Cleveland History Center





From gears to gardens, The Cleveland History Center, a museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is the ideal venue for a wedding. Guests enjoy stunning d├ęcor, classic architectural detail, and historic collections from cars to clothes. Dance and dine among the cars in the Crawford Rotunda, recite your vows in the picturesque Hanna Garden or host your cocktail reception in the historic elegance of the Hay-McKinney House. With distinctive settings and flexible floor space, the museum is a great venue for entertaining guests on your wedding day. With your choice from the list of preferred caterers and open floor plans, the spaces are flexible to accommodate weddings of all budgets and sizes. Celebrate romance at the Cleveland History Center.

Venue Style

Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Mansion


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 100 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,000 to $3,750 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $0 to $750 with reception rental or $1,250 for a ceremony only wedding.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Cleveland History Center is estimated at between $8,147 and $13,655 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


Choose from List



Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Parking can be arranged

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight