We're Obsessed With These 12 Small Wedding Venues in Ohio

Find an intimate space to celebrate with the ones you love most.
Rachel Kashdan - The Knot Contributor.
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Rachel Kashdan
Rachel Kashdan - The Knot Contributor.
Rachel Kashdan
The Knot Contributor
  • Rachel is a freelance writer and contributor to The Knot.
  • Prior to working as a freelance writer, Rachel was a staff writer at Boston magazine covering home design and weddings.
  • Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.
Updated Apr 17, 2024

Planning an intimate wedding in the Buckeye State? You're in the right place because we've got the scoop on all the dreamiest small wedding venues in Ohio. While each of the venues outlined below accommodates around 50 guests or fewer, they span a wide variety of styles so there's certainly something for every couple planning a small wedding. Likewise, these small venues stretch across the state, from Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati, so wherever you're planning in Ohio we've got you covered.

As for just how small these pint-sized venues get: The smallest on our list has a minimum requirement of two guests. So if your dream is a ceremony, dinner and dance party with just you and your sweetie, then you'll be able to make that a reality.

The Studio at The Kitchen in Columbus, Ohio

While larger celebrations might opt for The Kitchen's main event room, which seats up to 140, this food-focused event venue also features a stunning space for smaller affairs called the Studio. The 850-square-foot venue, which can host up to 40 guests, has white brick walls and plentiful natural light. Plus, just like the larger space, foodies will delight in access to a wide variety of menu selections that can be customized to meet your tastes.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 40 guests

Seventh Son Brewing Co. in Columbus, Ohio

If a laid-back brewery wedding is your thing, look no further than Seventh Son Brewing Co. in Columbus's Italian Village. In addition to the larger event space on the second floor of the brewery, which hosts parties between 75-150 guests, you can also hold your wedding within the small, intimate event room on the main level of the brewery. The space can be rented out for 20-65 guests and offers cozy and cool character with lots of plants and modern touches. And in addition to serving your guests Seventh Son brews, you can also book a food truck for the grub.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Kelton House Museum & Gardens in Columbus, Ohio

This secluded oasis in Downtown Columbus is the perfect hideaway for your small wedding. Kelton House was built in 1852 by a family of abolitionists and much of the home's historical details remain. You can tie the knot under the large white pergola in the Victorian garden, where you'll also find beautiful plantings and a fountain. The garden can also accommodate a sit-down dinner for up to 78 of your loved ones, or alternatively, you can head inside to the Carriage House. That space features brick walls and large arched windows with views out to the garden.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100 guests

The CoLab in Lakewood, Ohio

Want to host your wedding at a venue in Northeast Ohio that specializes in petite affairs? Check out The CoLab, a boutique event space in Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland. The CoLab actually boasts two event spaces. The main space is an updated 1920s storefront with hardwood floors, high ceilings and large windows that make the space bright and airy. The Lounge, meanwhile, is reminiscent of a moody speakeasy. The two spaces can be rented individually, or combined for a maximum of 80 guests. The CoLab offers several microwedding packages, including the "Grand Affair'' which includes everything you'd expect of a larger wedding but for guest lists ranging from two to 35.

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  • Guest Capacity: Up to 80 guests

The Conservatory at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio

This winery, resort and spa just south of Akron offers the ultimate luxury for small celebrations. The property has several eateries, accommodations and gorgeous grounds to explore, but for affairs of 40 and below the Conservatory at Gervasi Vineyard is the star of the show. The towering greenhouse features 360-degrees of windows and is dressed up with an impressive wrought iron chandelier. You can host your ceremony there and then head to one of the private dining rooms at one of the vineyard's two onsite restaurants, or if your guest count is 24 or below, have dinner under twinkling in the Conservatory too.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 40 guests

The Fermentorium at Nine Giant Brewing in Cincinnati, Ohio

For a small brewery setting in the southwestern part of Ohio, take a look at Nine Giant Brewing's Fermentorium, located next door to the main brewpub in Cincinnati's Pleasant Ridge neighborhood. For events of up to 125, the entire hall can be rented out, but for parties of 54 or fewer you can instead book the Fermentorium's event room–a blank canvas with working glass garage doors and white walls. In addition to serving guests small batch beer and tiki cocktails, the kitchen is also stocked and ready to cater your wedding.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 125 guests

Georgetown & Vosh in Lakewood, Ohio

This restaurant and event space provides several settings for a range of small celebrations just outside of Cleveland. Georgetown & Vosh's patio makes for a stunning spot to swap vows, and the twinkle-lit, bar-equipped courtyard can also host cocktail hour or dinner. While larger weddings can also take place inside a modern dining room connected to a patio, the elegant Riverside Room is perfect for guest counts of up to 70. And for even smaller weddings? Look to the VIP room, which features large windows and can accommodate up to 20 guests for a private seated reception.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Saturday Studio in Dayton, Ohio

Since Saturday Studio is a daylight photography studio in addition to an event space, you know your bridal portraits, ceremony and reception photos are going to be impeccable. The downtown loft is truly a blank canvas with white walls, 12-foot ceilings, concrete floors and of course, abundant natural light. The venue, which can host 50, also offers a variety of unique rentals, including couches, coffee tables and tables and chairs to seat 24 for a meal.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 50 guests

The Factory Events in Cincinnati, Ohio

Though The Factory can host events of up to 200 in its 4,500 square feet of indoor event space, its courtyard is perfect for your small outdoor wedding in Cincinnati. Plus, the venue offers a microwedding package for celebrations of 50 or fewer that includes everything from an on-site coordinator to outdoor furniture to getting ready suites and more. Hold your small ceremony on the large wooden deck and then enjoy cocktails, yard games and dinner on the turf lawn which is fenced in for privacy and filled with lush flower gardens.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, Ohio

With 23 acres of land, this farm-turned-brewery might not immediately scream small wedding venue. But Rockmill Brewery features a whole array of cozy, intimate nooks to host your small group for the day. Hold your ceremony in front of, or inside, the petite vintage white chapel out on the lawn, enjoy dinner in the tasting room or one of the small rooms inside the farmhouse, and then bust a move on the patio which boasts a built-in bar and a firepit.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 125 guests

Graystone Wine Cellar in Columbus, Ohio

Graystone Wine Cellar is a small Ohio wedding venue like no other. The space holds two limestone caverns built in 1875 as part of a historical brewery. Though the cellars have certainly been updated since the 19th century, the original character, and barrel vaulted ceilings, remain. The long and well-lit Windows Room is the perfect place to host your small ceremony, followed by dinner and dancing in the Vineyard Room, which features a fireplace and neighbors a built-in bar area.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 96 guests

Granville Inn in Granville, Ohio

Granville Inn, built in the style of an old English country manor house in 1924, is an enchanting setting for your small wedding. In addition to its 39 guest rooms, the venue offers several event spaces ranging from a small room to host dinner for 10 to a ballroom that holds up to 150. One of the most charming options, though, comes in the form of the Carriage House–an elegant room that can hold up to 64 for dinner and dancing and is connected to the private stone courtyard where you can have your ceremony and cocktail hour.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150 Guests

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