861-1445
25 Best Wedding Venues in Ohio
- Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden, Photo: Courtesy of illustrissima - Fotolia.com
- Brookshire, Photo: Courtesy of pupae - Fotolia.com
- Canopy Creek Farm, Photo: Courtesy of alex.pin - Fotolia.com
- Cheers Chalet, Photo: Courtesy of waranyu - Fotolia.com
- Glidden House, Photo: Courtesy of nagaets - Fotolia.com
- GreatStone Castle Resorts, Photo: Courtesy of bondvit - Fotolia.com
- HideAway Country Inn, Photo: Courtesy of archikatia - Fotolia.com
- Kettering Polen Farm, Photo: Courtesy of fesenko - Fotolia.com
- Lake View Acres, Photo: Courtesy of coolnina - Fotolia.com
- Mohican Gardens, Photo: Courtesy of lamppost - Fotolia.com
- Music Box Supper Club, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Pinecroft at Crosley Estate, Photo: Courtesy of romannoru - Fotolia.com
- Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of Maksim Shebeko - Fotolia.com
- The Beverly Mansion, Photo: Courtesy of Fotolia.com
- The Columbus Athenaeum, Photo: Courtesy of Carlos - Fotolia.com
- The Grand Barn at The Mohicans, Photo: Courtesy of Yevhenii Kukulka - Fotolia.com
- The Monastery Event Center, Photo: Courtesy of Maksim Shebeko - Fotolia.com
- The Phoenix, Photo: Courtesy of LElik83 - Fotolia.com
- The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland, Photo: Courtesy of digitalskillet1 - Fotolia.com
- The Transept, Photo: Courtesy of smoskvitin - Fotolia.com
- The Woodward Theater, Photo: Courtesy of nataliakabliuk - Fotolia.com
- The Worthington Inn, Photo: Courtesy of romannoru - Fotolia.com
- Top of the Market Banquet Center, Photo: Courtesy of wideonet - Fotolia.com
- Willow Tree, Photo: Courtesy of Hirosan - Fotolia.com
- Windows on the River, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
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