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Wedding Venues in the Akron, Ohio area
The perfect wedding venue brings to life all of your wishes and surrounds your special day with the atmosphere you desire. As wedding photographers in Akron, Ohio, we have been to many receptions and wedding venues in the Akron, Ohio area. Sure, I have my favorite wedding venues but for the sake of this article, I’m going to be as unbiased as possible. Let’s start with the one of the most famous and well-respected Akron landmarks and wedding venues with a ton of amazing history behind it.
1.) The Tangier
Family owned and operated wedding venue since 1948. The Tangier provides a massive 60,000 square foot, 11 room facility for a myriad of events including weddings, corporate meetings and various forms of entertainment. The unique menu includes a great choice of culinary options, appetizers and freshly baked desserts prepared by Chef Mike and his talented crew. Wedding receptions can be held in the Grande Ballroom, Tuscan Wine Cellar, World Famous Cabaret, Casbah and Fountain Room with many options for customizing lighting, linens, centerpieces and menu items. The Tangier provides a highly personalized experience that includes wedding consulting, menu tasting, rehearsal dinners and bridal shower packages. Make sure to read their glowing five-star reviews on Wedding Wire!
If you prefer a classic luxury wedding venue, Guy’s Party Centre has been one of the top preferred wedding venues for couples dating back to the 1980s. This well-known landmark, with its three ballrooms, has what might be referred to as a local cult following. Guy’s longevity and popularity is no surprise when you consider the long list of amenities they offer and their convenient location. In fact, interstate (I-77) can be seen from one of the separate parking areas that front the three ballrooms. They host receptions for anywhere from 50 to 400 people and offer a variety of food choices on a menu that offers something for every palate. Dinner is served either buffet style or served and prices are published online.
Known to be the perfect fit for any size reception, guests are drawn to Todaro’s for their amazing menu and wedding bakery where tempting, heavenly desserts are made. Famous for themed ice sculptures created to memorialize ceremonies, Todaro’s employs a team of ice specialists to bring the cold works of art from vision to carved, decorative masterpieces that enhance tables of tempting culinary dishes and desserts. Set in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley in Akron, Todaro’s Party Center promises to make any wedding held at their venue an exceptional, memorable event whether the ceremony and reception is held within one of their four ballrooms or staged outside. Todaro’s Party Center has been hosting between 100 and 1,000 guests per wedding at this legendary and popular venue for more than 40 years.
4.) Greystone Hall
Greystone Hall and churches situated within Akron’s downtown area that resemble majestic cathedrals, have much in common. Stone for stone, each of these historic grand places of worship — along with Greystone Hall — resemble an impressive architectural and engineering style reminiscent of the Gothic art form, complete with ambitious structural columns and arches. Greystone Hall is seven stories of elegance built-in 1917, and offers truly exceptional spaces for weddings. One of its ballrooms boasts a third floor view, and Greystone Hall offers extra spaces for groups ranging from 50 to 200 guests. With a staff to help couples with their wedding planning, Greystone Hall’s dedicated staff also offers personalized menu consultation and development.
Occasions Party Centre, located in the Akron/Canton, Ohio area on several beautifully landscaped acres, is the premiere all-inclusive banquet and event facility of Summit and Stark County. Family owned and operated for more than 45 years, Occasions Party Centre accommodates the hosting of smaller, casual affairs to formal wedding ceremony and receptions. Their three event rooms will seat between 60 and 325 guests. Occasions Party Centre, with its new lakefront gazebo and fountain, offers a tranquil, beautiful setting whether guests use one of the outside patios to enjoy the view, or the available golf carts to navigate the facility’s many manicured acres. Occasions Party Centre offer packages that are all-inclusive plans to help couples manage hidden costs and reduce the complexity involved in the planning of a wedding.
Situated on the outskirts of Akron with views of their award-winning golf courses, Firestone Country Club’s offers a perfect wedding venue with its choice of full-service party, banquet, and event rooms that accommodate up to 300 guests. The atmosphere is lavish, and the staff places special emphasis on their fine food, impeccable creativity and service. The Firestone Country Club has its own team of wedding planners that assure each wedding is as perfect as possible. The Club’s distinctive charm and experienced team, along with an Executive Chef with an outstanding array of menu items, add style and fun to each wedding event.
Springlake Party Center, located right on Springfield Lake, offers a picturesque, tranquil setting for weddings. Among the many amenities it offers brides and grooms, Springlake Party Center offers the perfect wedding venue that will seat up to 300 guests. Its beautiful lakeside Gazebo is the ideal place to hold an elegant outdoor ceremony and provides the ideal setting for stunningly beautiful sunset photographs. Over the years, many brides have preferred to exchange their vows in Springlake’s gazebo accompanied by the sounds of the waves in nearby Springfield Lake along with the calming sounds of the waterfall. While the venue is perfect for an outside wedding, the inside reception area is warm and inviting, beautifully decorated, and is fully air-conditioned.
With four uniquely decorated rectangular-shaped rooms, and a private cellar room ideal for elegant wedding receptions, The Galaxy Banquet Center can accommodate parties that include up to 500 guests. Located in nearby Wadsworth, Ohio, each room at the Galaxy can be joined or separated depending on the size of the function. Starlit and cloud-scaped ceilings complement the elegant décor to offer an enchanting atmosphere for any event. Their award-winning chefs boast that they prepare all food at the Galaxy from fresh ingredients and from scratch. In addition, the facility features the latest in audio, video, and lighting systems and effects that have been designed to make sure that guests receive an unforgettable experience. The Galaxy offers a professional banquet staff to help couples as they plan their wedding through every detail, including linens, center pieces, and vendors such as a DJ and cake baker.
9.) SYB Hall
Centrally located between Akron and Cleveland just off of Route 8, SYB Hall is one of the area’s largest and most accommodating event centers. Their Hudson Room is the perfect venue for a smaller wedding, and their spacious ballroom handles larger wedding and receptions. Many couples choose to get married in the Hudson Room that accommodates 150 guests, moving right along into their reception. SYB staff emphasize that by planning wedding and receptions at their one facility, there is less to organize and decorate, and they offer to help customize ceremony decorations. SYB’s experienced planners offer a wide array of menu choices, including customized meal planning. The facility holds a five-star rating in Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Awards for 2016.
Conveniently located just outside of Akron, Silver Lake Country Club’s private events team is ready to help couples plan their dream wedding and asks for a chance to exceed their highest expectations. Situated just north of Akron, Silver Lake Country Club offers wonderful sweeping views, dramatic décor and craftsman-style ambiance. Every Silver Lake Wedding is unique and customized to show personal style and taste. The club’s experienced planners work with couples on customizing their wedding day from each menu item to fanciful floral and dramatic décor.
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