Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is a historic wedding venue located in Akron, Ohio. This historical building coupled with picturesque botanical gardens makes for a beautiful setting for any wedding or reception. With 70 acres of landscaped gardens, the grounds at the venue provide a dramatic and intimate atmosphere for any couple’s special day. Couples have the option to hold their ceremony, reception, or both celebrations at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
Facilities and Capacity
This location offers six different outdoor ceremony spaces and two indoor reception areas.
The venue boasts their Manor House Reception Hall, which features a warm and elegant space adorned with a fireplace hearth and a balcony area to stage your live band or DJ. This space, located on the lower level of the Manor House, holds up to 175 guests for your wedding celebration. The charming space can also be extended to include the outdoor area of the Drying Yard and Service Well for a cocktail reception.
The venue also features the Carriage House Reception Hall, which seats 85 guests for a more intimate gathering. This area is adorned with French doors that open onto a tented patio, which can be utilized as extra space for seating or dancing.
The venue provides barware, flatware, china, glassware, and linens for wedding events. With the rental of a ceremony space at the venue, couples receive access to an event manager to help facilitate the timing and organization of the wedding day. The venue also provides the following amenities for couples:
- A reserved timeframe for the ceremony at a chosen garden location
- One hour for ceremony rehearsal
- Getting-ready rooms
- Sound system to support the exchange of vows
- Ceremony tent available in the event of inclement weather
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens provide four preferred caterers for couples to choose from, all of whom offer an array of menu selections. The catering services can be arranged as buffets, stations, hors d’oeuvres, family style, or plated dishes. To accompany the chosen cuisine, the venue offers several bar services that include bartenders, a champagne toast, house and premium liquor, signature drinks, and specialty beer. Couples can choose to have a cash bar, an open bar, or a limited bar.