The Shipyards

500 Shipyard Way, Lorain, OH 44052 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Shipyards

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.

Services Offered

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.

Other Services

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.

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5 Reviews for The Shipyards

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Grace W. · Getting married on 04/24/2021

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    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
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    Mary A. · Married on 03/10/2021

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    Wonderful Venue!

    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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The Shipyards FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 250
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 250
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Linens
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 11
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Brewery
    Historic Building
    Marina
    Restaurant
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Plated
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    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?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April

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