(Closed) Akron, Ohio Venue

posted 6 years ago in Akron / Canton
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What kind of venue are you looking for? The Happy Days Lodge at Cuyahoga Valley National Park was a top pick for me, but just a bit out of my budget.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know someone who got married at the Cuyahoga Falls amphitheater and had the reception in the Pavilion.  If we were getting married in Akron I’d check it out. But, we’re having it in Pittsburgh where I’m from.

There is a new place off Tallmadge circle called The Venue? Maybe check that out. 

 

IF only Sarah’s Vineyard had weddings. My life would be complete. But, I do suggest maybe having your rehersal dinner there?

 

Stan Hywet is apparently nice.

Went to a wedding last summer at Chenoweth Golf Course. I thought it was really nice!

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@sarg88:  

my friend had her shower there, she rented the private area upstairs (at sarah’s). I got married at Brookside farms near Hartville, it was lovely.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@les105:

i’m interested to know more about Brookside Farms.  I really want a barn/farm wedding but every place in Pittsburgh is so expensive. I’d be willing to bring the location to Akron if this place is affordable? off the top of your head – do they charge rental fee? avg price for food/alcohol? do you get to pick your own caterer or do they make you use theirs?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@les105:  i’m interested to know more about Brookside Farms.  I really want a barn/farm wedding but every place in Pittsburgh is so expensive. I’d be willing to bring the location to Akron if this place is affordable? off the top of your head – do they charge rental fee? avg price for food/alcohol? do you get to pick your own caterer or do they make you use theirs?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@sarg88:  

Rental of the venue was $2600 on Sat, $1600 on Sun or Fri. They have tables & chairs to rent, I think it was $10/table and $1.50/chair. You can bring your own caterer, ours was Charlie Brown’s & dinner cost around $16 a head after linen rentals & a few menu tweaks. We did our own dessert bar that they served & brought our own alcohol. We hired a friend to bartend. We supplied our own plates (thrift) & glassware (ikea) which was cheaper than renting, though their rental prices are reasonable. Hope that helps!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Admittedly, we splurged on our venues and cut back everywhere else, but we’d make the same decision again.

Our ceremony was at Stan Hywet (fee was $1800). The staff is amazing at coordinating, setting up, running the rehearsal, and making sure everything ran very smoothly. Plus, it’s gorgeous, has very expansive gardens, stone overlooks, reflecting pool, a waterfall, lagoon, and the manor house itself has a very castle appeal. They also already have a rain plan in place that was very stress-free for us (though we didn’t have to use it). They trammed us and any mobility impaired guests, and each part of the wedding party (bridesmaids, me, groom, groomsmen, parents) were assigned attendants with headsets. The price was steep, but our photos are gorgeous and it was very stress-free.

Our reception was at the Sheraton overlooking the river. Again, very stress-free with an amazing staff and very all-inclusive. The rooms are beautiful, the food was great, and we got a two-story bridal suite with a jacuzzi, kitchenette, dining/living areas, and a balcony overlooking the river for free the night of the wedding and at a severely reduced rate any surrounding nights. We spent about $8000 on a 100-person rececption, including all night ballroom rental, 4 food options, full open bar for 6 hours, all tables and linens, decor they provided, uplighting, personal attendants again, gratuities, and service charge. They also have a library room with a pretty fireplace for ceremonies, but we opted not to use it.

Photos here: http://gallery.weddingbee.com/photo/our-outdoor-fall-castle-wedding-photo-heavy

Other venues: we looked at Gervasi Vineyard and the Canton Club. Some friends are planning their wedding at McKinley Grand Hotel, and it looks beautiful.

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