Hines Hill Campus
12-150 guestsPlan Your Event
What Dreams Are Made Of
The Hines Hill Campus is located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The property’s 60 wooded acres provide the perfect backdrop for a small to medium-sized wedding ceremony and outdoor reception. The grounds boast three facilities, including the Hines Hill Conference Center, Stone Cottage, and a rustic barn. Depending on whether you have a seated indoor dinner, or get creative with tenting, this exceptional property can host 12-150 guests.
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About This Location
The Hines Hill property was originally built in 1904 as a summer home for the Jaite family, who owned the Jaite Packaging mill. During the summer months, they enjoyed a spacious house (now the home of the Conservancy’s administrative offices), as well as a barn (now the Hines Hill Conference Center) and a chicken coop (now the Stone Cottage). The most recent owners were Robert and Phyllis Gioia (pronounced “joy-a”), who purchased the house in 1975 and played a big role in shaping the look of the buildings today. Robert Gioia was a demolitions contractor with a passion for funky pieces of art and architecture. In his work, he was constantly on the lookout for new pieces to salvage and add to his home in the Cuyahoga Valley, many of which you can still see.
Brian + Joelle Hunsaker Photography
Here are a few of our favorite salvaged treasures at Hines Hill Center and their origins:
- Stone face medallions on Hines Hill Conference Center and Stone Cottage: These large carvings of a baker, tailor, and scholar stare down at you from the outside walls of the Conference Center. They were originally part of the old University School building, where the faces represented trades and philosophers that the school’s founders respected, valued, and promoted in the late 1800s.
- Stained glass windows (throughout the property): Stained-glass windows around the Hines Hill House and a few other locations on the property likely came from an unknown psychiatric building in the area.
Stone fireplace in Hines Hill House: The fireplace in our administrative office came from Case Western Reserve University.
There are still some mysteries about the origins of many pieces. Part of the fun of exploring is wondering about the past lives of these unique pieces!Plan Your Event
Christy Beal Photography
Attend an Open House
Join us to tour our extraordinary spaces! Feel free to take pictures and visualize your big day. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. No appointment or registration is needed during the open houses. Drop in when it’s convenient for you!
Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, March 22 from 4-7 pm
- Happy Days Lodge: 500 W Streetsboro St, Peninsula, OH 44264
Note: Open houses at Hines Hill will resume in April 2018. Please call 330-657-2909 ext. 142 to set up a site visit in the winter months.