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PRIDE 2021: ROCKEFELLER CENTER® TO HOST THE ULTIMATE NYC WEDDINGS FOR FIVE LGBTQ+ COUPLES
May 11, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - June 30, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
“LOVE ABOVE ALL” WEDDINGS TO INCLUDE PRIVATE CEREMONY AT 620 LOFT & GARDEN, RAINBOW ROOM CHAMPAGNE TOAST, SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY A STAR OF “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” AND WEDDING PHOTO SHOOT AT TOP OF THE ROCK OBSERVATION DECK
SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS FREE, ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME WEDDING OPEN
NOW THROUGH JUNE 1
New York, NY (May 10, 2021) — In celebration of Pride, and kicking off New York City’s post-pandemic summer of love, Rockefeller Center, one of the most romantic places in the City, today opened submissions for couples to have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive a complimentary wedding at the Center.
The “Love Above All” series is an annual Rockefeller Center tradition to celebrate and support the queer community during Pride. Following the “Love Above All Ball” held in 2019 at the Rainbow Room, the 2020 “Love Above All Virtual Auction” raised over $42,000 for The Ali Forney Center. The events have been adapted to adhere to Covid-19 related safety precautions, and led to this year’s “Love Above All Weddings” celebrations.
“Love Above All Weddings” will offer five couples each a ceremony with up to ten guests at 620 Loft & Garden, Rockefeller Center’s picturesque private rooftop garden overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral and 5th Avenue. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests will be treated to a champagne toast and wedding cake at the iconic Rainbow Room where they will enjoy a special performance by a star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Finally, to help commemorate the special day, each couple will enjoy their very own wedding photoshoot at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, which features unparalleled and unobstructed 360-degree views of New York City’s skyline.
“Rockefeller Center is a place that has always celebrated equality and love, and we are overjoyed to participate in this year’s Pride festivities and have the opportunity to help New Yorkers create their most incredible experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives,” said EB Kelly, Tishman Speyer Managing Director overseeing Rockefeller Center. “We can feel the love already, and we invite all New Yorkers whose weddings may have had to be reimagined because of the pandemic, or those who are simply ready now, to share their stories, their support for the LGBTQ+ community, and celebrate their special occasion at Rockefeller Center this Pride.”
Beginning today, couples are invited to submit an application for this dream wedding at rockefellercenter.com/love-above-all-weddings where they will be asked to share their love story and how they support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Couples can send in submissions through June 1st, and the winning couples will be announced on June 4th. The Ali Forney Center, the largest organization founded to support LGBTQ+ homeless youth, will select the couples who will receive the Love Above All Wedding experiences. Presented with support from New York Magazine, the weddings will be officiated and planned by Ultimate USA Weddings, the exclusive wedding planners for Top of the Rock.
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About Tishman Speyer
Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and investment manager of first-class real estate in 28 key markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. We develop, build and manage premier office, residential and retail spaces for industry-leading tenants, as well as state-of-the-art life science centers through our Breakthrough Properties venture. With global vision, on-the-ground expertise and a personalized approach, we are unparalleled in our ability to foster innovation, quickly adapt to global and local trends and proactively anticipate our customers’ evolving needs. By focusing on health and wellness, enlightened placemaking and customer-focused initiatives such as our tenant amenities platform, ZO. and our flexible space and co-working brand, Studio, we tend not just to our physical buildings, but to the people who inhabit them on a daily basis. Since our inception in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed, and operated 453 properties, totaling 210 million square feet, with a combined value of approximately $113 billion (U.S.). Our current portfolio includes such iconic assets as Rockefeller Center in New York City, The Springs in Shanghai, TaunusTurm in Frankfurt and the Mission Rock neighborhood currently being realized in San Francisco.