The Overlook Grill is a mansion in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This restaurant within a mansion hosts classic weddings on the shores of a lake. Less than 10 minutes from Lake Rockwell, this venue is a 45-minute trip from downtown Cleveland.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can celebrate with up to 250 guests at The Overlook Grill. This country club, now open to the public, hosts ceremonies on the shores of the East Twin Lake. Couples wed under a wooden pergola on a stone patio, with a walkway that serves as the aisle. Indoor ceremonies are also an option for couples. Exposed wooden beams overhead intersperse golden chandeliers. In the main ballroom, large windows overlook the natural beauty of the property while grand fireplaces adorn the space.
The staff at The Overlook Grill help to provide couples with their dream wedding experience. They work to make every last detail perfect. Services at this mansion include:
Full in-house bar service ensures that guests at each couple’s wedding are taken care of. Chefs cater the event and meet dietary needs with dishes that include gluten free, lactose free, no pork, organic, vegan or vegetarian options. The creations of the chefs can be served as a buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, French service, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, servers or stations. Couples are invited to attend tastings before the celebration to customize their menu. With many options available, some of the styles they can choose from include:
The venue hosts more than ceremonies and receptions for couples. They also welcome couples and their guests for bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and many other special events .
The Overlook Grill was originally founded as the Twin Lakes Country Club in 1923. It was created as a gathering place for wealthy socialites. The main attraction of the club was a 9-hole golf course designed by golfer Don Ross.
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29 Reviews for The Overlook Grill
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Lindsey Kerr · Getting married on 07/18/2020
Amazing service and FOOD
Chef Zou and his team made our day completely magical. They were so flexible and willing to help. Anything that we asked for they did for us without any hesitation. The food and service was absolutely amazing. All of the guests raved about how exceptional the food was. We had a sit down dinner with several choices and everything was equally delicious. It doesnt get any better than The Overlook....especially for the price! Chef Zou made sure to walk around and greet each guest and made sure everyone was happy. He even accommodated to severe food allergies that some of our guests had. Everyone at the Overlook made the process so easy for us. We truly were never stressed or worried AT ALL. Highly recommend this venue!Sent on 07/28/2019
Abigail Rodgers · Married on 02/22/2020
Beautiful choice for our wedding reception
We chose The Overlook for our wedding reception after visiting only one other place. It was exactly what we were looking for to host our winter wedding. It is such a beautiful spot with the lake in the back. The building itself is such a classic and cozy place to have a reception. The windows in the back provided a stunning view of the lake at sunset, and the fireplaces added such a special touch to the reception. Chef Zhou introduced himself on our first visit and was very involved and attentive through the whole planning process. Mariah was our coordinator and she was so helpful and pleasant to work with. We had a few special requests, and they were so flexible and eager to ensure we got what we wanted. The food was so delicious, we had so many wonderful choices and received many compliments. The day went off without a hitch due to their organization and attentiveness. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day or experience in planning for it. Thank you to the whole Overlook staff for making our day as perfect as it could be!Sent on 03/24/2020
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Hannah B · Married on 11/02/2019
Could Not Have Been Better
Brian and I are so completely happy with how well our wedding went and the compliments were ENDLESS! The Overlook does it all: delicious food, bar package, event coordinator, inside/outside ceremony options, incredible staff, and all very affordable.
The venue: We fell in love with this building and its grounds from our very first visit. The structure itself has so much character and is a perfect mix of rustic and formal. The view from the back windows is spectacular with the lake and the little homes around it with the fall foliage was exactly what I didn't know I wanted. There is a pergola and brick patio that would be perfect for outdoor ceremonies. We had planned on that, but had to move inside due to the weather. Inside is just as magical. Large windows in front, brass chandeliers, and a fireplace at each end of the ballroom made it picture perfect for the indoor ceremony.
The staff: We were first greeted and given a tour by Mariah, she is super friendly and was ready to thoroughly answer any questions we had. She walked us through their process and menus, bar packages, etc. and she was ready at a moments notice when we decided to move the date up by six months! She made getting started so easy! Mariah got us set up with their coordinator, Faith (also amazing). Faith got us taken care of throughout the planning process. She was quick to answer emails and ease my mind whenever I had any worries. About four months before the wedding, we had our tasting with Chef Zou. This guy will have a special place in our hearts forever. He approaches his business with confidence and kindness and is, himself, one of a kind. He was copied on every email sent by Faith, so he was always in the loop, too. The rest of the staff was sweet and always smiling and ready for whatever was needed.
The food: My goodness! THE FOOD. I had originally communicated that I was thinking of a backyard BBQ-type menu, which they can do, but Chef decided to do us better. At our tasting, he created so many delicious options for us that it was hard to decide. He also catered to my food sensitivity without even a word about it. He said, "We don't do wedding food here, we do good food," and was NOT exaggerating. We ended up with stuffed chicken or lemon buttered cod with mashed redskins, and the chef's veggies. DAMN. Not only did we love it, EVERYONE loved it. We got tons of compliments on the dinner. Take this advice, if you have any doubts on their food, go for dinner. They are open during the week and while they don't have the same menu that they do for weddings, their regular menu also ROCKS.
Bar: The bar is nice, because it is separated from the ballroom, so if there are any guests who prefer the quieter atmosphere during dance party hours, that is available for them! This was one of the selling points for me, as my dad is one of those people. Their packages for beverages is very fair and there are lots of different options. Their house wine is delicious. They have bottles and draft beers available. They have full bar to choose from or just beer and wine. You can literally choose anything! Mariah was manning the bar during our wedding, which was just another thing that made me happy.
Flexibility: I have to give a special shout to Faith and Chef for this. Coming up to the wedding, the weather did its typical Ohio thing and went from fall to winter overnight with icy winds up to 50mph. I contacted Faith and they were able to quickly and seamlessly move the ceremony into the ballroom! THANK YOU FOR THAT!!!
I could go on and on with all of the things that made our day amazing. All-in-all, The Overlook was the perfect place for our wedding. We had the best party with the best food and the best staff at the most beautiful place in Northeast Ohio. Do yourself a favor and check them out.Sent on 11/05/2019
The Overlook Grill's reply:Hannah, you and Brian were so amazing to work with! We wish you many years of happiness and joy. We are so glad your wedding turned out the way you wanted!
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