Unique Wedding Venues in Ohio’s State Park Lodges
Tie the Knot in These Gorgeous Natural Settings
June is the most popular month for weddings and a picturesque time in Ohio. So why not consider an Ohio State Park Lodge as your wedding venue? The parks offer desirable ceremony venues since each is based in a gorgeous location. You can say “I do” with a backdrop of plush forests, Lake Erie waters, or the rolling hills of southern Ohio.
Maumee Bay, Punderson Manor, Salt Fork, Deer Creek, and Mohican lodges offer full on-site catering, outdoor venues with indoor back-ups in case of rain, and accommodations for your wedding guests with everything in one place.
Compliment your wedding day or weekend with indoor/outdoor pools, beaches, golf, hiking, and other on-site activities available to your guests during their stay.
Maumee Bay State Park Lodge
Enjoy the serenity of Lake Erie waters as you say your vows at Maumee Bay Lodge. Hold your ceremony on the shores of Ohio’s great lake at the breakwall with the sound of the water behind you. Or say, “I do”, on the brick patio near the pond where stunning late-day reflections add a sense of peacefulness to the moment.
Turn up the “wow” factor at your reception with the wall of windows in the ballroom that accommodates up to 350 guests and the full-length walkout balcony that gives everyone a front-row seat to the sunset serenade over the water.
You can also choose Maumee’s outdoor white tent reception, which keeps you and up to 130 guests close to nature but dry in case of rain.
Brides and grooms at Maumee Bay have full access to the property for photos on the beach at sunset and the wetlands boardwalk.
Salt Fork State Lodge
Set within the largest state park in Ohio at 17,000 acres, Salt Fork Lodge offers a scenic forest backdrop to your wedding day.
You can say your vows in a unique array of settings like the 19th-century Kennedy Stone House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the lake’s 2,500-foot-long Salt Fork Beach, the largest inland beach in Ohio.
An indoor ceremony room at the lodge is accented with large pine beams, a stone fireplace, and a wall of windows that brings the outdoors inside without the worry of inclement weather.
You can follow your ceremony with a fully catered reception in the lodge with seating for 175 guests.
Punderson Manor State Park Lodge
Weddings at Punderson Manor are accented with Old World elegance. The English Tudor-style mansion is the centerpiece of the property with picturesque views of Punderson Lake, one of the largest and deepest glacial lakes in Ohio.
Feel like a queen during your outdoor ceremony on the Elizabethan patio with a stunning view in every direction. Or exchange vows on the manicured lawn overlooking Punderson Lake.
Punderson wedding experts specialize in receptions and have four indoor options to accommodate 30 to 100 guests.
Deer Creek State Park Lodge
You cannot get a more classic wedding venue than the lakeside gazebo at Deer Creek Lodge. The picturesque white gazebo overlooking the lake includes comfortable outdoor seating for guests.
Enjoy a casual reception in the raftered mezzanine that overlooks the water with a capacity of 160 guests.
The more formal Grand Ballroom reception venue, which accommodates up to 250 guests, is elegant and timeless with chandeliers throughout the room and a private entrance.
To complete your wedding day with a one-of-a-kind experience, stay in the historic Harding Cabin with private lakeside views. A favorite retreat of Pres. Warren Harding, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mohican State Park Lodge
The plush forest region that surrounds Mohican lodge lends itself to endless natural beauty on your wedding day. Say your vows on the public patio overlooking Pleasant Hill Lake or in the on-site gazebo.
Many couples that choose to marry in their own church prefer Mohican lodge for a casual post-ceremony reception. The Mohican lodge ballroom comfortably accommodates 150 guests.
For more information on Ohio State Park Lodges, visit ohiostateparklodges.com or call 800-282-7275.
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Written by: Anietra Hamper