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Gervasi BY BREANNE GEORGE Vineyard A DESTINATION WEDDING CLOSE TO HOME    Reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside or the vineyards of Napa, California, Gervasi Vineyard is a romantic getaway close to home in Northeast Ohio. From a lovely Tuscan outdoor pavilion to a charming indoor greenhouse, this picturesque destination offers a multitude of venue options to celebrate your wedding day and events leading up to it. “Once you arrive at Gervasi Vineyard, you instantly realize you are someplace incred- ibly special,” says Nichole Cardinale, Director of Marketing. “Guests will often tell me, ‘I don’t feel like I’m in Canton any longer.’ Then they will take it a step further and say, ‘I don’t feel like I’m in Ohio either.’ Gervasi truly feels like an escape to Tuscany.” A family affair Originating from Italy, the Swaldo family owns Gervasi Vineyard. In 2009, Ted Swaldo retired from his long-time career as CEO of ASC Industries, Inc., in North Canton, and decided to take on a new venture. He purchased the Gervasi estate with the vision of creating a winery getaway in Northeast Ohio for local and out-of-town guests alike. Now, Gervasi Vineyard is truly a wedding destination with more than 160 couples from across the globe getting married on the property each year. “We planned a wedding for a bride who grew up in Northeast Ohio but now lives in Australia,” Cardinale says. “It’s fun to say we’ve had couples come from as far as Australia to say ‘I do’ at Gervasi.” 70 § AKRONCANTONWEDDINGS.COM | WEDDINGS IN OHIO  KLODT PHOTOGRAPHY 

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