Explore Gothic Wedding Venues in Ohio for Your Dark Romance

Dark and moody wedding photo in Akron Ohio for gothic couple.

For some couples, a wedding steeped in tradition and modern trends is just the right fit. But maybe you are not that couple. Maybe you’re a couple drawn to the unconventional allure of the dark romance, mystery, and enchantment of a gothic wedding. Am I onto something? I’ve put together a list of the best gothic wedding venues in Ohio, each one a unique fusion of history, architecture, and atmosphere that is ideal for those drawn to a gothic aesthetic. Keep reading to learn more…

Plan Your Dream Wedding At One Of These Gothic Wedding Venues Ohio

The Franklin Castle

4308 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44113

The Franklin Castle in Cleveland is known to be the most haunted building in Ohio. Once a part of the famed Millionaire’s Row, the home has seen its share of unfortunate fatalities in its time and now attracts paranormal specialists and curious visitors from around the world. For a small wedding of up to 12 people, you can book the “Castle for a Day,” giving you hours to use the castle ballroom as you wish. 

Black wedding dress and all black suit fit this gothic couple on Beltane renewal.

Ariel Pearl Center 

4175 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109

The Ariel Pearl Center in Cleveland is a one-hundred-year-old bank building with stately marble columns and floors, stone walls, and arched windows. An intricate decorative plasterwork ceiling and opulent crystal chandeliers add a grand, historic touch. This space becomes the perfect blank canvas for any wedding. Even a dramatic, dark, Gothic-inspired wedding!

Friday the 13th themed wedding at Ariel Pearl center in Cleveland for gothic wedding.

Old Stone Church

91 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

Old Stone Church, aka the Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, is the oldest building on Public Square, dating back to 1820. The church houses stunning stained glass windows and a majestic organ. Tuscan-style architecture, including trussed wood, dark mahogany paneling, and a barrel-vaulted ceiling, give it an aesthetic ideal for a Gothic-inspired ceremony. 


150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis, OH 43136

The Wagnalls Memorial is a historic building in Lithopolis, Ohio, that today serves as a community library, arts center, and gathering space. The building itself is an architecturally stunning Tudor-Gothic style building with vaulted ceilings, hanging metal chandeliers, grand arched wooden doorways, and other beautiful touches. Stained glass windows and shelves lined with books complete a beautiful, dramatic aesthetic. 

Amasa Stone Chapel Weddings 

10940 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

Couples with a connection to Case Western Reserve University love to say “I do” in Amasa Stone Chapel, a gothic stone chapel on the CWRU campus in Cleveland. It’s the perfect venue where “dramatic light meets gothic architecture,” with incredible stained glass windows, elegant chandeliers, and rich wood and stone interiors. 

Glidden House Mansion Weddings

1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

The Glidden House is a French gothic mansion built in 1910. Since then it has lovingly transformed into an elegant event space and boutique hotel. Its gothic exterior is ideal for dramatic portraits, as are the beautiful gardens and gazebo. Plus, you and your guests will love having the option to stay onsite in such a beautiful space. 

Tudor Arms Hotel

10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

Tudor Arms Hotel is an absolutely gorgeous venue with a Tudor-Gothic brick and limestone exterior. Inside, the hotel is home to two ballrooms with stately 35-foot ceilings, murals, and incredible windows. It’s the perfect blend of historic character and modern luxuries. The hotel is also home to 157 upscale rooms and suites with views of downtown Cleveland. 

Gothic Wedding Venues Ohio

Corpse bride themed wedding at dark architecture venue in Ohio.

These gothic wedding venues in Ohio are perfect for a couple looking for a more unique – and no less elegant – spin on their wedding. 

To go with your unique aesthetic, you’ll need a photographer who can capture it all; that’s where I come in. Let me be the one to bring a keen artistic eye to your wedding photos. So you get an album of pictures that’s as unique as your taste. 

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