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New York Gay Marriage Deals

New York Gay Marriage Deals

“I can hear the bells, today's just the start 'cause, I can hear the bells, and 'til death do us part”

And this time the bells are chiming for us. Only a few short weeks till New York's first gay wedding bells are rung on July 25. And if you're planning to wed in the near future, then lucky you. We've compiled a list of hotels and venues that are celebrating same-sex marriage in our most favorite way: with a big promotion

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“I can hear the bells, today's just the start 'cause, I can hear the bells, and 'til death do us part”.

And this time the bells are chiming for us. Only a few short weeks till New York's first gay wedding bells are rung on July 25. And if you're planning to wed in the near future, then lucky you. We've compiled a list of hotels and venues that are celebrating same-sex marriage in our most favorite way: with a big promotion. 

After the jump, get inspired and find out how to save some bucks on the big day. 



 Pop-up Wedding Chapel

  • Saturday, July 30th
  • New York City’s largest pop-up chapel at the beautiful Bethesda Fountain in Central Park (or a designated space, if interest outpaces capacity) -- all for free
  • They provide the wedding, the photographer, the officiant, witnesses and cupcakes!  
  • A free and legal wedding, for anyone who wants to get married. Just sign up ahead of time and bring your marriage license. 



Le Parker Meridien NY

Nuptials? Done here, they’re permanent. Park Views? Farther than the eye can see. Showers for Two? Even two Sumo-Wrestlers. Boring hotel food? Not. Frumpy? Ha ha ha.

"Love Has No Boundaries" package includes:

  • Officiant/ceremony room
  • 1-hour cocktail reception with butler passed hors d'oeuvres
  • 5-hour sit-down dinner
  • Champagne toast
  • Open bar and wedding cake
  • Presidential Suite
  • Personalized monogram robes "Mr. and Mr." & "Mrs. And Mrs."
  • $25,000 for 100 people, $225 each additional guest. 

"Born This Way" brunch package includes:

  • 30-minute reception with butler passed hors d'oeuvres
  • 2-1/2-hour sit-down brunch
  • Wedding cake
  • Photo booth with costumes for take-away memorabilia
  • $125 per person, 25 person minimum.




Loews Regency Hotel 

The Loews Regency is a premier Manhattan luxury hotel designed to provide both comfort and value. The hotel and the wedding planners go out of their way to ensure that you will have a picture-perfect day. 

"Happily Ever After" package includes:

  • Dedicated wedding coordinator to plan your dream wedding/ceremony and oversee all the details from the wedding cake and floral arrangements to selection of custom favors and creation of a signature cocktail for your special day
  • Overnight accommodations in a Luxury King room category (or higher)
  • A bottle of chilled champagne & chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival
  • Bouquet of flowers in the room
  • Full American breakfast for two each morning in 540 Park Restaurant or through Room Service (taxes, gratuity & room delivery charges are not included.)
  • Complimentary overnight Valet Parking (no in/out privileges)
  • Rates starting at $539




W Hotel Downtown NY & W Union Square

Sensationally styled spaces are just the beginning at W, a long-time supporter of gay romance. It is the perfect backdrop to reflect who you are as a couple. 

"Right to Unite" package includes: 

  • Car service to and from City Hall
  • "Right to Unite" Flip Camera to document the nuptials
  • Champagne and custom wedding cake
  • Suit press/shoe shine or dress steaming
  • Suite accommodations 

And if you book your Wedding at W New York or W Union Square 

  • Receive two free nights to honeymoon at W Vieques in Puerto Rico



Westin New York Times Square

Luxury and serenity paired with rejuvenating energy heart smack central in the Crossroads of the World.

"Ceremony & Dinner Reception" package includes:

  • Early check-in for the wedding party into a suite
  • Lunch brought into suite for up to 8 guests
  • Hospitality suite pre-ceremony for the remainder of the wedding party
  • Coat check (depending on weather)
  • Ceremony Room
  • One-hour deluxe cocktail reception
  • Five-course sit-down dinner
  • Five-hour open bar serving premium liquors, beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Champagne wedding toast with fresh strawberry garnish
  • Four-tiered wedding cake designed by Ron Ben-Isreal
  • Complimentary overnight stay for couple with champagne in room
  • Special room rates for out-of-town guests



Skylight Group

One of New York's premier event space management firms accomodates the needs of contemporary events in three stunning locations - Skylight West (Hell's Kitchen), Skylight One Hanson (Brooklyn) and Skylight Soho. 

  • Offering 20% discount on all weddings booked now through 2011



Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

Perfecting the small details that add up into the one big event, give them your ideal wedding ceremony and reception and they will make it reality.  

"Celebrate Equality – More Love For Everyone" package includes:

  • A complimentary suite upgrade
  • 25% off spa services
  • A complimentary welcome amenity for the couple’s parents
  • One complimentary room night for every 25 room nights 
  • A dedicated expert to coordinate the event
  • A complimentary wedding night stay in a luxurious Statue of Liberty View Executive Suite for couples spending $15,000 or more on their wedding at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
  • Ritz-Carlton reward points


  • Couples who spend a minimum of $40,000 on catering for their wedding can enjoy a complimentary five night honeymoon, breakfast included, at participating Ritz-Carlton Hotels or Resorts around the world, valid for one year from the wedding date.



 Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina

Get out of the city and head to the beach for a romantic seaside ceremony, breathtaking vistas, inspired receptions and extensive activity options for friends and family to gather for an unforgettable weekend celebration.

"Montauk Escape" package includes:

  • Three nights in a waterfront suite
  • Boutonnières for grooms (bouquets for brides)
  • Rose petals turndown on wedding night and a small fresh flower arrangement for the room
  • Two hours of photography with prints and CD of images
  • Judge or Notary Public to officiate the ceremony
  • Dinner for two with a champagne toast at Gulf Coast Kitchen
  • Breakfast in bed  
  • Priced at $1975




Eventi provides the modern luxury, special amenities and warm hospitality you want for your out-of-town guests and wedding party. Their ideal midtown location makes it superbly accessible, plus catering from their noted restaurant will make your reception truly exceptional.  

"Now You Can Say, I Do" package includes: 

  • Complimentary Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony Space
  • Vows and Wedding Toast shown on The Big Screen Project (a 30 x 16.5 foot public arts and culture L.E.D. screen)
  • Complimentary use of Eventi’s “house car,” a Maserati for 2 hours
  • Two free nights at any Kimpton of your choice, perfect for a mini-moon!
  • 75 guest minimum



Millennium Hotels and Resorts

The hotel has an experienced wedding event planning department and a fabulous portfolio of florists, photographers, bands, DJs, sound and light specialists, etc. who have made a vow to couples to organize their wedding from A to Z within a two week timeframe.  

"Millennium Broadway Wedding with PRIDE" package includes: 

  • 5-hour Premium Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Wine Service with Dinner
  • 1-hour Reception with (hot/cold Butler Passed Hors D’ Oeuvre and Two Hot Stationary Stations)
  • 3-course Dinner
  • Wedding Cake
  • Matrimonial Accommodations in a suite or Premier room on Your Wedding Night, based on availability



Check back often for more deals and packages as they roll in. For more ideas around the country, check out our Top Wedding Venues. And for city slickers and those that want to be, New York City's official NYC I Do campaign lists everything you need to know about planning a wedding in Gotham as well as a general FAQ about the process to obtain a marriage license.

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