Downtown Toledo Loves Love
Wedding season is in full swing, and in downtown Toledo we pride ourselves on “loving love” by offering countless unique locations for your special wedding day. No matter what your style might be, there is a place for everyone from vintage to modern, and rustic to chic.
Your love story is best told in downtown Toledo. The historic buildings offer great architectural vantage points, the vibrant murals located throughout downtown provide plenty of color, and we have our riverfront where both bridges are in view. The Huntington Center and Firth Third Field make great venues for sports fanatics; the Toledo Museum of Art is ideal for a tasteful and culture rich wedding experience; Simply Married wedding chapel offers an affordable, intimate and quick option for those who just can’t wait to be married and The Valentine Theatre and The Toledo Club are classics.
The Historic St. Patrick’s Church is a timeless option for your ceremony, and the hotel ballroom at the Park Inn is completely customizable for your one-of-a-kind reception. If you were looking to keep all of your wedding day festivities in one place, both Hensville and Registry Bistro have the ability to turn their spaces into a picture perfect aisle for your ceremony, and then turn the room around for your reception afterwards.
For those in need of the perfect wedding gift for the soon to be Mr. and Mrs., The Paula Brown Shop, offers unique options and offers personalization as well.
One of our favorite love stories to re-tell is Travis and Karena’s, who were married in downtown Toledo, January of this 2016. Many of their wedding details had a downtown focus; even their cake featured a downtown skyline. We spoke to them about why they chose a Toledo theme and found it so important to incorporate downtown into their wedding day.
“My wife and I really enjoy Toledo, and are proud to be a part of the city,” said Travis. “We’re originally from Michigan, but we met and fell in love here.”
Travis and Karena went on to explain how they chose the downtown area because of the amount of time they had spent here. They are big advocates for reviving and supporting downtown, so it was very important to them to give their business to a company located here. They incorporated some of their favorite places, such as Ye Old Cock’n’Bull, Homeslice, Wesley’s, The Black Cloister, Maumee Bay Brewing Company, Frankie’s Inner City and the Ottawa Tavern into their wedding by naming their tables after the locations. There were also pictures of these businesses on the tables in homemade frames. Their seating chart was a map of Toledo and the centerpieces were Toledo skyline cutouts.
Downtown Toledo offers many unforgettable memories for couples on their wedding day. With options for your ceremony, parking, photography, beauty salons, reception venues and lodging, downtown is accommodating and allows you convenience and ease on the day where you should be thinking about just one thing: love.
*Photos from Travis and Karena’s wedding captured by Kurt Nielsen Photography
*Photos from the Toledo Museum of Art captured by Mary Wyer Photography
*Photos from Simply Married captured by The Shutter Monkeys LLC
Explore more beautiful wedding photos by clicking our #DowntownToledo Wedding Pinterest board. We will be adding more photos as time goes on, and would love to encourage our readers to submit photos from your own, or a friend’s downtown Toledo wedding festivities so that we can feature it on our board.