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Oglebay Resort Weddings

Oglebay Resort is a wonderful location for our West Virginia weddings! If you’re looking for a space where your guests can stay over-night and also enjoy your wedding reception, then Oglebay is the perfect spot. There are lots of locations on the property for your wedding ceremony and reception, and the grounds are beautiful, rolling hills.

Wedding Ceremonies at Oglebay

Wedding ceremonies can take place on a back patio (West Spa Patio) and also in a nearby garden space. There is also the Formal Gardens, which is within waling distance to the mansion for photos. Most ceremonies take place outside, and they overlook the views of the resort for your family and friends.


A wedding reception in the Wilson Lodge at Oglebay. A wedding couple take pictures on the areas surrounding Oglebay Resort in West Virginia. The Mansion Museum at Oglebay is a beautiful, classic backdrop for wedding pictures! This West Virginia Resort is a true gem. A wedding ceremony on the Wilson Lodge back deck. A wedding reception inside of the the Wilson Lodge at Oglebay. A wedding picture in front of the Palm Room and Garden Center at Oglebay. This is one of my favorite places to take photos at Oglebay. The light and background are beautiful. A bridal party poses near the Garden Center and amphitheater at Oglebay. A wedding couple get married on the back deck of the Wilson Lodge at Oglebay.

Reception Spaces

I have photographed weddings in multiple spaces at Oglebay Resort – one of my favorites is the Wilson Lodge! The Wilson Lodge’s Glessner Auditorium is an awesome space! It’s very big, and has a ‘rustic’ vibe without being too ‘barn’ (does that make sense?). It can really be dressed up with up-lights, large decor pieces, decorations on the main stage, and twinkle lights overhead. Some of my couples choose to have their head table on the stage in the Auditorium, while others have placed it on the lower level with all of the guests.

Another nice thing about the Glessner Auditorium is that there is really no “bad” table in the room – there are two levels for the tables, so everyone can see all of the action! Guests can step right outside of the auditorium for an outdoor cocktail hour in the fresh air, and there is also space for a big bar in the back of the room. 

Oglebay also has a couple of other ballrooms, which are ample size for a larger guest count (although the auditorium is the biggest). These ballrooms are more traditional, and also have views of the resort area and a way to step outside and enjoy some fresh air.

Locations for Wedding Photos at Oglebay

The crazy part about wedding photos at Oglebay, is that I never feel like we have enough time to get to all of the great places! I love photographing couples over by the mansion, since it’s regal and photographs beautifully. It’s also within easy walking distance to the gardens and pathways by the amphitheater. Just working in this area alone, I’m a happy photographer! I also love taking some wedding-day photos in-and-around the Wilson Lodge for a slightly different look that plays into the fun resort style of Oglebay. We can grab a photo on the outdoor rocking chairs, take advantage of the scenery along the back patio, and even photograph the couple in their reception space!

With numerous places for your wedding images, you will not need to venture far for all of your wedding photos! In addition, Oglebay is near to local Wheeling, WV churches (including the beautiful St. Joseph Cathedral!)

(304) 243-4141

Oglebay Park, 465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV 26003


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