The German Family Society is the perfect facility for wedding receptions, banquets, class reunions, anniversary parties, school proms, fund-raisers and other formal or informal events.
Turn your fairy tale wedding dreams into reality. Our spacious hall can accommodate up to 320 seated guests, with an extra-large ballroom dance floor and stage. A separate serving area provides both ease and privacy and our extended bar allows for quick service. We offer plenty of well-lit parking and an outdoor patio for your guests to enjoy during the warmer months. A Large Pavilion and a Beer Garden are available for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Our pond with a center fountain and picturesque wooded grounds are popular places for photographs of your special event. We also have a children's playground area outside for entertaining the little ones.
Close to I-76, and centrally located between Akron, Kent, and Hartville, our facility is easy to find. In addition, several fine hotels are only minutes away.
Our experienced kitchen staff is pleased to offer a wide selection of dishes including (but not limited to):
European Delights such as:
We also offer traditional items such as:
And our own specialties of:
In addition, we can provide fresh Hors D'Oeuvres and delicious German deserts for after the main meal. We carry an extensive assortment of liquors, wines, beers, soft drinks, and offer several pricing options.
Questions? Dietary concerns? Our kitchen is happy to discuss your menu.
$22.95 per person plus 18% gratuity. Price is guaranteed for one year from date of contract.
Minimum number of dinners for which a member will be charged is 125.
A Non-Refundable deposit of $250 is required at time of booking and booking does not become effective until deposit is paid. An additional Non-Refundable $500 deposit is required ninety days prior to date of service. Final payment is due three weeks prior to the date of service. A $50 charge will be added for any check returned for non-payment.
Ceremony site rental includes $200 for outside ceremony rehearsal for one hour at a mutually agreed upon time by GFS and Member.
Tables and Chairs for the Pavilion are not supplied but can be arranged for an additional charge.
For rental information, questions, or to schedule a tour, please contact Theresa Bohnert at (330) 819-3226
We hope to see you at one of our future events for a taste of the food and to see the area for yourself!
"We had our wedding here on July 14, 2018. It was the perfect place for our wedding. Everyone worked very hard to help bring my vision to life. Those that volunteered did an amazing job keeping everything running smoothly and were very accommodating, and of course the food was amazing as always!"
"Our reception was, for lack of a better word, perfect! The Akron German Family Society was so wonderful to work with. From getting in the day before to decorate the hall, to all the homemade food options, hall layout and excellent bar service. Everything went smoothly at our reception and all our guests told us for weeks after our wedding how much fun they had.
If you're looking for a place that is values quality for a reasonable price, this is the place for you. After looking around at dozens of venues that could accommodate over 300 guests, we couldn't help but be drawn to the Akron German Family Society. This local heritage organization is a volunteer driven organization and it shows in the right way. They ensure that you get to set up the hall to your liking, offer so many different food and bar options and support your big day from start to finish. The reception hall has a charm that is hard to find in the big venues."
"I held my wedding at GFS and it was amazing! Guests are still raving to me and my husband about the amazing food...The grounds are BEAUTIFUL. I had an outdoor ceremony under the pavilion and the fountain and pond in the background were perfect. I highly recommend this place as a wedding venue, and also their festivals are tons of fun, too!"