It all started with a napkin……
In 2016, Cedar Grove’s owners, Kevin and Julie Claus, were sitting on the porch of Stillwater Lodge with some friends, gazing upon their 65 acre property. With 6 cabins and 2 lodges running smoothly, it was time to start planning for their next adventure.
They talked about their 3 children growing up on the property, and reminisced on how so many milestones were celebrated. With all their kids growing up, they talked about them finding love and how wonderful it would be to see them married on the property where they shared so many memories.
That was the day the dream began!
Kevin quickly grabbed a napkin and feverishly started scribbling sketches of a large lodge that could hold all of their friends and family, celebrating the futures of their children. In true Claus fashion, they did not let this vision pass them by, and got to working on the lodge right away.
In the fall of 2017, the Claus’ oldest son Brian became the first wedding at The Haven, making Kevin & Julie’s dream a reality. The Haven at Cedar Grove isn’t just a wedding venue, it is a premier destination that offers an escape to the hectic busyness of everyday life. Our hope is that with every wedding we host, we offer a “haven” to our couples, giving them a space to get away and appreciate the beauty of Hocking Hills, their love for each other all while creating memories that last a lifetime.