We got married @ the Akron Zoo in September 2008. It was so beautiful because all the flowers were in full bloom. My photos came out great I didn't have to go anywhere special for great photos. They did the set up & tear down for me. But it is ideal for a small ceremony I think I had maybe 50 people there but had a large reception after @ Guys.
Have you went & looked @ the gardens? I was only able to put 10 or 12 chairs out for parents, grandparents & a few elderly. So everyone had to stand but my ceremony was very short & to the point maybe 15 minutes @ most so it wasn't, to bad. It was lovely & unique & tons of picture options. People always think its cool when the hear we got married @ the zoo. Also we always go back on our kids Birthdays every year almost like a fun day for them & a early anniversary date for us. Kinda fun!