In Put-in-Bay we have great locations, amazing caterers and all the support services required to create your special destination wedding.
Both the Jet Express and Miller Boat Line provide group rates when purchasing transportation for more than 25 people. Island Transportation provides transport on the island for large groups on the Island Tour Train, and Put-in-Bay Taxi also transports groups in their large service vans.
Both Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church offer venues for a religious ceremony. The churches must be contacted directly to determine if their clergy have requirements for using the church for a ceremony.
Please check the Catering Pages under the Eat Section for information on island caterers. If you plan to secure lodging for your wedding guests remember to plan well in advance of your nuptials. Accommodations can be located under Stay.
Boardwalk / Upper Deck
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The Boardwalk/UPPER DECK is the PERFECT location for your rehearsal dinner or wedding venue. Let our expert group coordinator take the lead in putting together a memorable event that is sure to impress all of your guests. With table side service and panoramic views, the UPPER DECK is an exceptional location to celebrate your special day. It’s our pleasure to assist you in creating a personalized menu to fit all of your individual needs.
The Boardwalk’s UPPER DECK… All of the beauty of the Island with the backdrop of the Put-in-Bay Harbor…A wonderful setting for a unique bride and groom!
341 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Crew's Nest Catering
Enjoy your Island Wedding Reception at Put-in-Bay’s only private club. The Crew’s Nest will cater your reception at their secluded pavilion, or an island site of your choice. Beautiful grounds and exceptional food. Sites located on and near the waterfront, just a short walk from the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay.
DeRivera Park Gazbo
The DeRivera Park Gazebo overlooks Put-in-Bay’s harbor downtown. The fee for using the gazebo is $50, however, the DeRivera Park Trust will waive the fee if the couple signs a waiver agreeing to not have any alcohol in the public park and holding the Trust harmless if someone is injured. The DeRivera Park is located in Put in Bay’s downtown business district. Call in advance to reserve the Gazebo.
DeRIVERA PARK GAZEBO
Bay View Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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Doller House Mansion
Put in Bay’s Doller House Mansion, a brick Victorian Italian Villa located just half a block from Put-in-Bay’s downtown district, offers a unique setting for an island wedding or wedding reception. Located on the downtown waterfront, the Doller House features an expansive front and back lawn, and a gazebo.
Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church
Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, located on Catawba Avenue, celebrates Mass from May 23 to October 17 on Saturdays at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 10:30. During the winter, October 24 to May 15, Mass is celebrated only on Sunday mornings at 10:30. St. John’s Lutheran Church (St. John’s@thebay) holds services at Mother of Sorrows on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. during the summer season.
MOTHER OF SORROWS CATHOLIC CHURCH
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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Perry's Victory &
International Peace Memorial
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial was opened in 1915 as a testiment to Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s defeat of the British fleet during the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813 and nearly two centuries of peace between the United States, Great Britain and Canada. Weddings can be scheduled to be held on the grounds. Ceremonies are not allowed on the memorial plaza or at the visitor center. Call the park office for current regulations and fees.
South Bass Island Lighthouse
Owned and operated by Ohio Sea Grant, The grounds are open dawn from dusk most days, but are occasionally closed for private events. For more information on booking the lighthouse grounds for an event visit.
SOUTH BASS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 623 Catawba Avenue. St. Paul ’s offers two Sunday Services from Memorial Day and Labor Day: Sunday Early Riser Eucharist 7:45am and Holy Eucharist at 10:30am. Every other week in the summer there is a Eucharist at Middle Bass at 12:30pm. In September through May Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sunday mornings at 10:30. St. Paul ’s also offers a guided church history tour of the historic building built in 1865. Call the office to set up a tour time. Self-guided tours are available throughout the week. Other special services are listed on their website. Please contact the church if you are interested in a renewal of wedding vows. Information about weddings at St. Paul ’s is located in the sacraments portion of the church web site.