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Outdoor Wedding Venues in Columbus OH | Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark

Plan elegant weddings at our outdoor wedding venue near Columbus OH at Cherry Valley Lodge’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Weddings are elegant at Cherry Valley Lodge’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Newark, Ohio

Cherry Valley Lodge

Cherry Valley Lodge is the nation’s only hotel featuring a beautiful arboretum and botanical garden, ideal for a romantic wedding or enjoying a tranquil evening.

Cherry Valley Lodge features two breathtaking courtyards offering lovely quiet places to relax and unwind, a place for kids to explore and feed the ducks or a dazzling backdrop for weddings and other special events.

Waterfalls, a gazebo, Bluebird and Purple Martin boxes and other special features complement an incredible collection of plant species, inviting intriguing wildlife and offering gorgeous views.  Our knowledgeable staff has identified, labeled and mapped each specimen in an ongoing labor of love to showcase the diversity of plants in all seasons in functional landscapes.

Believed to be the nation’s only hotel recognized by the American Public Gardens Association, the Cherry Valley Lodge Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the perfect place to experience the joy of discovery. Offering a magnificent collection of more than 2,000 plantings and some 400 species, Cherry Valley Lodge recaptures the tradition of wandering in the woods or through a garden to discover botanical treasures.

A favorite spot for photos, weddings and peaceful repose, the verdant Gazebo Garden features a variety of trees, shrubs and masses of flowers adding splashes of color from spring through autumn. The gazebo in the pond, with a plank walkway, highlights this garden, offering a dramatic spot to view the pond and its surrounding flora and fauna. A winding natural stone path takes visitors on a journey of discovery. The quaint Wedding Arbor garden features Endless Summer hydrangeas, stone patio and pink and white Echinacea or coneflowers located just outside of the library.

The woodsy Cascade Garden showcases trees and shrubs - Mother Natures’ portrait in browns and greens. Stepping stones meander through a collection of rare and beautiful specimens such as three-flower maple (Acer triflorum) and Turkish hazel (Corylus contorta). Heirloom varieties including beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) and winter honeysuckle (Loricera fragrantissima) add a touch of history. A steep slope, wearing a crown of spruce trees, gives birth to twin streams cascading into a larger pond below.

Look for these varieties as you explore the beauty and nature of Cherry Valley Lodge’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

  • Black-eyed Susans
  • October glory maples
  • White pine grove
  • Linden trees
  • River birches
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Pink flowering cherries
  • Rose and Lavender Garden
  • Tea Viburnum
  • Austrian Pine
  • River birch grove
  • Bluebird Houses & Humming bird Feeders
  • Colorado spruce
  • Cutleaf alder
  • Kousa dogwood
  • Cornealian Cherry Dogwood
  • Norway spruces
  • Vernal witch-hazel
  • Black tupelos
  • White rhododendrons
  • Red bud
  • Red sunset maple
  • Nearly wild Rose
  • Pyramidal white pine

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2299 Cherry Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055
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Phone: (740) 788-1200 Toll Free: (800) 788-8008