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Akron Municipal Court and Four Local Venues Partner To Offer Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Opportunities
05/05/2021

The Akron Municipal Court is partnering with four local venues to offer outdoor weddings for couples. The four local venues are: Springfield Township’s Springfield Lake Gazebo, the Akron Art Museum’s Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, the Summit County Historical Society’s Mutton Hill and the Hower House Museum’s South Lawn.

Further details are listed below:

  • Springfield Township’s Springfield Lake Gazebo | 2491 Canfield Rd. (Near Route 224) in Akron
    Friday, May 21, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Judge who will be officiating ceremonies: Administrative/Presiding Judge Ron Cable

  • Akron Art Museum’s Bud and Susie Rogers Garden | 1 S. High St. in Downtown Akron
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Judge who will be officiating ceremonies: Judge Jon Oldham

  • Summit County Historical Society’s Mutton Hill | 550 Copley Rd. in Akron
    Monday, July 12, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Judge who will be officiating ceremonies: Judge Annalisa Stubbs Williams
    *This date was chosen because it is the Summit County Historical Society’s 97th Those who get married on this date will share their anniversary with the Summit County Historical Society.

  • Hower House Museum’s South Lawn | University of Akron Campus | 60 Fir Hill in Akron
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Judge who will be officiating ceremonies: Administrative/Presiding Judge Ron Cable

“Love doesn’t take a break because there is a pandemic,” said Administrative/Presiding Judge Ron Cable. “Performing wedding ceremonies is such a fun aspect of being a Judge. I am grateful we are able to partner with these venues to provide a memorable experience for area couples.”

Appointments are first-come, first-served and must be scheduled and paid for before the date of the ceremony. Time slots will not be added once all appointments are booked.

Prior to the ceremony, couples must obtain a marriage license from Summit County Probate Court. They then must pay a cash-only ceremony fee at the Akron Municipal Court in the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center, located at 217 S. High St. in Downtown Akron between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The fee is $25 for those in the court’s jurisdiction, Akron, Fairlawn, Bath, Richfield, Springfield Township, Lakemore and the Summit County portion of Mogadore. There is a $40 fee for those residing outside the jurisdiction.

No professional photographers are permitted.

Each couple will be given specific directions regarding parking and other pertinent details based on their chosen location.

Each couple will be allowed up to four additional guests.

It is suggested to contact the Akron Municipal Court’s Chief Service Bailiff Patricia Williams at (330) 375-2592 to ensure space is still available before obtaining a marriage license or for any further questions regarding scheduling.  

Springfield Township’s Springfield Lake Gazebo

Springfield Township’s Springfield Lake Gazebo

Akron Art Museum’s Bud and Susie Rogers Garden | Photo Credit: Hillary Ferguson Photography

Akron Art Museum’s Bud and Susie Rogers Garden | Photo Credit: Hillary Ferguson Photography

Summit County Historical Society

Summit County Historical Society

Hower House Museum

Hower House Museum