“Traditional” weddings are right for some couples – but if you’re not one of them, you’ve come
to the right place. There are plenty of unique venues in Ohio for couples looking for a more
alternative wedding vibe, and the Akron Art Museum is one of them. Located in the heart of
downtown Akron, it’s a dramatic, creative, and one-of-a-kind wedding venue. Keep on reading
to learn what makes an Akron Art Museum wedding an incredible event!
The Akron Art Museum has been a valued addition to the Akron community since 1924. Over
the years, it has been kept alive by employees and volunteers who believed in its importance. In
the century since its doors opened, it has featured a variety of eclectic exhibits containing
archeological artifacts and fine art, moving from location to location.
It lived a life as a fine arts and design school before transforming into a permanent museum in
the 1960s. Today, it exists in a renovated historic structure, an old post office building in the
heart of downtown Akron. Larger than ever before, the Akron Art Museum hosts a permanent
collection of artwork and rotating exhibits to keep Akron art enthusiasts engaged!
Several unique spaces at the Akron Art Museum are perfect for hosting an event with plenty of
personality. The Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby is a spacious and stunning site with
dramatic architecture and incredible contemporary windows. This space can seat up to 300
guests, and on days when the weather participates, it also includes access to the covered
Northern Ohio Golf Charities Terrace, which is perfect for a cocktail hour.
If you prefer an outdoor aesthetic, the Bud & Susie Rogers Garden offers flexible arrangements
for your guests, using the beautiful backdrops of the museum and downtown Akron for your
ceremony. If you’re looking for something unique, the Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium
gives a theatre-esque space for a performative ceremony where you exchange vows on a stage.
Whatever you envision, it can come to life at the Akron Art Museum!
The museum’s stunning architecture and fabulous exhibits make for some truly unique and
innovative wedding photos. From the grand contemporary windows in the Grand Lobby to
various sculptures, galleries, and installations, your wedding photos will look incredible. There is
no shortage of unique personalities at this venue.
Whether your aesthetic is gilded gold frames in a beautiful gallery of paintings or modern
displays made of artistic textiles, your wedding album will be full of one-of-a-kind, art-inspired
The Akron Art Museum requires you to use a caterer from their approved list. However, there
are eight caterers from which to choose, each with unique offerings and a variety of pricing
options so you can find exactly what you need.
Additionally, it’s important to note that this venue is, first and foremost, a museum, and its
exhibitions and displays have priority. While their events team will work hard to accommodate
your event exactly how you envision it, they will not be able to install or remove any of the
artwork currently displayed in the spaces you are renting. You may want to check ahead to see
which exhibit will be featured at the time of your event!
An Akron Art Museum wedding is a truly unique, colorful, and bold event. If you’re looking for
a non-traditional wedding venue, this could be it!
I would LOVE to help you capture every moment and detail of your wedding. I love helping
couples capture their personalities and individual styles – after all, it’s your wedding day and no
one else’s. Let’s connect!
Welcome to my blog. Here you will find past weddings/sessions at cool locations, helpful hints and some sweet imagery to help inspire your future photo needs. Have a question? Shoot me a message and I'll be happy to help however I can.
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Here you will find past weddings/sessions at cool locations, helpful hints and some sweet imagery to help inspire your future photo needs. Have a question? Shoot me a message and I'll be happy to help however I can.