On October 15, 2016, women from all over the world will meet in Provincetown, Massachusetts for one spectacular reason, to get married. The unique event, Bride Pride, will offer women the opportunity for to get married in a group ceremony. The ceremony will be scheduled during Provincetown’s 32nd Women’s Week, a legendary event created for the Lesbian community. This annual lesbian gathering includes more than 150+ events, but is best known for its exciting nightlife and their annual clambake, a tradition which started in 1984. Most importantly, the gathering serves as a safe and welcoming place for women of all different walks of life to get together and enjoy themselves. For all these reasons and many more, Women’s Week is the absolutely perfect time to get married.
The location where the wedding will be held, the award-winning Roux Bed and Breakfast, will make the day even more memorable. The 3,400-square foot, 1870’s Victorian house serves as the perfect setting for anyone’s special day. Make sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity and register to be one of the lucky brides. Though simply viewing this ceremony will be breathtaking, to get the full experience and participate, be sure to register.
The owners of the venue and the organizers of Bride Pride, Allison Baldwin and Ilene Mitnick, had a specific goal in mind when they put together the event stating, “If there are at least 100 couples, the brides will become part of recorded history.” The duo has applied to The Guinness Book of World Records in an effort to capture the title for “World’s Largest Lesbian Wedding.” Mitnick chose Provincetown as the location for Bride Pride for a very specific reason, explaining, “Provincetown is filled with stories of love, equality and adventure and it’s meant to be shared with lovers.” The nuptials will be performed by Kate “Mad Vow” Clinton everyone’s favorite comedienne and lesbian icon. Clinton is clearly excited to be involved saying, “Nothing says World’s Largest Lesbian Wedding like Provincetown and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
After the ceremony, the whole town will turn into party central as the newlyweds join thousands of women in hundreds of events planned for Women’s Week. Baldwin says, “It’s the perfect backdrop for a wedding. We wanted to create an amazing experience at a fraction of the cost of a traditional wedding. It will be the coolest wedding setup ever with events leading up to and following the event and, oh, the whole planet is invited.”
A big fan of the Bride Pride festivities, Provincetown Director of Tourism Tony Fucillo says, “Events like Bride Pride remind us all of another great day (June 26, 2013) when the LGBT community filled the streets across the country to celebrate the defeat of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act).” As an added bonus, Baldwin and Mitnick will be making a contribution to GLAAD in honor of those who will marry at Bride Pride.
For those interested in participating, in this possibly World Record breaking wedding ceremony, please register at www.rouxprovincetown.com/bride-pride. The registration fee is $150 per couple with an additional $50 marriage license fee, to be paid to the town clerk’s office. Couples interested in participating would arrive in Provincetown three days before the ceremony, get their license on Friday and be married by Saturday.
Bride Pride will take place on the beautiful grounds of Roux Bed and Breakfast located at 210 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA at 11 a.m. on October 15, 2016.