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I’m so excited to share this blog post about my favorite Cleveland wedding venue! I’m talkin’ about Ariel International Center, one of the best venues to have your Cleveland wedding.
I’ve photographed a handful of weddings at this location, and each time I’m there, I fall in love with it even more! There’s so much charm about this venue. The Ariel International Center is an old historic building overseeing the Cleveland skyline and the Lake. The views from their rooftop are stunning and make for the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. This wedding venue in Cleveland gives off an industrial but elegant charm. Large windows give you a 360 view from the reception space.
As a wedding photographer, I understand the convenience of a venue having a bridal suite. This bridal suite has just as much beauty as the rest of the building. Brick walls, elegant chandeliers, and large windows give you plenty of natural light. The room has mirrors and a glamorous ottoman for you to sit on while getting ready for one of the most important days of your life.
The outdoor ceremony location at Ariel International Center is truly breathtaking. The outdoor site is located on the rooftop and has two set-up options. The first design faces the Lake, and the second faces the Cleveland skyline. You can’t go wrong with either choice! If your ceremony is inside, it will be in the same room as your reception, and the room will be flipped to a reception space during the cocktail hour.
I have to admit, the rooftop might be my favorite feature of this incredible venue!! Despite its use as an outdoor ceremony space, this area can be used for many other purposes as well. If my couples choose to do a first look, the rooftop area is the perfect place to capture that special moment. If you decide to take your vows outside, your guests will stay on the rooftop and enjoy cocktail hour after your ceremony. With the skyline all lit up in the background, night portraits from here are fantastic!
I love how this space is a blank slate before any decorating begins. The room’s beauty features exposed brick walls, chandeliers, and a city view, so you can decorate the room however you choose. Taking full advantage of this room’s size, the reception space can host 350 guests.
You should definitely check out this fantastic Cleveland wedding venue if you’re planning a wedding. It’s not only a lovely venue, but the staff is also excellent. If you can’t tell, I highly recommend this venue, and I would love to be your Ariel International Center wedding photographer!