Top 10 Local Wedding Venues

Are you a bride in the Hardin County or surrounding counties area? If you’re from the Hardin County area you may feel that we lack wedding venues nearby. I am here to tell you that that is not at all the case. As wedding photographers we have the privilege to photograph wedding venues all over the state of Ohio (and other states as well). We especially love our local venues and love making sure that they are known about by brides all over Ohio. We have compiled a list of our Top 10 Local Wedding Venues!

  1. The Hardin County Armory – Kenton, Ohio  (Photo 1)

The Hardin County Armory is the oldest and most unique Armory in Ohio. It’s architecture represents the Late Victorian, Richardsonian Romanesque Style. Construction began in 1893 and concluded in 1895. 

You will be drawn in to the industrial rustic feel, this century old building has to offer. With a timeless elegance, it will create a wonderful backdrop for your wedding style whether it be traditional, glamorous, romantic or vintage. Exposed beams and brick walls, romantic lighting, and a neutral palate design is the setting for the grand ballroom which holds up to 350 dining guests with additional seating available on the overlooking balcony. Welcoming and newly remodeled bride and groom rooms, custom bar area and caterers kitchen are just a few of the conveniences we offer. 

This historical and picturesque venue is located at 128 North Main Street in Kenton, Ohio and is within short walking distance to unique photogenic opportunities. 

Please contact Site Manager, Cheryl Sorgen by calling or texting (567)674-5618 or email for more information or to schedule a tour.

2. Little Creek Barn – Forest, Ohio (Photo 2)

Little Creek Barn is a brand new, premier Northwest Ohio wedding venue. LCB offers an affordable price and is centrally-located between Toledo, Columbus, and Cincinnati. We’re sure you will love our naturally stunning design with the bride in mind. We offer a large two-story venue. The first floor provides a beautiful, wide open ceiling with gorgeour beams, white wood walls, and brick wall accents give the ceremony a beautiful, elegant feel. The bride enters through two large wooden doors enclosed by stunning windows. The lower level offers plenty of space for everyone on your guest list. The dedicated reception space includes a kitchenette, bar area, stylish bathrooms, and the something borrowed room. The reception space has the same gorgeous wood and brick accents, along with a whole wall of windows and glass doors overlooking the most scenic backdrop of hills, trees, water, and miles of nothing. No details was overlooked when creating our space for our couples. Bride and groom are both blessed with spacious suites for getting ready in. With dedicated indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces there’s no last minute scrambling in case of rain. Rolling hills, a little creek, scattered trees, and one-of-a-kind sunsets creates a stunning backdrop for Instagram-worthy photos. Most importantly, we have the heart for serving our couples because we believe your wedding day should be all about you! BONUS POINTS IF IT’S A VENUE YOUR FRIENDS HAVEN’T BEEN MARRIED AT YET

3. Scarlett Oaks Estate – Findlay, Ohio (Photo 3)

Scarlet Oaks Estate is Findlay’s premier wedding & events venue situated on 13 beautifully landscaped acres. In addition to our rolling acres, we also offer a historical barn, an on-site charming manor, a quaint cottage, and a fenced-in pasture that provides a private & picturesque setting for any type of wedding day. Our ample amount of green space also accommodates larger gatherings. Scarlet Oaks can not only host weddings up to 300 guests, but we allow guests to rent our Manor and/or Cottage for parties and events, as well. We are a wedding venue that will host your special day, and all the special moments leading up to it. Bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinner, the possibilities at our venue are endless. This family-owned and operated business is run with love, care, and loyalty to our Scarlet Oaks families. From bookings, to groundskeeping, to set-up on event days, we do our best to help you create your happily-ever-after moments! You truly can’t go wrong #StartingAtScarlet!”

4. Crimson Lane – Ada, Ohio (Photo 4)

Crimson Lane is owned and operated by the Willeke family in Ada, OH. The working farm is 130 acres and the potential of the property is limitless with breathtaking views of the calm lake as well as the seclusion from the abundant woods. The long, tree lined driveway brings you to a gorgeous opening where the views are like no other. A 150 year old oak tree provides a picturesque backdrop. Ohio sunsets on this farm are beautiful and the portraits are endless. The white, modern venue is a clean slate for any couples vision. For more information about Crimson Lane, please visit or call 419-604-1740

Photo By: Jenna Greenawalt Photography

5. The Barn at Walnut Creek – Findlay, Ohio (Photo 5)

We built The Barn At Walnut Creek just over three years ago. Our first wedding was held in May 2018. We can accommodate 250 people at the barn. We now have an outdoor space for weddings. It’s a Pavilion that can also accommodate 250 people. We have weddings, receptions, birthday parties, work parties, anniversary parties, business meetings, and graduation parties at The Barn.

The Barn is rustic with a touch of glam. We are booking now for 2023. We have a limited number of dates available for 2022. If you want additional information they can call or text me at 419-348-3593.

6. The Brickyard – Marion, Ohio (Photo 6)

The Brickyard, located on South Main Street, in the heart of downtown Marion, is a 6,600 square foot modern, industrial event space. Able to accommodate up to 250, The Brickyard specializes in personalized, jaw-dropping events.

Built in the mid-1800’s this building has housed businesses such as The Bender Liquor Co, The Marion Baking Company, and Kroger, just to name a few. Now, after years of sitting empty, the space has been transformed into The Brickyard, Marion’s premiere wedding venue. Original exposed stone & brick, industrial metal, a jaw dropping outdoor courtyard, and beautiful natural light make this space unlike anything you’ve ever seen in central Ohio.

For more info, pricing, or just to chat with someone awesome – shoot Casey an email at

7. Wren Farm – Mechanicsburg , Ohio (Photo 7)

Wren Farm is located in Mechanicsburg, Ohio and is a one-of-a-kind rustic wedding venue surrounded by over 10 acres of rolling farmland and green fields. Featuring a historic wooden barn, Wren Farm is the perfect outdoorsy space for your special day. The best of both worlds, Wren Farm is a large and peaceful venue that’s only a mile away from the center of town. You will feel isolated from the public while still having the conveniency of getting into the bigger cities like downtown Columbus and Dayton. Wren Farm also has some of the most breathtaking photo backdrops. Whether you want to get a portrait in front of the sunset by the unique rolling hills or stand by the beautiful architecture of the barn, everywhere you look or stand will be alluring.

Contact information;

Email; and phone number 937-206-1284

8. Pin High Farm – Bellefontaine, Ohio (Photo 8)

Quiet and secluded on 157 acres, Pin High Farms offers the wedding location of your dreams!  The glass enclosed reception area allows for panoramic views of rolling fields, wildflowers and landscaped garden and fountain.  Whether you are planning a rustic ceremony amongst the trees or a romantic ritual atop the flower lined stone path, Pin High Farm is the perfect choice for your joyous day!

Contact information:

Pin High Farm

3482 County Road 10

Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311


9. French Hen Farm – Marysville, Ohio (Photo 9)

You have waited your whole life for this day… that’s why we give you the weekend!

French Hen Farm is a beautiful red barn nestled in the countryside of an 1800’s historic farm.

Located just moments from Columbus in the middle of Union County on 100 acres of gorgeous farmland, you and your guests will be captivated with the spacious fields, willow tree, flower gardens and the serenity of the pond with the lit fountain. 

We offer a huge collection of beautiful decor options – from arbors, centerpieces, signs, photo booth… Our goal is for you to have an elegant, beautiful, stress free wedding!

We offer both indoor and outdoor options and are known for our exquisite collection of authentic, vintage chandeliers meticulously collected over years to create the perfect atmosphere. 

There is plenty of space for all your guests to enjoy dinner, dancing and a night to remember.

French Hen Farm is the perfect place to say “I do!”

10. The McFadden Barn – Mt Victory, Ohio (Photo 10)

If you are looking for a quite rural setting for your wedding The McFadden Barn is for you. The venue holds up to 200 people. Weddings can take place outside or inside.  Please feel free to add whatever you want since you have been here before.  Contact via text or phone call at 937-707-8657 or 937-707-8656.

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