CHC Weddings


Your Happy Ever After Starts Here!

The seven acre campus of the Cleveland History Center in University Circle provides an elegant backdrop for your wedding and reception as guests enjoy stunning decor, classic architecture, and historic collections from cars to clothes. For a truly ornate and historic setting, reserve the Hay McKinney Garden and Reception Hall and entertain in the early twentieth-century elegance of the Gilded Age. Or for a more intimate setting, choose the lush Hanna Courtyard Garden then motor on over to the Crawford Rotunda for your cocktail hour and reception where guests can dance and dine among antique and classic automobiles, rare aircraft, and motorcycles.

Fill out the form below to contact us today to see how you can take a tour of our spaces or receive more information about holding your wedding at the Cleveland History Center.

Choose from our list of preferred caterers approved to provide menus and services adaptable to a wide variety of styles and budgets.

View a full listing of our vendors here.

Our spaces:

Crawford Rotunda | Norton Gallery | Hanna Garden | Hay-McKinney House & Garden | Community Conference Center & Meeting Spaces

Reviews from past brides:

 “We just had the most incredible wedding for our daughter at the Cleveland History Center and it was just wonderful. Most of our guests where from out of town and they were blown away by the entire museum. They loved cocktails in the car area and the carousel was such a bonus. The staff was incredible and so helpful. If you want a unique wedding venue that you will never forget this is your place. Where else can you get married in a beautiful garden, have cocktails among beautiful vintage cars, ride a carousel, and dance the night away in a rotunda?” – Father of the Bride, June 2018

“My husband and I had our wedding and reception here and we absolutely loved it! The staff was so helpful and the venue was beautiful! We got so may compliments from friends and family about the WRHS!”  – Bride Abby, June 2018

“On September 13, 2014 my husband and I were married in the Hanna Garden. On September 13, 2016, our two year wedding anniversary, we celebrated our marriage by recreating some of the same photos taken on our wedding day. But we included someone else very special, our daughter.” – Bride Brittany, September 2016

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