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Release Date: April 15,2024

Akron Municipal Court Announces Off-Site Wedding Opportunities for May 2024

Akron, Ohio, April 15, 2024 – The Akron Municipal Court is returning to two local venues to host off-site wedding opportunities in May 2024.

Venues and further details are listed below:

  • Highland Universal Gathering spot (HÜG) | 133 Merriman Road in Akron
    • Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • These weddings will be Star Wars themed as May 4, or “May the Fourth Be With You,” is known internationally as Star Wars Day.
    • Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back will be played on a screen as a backdrop.
    • This is an indoor venue.
    • Judge who will be officiating ceremonies: Judge Ron Cable
  • Swensons Drive-In | West Akron location | 40 S. Hawkins Avenue in Akron
    • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • This is an outdoor venue.
    • Judge who will be officiating ceremonies: Judge Jon Oldham

If a couple wishes to invite friends or family to witness the ceremony, we ask that the total number of guests be limited to ten guests or less than ten guests.

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 located at 172 S. Broadway St. in Downtown Akron between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The fee is based on where the couple resides and whether it is in the court’s jurisdiction, which includes Akron, Fairlawn, Bath, Richfield, Springfield Township, Lakemore and the Summit County portion of Mogadore. The fee is $35 for those in the court’s jurisdiction and $50 fee for those residing outside the jurisdiction.

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.

Weddings are also being planned at the Akron Municipal Courthouse in Downtown Akron on various dates throughout the year. These can be scheduled by calling the Service Bailiffs’ Office using the contact information above.