Some Of The Best Wedding Reception Venues In Dayton Ohio


Place To Have My Wedding Reception In Dayton

After photographing nearly 200 weddings in the Dayton Ohio and Cincinnati Ohio areas, I have been to many excellent Dayton wedding venues.  Below is a list of some of the best wedding venues in Dayton, Ohio from the perspective of this professional and popular Dayton wedding photographer.  Each Dayton venue has its own quirks and good points, but these are my some of my favorite venues to photograph.

There are many great wedding venues in Dayton Ohio and surrounding areas.  The key to choosing a great reception location is to find one that has good reviews and that has employees who fit your style.  Another great way to find a Dayton wedding venue is to rely on Dayton wedding photographers like me for advice.  If you are a laid back person, you may not want to choose a venue with restrictive policies.  If you like things to be well laid out and scheduled, you may wish to choose a dedicated wedding reception location.

How To Plan My Wedding Day For An 8 Hour Wedding Photography Day


Timeline For An Awesome 8-Hour Wedding

The best advice I can give to brides and grooms to ensure a successful wedding day is to have and stick to a wedding day schedule.  Although I do not dictate every step of your day, I do provide a suggested timeline to ensure the most efficient and pleasing flow.  The steps below act as a guide for you to get the most out of your wedding photographer and your wedding day too!

As one of the only Cincinnati and Dayton wedding photographers whose packages start at under $2500, I am able to offer a high level of creative wedding images that fit the budget of most brides and grooms.  My 8-hour and 12-hour wedding photography packages fulfill the needs of most brides and grooms and ensure plenty of time to capture amazing wedding images. My 8 hour package is $2300.

The timeline below is for a wedding day where the bride and groom do a first look and the ceremony is at 5 pm.  This is only a guide and can be customized to fit your day.  Please note the more time you give the photographer for bridal portraits, family photos, and bridal party photos, the better images you will receive.

Sample Timeline For An 8-Hour Wedding / 8 Hour Wedding

  • 1:00 pm - Getting Ready Photographs

  • 2:30 pm - Bride And Groom First Look

  • 2:45 pm - Bride And Groom Portrait Session

  • 3:45 pm - Family Portraits And Bridal Party Portraits

  • 4:30 pm - Bridal Party Freshens Up While Guests Arrive

  • 5:00 pm - Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30 pm - Receiving Line or Dismissal

  • 6:30 pm - Grand Entrance

  • 2.5 Hours Remaining For Reception Photographs

All wedding timelines are subjective and may be changed to fit your needs. Every wedding is different and things don’t always go according to schedule. As a bride, your best bet is to not to get too worried if things are running behind. Your wedding can’t take place without you! Being a few minutes late is your right as a bride!

Wedding Day Timeline With Special First Look


How Do I Plan My Wedding Day

The best advice I can give to brides and grooms to ensure a successful wedding day is to have and stick to a wedding day schedule.  Although I do not dictate every step of your day, I do provide a suggested timeline to ensure the most efficient and pleasing flow.  The steps below act as a guide for you to get the most out of your wedding photographer and your wedding day too! My 12 hour package is $2800 and includes a complimentary engagement session!

As one of the only Cincinnati and Dayton wedding photographers whose packages start at under $2500, I am able to offer a high level of creative wedding images that fit the budget of most brides and grooms.  My 8-hour and 12-hour wedding photography packages fulfill the needs of most brides and grooms and ensure plenty of time to capture amazing wedding images.

The timeline below is for a wedding day where the bride and groom do a first look and the ceremony is at 5 pm.  This is only a guide and can be customized to fit your day.  Please note the more time you give the photographer for bridal portraits, family photos, and bridal party photos, the better images you will receive.

Here it is!

Sample Timeline For A 12-Hour Wedding / 12 Hour Wedding

  • 11:00 am - Getting Ready Photographs

  • 1:30 pm - Bride And Groom First Look

  • 2:00 pm - Bride And Groom Portrait Session

  • 3:00 pm - Family Portraits And Bridal Party Portraits

  • 4:30 pm - Bridal Party Freshens Up While Guests Arrive

  • 5:00 pm - Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30 pm - Receiving Line or Dismissal

  • 6:30 pm - Grand Entrance

  • 4.5 Hours Remaining For Reception Photographs