10 Best Wedding Venues in Ohio for a Garden Wedding

Have you dreamed of having a garden wedding for years? Or are you planning a spring or summer wedding and love the idea of a stunning floral look for your big day?

Then you’ll be head over heels for these beautiful wedding venues that are just perfect for a garden wedding in Ohio! Whether you want to be surrounded by foliage and flowers, or you want something that also has a gazebo on site, you have a lot of gorgeous options to choose from.

1. Clary Gardens | Coshocton, Ohio

The most popular ceremony location at this wedding venue is the Theatre in the Ravine — an amphitheater made of sandstone and built right into the hillside!

If that doesn’t entice you, they also have four other wedding sites at this venue, including a rose garden gazebo, a courtyard near the Garden House, the Compton House and the Garden House. A truly simple, yet romantic option for a garden wedding!

2. Cherry Valley Lodge | Columbus, Ohio

One of the coolest parts about the Cherry Valley Lodge is that it’s the “only hotel in the U.S. with a private arboretum and botanical garden.” This venue has over 18 acres, complete with room for 300 wedding guests, a gazebo, gardens, and a pond. To top it off, they also have some absolutely gorgeous cherry blossom trees!

3. Kingwood Center Gardens | Mansfield, Ohio

The Kingwood Center Gardens is an elegant, lush venue you’ll fall in love with instantly. There are a dozen different areas that offer beautiful backdrops for your ceremony, reception, photographs, and more. From the fountains and manicured gardens to the brick walkways and over 47 acres to explore, there’s a lot of unique characteristics that makes this choice an excellent one, especially for a garden wedding.

4. Schedel Arboretum & Gardens | Elmore, Ohio

Love the idea of a Japanese garden wedding? Consider Schedel Arboretum & Gardens! The Schedel Japanese Garden can accommodate up to 150 guests and is a serene and intimate place to say your vows.

5. Ault Park | Cincinnati, Ohio

This gorgeous venue offers a lot of space for any couple hoping to have a garden wedding — big enough to host 300 guests! The Pavilion is a very popular location, but you also have the option to have your ceremony at the Rose Garden. Overall, the grounds here are simply stunning.

6. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens | Columbus, Ohio

What could be more perfect for a garden wedding than at a conservatory and botanical gardens?! This venue has a variety of unique backdrops and locations for you to choose from, including the Grand Atrium, which is absolutely gorgeous.

7. Mt. Airy Arboretum | Cincinnati, Ohio

Looking for something a little more simple? The Mt. Airy Arboretum not only has a lake-side gazebo, but also has some beautiful willow trees and over 30 acres of other flowers, shrubs, and greenery. This venue is a great location for smaller weddings and couples looking for something more intimate.

8. Country Cottage & Gardens | Mineral City, Ohio

If you are hoping to find a venue with the right combination of elegance, rustic character, and abundant foliage, this is a wonderful option for you. From the getting-ready rooms in the Estate House and the gazebo archway for a lakeside ceremony, to the open deck area for a fun reception, there’s a lot to love about this place.

9. Toledo Botanical Gardens | Toledo, Ohio

Not only is this wedding venue another gorgeous option, but they also have five outdoor ceremony sites, two reception sites and three indoor sites to consider. This allows for you to find the perfect combination that suits your tastes and budget for a garden wedding.

10. Mohican Gardens | Loudonville, Ohio

Need something with a few great indoor backup options in case those spring or summer rains roll through on your big day? Take a look at the Mohican Gardens! This venue has a few great indoor options for ceremonies and receptions, including their greenhouses!

Bonus! Backup Garden Wedding Venues to Consider

If the ones previously listed aren’t available for your ideal wedding date, or you want a few other places to visit before booking a venue, take a look at these other options that also might work well with a garden wedding:

Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati, Ohio

Sauers Farm Park | Greenwich, Ohio

Cedar Springs Pavilion | Dayton, Ohio

Adena Mansion and Gardens | Chillicothe, Ohio

Blue Heron Lake | Dorset, Ohio

Mt. Echo Park Pavilion | Cincinnati, Ohio

Magnolia Estate | Miamisburg, Ohio

Hire a Premier Florist in Ohio to Create Your Dream Garden Wedding!

Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant and romantic bouquets, centerpieces and more for a truly romantic garden wedding in Ohio!

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