Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings is a marina in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This elegant waterfront venue features a ballroom space for couples to use for their wedding and offers breathtaking views of Sandusky Bay. Located in Sandusky, Ohio, this venue is about a 65-minute drive to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can marry outside near the water or in one of the venue’s numerous indoor spaces. Outdoor ceremonies take place on a grassy lawn under a classy white arch. Inside, the venue has four indoor banquet halls. The Lotus Room is the smallest. Best for intimate wedding receptions, or for ceremonies, this space seats a maximum of 75 guests. The Boeckling Room seats up to 120 guests. This room features an elegant stone fireplace and an outdoor patio. The Starlite Ballroom, which seats up to 450 guests, features graceful white columns and grand circular chandeliers overhead. As many as 650 guests can come together in the Compass Point Ballroom. This ballroom has heightened ceilings and a wall of glass windows overlooking the water. The large outdoor patio offers access to a fire pit or tiki torches as the sun goes down.
The staff at Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings invite couples to celebrate their bridal showers and engagement parties in addition to their ceremonies and receptions. They offer all-inclusive packages to make sure every detail of the big day is handled correctly without anything being forgotten. Other services at this marina include:
This venue’s fully stocked in-house bar offers open-, cash- or limited-bar service. Chefs prepare delicious catering that can be served in the following styles:
This venue’s history started in 1875 as the Lyman Brothers Boat Builder company. They produced the Lyman boat after establishing their boat yard near Cleveland, Ohio. In the late 1920s the brothers renamed their company to Lyman Boat Works and relocated to the venue’s current location in Sandusky. The factory initially produced small sailing and rowing vessels, but by the mid-20th century was churning out custom sail and power boats. Production finally ceased in 1973 as the demand for wooden boats disappeared. Lyman Harbor opened in 2002 as an event venue under new ownership, and has been welcoming sailors and celebrators ever since.
22 Reviews for Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings
Recommended by 89% of couples
18 User photos
Monica Rentner · Married on 06/27/2020
Rentner Wedding was Beautiful
My husband and I just held both our wedding ceremony and reception here at the Lyman Harbor on 6/27/2020 in the middle of this pandemic. The venue was amazing at making us and our guests feel safe by spreading out the dining tables throughout the entire ballroom, supplying hand sanitizer by the bar, and serving our guests as they walked through the buffet. The space is beautiful being right on Lake Erie. The food was delicious and the chef was very accommodating to all our tastes and preferences. The staff was very friendly and helpful with taking care of serving and cleaning needs. Lea Ann, the owner, was so easy to work with and helped to make our vision come true amidst all the changes to state health regulations. She deserves an award for putting up with all the emails and phone calls received to pull this off. Thank you to the ownership and staff at the Lyman Harbor for making our wedding the most memorable moment in our lives, so far!Sent on 07/06/2020
Jessica · Married on 08/17/2019
This is such a lovely venue and working with Lea Ann was great. She was very responsive to all of our questions/concerns/needs and had absolutely every detail we previously talked about done by the actual wedding. The wedding went on flawlessly thanks to Lyman Harbor. Lots of beautiful places to take pics as well both indoors and outdoors!Sent on 10/15/2019
Jordan · Married on 09/24/2016
- Lyman Harbor was the perfect venue for our wedding reception! Here are some of the highlights:Sent on 10/05/2016
o Staff: excellent. Everyone we worked with at Lyman was very professional and pleasant to work with. Although they experienced some turnover while planning our reception, Lea Ann (the owner) stepped in to help manage our plans to ensure nothing was missed during staffing transitions. Prior to our wedding, a new coordinator, Kelly, was hired onboard and she was amazing! She was brand new to Lyman but you could tell immediately that she has many years of experience in hospitality and event planning. She jumped right in and made sure she was 100% up-to-date on the day-of schedule.
o Food: very good. All the food for your event is prepared on-site at Lyman by their in-house team. We had appetizers for our outdoor cocktail hour. We didn’t get too try much ourselves as we were busy mingling with guests- but the food was gone before we knew it and received high praise from our guests! For dinner, we chose the Anchor package. Our room set up was 9 long banquet tables and we had dinner served family style. They brought out trays of food for each table to be passed around with plenty of food on each tray. The food was very good and no one left hungry.
o Venue: excellent. You cannot beat the view at Lyman Harbor! With the large garage-door style windows overlooking the water and Cedar Point on top of the beautiful large light fixtures in the room, there isn’t a whole lot of decorating you need to do in addition to what is already there. We were initially worried that the room would fee empty as we only had 150 guests, but the room filled right up and the open space in the back near the restrooms and the kitchen was hardly noticeable.
Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings's reply:Jordan - Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are so glad everything was perfect for your special day, and we always appreciate feedback on our staff, venue and food. Congratulations on your wedding, and all the best from the Lyman Harbor Team!
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It is nice to work with a "Local" business. You really do have the best view on Sandusky Bay! We are looking forward to the summer bridal show.
I've been to a few weddings at Lyman Harbor over the years. This is a beautiful venue. Located right on the water, you really couldn't ask for a better view. I'd highly recommend this venue for your special day!