Starting this fall, couples can say their vows at the most love-filled place in all of Philly — in front of Robert Indiana's iconic statue at LOVE Park — on two Wednesdays each month. October dates that are currently open for weddings are Oct. 10 and 24.
On the first Tuesday of every month, interested couples can register at Room 413 of City Hall for a 30-minute wedding in the park. The office opens at 8 a.m. and you must register to marry with the proper fee — $90 via credit card or money order — and documents, which include photo IDs and Social Security cards or official papers with Social Security numbers on them for both people getting married. You also have to pay a $50 fee online through the Fairmount Park Conservancy up to one day before your wedding or bring a money order to the ceremony. Couples are expected to arrive 30 minutes before their time slot with their marriage license.
The weddings last 30 minutes and take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. You'll want to move fast, though, because only 12 lucky couples will be married each month.
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will do all the heavy lifting, so all you have to do is show up on your wedding day. Each couple gets a 20-foot-by-20-foot area in front of the statue for their guests, ambassadors to greet attendees, and an officiant to conduct the ceremony. Ceremonies also take place rain or shine, and umbrellas are provided for the bride and groom in case of inclement weather.
There's not a better place to celebrate love than in front of the LOVE sculpture, so best of luck in reserving your spot.