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Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings

1615 First Street
Sandusky, OH, OH
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(419) 625-9626

About Us

Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings is a marina in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This elegant waterfront venue features a ballroom space for couples to use for their wedding and offers breathtaking views of Sandusky Bay. Located in Sandusky, Ohio, this venue is about a 65-minute drive to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can marry outside near the water or in one of the venue’s numerous indoor spaces. Outdoor ceremonies take place on a grassy lawn under a classy white arch. Inside, the venue has four indoor banquet halls. The Lotus Room is the smallest. Best for intimate wedding receptions, or for ceremonies, this space seats a maximum of 75 guests. The Boeckling Room seats up to 120 guests. This room features an elegant stone fireplace and an outdoor patio. The Starlite Ballroom, which seats up to 450 guests, features graceful white columns and grand circular chandeliers overhead. As many as 650 guests can come together in the Compass Point Ballroom. This ballroom has heightened ceilings and a wall of glass windows overlooking the water. The large outdoor patio offers access to a fire pit or tiki torches as the sun goes down.

Services Offered
The staff at Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings invite couples to celebrate their bridal showers and engagement parties in addition to their ceremonies and receptions. They offer all-inclusive packages to make sure every detail of the big day is handled correctly without anything being forgotten. Other services at this marina include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet

This venue’s fully stocked in-house bar offers open-, cash- or limited-bar service. Chefs prepare delicious catering that can be served in the following styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

This venue’s history started in 1875 as the Lyman Brothers Boat Builder company. They produced the Lyman boat after establishing their boat yard near Cleveland, Ohio. In the late 1920s the brothers renamed their company to Lyman Boat Works and relocated to the venue’s current location in Sandusky. The factory initially produced small sailing and rowing vessels, but by the mid-20th century was churning out custom sail and power boats. Production finally ceased in 1973 as the demand for wooden boats disappeared. Lyman Harbor opened in 2002 as an event venue under new ownership, and has been welcoming sailors and celebrators ever since.

Monica Rentner

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  • My husband and I just held both our wedding ceremony and reception here at the Lyman Harbor on 6/27/2020 in the middle of this pandemic. The venue was amazing at making us and our guests feel safe by spreading out the dining tables throughout the entire ballroom, supplying hand sanitizer by the bar, and serving our guests as they walked through the buffet. The space is beautiful being right on Lake Erie. The food was delicious and the chef was very accommodating to all our tastes and preferences. The staff was very friendly and helpful with taking care of serving and cleaning needs. Lea Ann, the owner, was so easy to work with and helped to make our vision come true amidst all the changes to state health regulations. She deserves an award for putting up with all the emails and phone calls received to pull this off. Thank you to the ownership and staff at the Lyman Harbor for making our wedding the most memorable moment in our lives, so far!

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    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

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    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Boat/Yacht, Garden, Marina, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April

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