Shady Brook Acres
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Shady Brook Acres

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Napoleon, Ohio

Shady Brook Acres

The sound of the waterfall in our 1/3 acre pond provides refreshing background noise to assist in your zen-like setting. We welcome a walk through of our environmentally friendly habitat and see why so many have loved our little paradise on the outskirts of Napoleon, OH. If you long for a change of scenery from the traditional church basement, banquet hall, or lodge, where individuality is a challenge, we encourage you to see the simplicity of our natural surroundings and the minimal enhancements necessary to make your day truly one of a kind.

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What We Offer

Shady Brook Acres is the premier venue for weddings, receptions, birthdays, graduation parties, and corporate events in Northwest, Ohio. This beautiful venue has been in our family for over 45 years and continues to flourish as a serene rural escape that we love to share with others. Our site is available for events and occasions of all types. While our location is an excellent spot for family reunions, corporate retreats, and group workshops, we especially excel in weddings and receptions. Listed here are what we include in your rental and all our venue needs is your creative touch to make it your own!

  • 50X80 Beautiful Barn
  • Beautiful landscaping
  • Ordained Minister at your discretion **
  • Day of Coordinator **
  • A pavilion overlooking our serene waterfall
  • Guest Chairs 300
  • 8 foot Tables available to accommodate 300 guests
  • Parking with overflow potential
  • Space for an optional tent of your choice with different locations
  • Exclusive use of Bridal Cottage with up to 5 stations
  • Save Your Date Photos and/or Engagement photos! (We will take them or bring your own photographer!!)
  • Solar Lighting throughout the landscaping and surrounding Pavilion
  • Exclusive use of Shady Brook's gardens and grounds
  • Easels, Cedar Wood Pillars, wooden benches, Doors,
  • Wooden lighted bar, whiskey barrels, shepherd hooks, vintage picture frames, benches, various backdrops, and whatever else we find you can make use of!
  • Swings and Fire Pit area (firewood supplied by you)
  • Disposal Bins x 6
  • Designated smoking area
  • Rehearsal Time guaranteed within one week of your event approx 2 hrs

Please contact us to schedule a site visit where you can experience our scenic location first-hand and schedule your event date!

Shady Brook Acres


This place is amazing! We traveled from Tennessee to Ohio for my friend's wedding this weekend, and this venue was so great from start to finish. Annie and Trent are the sweetest, most helpful hosts, and their place is absolutely gorgeous. They made our jobs as bridesmaids a million times easier and were so quick to lend a hand or suggestion, and made us feel right at home. I 100% recommend this place for your next event or wedding.

-Christy B.

My wedding was help on July 25, 2020. We started working with Ann back in Dec. 2018

Ann and her team are amazing to work with! From the beginning, Ann was so very helpful and so much fun to work with! I searched and searched for this venue way before my husband and I got married! With everything going on, Ann has been so understanding and helpful during this whole process to help ease the stress many of us are experiencing! I highly recommend having your wedding here! Not only is it beautiful but the team is very genuine and amazing to work with!

-Lexi Conrad

Rustic fairytale

Shady Brook Acres made our dreams come true! The team went above and beyond to make our wedding special and we can't thank them enough. Everyone was so kind and ready to help when you needed something. Shady Brook Acres is a perfect place to have a ceremony and reception with your family and friends. I highly recommend having your wedding at this beautiful place!

-Abbi Bell Alvarez

Great venue!

The owner responded to all of my MANY questions in a very timely manner. She allowed me to come visit and plan things anytime that I wanted. And she helped me find deals on tents, bathrooms, food, and photography. Her property is beautiful. You will not regret booking this venue.

-Michaela Ford

Wedding ceremony and reception

Booked this venue for our wedding. It is fairly new, but absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! The owner, Anne, is amazing. She's extremely helpful and always available to answer questions. The rest of the staff is just as amazing. Not one single regret in booking this venue!

-Kyra Toland


I absolutely recommend this place above anything else! If you're looking for an outdoor venue this is the place! They are amazing and your day will turn out soo beautiful! We are soo happy we had both our wedding and reception here! Anne is such a great host and so much fun and easy to work with!

-Stephen and Lexi Yackee

Shady Brook

I fell in love with the place when I first saw it. My husband and I, loved how close it was for us and our families. The staff treats you like family from the time you say hello. Shady Brook has so many materials on hand to help you out if you ever forgot anything. I couldnt of choosen a better place to say I Do!! I HIGHLY reccomend , Shady Brook.

-Madison Brueshaber

Absolutely Amazing!!

I had the most amazing wedding day ever. And it was all thanks to anne and her team. I literally had 6 weeks or less to plan my wedding. Not one time did anyone freak out, or say something couldn't be done! Everyone was so helpful and so willing to do anything that needed done! If it wasn't for this place I literally wouldn't of ever had my dream wedding! Absolutely beautiful place!

-Jessica Mann

The best night of my life

Absolutely recommend Shady Brook with all my heart. The venue is so stunning, and I could swear Anne is an angel in the flesh. She helped manage so much & helped to keep me sane when some of the planning wasn't going quite right. She went way above and beyond and I can't say enough how much that meant to me

-Rachael Wyrembelski
Shady Brook Acres