Firestone Metro Park Wedding in Akron, Ohio

Today’s wedding proves that extravagant venues are not necessary for a perfect wedding.  The bride and groom held their wedding ceremony and reception at Firestone Metro Park in Ohio.  A wedding at a park is a great idea as often permits or location fees for the park space are nominal compared to what a proper “wedding venue” will charge.  Things to keep in mind for a park wedding:

  • Get to know the area:  Make sure to get to know the lay of the land well before hosting your wedding ceremony/reception.  Take notes on: the position of the sun and where it will be during your ceremony, pedestrian traffic (this is a public area so people are going to be around), bathroom facilities, other events going on at the same time (ie: baseball games) and parking.
  • Park Rental: Do your homework to make sure you are allowed a wedding.  You will most likely need a park permit (usually free), but you will probably have to pay the location fee that can range from $50-$200.  Make sure to read the permit fine print and confirm you are allowed to bring rental equipment, play music, amplification, and most importantly clean up procedures.  Many parks have fines if any garbage is left behind.
  • Back up plans:  Make sure you have contingency plan in case of rain. A park wedding is outside and often times there is only a small undercover area.

Photographer’s Comments: “Chris and Amanda had a beautiful DIY wedding at Firestone Park in Ohio.  Amanda planned, organized, designed, and made everything that was part of her wedding. The ceremony was intimate with only close family and friends.”

Picture of the brides house where she got ready before park wedding backyard fence with white wedding dress hanging from tree
White wedding dress hanging from tree in backyard with lace applique and illusion neckline
Blue sandal shoes for bride leaning up again a fence Blue sandal shoes for bride leaning up again a fence with vintage diamond earrings and bracelet hanging from the shoes
Rhinestone vintage hair band for bridal hair Bride with 2 bridesmaids in silk robes sitting on stairs of porch with coffee
Bride carrying white hydrangeas and thistles and pink spray roses bridal bouquet Bridesmaids carrying white hydrangea bouquet
Bride carrying white hydrangeas and thistles and pink spray roses bridal bouquet standing with two bridesmaids in matching dresses carrying white hydrangeas
chalkboard welcome wedding sign at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Bride and groom wedding program at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
white plastic chairs at Firestone Metro Park Weddingoutdoor wedding ceremony at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Lavender in rolled up paper to throw at bride and groom at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Bride and groom after ceremony at Firestone Metro Park Wedding. Guests throwing lavender at bride and groom
bride and groom walking with two bridesmaids and one groomsmen at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Outdoor wedding reception at Firestone Metro Park Weddingpicnic table with white napkins, baby's breath, white hydrageas black lanterns at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
48 Firestone Metro Park Weddingpicnic table place setting with white napkins, mason jar of white flowers, black lanterns at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Paper table cloth, white napkin, small vase of white flowers at Firestone Metro Park WeddingPaper table cloth, white napkin, small vase of white flowers at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Black lantern and small mismatched vases with baby's breath at Firestone Metro Park Weddingpicnic table place setting with white napkins, mason jar of white flowers, black lanterns at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Blue vintage box for guest wedding cards at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Bird feed shaped in a heart at guest favors at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Bird feed shaped as a heart for wedding guest favors at Firestone Metro Park WeddingBird feed shaped as a heart for wedding guest favors at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Sign a Jenga piece for wedding guests at Firestone Metro Park WeddingJenga pieces signed by weding guests at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Checkers game at Firestone Metro Park WeddingPing Pong table at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Sand bag toss at Firestone Metro Park WeddingOutdoor wedding picnic at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Apple and mint juice jug and sign at Firestone Metro Park Wedding

Love to see beverage dispensers at a wedding reception — especially ones filled with apple mint iced tea!

Blueberry cheesecake pie on cake stand with bride and groom on top at Firestone Metro Park Wedding
Bride and groom kissing in field at Firestone Metro Park

Vendor Information

Photographer: Black Box Photography
Other Location: Firestone Metro Park, Akron, Ohio

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One comment

  1. Stacy {Woodsy Weddings}

    The color of her shoes is amazing, and I love her headpiece! The simplicity of the bridesmaid dresses, the burlap checkers game, all show that this was a fun, comfortable, and low-key wedding.

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