10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Northeast Ohio for the Nature-Loving Couple

If you’re tying the knot soon and have always dreamt of an outdoor wedding, there are so many amazing outdoor wedding venues in Northeast Ohio to consider.

You can have an elegant rustic wedding at a farm. Or maybe you prefer a country club-style wedding. Or a garden wedding. Or a beach wedding. Or… You get the point!

From chic urban rooftop spaces to country manor estates, the northeast area of the Buckeye State has it all!

The average cost of a wedding in Ohio in 2021 was $20,347. A big part of your wedding budget is going to go towards your venue and trust us, Northeast Ohio has a lot of venues to choose from. Here is a list of the best outdoor wedding venues in Northeast Ohio!

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Peacock Ridge 

Peacock Ridge is located on a stunning country estate on 85 acres in North Lawrence, Ohio, and serves the Cleveland, Akron, and Canton areas.

The highlight of the venue is the restored Peacock Ridge Barn which was built in 1832. With custom chandeliers, draped fabric ceilings, and thousands of twinkling lights, the barn is like a rustic elegant Pinterest board come to life! 

Set on a lake, there is a large patio for an outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception line.

With rolling hills, woods, and gardens, don’t be surprised if you have some uninvited wildlife guests show up for your big day!

Bonus: Peacock Ridge only hosts one wedding a day so you’ll be sure to have this amazing venue all to yourself.

Price Range: $4,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.

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

Williams on the Lake

Another gorgeous lakeside outdoor venue is Williams on the Lake. Located in Medina, Ohio, the property boasts two outdoor venue options on an 11-acre lake.

With a waterfall and beautiful flowering gardens, this place exudes an elegant and romantic vibe.

Lakeside South is the larger of the two event spaces and has a courtyard and a gazebo. Lakeside East has a breathtaking Moon Gate patio with idyllic lakeside views.

With full-service ceremony and reception packages, Williams on the Lake is worth checking out.

Bonus: Williams on the Lake is pet friendly so why not make Fido a part of your big day?

Price Range: $4,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 315 seated guests.

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

The Tanglewood Club

Do you and your fiance love golf? If so, The Tanglewood Club located in Chagrin Falls sits 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.

Say your vows in the Ceremonial Grove with its breathtaking mature trees and beautiful gardens. 

Plus the Tanglewood Club only hosts one wedding a day so you and your wedding party will get the VIP treatment!

Bonus: Imagine the beautiful wedding photos your photographer can capture in this idyllic natural setting.

Price Range: $8,500 and up.

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.

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

Great Lakes Science Center

Looking for a large outdoor venue in the city with a modern urban vibe? Look no further than the Great Lakes Science Center. Located in the heart of Cleveland, the venue boasts scenic views of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline. 

You can host your ceremony on one of the two decks outside near the lake. You can choose to have your reception there too or transition inside to the stunning six-story Gund Wintergarden with its stunning views and an outdoor patio.

Plus, there are tons of accommodations within walking distance of the Great Lakes Science Center for an amazing weekend wedding in the big city!

Bonus: You and your wedding guests will love enjoying the interactive science exhibits. How cool is that?

Price Range: $3,500 and up.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

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

Goodtime III

Did you know that in Northeast Ohio you can get hitched on a boat? Yes, a boat, but not just any boat, but The Goodtime III – the largest charter ship in Cleveland, Ohio!

This quadruple-deck luxury ship will treat your guests to panoramic views of downtown Cleveland from the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. And how fun would it be to have a nautical-themed wedding?!

Goodtime III has several spaces for both your ceremony and your reception. The top two decks are completely open-air and a totally unique place to say “I do.”

Inside, the Main Deck is 2,500 square feet and the perfect space for your dinner and reception. You can also choose the 2nd Deck which is 4,000 square feet and has a partial cover.

You can charter the Goodtime III for three hours and rent any of the deck spaces or choose to rent the entire ship for a super-sized wedding!

Bonus: Goodtime III cruises six days a week so you aren’t tied down to just weekend dates.

Price Range: $3,700 and up.

Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests.

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

Making Memories at Wiegand Lake Park 

Making Memories at Wiegand Lake Park is located in Novelty, Ohio, and is a beautiful venue for an outdoor wedding in a park setting.

The grounds boast flowering gardens, century-old trees, covered pavilions, and of course, a lake! A spacious deck overlooks the lake and there are benches and wooden swings to enjoy the view.

You can choose to have your ceremony on the lakeside deck or in one of the other scenic areas around the park.

Bonus: You and your wedding guests can enjoy a paddle boat ride on the lake. Just imagine the unique photos that can be captured and cherished for years to come.

Price Range: $5,600 and up.

Capacity: Up to 175 seated guests.

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

Milan Villa

Located on 27 private wooded acres in Norwalk, Ohio, Milan Villa is a one-of-a-kind historic four-story stone mansion and estate.

The property includes lush gardens, manicured lawns, two waterfalls, an acre pond, a vineyard, and walking paths. Some of the wildlife that is spotted on the grounds are nesting Great Blue Heron, songbirds, and hawks, as well as plenty of deer. 

For an outdoor ceremony, you can choose the veranda with a gazebo. There is also a separate outdoor area where a classy white tent can be set up for your reception.

There are seven wineries and four golf courses in the area surrounding Milan Villa so you and your wedding guests can enjoy a weekend of activities.

Bonus: You can rent Milan Villa for just the day or add an extra day for $2,500 and get the whole mansion overnight which sleeps up to 16 people. 

Price Range: $5,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 400 seated guests.

Find Milan Villa at Milan Villa or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Rivercrest Farm

Rivercrest Farm is another one of those magical fairytale-like venues straight off of a Pinterest board.

Located in Dover, Ohio, and set amongst rolling hills and the Tuscarawas River, this magical forest setting has a historic barn and tons of wildflowers. The venue has been family-owned for four generations and will turn your rustic wedding vision into reality.

Many couples choose to tie the knot on top of a hill with scenic views or say vows on a shaded lawn overlooking the farm’s highland cattle and horses.

There is an outdoor pavilion for cocktail hour and your reception can be hosted in the renovated barn with its flowing curtains, hanging chandeliers, and sliding barn windows.

Bonus: When you rent Rivercrest Farm, you get access to the entire grounds which includes a boxwood topiary garden with a bocce court, a life-size chessboard, and an outdoor fireplace. Oh, and did we mention the farm animals?

Price Range: $6,500 and up.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Find Rivercrest Farm at Rivercrest Farm or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Shangri-La Event Center

One of the most popular spots to tie the knot in Northeast Ohio is the Shangri-La Event Center in Garrettsville.

The venue sits on over five acres with beautiful gardens, mature trees, and manicured lawns beside a 30-acre lake. There is a white sandy beach where you can have a bonfire and the sunsets are amazing!

For your outdoor wedding, you can choose from a lakeside patio, a hill covered in wildflowers, the beach, or one of the manicured lawns.

There is also a tent on the property that can be used for your reception or in the case of inclement weather.

The space to get ready for your big day is the newly remodeled boat house with a full kitchen and private wedding suites.

There are also two islands on the property that are connected by three bridges. Wow!

Bonus: When you rent the Shangri-La Events Center you get access to the venue all day including the beach, volleyball court, and full tiki bar.

Price Range: $5,750 and up.

Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests.

Find Shangri-La Events Center at Shangri-La Events Center or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Barnstone

Rounding out our list is The Barnstone, a family-owned venue in Wooster. This rustic yet elegant country property has an original barn that is over 100 years old. 

For an outdoor ceremony and reception, you can choose the recently built deck surrounded by nature or you might like the lawn area with hay bale seating.

The Carriage House is an open-air building that can be used as a bar for cocktail hour, and the 2,400-square-foot barn is where most couples choose to have their reception.

There is also a charming summer house on the property where you and your wedding party can get ready for your big day. 

Bonus: You can bring your own caterer and alcohol to The Barnstone to help save money for your honeymoon. 

Price Range: $3,400 and up.

Capacity: Up to 175 seated guests.

Find The Barnstone at The Barnstone or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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