There are many beautiful historical wedding venues in Cincinnati, OH. If you are looking for a unique and charming twist to your wedding day, here are a few of our favorite places to make that happen! Choosing one of these venues will instantly provide a classic touch, effortless romance and timeless joy to your special day!
Located in Indian Hill, Ohio, the Peterloon Estate was created in 1928 by John J Emery. This historic, Georgian-style home offers many beautiful opportunities for photos on your special day. It’s outdoor beauty and antique pieces make this venue equally unique and stunning.
The outdoor space is very well-maintained and features winding pathways, fountains, benches, flowers and greenery, therefore becoming a beautiful backdrop at any time of day, especially sunset! The natural foliage of the estate easily becomes the setting for intimate photos, or for capturing your bridal party.
Inside, you will find beautiful flooring and intricately designed pieces – perfect places to put your cake or wedding favors for guests. The main area is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, providing beautiful natural light. The spiral staircase is a perfect spot for family, bridal party, or even individual bride and groom photos.
The estate offers plenty of room to prepare for your big day, including a bridal suite that will make any bride feel like an 18th century queen. The architecture and furniture are absolutely gorgeous backgrounds as you and your bridesmaids get ready.
The photo opportunities are endless at the Peterloon Estate, both indoor and outdoor. If you’re looking for an antique and spacious venue, this is it!
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Located in the heart of Indian Hill, Ohio, you will find another beautiful historic estate known as The Greenacres Art Center. The 600 acres once belonged to the Fleischmann Family of Cincinnati and is now a top venue for couples for their wedding day.
Greenacres offers three different venues for weddings.
-The House can accommodate up to 180 guests and is a fully restored English Norman style manor.
-The Gardens and Terrace can host up to 300 guests and feature beautiful gardens and flower beds, all grown within their own greenhouse and changed seasonally.
-The Grand Tent is the largest option, holding up to 400 guests, withstanding “severe weather” and has air conditioning.
Due to its beautifully maintained grounds, the estate comes with many opportunities for beautiful photos. Fountains, natural greenery, and gardens surround your guests as they walk through the property. Wrought-iron fences, grand architecture, and scenic views make breathtaking backdrops to any couple or bridal party photo.
You won’t want to leave this stunning and historically charming property!
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This Tudor style home was once owned by Powel Crosley Jr. – inventor, innovator, and former owner of the Cincinnati Reds. While building the mansion, Crosley imagined historic architecture and wanted the home to look hundreds of years old before even living in it. This gave him the opportunity to pay grave attention to ornate woodworking and molding throughout the house.
Because of such focus on those details, the photo opportunities are endless. Every hallway and room provide intricate and unique backdrops for your pictures. Located on 18 acres, there are also many outdoor options for photos.
The Garden Pavilion accommodates up to 500 standing and 325 seated guests. The beautiful tented area comes complete with hardwood floors, chandeliers and drapery.
The Mansion can accommodate up to 150 standing and 100 seated guests. There are plenty of rooms and spaces for ceremonies, receptions, and cocktail hours!
Lastly, the Pinecroft Estate also offers the Gardens and Orchards for ceremonies. This beautiful outdoor space is simply stunning and your guests will love the greenery!
The Pinecroft Estate has a “Great Gatsby-esque” atmosphere and offers charm, elegance, and luxury for every couple!
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4. FRENCH HOUSE | Historical Wedding Venue in Cincinnati, OH
Located on 275 acres, the stunning and charming French House is nestled in rolling meadows, giving you and your guests a beautiful backdrop for photos. The brick estate comes with many rooms, outdoor terraces, bridal suites, lawns, gardens, and a gazebo.
The natural foliage and greenery of the property give photos a natural pop of color and fill the ceremony with wonderful nature. Ceremonies can be held indoor, outdoor, or a combination of both, and a “grand white tent” is also an option.
The grand staircase and beautiful fireplace are waiting inside, amidst the timeless and traditional charm of the architecture. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, and luxurious.
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5. GLENDALE LYCEUM | Historical Wedding Venue in Cincinnati, OH
The Glendale Lyceum is a national historic landmark and can accommodate up to 275 guests. This charming venue is flowing with elegance around every corner. Located in the heart of the historic Glendale, guests will love the updated amenities while also enjoying a stately charm.
The ballroom is a beautiful location for your reception, and also offers natural light opportunities with its floor to ceiling windows. Just down the hall is the sun room, which is also pouring with natural light.
For outdoor ceremonies, The Lyceum Wedding Meadow is a beautiful greenspace that holds the Wedding Tree – a perfect backdrop for your photos, and “one of the most photogenic” areas on the property.
In close proximity to the Lyceum is Glenwood Gardens, Sharon Woods Park, and the Oak Hill Cemetery, which all provide many photo opportunities for bridal parties and couples alike.
Overall, The Glendale Lyceum is a perfect place for couples searching for elegance and history, while also providing updated amenities for their guests.
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6. MONASTERY EVENT CENTER | Historical Wedding Venue in Cincinnati, OH
This National Historic structure, located in the heart of Mt. Adams, has a unique story behind each wall. The history is rich and beautiful and can be seen in just about every corner of the space. The former church and chapel designs peek through the newly-renovated walls and windows, showing off their enormous ceiling medallions, grand arches, and exposed brick.
“The Romantic Ruins” perfectly and wonderfully combine old and new treasures, making this venue full of charm and romance. There are many photo opportunities throughout the space, including chandeliers, open spaces, and mosaic tiles. The outdoor space offers beautiful garden beds, fountains and courtyards. Candles and lighting are present just about everywhere, giving you beautiful photos at any time of day!
If you want a unique and stunning wedding venue, look no further!
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