308 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH
The 1898 is a historic Chateauesque-style wedding venue situated in Van Wert, OH, ideal for a sophisticated, intimate soiree. A love letter to French Renaissance architecture, this 19th-century mansion offers the height of Gilded Age elegance. Enveloped in spectacular antique detailing, you can host a timeless union with massive fairytale appeal. Beautifully restored, The 1898 comes into its own as a versatile wedding space for those who appreciate classic design. Throughout the venue is a trove of rare and invaluable detailing, including hand-carved wooden mantles, ornate plaster moldings, and imported wool carpet from Ireland. Every inch of this property has been carefully considered and enhanced for milestone celebrations. You could make your big debut on the grand staircase, radiant against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling oak paneling, before tying the knot in the manicured wedding garden. Regale your guests beneath crystal chandeliers as they soak in the hand-painted sky on the dining room ceiling. In the evening, you can make your debut as newlyweds in the dance plaza while the band plays from the elevated stage. From the five formal entertainment rooms to the spacious covered front porch and large lawn, there is ample space for between 65 indoor guests and 250 outside. What's more, the venue also features a dedicated Glam Room for hair and makeup prep alongside two generous bedroom-come-dressing rooms. The 1898 is open for any manner of wedding event, including engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and anniversary parties. Alongside the fabulous interiors, you are free to arrange a marquee or any tent installation should grey clouds loom.