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Lyman Harbor Waterfront Weddings

1615 First Street
Sandusky, OH, OH
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(419) 625-9626
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4.4 out of 5
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  • 22 Reviews


    Monica Rentner

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I just held both our wedding ceremony and reception here at the Lyman Harbor on 6/27/2020 in the middle of this pandemic. The venue was amazing at making us and our guests feel safe by spreading out the dining tables throughout the entire ballroom, supplying hand sanitizer by the bar, and serving our guests as they walked through the buffet. The space is beautiful being right on Lake Erie. The food was delicious and the chef was very accommodating to all our tastes and preferences. The staff was very friendly and helpful with taking care of serving and cleaning needs. Lea Ann, the owner, was so easy to work with and helped to make our vision come true amidst all the changes to state health regulations. She deserves an award for putting up with all the emails and phone calls received to pull this off. Thank you to the ownership and staff at the Lyman Harbor for making our wedding the most memorable moment in our lives, so far!

    Jessica

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  • This is such a lovely venue and working with Lea Ann was great. She was very responsive to all of our questions/concerns/needs and had absolutely every detail we previously talked about done by the actual wedding. The wedding went on flawlessly thanks to Lyman Harbor. Lots of beautiful places to take pics as well both indoors and outdoors!

    Jordan

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    5 out of 5
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  • - Lyman Harbor was the perfect venue for our wedding reception! Here are some of the highlights: o Staff: excellent. Everyone we worked with at Lyman was very professional and pleasant to work with. Although they experienced some turnover while planning our reception, Lea Ann (the owner) stepped in to help manage our plans to ensure nothing was missed during staffing transitions. Prior to our wedding, a new coordinator, Kelly, was hired onboard and she was amazing! She was brand new to Lyman but you could tell immediately that she has many years of experience in hospitality and event planning. She jumped right in and made sure she was 100% up-to-date on the day-of schedule. o Food: very good. All the food for your event is prepared on-site at Lyman by their in-house team. We had appetizers for our outdoor cocktail hour. We didn’t get too try much ourselves as we were busy mingling with guests- but the food was gone before we knew it and received high praise from our gues... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Jordan - Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are so glad everything was perfect for your special day, and we always appreciate feedback on our staff, venue and food. Congratulations on your wedding, and all the best from the Lyman Harbor Team!

    Elena

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lyman was perfect venue for our wedding reception. They were wonderful to work with. Taste testing of food was great, and food night of our wedding was as good as at tasting. Still receiving compliments on food, venue, etc. Lyman allowed us to come in Tues before our Sat reception to review table seating lay-out and allowed me to make changes. Also we were able to come in on Fri (day before wedding) and set up all our personal decorations. Our reception was perfect and everything I dreamed it would be!

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    Elena, Thank you so much for the glowing review. We are always very happy to have helped make your special day unforgettable! Congratulations!

    Latrice

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding was held on Lyman Lawn and the reception was in Clinker's Ballroom. The catering manager changed 3 times during my planning process but things still went smoothly on our wedding day. The only hiccup was the chicken that was served was different from what we tasted. At our tasting we had a grilled chicken breast and at the wedding we had a breaded chicken breast. It was still delicious and our guests enjoyed it. The manager is awesome! We were allowed to come in the day before to decorate the room. He allowed us to stay over past closing hours to have rehearsal. He was very helpful and kept a smile on his face. The venue is very nice and has a great view. You get a lot for what you pay. I'm glad I chose this venue.

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Latrice, Thank you for your review and feedback. Your made a beautiful bride, and your guests and reception were fantastic. It was nice to meet you and work with you. We wish you and Myron and very happy married life together. (Hope to talk to you about a few items, if you have the time.)

    Edward

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    5 out of 5
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  • We held our daughter's wedding reception at Lyman Harbor in May. The view of the harbor from the room was absolutely beautiful. The staff was excellent and helpful in every way possible including the planning before the event. They set the room up to meet are needs perfectly including our own centerpieces and other individual touches. The food was very good and enjoyed by all. We received many compliments from our guests. A special thank you to Ashlee and Lee Ann. The event couldn't have been so wonderful without you! I highly recommend Lyman Harbor to anyone looking to be sure their event is the best.

    User5452935

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  • Everybody I dealt with at Lyman Harbor was very professional and helpful. We had a great time and I would recommend to anyone.

    Jessica

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  • My husband and I were struggling to find a place where we could have an outdoor wedding near the water, with an indoor reception and could hold the amount of people we were planning to invite. Then we found Lyman Harbor and it was like a dream come true. Even though it was not located in our hometown it was near a place that we like to visit quite often (Cedar Point). We booked our vendor almost a year in advance to the date of our wedding (May 23). When we hit around the 7 month mark and I hadn't heard from Lyman, I was a little worried but when I finally got in touch with them they still had everything in place for our day. (They had changed management for their event planning position and that is why I didn't hear from them). Luckily Laura worked with us during the rest of our wedding planning and she made everything run smoothly. We scheduled a taste-testing of the food and it as delicious! They worked out a meal within our budget and was still exceptional! The only thing that we w... Read more

    Timothy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Let me start by saying durring the planning of our wedding lyman was going through many administration changes and things were confusing at first, but it was amazing how when all the dust finally settled they made sure all ducks were in a row and the day turned out picture perfect. Every place you go there are going to be rules, and this place is no exception, BUT they are very willing to work with you to make sure common ground is met. The venue is amazing, the food was great, the staff went out of there way. Honestly we fealt like we had a wedding planner. They were there for us every step of the way to make sure everything went smooth. The ONLY issue I had was we a were under the understanding that with our fish dinners that 4 pieces of fish were SUPOSE to be served and only three were. We has some guests asking questions and there was a bunch left over, but I really didn't mind knowing that the leftovers were going to a shelter and not getting thrown away. Minor communication mish... Read more

    Ashley

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  • My wedding at Lyman Harbor was perfect! It was about a year and a half of planning and during that we did experience some set backs but who wouldn't with a wedding. The staff was extremely friendly and once the food was decided upon and specifics were written down the end product was fantastic! We set up the day before the wedding and the maintenance crew tied all of the ribbons around the chairs. Saved my family and I tons of time! The staff was very attentive before and day of. The lit the tiki torches and fire pit outside so my guests could enjoy outdoor space. We even received a champagne bottle from them the night of the wedding. Bartenders were great and attentive to my guests. Couldn't ask for a better time!

    User5591506

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  • My wife and I celebrated the evening of our wedding with Lyman Harbor in September. We had an absolute wonderful experience. Price was reasonable for rental. They supply food and alcohol which was excellent. Many choices. Excellent part of the alcohol package was since it is connected to a bar, you may opt to order more alcohol during the event rather than over estimating purchase. Many of our guests commented how it is unbelievable that this is a hidden gem on Lake Erie and have never been here before. Our goal was to have a lake side reception, and this was perfect, over looking cedar point. The hall really came alive at night once it was dark outside and the room was lit with the beautiful rope lights and colored chandeliers. Definitely recommend up-lighting. We would like to thank Lyman Harbor for a wonderful send off to celebrate our marriage.

    User3156648

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  • The day of the reception was handled wonderfully by the whole staff... Interactions leading up to the event, however, were frustrating at times, with three DIFFERENT event coordinators involved over the course of the fifteen months of our planning. The first event coordinator was awesome, and I have no idea why her services were terminated by Lyman Harbor; the second was very difficult to work with (disorganized, did not return messages, dressed in sweatshirt/jeans/tennis shoes at every meeting - did not inspire confidence, to say the least), and she was abruptly fired just days before my daughter's wedding. The third coordinator, who actually managed the reception day - was wonderful. Clearly Lyman has/had some staffing issues... We were happy to pay a reasonable price for a beautiful venue, but I do think the food was just average for the price. And we were disappointed to learn that the 19% "service charge" that was automatically added to the final bill was not actually given to ... Read more

    User3832490

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  • okay, first i started planning my wedding in the beginning of 2013 with Suzi Evans. I had my food tasting as well in October. Suzi was great she wrote everything that i wanted i would like to think so in my file. They fired her in February this was 4 months until my wedding. I get told by one of the venders i hired that she is no longer there and a lady by the name of Jessica replaced her. Brides do yourself a favor Lyman is a beautiful place to have a wedding but theie service sucks. Okay so i started talking to Jessica telling her exactly what i wanted and what i expected. The bill comes for the 50% she tells me she cant split the food and alcohol in 2 she tells me that the computer program she uses won't let her do that. HA a monkey could figure that out. Bill comes and is so off it's not even funny chick can't even use a calculator. It takes her 3 times to come up with a correct bill. Okay so now 2 weeks before my wedding i call to go over some things with her tell her i want to me... Read more

    Kristi

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  • Suzi was absolutely wonderful to work with! Everything was great throughout the wedding day and night. You can't beat that view of Cedar Point and Lake Erie - it was breathtaking! The food was delicious and every person on the staff was friendly and helpful.

    Rebecca

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • After a new banquet manager was hired (rehired), there is little to complain of. We were able to set up the hall the day before our reception. Lyman worked well with all of our other vendors. Suzi is a joy and answered all of our questions promptly- she's so easy to work with! The only negative we really could find is that the food is what one would consider "wedding food" and it is my hope that none of my guests were disappointed in their meals. The price is comparable to the other reception halls in the area and in my opinion one of the most beautiful in the area. I HIGHLY recommend booking the Starlite room due to the private entrance for your guests and the semi-private restrooms.

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