We LOVE being Cleveland wedding photographers and over the years, we’ve gotten to photograph some really amazing outdoor ceremonies. Cleveland, mostly in the summer and fall, can make such an amazing backdrop for your wedding day. Because of that, we’ve put together our list of the absolute best Cleveland locations for outdoor wedding ceremonies… check it out!
CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN
It’s not hard to figure out why the Cleveland Botanical Garden is one of my favorite wedding locations in all of Cleveland. With its beautiful lush grounds and the variety of picturesque gardens and fountains, it really just makes such a perfect wedding location without being too over the top. My favorite thing about weddings at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is that friends and family can explore the grounds and soak up everything the gardens have to offer while the bride and groom are off taking pictures!
ERNST & YOUNG ROOFTOP (EY PENTHOUSE)
The EY Penthouse is one of the most jaw-dropping ceremony locations in Cleveland, hands down. It sits 20 stories up on top of the Ernst & Young building and it’s got a killer view of the water that will leave your guests in awe. If the open sky wasn’t already breathtaking enough, the gorgeous architecture and windows will be sure to seal the deal. My favorite thing about the Ernst & Young Rooftop is that when the bride walks down the aisle, the glass reflects the view behind her. I think it’s the best background a bride could ask for!
CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO
When it comes to unique outdoor wedding ceremonies in Cleveland, the Metroparks Zoo may just take the prize. Not only are there so many great hidden photo locations all throughout the zoo, but you’ve also got animals, plants, a carousel, and an aquarium! There’s SO much variety! And the zoo staff will drive you around the best spots for pictures so no spot is out of reach. My favorite thing about weddings at the Zoo is that you get to have live animals wow your guests during cocktail hour – how cool is that?