The Akron Municipal Court and the Hower House Museum Offer December Wedding Ceremony Opportunity

The Akron Municipal Court is partnering with the Hower House Museum to offer a wedding ceremony opportunity for couples on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Hower House is located on the University of Akron Campus and will be decorated in a festive fashion for the holiday season.

The Hower House Museum is located at 60 Fir Hill in Akron. Judge David Hamilton will be officiating the ceremonies.

The two venues partnered previously for weddings on August 4, 2021 and November 17, 2021.

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.

Each couple will be allowed up to six additional guests. Photos are only permitted to be taken during the wedding ceremonies.

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.

Judge David Hamilton

Judge David Hamilton