Lake Forest Country Club - a golf club with a ballroom - is a wedding venue in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Outdoor ceremonies in the park and indoor wedding locations give couples options at this classic venue. It is located seven minutes from Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a 34-minute drive from downtown Cleveland.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 240 guests to their wedding at the Lake Forest Country Club. An outdoor ceremony finds couples in Lake Forest Park under a clean white pergola. The lush green grass and blue skies make the perfect backdrop as couples exchange vows. A crackling fireplace sets the scene for an indoor wedding, where couples can marry in a room paneled with ornate dark wood. For receptions, couples can use the Banquet Hall, with its large bright windows overlooking the lake, or the Formal Dining Room, with an elegant but private atmosphere. The Living Room is available for smaller wedding celebrations or gatherings.
The event staff at the Lake Forest Country Club help couples to plan every detail and assist with event-day coordination. This includes services for couples such as:
This venue welcomes couples for bridal showers and engagement parties in addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions. They provide the following event items - among others - for any occasion:
The Lake Forest Country Club first opened its doors in September 1930. Since then, the English Tudor Clubhouse and Hudson golf course have grown to include a swimming pool and five tennis courts.
Recommended by 86% of couples
Mary Beth · Married on 10/08/2016
We actually used Lake Forest for both our ceremony and reception. It is such a breathtakingly gorgeous venue. We had our ceremony outside overlooking the lake in October when the leaves had just starting changing colors. The cocktail hour was on the patio outside too. Both were beautiful at sunset.The reception was inside and spanned several rooms. The dark wood, fireplaces, and grand staircase were what sold me on the venue initially and were stunning in pictures.Sent on 10/27/2016
I was worried about booking a country club at first because I have heard from friends that they can be strict about their guidelines. Jennifer (the event coordinator at Lake Forest) could not have been more accommodating. I don't think anyone told us "no" once our entire wedding day. They even have a room upstairs for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready. It is a huge and relaxing space that worked perfectly for my group.
The food and wine were phenomenal. My husband and I are both foodies who appreciate fine cuisine. We were again a little worried about choosing a country club because they aren't necessarily known for the best food and at our tasting, the food was good but a little salty. We made sure to let the chef know. We need not have worried, the beef medallions and salmon were outstanding. Our guests are still raving about how good everything was.
In summary, I highly recommend Lake Forest for both ceremony and reception!
Becket · Married on 06/23/2019
A Dream Come True!
Stephanie, her team and the club are absolutely AMAZING! Stephanie was attentive, kind and extremely helpful. Throughout our year and a half long wedding planning process Stephanie was always there to answer every single one of my questions and to reassure me that things would be handled. Even the day of our wedding Stephanie and her staff were so caring and always made sure that my husband and I had everything we needed so we did not have to lift a finger or leave our guests.Sent on 07/04/2019
We had our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at the club and each space (indoor and outdoor) was more breathtaking than the last!
A big thing for my husband and I was to have great food and Lake Forest exceeded our expectations. The food made in house by the chef was delicious! While my husband and I greeted guests at dinner, the number one thing everyone said to us was how great the food was and how impressed they were with every plate.
We utilized the beautiful and spacious get ready room on site and the hair and makeup artists were so happy with how large the vanity workspace was. We also had breakfast and lunch served in our get ready room with drinks, which made the day so much easier. They even made sure to accommodate our dietary restrictions and food allergies so everyone was able to have something to eat and drink.
Overall I cannot thank Stephanie and her team enough for being so kind and accommodating. They really made our wedding day what we had always dreamed of!
Kristin · Married on 05/04/2019
Best Decision EVER!
We couldn't be happier about selecting to have both our ceremony and reception at Lake Forest. They have a beautiful outdoor space, but we actually fell in love with the indoor space even more. It looks like the inside of Beauty and the Beast's castle! I'm still getting compliments about the space and food! All of the food is delicious! But it was coordinator, Stephanie, that really made it worth it! She was a tremendous help, every step of the way. Especially since we were planning from Columbus. Stephanie was so quick to answer any questions I had, and every time we saw her in person I felt like I knew her for years! Every employee we encountered was so sweet. And on our wedding day, I was not worried about a single thing! I was actually able to relax in the beautiful bridal sweet. Our experience at Lake Forest was absolutely perfect!Sent on 05/30/2019
A beautiful venue and great staff!