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.
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.
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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.