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Tying the Knot in Ohio’s Best Hometown

May 10, 2024

Lancaster, Ohio offers a wide array of venues, all with their own distinct characteristics and charm!

Tying the Knot in Ohio’s Best Hometown

Tying the Knot in Ohio’s Best Hometown – Planning a wedding and looking for the perfect place to celebrate with friends and family, dance the night away, take magazine-worthy photos during cocktail hour, but mostly importantly, say, “I do”? From beautiful and rustic to scenic, outdoor venues, Lancaster, Ohio has everything you could need to make your big day all the more special!  Plus, located in central Ohio, Lancaster is the perfect distance from any major city in the state for your guests to easily travel to. Of course, the biggest question when planning your day is where to get married.  Luckily, Lancaster offers a wide array of venues, all with their own distinct characteristics and charm!  

  • Ale House 1890Ale House 1890 is a polished, casual restaurant serving great food, spirits, and good times in a comfortable setting everyone can enjoy! Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, their private event venue is the ideal gathering spot for your next bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony/reception, or any event of 20-150 guests.
  • Barn at Heather GlenThe Barn at Heather Glen offers uniqueness, charm, and elegance for your wedding day!  Walk down the aisle in this century-old historic barn with antique timbers and aged sandstone paired with ivory sheer curtains and chandeliers.  The Barn at Heather Glen provides the perfect setting for your celebration with up to 150 family members, friends, and loved ones.
  • Blessings FarmsteadBlessings Farmstead is an event venue that lies on 162 acres of rolling hills and rural farmland!  The farmstead is located 10 minutes from downtown Lancaster and only 40 minutes from Columbus. Enjoy spacious vistas, a water feature, and plenty of gorgeous spots for your photos, ceremony, and reception. This venue is a “rustic trendy” spot that is Instagram-worthy.
  • Charles Alley Memorial ParkCharles Alley Memorial Park has been a city park with the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department since 1978!  This 350-acre park is a picturesque setting for a natural environment on your wedding day.  With wood planked walls and a massive stone fireplace, the Goslin Nature Center creates a charming and rustic setting for your celebration. 
  • Cheers ChaletCheers Chalet is a full-service event venue for weddings of up to 300 people. The 70-acre facilities include two private banquet halls, a picnic grove, colorful gardens, ponds, forest, and lush green fields. Gazebos, arbors, and a quaint woodland chapel offer a variety of beautiful ceremony sites. Both banquet halls offer a unique combination of indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. You and your guests can spread out a little to take advantage of the gorgeous and spacious reception spaces. 
  • Fair Fields FarmFair Fields Farm is a private outdoor wedding venue surrounded by mature hardwood trees featuring a 3/4 acre pond with a rustic windmill. The chapel lawn area is lined with lavender fields, crimson clover patches, and wildflowers pastures creating a beautiful setting for your wedding and photos! 
  • Henry ManorBuilt in 1869, the Henry Manor offers a beautiful park-like setting, with mature trees and flowers of all kinds on this sprawling 9-acre property located near downtown Lancaster. The Manor offers assistance with photography, videography, DJ, and catering coordination, making your day go as smoothly as possible. 
  • Hitching Post Ranch – With beautiful landscapes and expansive amenities, Hitching Post Ranch is dedicated to serving all your wedding day needs. Nestled in the heart of an unmatchable countryside setting with rolling hills and glistening ponds, you will also have exclusive use of the endless charm and services of the Hitching Post Ranch where fabulous memories are made!
  • JEMN View Farms –  This full-service event venue can host weddings, family reunions, and corporate events for up to 200 guests.  A loft overlooking the party below is located on one side of the barn, while on the other side, two dressing rooms are available for the bride, groom, and wedding parties.  A vaulted ceiling with sparkling lights enhances your fairytale wedding! 
  • Little Brook MeadowsThis country estate in the city is perfect for weddings with a beautiful 9,000 square feet 20-stall horse barn from the 1930s that will accommodate up to 300 guests. The barn includes a catering kitchen, bar, ADA accessible restrooms, bridal room, large patio, and foyer. The 8,000 square foot southern colonial mansion can be used for rehearsal dinners and other gatherings, and can also accommodate up to 20 overnight guests. The facility also features a multitude of great ceremony areas to say, “I do”! 
  • Mill Event CenterAs seen on, this grand building has been serving Lancaster since 1899! Originally a wholesale grocery and then a feed mill, it was restored with a modern twist in 2017; this time, as one of the city’s finest wedding and reception halls. With a gorgeous industrial setting, you are invited to share the most special event of your life at The Mill!  
  • Rockside Winery & VineyardsOpening in 2011, take in the picturesque views of the grape vines and rolling hills at Rockside Winery & Vineyards.  The taproom at this local winery can hold up to 40 people, along with an outdoor patio and event space. 
  • TCB FarmIf you’re looking to hold your wedding and reception in a rustic setting, but still have certain amenities that you desire, look no further!  TCB Farm is a 1900s bank barn in a working farm with 3,500 square feet of entertainment space, ready to be rented for your event. Invite up to 250 guests to participate in your special event.
Tying the Knot - Bride and groom walk down a row of family and friends holding sparklers.

Of course, there’s still so much more to book than just the venue!  Whether you’re looking for reception halls and lodging options to accommodate your guests, divine catering choices, elegant floral arrangements, cosmetic services, and more,  Lancaster offers a myriad of options for you to choose from!  Check out our page, Tying the Knot, for a directory of services and venues to help you plan your day in Ohio’s Best Hometown.

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