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Wedding Reception Venue Spotlight // Greystone Hall Akron

With a wedding coming up there next month, I thought that I would spotlight Greystone Hall Akron. They are on my list of best wedding reception venues in Akron.

Akron Wedding Receptions

According to their website, Greystone was “Originally built by the Freemasons in 1917 for their business and social gatherings, the building now offers exceptionally appointed spaces for banquets, meetings and special events.”

Located directly in downtown Akron, Ohio,  right near the Akron Art Museum, Greystone Hall has a parking deck directly across the street. This seems like a small and simple element, but convenient parking for wedding receptions can be an issue. So, even though its a small detail, it’s an important one. There are nearby hotels for guests convenience. Enter thru the main entrance on the south side of the building right to the elevators, which take you up to the Grand Ballroom. A GEM of a room that is always a joy to photograph.


first dance wedding reception greystone hall

first dance at greystone hall akron

Convenience for Your Wedding Reception

Bridal parties have their own private room to hang out and freshen up in before their grand entrance at Greystone Hall. This is alway a favorite spot for me to photograph the bride and groom. I have the couple all to myself, save for the bridal party. The room is gorgeous. And it has the type of light that I love so much to use. Greystone has the option of servng the bride, groom and wedding party drinks and hor ‘dourves during this time and I would always advise to choose this option. A wedding day is a LONG day.

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creative wedding picture at greystone hall akron

Grand Entrance into Greystone

The salon is connected to the grand staircase at Greystone Hall. This enables a convenient and dramatic reception entrance. Although it IS a challenge to light correctly, guest love it (and I love a challenge). There is a stage that can be utilized in a variety of ways. Bridal parties have been seated there. DJ’s have been positioned up there. This gives you a variety of choices when deciding the layout of your wedding reception.

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main stage at greystone hall wedding reception

Beautiful Space for a Reception

The bar is in a totally separate room from the grand ballroom.  This enables guests who wish mingle and converse in a little quieter setting while still participating in the wedding reception. Gorgeous woodwork and sculptures throughout provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding pictures. It’s so beautiful on the inside, and there are so many different areas for pictures, there would be no reason to have to go anywhere else for wedding pictures. This is especially nice if it rains on your wedding day.

Space for Your Wedding Ceremony

Greystone can also be utilized if you want to have your wedding ceremony in Akron. The Dorec Room in Greystone is perfect. Plus, as I’ve stated numerous times, having your wedding and reception at the same venue makes your day exceptionally convenient.

The staff is top notch and will provide you with a high end wedding experience. And being located in Akron, it’s not nearly as costly as the same wedding experience in Cleveland. Greystone is one of the best wedding reception venues in Akron and I’m looking forward to working there next month.

wedding picture at greystone hall

creative black and white picture at greystone hall akron

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