13 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Ohio With Enchanted Forest Vibes

Celebrate your big day with Mother Nature at one of these stunning forest wedding venues in Ohio.
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Emily Shiffer
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Updated Feb 02, 2024

Ohio is a beautiful and lush Midwestern state with stunning outdoor scenery perfect for hosting outdoor weddings in fresh air and under twinkling lights. Whether the Buckeye State is your home or a place with sentimental meaning to you and your partner, rolling hills and forests are abundant, offering many outdoor wedding venues in Ohio.

Forest wedding venues in Ohio and wooded wedding venues in Ohio are numerous thanks to the 24 state forests that cover more than 200,000 acres, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Even if you're not looking for woodlands, you can easily find rustic outdoor wedding venues in Ohio and garden wedding venues in Ohio (that include some gorgeous backup options if the weather doesn't cooperate) near some of its iconic cities, including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Youngstown and more.

To help your search, here are 13 beautiful outdoor wedding venues to discover and book for your special day. Need more options? Visit The Knot Vendor Marketplace to browse wedding venues and vendors in Ohio. You can filter your wedding venue search by specific locations, like backyards, barns, gardens and more.

The Woods at Canyon Run Ranch in Troy, Ohio

The Woods at Canyon Run Ranch
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The Woods at Canyon Run Ranch in Troy, Ohio, has a vast 153-acres of both woodlands and wildflower fields to host the perfect outdoor wedding in Western Ohio. Get ready in the venue's stone house before heading to the woods for your ceremony. Afterwards, you can celebrate with your guests in the venue's high-beam barn that has a capacity of up to 150 guests. Of note: it's only open May through October, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.

The Meadowood in Bellville, Ohio

The Meadowood for the best woodland venue in Ohio
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The Meadowood in Bellville, Ohio, is a rustic venue set on 25 acres of scenic land. You can choose to have your ceremony outdoors or inside the timber-beamed farm that can also host your reception of up to 175 guests from May to October, and 130 guests in November. With its outdoor fireplace and newly renovated Cedar House for couples or their guests to stay in before, during and after the wedding, it's a one-stop shop for your dream outdoor wedding.

Wildflower Woods in Fredericktown, Ohio

Wildflower Woods for a woodland wedding venue in Ohio
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Set on a 23-acre farm complete with sheep and goats, the Wildflower Woods in Fredericktown, Ohio, is a unique outdoor wedding venue. Couples can choose to marry in picturesque pine woodlands or a meadow that has a stunning seasonal wildflower lane leading up to it. A covered tent is also available for up to 200 guests, with a climate-controlled loft available for the wedding party to prepare in.

Cheers & Lakeside Chalet in Lancaster, Ohio

Cheers & Lakeside Chalet for the most romantic Ohio wedding venue
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Cheers & Lakeside Chalet in Lancaster, Ohio, is located just southwest of Columbus on 70 acres of gorgeous countryside. The venue includes gardens, a pond, forest trails and fields that incorporate nature into your ceremony and reception for up to 200 guests. The best part–this venue is open year-round, and offers enclosed and heated decks to keep nature a part of your special day.

Little Brook Meadows in Lancaster, Ohio

Little Brook Meadows for a romantic woodland wedding venue
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Host a large outdoor wedding at Little Brook Meadows in Lancaster, Ohio. This venue can entertain up to 300 guests on its over 50 acres of scenic land. Host your reception in the 75-year-old barn on site, and invite up to 20 guests to stay overnight in the venue's 8,000-square-foot mansion.

The Estate at New Albany in New Albany, Ohio

The Estate at New Albany for your Ohio wedding
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The Estate at New Albany in New Albany, Ohio, offers plenty of nature on 5 acres of wooded glens, ponds and lawns. This venue has multiple outdoor and indoor ceremony spots (including an outdoor site on a sprawling lawn under sparkling string lights) that can host up to 350 guests. Party the night away in the venue's Great Hall that has large windows letting in loads of natural light and scenery.

Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, Historic Manor Estate in Granville, Ohio

Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, Historic Manor Estate
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The Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, Historic Manor Estate in Granville, Ohio, has a stunning pine chapel that puts the focus on the stunning surrounding woodlands. Up to 150 guests can watch you and your partner say your vows, and guests can stay at the Italianate Bed and Breakfast that was built in the 1850s.

Krippendorf Lodge at Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, Ohio

Krippendorf Lodge at Cincinnati Nature Center for your woodland wedding
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The Krippendorf Lodge at Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, Ohio, has a beautiful stone terrace to host your ceremony, complete with a scenic forest backdrop. A custom-made awning makes it perfect for hosting weddings during any weather including chilly autumns and early springs in Ohio.

Jorgensen Farms: The Gardens & Oak Grove in Westerville, Ohio

LGBTQ+ couple tie the knot at Jorgensen Farms: The Gardens & Oak Grove
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Located just northeast of Columbus, Jorgensen Farms: The Gardens & Oak Grove in Westerville, Ohio, covers 100 acres of gorgeous farmland. Choose to have your ceremony at the venue's Garden or Oak Grove (a glass greenhouse) to be surrounded by nature. Larger weddings are welcome here, with space for up to 250 guests.

Buss Farms in Pataskala, Ohio

Newlywed couple admiring the cows at Buss Farms
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Buss Farms in Pataskala, Ohio, is located just seven miles from New Albany. It is a working cattle farm and outdoor wedding venue that is set on 50 acres of meadows, forests and rolling hills covered in pines and wildflowers native to Ohio. The rustic barn is perfect for your reception, where you can celebrate your union with up to 200 guests.

IronGate Equestrian Center in Hartford, Ohio

A couple ties the knot at IronGate Equestrian Center in Ohio
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IronGate Equestrian Center in Hartford, Ohio, is located just northeast of Columbus. It's a horse farm that offers both indoor (modern white-washed barns with wood beams) and outdoor (woodlands with a dirt path near a bridge) ceremony options for up to 300 guests.

The Honeysuckle Ranch in New Richmond, Ohio

A wedding ceremony outdoors at The Honeysuckle Ranch
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The Honeysuckle Ranch in New Richmond, Ohio, is a 47-acre working farm located southeast of Cincinnati. Horses openly graze on the farm's open pastures, and you can host your ceremony under trees or an Amish-built gazebo.

Landoll's Mohican Castle in Loudonville, Ohio

A bride walks down the aisle outdoors at Landoll's Mohican Castle
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Enchanted forest is front and center at Landoll's Mohican Castle in Loudonville, Ohio, right outside of Mohican State Park. Say your vows with up to 200 guests on the Wedding Terrace that is surrounded by trees and waterfalls, then move indoors to the Ballroom for dinner and dancing.

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