Mill Creek MetroParks - Fellows Riverside Gardens




Welcome to romance in this 12-acre display garden at Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens. Nestled in the city of Youngstown just 9 miles outside the Ohio Turnpike, this free public garden offers its lush and scenic landscapes as the ideal wedding reception and/or ceremony venues. Throughout the seasons, the Gardens maintain a colorful and diverse range of roses, annuals, perennials, and flowering bulbs that create a stunning and elegant wedding backdrop. Couples may exchange vows under the roof of the Victorian-style Gazebo with a soothing green roof and white thatched wood paneling or say ‘I do’ in the elegant outdoor Kidston Pavilion with graceful white-washed columns and an aisle of blossoming roses. Begin your evening with cocktails in the unique glass-walled Garden Café, where guests will be treated to the spectacular view of Lake Glacier. Follow with dinner and dancing in the Rossi Auditorium with its floor-to-ceiling window wall, classy hardwood floors and neutral, flexible floor plan.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 220 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fees range from $625 for cocktail reception to $2,350 for a seated reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for an outdoor ceremony is $240. Please inquire with venue for resident rates and daytime event rates.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Mill Creek MetroParks - Fellows Riverside Gardens is estimated at between $8,208 and $13,340 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM