Did you ever dream of getting married at a castle, a palace, or a mansion?
Well, the Western Reserve Historical Society is pretty darn close.
When I heard we would be filming a wedding there, my first thought was: Isn’t that the place with the car museum?
Indeed it is, but I had no idea that they also had this amazing courtyard perfect for a pristine, intimate, yet royal wedding.
The Western Reserve Historical Society is actually housed in an Italian-renaissance style mansion built in 1911.
For Alex and Sloane’s wedding, the bride and her bridesmaids get themselves ready in the old library, adorned with books, and thick wood-paneled doors. They exited into the former main hallway, past sweeping stairways and a stone fireplace, and then out the double doors, graced with wrought iron gates to reveal the former gardens. There the wedding guests awaited on white wooden chairs while a harpist played.
You don’t need to go to Europe for any of this. It’s right here, near University Circle in Cleveland.
Take a look below to see a short segment of Alex and Sloane’s wedding and the beautiful Western Reserve Historical Society mansion.