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Akron Municipal Court to Offer Halloween Weddings
09/04/2018

Akron, Ohio, September 12, 2018 – Couples have an opportunity to marry at an exquisite historic venue on Wednesday, October 31 thanks to the Akron Municipal Court and the Akron Civic Theatre.

Akron Municipal Court Judge Nicole Walker will perform Halloween weddings from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, located at 182 S. Main St. Costumes are welcomed.

Twenty couples were married on Halloween in 2017 and the event’s success inspired the Akron Municipal Court to offer weddings on this holiday once again for 2018. The Akron Civic Theatre has generously donated space for the event.

Appointments are first-come, first-served and must be scheduled and paid for before October 31. 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 Clerk’s Office in Room 837 of the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center, located at 217 S. High St. 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.

After paying the fee, couples should take their receipt to Room 901 in the Stubbs building to secure a time slot.

The Akron Civic Theatre has requested couples use the Main Street entrance on the day of the ceremony. No professional photographers are permitted.

For more information regarding scheduling, contact the Akron Municipal Court’s Chief Service Bailiff Patricia Williams at 330-375-2592.

The Akron Municipal Court serves the cities of Akron and Fairlawn; the townships of Bath, Richfield and Springfield; the Villages of Lakemore and Richfield; and that part of Mogadore in Summit County, Ohio. For more information about Akron Municipal Court services and programs, please visit: http://courts.akronohio.gov/

Judge Nicole Walker

Judge Nicole Walker

Rachael Delfing and Tom Berry were married on Halloween 2017 at the Akron Civic Theatre. Rachael and Tom dressed as Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Tom's mother and step-father, photographed on each side of the bride and groom, joined in the fun and arrived to the ceremony in costume.

Rachael Delfing and Tom Berry were married on Halloween 2017 at the Akron Civic Theatre. Rachael and Tom dressed as Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Tom's mother and step-father, photographed on each side of the bride and groom, joined in the fun and arrived to the ceremony in costume.