The historic Glidden House, near Wade Oval in University Circle, is a classy, elegant venue for Cleveland weddings.  An authentic French Gothic mansion built in 1910, the Glidden House was originally built for Frank Kavanaugh Glidden, eldest son of Frank Harrington Glidden, the founder of The Glidden Paint Company. It was designed by Cleveland architect Edward Hughes Glidden, a cousin of the founder. The house passed to the Gliddens’ daughter, Ida, and when she died, it became the home of Case Western Reserve University’s psychology department. 

The Glidden House is now a boutique hotel with 60 luxury guest rooms and suites, beautiful indoor venues and stunning outdoor grounds and gardens. It can accommodate up to 150 guests.

The Juniper Room, Glidden House’s main indoor space, is a 2,600-square-foot venue that accommodates up to 150 people. The soft light from the room’s grand chandelier provides a romantic ambiance, and the French doors and windows on all four sides open create a more airy and expansive feel and provide a beautiful view of the grounds. 

For smaller and more intimate occasions, the Glidden House also features several banquet rooms. Additionally the idyllic outdoor area, complete with original gazebo, is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. 

The interior of the home maintains historical features such as the library, parlor and loggia. In the parlor, guests can see the Glidden “G” inscribed on the beams. The Glidden House also features original fireplaces and detailing that are perfect for pictures. Glidden House’s professional staff will help couples and photographers select the most ideal locations throughout the property for the most memorable photographs. They will also assist in catering, décor and other planning activities. 

The Glidden House works exclusively with two caterers: Marigold Catering and Zack Bruell Events

For more information on Glidden House, 1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, call (216) 231-8900 or email

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