The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Meadow Ridge Wedding Venue in Cleveland is a serene and scenic choice for a Northeast Ohio ceremony. Couples who want a laid-back wedding enjoyed in nature will find what they seek at Meadow Ridge. The park-like setting and stately pavilions give a peaceful and sacred feeling to the site and offer a warm, family-friendly experience to guests.
There are two main reception/banquet/dinner sites at Meadow Ridge Wedding Venue:
This ample wedding space has been renovated to include elegant chandeliers, tulle fabric accents and a handsome black walnut bar. Up to 300 guests can be served in this venue. The Oak Pavilion includes an expansive patio with a fire pit and waterfall.
Local Amish carpenters crafted this soaring post and beam pavilion out of Douglas Fir. Featuring a vaulted ceiling, mahogany bar and double-sided fireplace, the Maple Pavilion also includes a large deck overlooking Phelps Creek. The Maple accommodates up to 225 guests.
You have your choice of ceremony sites from a small island to a rustic chapel-type structure. Your ceremony can also be held under cover in the event of inclement weather.
What You Should Know
The family-owned facility offers full-service catering and event planning. Meadow Ridge prides itself on giving your wedding the personal touch and attention to detail you deserve. Staff will handle the decorating, reception or dinner setup, and post-event cleanup. They can also provide bartenders and other service staff to meet your needs.
The menu from the on-site kitchen includes hearty, rustic fare that is made fresh for your event using locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible. The staff is willing to help you customize a menu if you want something a bit different than what's on the menu.
Meadow Ridge has worked with many wedding vendors in the Northeast Ohio area, but it is happy to work with your choice vendors as well. Choose a minimalist or more decorative affair and the staff will handle the details in preparing the space for your wedding and reception.
While flame-grilled meats are the specialties of Meadow Ridge, gluten-free and vegetarian options are available from the chef. You may sample dishes and tour the facility prior to your wedding.
- Creekside Gazebo Ceremony Site included in price of Oak Pavilion Rental
- Wedding Island Ceremony Site included in price of Maple Pavilion Rental
- New Bridal Suite adjacent to Maple Pavilion
- Oak Pavilion has covered sides in cooler months for guest comfort
- Plenty of protein options from clams to pulled pork to shrimp
- Waterfront setting for attractive photo backdrops
- Immaculately landscaped with bridges and other elements for strolling and enjoying the scenery
- After-dark lighting of ravine and structures for magical night-time ceremonies and receptions
- Handicapped accessible
- Fireworks over water are possible to cap off your ceremony
From the Vendor
Meadow Ridge Events is a unique outdoor event facility and catering service in picturesque Geauga County. Family-run since 1976, and specializing in fresh, local produce and flame-grilled meats, we offer a memorable experience for your next special event.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Food + Catering
Best Venue in Northeast Ohio.....Reviewed on 7/20/2014 amanda t
Words can't express how amazing this wedding venue is! Matt & Seneca Wheelock, Art & Linda Smith and all the other staff set the bar high and cater to your every need. I wish I could give this a 129853798237598732985723 star review. We attended a wedding here in September not knowing what we were in for and already had our ceremony and venue booked. Upon arrival we instantly knew we had to change to Meadow Ridge. Thankfully our date was the last one available! Both sets of parents said they felt like royalty. I handed over all wedding decorations and let them decide where it would look best. When I arrived at the venue it brought me to tears. They did absolutely fantastic making it feel like my fairy tale wedding. All of our guests raved ALL night and we are still getting messages about how beautiful this venue was. The food was DELICIOUS!!!!!! The service of the staff on a scale of 1-10 was a 100!!!!! I really can't express enough how they all made the day a dream come true. If I could do it all over again I would in a heart beat even if I had to wait 10 years to book a date I would wait just to have it here. Thank you to all the staff and owners for an absolutely amazing night for not only my now husband and I but for our family and guests. I really can't say enough. I'm sooooo glad we changed our wedding plans to have it at Meadow Ridge. If you want to have the best wedding ever this is the place to celebrate the most memorable day of your life!
Completely PerfectReviewed on 9/15/2014 Danielle L
My husband Daniel and I got married Sept. 13th 2014 at Meadow Ridge and it was completely the most perfect place it and I couldn't be any happier with everything about the venue and the whole family there! We went with the Oak Pavilion and from the moment we first went to view it I knew I was in wonderful hands. All of my questions, requests....and pretty much anything I needed during the process was met with immediate attention and total help. Planning a wedding can be a little intimidating (especially when you've never done anything remotely like it before!) but Seneca and her family were there for me every step of the way helping me with ideas, suggestions, and of course, making sure I knew what was going on and keeping me in the loop with progress on their end. We were given a chance to taste the food ahead of time and customize our menu. During the wedding the whole family was there to help and making sure things were going well for us (which, of course they were!) and ALL of our guests were blown away by how gorgeous it was there!! Matt and Seneca, and Art and Linda and the whole family are really amazing people; they truly made us feel like we we're part of their family and they were personally there to help make our day special and I cannot say how much I loved that. I really can't rave enough about how wonderful, nice, honest, sweet, amazing, and generous the family is and I literally have nothing negative at all to say about our experience!! It was completely a dream come true!
the perfect place created our perfect dayReviewed on 10/12/2011 Monica H
we knew we wanted a fall outdoor wedding and when we came across meadow ridge, we instantly fell in love. seneca and matt met us with warm apple cider and gave us a tour of the grounds and my now husband and i looked at each other and thought "this is IT!" seneca was always available for questions via email or phone and never made me feel silly for asking some admittedly silly questions. we were able to visit the site during a wedding and sample the food and this allowed us to visualize how amazing our own wedding could be. matt, seneca, art and linda worked with us to create a completely personalized wedding menu and i can't even begin to describe how unbelievably delicious it all was. on a less than ideal day for a wedding, the meadow ridge staff bent over backwards to make sure that our guests were comfortable and satisfied. they were as invested in our wedding day as we were and i could tell that they would do anything possible to make it as perfect as possible for us. we had some skeptics when it came to the idea of an outdoor wedding on october 1st but let me tell you, by the end of the night, everyone at our reception became a believer in outdoor fall weddings and the fabulousness that is meadow ridge. both my husband and i feel like no amount of "thank you's" are enough to express to matt, seneca, art and linda how grateful we are for all they did to give us the wedding of our dreams. it was hugs all around at the end of the night for the entire meadow ridge staff. never have i met people who are more genuine and caring as this family. they made our wedding day one for the history books. many thanks and much love!
While this was not the venue I chose (decided on a destination wedding), I spoke with Seneca multiple times. She was so unbelievably helpful and so quick to respond. I would recommend working with her to anyone!
My husband and I got married here this past summer, and it was incredible. The venue was absolutely gorgeous. Seneca and her family were so helpful and accommodating. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Even all of the hired staff were great and a made the evening a blast for all of our guests. We highly recommend!
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Meadow Ridge was an unbelievably amazing place. We attended a friend's wedding there in June, and actually changed our venue to Meadow Ridge because we were so impressed! The staff are so friendly, and were polite and engaging throughout the entire process. Every last detail was looked after, and it reduced our stress so much. We worked with Laura, and she was completely on top of everything. The whole experience was organized without seeming stressful or like you're :just another wedding" coming through. We had some non-traditional elements to our wedding, and the Meadow Ridge team worked hard to make sure that everything was in place. They worked with us on tweaking some of the food packages to meet our needs, and everything the night of the wedding was perfect. The food was delicious, the bartenders were fun, and everything was cleaned up seamlessly. They set up and tore down everything--the decorations, the food, clearing tables...we did not have a single thing to worry about. The venue itself is breathtaking. We got married on October 1st, so you got to see a little bit of the leaves changing. There was another wedding going on there that day, but you would have never known. I was a little worried about this initially, but you could not hear or see the other wedding. We cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience!
If you are looking for a venue that will be everything you hoped for and more on your wedding day, Meadow Ridge is the place. We got married on August 6, 2016, and I am STILL blown away by our experience. From the beginning, Seneca and her family were so helpful. We knew as soon as we left our first tour that it was our venue. It's gorgeous in its own right, but what made our day so wonderful was the service. We felt like family/friends with the Meadow Ridge staff. They were there at every turn, anticipating our needs before we even knew them. We, as well as our guests, felt so taken care of. The answer to everything was, "Absolutely. We'll take care of it." I forgot the runners for our table decor the day of the rehearsal, and Seneca calmly said, "Just have someone bring them tomorrow, and we'll make sure they're there." To a nervous, anxious bride with a million things on her mind, sweeter words could not have been spoken. One moment that particularly sticks out to me is that after the ceremony, our guests went to the Maple Pavilion for a cocktail hour while we did pictures. The staff appeared with trays of food/drinks for us as we were taking our pictures. Again, for a nervous, anxious bride who had barely eaten all day, I could not have been more thankful for the thoughtful gestures of this staff. Just truly outstanding. I could never possibly thank them enough for giving me the most beautiful day of my life. Thank you, Meadow Ridge! We are forever grateful for our time with you!
I had my wedding at Meadow Ridge Events one month ago on September 17, 2016. To say I made a good choice going with Meadow Ridge Events is an understatement, the property and Maple pavilion are absolutely beautiful, the staff is so accommodating and the food is delicious! One of the biggest factors in making my decision to go with Meadow Ridge is the fact that it's a family owned and run business, I felt comfort knowing that they would take good care of me and they did just that! Seneca was there to answer all of my questions along the way and was a pleasure to work with. On the day of the rehearsal I left all of my decorations and instructions with Seneca and she went above and beyond to place everything perfectly! I had over 100 candles and candle holders for our centerpieces and the staff even put those together for us, saving us a lot of time when we had a million other things to do the day before the wedding! They also packed everything back up for us after the wedding, making it so easy to take our remaining items back home. All of our family and friends were blown away by the beauty of the venue and they loved the food! Throughout the night Seneca and family were there to check in on us to see if we needed anything, it was comforting to know that we didn't need to think of anything as they took care of it all for us - they even had drinks waiting for us and the bridal party after the ceremony. I am very impressed with the quality of service at Meadow Ridge Events and am so glad that we chose this venue to celebrate the best day of our lives.
I cannot say enough good things about this place. The food, the staff, the venue...all INCREDIBLE!! They really made our big day the BEST EVER! Worth every penny & the staff executed everything well beyond our expectations.
We recently had our wedding here, and as every bride dreams for her perfect day mine was just that. Meadow ridge was amazing from start to finish! Their property is gorgeous and well maintained. The staff is so hard working and helpful, they make your day run very seamless and insure your vision of the day is just what you imagined.The prep and hard work they put into making all the food is incredible our guests were so happy! Laura's attention to detail is much appreciated she is so organized and again keeps everything perfect! I can't say enough about our experience here! We are sad it is over and wish we would do it over again!
Perfect is the best way I can describe Meadow Ridge. From the beautiful location to the wonderful staff. The owners are so sweet. My Wedding was perfect. It was the first and only location I went to visit when planning my wedding nothing else compares. I was so honored to be at such a beautiful location. Wedding, Reception and countless Photo opportunities. All in one location. And Laura was the icing on the cake she was amazing. They gave you the feeling of no other wedding mattered but yours. Above and beyond to give you the best. I give them the highest recommendation.
Meadow Ridge is by far the most gorgeous place in Northeast, OH to have an outdoor wedding! My husband Todd and I discovered it in 2014 and we reached out to Seneca to visit the property. We fell in love with it at first sight. From there on, we booked for the first wedding of 2016. Throughout the two years of planning, Seneca, Matt and the rest of the Meadow Ridge family welcomed us in with open arms. Through the process of renting the whole property, to having our rehearsal dinner there, and having the cocktail hour at the Oak Pavilion and reception at the Maple Pavilion, everything was as coordinated as we could have ever planned. I did not have to worry about anything at all on our special day. They did such an amazing job with the setup (as we had ALOT of stuff!), the food was so amazing, the staff was awesome. Everyone complimented all night how beautiful the property was. We even received compliments that it was the best wedding they have been to in years! (And I would have to agree!!) They always made sure Todd and I had everything we needed, as well as our full bridal party of 20 people! It was the most amazing day we could have ever asked for and they played a huge part in making that happened. If I could, I would give them 20 out of 5 stars!!! :)
Seneca and the entire team at Meadow Ridge is amazing! From the first meetings to the night of our wedding, they went above and beyond to make our day beautiful. The food is local, fresh, and delicious! I have had people calling me asking for the recipe for the raspberry sauce from the chicken. All of the decorations that I brought were put out perfectly and and I never had to worry about a thing. I chose Meadow Ridge because of the location and scenery but also because of the family that runs this place. They made me feel comfortable and excited for my wedding and I knew we would have a beautiful day with them. We really can't thank them enough or give the team enough praise for making our wedding day so memorable.
My husband and I got married here just about a month ago and it couldn't have been a more perfect setting! We really wanted to get married outdoors and I fell in love with the venue the first time I saw it (even though it was a cold and muddy day in March). We got married on the wedding island which was gorgeous and had our reception in the beautiful maple pavilion. We have gotten so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how good the food was. Seneca and the other staff made everything extremely easy and were very helpful throughout the whole process. We would absolutely recommend Meadow Ridge to anyone getting married in Northeastern Ohio!!
Meadow Ridge Events was the best venue we could have possibly chosen for our wedding last weekend (7/16/16). We had multiple guests tell us this was the best wedding they'd ever been to. The price might seem high for an outdoor pavilion but you get what you pay for. The space is absolutely beautiful and so unique. But what makes it so special are the people. The service is top notch--they genuinely care about making your day the best it can be. We wanted for nothing the whole day! Prior to the wedding, friends and family kept asking us 'do you need help setting up or doing this or that?' And everyone was so blown away when we told them, 'nope! The venue handles everything!' Which they did, flawlessly. We dropped off our decorations the day before, I reviewed my ideas with Seneca and when we showed up the next day for the wedding, my vision had been executed perfectly! It was exactly what I imagined but even more beautiful! Huge props to Seneca, her family, her team and all her hard work and dedication she puts in to each and every wedding at MRE. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And she is so easy to work with! We planned our wedding over two years (which made me nervous sometimes since we only physically met with Seneca once in two years) but that was all she needed! Her attention to detail is honestly mind blowing--I don't know how she does it! Bottom line: the drinks, food, service, people and setting are all amazing!!
My husband & I got married at Meadow Ridge on June 17 of this year. I can't adequately express with words how remarkable everything was! Seneca and all of the staff at Meadow Ridge were phenomenal! They remembered every detail and went over and above to make sure the bridal party & guests were happy. I can't thank them enough for making the most special day of our lives so perfect and unforgettable! You guys helped make all our wedding dreams come true! You far surpassed my expectations! The food, the venue, the staff, the setup, the correspondence--everything!--was simply wonderful! I would & am recommending this venue to every couple I know! Thank you!! --Alyssa
Everything was perfect! Meadow Ridge sets everything up and takes it all down, all you have to do is show up! Bride and Groom are well taken care of! Food was phenomenal; the guests are still talking about it! Bartender and staff were great as well!
My husband and I fell in love with Meadow Ridge the second we stepped foot on the property back in March of 2014 during a cold, miserable NE Ohio winter. The property was beautiful even with no leaves on the trees and thawing snow. We knew immediately it was where we wanted our August 1, 2015 wedding. Seneca and family invited us back to see the property in full bloom so we went back in August 2014 and it was stunning! We went back again in June of 2015 to discuss our wedding and we were once again amazed by the beauty and how welcomed we were by Seneca. Seneca was amazing to work with during the whole process. She is so organized and thought of everything! I never imagined planning a wedding could be so care free and simple, but Seneca and family took all of our worries away. On the day of our wedding, they made us feel so special like we were their family. Anything we needed or our guests needed, they were right there. They are top notch and true professionals! Our guests still talk about the beautiful venue and amazing food! My husband and I are big supporters of eating local and we were happy to serve our guests an all local menu with fresh ingredients. Never in my life have I had wedding food so delicious! They have set the bar so high, they made it hard for us to go to weddings now. Thank you so much for such an amazing day! We are so happy we found you!!! Amy & Mike 08/01/2015
Family-Owned BeautyReviewed on 10/02/2015 Cari K
This venue was very unique in the most wonderful way. SO many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to -- and that was partly because of Meadow Ridge's natural beauty and the hard work of the staff. Because it is family-owned, it was a pleasure to work with them and it really do whatever was needed to make felt like Meadow Ridge wanted toyour wedding day great. Laura was simply fantastic and basically did the job of a Day-Of Coordinator without the official title. I love that the food is local and cooked on-site. I love all the beautiful nature we were surrounded by. I love the kindness of Meadow Ridge staff. My only qualm had to do with the price. Our budget ended up going way over what we thought it would be, once you factored in the cost of food, bartenders, linens, tip, etc (and we went with the least expensive choices in everything). Of course, that can happen with any venue. Overall, Meadow Ridge is a perfect choice for the rustic/elegant couple who want to work with a venue that will treat you like family.
Perfect Wedding, Could not be better!Reviewed on 9/30/2015 Madeline K
Meadow Ridge farm made my wedding absolutely perfect! I worked with Seneca for my event; I had 190 people at my wedding. Before the day of, communication was easy, prompt, and no question seemed too silly. Seneca was great to work with on all the little changes I had. The food is PHENOMENAL- everyone needs to try the chicken with raspberry glaze. I got so many compliments on the food. I was able to drop off all the decoration a couple days before and when I arrived the venue was set up perfectly. I was so excited I started tearing up (and Seneca almost did too seeing how happy I was!). The ceremony space was beautiful (Oak pavilion), and the staff provided lots of moral support as I waited to go down the aisle. It really felt like they were just as excited as I was and part of the celebration. Day of, the staff was so attentive. Seneca met me as I got off the bus with water right away. They brought our appetizers and drinks (mini pulled pork sandwiches and the cheese/cracker display) for me and the groom/bridal party/family as we were taking pictures. They always made sure me/the groom/my family had food/drinks/etc. People kept trying to get to our cupcake and candy display early and they did a great job of keeping people away until it was time (politely of course!)They helped me stay on schedule the whole night (I was too busy having fun!!) Overall, I cannot recommend this place enough. Everything was absolutely perfect!!! I cannot thank them enough.
If you are looking for a venue that will help make all of your wedding dreams come true and then some Meadow Ridge Events is that place! I can't thank Seneca and her wonderful staff enough on how perfect they helped make our day. We had quite a unique situation with being an out of town couple and the staff at Meadow Ridge was beyond gracious, kind and helpful. The fact that it is a family owned and run business makes you feel that you and all of your guests are part of their family for the night. The set up and tear down just happens to be an added bonus. We added a late night food option to showcase our adopted home town and they made sure to have all of the proper ingredients. The food was delicious and you actually wanted to have seconds, which never happens at a wedding. The atmosphere is fairy tale worthy, just wait until you see your pictures! The compliment that we kept hearing and are still hearing now was that "this was the best wedding" and while I thought the same thing the staff and setting of Meadow Ridge make it impossible for people to not say that. Seneca, Matt and the rest of the Meadow Ridge staff thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for making our vision come to life. We have already decided that on our 10 year anniversary we will renew our vows there, so we will see you in 2025! Love, Erin & Lee
AMAZING VENUE and property! The staff treated us like family and our special day couldn't have gone better! We love MRE!
Absolute PerfectionReviewed on 8/19/2015 Brooke T
Meadow Ridge Events is not only the most beautiful venue but their service is top notch. We didn't have to worry about a thing other than enjoying the best day of our lives! We got married there on 7/31/15 and I've been reliving that day over and over. Everything was so perfect. I've already asked my husband if we could get remarried every year just so we can go back to Meadow Ridge to celebrate. During the wedding planning, I think we met Seneca on-site at least four different times. I really did have a different reason to go there each time but now that I think about it, I can finally admit, I think I just wanted to go hang out and relax on their beautiful property. Our guests absolutely loved the venue and the service too.... we've had so many compliments. The food, service, and scenery is absolutely perfect! The fact that they set up and clean up your decorations for you is such a huge help too. I was going through photos about a week before our wedding and I found a picture of myself along with friends riding on a hay wagon through the Meadow Ridge property. I had forgotten, we had one of my birthday parties there in the late 1980's. It's so cool to see a family business still going strong throughout so many years and offering exceptional services. You can tell they take great pride and joy in what they do. The Meadow Ridge family and staff will always have a special place in our hearts. You can't ask for anyone better to have around while planning your wedding. Seneca, her family, and staff are truly the best! Thank you so much for everything you do. We are forever grateful!! Much Love, Brooke & Kurtis
My wedding on 8/8/15 was amazing!! The staff was wonderful! And everything was perfect!! -Chelsea Whitcomb
This will be very short and sweet.....PERFECTION!!!! My daughter and now son-in-law exchanged vows and had their reception here on a Friday night 07/31/2015.From the moment they decided on this venue the owners were wonderful walking them through their planning and making it easy for them to make it their own with their own ideas on how they wanted things. The owners and staff placed all the decorations up, made and served wonderful food. Their recommendations on DJ, Photographer, and Videographer made everything easy and all very professional. It was a perfect night for a perfect couple at a perfect venue.....cannot thank them enough for making it such an amazing evening....We have a couple of ministers in the family and they said it was the most beautiful place they had ever been for a wedding...nothing but compliments from all that attended....highly recommend!!