Highwood Lodge at Withrow Nature Preserve includes an outside wedding venue that accommodates 75 guests. The garden features a white lattice backdrop, cloth-covered benches, a manicured lawn, hillside gazebo surrounded by forest and the landscaped historic Highwood Lodge. Climate-controlled bride and groom changing rooms with private restrooms are available inside Highwood Lodge.
The historic lodge is also available daily for small meetings and special events, such as wedding and baby showers, for up to 40 people. The lodge features two large open rooms, kitchen and attached patio.
To reserve the area, or for more information, please contact Great Parks Guest Relations Office at 513-521-7275, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
7075 Five Mile Road
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Availability & Rates
Saturday–Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Not available: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas
Highwood Lodge Only:
Saturday–Sunday: $199 (4 hours)
Monday–Friday: $199 (9 hours)
Highwood Lodge with garden ceremony: $399 (4 hours)
Rental fee includes park entry for all invited guests.
Great Parks is a government agency and does not accept tips or gratuities of any kind.
40 people | Inside Highwood Lodge meetings and events
75 people | Outside garden ceremony
- Two second floor furnished living room suites with restroom
- Electrical outlets in garden amphitheater and inside Highwood Lodge
- Ceremonies are held “rain or shine.” In the event of inclement weather, Highwood Lodge is available to use at no additional charge.
- First-floor accessible restroom; the second floor is accessible by staircase only.
Tables & Seating
(6) round and (3) 8’ rectangle folding banquet tables
(40) Folding chairs
Food & Beverages
Guests provide their own food and beverages, including alcohol, or choose a caterer to provide all food and beverages.
Open House Tour
To view the facility, an open house is held once a month on the second Saturday from 8–9:30 a.m.
In the event of inclement weather, check https://www.greatparks.org/parks/alerts-and-closures for changes or cancellations to the open house schedule. You can view the outside of the facility any day from dawn until dusk. When visiting the site, please be courteous if an event is in progress.
Sweetwine Banquet Center at the Vineyard Golf Course in Woodland Mound is located 10 minutes from Withrow Nature Preserve. Sweetwine Banquet Center can be reserved for four-hour increments starting at 7 p.m. Guests choose any licensed caterer they wish. All beverages/alcohol are required to be purchased through Great Parks of Hamilton County.