Free weddings offered in Summit County’s newest Metro Park area

Summit County Probate Court and Summit Metro Parks are partnering to offer a free outdoor wedding ceremony and vow renewal for Summit County residents at the Valley View Area of Cascade Valley Metro Park, at 1212 Cuyahoga St. in Akron. The outdoor wedding event will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. Akron Municipal Court Judge Nicole Walker will perform the ceremony. Those wishing to marry or renew their vows in this group ceremony must register at    

Couples are welcome to invite up to 10 guests. One registration is required per couple.  

To commemorate the ceremony, Summit Metro Parks will provide a sapling tree for each couple to plant at home in honor of their marriage. Music will be provided for the ceremony.

Couples must obtain a marriage license from Summit County Probate Court prior to the ceremony at the Summit County Court House. Go to for details on obtaining a license. For more information, contact Lisa Mansfield at 330-643-7346. ∞