Release Date: January 17,2020

Akron Municipal Court Announces Off-Site Weddings at Historic Venues to Mark Holidays in February, March

Akron, Ohio, January 16, 2020 – The Akron Municipal Court is partnering with two breathtaking, historic venues to offer a unique experience for area couples. Off-site weddings will be held at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, February 14, 2020 in honor of Valentine’s Day for the third consecutive year. For the first time, the Akron Municipal Court will be joining forces with the Summit County Historical Society to host weddings at its Perkins Stone Mansion on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in honor of Leap Day and on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Akron Municipal Court Judge Jon Oldham will perform Valentine’s Day weddings on February 14, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, located at 182 S. Main St. in downtown Akron.

Akron Municipal Court Judge Annalisa S. Williams will perform Leap Day weddings on February 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Summit County Historical Society’s Perkins Stone Mansion, located at 550 Copley Rd. in Akron.

Akron Municipal Court Administrative/Presiding Judge Nicole Walker will perform St. Patrick’s Day weddings on March 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Summit County Historical Society’s Perkins Stone Mansion, located at 550 Copley Rd. in Akron.

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 Clerk’s Office in Room 837 of the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center, located at 217 S. High St. 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.

After paying the fee, couples should take their receipt to Room 901 in the Stubbs building to secure a time slot.

No professional photographers are permitted.

For more information regarding scheduling, contact the Akron Municipal Court’s Chief Service Bailiff Patricia Williams at (330) 375-2592.

About the Akron Civic Theatre

Long recognized among the community’s cultural landmarks, the Akron Civic Theatre has a rich and spectacular history.

It has provided the community with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances for over seventy years.

During that time, hundreds of thousands of people have been thrilled by various theatrical presentations, both on stage and on screen.

The theater was built in 1929 by Marcus Loew and designed by famed theater architect, John Eberson. The interior structure was fashioned after a Moorish castle featuring Mediterranean decor, including medieval carvings, authentic European antiques and Italian alabaster sculptures.

Among facilities of its size, the Civic is one of only five remaining atmospheric theaters in the country where patrons experience a twinkling star-lit sky and intermittent clouds moving across the horizon, all while sitting inside the auditorium.

About the Summit County Historical Society and the Perkins Stone Mansion

Founded in 1924, the mission of Summit County Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of Summit County and Akron, and to educate regional communities about the people and events that have shaped our rich history. The Society owns and manages several properties including the Perkins Stone Mansion, home of Akron's and Summit County’s founding family.

As one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Ohio, the Mansion is now a historical house museum whose objects and rooms not only bring to life the Perkins family's lifestyles over three generations, but interpret the history of Akron and Summit County from Akron's founding to the turn of the century.  Descendants of the Perkins family continued to occupy the house until 1945, when it was sold to the Summit County Historical Society.

The Perkins Stone Mansion will feature a collection of vintage wedding dresses to accompany the events.

The Perkins family was instrumental in the development and progress of many city and county aspects including the Ohio & Erie Canal, Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal, Akron Rural Cemetery (Glendale Cemetery), Summit County Agricultural Society, the BF Goodrich Company and the Mary Day Nursery (Akron Children’s Hospital). Mary Rawson Perkins and her daughter, Mary Perkins Raymond, were part of the original ladies group forming the Akron Day Nursery for children while mothers worked at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Col. George Tod Perkins gave funds to establish the first structure and the day nursery was then named for his granddaughter, Mary Perkins Raymond.