Akron Art Museum

Award winner, Indoor and outdoor spaces, Valet parking

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Starting at $5,533 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $5k for 50 Guests
Starting at $5k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 300

Starting price

$5K to start


Ceremony / Reception
Indoor / Outdoor
Award 2016

Akron Art Museum Overview

Celebrate your big day in a setting of inspiration and excitement at the Akron Art Museum. The 2007 design by Coop Himmelb(l)au integrated approximately 21,000 square feet of the 1899 brick building (formerly Akron's main post office) with a new 63,300 square foot building. Coop Himmelb(l)au founded in 1968 by principals Wolf D. Prix and Helmut Swiczinsky, is renowned for its leadership in contemporary architectural theory and practice and its thought-provoking approach to the reinvention of existing buildings. The Akron Art Museum is the firm's first public project in the United States and, while still under construction, received a 2005 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. A new addition in 2016 is the contemporary Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. Providing an outside green space in the heart of Downtown Akron, the gardens allow for outdoor ceremonies, cocktail hours, and celebrations. The Akron Art Museum is one of the most dynamic and unique wedding venues in Northeast Ohio.

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $2,500 to $3,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony only wedding is $1,500. An additional hour can be arranged for a fee of $1,000. The garden space can be rented for an additional $1,500. Wedding guest are allowed an opportunity to explore the art galleries of the museum for the first hour of your reception.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Coat check room
Dance area
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Groom's dressing area
Large parking lot
Outdoor lighting
Piano available for an additional fee
Reception tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Choose from a list for catering- General liability insurance required- Music must end by midnight- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking outside only- Venue must approve all decorations