Crowning Inspiration: Destination Toledo

Make Toledo a destination Wedding with these fun and exciting ideas!
Don’t just make your wedding an event to remember – make the entire weekend unforgettable! And with three-day weekend holidays like Memorial Day, you can be the hostess-with-the-mostess! From welcome parties, to group activities like golf tourneys, baseball games, and amusements, to socials, bridal teas, and farewell brunches, treat your guests to Toledo’s favorites.

Kick off the long weekend and welcome guests with a barbeque M*A*S*H style. Toss Tony Packo’s hot dogs on the grill, accompanied by their famous sauces and pickles. Chill down some Maumee Bay Brewing Company beers on ice.

Hit the water for some cool lake winds on the mighty Maumee. The Sandpiper Boat is your mode of transportation, holding up to 100 guests. Mix up your favorite drinks and take in the scenic views before reaching your dinner destination at The Docks.

Or go Portside, literally, and catch a Mud Hen’s game at Fifth Third. The Stadium features private banquet rooms and suites for all your entertaining needs.

A little competition never hurt! Host a bride vs. groom golf tournament. Tee it up lakeside at Maumee Bay State Park or race roller-coasters at Cedar Point. Complete your destination delights with a limo bus. Stock it with all your favorite refreshments and goodies to get you there and keep you going.

Take in the sights and smells at the lovely Toledo Botanical Gardens or the Schedel Arboretum. Host a ladies luncheon, complete with fresh lemonade and brightly colored parasols.

Blow your guests away with live glass blowing demonstrations at the Toledo Museum of Art. Let local artists craft before your eyes and take in world renowned treasures. Continue your tour of art along The Loop galleries, such as 20 North Gallery and Space 237. These spaces offer the perfect setting for a wine party. Include some regional favorites and Ohio Amish cheese.

Bid farewell with a strolling brunch at home. Cater in your favorites or serve up local delights from bakeries like Petit Fours, Thrush’s or Michael’s Café. It’s a great way to look back on the weekend, and even share a few photos.

No matter where the weekend takes you, be sure to bring along your sun block. There’s no greater chore than for your wedding photographer to Photoshop your bright red shoulders and awkward tan lines!

Did you catch my blog post about Welcome Bags? They are the perfect touch for out-of-town guests!


Kim Kaburick said...

We need to come visit. Love the outdoor spaces....

Brittany M. Craig said...

Thanks! Ya, we've got some great hidden treasures! You are always welcome... kiddies, too!!!