Release Date: Wednesday, December 5th 2012
Love is in the air at First Night Akron 2013 with Mass Wedding and Renewal Ceremony
Register by Wednesday Dec. 19 for a chance to win a set of wedding bands from C.L. Davis Jewelers
Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) invites you to ring in the new year with the magic and romance of First Night Akron’s Wedding and Renewal Ceremony. Whether you're marrying for the first time or renewing your vows, this ceremony is sure to spread the love to all those attending.
The wedding will take place on the grand staircase of the elegant Akron Civic Theatre at 9 p.m. Couples marrying for the first time are eligible to win a prize package valued at more than $2,000. One couple will receive white gold companion wedding bands designed and custom made by C.L. Davis Jewelers, plus overnight accommodations from the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Downtown Akron. Only couples with an unendorsed Ohio marriage license are eligible. The drawing will be held at C.L. Davis Jewelers in The Shoppes at Akron Centre (76 S. Main St.) on Friday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. Registered couples meeting all pre-disclosed requirements and Ohio marriage laws must check-in at C.L. Davis Jewelers between 5:30 and 6 p.m. that day. Each couple will receive a raffle ticket with the drawing shortly after 6 p.m. The winning couple will be sized for their bands ensuring a perfect fit for the ceremony on New Year’s Eve.
The first 50 couples to register - renewals and first timers - will receive a Crystal Tresor Paris Bracelet also provided by C.L. Davis Jewelers.
To take part in the Wedding and Renewal Ceremony, couples must pre-register with Downtown Akron Partnership no later than Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. Visit www.firstnightakron.org/wedding to register online or to print a registration form. To request a mailed copy, call 330-374-7676. Completed forms must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 19 and mailed to:
First Night Akron Wedding
Downtown Akron Partnership
103 South High Street, 4th Floor
Akron, Ohio 44308
All registered couples must purchase First Night admission buttons to participate. Couples are required to check in at C.L. Davis Jewelers between 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and will receive their Tresor Paris Crystal Bracelet at that time. There are no exceptions.
About First Night Akron and Button Sales
Now in its 17th year, First Night Akron is a New Year's Eve celebration unlike any other. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts brings the community together to experience a diverse display of music, dance, theater and visual and interactive arts throughout Downtown Akron on Monday, Dec. 31.
Admission buttons allow access to all First Night venues, entertainment, activities and free Metro bus rides to each location. Buttons are $10 and children under 10 are admitted free with a button-wearing adult. Buttons are on sale now at Acme Fresh Markets, participating FirstMerit Bank branches, the Akron Beacon Journal Customer Service Desk, Angel Falls Coffee in Highland Square, Carolyn’s Cupboard in Wadsworth, Gasoline Alley in Bath, The Library Shop on Main, Lock 3, Stage Left Boutique at the Akron Civic Theatre and online at www.firstnightakron.org.
First Night Akron is a program of Downtown Akron Partnership. Founding partners are the City of Akron and the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com.
Thank you to our generous First Night sponsors:
Platinum Site Sponsors: Acme Fresh Markets, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, Akron Community Foundation/Mutual Health Services/Medical Mutual, City of Akron, County of Summit, FirstMerit Foundation, GAR Foundation, PNC Bank and Time Warner Cable. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Gold Stage Sponsors: C.L. Davis Jewelers, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, John S. Knight Center, Kenneth L. Calhoun, a KeyBank Trust, METRO Regional Transit Authority and The University of Akron.
Silver Project Sponsors: Huntington Bank, Labels & Letters, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation, Pat Catan’s Craft Centers, Roetzel & Andress LPA. Sisler McFawn Foundation and the Welty Family Foundation. Bronze Activity Sponsors: A. Schulman, Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Cohen & Company, County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADM) Services Board, GOJO Industries, Inc., Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation, Moffitt Foundation, The Murdough Foundation, R.C. Musson & Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation and Lloyd L. and Louis K. Smith Memorial Foundation. Special Friends: Akron Summit Community Action, Inc., Glenn R. and Alice V. Boggess Memorial Foundation, Coca-Cola, The Maynard Family Foundation, Miller’s Party Rental Center. Official Radio Partner: 98.1 WKDD