Following the legalization of gay marriage in Arizona last week, the Wrigley Mansion is teaming up with handful of local vendors to give away a dream wedding to one lucky same-sex couple. On Monday, October 27 couples are invited to an open audition for the "I Do With A View, Same-Sex Wedding Giveaway." Each couple will have two minutes to share their story with judges who will select finalists for a public, online vote.
"We've given away traditional weddings in the past, but we're hoping for hundreds of same-sex couples on October 27th," says Wrigley General Manager Ben Sinon. "It's time, Arizona."
The winning couple will receive dresses or tuxes, a wedding cake, music, flowers, a wedding photographer, overnight accommodations at a local luxury hotel, and a 100-guest wedding and reception -- the prize package is valued at $60,000.
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Located at 2501 East Telawa Trail in the Biltmore neighborhood, the historic Wrigley Mansion sits atop a 100-foot bluff and offers 360-degree views of the mountains and the city below. The house was originally built in 1932 by American chewing gum legend William Wrigley Jr. as a 50th anniversary gift to his wife Ada.
The house was almost demolished before being purchased by heir to the Hormel Foods fortune, the late Geordie Hormel, and his wife Jamie. Today the house is a Phoenix "Point of Pride", a destination for weddings and special events, as well as a restaurant and lounge.