There are many locations around the island for you to have your Wedding Ceremony. The island has two churches -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. In order to be married in either parish, you must contact the church and make arrangements with their clergy to be married.
  Like most churches, both St. Paul's and Mother of Sorrows require the couple to receive counseling before the marriage can take place. You need to discuss with the individual clergy what each require to have them marry you within their particular church.
  Contact Reverend Mary Staley at St. Paul's at 419-285-5981 and Mother of Sorrows at 419-285-2741 for more information about using the church facilities.

DeRivera Park Gazebo
--419-285-2076
Free if you sign a waiver stating you will not drink alcoholic beverages in the park or sue them if you fall and injure yourself. Since it is in the center of DeRivera Park between the town and public docks, it can be noisy and people may be crossing through the park during June, July and August.

Oak Point Park--419-285-2112
Free. Just call and leave a message that you intend to use Oak Point for a wedding with the date and time of ceremony. Oak Point is park of the State Park System. It is a small park about 3/4-mile from downtown and right on the water with a beautiful view of the downtown harbor.

South Bass Island State Park--419-285-2122
Free. Just call and leave a message that you intend to use Oak Point for a wedding with the date and time of ceremony. (Not recommended during June, July and August due to the large number of people using the park facilities. Very noisy and crowded).

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial--419-285-2184
$50 fee. Ceremony must be held back by the break wall or out of the way of the monument staff conducting their daily duties

Put-in-Bay Yacht Club--419-285-4505
There may not be someone there from October and April to take reservations.

The Crew's Nest Pavilion--419-285-3625
In the winter contact Island Resorts main office at 419-285-4595 for information.

The Doller Mansion--419-285-4595
Located on the downtown waterfront, this historic island home has a large beautiful lawn and a gazebo.

  Another idea for a beautiful wedding location are several of the islands Bed and Breakfasts. Some suggested locations are at Ashley's Island House, Getaway Inn, English Pines and Freshwater Retreat.
   These beautiful and historic island homes are ideal locations for your intimate wedding ceremony. All five will be happy to also discuss renting their entire home for your wedding.

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