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 or the rolling hills of southern Ohio.
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.
Salt Fork State Lodge
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
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.
Written by: Anietra Hamper