A “wedding gift”: Batavia companies will offer an extraordinary day to two lucky couples | Lifestyles
BATAVIA – With the help of more than 20 Batavia businesses, vendors and artists, two lucky couples will have the chance to win a unique and exclusive wedding opportunity, courtesy of the Genesee-Orléans Regional Arts Council.
The contest – Batavia’s Wedding Giveaway – invites couples, regardless of gender or sexuality, to submit a video expressing why they deserve to win, as well as complete an entry form.
Forms can be found at goart.org/wedding. Applicants must be at least 21 years old to submit.
“We had a wedding that was booked and canceled last year, but we were so excited about using our space in this way that we wanted to figure out how to get someone in,” Allison Hamilton said. , which handles marketing and public relations for ALLEZ ART! “We thought it would be a great way to give back to the community, and a big part of our last year or two of renovating our space has been to bring in non-traditional arts… A wedding is an artistic endeavor and we thought we could invite artisans into our historic building, so that we can all show what we can do for deserving people.
The stories will be shared on social media for the public to vote from February 14, Valentine’s Day. Participants and the community are encouraged to follow GO ART! on social media at https://www.facebook.com/GeneseeOrleansARTS/ to stay up to date.
Weddings will take place at GO ART!, 201 East Main St., Batavia. The venue accommodates up to 35 guests per wedding, plus a six-person wedding party to enjoy the ceremony and reception, including a cash bar with provided bartender, dance floor and bridal suites and groomsmen. honor for the wedding party.
“The companies were so excited to participate,” Hamilton said. “We haven’t had one who said ‘no’. I think it’s really because we tried to keep him in the community.
“These businesses are based in Batavia and there is a real community spirit,” she said. “I also think we’ve all been so depressed by COVID that being able to bring Batavia together for something like this was really special for everyone,” Hamilton said.
Package includes wedding, hotel stay, photographs, invitations, rings, piano player, flowers, wedding cake, disc jockey, champagne, favors, centerpiece, rental of txudeo and styling.
Other pricing options include dance lessons, couples tattoos, or massages.
Participating companies include Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel, Eli Fish, Main Street Pizza, Iburi Photography, Applied Business Systems, Valle Jewelers, Beverly’s Flowers & Gifts, KMC Custom Cakes, DigiTill Media Arts, YNGODESS, Oliver’s Candies, Sterling Tents, Trunks Up Company , Charles Men’s Shop, Wisteria, My Cut Barbershop, Glam Spa Studios, Artemis, The Dancing Place Dance Academy, Synapse Artistry.
Winners will be selected based on votes received on social media. Winners will be notified by phone or email within one week of the count/final decision. Winners will have five days to respond and move forward with their wedding planning.
“We hope that all couples 21 and over will consider participating! We are a space for everyone, we want non-traditional couples to know that we are a diverse LGBTQ+ welcoming space, as well as a space that is happy to work with a couple from any religious background. We especially hope that couples who have had difficulty finding space or affording marriage will apply,” Hamilton said.