Weddings and Event Rentals


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While our beautiful surroundings in Bath Township, Ohio, creates the feeling of a private rural destination, Crown Point Ecology Center is located just a short drive outside the vibrant community of Akron.

In addition to weddings, Crown Point Ecology Center has a variety of rental spaces to accommodate large and small event, from corporate retreats and meetings to family reunions and birthday parties. We are currently booking for 2017/18 season.  Just added for summer 2017 : We will have an outdoor Cob & Roundstone Pizza Oven complete with a grill and rocket burners which can be incorporated into events of any size. Since 2015, our restrooms in the Century Barn and the Center are ADA accesible.

Crown Point is pleased to host weddings and receptions – some of the happiest and most cherished occasions in family life.  We make every effort to provide a memorable country wedding positioned against the backdrop of our lovely red Century Barn (circa: 1910).  Crown Point’s 115-acre property nestled in the Bath countryside transports guests back to an earlier time of agrarian America.

Weddings at Crown Point have ranged from casual afternoon events with brides attired in sun dresses and gentlemen in khakis, to more formal occasions with long gowns and tuxedos.

Brides often prefer having their weddings in the historic barn complete with a center aisle and an alter bedecked with flowers.  A violinist or classical guitarist can provide music to greet arriving guests as well as for the processional and recessional.

Following the service, the wedding party usually forms a receiving line outside the barn where guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages on the lawn.   Later, the wedding party and guests walk a few steps to a large white tent on the lawn for dinner, toasts and wedding cake.  Following dinner the party returns to the barn for dancing as music and happy voices punctuate the night.  Guests savor the beauty of Crown Point and reluctantly depart at evening’s end.

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Ample parking is available and guests are welcome to explore the property – meadows, woods, wetlands, greenhouses and barns.

The Crown Point staff works hard to ensure that set-up and tear-down arrangements do not detract from your special day.  We do not schedule back-to-back weddings preferring to provide space for your unique needs and desires.

Although you may have your own preferences and contacts for rentals, catering, photographers, etc., we will be happy to provide recommendations for those who have been especially successful for other Crown Point occasions.

To discuss your wedding plans or special event, please contact Ellen Otto at Crown Point at or 330-668-8992.

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