20 Best Wedding Venues in Ohio That’ll Wow Your Guests

Congratulations on your engagement! Now comes the fun part… planning your big day.

Undoubtedly one of the most important steps in planning your wedding is choosing the perfect venue to tie the knot, so if you’re planning on getting hitched in Ohio, you’ve come to the right place!

According to the Wedding Report, the average cost of a wedding in Ohio is $20,347. Luckily The Buckeye State has a ton of amazing venue options for all budgets and we’ve searched for the best of them! So here’s a look at some of the best wedding venues in Ohio…


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Blush The Event Loft

Blush The Event Loft is a full-service indoor wedding venue located in historic downtown Cincinnati.

Great for a smaller, chic city wedding, this sophisticated and intimate setting has hardwood floors and gilded gold seating. With elegant drapes and crystal chandeliers, this wedding venue exudes class.

Blush The Event Loft can assist with all of your wedding planning needs; from floral arrangements to custom decor and event rentals. 

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,000.

Capacity: Up to 80 guests.

Bonus: The location of Blush The Event Loft is near many bars and restaurants in downtown Cincinnati including The Hard Rock Cafe so guests can pre-fun and post-party the night away.

Find Blush The Event Loft at Blush Cincinnati or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Everal Barn and Homestead

The Everal Barn and Homestead is located near Columbus, Ohio, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

You can choose from two fully restored rustic buildings: the farmhouse or the barn. Both are located in a 10-acre park complete with walking paths and fishing ponds. 

Say “I do” on Everal Barn and Homestead’s exterior brick patio, and have your reception in the upper level and loft. Imagine dancing the night away with 150 of your closest friends in a 2,400-square-foot wooden beam barn; this is a beautiful venue that you and your loved ones will remember for years to come.

Typical Cost: Starts at $150 per hour for Westerville residents.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

Bonus: String lighting, elevator, tables, and chairs are included in the price of the barn rental.

Find Everal Barn at Everal Barn and Homestead or check out Facebook.

Dock’s Beach House

You don’t have to fly to the Caribbean to say your vows on the beach!

Dock’s Beach House in Port Clinton, Ohio, is a pavilion venue located on the shores of Lake Erie. With 2,500 square feet and a capacity for up to 250 wedding guests, Dock’s Beach House is the perfect choice for the large outdoor wedding you’ve always envisioned. 

Imagine saying “I do” in the sand under a beautiful arbor with scenic Lake Erie in the background; it’s a wedding photographer’s dream! 

Worried about rain on your wedding day? The Pavilion at Dock’s Beach house has covered sides that can be lowered for inclement weather. With reservation time from 10 am to 10 pm, Dock’s Beach House is a great option for your special day.

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,000 for off-peak dates.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Bonus: Dock’s Beach House is located next to a beachfront resort so you can make your wedding a true beach destination weekend.

Find Dock’s Beach House at Dock’s Beach House or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

The Gahanna Sanctuary

If your dream wedding involves a traditional ceremony in a historic church with stunning stained glass windows, then the Gahanna Sanctuary may be for you.

Sanctuary Hall was built in 1895 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, and with space for up to 250 guests, this venue is perfect for a big wedding.

After the ceremony, guests can proceed to a back room for cocktail hour in The Gallery and then on to the reception in Sanctuary Hall. There is a large wooden dance floor and the raised choir area can be used for a DJ or bartender.

Notably, an outdoor patio and a bridal suite for getting ready are included, and best of all, The Gahanna Sanctuary is a nonprofit and affordable wedding venue in Ohio for a large wedding!

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,000.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Bonus: Above Sanctuary Hall is a restored Gothic Revival-style bell tower.

Find The Gahanna Sanctuary at The Gahanna Sanctuary or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Milan Villa

Milan Villa is located in Norwalk, Ohio, and is a one-of-a-kind stone mansion and estate with lush gardens, beauty spots, and walking paths.

Inside Milan Villa, you can have a small, intimate celebration for up to 50 guests.

For larger outdoor weddings, there is a veranda with a gazebo that seats up to 250 guests and an extra-large white tent if needed.

You can even choose to rent the whole villa as it sleeps up to 16 people.  Milan Villa offers so many options for your fairytale wedding!

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,100. 

Capacity: Up to 400 seated guests

Bonus: Milan Villa offers Wedding Weekend Experiences for 10-24 guests starting at $5,400. With wineries and golf courses in the area, you can easily turn your special day into a destination weekend wedding.

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

Agora Theatre and Ballroom

The Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio is a one-hundred-year-old renovated theater that can be rented for conferences, concerts, and yep, your wedding!

With room for 2,000 guests in the main theater, this historic venue is perfect for the bride and groom with the super-sized wedding guest list!

The Agora Theatre features a tiered main floor, seated balcony, and opera boxes but you also have the option of only renting the ballroom with its stage, sound, and lighting, for a more intimate event. Either option is perfect for live music on your big day.

Typical Cost: Starts at $6,500.

Capacity: Up to 350 seated guests and up to 2,000 standing guests.

Bonus: The neon Agora signage is a Cleveland icon and there’s a smaller Agora sign in the ballroom for fun wedding photos!

Find the Agora Theatre and Ballroom at Agora Cleveland or check out Facebook or Instagram. 

The CoLab

The CoLab in Lakewood, Ohio, is a classy setting for a small boutique wedding. Constructed in 1922, this historic building has been renovated with original hardwood floors and a tin ceiling. 

With only 900 square feet and an open floor plan with large windows, this is the perfect venue for micro-weddings or if you are wanting something truly elegant and intimate.

Notably, the CoLab offers full-service wedding packages and includes a bridal suite.

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,100.

Capacity: Up 36 seated guests.

Bonus: A dimmable light sound system, tables, chairs, and velvet benches are included in the rental fee.

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

Columbus Country Club

If you’re looking for a more traditional wedding venue, the Columbus Country Club may be the one for you.

There are several different indoor and outdoor spaces with breathtaking views. Just imagine the gorgeous wedding photos you’ll get amid the mature 100-year-old oak trees and perfectly manicured gardens.

The Grand Ballroom and East Terrace at Columbus Country Club is the ultimate place for a reception with a large dance floor and outdoor patio space.

There is also an onsite wedding coordinator who can help you plan all the details, from flowers to food, and ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

Typical Cost: Starting at $40 a plate.

Capacity: Up to 225 seated guests.

Bonus: You don’t have to be a member of this exclusive private club to rent the Columbus Country Club.

Find the Columbus Country Club at Columbus Events or check out Facebook or Instagram. 

Darby House

At the end of a long scenic tree-lined road is Darby House; a charming 1,200-acre farm in Galloway, Ohio.

Darby House offers several options for either an indoor or outdoor wedding in a stunning setting.

The Waterside Terrace and Patio sit near Big Darby Creek and include walking paths, a fire pit, and bistro lighting. You can choose to have your ceremony here and then head indoors to either the Racing Room or the Dining Room. Each space has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and grand chandeliers; perfect for a large-sized elegant, country wedding.

Typical Cost: Starting at $4,000.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Bonus: With access to all of the 1,200 wooded acres, you are sure to get some stunning wedding photos.

Find the Darby House at Darby House or check out Facebook or Instagram. 

Somerhaus

Somerhaus is a converted warehouse in the trendy area called Over-The-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

With over 3,000 feet of fully renovated space, Somerhaus is decorated in an eclectic, funky style. Plants line the walls and ceilings, and art and furniture from around the world fill the space; this venue is a hipster’s paradise.

Somerhaus offers several packages for cocktails for your guests and with consistent rave reviews, it seems the staff of Somerhaus are there to make your special day truly memorable!

Typical Cost: Starting at $1,800.

Capacity: Up to 75 seated guests.

Bonus: There is a sister bar called Sommerset up the street that has an equally indie vibe. Perfect for pre or post-party.

Find Somerhaus at Somerhaus or check out Instagram. 

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 

If you’ve been dreaming of tying the knot in a luxurious country estate, the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio, is a dream come true. This historic mansion located on 70 acres of gardens is nothing short of spectacular. 

The Manor House Reception Hall is on the lower level and has a warm and cozy fireplace hearth, and if the weather is good, the space can expand to the outdoor Service Well and Drying Yard for cocktails.

The other option is the elegant Carriage House Reception Hall with French doors opening to a tented patio.

With a rich history and museum-like halls, the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is an amazing option for your larger wedding.

Typical Cost: Starting at $1,900.

Capacity: Up to 400 seated guests.

Bonus: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens offers five different packages for your wedding and reception needs.

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

Medici Museum of Art

The Medici Museum of Art is located in Warren, Ohio, and is a unique venue to say “I do.”

You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the five art galleries in this contemporary space, and with a capacity of up to 250 guests, The Medici Museum of Art is certainly for the modern couple with lots of friends.

The Medici Museum of Art offers all-inclusive wedding planning. They can provide furniture, audiovisual equipment, and catering options. 

Typical Cost: Starting at $700.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Bonus: The Medici Museum of Art allows you to bring your own alcohol.

Find the Medici Museum of Art at Medici Museum or check out Facebook or Instagram. 

The Brickyard on Main

The Brickyard on Main in Marion, Ohio, offers a truly unique setting steeped in history.

Once home to the Kroger grocery store, this venue has been cleverly renovated to keep its original charm. Exposed rafters and brick walls create an authentic vibe, and there is even a limestone wall dating back to 1832!

The main ballroom seats up to 250 guests and has original hardwood floors and hanging chandeliers.

The Courtyard is an enclosed outdoor area with artificial grass, string lights, and a fire pit, perfect for your ceremony and/or cocktail hour.

There is also an alley nearby with string lights where many couples choose to say “I do” for a true city charm vibe.

Typical Cost: Starting at $2,300.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Bonus: There are two private dressing rooms for both the bride and groom to get ready.

Find The Brickyard on Main at The Brickyard or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Bluestone

The Bluestone is one of Columbus, Ohio’s premier wedding venues. It offers a restored historic Baptist church complete with stained glass windows and cathedral ceilings.

With five venue options and seating for up to 300 guests, the Bluestone may be the perfect full-service venue for your large wedding.

The bride and groom can walk down the aisle in the magnificent Sanctuary and then greet their guests in a receiving line afterward for cocktail hour on the patio.

The Bluestone also has seven bars available, so rent the entire venue for a party of a lifetime!

Need a smaller space? Don’t worry, wedding packages can be customized to make your dream wedding a reality.

Typical Cost: Starting at $10,000.

Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests.

Bonus: The Bluestone is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Columbus.

Find The Bluestone at The Bluestone or check out Facebook and Instagram.

Piper’s Perch LLC

Piper’s Perch LLC is a 3rd generation herb and flower farm located on 11 acres in Sunbury, Ohio.

With abundant fields of lavender and wildflowers, this scenic wedding venue offers a laid-back, down-home, country vibe. 

The venue is budget-friendly and can cater from up to 150 guests to smaller, intimate weddings. There are three affordable package options available and Piper’s Perch LLC even offers glamping onsite for a truly memorable destination weekend wedding.

Typical Cost: Starting at $600.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.

Bonus: Piper’s Pearch LLC is pet friendly so you and your guests can bring your pups to help celebrate your love fest.

Find The Bluestone at Piper’s Perch LLC or check out Facebook or Instagram. 

The Henry Manor

The Henry Manor

The Henry Manor is a charming Victorian wedding venue located in Lancaster, Ohio.

The historic Henry Manor was built in 1869 and features luscious outdoor gardens and a gazebo. Inside there is a full commercial kitchen and formal dining area.

An outdoor ceremony can be held on the patio if desired, but with plenty of spaces for your rehearsal dinner and farewell luncheon, why not leave your guests in awe and opt for exclusive access to all nine acres of the property for the entire weekend? 

The Henry Manor also notably allows you to bring whatever vendors you choose to the property and the mansion can sleep up to 12 guests.

Typical Cost: Starting at $5,000

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.

Bonus: Henry Manor offers on-site massage therapy services for the wedding party.

Find The Henry Manor at The Henry Manor or check out Facebook and Instagram 

Vue Columbus

Want to start your marriage off with some good karma in an amazing wedding venue in downtown Columbus? If so, be sure to check out Vue Columbus. When you rent the Vue, you support their non-profit cancer prevention mission!

Vue Columbus is located in the Brewery District in downtown Columbus and has three super chic event rooms for wedding hosting.

The Main Event Room is 3,800 square feet and has large windows and a patio with views of the skyline.

The cocktail room is 2,200 square feet and can be rented individually for a small wedding or used as a cocktail hour space for a larger guest count.

The Green Room provides a more intimate setting of 1,000 square feet and features organic greenery.

Typical Cost: Starting at $2,400.

Capacity: Up to 280 seated guests.

Bonus: The Vue Columbus offers seven different wedding packages starting at $800.

Find the Vue Columbus at Vue Columbus or check out Facebook and Instagram.

The Barn on Enchanted Acres

The Barn on Enchanted Acres is a rustic, yet luxurious wedding venue in Denison, Ohio. Weather permitting there is an outside ceremony site and the rustic barn itself is 7,000 square feet. Located near Amish country and wineries, there will be plenty for out-of-town guests to explore in addition to, of course, your big day.

But what sets The Barn on Enchanted Acres apart is the amazing decor! The wedding stylist transforms this spot into a magical fairytale-like dream straight from your Pinterest board. The views are stunning and there is a gorgeous firepit and rock bar outside.

With consistent top reviews, The Barn on Enchanted Acres is one of the premier wedding venues to tie the knot in Ohio. 

Typical Cost: Starting at $4,500.

Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests.

Bonus: Rental is from Thursday at 9 am until either Saturday at midnight or Sunday until 8 pm so you can utilize the space for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and other festivities in addition to the main event.

Find The Barn on Enchanted Acres at The Barn on Enchanted Acres or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Benison Events Center

The Benison Events Center is a national historic bank dating back to 1906 in Hamilton, Ohio.

Completely restored to 20s glamor, this venue is an enchanting and unique setting for your wedding day. If you are looking for something a bit more traditional with a modern spin, The Benison Events Center may be your place.

The Vault Room is 5,500 square feet with large windows that provide tons of natural light. After saying “I do,” the room is transformed into a huge party space complete with a dancefloor for your reception.

The Benison Events Center prides itself on superior customer service and offers several wedding packages to meet your needs.

Typical Cost: Starting at $3,900.

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.

Bonus: The original vault remains at The Benison Events Center and is a cool background for your wedding photos.

Find The Benison Events Center at The Benison or check out Facebook or Instagram 

Stuart’s Opera House

Are you and your soon-to-be wife or hubby theater lovers? Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio, is a historic stunning venue with a theater over 130 years old! 

The Grand Lobby is 4,000 square feet and is the perfect place for a reception with its oak hardwood floors and mahogany doors.

The Opera Theater offers full stage lighting, and a sound system, and seats 395 guests. There are so many fun options to make your big day exciting and memorable here!

Typical Cost: Starting at $700.

Capacity: Up to 240 seated guests.

Bonus: Stuart’s Opera House also offers a smaller capacity room with high ceilings and an original exposed brick wall for a more intimate affair.

Find Stuart’s Opera House on the website or check out Facebook or Instagram

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