Congrats on your engagement! Now comes the fun part… planning an epic wedding that will wow your friends and family.
Maybe you’re thinking of a spring or summer wedding in a garden setting? Or maybe a fall wedding complete with pumpkins and beautiful fall foliage? If you are lucky enough to live in Cincinnati, Ohio, you have so many amazing outdoor wedding venues to choose from.
According to the Wedding Report, the average cost of a wedding in the Cincinnati metro area is $25,548, so let’s see what you can get for your money!
Here are the top 10 outdoor wedding venues in Cincinnati, Ohio…
Gorman Heritage Farm
Dreaming of a rustic yet elegant fairytale outdoor wedding on a farm? Gorman Heritage Farm is a dream come true.
Located on 122 acres, this educational, working farm right outside of Cincinnati has quite a few options for your outdoor ceremony and reception.
The West Lawn is full of lush gardens and a perfect place to say your “I dos,” and the Gorman Heritage Farms Marquee Tent & Pavilion is a 40’ X 60’ elegant structure for your larger reception.
There is also a smaller marquee tent that is 1,000 square feet and perfect for a more intimate wedding or your cocktail hour.
Bonus: Think of all the amazing wedding photos you and your guests can capture in the Cutting Garden and the Children’s Garden! Oh, and did we mention the baby farm animals?
Typical Cost: Starts at $5,000.
Capacity: Up to 175 guests.
The Landing at Brush Creek
The Landing at Brush Creek is one of the premier outdoor forest wedding venues in the Cincinnati area. Located in West Union, Ohio, The Landing at Brush Creek is located near the Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve.
There is a gorgeous lake on the property and the lakeside courthouse has fire pits for a cozy natural atmosphere.
The Landing at Brush Creek provides a 100’ X 40’ tent with lighting, tables and chairs, an 18’ X 18’ dance floor, a bar, as well as spacious dressing rooms in the lodge for the wedding party, and outdoor bathrooms for guests.
The venue also provides golf carts to transport guests with mobility issues.
Your guests are sure to be wowed in this enchanting forest-like setting!
Bonus: You can stay on-site at the cozy Creekside Cabin at the Landing and/or rent the entire Lodge for a truly luxurious destination wedding.
Typical Cost: Starts at $2,000.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
The Lytle Park Hotel
Looking for a chic city wedding with lots of history? The Lytle Park Hotel was built in 1906 and fully restored in 2020.
The hotel sits in a park, offers stunning views of the Cincinnati downtown skyline, and boasts 106 luxury rooms for out-of-town guests or late-night party folk to crash.
There are two wedding venue options at The Lytle Park Hotel:
The Vista at Lytle Park is located on the roof and has a fully retractable cover.
The Magnolia Ballroom is an elegant 2,315 square feet for a more intimate experience. Doors lead from the ballroom to an outdoor terrace with views of the park below.
Bonus: You can dance the night away under the stars overlooking the Ohio River from either venue.
Typical Cost: Starting at $10,000.
Capacity: Up to 120 seated guests.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum is located on 300 acres of rolling wooded hills and is a gorgeous outdoor space for your nuptials
With unique outdoor art sculptures, manicured lawns, and lush gardens, there are so many options for both your ceremony and reception.
The grassy area at the edge of the forest is an idyllic spot to say your “I dos.” and the museum on the property has a large patio for your reception with views overlooking a lake.
Just imagine you and your guests strolling along the stone walkways and mingling beneath the flowered trellises.
For an extra fee, your wedding party can have access to the museum’s ancient sculpture collection. Truly a dream wedding!
Bonus: With so many unique sites on the property, you are sure to get stunning wedding photos.
Typical Cost: Starting at $2,000.
Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests.
Groesbeck Estate at The Cincinnati Nature Center
Groesbeck Estate is a private property located on the grounds of the Cincinnati Nature Center. . Located in the Cincinnati suburb of Milford, Ohio, this property features an elegant massive stone building that dates back to 1920!
Groesbeck Estate offers several indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces:
The Haille Pillar Garden is a grassy, stone-pillar circular garden area and perfect for a unique outdoor ceremony.
Tritsch Terrace is a large tented patio area with idyllic views of the woods and natural gardens.
The Dornette and Dater Rooms are both small, cozy, indoor settings complete with stone floors and fireplaces.
If you’ve dreamed of tying the knot in an English manor estate, the venue at Groesbeck is a dream come true.
Bonus: Guests can enjoy all of the beauty of the trails at The Cincinnati Nature Center.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,250.
Capacity: Up to 120 seated guests.
Greenacres Arts Center
If you are planning a supersized wedding and are blessed enough to have a big budget, then Greenacres Arts Center should be on your shortlist of wedding venue options.
Located a short distance from downtown Cincinnati and set on 600 acres of rolling hills, Greenacres Arts Center is simply spectacular.
Greenacres Arts Center offers so many unique choices for your outdoor ceremony. There are beautiful gardens, fountains, patios, stone archways, and even a moat with a cascading fountain!
For your reception, you can choose an open-air area on the lawn or rent the 8,000-square-foot Grand Tent complete with chandeliers. Perfect for a large, elegant, traditional wedding!
Bonus: There is a restored Norman-style manor on the property with a 1925 Steinway Grand Piano!
Typical Cost: Starting at $7,500.
Capacity: Up to 400 seated guests.
Stone Valley Meadows
Located 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Stone Valley Meadows is a beautiful wedding venue with several options for your indoor or outdoor wedding.
There is a beautiful location on the property called The Meadows, which is an enclosed wooded meadow complete with tall canopy trees and gorgeous wildflowers.
The Main Hall can hold up to 700 people standing and has cathedral ceilings, chandeliers, and large windows with stunning views. This luxurious setting has a grand staircase, patio access, and two dance floors.
The Cocktail Lounge has sliding barn and garage doors with a gas fireplace for a more cozy vibe.
Bonus: For a smaller, more intimate affair, you can rent The Groom’s Barn. Originally designed as a place for groomsmen to get ready, the barn can seat up to 40 for a small wedding or could be used as a space for your rehearsal dinner.
Typical Cost: Starting at $4,500.
Capacity: Up to 350 seated guests.
If you are looking for a venue that’s unique, elegant, and exudes high class, look no further than Peterloon Estate.
A European-style manor estate dating back to 1928, Peterloon Estate has exquisite architecture and rare antique features such as the 400-year-old oak parquet de Versailles floor and 16th-century Inigo Jones mantelpiece. Guests will feel like they have been magically transported to a French country castle!
Peterloon Estate boasts several stunning sites for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. There is a multi-tiered outdoor terrace surrounded by 100-year-old trees and a beautiful natural foliage tunnel leading to a hidden garden.
There are several sites on the property to set up a tent for an outdoor covered reception and there is even a swimming pool with a fountain. Amazing!
Bonus: Peterloon Estate is perfect for a Great Gatsby roaring 20’s themed wedding. Imagine the fun you and your guests can have
Typical Cost: Starting at $7,000.
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.
Mt. Echo Park Pavilion
Mt. Echo Park Pavilion is a beautiful option for an outdoor wedding and is more budget-friendly than some of the other outdoor venues around Cincinnati.
Dating back to 1929, historic Mt. Echo Park sits on 84 acres just Southwest of downtown on the Kentucky border and is set on a hill with incredible views of the city and wooded hillside landscape.
There are numerous breathtaking spots in the park near the Pavilion for your ceremony and the Pavilion itself is made of Italian-style stone and marble and provides covering for tables, chairs, and a dance floor for your reception.
Part of the Cincinnati Park system, this venue in Cincinnati is both affordable and drop-dead gorgeous!
Bonus: For a larger wedding, you can easily attach an outdoor tent to the side of the Pavilion.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,200.
Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.
Rounding out our Top 10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Cincinnati is the Penthaus OTR.
Touted as one of Cincinnati’s newest wedding venues and located on the top floor of the historic Streitmann Center in Over-The-Rhine, this elegant, urban modern space has 360 views of the city.
Say your vows on the rooftop terrace with a backdrop of the bustling city behind you. Or maybe set up your dancefloor on the terrace to dance the night away under the stars.
The newly renovated Penthaus has a 3,000-square-feet interior with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, large windows, and a cozy fireplace.
The vibe at Penthaus OTR is sophisticated and classy, perfect for your modern, chic urban wedding.
Bonus: Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, guests have so many options to pre or post-funk your big day!
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,200.
Capacity: Up to 140 seated guests.