WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!!!This page is meant to give relevant information to everyone who will be attending our wedding. We've tried to keep it small - just family and very close friends.
Bryan and I got engaged on September 25, 2011 (read the story of our engagement!). We will be tying the knot on November 24, 2012, in Canton, Ohio (my hometown). Both the ceremony and reception will take place at the Courtyard Canton at 4375 Metro Circle NW, N Canton. Their webpage is here. Driving directions are here. The ceremony will be at 4 PM, with the reception immediately following. As I mentioned, we've tried to keep it small, so we've decided to not have children at the reception except for our own nieces and nephews. I'm sure all of you parents could use a night out anyway!
|Just after Bryan asked me to marry him|
If you would like to stay at the Courtyard Canton the night before or after our wedding, we have reserved a block of rooms for our guests. Just mention that you are attending the Koenig-Riley wedding, and they will give you the special rate of $89/night.
We are registered at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Click here and here to view our registries. Please return your RSVP card by October 20, 2012.
GETTING HEREIf you will be flying to Canton for our wedding, I suggest flying into the Akron-Canton Airport (airport code CAK). It is very close to where we will be getting married, and if you are staying at the Courtyard Canton, they will send a free shuttle to pick you up. Plane tickets are sometimes cheaper if you fly into Cleveland Hopkins Airport (airport code CLE), but it is approximately an hour and a half drive from Canton, and there is no free shuttle service from the hotel. You can also take Amtrak from many cities to Cleveland or Alliance (Alliance is closer). If you have any questions about making travel arrangements, feel free to email me at crystalishappy(at)hotmail(dot)com.
I listed some suggestions for places to stay, visit, or eat while you're in Canton. These are just a few favorites. This TripAdvisor page on visiting Canton has lots more ideas. If you're looking for something specific that you don't see, just drop me an email.
ACCOMMODATIONSIf you don't want to stay at the Courtyard Marriott, there are some other options. I haven't stayed in too many hotels in Canton, so I can't personally recommend any of them, but these are conveniently located.
- La Quinta Inn & Suites gets a high rating on TripAdvisor, and is located only about a mile away from where we'll be getting married. Has an indoor pool.
- Residence Inn is also located near the Courtyard Marriott, and has an indoor pool and hot tub.
- Holiday Inn Belden Village has decent rates and a free shuttle from the Canton/Akron Airport.
- Hambleton House Bed & Breakfast has an unimpressive website, but otherwise looks like a nice place to stay. Located about 5 miles from our wedding venue. Email the innkeepers for more info.
Canton is a great place to eat. There are loads of restaurants. These are some of our favorites:
- Heggy's Nut Shop. It's an old-fashioned diner with great burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Pick up some delicious nuts or chocolates on your way out. Their nuts are so good that I've taken them all the way back to Singapore!
- Bombay Sitar Indian Restaurant. Indian food is our favorite! This place is especially good at lunchtime.
- If you're looking for something a little more on the fancy side (but still reasonably priced), try 91 Wood Fired Oven.
- On the expensive side, but worth a visit. Gervasi Vineyard is relatively new to Canton, and has been quite a hit. It's built on the site of a former tree farm, and it's really beautiful!
- Pizza Oven/Papa Bear's. If you're feeling lazy, order a pizza - they deliver! Or dine in. Their pizza is awesome, and their pasta is pretty good too.
- El Rincon Mexican Restaurant. Bryan's been listening to me complain about missing this place since he met me.
- Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor is a Canton institution. It's been there forever. A trip to Canton really isn't complete until you've sat in one of the old wooden booths and sipped a bittner!
- Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co. is a nice little cafe downtown. It's a good place to read and sip coffee, and sometimes they have live music.
- Lindsey's Restaurant at 1900 Tuscarawas Ave is the kind of place that doesn't have a website. It's a small diner with great breakfast, good coffee, friendly servers, and prices out of the 1950's. It's a Riley family favorite.
ATTRACTIONSIf you'll be hanging around in Canton for a few days, there's fun stuff to do there, I promise! Check out any of the following places:
- The Pro Football Hall of Fame, the pride and joy of Canton, Ohio! I think it looks like a giant orange juicer, but it's pretty cool on the inside...you know, if you like football.
- Check out the Canton Arts District.
- Maize Valley Market & Winery is a little bit out of Canton, in Hartville, but it's worth a trip. They have great wines and it's a really cozy place to hang out.
- The Canton Classic Car Museum. My dad's favorite.
- Harry London Chocolate Factory is really close to the Akron-Canton airport. They give tours (with samples!), but be sure to get an advance booking by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The William McKinley Monument & Museum. The monument is free. If you're looking for a place to get some exercise, try running the stairs at the monument. The museum charges admission, but is a pretty cool place.
- Amish Country! It's quaint, and they have good restaurants and great antiques and homemade crafts.
If you have any other questions about Canton or the wedding, get in touch! We look forward to sharing our big day with you!
|Photo credits to the delightful Catherine Colgan, our wedding photographer!|