The rolling hills surrounding the greater Cleveland area are home to some of the most beautiful rural scenery. If you’re planning a wedding in this region, we’ve done the hard work for you and have found the best rustic wedding venues in northeast Ohio. If you’re dreaming of a country wedding in the Buckeye State, keep reading!
8 Rustic Wedding Venues in Northeast Ohio
The Oaks Lakeside
This elegant wedding venue overlooks Chippewa Lake and offers a serene, beautiful setting for your special day. The Oaks Lakeside is a seven acre, 100-year-old estate with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings. A waterfront pagoda exudes romantic charm and is the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony location, with scenic views of the lake. The Oaks Lakeside can host a wedding reception for up to 170 guests, and catering is provided by the onsite restaurant.
The Grand Barn at the Mohicans
Get married in a real-life treehouse at this trendy wedding venue in Glenmont. The Grand Barn at the Mohicans is one of the coolest and most unique rustic wedding venues in northeast Ohio — you definitely won’t find a treehouse at every wedding venue, and this property has six of them! While the treehouses can’t accommodate weddings (unless you’re eloping or have a very small number of attendees), they make one-of-a-kind backdrops for your wedding pictures and can also be booked for overnight stays. A loft-style barn with an indoor/outdoor layout is the main wedding space and can fit a maximum of 160 guests.
The Mane Barn at Nickajack Farms
Formerly a horse barn, this renovated event center in North Lawrence is now a spacious indoor wedding venue for up to 200 guests. The Mane Barn was completed in late 2016, making it one of the newest rustic wedding venues in Ohio. The barn features rustic chic chandeliers, cathedral ceilings, natural wood walls, polished concrete floors, and a balcony along one side of the main room. Host your ceremony outdoors at the venue’s reconstructed “chapel,” which was created using reclaimed window panes and barn doors to create an indoors-out effect.
The Barn at Sugarcreek
When it comes to rustic charm, this hilltop venue in Sugarcreek has plenty of it. The Barn at Sugarcreek is a classic red barn overlooking the beautiful Ohio countryside. Featuring amenities like air condition, handcrafted chandeliers, refinished hardwood floors, and private getting ready suites, this rustic barn is ideal for couples who want a country venue with all of the modern upgrades. The main floor of the barn is handicap accessible and has two restrooms, a food prep area with commercial-grade appliances, and front patio. You can host your ceremony inside the barn, in front of the barn, or on the venue’s green lawn.
Happy Days Lodge at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Situated in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park just 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland, the Happy Days Lodge is a great location for city dwellers looking to escape to the country on their wedding day. This updated venue was once a youth camp and originally dates back to the 1930s. The barn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features earthy details like sandstone floors, dark wood accents, and a screened porch with forest views. The Happy Days Lodge has a 4,000 square-foot banquet hall that can hold up to 200 guests.
If you’re dreaming of a rustic barn wedding with a vintage twist, Peacock Ridge is a fantastic option.This historic barn was first built in the 1800s and was restored in 2010. A charming bridal suite that was once the farm’s “laundry house” is now a cozy space for getting ready on your wedding day. The bridal suite overlooks a small pond, which would be the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony. Peacock Ridge sits on an 85-acre farm at the end of a long, private driveway, making it one of the most secluded and spacious rustic wedding venues in northeast Ohio. You’ll have exclusive access to Peacock Ridge from 9 a.m. to midnight on your wedding day, in addition to vintage china, tables, chairs, and various decor supplied by the venue.
The Barn at Wolf Creek
Get hitched in an authentic 1880s barn at this venue in Copley. Located about 40 minutes from downtown, the Barn at Wolf Creek is one of the most interesting Cleveland wedding venues, combining rustic, vintage and eclectic details. The five-acre venue has plenty of outdoor space and scenic backdrops for your first look, outdoor ceremony, or wedding portraits. The indoor space, which can be used for both your ceremony and reception, is decorated with colorful stained glass windows, romantic string lights, and a collection of antique items. The Barn at Wolf Creek hosts weddings for up to 150 guests.
Rounding out our list of rustic wedding venues northeast Ohio couples will love is The Barnstone in Wooster. This century-old barn has been recently updated with new hardwood floors, outdoor restrooms, and a wooden deck off of the main event space. A whitewashed exterior makes this venue a picture-perfect backdrop for shabby chic barn weddings and differentiates it from other rustic wedding venues in the area. In addition to the main barn that accommodates up to 200 people, there are two other spaces at the venue: a summer house and a carriage house, which are ideal for smaller groups or getting ready areas on the morning of the wedding.