A Ohio elopement

Elope in Ohio

Elope in Ohio for the midwest at its best, from outdoor fun to engaging arts and culture. Three major urban centers – Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus – have engaging experiences around every corner. This plethora of options makes it easy for us to plan the best elopement packages Ohio has to offer.

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Why is Ohio awesome


Ohio offers the old-world experience with horse-and-buggies trundling past you as you exchange vows in historic venues.


Naturally stunning, sheer sandstone cliffs and 7 mile acres of timberland mean no shortage of gorgeous elopement settings.


You’ll find a kind of small-town charm mixed with big-city excitement when you elope in these gorgeous, rolling hills.

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How to elope in Ohio

You might not be able to point it out on a map, but Ohio is one of the most underestimated states in the midwest. With its heavy European influence, vast stretches of untouched nature, and a penchant for amusement parks, Ohio is the lovable underdog of the Great Lakes region. From its bustling Amish community to its IPA obsession and ubiquitous pie shops, the state of Ohio is one-of-a-kind — and centrally located, with the city of Cincinnati being less than a six-hour drive from nine major U.S. cities.

Why elope in Ohio?

The Buckeye State is naturally stunning, from its sheer sandstone cliffs and over seven million acres of timberland to the shores of Lake Erie. Some parts of the state seem frozen in time, with roads still peppered by the Amish horse-and-buggy. Bucolic scenes of rolling green pastures pass you by on the way to a German beer hall. Ohio also sports four distinct seasons, two world-class amusement parks — Cedar Point and Kings Island — and one of the most laid back attitudes in the Great Lakes.

Where can I elope in Ohio?

Just ten miles east of downtown Cincinnati is Mojave East, a gorgeous venue that’s 11,000-square-feet of industrial beauty. All exposed rafters and polished concrete, this Palm Springs-inspired space is chic and modern and has both indoor and outdoor options. Throughout the city’s elaborate network of verdant parks are also a handful of secret gardens and quiet spots to recite your vows. For more intimate options, you can’t go wrong with the Hinkle Gazebo or the Vasey Garden. We are also partial to Ault Park’s Brumm and Rose Gardens!

You can’t get a more rustic and charming venue than the Centennial Barn. Originally built in 1899, this two-story venue is home to an impressive open atrium, an outside patio, and a beautiful green space out back that is perfect for photoshoots. Lastly, the newly refurbished Factory Events space comprises a 4,000-square-foot building with a sprawling banquet hall and a luxurious private courtyard lined with gardens. The entire place has an industrial-chic vibe that ties together the building’s modern and historic elements.

How much does it cost to elope in Ohio?

Ohio is still a pretty well-kept secret, so eloping here is still very affordable. For reference, a one-week holiday to Cincinnati typically costs around $850 for one person. Our Ohio elopement packages range from $650 for our simplest ceremonies to $4,730 for our deluxe Oasis package. If you would like to pick and choose from our offerings, get in touch and we can create a custom quote for your Ohio elopement. We pair you with a dedicated destination coordinator to help you manage all the logistics.

When is the best time to elope in Ohio?

Unless you are the very hardy type, steer clear of Ohio in the winter, when temperatures hover around freezing and strong winds whip across the relatively flat terrain. Spring in Ohio is often rainy and summers tend towards hot and humid, so the best time to visit Ohio is in autumn, when it rains the least and temperatures are milder.

How can I legally elope in Ohio?

Marriage licenses are issued through each county’s Probate Court Office and if you are a resident of Ohio, you need to apply for your marriage license in the county where you reside.
The cost of a marriage license in Hamilton County is $75 plus an additional fee if you pay with a credit card. You can also begin the application process online and complete it in person. Your marriage license is valid for 60 days, so it wouldn’t hurt to get it sorted out well before your elopement date. You and your partner will each need to present some form of identification along with payment in full at the time of your application. You will also be asked for your Social Security numbers, places of birth, and occupations. You should also know your parents’ birth names and the name of the person who will marry you.

Do you need witnesses to get married in Ohio?

Nope! Witnesses are not required in the State of Ohio.

Is there a waiting period to get married in Ohio?

As of February 2001, there is no longer a five-day waiting period requirement. You may get married as soon as your marriage license has been granted.

Kimberli Gunn

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Kimberli Gunn

Kimberli Gunn is a customer experience and elopement specialist for Simply Eloped and has planned small weddings all over the US. In Kimberli's spare time she loves to sing.

Updated: February 15th, 2024

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