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11 of Lima, Ohio’s Most Stunning Wedding Venues

After the discovery of oil in Lima in 1885, the city was nicknamed the “Oil Boom of Northwest Ohio.” Founded in 1831, Lima city is the county seat in Allen County, Ohio. With almost 10 million residents, there are plenty of engaged couples looking for Lima wedding venues.

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This historical oil boom town, was named after the capital of Peru, but it adopted the local vernacular “Lye-mah” instead of the Spanish pronunciation “Lee-mah.” With a rich history, Lima is home to the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center, which is also one of the best Lima wedding venues that you’ll want to check out below.

From universities to veteran facilities, farms to hotels, and beautiful gardens to old barns, Lima has many unique wedding venues to choose from. So, whether you’re looking for venues with rich history or venues with great outdoors, we’ve got you covered!

That being said, picking the right wedding venue can be a difficult task, that’s why we have done the research for you and picked out the best, but also unique wedding venues in Lima, Ohio. Read on to view our selection of the best Lima, Ohio wedding venues that you will love!


The Top 11 Lima Wedding Venues 

  1. Black Bird Farm Ohio
  2. 19 Hawthorne
  3. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lima
  4. Howard Johnson Lima
  5. Knights of Columbus
  6. Old Barn Out Back
  7. SoSerene
  8. Springbrook Gardens
  9. UNOH Event Center
  10. Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
  11. Whitetail Acres Wedding & Event Venue


Black Bird Farm Ohio

20875 Road 14 Columbus Grove, Ohio  
Phone: (419) 204-4181
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Although this venue is not exactly in Lima city, we couldn’t keep this beautiful, 150-acre farm off our list. Just a 20-minute drive from Lima, Ohio, this barn-style wedding venue is surrounded by endless waving cornfields.

This fully customizable venue offers plenty of indoor/outdoor spaces for receptions and ceremonies, including a 4,500 square foot barn that can fit up to 200 guests. If you’re going to have an outdoor wedding, their gorgeous pasture has enough space to set up a large tent for parties over 200 people. 

The staff at Black Bird Farm can also provide you with a bridal suite and a groom’s den at the newly renovated farmhouse. They offer a variety of packages that include the use of old vintage props (buffets, side tables, etc.) for the perfect rustic vintage wedding. Prices are dependent on the package you choose and your wedding date.  


19 Hawthorne

1000 Fetter Rd, Lima, OH 45801
Phone: (419) 302-4517
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19 Hawthorne is a 240-acre country estate and wedding venue with stunning views and multiple ceremony sites. Choose between their spacious amphitheater and their rustic covered bridge.  This brand new venue overlooks a 200-foot cascading waterfall that pours into a huge lake and makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. 

With a 31’ cathedral ceiling, this modern rustic venue has enough space for over 500 guests! Their basic package comes with exclusive access to their 10,000 sq. ft. climate-controlled event space, a spacious kitchen, a fully-furnished bridal suite and groom suite with coffee bar, an outdoor veranda, black folding chairs, round and rectangular tables, white table linens, bartenders, and much more!

Prices depend on on-peak and off-peak seasons. 


Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lima

803 S Leonard Ave, Lima, OH 45804
Phone: 419-879-4000
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This Inn is located near historic attractions such as the Allen County Museum and the MacDonnell House, an 1890s Victorian mansion. If you book this venue, you can expect a 2,100 square foot event space for your wedding. 

Their grand ballroom, which was renovated in 2017, can accommodate up to 150 guests. The venue’s amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, a full bar/lounge, an indoor pool, on-catering services, and other cool features. Contact them for more details!


Howard Johnson Lima

1920 Roschman Ave, Lima, OH 45804
Phone: 419-222-0004 
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The Howard Johnson Hotel Banquet and Conference Center provides a beautiful grand ballroom and onsite event planners to make your wedding planning experience as stress-free as possible. Their luxurious ballroom can easily be decorated to match your wedding theme. Plus, on the day of your wedding, they will help you set up and clean up before and after your wedding. 

This elegant venue can seat up to 350 guests and comes with many cool amenities! Those services include onsite catering, bartending, event rentals, and more! Even better, they are a pet-friendly hotel, which means that you can bring your furry friends to your wedding!


Knights of Columbus

810 S Cable Rd, Lima, OH 45805
Phone: (419) 223-0761
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The Knights of Columbus Banquet Facility specializes in hosting various events, including weddings and rehearsal dinners. Voted the #1 facility for hosting wedding receptions, their well-trained staff takes care of all your wedding needs to ensure your wedding runs smoothly.

Their full-service facility comes with onsite banquet staff, bar service, kitchen personnel, and event rooms that can accommodate 20 to 450 guests. Their “Rich Room,” which is perfect for wedding rehearsal dinners, can seat up to 55 guests. Plus, they offer chairs, tables, linens, set up and tear down services, and several dinner menus to choose from.

If you decide to book this venue to host both your wedding reception and rehearsal dinner, they’ll waive the room rental fees for the rehearsal. 


Old Barn Out Back

3175 W Elm St, Lima, OH 45805
Phone: (419) 991-3075
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This Old Barn Restaurant & Grill has an interesting history. Originally built in the mid-1860s, the old barn caught on fire after lightning struck the power pole behind the restaurant in 1984. The new barn along with its new stone fireplace was built around the old chimney, which was the only thing that remained standing after the fire. 

This barn-style venue offers four major areas: a bakery, a 450 seat banquet space, a kitchen capable of preparing 1,000 meals, and a 10,000 sq. ft. restaurant that can seat up to 350 guests. Their neutral-themed banquet rooms include large chandelier lighting, dimmable lighting control, and simple table, chairs, and linens.

You can also host your wedding ceremony on their patio or lawn if you opt for an outdoor wedding.  



16268 Boundry Rd, Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Phone: 419-236-4937
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This beautiful, private wedding venue with Greek-inspired architecture is a 20-minute distance from Lima, Ohio. SoSerene is an indoor/outdoor venue that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Its location and scenic surroundings make the perfect backdrop for your stunning wedding photos. 

This unique wedding venue can host both ceremonies and receptions in their stunning Venetian room with gorgeous features like marble pillars and marble mosaics on the walls and floors. Or host your wedding outside on their charming landscaped areas, including brick patios and walkways. Even better, host your ceremony on their white wooden dock on a placid lake surrounded by nature. 


Springbrook Gardens

4240 N West St, Lima, OH 45801
Phone: (419) 221-1319
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Located in Lima, Ohio, Springbrook Gardens offers both indoor and outdoor spaces to perform your wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, and many more events. This country wedding venue includes a huge wooden dance floor and stage, rustic wooden beams, and sound/video equipment.

The flexibility of this venue allows couples to decorate it with their preferred wedding theme and style. Plus, their immaculate landscaping makes for a beautiful garden ceremony. 

The staff at Springbrook Gardens are committed to providing high-quality service as well as a safe and clean space for you and your guests. Their event planner provides vendor recommendations and welcomes outside vendors of your choice to allow you to stay within your budget. This venue can accommodate up to 240 guests. Contact their planners to see what other services they offer!


UNOH Event Center

1450 N Cable Rd, Lima, OH 45805
Phone: (419) 998-8807
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This 25,000 square foot event center is located at the University of Northwestern Ohio. The multipurpose venue offers four unique areas that each provide their own special features. Plus, full-service catering is available!

The Event Lobby Center is a 2,172 square foot space that provides a comfortable bar and lounge area, which is ideal for wedding receptions. The 9,268 square foot Presidential Hall is fully equipped with a large stage, full sound and light technology, wood and carpet floors, and a load-in door.

This hall is ideal for large wedding receptions as their seating capacity with round tables is 650 and 850 with rectangular tables. Visit their website to check out their other event rooms with special features!


Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

7 Town Square, Lima, OH 45801
Phone: (419) 224-5222
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The Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima, Ohio is the main place for public gatherings in West Central Ohio. Apart from being the primary hub for the community’s cultural life, this center is ideal for large wedding receptions.

The VMCCC offers many event spaces for couples to choose from, including a 14,500 sq. ft. exhibit hall, 10 meeting rooms, a performing arts theater/ auditorium, and a banquet facility. 

Each of their wedding packages includes an 8-hour block of time, set up and tear down, bartenders, security, table, chairs, linens, china, and more! The venue’s capacity depends on the room that you choose for your wedding. The Exhibit Hall may be the best option for a wedding reception, as it can accommodate 200 to 1000 guests! Visit their website to check out their other halls too!


Whitetail Acres Wedding & Event Venue

2276 W Breese Rd, Lima, OH 45806
Phone: 567-356-7923
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Whitetail Acres is an exclusive indoor/outdoor venue that can host both wedding ceremonies and receptions. This family-owned/family-operated venue provides a rustic backdrop and scenic views for your wedding. Couples can make use of this barn-style venue from 8 am to 11:30 pm.

They offer a wide range of services for your big day, including decor, event planning, bartending, a bridal suite, get-ready rooms, an on-site decorator, and a wedding coordinator if desired. This lovely country venue can accommodate up to 450 guests!


Final Thoughts

Make sure to contact these venues to find the most convenient one for your big day. From rustic restaurants with a rich history to private scenic properties surrounded by nature, Lima, Ohio has plenty of unique venues to create the wedding of your dreams.  

Check out some of our gorgeous wedding venue decor ideas like Paris themed wedding ideas or tips for setting up a grazing table of snacks!

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