One of the biggest perks about getting married in Cleveland, Ohio is having Lake Erie right out your front door. These Lake Erie wedding venues showcase the area’s natural beauty and will make your big day unforgettable by providing a truly picturesque backdrop for your nuptials. If you’re browsing outdoor wedding venues in Cleveland, Ohio, check out our favorite spots along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Prepare to fall in love with these scenic Lake Erie wedding venues in Ohio.
The Lakehouse Inn & Winery
This bed and breakfast in Geneva is one of our must-see Lake Erie wedding venues for small and intimate events. The Lakehouse Inn & Winery can accommodate up to 50 people, making it an ideal location if you're eloping, renewing your vows, or simply limiting your guest list to your closest family members and friends. Not only does this venue have a gorgeous waterfront patio for your ceremony, but there's also a garden, banquet hall, and in-house winery on the property, giving you plenty of options for your big day. The venue's wedding packages include pretty much everything you'll need on the big day, including rental items, catering, cake, and overnight lodging. The inn has eight double-occupancy guest rooms, plus a full-service spa and lakefront restaurant.
Vermilion on the Lake
Once a summer hangout spot for Cleveland’s wealthiest and most prominent residents, Vermilion on the Lake is now a beautiful event center with an unbeatable location on Lake Erie’s southern shore. The venue’s rustic log cabin (the "clubhouse") was built using trees from the surrounding property in 1919 and now serves as the main wedding reception space. A waterfront gazebo makes this location one of the most picturesque wedding venues in Cleveland, Ohio if you’re dreaming of an outdoor ceremony. Vermilion on the Lake can host events for up to 300 guests and is available for weddings from Easter through December.
Ariel International Center
This special event space in St. Clair Superior has more than three acres and 68,000 square feet of property, making it one of the largest Lake Erie wedding venues in Ohio. The newly renovated 100-year-old building offers an ideal setting if you love industrial wedding style. There are two unique backdrops at the wedding venue — a rooftop terrace and the loft-style “Skyline Lake Room,” which features exposed brick walls, tall beamed ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and large factory windows. Both spaces provide panoramic views of the Cleveland skyline and Lake Erie. Ariel International Center can accommodate large weddings with up to 350 people.
Classic couples and history buffs alike will appreciate the ornate architecture and stately details of the Henn Mansion in greater Cleveland. The mansion’s gorgeous interior features leaded glass windows, carved oak wall panels, multiple fireplaces, and wrought iron accents. This English Tudor Manor, which was built in 1923 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits just steps from Lake Erie inside a 32-acre park and bird sanctuary in Euclid. Henn Mansion can host weddings for up to 80 guests and will provide tables and chairs for your big day.
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
For the ultimate destination wedding experience, check out The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. This year-round resort is one of the best Lake Erie wedding venues for a weekend getaway with all of your family and friends in one place. The property has more than 100 rooms and suites, in addition to more than 20 private cottages across three lakeside acres. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake can host weddings big and small, thanks to the venue’s 8,500 square feet of meeting and event space. Wedding packages, including catering and bar options, are customizable to ensure that your day goes off without a hitch.
Great Lakes Science Center
The Great Lakes Science Center is one of only a few Lake Erie wedding venues in downtown Cleveland. It overlooks the North Coast Harbor Walkway and is close to many of the city's other big attractions, including the House of Blues and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making it easily accessible if you and/or your guests are staying at hotels downtown. If you want to take advantage of the venue’s waterfront location, there are multiple outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception, while the modern, six-story atrium is a popular choice for indoor events. During the wedding, you and your guests can explore the museum’s exhibits. The Great Lakes Science Center provides event consultation, catering packages, and even decor rentals for your big day.
Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings
While this venue doesn’t technically overlook Lake Erie, Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings has an equally beautiful location just a short drive away. This waterfront venue sits on Sandusky Bay, not far from the famous Cedar Point amusement park, Johnson’s Island and the Marblehead Peninsula. With two outdoor ceremony spaces (including a waterfront location) and five different banquet halls, Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings has something for everyone. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering for 75 guests or a grand wedding with 650 guests, this venue has a room to fit your needs. If you’d prefer to leave the heavy work to the professionals, you’re in luck, because this venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages, event planning services, bartending, and in-house catering.