Put-in-Bay Wedding Tips

Put-in-Bay Hotels & Resorts

This is probably the most important item but often the most overlooked wedding tips. As the village of Put-in-Bay is located on an island (South Bass Island), people can not readily drive to and from your wedding. An overnight stay is almost assuredly necessary for most guests. The Put-in-Bay Resort is the island’s only full-service resort hotel and has the largest full-service facility on the island. Put-in-Bay Resort features the islands only award-winning heated pool, most popular swim-up bar, complimentary continental breakfast in the morning, in-room safes, and a relaxed atmosphere only a block away from the action of downtown Put-in-Bay. The Put-in-Bay Resort offers the most amenities on any hotel on the island. Another highly popular resort hotel is the Bay Lodging Resort located just two block s from the main strip.

Wedding Officiants

Next in our list of wedding tips is our local officiate Maisie Ruchala. Maisie has presided over hundreds of weddings here on South Bass Island in the past few years. She is licensed in the State of Ohio and can help you and your spouse-to-be exchange vows on your special day.
Contact info: Maisie Ruchala, 419.285.2505

Wedding Reception Locations

We recommend our award-winning facilities at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center. We have catered hundreds of corporate events and weddings ranging from 10 people up to 300. Our menu is extensive and can be custom-made to your price or taste specifications. Everything from Barbecue to Seafood to your basic chicken dinner. We allow outside decorations to be brought in and we provide a full and licensed bar. Contact info: Katelyn Gabriel Put-in-Bay Resort 419-285-7427

Put-in-Bay Wedding Locations

One of two popular outdoor locations, the DeRivera Park gazebo is a quaint and picturesque venue. From the gazebo, you can look out over the Put-in-Bay harbor and waterfront. Since it is a public park, you must sign a contract and obtain a permit agreeing not to have any alcohol in the park and holding the park harmless if someone is injured. The fee for using the gazebo is $50, however, the DeRivera Park Trust will waive the fee when the permit is signed ahead of time. Contact info: DeRivera Park Gazebo, Tom Ohlemacher 419.285.2076

The Perrys Victory And International Peace Memorial lawn is a popular outdoor location to hold a wedding ceremony. The monument itself is not available for ceremonies, but there are a few locations on the grassy lawn where a ceremony may be held in full view of the monument and both Put-in-Bay harbor and Lake Erie on each side. A permit is required in advance, with a minimum $50 fee for ceremonies of 50 people or fewer. Contact info: Perry’s Monument 419.285.2184

Our Mother of Sorrows church at Put-in-Bay will seat 150 on the main floor and an additional 35 in the balcony. The pews in the balcony are from the original Mother of Sorrows Church. On major summer holidays, even though there are 3 different Masses, it is not uncommon for some people to be forced to stand during services. There are currently approximately 85 Catholic year-round parishioners. The church is thus very dependent on its summer visitors for the major part of its support. Contact info: Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church 419.285.2741

Built in 1865, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is one of the oldest churches in Ohio. Still, in its original wooden form, it is located just south of the downtown area of the village of Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio. Tours and visitations can be made upon request, please call.
Contact info: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 419.285.5981

Put-in-Bay Caterers

We recommend our award-winning staff in the kitchen at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center. Our staff has catered hundreds of corporate events and weddings ranging from 10 people up to 400. Our menu is extensive and can be custom-made to your price or taste specifications. Everything from Barbecue to Seafood to your basic chicken dinner. Please see a sample of our catering menus and
Contact info: Katelyn Gabriel, Put-in-Bay Resort 419.285.7427

Put-in-Bay Wedding Cakes

We recommend Put-in-Bay’s own Village Bakery. Pauline has made cakes for numerous wedding receptions held at the Put-in-Bay Resort over the past few years and is one of our best wedding tips! She can make everything from a traditional layered wedding cake to an extravagant fondant marvel that rivals the best cake bakers! In addition to wedding cakes, they have coffees, donuts, breakfast sandwiches, deli sandwiches, fresh fruit cups and assorted pastries & desserts which are made fresh daily.
Contact info: Village Bakery Pauline Garsteck, 419.285.5351

Founded on the traditions of quality, value, and personal service, Bassett’s Market is an independent grocer serving Northwest Ohio. With their main location in Port Clinton conveniently located near the Ferry, Bassett’s offers the finest in produce, meats, seafood, dairy, and most importantly baked goods and cakes! Our comprehensive grocery features hard-to-find specialty goods.
Contact info: Bassett’s Market  Bakery Department, 419.734.6506

Put-in-Bay Wedding Flowers

At Otto & Urban Florist & Greenhouse our priority is to provide you with only the freshest flowers backed by the highest level of personal service available. We have served & satisfied thousands of customers, helping us become Port Clinton’s favorite florist. With a staff that is friendly & knowledgeable and a delivery team that is prompt, courteous, and dedicated to the safety of your order, we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make your special occasion extra special.
Contact info: Otto & Urban Florist & Greenhouse, Port Clinton, OH 419.734.4456

Put-in-Bay DJ Services

DJ ADubb has spun his tunes at numerous Put-in-Bay weddings and corporate events. He is a regular DJ at the Put-in-Bay Resort on Fridays & Saturdays during the summer months and keeps the people in the pool dancing to his smooth beats. His music collection is extensive and covers everything from classic love tunes to modern dance, old school rap to new-age country, and everything in between.
Contact info: DJADubb Put-in-Bay Resort 419-285-7427

Put-in-Bay Wedding Photographers

Put-in-Bay Studios will professionally photograph your event on Put-in-Bay! Whether you’re planning a wedding, reunion or corporate event, Put-in-Bay Studios has the advantage of being located on the island which will provide you with the most unique and ideal locations for your photo shoot. Contact info: Susan Byrnes, Put-in-Bay Studios 419.285.2306

If there are other Wedding Tips we can help you with please feel free to contact us!