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Get married in LOVE Park

Philadelphia’s LOVE sculpture is one of the most photographed spots in the city. If you want to get married or renew your vows at the sculpture, you can sign up for Wedding Wednesdays.

Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What's provided

If you sign up for a Wedding Wednesdays ceremony, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will provide:

  • A 30-minute time slot for your ceremony.
  • A 20′ x 20′ area in front of the LOVE sculpture, reserved for you and your guests. This area will be separated from the park by red velvet ropes.
  • An officiant from Journeys of the Heart to conduct the ceremony. Alternatively, you can use your own officiant, but the ceremony fee still applies.

Your ceremony will take place rain or shine. In the case of rain, umbrellas are available for the bride and groom.

You’re welcome to add personal touches to your event, such as music or a photographer.

Where and when

Wedding Wednesday takes place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Wednesday from March through October.

The ceremonies are held by the LOVE sculpture on the eastern side of the park, closest to City Hall.

LOVE Park / John F. Kennedy Plaza
1501 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cost

There’s a $200 fee to get married or renew your vows in LOVE Park. Payment is made to the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

This fee is in addition to the cost of getting a marriage license.

How

1
Decide when you'd like to get married or renew your vows.

For weddings, you must have a valid marriage license on the day of your ceremony. Marriage licenses are valid on the third day after you apply, and remain valid for 60 days from the issue date.

You can learn more about getting a marriage license from the Register of Wills.

2
Reserve a date and time for your ceremony.

Ceremonies are held from March through October, with multiple time slots available on each Wedding Wednesday. To find a date, view the calendar and adjust the filters for your desired time range.

When you’ve chosen a time slot, email lovepark@phila.gov to reserve it.

  • Aug
    17
    Wedding Wednesdays: AVAILABLE
    12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

    Wedding Wednesdays: AVAILABLE

    August 17, 2022
    12:00 pm to 12:30 pm, 30 mins

    Philadelphia's LOVE sculpture is one of the most photographed spots in the city. If you want to get married or renew your vows at the sculpture, you can sign up for Wedding Wednesdays.

    Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    To reserve this time slot, email your interest to lovepark@phila.gov.

    Learn more about how you can get married or renew your vows in LOVE Park.

  • Aug
    24
    Wedding Wednesdays: AVAILABLE
    11:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Wedding Wednesdays: AVAILABLE

    August 24, 2022
    11:30 am to 12:00 pm, 30 mins

    Philadelphia's LOVE sculpture is one of the most photographed spots in the city. If you want to get married or renew your vows at the sculpture, you can sign up for Wedding Wednesdays.

    Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    To reserve this time slot, email your interest to lovepark@phila.gov.

    Learn more about how you can get married or renew your vows in LOVE Park.

  • Aug
    24
    Wedding Wednesdays: AVAILABLE
    12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

    Wedding Wednesdays: AVAILABLE

    August 24, 2022
    12:00 pm to 12:30 pm, 30 mins

    Philadelphia's LOVE sculpture is one of the most photographed spots in the city. If you want to get married or renew your vows at the sculpture, you can sign up for Wedding Wednesdays.

    Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    To reserve this time slot, email your interest to lovepark@phila.gov.

    Learn more about how you can get married or renew your vows in LOVE Park.

3
Pay your ceremony fee online through the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

You’ll receive a confirmation of your request via email. It will include an online payment link for your ceremony fee.

The fee is $200 and is paid to the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Your time slot is not secured until you pay this fee. All payments are final and are non-refundable in the event of wedding cancellation. Rescheduling is available.

4
Discuss the ceremony details with your officiant.

An officiant from Journeys of the Heart will be assigned to you. They can answer questions about the legal aspects of getting married and discuss the details of your ceremony. You might talk to them about:

  • The procession.
  • Guests.
  • Vows.
  • Ring exchanges.
5
On the big day, arrive at least 30 minutes before your ceremony.

For wedding ceremonies, make sure to bring your marriage license.

If you don’t show up for your ceremony, you won’t receive a refund.

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