About Us

Shady Brook Acres is a wedding venue located in Napoleon, Ohio that serves the Toledo region. Couples will enjoy this lovely, rustic outdoor venue in the Ohio countryside that has been in the owner's family for more than 45 years. With its fantastic views of a gorgeous waterfall and landscaped grounds, both couples and guests will appreciate such a charming, exciting, unforgettable day.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples may host wedding guests for their ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, and rehearsal dinners at Shady Brook Acres Hitching Post. They will receive exclusive use of the venue and their surrounding grounds throughout their rental agreement. This stunning, charming, rural landscape is a gorgeous setting to hold your wedding events. Privacy and tranquility will surely enhance your special day as you hold your ceremony under the covered Pavilion facing a charming waterfall, at our alter in front of our small lavender field, in our barn or even under the stars! The surrounding area is just as beautiful and a perfect place to hold just about any event you can imagine--large or small.  Lavender Gardens, a waterfall, and beautiful looming trees truly make the site magical.

Services Offered

Staff at SBA Hitching Post would be delighted to help you with anything you might
need to make your event go as smoothly as possible. This pet-friendly establishment not only provides high-quality professionalism and beautiful grounds, but also offers insight to reputable and reliable vendors that we have personally worked with in the past to give you a head start in your event planning. We have Indoor or Outdoor options with our new barn, Wi-fi, tables, and chairs (for up to 300 guests); drapes, backdrops, and miscellaneous items that can be spruced up inexpensively to make all "yours" anytime! Staff available on site. We offer reasonable day of coordinator services separately (price based on guest count) to further a wonderful experience for our clients if interested! You will have full use of SBA grounds for the  allotted time as well as full use of the cottage so you and your family or friends can enjoy your special day. SBA Hitching Post provides liability insurance and will require parties to obtain event insurance for the day of under certain conditions– please discuss details with them to see if it's necessary! Because we want to make sure everyone is able to enjoy their event, our venue has bathrooms that are wheelchair accessible.

Other Events

Any event you can possibly imagine can be held here at SBA Hitching Post! We have plenty of space to utilize for a variety of events so let your imagination run wild! Longing to have that large inflatable castle for your darling little prince/princess, but your backyard isn't large enough? How about that charitable luncheon or poker run finale with a raging bonfire to reminisce the days' true heroes that participated? From Cornhole tournaments to bridal showers to overnight campouts, SBA Hitching Post can assist you with making an event to remember for years to come!

Birthday Parties

Here at Shady Brook Acres Hitching Post, we will make celebrating any age a blast.

Happy Weddings

Weddings are our specialty, and we would love to celebrate the biggest day of your life with you!

Class Reunions

There is no better place to have a class reunion than Shady Brook Acres Hitching Post.

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Corporate Picnics

Tired of the same old corporate picnic locations? We offer beautiful scenery.

Grad Parties

Is your backyard too small? Do you not have enough parking? Book your grad party with us.


We will handle pretty much any type of celebration. We offer private, romantic, outdoor luncheons and dinners