You know those mass weddings you always, with a 100-percent guarantee, either read about or see on your usual morning shows every single Valentine’s Day? Well, Philly’s got their own version of that coming up this year.
Philadelphian and non-denominational wedding officiant Colleen McDermott, who started Marry Me Philadelphia just this past spring, will be marrying any couple who wishes to tie the knot with a Valentine’s-Day anniversary this February 14th. The event will begin at 8pm at the opened-this-past fall Emmanuelle Craft Cocktail Bar, owned by P.Y.T.’s Tommy Up, in the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties.
Here’s how it works if you want to wake up married on February 15th:
Register here, where you can also purchase the $100 wedding package, which covers the processing and filing of your marriage license (which you’ll need to obtain by no later than February 11th; on the other hand, if you’re just doing this as a commitment or vow-renewal kinda ceremony, you don’t need that); the ceremony performed by Colleen; a special keepsake gift; and entry to the “Eat, Drink & Be Married!” party that’ll happen after the knots are tied right there at Emmanuelle, complete with tunes spun by DJ Too Tuff. Couples can bring up to five guests, and while the party officially goes until midnight, the bar is open until 2am.
At the time this was posted, seven couple shave signed up so far, but as Colleen says, “The more, the merrier!”
If anyone of you reading does this, please, please know that we need you to report to us after you’re Mr. & Mrs.! With pics, obv.