Wedding Services

On this page you find a list of Put in Bay businesses that can help plan your wedding, officiate at your wedding, and provide a location for your wedding.

Both the Jet Express and Miller Boat Line provide group rates when purchasing transportation for more than 25 people. If you plan to secure lodging for your wedding guests remember to plan well in advance of your nuptials. 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, and the churches should be contacted directly to determine if the clergy have requirements for using the church for the ceremony. Put-in-Bay Wedding Services offers officiants that will perform your wedding vows as well and their website is a good resource for planning your wedding, and taking care of getting your wedding license.

Please check the Catering Pages under Island Dining for information on island caterers, and the different accommodations available under Lodging.


Champagne Lane
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Island Chaplain Maisie Ruchala has performed many civil and religious marriage ceremonies over the past seven years on Put in Bay and is the island’s full time wedding officiant. Maisie performs most of the marriages at Put-in-Bay and even travels to the mainland to perform services. Sample vows for religious ceremonies as well as civil ceremonies can be found on the Island Wedding Services website. Call ahead to reserve your date.


Wedding Locations

Bay View Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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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.


Bay View Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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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.


Bay View Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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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.


Catawba Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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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.


Bay View Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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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.


Loraine Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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The Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel & Conference Center is Put in Bay’s newest resort hotel facility and features a Caribbean swim-up bar and grill, and Z’s Texas Barbeque food service. The hotel’s conference facilities can accommodate groups up to 400 and offers catering services for on premise receptions, conference and events.


623 Catawba Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 623 Catawba Avenue. St. Paul ’s offers three Sunday Services from Memorial Day and Labor Day: Sunday Early Riser Eucharist 7:45am, Casual Worship & Morning Prayer at 9:00am and Holy Eucharist at 10:30am. There is also a 1:00 pm Eucharist on Middle Bass at 1pm in the summer. In September through May of the year Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sunday mornings at 10:30. St. Paul ’s also offers Morning Prayer 1t 8:15am on Tuesdays followed by a 9:00am guided church history tour of the historic building built in 1865.Self guided tours are available throughout the week. Guided tours are also available by appointment. 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.