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 up to 500 wedding guests for their ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, and rehearsal dinners at Shady Brook Acres. Couples will receive exclusive use of the venue and their surrounding grounds. This stunning, charming, realistic, rural landscape is a gorgeous setting to hold your wedding events. Shady Brook Acres’ privacy and tranquility will surely elevate and enhance your special day as you hold your ceremony under their covered pavilion facing a charming waterfall spilling out onto a pond. The surrounding area is just as beautiful and a perfect place to hold receptions and other events. Lavender gardens, waterfall and beautiful, looming trees truly make the site magical.

Services Offered

Staff at Shady Brook Acres would be delighted to help you with anything you might need to make your wedding event go as smoothly as possible. This pet-friendly establishment not only provides high-quality professionalism and beautiful grounds, but they will also offer insight to reputable and reliable vendors that they have personally worked with in the past to give you a head start in your wedding planning. They also provide 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. They 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 an allotted time as well as full use of the cottage so you and your family or friends can enjoy your special day. Shadybrook Acres 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 its necessary! Because they want to make sure everyone is able to enjoy their event, their venue is wheelchair accessible. They also have several ordained ministers available who may officiate your wedding if you choose.

Any event you can possibly imagine can be held here at Shadybrook HP! 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, Shadybrook HP can assist you with making an event to remember for years to come!

Other Events

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.

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 celebrations. We offer private, romantic, outdoor luncheons and dinners.