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In NYC For Pride? Queer Pop-Up Weddings Are Happening!

Ace Hotel New York, Sweet Hearts To Offer Pop-Up Weddings For Pride

The Ace Hotel New York has teamed with Sweet Hearts — the Brooklyn-based one-stop-shop for affordable and all-inclusive Las Vegas-style weddings in the Big Apple — to offer special pop-up weddings this weekend in celebration of Pride. Romantic lovebirds can tie the knot in a Heart Spot ceremony in the lobby of the Ace Hotel, a historic turn-of-century building, on June 26 and 27 and your guests can enjoy drink specials, local DJs, guest appearances, and an extended happy hour. It's a wedding and reception in one.

And just to show their hearts and wallets are in the right place, all gross sales from pop-up Heart Spots this weekend will be donated to the Stonewall Community Foundation. The Ace Hotel (@acehotelnewyork) will also donate a portion of all So Gay Rosé sales to The Center, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Sweet Hearts (@sweetheartsnyc) is also giving away a free Heart Spot wedding via their Instagram to one lucky couple this weekend.

Each Heart Spot will include an officiant and witness for the one-hour ceremony, a "Honeymoon in a Bag" gift, and space in the lobby for up to 10 guests.

Prices start at $650 but optional upgrades are available. Floral bouquets ($150) and boutonnieres ($25) will be available from Afloral. Edward Winter Photography (@edward__winter) will also be available to capture those cherished moments for posterity ($500).

Ace Hotel will offer two glasses of Pierre Paillard champagne for $36, or a food and drinks package including a bottle of champagne, two appetizers, and dessert for $75. Celebrants can also use the code “LOVEIS” for a queerly-discounted room rate if they’d like to enjoy a honeymoon this weekend as well.

While it’s possible to walk up and get married on the spot, Sweet Hearts recommends booking in advance. For one, couples will need to have a valid New York state marriage license and all documentation showing compliance with applicable state and local health requirements when submitting intake forms and special requests.

But if you’re not ready to tie the knot this weekend, Sweet Hearts has its own wedding chapel in Brooklyn, so they’ll always be available if this weekend isn’t the right time for you and that special someone, and the super popular Ace Hotel clearly isn't going anywhere either.

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