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Say “I Do” to the Best Wedding Venues in the Youngstown Area

No matter what season you choose to say “I do,” some of the very best wedding venues are located in the Youngstown, Ohio area. Rich with history and natural scenery, there are plenty of places to walk down the aisle and celebrate your wedding. Plus the Valley is filled with places to see and things to do, so guests can enjoy an entire weekend in northeast Ohio!

Whether you’re looking for a complete event center to host both your wedding ceremony and your reception or you are simply looking for a reception hall, we’ve got you covered. As wedding planning gets underway, keep this list of Youngstown-area wedding venues handy so you can choose the location of your dreams for your big day.

Awe-Inspiring Wedding Venues

Looking to leave your wedding guests speechless? Here are some wow-worthy locations that are guaranteed to make a lasting impression on your special day!

Stambaugh Auditorium

Event at Stambaugh Auditorium.

If you’re looking for a grand and elegant event space, Stambaugh Auditorium may be the spot for you.

Located at 1000 Fifth Ave. in Youngstown, Stambaugh (which is also a beloved concert hall) offers a couple of options for wedding ceremony and reception spaces. The sprawling Tyler Grand Ballroom is nearly 8,800 square feet and can host 550 guests. On the third floor you’ll find Christman Hall, which is perfect for smaller, more intimate receptions and ceremonies. The Formal Garden is also a popular setting for outdoor ceremonies and smaller receptions.

Stambaugh Auditorium was constructed in 1926. Its beautiful stone staircases (both inside and out), regal outdoor spaces and stunning chandeliers create picture-perfect opportunities for timeless photos.

Fellows Riverside Gardens

Exterior of Fellows Riverside Gardens.

For a breathtaking wedding location, consider Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens, the only botanical garden wedding venue in the Valley! Spring, summer and autumn weddings often take place in the Victorian Gazebo or Kidston Pavilion, situated within Fellows’ 12 rolling acres – each surrounded by strategically planned and carefully planted gardens. During peak wedding season, the rose garden and Fellows’ famous overlooks are popular spots for pictures, whether or not your wedding is taking place onsite.

Following an outdoor ceremony, your bridal party and guests can move inside to the Daniel L. Rossi Auditorium, located in D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center. Access to the terrace and Private White Garden provide spectacular views, and the space can accommodate up to 220 people when utilizing the adjoining Radius Room.

In the winter, both your wedding ceremony and reception can be held inside, offering you the opportunity to be surrounded by seasonal wonders thanks to the space’s full-length windows and patio overlooks.

DeYor Performing Arts Center

DeYor Performing Arts Center.

Your wedding and reception can be center stage at DeYor Performing Arts Center, located at 260 W. Federal Street in Downtown Youngstown. Walk down the aisle to meet your special someone and officiant in Edward W. Powers Auditorium to lighting that is customized to your taste.

The elegant DeYor Grand Lobby exudes glamour from the 1930s and seating can be placed on both the main level and mezzanine, accommodating up to 360 guests.

The Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion was added in 2006 and delivers a modern feel with open space and glass windows. Brides often choose to add on the exterior patio space for an intimate ceremony, creating the perfect location to host both your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Unique, Rustic Weddings

Barn weddings and receptions are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason – they’re cozy, they’re intimate and they’re a more casual alternative to formal banquet halls and traditional venues.

My Wish Weddings Barn LLC

A rustic wedding at My Wish Weddings Barn.

My Wish Weddings Barn, located at 14136 Woodworth Road in New Springfield, is a popular location for couples looking to have a rustic-chic event. The barn was built in the 1860s and has 3,000 square feet to entertain guests. Late spring, summer and early fall brides-to-be can also choose this location as their site for an outdoor ceremony.

The Barn & Gazebo

Surrounded by nature at The Barn & Gazebo.

Toward the southwestern part of Mahoning County you’ll find The Barn & Gazebo, located at 15210 W. Pine Lake Road in Salem. This beautiful property is surrounded by thousands of pine trees and includes a ceremony chapel that can accommodate 200 guests. Seating capacity inside the barn is 350, and the space is also air conditioned or heated for weddings and receptions throughout the year.

Special Event Venues That Have Onsite Accommodations

If you want your guests to have the convenience of onsite accommodations, there are several fantastic venues sprinkled around Mahoning County that offer the convenience of a hotel and reception hall all-in-one.

Holiday Inn Boardman

Ballroom at the Holiday Inn.

The Holiday Inn is conveniently situated off of Boardman’s main hub (Route 224) at 7410 South Ave.

The hotel’s event rooms are perfect for rehearsal dinners and cocktail hours, with on-site catering as an option. The Grand Ballroom can be transformed into the perfect space for your wedding reception, holding up to 250 people in its 1,440 square foot space.

DoubleTree by Hilton Youngstown Downtown

Cocktail hour at the DoubleTree.

Go back in time with a reception overlooking the city skyline at the DoubleTree by Hilton Youngstown Downtown’s Paladin Ballroom, a unique space that can hold up to 200 people.

Located at 44 E. Federal Street in Downtown Youngstown, DoubleTree is just minutes from Interstate 680 and State Route 711. Friends and family can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi (among other amenities) and modern furnishings in guest rooms and suites. The hotel’s in-house restaurant – Bistro 1907 – offers catering services and high-end dining options.

Waypoint 4180

Exterior of the Waypoint 4180.

Waypoint 4180 is a large, customizable wedding venue, located at 4180 Westford Place in Canfield. As the area’s newest banquet and conference center, Waypoint 4180 boasts 26,000 square feet of space. There are also smaller options onsite, which can host more intimate gatherings (as small as 20 people).

The Courtyard by Marriott Canfield is adjacent to Waypoint 4180, and is minutes from State Route 11. Guests who choose to extend their stay can pack their golf clubs and play a round at Kennsington Golf Club (also located onsite) or Mill Creek Golf Course (just minutes down the road).

More Youngstown Area Wedding Venues

There are many beautiful banquet hall venues throughout the Youngstown, Ohio area to host your wedding reception. Whether your special day will be intimate or expansive, you can pick from any of these popular, more traditional locations.

Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center

Ballroom at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center.

Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, located at 7440 South Ave. in Boardman, has been a staple in the Youngstown wedding scene for decades. Known as Boardman’s largest banquet hall, Mr. Anthony’s event center can host upwards of 2,000 people (or can be divided for more intimate wedding receptions). For more than three decades, this banquet center has hosted receptions and area events, offering linen rentals and other services to make your wedding celebration as unique as you!

Maronite Center

The ballroom at the Maronite Center decorated by Something New Events.

The Maronite Center is a place where you can customize the finest details of your special day. Located at 1555 S. Meridian Road in Youngstown, The Maronite Center can even provide event planners and personalized in-house catering.

Up to 800 guests can gather for a wedding reception in the 12,000 square-foot space. For smaller weddings, the reception hall can be split, with each side having a dance floor, bar and private patio. Either way, there’s more than enough room for an infamous Youngstown cookie table at the Maronite Center!

The Lake Club

Outdoor wedding at The Lake Club.

The Lake Club’s 125 acre property is an ideal setting for any wedding or special event. The location offers a flexible layout that includes an outdoor terrace overlooking Evans Lake and an elegant country club feel.

Located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland, The Lake Club can accommodate up to 500 people in the Ballroom (which includes the Sky Room and Veranda Room), 75 people in the Sky Room space, 110 people in the Veranda Room space and 50 people in the Don Pipino Event Room. There is also a beautifully manicured outdoor area, often used for outdoor ceremonies and activities.

Drake’s Landing

Outdoor ceremony at Drake’s Landing.

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, be sure to take a look at Drake’s Landing. This picturesque location includes a lake and lush greenery surrounding the property. Inside, Drake’s Landing offers a full-service banquet center with a unique layout and breathtaking views of the lake.

Avion on the Water

Ballroom at Avion on the Water.

Situated at 2177 W. Western Reserve Road in Canfield, next to Drake’s Landing, Avion on the Water Banquet Center is another stunning option for a wedding and/or reception. With three stone fireplaces, chandeliers and spectacular views, Avion on the Water can seat groups ranging in size from 35 to 325 guests.

B&O Station Banquet Hall

Halloween Wedding at the B&O Station Banquet Hall.

An elegant spiral staircase with solid wood accents provides a picture-perfect opportunity at the B&O Station Banquet Hall.

Located at 530 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown, this event venue was once a bustling train station. Now renovated to host weddings and celebrations, the B&O’s forty-foot-high tin ceilings exude the charm of the early 20th century. The main dining room has a seating capacity of 150 people, while the balcony holds an additional 110 guests. Other areas of the venue comfortably accommodate smaller, more intimate weddings, all complete with their own modern take on a piece of local history.

Ceremonies can be held outside on the deck overlooking the banks of the Mahoning River, surrounded by natural foliage and maintained landscaping.

Youngstown Live: Your Wedding Day Resource

There you have it – the only list you’ll ever need when it comes to planning the spaces for your wedding and reception! We’re proud to say that these Youngstown wedding venues are some of the best wedding venues in all of northeast Ohio! So, as you start planning your special day, you have one less thing to research!

Youngstown Live is your go-to resource when it comes to all things Youngstown and Mahoning County – whether you’re looking for unique events, mini-adventures, accommodations or are planning your big day! Be sure to check back soon!