Old Courthouse Event Rental Rate Jumping Up to $585 Per Hour

click to enlarge Old Courthouse Event Rental Rate Jumping Up to $585 Per Hour
Cuyahoga County
Getting married in Cleveland? Searching for a venue with decadent-ass photo ops that doesn't shatter the piggy bank? WHO ISN'T?

Our wedding venue watch dogs slipped us word late last night — they got wind from Cleveland.com: Cuyahoga County's historic courthouse on Lakeside Avenue, known colloquially as the "Old Courthouse," is getting pricier.

The hourly rate (four-hour minimum rental) is rising from $525 to $585 on Saturdays and from $600 to $660 on Sundays and holidays. This is the first time the rate has increased in a decade. The $500 non-refundable deposit and the $125 hourly "photography fee" are still in effect. Renters can also reserve the Huntington Park Garage for $550 or $600.

Here's the event rental page. If you've got the means, give the county some money folks. They've got a maxed-out credit card and they're trying to sell $140 million in bonds for an arena enhancement!

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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