From rustic to opulent, 5 must-see venues
The ring is on your finger, the guest list is finalized, the dress is purchased and tucked safely away—but what about the party? Once the stress of planning the wedding is behind you, the reception can be a victory party to look forward to. Celebrate the momentous day in style at one of these five amazing venues in The 330.
Todaro’s Party Center
1820 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron
Nothing beats timeless elegance for an unforgettable wedding. Todaro’s classic ballrooms offer tasteful options for up to 1000 guests, including an on-site bakery, full-service wedding planners and available themed ice sculptures to make your day memorable. Professional staff and color-coordinated linens help you create your dream event. The property features a beautiful outdoor space with white columns and trellises against a backdrop of natural splendor for a unique ceremony or photography option. Visit todaros.com to learn more.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N Portage Path, Akron
For those looking to combine a love of history with refined elegance, look no further than Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. The Akron icon may have once housed a titan of local industry, but now it is a place to make your own personal history. A wedding day at Stan Hywet can take on many different forms. The Manor House Auditorium, located on the lower level of the manor house, accommodates 175 guests, a balcony stage and a fireplace hearth. For smaller events, the Carriage House Auditorium or a tented reception are both timeless options on the property. Holding 85 guests indoors, 125 guests when combined with a tented space, the Carriage House is a unique space that is full of charm. If your dream day happens to take place during the warmer months, look into the tented outdoor receptions. These can take place on several places throughout the grounds, with the gorgeous gardens as the perfect backdrop. For more information, visit stanhywet.org/receptions.
Happy Days Lodge
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 500 W. Streetsboro St., Peninsula
For rustic charm amid the stunning natural beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley, Happy Days Lodge offers a unique venue for up to 200 wedding guests. The 4000-square-foot Great Hall and large screened patio can accommodate indoor or outdoor ceremonies, dining and dancing for a romantic wedding in a historic setting. Lush greenery and an adjacent National Parks trailhead offer sumptuous photography backdrops. For more info, call the Wedding Sales and Services Manager at 330-657-2909 ext. 135 or email email@example.com.
Guy’s Party Center
500 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron
Guy’s Party Center offers three ballrooms for flexible and family-friendly accommodations of guest lists ranging from 50-400. With in-house service that includes everything from white chair covers and crystal champagne flutes to a three-tiered punch fountain and twinkle lights, Guy’s can help make your special day worry-free. Whether you choose a sit-down dinner, buffet, or weekend luncheon, Guy’s unique lighting options and all-inclusive pricing will help create special memories that won’t break the bank. Visit guyspartycentre.com for more info.
1700 55th St. NE, Canton
Nestled in a picturesque woods outside of Canton is Gervasi Vineyard. This romantic destination takes the natural beauty of a vineyard and creates an unforgettable backdrop for your dream day. The 55-acre Italian-inspired estate can host both indoor and outdoor weddings in either the Pavilion or the Villa Grande. Basking in the great outdoors, up to 200 guests can take in the breath-taking landscape in the Pavilion. The indoor space is no less gorgeous. With seating for up to 120 guests, the Villa Grande brings all of the romance of an Italian Villa to an address near home. Guests wishing to stay overnight can even look into the Villas. For more information, visit