The city of Sandusky in the state of Ohio is possibly most well known for being the home of the Cedar Point amusement park with its numerous roller coasters. What some people may not know, however, is that the city is also home to many excellent and unique venues for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. There is a venue in Sandusky for just about every couple, no matter what the theme or guest list size may be for the wedding day festivities, with venues available to accommodate between 30 to more than 800 guests.
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The American Legion Post 83 is considered to be one of the finests posts in the state of Ohio, as well as the state’s largest by far. The banquet facility at the Sandusky post of the American Legion is available for rental for a wide variety of events, including private parties, wedding receptions, and other special events. The American Legion can provide on-site catering services for events, however, outside catering services are allowed as well. The banquet-style event space at the American Legion Post 83 has a maximum capacity of around four hundred guests, possibly more depending on the event.
3615 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-625-3274
2.Erie County Fairgrounds
The Erie County Fairgrounds offers space on its expansive grounds for hosting a wide variety of events, including the capability of acting as a venue for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions for couples looking for a spacious and affordable space for their wedding events. The building at the fairgrounds is usually air-conditioned and can be decorated however couples desire to be as simple or as eleborate as they want their wedding to be. The Erie County Fairgrounds is able to host weddings with more than 250 guests, with plenty of room for a seated dinner and dancing.
3110 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-625-1000
3.Event Room at Toft
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The Event Room at Toft is a state-of-the-art facility in the city of Sandusky, Ohio for events that allows people to rent out the space for receptions, showers, meetings, parties, or whatever other occasion people may need the space for. The Event Room is located on the west side of the Toft property and has its own private separate entrance, as well as ample parking space available for guests. The Event Room at Toft is able to host events with up to seventy-five seated guests and outside food or catering services are allowed for receptions and other events.
2001 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-625-8816
The Kalahari Resort in Sandusky serves as a wedding venue for couples from throughout the Erie and Cleveland areas of Ohio. The beautiful hotel provides extravagant and unique African-themed event experiences. With event services, accommodations for guests, and a large variety of ballrooms for the big event, Kalahari ensures that a couple’s wedding day will be a successful and stress-free event. With a total of thirty-nine different spaces for events, there are plenty of wedding venues couples can choose from. Along with guest rooms, the Kalahari Resort includes a full-service spa and the largest indoor waterpark in the country.
7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-785-8157
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Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings in Sandusky, Ohio is a marina and waterfront wedding venue, featuring an elegant ballroom space that couples can reserve for their wedding day and providing stunning views of the Sandusky Bay. Lyman Harbor offers a choice of indoor weddings in one of the many indoor spaces or outdoors by the water. Indoor spaces include The Lotus Room for more intimate weddings, The Boeckling Room for up to 120 people, The Starlite Ballroom for larger weddings with up to 450 people, and for an even grander affair, The Compass Point Ballroom with space for 650 guests.
1615 First St, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-625-9626
The Milan Villa is a destination retreat and wedding venue in the town of Milan, Ohio, just outside of Sandusky. This unique stone mansion is full of art from throughout the world, beauty, and history. Rental of the villa for the wedding weekend offers lodging for up to eight people, offering a chance for the bridal party to relax. The Milan Villa is a popular venue choice thanks to its lush gardens, winding paths, geothermal pond, and location along the riverfront. Couples can also choose to just rent the villa’s outdoor venue, including use of the bridal suite.
3099 State Rte 113 W, Norwalk, OH 44857, Phone: 406-274-2295
The Millsite Lodge, formerly known as The Patio at Millsite, provides an opportunity for couples to host all of the events of the wedding weekend at just one location. The venue is able to accommodate wedding receptions with anywhere between fifty to more than three hundred guests. Weddings at the Millsite Lodge have exclusive use of the entire grounds during the day of the wedding weekend, including the six-bedroom farmhouse that’s great for the bridal party to spend the night in after the rehearsal dinner, as well as five stable rooms for guests, a game room, a lodge, and a dining room.
5712 Heywood Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-706-7442
8.Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery
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The Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery has been host to hundreds of company parties, reunions, graduation parties, and weddings over the years. Couples can choose to tie the knot outdoors on the lawn, surrounding by the winery’s beautiful gardens, or indoors in the wine cellar for a truly one-of-a-kind venue for wedding ceremonies. The excellent service and warm hospitality add to the memorable wedding experience at the Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery, with experienced staff assisting with all of the details, from the music to photography to the cake. Catering is provided by the restaurant with tailored menus.
3845 E Wine Cellar Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452, Phone: 419-960-4208
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The Nor'Easter Club is situated on the northern end of the scenic Catawba Island, only a short distance from Sandusky, Ohio and minutes away from Lake Erie’s open waters. The venue includes several different options when it comes to spaces for weddings and other events. The Main Dining Room is perhaps the Nor’Easter Club’s most popular event space, which can accommodate around fifty guests and is often paired with the outdoor tented terrace for extra space. The Poolside Pavilion is great for summer celebrations and can fit eighty guests, while The Terrace can host events with one hundred to two hundred guests.
2801 Nor' Easter Cove Dr, Port Clinton, OH 43452, Phone: 419-797-4466
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10.Old Calvary Church
The Old Calvary Church features ornate stained-glass and exquisite woodwork that create an ideal setting for any wedding ceremony. The sanctuary is more than one hundred years old, with sunlight streaming through the beautiful large windows and backlighting them with tranquil opulence. A dramatic feeling of grandeur is also added to the Old Calvary Church due to the thick wood beams, with richly toned and deep woodwork complementing the warm colors throughout the chapel. The Old Calvary Church is steeped in history and is home to one of the oldest pipe organs in the United States.
701 1st St, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-625-3535
11.Plum Brook Country Club
The Plum Brook Country Club in Sandusky, Ohio is an elegant, classic, and beautiful event and wedding facility set on the grounds of a private stunning golf course. The venue is open to both non-members and members for hosting weddings and other events, providing event space able to accommodate up to 215 guests. The clubhouse at the Plum Brook Country Club includes a large ballroom, meeting rooms, private dining rooms, and both women’s and men’s locker rooms with their own lounge areas. The property also has an outdoor terrace, which features umbrella covered seating for wedding guests.
3712 Galloway Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-273-9863
12.Sandusky State Theatre
The Sandusky State Theatre provides event space for wedding receptions, graduation parties, reunions, meetings, and other events in the form of The State Room. The spacious room can host up to two hundred of the couple’s closest friends and family for a seated dinner wedding reception with chairs and tables included, or up to five hundred guests for a standing-style reception. The Sandusky State Theatre possesses a liquor license, meaning any bar package for weddings must got through the theater, which include soda, beer, mixed drinks, and wine. The venue does charge an extra fee for bartenders.
107 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-626-1950
13.Sandusky Yacht Club
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The Sandusky Yacht Club is a dream wedding venue in the city of Sandusky in Ohio. Located along the waterfront, the venue provides an ideal event space for couples who want the water in the backdrop of their wedding. The yacht club is able to accommodate up to three hundred and thirty guests for the wedding event and is situated on the banks of the Sandusky Bay, providing clear views of Cedar Point and gorgeous sunsets just a short walk away from the downtown area. There are both indoor spaces for wedding receptions and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies.
529 East Water St, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-625-6567
14.Sawmill Creek Resort
The Sawmill Creek Resort offers unique and spectacular settings for weddings along the lakefront, creating a great backdrop for a memorable wedding day experience. The Lodge Gazebo is an excellent outdoor wedding venue, especially for couples with a long guest list. The ceremony space is able to accommodate more than five hundred of the couple’s family, friends, and with that much space, even acquaintances. The venue includes the Lakefront Gazebo, along with the ceremony site, directional signage available to guide guests, and a mini-bus for transporting guests to and from the Lodge at the Sawmill Creek Resort.
400 Sawmill Creek Dr, Sandusky, OH 44839, Phone: 800-729-6455
15.Ten Fifty Eight Event Center
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The Ten Fifty Eight Event Center is considered by many to be one of the most exciting of Sandusky, Ohio’s newer venues for weddings and other events. The venue has been nominated as “Best Caterer,” “Best Event Coordinator,” and “Best Venue” in The Best of the North Coast Weddings. Event packages are known for being affordable and all-inclusive with a goal of providing the most amazing experience with the help of dedicated staff. An extensive menu for catering is offered, complete with signature dishes that the Ten Fifty Eight Event Center is sure that almost any guest will love.
1058 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870, Phone: 419-624-1204
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The Colonnade in Milan, Ohio, just outside of Sandusky, is a full-service venue for weddings, offering event planning services and offers enough space for weddings of nearly any size, from one hundred guests to up to eight hundred guests. The elegant venue boasts a stress-free, “all-in-one” setting for the weekend of the wedding. The Colonnade provides lodging for up to thirty-three people, decor, a makeup/hair room, event coordination, and space for the wedding reception, both indoor and outdoor sites for the wedding ceremony, and space for the rehearsal dinner. The Corinithian room fits 800 people and the Cascade Room fits 230.
11001 Milan Rd, Milan, OH 44846, Phone: 419-318-1955
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16 Best Wedding Venues in Sandusky, Ohio
- American Legion, Photo: Andrew Bayda/stock.adobe.com
- Erie County Fairgrounds, Photo: myronovychoksana/stock.adobe.com
- Event Room at Toft, Photo: Event Room at Toft
- Kalahari Resorts, Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com
- Lyman Harbor, Photo: Lyman Harbor
- Milan Villa, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Millsite Lodge, Photo: Pitcher/stock.adobe.com
- Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery, Photo: Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery
- Nor'Easter Club, Photo: Nor'Easter Club
- Old Calvary Church, Photo: glogoski/stock.adobe.com
- Plum Brook Country Club, Photo: chuck/stock.adobe.com
- Sandusky State Theatre, Photo: eikotsuttiy/stock.adobe.com
- Sandusky Yacht Club, Photo: Sandusky Yacht Club
- Sawmill Creek Resort, Photo: pupae/stock.adobe.com
- Ten Fifty Eight Event Center, Photo: Ten Fifty Eight Event Center
- The Colonnade, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Don Landwehrle/stock.adobe.com