Located in Lorain, Ohio, The Shipyards is a stunning wedding venue that is situated within the city's historic shipyard. Now open to the public, this gorgeous and unique destination offers a memorable experience for all. Couples will have the opportunity to design the space as they please, making the event area their own.
Facilities and Capacity
At The Shipyards, up to 500 guests can witness a beautiful marriage ceremony, or participate in a fun wedding reception. Here, hosts and their guests can enjoy panoramic views, inclusive of the Black River and Charles Berry Bascule Bridge. Inside, steel beams, exposed brick walls, and lofted ceilings create an interesting backdrop for photos.
The Shipyards offers a wide range of services to wedding and event hosts. These include the provision of tables, chairs, linens, and both sound and audiovisual equipment. WiFi is also presented throughout, and a get-ready space is made available to those who need it. Lighting may be customized throughout, and rental periods can last from 10 in the morning to midnight. For convenience, there is ample parking available, and the facility is wheelchair accessible. Additional options are also presented, such as bar packages, coat room use, valet parking, and champagne toasts. Should couples wish to avail of ceremony space, this can be organized with The Shipyards staff. To cover most needs, there is an exclusive three-day wedding package on offer. This bundle provides solutions for a rehearsal dinner buffet, ceremony, cocktail lounge, reception, and Sunday brunch. If soon-to-be-weds would like to add further customization, this can be done on a case-by-case basis and inquiries are welcome.
The Shipyards has other associated spaces and services. These are inclusive of The Boiler Room, Superior City, and Monkey Island Coffee. The Boiler Room offers food and craft beer options, such as burgers, salads, and a plethora of drinks. Superior City is a delightful waterfront cocktail lounge that offers many different types of shaken, stirred, and mixed drinks. Lastly, Monkey Island Coffee is a charming joint that provides goods like smoothies, breakfast foods, and coffee. These combined with the event facility, couples are sure to find services that make their wedding one-of-a-kind.
5 Reviews for The Shipyards
Recommended by 100% of couples
Tracy E. · Getting married on 04/03/2023
Love the Shipyards!
We had an excellent experience at the Shipyards for my daughter and son-in-law's post-wedding shower. Our brunch buffet with mimosa bar was perfect and delicious! Erin was super friendly and helpful and gave us great suggestions. We've been here several times for lunch/drinks and love this venue but it is also a beautiful location for events. Highly recommended!Sent on 03/30/2021
Grace W. · Getting married on 04/24/2021
I absolutely loved my bridal shower at The Shipyards!
I had my bridal shower here at The Shipyards and I could not be happier with how it went! The venue is HUGE and we had way more than enough space. It would be so perfect for a wedding. Had we not already booked our wedding venue, The Shipyards would have definitely been our choice! Erin the party coordinator and Patrick the General Manager were amazing to work with. Quality people, quality venue, overall 10/10!Sent on 02/08/2021
Mary A. · Married on 03/10/2021
Great service; server was over the top. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and tour lead by Joe Lucas.Sent on 12/08/2020
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