May 1, 2020

Marina & Kaytee of Roots Floral Design discuss their favorite Ohio wedding venues

I’m so excited to do a post along with one of my all time favorite fellow vendors, Kaytee, owner of Roots Floral Design! We met at a styled shoot in Indiana where I immediately fell in love with her romantic florals. Brides to be, you have to check her out! Today we’re both sharing some of our favorite ohio wedding venues! You might not expect the Midwest to have as many great options as it does. Hopefully this list helps you discover some gems you may not have thought about for your wedding!

Ariel Pearl Center 

This venue is quickly becoming a Cleveland go to. Located inside a 1923 bank building, it’s the perfect neutral backdrop for a glamorous, modern, elegant, vintage (basically anything you can imagine) wedding. Gorgeous ceiling high windows, crystal chandeliers and cream marble everywhere you look. I just love the character of this building & all the natural lighting is wonderful for photography. The design gives a big impression but the size is perfect for a more intimate wedding. From my experience I think 150 tops is a great number here!

Jorgensen farms oak grove

Kaytee says, “If you’re looking for a barn wedding venue with a modern vibe, Jorgensen Farms is the perfect place! With glass windows on all sides of the building, you can really bring the outdoors in. Jorgensen Farms also has a beautiful property where you can hold an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. This wedding venue offers multiple indoor and outdoor locations to hold your event. From a floral perspective, we love how many styles and aesthetics look great at this Ohio wedding venue. Since the space has a clean slate, any floral color palette will look great.” I couldn’t agree more, it really is a blank slate that will flatter multiple palettes and styles. With the weather being so unpredictable in Ohio, the greenhouse gives you that outside ceremony feeling with no pressure of worrying about the weather. I also love when venues have outdoor spaces that let guests spread out & enjoy good weather.

Lago Custom Events

This venue is located within the Ernst & Young and Aloft Hotel building in The Flats of Cleveland. There are so many options for the set up here! You can have a tent outside, mingle in the sleek lobby or party it up on the 19th floor penthouse all with gorgeous views of Lake Erie and the city. I think this would be a wonderful option for a couple with a lot of out of town guests. the hotel is right on site and located within walking distance to tons of great restaurants, bars and downtown attractions. Everyone will have plenty of options to fill their down time. You could easily take all your photos on site but all the city views you might want are all just minutes away. Plus their food is really great. Again, it’s a neutral (seeing a theme here? haha) backdrop that would look amazing with any colors. I would love to see what Kaytee would dream up here!

Hines Hill in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This is one of my favorite spots for a small to medium wedding. The wooded property feels very private and gives you that “somewhere else feeling.” The grounds have three buildings, the Hines Hill Conference Center, Stone Cottage, and a rustic barn. According to their website,  this space can host 12-150 guests. CVNP has a special place in my heart since I spent a lot of time hiking it as a kid. There are so many options for a ceremony here, I’ve seen multiple happen under different big lovely trees. Also in front of the cozy stone fireplace inside the conference building. Guests can roam around outside and then dance the night away under twinkle lights in the open air barn. I just love this place.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Ok, so I actually have not shot a wedding that was held at the museum yet, but a girl can dream right? Even so, I’ve been to the museum more times than I can count and shot on the grounds a ton so I feel justified sharing it as one of my favorites! Here’s what Kaytee has to say about it, “The Cleveland Museum of Art is another great wedding venue. Our favorite space to hold your event is the The Ames Family Atrium. We love how it’s covered but still has an outdoor feel! With the venue’s neutral colors, couples can be creative with their floral color palettes! Flowers are a great way to brighten up a space or to bring the outdoors in.” One of my favorite things about the atrium is all the natural light. My perfect idea of a wedding here would be a ceremony outside on the gorgeous marble stairs and reception inside the atrium. Florals are a huge factor in a space like this which can look too stark. Experts like Roots Floral Design know how to soften and enhance a space like this.

We hope you enjoyed this post! Let us know your favorite venues & what kinds of topics you’d like to hear about from wedding vendors in the comments! To see more of Kaytees beautiful work visit her site rootsfloraldesign.com and check out these posts:

wedding inspiration from The Creation Workshop at Mojave East

Laurel Hall, Indianapolis wedding inspiration | Jenny Haas photography workshop

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