Dec. 6, 2018, 8:25 a.m.weddest
The Empire State Building has officially announced that entry is now
open for its 25th annual Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest. To celebrate this significant milestone, for the
first time ever, the contest will be open to the building’s international fan base. In honor of its silver
anniversary, only one lucky couple will be chosen, based on their love story, to have the wedding ceremony
of their dreams on the building’s world-famous 86th floor Observatory on February 14, 2019.
For this momentous day, the bride will be gifted a prize package which will include a wedding dress of their
choice* from Kleinfeld Bridal’s flagship salon in New York City and an additional dress from Kleinfeld Bridal
Party* for a guest of the bride. The winning couple will also receive round-trip flights to New York City for
themselves and two guests, sponsored by Turkish Airlines, two-night accommodations at Grand Hyatt New
York for the couple and guests*, an exclusive continental breakfast and prosecco toast at the Empire State
Building’s own STATE Grill and Bar after the ceremony and a honeymoon package to the Boca Raton
Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, from Discover The Palm Beaches, the official tourism marketing
organization for Palm Beach County, Florida.
“Over the past twenty-five years, the Empire State Building has been the star of so many different love
stories,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Senior Vice President, Empire State Building Observatory, who will also be
the officiant for the wedding. “This year at the request of our fans around the world, we have extended this
opportunity internationally, to all those who have dreamed of being a part of this annual event. We look
forward to continuing this beloved tradition for another 25 years.”
To enter, couples looking to wed or renew their vows can share their love story via https://esbvalentinesday.com/ beginning December 5 through December 30, 2018. Couples must be over the age of 18 and have a valid New York State marriage license at the time of the wedding ceremony in order to wed. Vow renewals can be performed with a valid New York State marriage license.