Did you know that the city of Toledo in Ohio is actually named after Toledo, Spain? Found on the Western end of Lake Erie (right on the Michigan border), there are plenty of ways to incorporate the attractions of Toledo into your wedding planning. For starters, take in the pulse of the city by visiting the Veterans' Glass City Skyway over the Maumee River, the R. A. Stranahan Arboretum, and the historic Old West End neighborhood. You never know when a new idea, wedding vendor, or reception location will emerge. Photo at right via At Last Event Planning.
Toledo Wedding Planning: Highlights of the City
From the Toledo Zoo pedestrian bridge to the wondrous flowers found at the Toledo Botanical Garden, you can gain inspiration for your wedding throughout the city. Lovers of fine art may gain inspiration in color and themes by taking a visit to the Toledo Museum of Art, which is housed inside of a Greek Revival building. The major concert hall found on the South side of the city, The Stranahan Theater, also offers rental space at their Great Hall for as low as $515.
Toledo Wedding Planning: Weather Watch
Situated in the Great Lakes region, Toledo enjoys four distinct seasons that greatly vary in temperature and precipitation. With a climate best described as humid continental, the city sees many changes in weather conditions created by Lake Erie. The warmest month of the year to plan a Toledo wedding is in July when high temperatures reach an average of 83 degrees. Beware of the rain in June, which is the rainiest month of the year. In January, temperatures range from 16 to 31 degrees and is the coldest and driest time of the year.
Toledo Wedding Planning: Tips and Ideas
Attending a bridal show in Toledo is a great way to become familiar with the wedding vendors located in your region. Bridal shows also showcase the latest trends in wedding dresses, accessories, food, and rings. In Toledo, "I Do at the Toledo Zoo" takes place in September. Keep your eye out for other events featured in the local newspaper.
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