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Hundreds of lovely cottages, rustic cabins, cozy inns, bed and breakfasts and other truly unique sites dot the Hocking Hills countryside. Each brings its own special warmth to your smaller ceremony, while a host of area Hocking Hills wedding chapels, sophisticated restaurants and hotels and lodging can accommodate larger groups of friends and family sharing your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or reception..
We even have incredible events and locations for unforgettable bridal showers and bachelor or bachelorette parties. Imagine a special girls-only cabin and massage weekend, a rock climbing expedition or a golf outing for the men in your wedding party.
More than a dozen lovely churches of all denominations are found in the Hocking Hills. Here is a list of many of them - area churches. Please check with clergy to make your arrangements.
Hocking Hills Wedding Chapels
The following Hocking Hills locations have added wedding chapels and reception areas, each in a lovely wooded, natural setting. Most offer overnight lodging on-site for the ultimate Hocking Hills weddings.
Inns and Cabins with reception areas and food service
The complete package: the scenery and serenity of the Hocking Hills meets the convenience of the on-site reception areas, catering, wedding experts and lodging.
Charming Restaurants and reception halls
Coupled with picturesque locations, these sites make having a ceremony right at your reception location a convenient and memorable way to enjoy your Hocking Hills wedding celebration.
Hocking Hills State Park and other outdoor locations
Ash Cave is most popular, with a handicap accessible path and room for a large group to congregate. Weddings may take place at other park locations, such as Old Man’s Cave and Lake Logan as well, however, you must get a permit from the Hocking Hills State Park staff by calling 740-385-6841. There is a small fee for the permit.
Insiders recommend reserving the shelter house at your park location for preparations and choosing a back-up ceremony location such as a cabin, inn or bed and breakfast in case of inclement weather.
Be prepared to share your special day (and the trails and scenery) with park visitors. Many couples also embrace the goodwill gesture of making a donation to Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park, a non-profit group of volunteers who assist the park with fundraising, improvements and special projects It’s a wonderful way to honor your wedding day and leave a lasting legacy for your special location.
By the Water
Many Hocking Hills area lodging rentals have lakes and ponds at their locations, and a search for those can be done on our custom lodging search. After reviewing ones that might be appropriate for your wedding ceremony, check with the lodging facility about your plans.
Lake Logan is part of the Hocking Hills State Park and a permit must be obtained (see above) to hold a wedding ceremony there.
On the Water
If you're feeling adventurous, consider renting a canoe or two-person kayak and take your vows on the Hocking River. You can also rent a pontoon boat and take to Lake Logan for a sunset ceremony.
In the Garden
Hocking Hills and Logan, Ohio are known for bed and breakfasts and community parks with award-winning gardens, flowerbeds and landscaping. The Bowen House, Logan’s center for the arts, offers lovely grounds and a historic home available to rent.
On Main Street in Logan, Ohio, quaint Worthington Park and its large gazebo makes a picture-perfect wedding spot. With its location in the heart of town, wonderful reception sites and restaurants are just a few doors down for a convenient and memorable reception. Make arrangements for Worthington Park by calling Logan City Services at 740-385-4060.
At the Ranch
Gather the Cowboys and girls – real working cattle and country ranches, horse stables and other locations set the scene for your memorable celebration.
In a Tipi
Native American history and spirit is alive in the Hocking Hills. An authentic, traditional Sioux Tipi makes a great location for unique wedding ceremonies and family gatherings. Comfortably decorated inside with a connection to the outdoors, you can celebrate the earth and your new beginning in a way that’s meaningful to you.
Party with Pets
When planning a Hocking Hills wedding and reception, there’s no reason to leave the couple’s best friend at home. Many lodging cabins, cottages and bed and breakfasts are pet friendly, and a list of those can be found in our custom lodging search.