Calling all potential brides and grooms in northern Nevada and northern California. Reno has an incentive for you to tie the knot this month.
The city will offer a series of pop-up wedding altars around town on Tuesday, February 22, a special day on the calendar that will never come up again.
The Say I Do in Reno-Tahoe Contest is encouraging elopements on that day: 2-22-22.
“Love is in the air, and we’re remixing the iconic little-white-chapel Reno elopement in celebration of the lucky 2-22-22,” Visit Reno-Tahoe announced on its website.
Their call for adventure seekers and lovebirds offers convenience and the opportunity to win some special gifts.
“Happening once-in-a-lifetime (unless you’ve found the fountain of youth or a time machine) the consecutive numbers symbolize balance, life choices, commitment, compromise, and trust — all qualities necessary in a relationship and marriage,” the tourism group said.
The agency has teamed with local couture wedding florist and event designer Quality Events Design to create a series of outdoor wedding altar installations across the city.
Locations will include the Reno Arch at Whitney Peak Hotel; a location at Renaissance Reno Downtown with the Truckee River as a backdrop; the Garden of Reno; eclectic coffee shops; and more.
There will also be street art throughout the city to give couples great wedding photo backdrops.
The altars will be set up from February 19–26, ready for couples. They will be available on a walk-up basis for simple ceremonies and vows, or for those who just want to have a photo op with their special someone.
As an added incentive, the agency is giving away a dream elopement to one lucky couple, which includes a two-night stay in a suite at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa, a couples massage, dinner at a local restaurant, and professional photos.
Couples who can’t make the available dates can book an elopement on a different date with the help of staff at the Whitney Peak Hotel.
The agency reminds all participants that securing the wedding license, witnesses, wedding officiants, and transportation are the couples’ responsibility.
Those planning to participate in these outdoor ceremonies should also remember that it’s February in Reno. The predicted temperature for 2-22-22 is a high of 35 and a low of 13 degrees Fahrenheit.
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