10 Best Outdoor Wedding Sites in Ohio

1. Presidential Plaza

The Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati hosts tented events for up to 250 seated guests. Take advantage of the nearby terrace which is surrounded by gardens and boasts views of the beautifully lit museum buildings, creating a backyard-like ambience for a night of dinner and dancing. Choose from a list of approved caterers. (513) 684-4523, TaftMuseum.org

2. Natural Hideaway

In the woods at the Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, The Krippendorf Lodge is a large home with a wraparound porch that has space for as many as 250 guests when the entire property is used for a reception. Cocktail hours can be held on the tree-lined driveway in front of the lodge. (888) 489-4035, CincyNature.org

3. Elegant Estate

The Club at Hillbrook in Chagrin Falls has lawns, terraces, a gazebo and gardens for weddings catered by the club. Enjoy the foliage surrounding the lily pond in the Pond Garden Terrace. Looking for more grandeur? The Grand Staircase Terrace, with stately columns and a fieldstone staircase, holds up to 300 guests on the surrounding lawn. (440) 247-4940, ClubHillbrook.com

4. Divine Vineyards

Say "I do" while overlooking a heart-shaped lake at Vinoklet Winery in Cincinnati. Up to 160 guests will fit in the Veritas Room after a lakeside ceremony. The site caters the reception. (513) 385-9309, VinokletWines.com

5. Artistic Abode

For an untraditional scene, wed in front of a sculpture at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton. The 265-acre park is home to seven lakes, fountains, gardens and, of course, sculptures. You can use any caterer you’d like. The Amphitheatre has room for 1,000 guests and overlooks the Great Miami River. You’ll have plenty of unique backgrounds for your pictures. (513) 868-8336, PyramidHill.org

6. Grand Gardens

The West Terrace at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus is surrounded by gardens. It extends out from the Palm House, a greenhouse that’s home to a Venetian-style fountain and double grand staircases -- an ideal spot for your own grand entrance. The Palm House holds 160 for dinner. Or, head to the bamboo- and Bonsai-filled Zen Terrace. (614) 645-1800, FPConservatory.org

7. Country Corner

Add some country charm to your wedding at Polen Farm in Kettering. The nineteenth-century estate has an old-fashioned white gazebo; ceremonies with up to 200 guests can take place there. The lawns are filled with picnic tables, so extra-formal events may not feel so welcome, but a tented area is also available for receptions. You can bring in your own caterer for a fee. (937) 296-2400, KetteringOH.org/newweb/departments/recreation/rec_fac_polen_personal.php

8. Romantic Botanicals

For a green scene, check out the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Receptions for up to 280 seated guests can be held on the bloom-filled Terrace. Ceremonies are held in the classic Japanese Garden, which holds 125, and the Rose Garden, which has space for 64 and features an array of flowers in reds, pinks and whites. The site caters receptions through their exclusive caterer, Bon Appétit. (216) 707-2846, CBGarden.org

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