Private Events

Shelters at Ohio Caverns are available to rent for private events and corporate outings.

Ohio Caverns Shelters

Large Shelter

Lower Small Shelter (Bottom of Hill): $50/whole shelter

Upper Large Shelter (Top of Hill): $100/whole shelter
or $50/half of shelter

  • The Upper shelter will seat approximately 200 people picnic style. (18 tables X 10-12 people/table)
  • The Lower shelter will seat approximately 70-96 people picnic style. (12 tables X 6-8 people/table)
  • The Upper shelter has electricity and the lower shelter does not.
  • Both shelters have a charcoal grill (You supply the charcoal).
  • Shelter rentals are from 9am-6pm.
  • There is a $50/hour fee for events after 6:00 pm. The event must be scheduled in advance, and needs to be over by dark (no outside lighting).

Reservations must be paid in advance. No payments on the “day of” the reservation. Your organization or group name will be placed on the shelter or tables and they are yours for the day. 

Wedding/Special Event Rates

Small Shelter

Wedding  (All chairs and decorations supplied by you): $300

Shelters: The same rental rates above apply for either shelter and for an event after 6:00 p.m.

Tent Fee : $100
This fee covers the cost of cleanup and repair of turf from large event tents.
Tents must be arranged and reserved by you.

Our property consists of a 35 acre park with restrooms, playground, gem mining, gift shop, parking, and open yard. You are welcome to bring your own games to set-up and play, but please no games that damage the turf.

We offer discounted rates for groups touring the cavern. Thank you for your interest in the Ohio Caverns. We look forward to hosting your event or corporate outing and trust that you will enjoy your experiences here.

To make reservations, Contact Us. Please notify us if you are unable to keep your reservation and we will help you reschedule.

What Are People Saying About Us?

Do the combo pack; it is the best way to see the entire cavern. One is mostly history and the other is mostly formations but each gives you a different perspective. This is one of the most colorful caverns I have ever been in; it really is neat. Amie S.
Took the Natural wonder tour with a group on a 4H trip. Kids enjoyed the sites, staff was very friendly and tour guide was very good at keeping things interesting for the kids. Overall it was a good experience. Daniel C.