Celebration of Marriage Equality at MCA Chicago

Equality Illinois Press Release
 

Celebration of Marriage Equality at MCA Chicago
Couples to Tie the Knot on June 2

Chicago (March 28, 2014) – On Monday, June 2, 2014 the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago and Equality Illinois invite couples who are planning to get married to have their wedding at the MCA in celebration of the passage of legislation guaranteeing the right of all people in Illinois to marry. On this date, the MCA offers a Celebration of Marriage Equality and opens its galleries and sculpture garden for complimentary ceremonies and post-ceremony festivities for up to fifteen couples.

Selected couples receive a private wedding ceremony in the museum’s spectacular Kovler Atrium, performed by a non-denominational officiant who works with each couple to personalize the ceremony. After their ceremony, each couple and up to 20 guests enjoy a half-hour celebration on the Kern Terrace that includes a wedding portrait provided by Fandl Photography, and a champagne toast with petit fours provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Decor for the ceremony and reception is sponsored by Event Creative, and music is provided by Carmel Music and Entertainment.

Couples interested in applying to be married at the MCA on June 2 can submit an application through the museum’s website: http://www2.mcachicago.org/marriageequality. Beginning April 18, representatives from the MCA and Equality Illinois review the submissions and select 15 couples to get married at the MCA on June 2 between 10 am and 5 pm. The selected couples are informed no later than April 25.