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Millsite Lodge

Sandusky, OH View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Located in the idyllic landscape of Sandusky, Ohio, Millsite Lodge is a countryside retreat that turns wedding events into romantic and elegant celebrations. A picturesque spring fed stream meanders through the property. Sycamore and other mature trees dot the grounds, with a long pine lined entry drive setting the stage as guests arrive. The lodge and the rest of the site offer pastoral settings for a romantic and picturesque “I do” as the bride walks through the grande wedding door which is installed in a high wall of Arborvitae greenery.

Facilities and Capacity

Millsite Lodge can accommodate weddings of between 50 to upwards of 300 people. With lodging onsite for a full service, stress free memorable wedding weekend. The farmhouse on the property features six bedrooms, plus addition 5 “stable rooms” for lodging. The on-site dressing rooms are ideal to relax and prepare for the big day. The covered wedding pavilion lit with 6 large chandeliers offers an elegant outdoor space for the celebration. A restored immaculate 1880s barn functions as another reception space. It is situated one mile away from Millsite Lodge at The Oak at Millsite Farm. The ceremony at The Oak features our 390 year old oak tree. The Oak at Millsite Farm also features a guesthouse that provides accommodations for nine guests, with additional lodging for 20 additional person at The Manor as an option. Whatever your plan, hosting a magical wedding weekend is simple at this charming countryside refuge, where assistance is provided every step of the way.

Services Offered

The family-operated venue’s enthusiastic and talented team strives to make planning stress free. With 20 years of experience in the industry, they offer personalized services, like unique personalized decor package to transform the space. The staff also provides catering exclusively through The Colonnade for receptions, rehearsal dinners, Sunday brunches, and more.


There are countless things to do in and around Millsite Lodge. You can arrange to go fishing in the stream to catch trout to be grilled up later. If you’re a nature lover, you might be interested in the plane and ferry trips that explore the Lake Erie Islands. Along Sandusky Bay, you and your sweetheart can enjoy bird watching as the area is a significant route for migrating birds. There are also 12 wineries located in the 30 miles around the lodge, for a relaxing afternoon tasting local creations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?


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What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?


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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Photo booth

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?


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    Christina K. Married on 12/05/2021
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    Everything I imagined!!

    Our wedding on 12/5/21 at Millsite Lodge was everything I dreamed it would be! We stayed in the homestead which was gorgeous, and we were able to get ready there which was really convenient. My husband was able to go fishing before the wedding and really enjoyed that. All our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and that the food was delicious!! Ranae and Beth were great to plan with and Katelyn did a wonderful job bringing it all together! I would not change a thing; we were very happy and had a great time!

    Millsite Lodge's reply:

    Thank you Christina.
    We enjoyed working with you and Clint.
    Intimate winter weddings are magical here at Millsite Lodge.
    It was our privilege to be a part of your wedding celebration!
  • Ashley
    Ashley B. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Amazing Wedding Experience!

    Our wedding weekend at Millsite Lodge was truly spectacular! Ranae and Dan were the most amazing hosts that went above and beyond to make our wedding celebration wonderful. The accommodations were exactly what we needed for our wedding party and close family/friends, with plenty of space for us all. We had some unexpected weather the weekend of our wedding (torrential rain Friday and extreme humidity on Saturday), but Ranae and Dan made sure to offer us numerous options to keep things running smoothly. The care and thoughtfulness they put into their family business is evident by the details and hard work they put forth during every part of the planning process. From filling in for our officiant during our rehearsal dinner, to Ranae offering me her personal jewelry when it was discovered that my own had been misplaced right before the ceremony. You could not ask for more generous and kind hosts to be a part of your special day! Any questions or issues I had were addressed immediately and it took an immense amount of pressure off myself knowing that everything was in good hands the entire planning process.
    The location is stunning, and the grounds are immaculate – the perfect place for intimate and group photos! The guests all had a fantastic time exploring the grounds and the fire pit during the evening was a huge hit. The food was another huge success as we have had several people tell us it was the best wedding food they have ever had (especially the garlic mashed potatoes!).
    I truly cannot say enough complimentary things about our wedding weekend at Millsite Lodge. We are so happy that we chose to start this new chapter in our lives at such a beautiful place with amazing people. Highly recommend utilizing Millsite for your wedding and any special event needs!

    Millsite Lodge's reply:

    Thank you for those encouraging words, Ashley. We love what we do. But, the best part of hosting weddings, is getting to know and work with people like you and Robert.
    Keep us posted on your happily ever after!!


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The Colonnade The Colonnade Banquet Halls

Having been in the Banquet Business for 15 years, our family business, Colonnade Banquet Facility has purchased and extended our services to the beautiful countryside of Millsite Lodge. The Colonnade is the exclusive caterer at Millsite, taking care of all your catering and decor needs. For a "patio party" for an intimate setting of 50 persons- 250, be sure to contact my sister Ranae Alexander at Millsite Lodge a personal quote based on your needs.


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