15 Outdoor, Tent, Pavilion, and Barn Venues You Must See in Ohio!
Having an outdoor ceremony or reception or a rustic barn wedding is hot on the list of many brides today. We took a look around the tri-state area and found a few great venues that offer a space with a view, great amenities, and more!
1. Cedar Springs Pavilion | Troy, OH
Cedar Springs Pavilion is nestled on a property that features lots of nature and a serene environment. Open April through October, it’s a great place for exchanging vows and for hosting a reception and can seat up to 275 guests for covered dining.
The venue features a veranda with a built-in bar, indoor restrooms, a bridal room, and a full kitchen. And in the event of not-so-great weather, there a clear enclosure system to protect your event from being rained out.
2. Lostcreek Memory Barn | Casstown, OH
The Lostcreek Memory Barn is located in beautiful Miami County, just minutes north of Dayton, OH. The barn and hous were built in 1889 and was purchased in 1914 by the great grandfather of the current owner, so has been in the family for over 100 years! You and your guests will be impressed by the rustic charm of the barn and house.
The barn is 2,400 square feet and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Plenty of parking is available and while there is no kitchen, all caterers are welcome or you can even bring your own food. There are even new, permanent restroom facilities available for you and your guests.
3. Magnolia Estate | Miamisburg, OH
Magnolia Estate in Miamisburg is the ideal location for a ceremony or a reception. The site features a Wedding Gazebo with a paved runway and seating for up to 200 guests. a separate reception pavilion will keep your guests under cover while still enjoying an outdoor experience.
The facility features a provate dressing room for the bridal party and the beautiful grounds provide a great backdrop for photography.
4. Lake Lyndsay | Hamilton, OH
Lake Lyndsay offers three separate ceremony venues and reception halls, all situated around a beautiful 42 acre lake. Each location has its own atmosphere and appeal. The facility offers a lot of flexibility and you can have your caterer provide food, or you can have friends and family provide food. They also provide ample set-up time, with access to the venue the day before your event and the day of the event.
5. Benham’s Grove | Centerville, OH
Benham’s Grove is situated on land that was originally part of a 50-acre farm owned by Aaron Nutt, one of the founcers of the City of Centerville and is currently owned by the city. The facility includes an elegantly decorated house, cottage, barn, gazebo, great grounds, and a tented area and is perfect for showers, ceremonies, and receptions.
6. Polen Farm | Kettering, OH
Polen Farm offers a beautiful and historic 19th century farmhouse, barn, and gazebo situated on 15 acres of picturesque land. The barn can accommodate up to 175 guests on the upper level or 125 guests on the lower level.
7. The Willow Tree | Tipp City, OH
The Willow Tree features a beautiful historic house and barn situated on serene grounds just outside of Tipp City. The barn has been restored and enlarged and the grounds offer a great setting for an outdoor ceremony.
8. The Transportation Center at Carillon Park | Dayton, OH
The James F. Dicke Family Transportation Center is located at Carillon Park in Dayton and features a full wall of glass windows with a beautiful view of the Morrison Iron Bridge, the Moraine, and the park’s train and trolly collection. It can accommodate up to 180 guests and offers a great location for an outdoor ceremony followed by an indoor reception.
9. Ohio Barn Bed & Breakfast | Fairborn, OH
The Ohio Barn Bed & Breakfast is situatied on three acres and features a 2400 square foot historic barn with a large entrance deck that can accommodate up to 180 guests comfortably. There is a large entrance for your caterer to set up and access to an open lawn area. The facility includes two restrooms in an outbuilding next to the barn.
10. French Park | Cincinnati, OH
The French House is the focal point of the 275-acre French Park. Built in the early 1900’s, the house offers many adjacent rooms as well as outdoor terraces and is surrounded by gardens and meadows.
11. Ault Park | Cincinnati, OH
With picnic facilities, nature trails, and children’s play areas, Ault Park also offers a beautiful pavilion and lookout point with attractive gardens.
12. Drees Pavilion | Covington, KY
Drees Pavilion features beautiful views along with an outdoor gazebo and patio. The 10,000 square foot pavilion can accommodate up to 300 guests and you can use your choice of caterer.
13. Caonpy Creek Farm | Miamisburg, OH
Canopy Creek Farm’s large “country chic” reception barn offers open posts and beams with four beautiful chandeliers. A catering kitchen is available as well as a bridal dressing room and full restrooms. Guests can also enjoy the covered patio that runs the entire length of the building’s exterior as well as views overlooking a serene meadow and pond.
14. Muhlhauser Barn | West Chester, OH
The Muhlhauser Barn is available to rent from April through early November. While the facility does not offer heat or air conditioning, it is equipped with ceiling fans, windows and a gas fireplace. The large, open space can accommodate up to 200 guests and the barn open onto a large deck that offers additional seating overlooking a pond.
15. Moonlite Gardens | Cincinnati, OH
Coney Islands Moonlite Garden and Moonlite Pavilion offer beautiful, open-air facilities that are perfect for a reception. The minimum group size is 150 and because it is open-air, events are only hosted from May through September.