Akron Municipal Court Announces April 1 Weddings

“Why Do Fools Fall in Love” will be the theme on Friday, April 1, 2022 for weddings presented by the Akron Municipal Court and Jilly’s Music Room.

April 1 is known internationally as April Fools’ Day. This is a perfect opportunity for engaged couples looking for a unique anniversary.

Weddings will be officiated by Akron Municipal Court Judge David Hamilton from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Jilly’s Music Room, located at 111 N. Main St. in downtown Akron. 

Jilly’s Music Room, a live music and entertainment venue located in the Northside District, has generously donated space for the event.

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of all who are participating, couples and their guests will need to show a proof of vaccination (a vaccination card or the photo of one’s vaccination card) or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and antigen tests will be accepted) taken within 48 hours from the time of the ceremony. Couples will be limited to six guests total.

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.

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. 

The Akron Municipal Court previously announced off-site weddings for February 22, 2022 at the Hower House Museum and March 17, 2022 at the Musica. Learn more about these opportunities here.


A couple was married at Jilly's Music Room in January 2022. Judge Ron Cable officiated the ceremony.

A couple was married at Jilly's Music Room in January 2022. Judge Ron Cable officiated the ceremony.

Judge David Hamilton

Judge David Hamilton