Located just 30 minutes east of the state’s capital, Columbus, Ohio, and less than 3 hours from major cities including Toledo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati, the Buckeye Lake region is the perfect place to tie the knot in intimate, cozy settings for your destination wedding.  Check out these 6 wedding venues to say, “I do,” around the lake!

Barn at the Backwoods | 8572 High Point Road, Thornville
Home of the popular Thornville Backwoods Fest, the Barn at the Backwoods is an event venue situated just 10 minutes south of Buckeye Lake with a myriad of outdoor and indoor settings for your ceremony.

Offering professional staff with a cozy atmosphere, a fully licensed food and alcohol facility, and over 10,000 square feet of floor space, The Barn at the Backwoods has everything for your important day. With catering options, an in-house DJ, minister services, and cake and bakery services, this rustic venue is the perfect venue to walk down the aisle!

Learn more about planning your wedding day at the Barn at the Backwoods.

Barn on the Hill | 11397 Somerset Road, Thornville
The Barn on the Hill is a versatile venue to make your wedding celebration an event to remember, located just 15 minutes east of the lake! Operating from April to November, this venue is the perfect location for wedding parties of up to 150 guests. Host your wedding day in a beautiful, natural setting on this 35-acre property with views of green valleys, a charming pond, and more.

Learn more about booking your day at the Barn on the Hill.

Buckeye Lake Winery | 13750 Rosewood Drive, Thornville
Situated on the southern banks of Buckeye Lake, say, “I do!” with a lakeside view! The Buckeye Lake Winery has everything you need to make your wedding day special, including banquet facilities that can accommodate groups of 12 to 250 people, with full beverage and catering services available. Enjoy a beautiful ceremony space with a wedding pavilion, wine garden, and more!

Book a beautiful waterside wedding at the lake and check out the Buckeye Lake Winery’s helpful wedding brochure.

Celebrations Banquet Hall | 2240 Refugee Street, Millersport
Celebrations Banquet Hall is based right in the heart of Millersport! Plan your perfect day in this rustic barn, large enough to accommodate all of your closest loved ones. Enjoy the indoor banquet hall, both an indoor and outdoor ceremony/celebration space, and a hidden bridal suite. Plus, you can book an Airbnb offered by the venue for you and your newly wedded spouse.

View pricing, packages, and more at MillersportCelebrations.com

Once Upon a Time Event & Equine Center | 11965 Zartman Road, Thornville
Located in Thornville, Ohio, this locally owned venue is perfect for all your event needs.  Plan weddings, receptions, birthdays, and more at this unique and rural equine farm with beautiful views of the pond and surrounding woods, only a few minutes south of Buckeye Lake.

Vinberige Vineyards | 5400 OH-204, Thornville
Located in the rolling Appalachian hills of Perry County, Vinberige Vineyards offers beautiful views and wine!  Celebrate your special day with the picturesque vineyard and rustic event barn.

Where to Stay for the Big Day
The Buckeye Lake region offers a myriad of lodging options including unique, lakeside short-term rentals to traditional hotels just minutes away. Find the perfect place for you and your party on our Where to Stay page and start planning your special day at Buckeye Lake!