Area couples looking for a memorable day to tie the knot have the opportunity to get married at the Akron Civic Theatre on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Akron Municipal Court’s Administrative/Presiding Judge Kathryn Michael will perform the Valentine’s Day weddings from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civic Theatre, located at 182 S. Main St., which has donated space for the occasion.
Appointments are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and must be scheduled and paid for before Feb. 14. 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, 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.
The Akron Civic Theatre has requested couples use the Main Street entrance on the day of the ceremony. No professional photographers are permitted.
For info regarding scheduling, contact the court’s Chief Service Bailiff Patricia Williams at (330) 375-2592.