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American Wilderness Campground & Event Center

Grafton, OH View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
39 reviews
$1k - $2k For 100 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$1k - $2k For 100 Guests

American Wilderness Campground & Event Center is a log cabin rustic barn venue that can serve as a stunning background to your special day. Host your dream wedding among picturesque lake views, enjoy a day in the beautiful outdoors and dance the night away in their rustic-style barn hall. The American Wilderness Campground & Event Center is the ideal space for anything from a laid-back, country-style wedding, barn wedding or an outdoor adventure with plenty of fun-filled activities for guests! This venue has received four awards from WeddingWire, including three Couples’ Choice Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2019, 2021 and 2022.

This venue is located in charming Grafton, Ohio.


Facilities and Capacity
The spacious log cabin hall at American Wilderness Campground & Event Center is both heated and air conditioned, and can accommodate up to 185 guests. This beautiful wooden hall is a great space with hardwood features and plenty of windows for natural light. For couples interested in hosting an outdoor wedding, up to 400 guests can be accommodated on their scenic grounds. Tented options are also available to create a memorable indoor/outdoor experience.

Services Offered
The staff at American Wilderness Campground & Event Center are happy to help you with whatever you might need. Couples can work with outside vendors to create the wedding of their dreams, and this venue has a list of preferred vendors who are familiar with the amenities and features of this locale. Make this space feel truly your own, and design it in a style that reflects who you are! Guests can also enjoy a variety of activities during your wedding, including boating, fishing, basketball, hayrides, horseshoes and more. For a post-festivities dip, you can take a swim in the Separate Sandy Beach, or even lounge under the Tiki Huts. Couples looking to have a truly rustic experience can make an extended stay of it, and enjoy the campgrounds before or after their ceremony or reception.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Campsite/Cabin
Farm/Ranch
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

39 Reviews

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    Alexia P. Married on 05/20/2022
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    Phenomenal Vendor!

    Allison was just the easiest person to work with, she answered any questions I had quickly and accommodated with things I needed done. The venue at American Wilderness Campground is the rustic look I was looking for, very affordable and absolutely gorgeous inside. Overall, I would recommend this event center to anyone looking for a wedding venue because it is worth every dollar and checks so many things off your list as a bride who’s going for a rustic look. My favorite was that you get to bring in your own alcohol for your event, that way I knew exactly how much I was spending on liquor verse an open tab. My wedding was absolutely perfect, purple and gorgeous!
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    Casa C. Married on 05/07/2022
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    Beautiful venue for a great price

    My daughter had her wedding reception here and it was absolutely perfect. Everyone was so helpful and so accommodating to her every need. I loved that we could bring In our own food and alcohol. The venue itself is beautiful and clean and just the perfect atmosphere. Parking was perfect. Our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been too.
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    Dianna A. Married on 01/06/2022
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    Extremely helpful, beautiful venue!

    My daughter is in the military and decided to get married with only 2 months notice. American Wilderness helped with all the pieces I would need to think about, including a recommendation for a caterer. They were so pleasant to work with, and everything went perfectly. My daughter and her groom LOVED the venue and we received many compliments on how gorgeous it was. I would definitely recommend this venue!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Deals

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If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Sterk's Catering, Inc. Sterk's Catering, Inc. Wedding Caterers

We cater numerous events at American Wilderness Campgrounds annually. The facility is beautiful and makes a great location for wedding receptions.

Ohio Clergy Services Ohio Clergy Services Wedding Officiants

Great Location and Facility for your Special Day... The Staff is attentive, and professional and you can even do a Private Beach Wedding.

Audio Extremes Entertainment Audio Extremes Entertainment Wedding DJs

Great venue, fun, friendly and family oriented.

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Map

17273 Avon Belden Road Grafton, OH, 44044
4409263700
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