10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Cleveland You’ll Love

Did you know the average cost of a wedding in the Cleveland metropolitan area in 2021 was almost $31,000

That’s a lot of cash, and since one of the most important, and expensive, decisions when planning a wedding is picking the perfect venue, it’s important you get what you want! 

Well, if you live in Cleveland, Ohio, and have been dreaming of an outdoor wedding, you’re in luck. Set on the shores of Lake Erie, the city of Cleveland has some of the most fun and scenic outdoor wedding venues in the state of Ohio.

Here are our 10 best outdoor wedding venues in Cleveland…

Williams on the Lake

Dreaming of an outdoor wedding beside a lake? Williams on the Lake is located in a suburb of Cleveland called Medina, Ohio, and could be your dream come true!

This amazing property features two separate venue options on an 11-acre private lake. Each venue has its own outdoor ceremony space and indoor reception space.

The larger of the two spaces, Lakeside South has a huge dock and private courtyard area with a romantic gazebo. Inside, the ballroom has skylights and cathedral ceilings, as well as a state-of-the-art sound system and 80-inch monitors.

Lakeside East is for a slightly smaller wedding with seating for up to 200 guests. 

Bonus: There is a pond and waterfall on the property as well as plenty of beautiful flowering gardens. 

Typical Cost: Starts at $4,000.

Capacity: Up to 315 seated guests.

Find Williams on the Lake at Williams on the Lake or check out Facebook or Instagram.

BAYarts Fuller House

BAYarts Fuller House is located in Metroparks’ Huntington Reservation on the west side of Cleveland.

This historic Victorian-style house has two gazebos and a wrap-around porch for a stunning spot for your outdoor wedding. Also on the property are painted murals, flowering gardens, and a historic caboose. 

The manicured lawns are the perfect place for an outdoor reception. Stunning!

Bonus: BAYarts Fuller House has a raised stage with an arbor to ensure your wedding ceremony is the centerpiece of this beautiful venue.

Typical Cost: Starting at $2,000.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

Find BAYarts Fuller House at BAYarts or check out Facebook 

Goodtime III

Looking for a completely unconventional spot to tie the knot? The Goodtime III is the largest charter ship in Cleveland, Ohio, and provides a unique experience for your big day.

The 3-hour charter fee includes the use of Goodtime III’s in-house DJ, spinning tunes to dance the night away under the stars.

Goodtime III has several options for rental. The Main Deck is a 2,500-square-foot enclosed area with climate control. The 2nd Deck has partial shelter and is 4,000 square feet.

You can rent either deck according to your wedding size and budget and you have access to the 3rd and 4th decks which are completely open air. And how fun would a nautical-themed wedding be?!?

Bonus: Goodtime III provides amazing views of the Cleveland skyline from Lake Erie. 

Typical Cost: Starting at $3,700.

Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests.

Find the Goodtime III at Goodtime III or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Tanglewood Club

The Tanglewood Club is located in Chagrin Falls on the rolling hills of a 130-acre golf course.

Open all year round you can enjoy flowering blossoms in the spring, warm summer nights, beautiful autumn foliage, or a cozy romantic winter wedding.

The Ceremonial Grove is an outdoor, intimate setting with mature trees. This beautiful space includes chairs, set up, take down, and time for the ceremony rehearsal to make sure everything goes off without a hitch.

The Grand Ballroom has lots of windows with scenic views of the golf course. Featuring wrought iron chandeliers and a fireplace this spot is rustic yet elegant. 

Bonus: You can have your ceremony outdoors in the grove and then come into the ballroom for a large cocktail-style reception.

Typical Cost: Starting at $8,500.

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.

Find The Tanglewood Club at The Tanglewood Club or check out Facebook.

Peacock Ridge 

Peacock Ridge is located on a gorgeous country estate on 85 acres in North Lawrence, Ohio. The scenery around Peacock Ridge is some of the most stunning in northeastern Ohio with lots of woods, beautiful gardens, and rolling hills.

There is a patio on the lake where you can have your ceremony if you choose, an outdoor brick patio area for cocktail hour, and the historic Peacock Ridge barn for your reception. 

Built in 1832, this restored barn is the centerpiece of the venue. With custom chandeliers, draped fabric ceilings, and thousands of twinkling lights, the barn is like a rustic elegant Pinterest board come to life! 

Bonus: Imagine the gorgeous wedding photos you’ll get among the luscious scenery. 

Typical Cost: Starting at $4,000.

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.

Find Peacock Ridge at Peacock Ridge or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Oaks Lakeside Restaurant and Event Center

Another gorgeous venue in a lake location, The Oak Lakeside Restaurant and Events Center is located in a town outside of Cleveland called Chippewa Lake.

This turn-of-the-century Estate and waterfront venue has a laid-back, classy vibe. With lush gardens and a Pagoda on the lake, this place exudes romance.

Have your outdoor ceremony lakeside and then come in for a rocking cocktail party and reception at one of three spaces:

The Five Oaks Room has wooden architecture and a modern feel. This event space is open and natural and has a private outdoor terrace with breathtaking views of Chippewa Lake.

The Old Bar Room was built in the 1800s and has a cozy wood-burning fireplace.

Having an intimate gathering? The Porch can fit up to 20 guests and has a sliding glass door to an outdoor patio and access to the lake’s edge.

Bonus: The sun sets right over Chippewa Lake from the venue site. Imagine the amazing shots your wedding photographer can capture in this gorgeous setting!

Typical Cost: Starting at $8,500.

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests. 

Find The Oaks Lakeside Restaurant and Event Center at The Oaks Lakeside or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is a country estate in Akron, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. This historic mansion has a rich history with museum-like halls and 70 acres of gardens and rolling hills.

There are five affordable wedding packages to choose from and several versatile spaces:

The Manor House Reception Hall has a warm and cozy vibe with a fireplace hearth. While the elegant Carriage House Reception Hall boasts French doors opening to a tented patio.

Bonus: Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens can expand to the outdoor space with a Service Well and Drying Yard for cocktails and gorgeous wedding photos. 

Typical Cost: Starting at $1,900.

Capacity: Up to 400 seated guests.

Find the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Great Lakes Science Center

Are you and your fiance self-proclaimed science nerds? If so, then the Great Lakes Science Center may be for you!

With several outdoor spaces and views of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland, the Great Lakes Science Center is perfect for a large outdoor ceremony and reception.

The six-story Gund Wintergarden complete with harbor views and an outdoor patio is stunning, and guests can enjoy the interactive science exhibits to make your big day extra fun!

Bonus: There are plenty of nearby accommodations for out-of-town guests within walking distance of the Great Lakes Science Center.

Typical Cost: Starting at $3,500.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Find the Great Lakes Science Center at Great Lakes Science Center or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Vermilion Country Club

Vermilion Country Club is located on the south shore of Lake Erie in the charming town of Vermilion, Ohio. With scenic views and manicured greens surrounded by mature trees, this venue is outdoor-wedding perfection!

Forget the stuffy haughty private club mentality when you book a wedding at Vermilion Country Club. This 9-hole golf course is a fun, laid-back, family-friendly venue established in 1914.

There is an outdoor pavilion and picnic area if you want both an outdoor ceremony and reception. Or you can choose to come into the large dining area and bar and grill. 

Bonus: Vermilion Country Club is a public golf course so you and your guests can enjoy a fun 9-hole round of golf before your wedding. Plus, think of the fun golf-themed party favors like custom balls, tees, etc to make your event memorable!

Typical Cost: Starting at $1,500.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

Find Vermilion Country Club at Vermilion Country Club or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Making Memories at Wiegand Lake Park 

Making Memories at Wiegand Lake Park is located in Novelty, Ohio, and offers four fabulous wedding options in a park setting.

With beautiful gardens and century-old trees, this venue is simply gorgeous! There is a spacious deck for your ceremony and swings and benches overlooking the lake.

In addition to the outdoor areas, there are indoor options for inclement weather; a furnished banquet room with a gas fireplace and a ballroom dating back to 1937 with exposed wooden beams. 

Bonus:  There is a grassy area to play lawn games and guests can enjoy a paddle boat ride on the lake. Who doesn’t love lawn games and boat rides?

Typical Cost: Starting at $5,600.

Capacity: Up to 175 seated guests.

Find Making Memories at Wiegand Lake Park at Wiegand Lake Park or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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