The Best Barn Themed Wedding And Reception Venues In Dayton And Cincinnati Ohio


Barn Wedding Venues In Ohio


The Dayton and Cincinnati area is lucky to have five excellent, well-run barn themed wedding venues.  A barn-themed wedding venue is any wedding venue that has a new or old barn as part of its wedding and reception venue operations.  Of the five in the area, there are four exceptional barn wedding and reception venues and one that has a barn as a secondary part of the property.  Barn-chic, country-chic, barn chic, country chic, and vintage barn weddings are all terms that people use to describe their weddings and receptions at these rustic or faux-rustic locations.

Canyon Run Ranch

  • 395 N. Rangeline Road, Pleasant Hill, Ohio

  • Built 1870's

  • Two level barn

  • Hills and valleys

  • Creek

  • Secluded and wooded wedding ceremony area

  • A stunning property that is designed for weddings and receptions

  • My absolute favorite barn wedding venue in Ohio

  • Sample images from a Canyon Run Ranch wedding

Canopy Creek Farm

  • 600 Benner Road, Miamisburg, Ohio

  • Built 2013

  • Air-conditioned

  • Pond

  • Creek-side wedding ceremony area

  • Golf cart for bride and groom transportation

  • Numerous classy and natural backdrops for wedding photos

  • Sample images from a Canopy Creek Farm wedding

The Willow Tree

Benham's Grove

Polen Farm

  • 5099 Bigger Road, Kettering, Ohio

  • House built in 1800's

  • Two level barn

  • Gazebo

  • Fixed seating for wedding

  • Open field and trees

  • Bridal suite and ample room for everyone to get ready

  • Sample images from a Polen Farm wedding

Dayton Arcade Revitalization Renovation Progress Photo Update March 2019 Part 4


Bringing The Historic Dayton Arcade Back To Life


The historic Dayton Arcade is a 9 building complex that is bordered by Main Street to the East, Ludlow Street to the west, Third Street to the north, and Fourth Street to the south. Rehabilitation and revitalization are being carried out by Cross Street Partners, McCormack Baron Salazar, Model Group, City of Dayton, and Montgomery County, Ohio. The goal is to reopen the Dayton Arcade as a mixed-use property including housing, collaboration space, retail, and restaurants.

My goal as a Dayton photographer is to be the definitive source for Dayton Arcade photos. I photographed the Arcade prior to construction starting, and as construction progresses, I’ll be posting progress photos that I will be shooting with permission.

The photos in the gallery below (past the links) are from a legal March 2019 entry into this historic Dayton property. These images were shot with permission.

I hope you enjoy my photography in Dayton Ohio as much as I do.  Being one of a handful of professional photographers in Dayton Ohio who documents the city on a daily basis is truly a pleasure.

I am a professional photographer based in Dayton, Ohio.  Wedding photography and engagement photography are my specialties.  In addition to photographing concerts for fun, I love being an aviation photographer and commercial photographer in Dayton.

Other popular search terms for the historic Dayton Arcade are: arcade Dayton Ohio, arcade in Dayton Ohio, arcade photography, arcade square Dayton Ohio (this is what I knew it as when I was a kid), and arcades in Dayton Ohio. The official website of The Dayton Arcade is https://www.arcadedayton.com/.

I believe that documenting Dayton through Dayton photography of buildings, downtown, events, and more is vital to telling the story of Dayton. As a Dayton photographer, I do my part by creating documentary style Dayton photography and sharing it with the world.


Best Country Club Of The North Wedding Photo Ideas Dayton


Country Club Of The North Wedding Photos 2019


On a snowy March Saturday in 2019 I photographed a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at Country Club Of The North in Beavercreek, Ohio. The bride was someone I have known since she was little as I was her family’s paper boy for 8 years. I hadn’t seen her since 1994, and we had a good time talking about growing up in the same neighborhood. Country Club Of The North is a gorgeous wedding reception location with a really long, open banquet area on the back side of the building. The staff was accommodating, and the brunch buffet was amazing. This was my second wedding at CCOTN but the first I’ve photographed there since probably 2010. It is incredibly nice and perfect for weddings and parties.

I am a Dayton wedding photographer who also photographs weddings in Cincinnati and beyond.

Testimonial Review After The Wedding Update: “Wes and I want to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our wedding. The engagement photos were amazing. The wedding photos were even better! You beautifully captured our special day, and we can look upon those photos for the rest of our lives and remember all of the special moments. Thank you again. The coffee table book is great too!” - Jess N.