Memories for the Mantelpiece
“Most Saturdays we’ll have up to eight weddings a day,” says park manager Bryan Goldthrope. “They get married on the beach or by the fountain or gazebo … It’s a beautiful place.”
Weddings at Lakeview Park are an experience for everyone invited, starting with the blossoming flowers of the Historic Lakeview Park Rose Garden that greet patrons upon arrival with about 2,500 blooms and set the mood for the rest of the day. While ceremonies are prohibited among the garden, it’s the ideal spot for capturing moments to show off on the mantelpiece.
Aside from the garden, the park’s 20 acres offers a variety of spaces to create a timeless album of memories — from candids by the water fountain (which illuminates with bright lights during summer evenings) to posed perfections on the patio of the Rose Café, a venue famous for holding a little slice of Lorain County heaven. Its full-length windows cast natural light into the banquet hall while providing a breathtaking view of the waterfront in the distance.
Lakeview Park also provides several recreational opportunities, including the annual start-of-summer Beach Party Family Day in June, beach volleyball tournaments, triathlons and summer concerts at one of the park’s two