Hocking Hills State Park offers several areas for weddings. There is a minimal fee for weddings, a form to fill out and rules and regulations that must be followed. For more detailed information including pictures of more state park areas to have your wedding,, visit Hocking Hills Weddings here!


Ash Cave: A short stroller/wheelchair accessible asphalt walkway to Ash Cave. One of Ohio's most popular wedding spots. Park remains open during ceremonies. Romantic wedding place beneath the protective covering of Ash Cave and near a cascading waterfall.  

Old Man's Cave - Upper and Lower Falls at Old Man's Cave-the natural wonder of Old Man's Cave has been compared to an enchanted place where fairies and elves could be hiding around every corner.


Cedar Falls: A beautiful waterfall wedding.

Liberty Lodge -Two beautiful estates in the Hocking Hills and close to parks with settings for large events-- weddings, receptions, reunions, graduations, church/corporate outings, (praise/team building) multi-family or family retreats.

At the park areas (Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, and Old Man's Cave) (Liberty Lodge is private, you will contact them separately) You’ll need to request it in writing to:

Hocking Hills State Park

Things to note: You will have to hire your own minister, clergy or officiate. The waterfall can be seasonal! If there is a drought in the area, streams running through the caves may be dry and no waterfalls exist. In the spring, although rare, it could be flooded.


Who to contact about the wedding facilities: Park Office: (740) 385-6841 to ask for a wedding permit.


Write a letter to the park addressed to the park manager and stating:  time of wedding,  date of wedding and place. It is imperative that you have backup dates in case there is another wedding already set or there are special events.  Also give a daytime phone number and address. You will be sent a permit if the site is available. Permits, as of December 2012, are between $35.00 to $45.00.


The address is:

Hocking Hills State Park, 19852 State Route 664 S Logan, Ohio 43138


Time is limited to 1/2 hour including set up and tear down of wedding decorations. You cannot alter or leave anything behind (this includes rose petals, rice, bird seed). Floral arrangements have to be taken out after the wedding ceremony and no decorations can be placed on the trees, rocks or natural features. No one can stop the flow of hiking traffic going through the park and wedding traffic must stay on the trail.


Ash Cave Area: The trail is a quarter mile to the falls. It is asphalt and is both handicap and wheelchair accessible to the cave. There is ample parking, but it is about a half mile walk to the cave. There are pit-type restrooms at the trail head.