Find Gay-Friendly Wedding Vendors in Philadelphia
Getting Married in Philadelphia
If you are hosting your same-sex wedding in the city of brotherly love you will have great restaurants, ample cultural activities for you guests and historic wedding photos. Pose in front of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed.
Another must: Philly themed catering options should always include mini classic Philly cheese steak sandwiches!
The History of Same-Sex Marriages in Philadelphia
On May 20, 2014, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, a federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The judge did not issue a stay in the ruling, so same-sex couples began applying for marriage licenses in Pennsylvania immediately. The Philly Pride Fest happens every June in year. According to The Williams Institute’s analysis of the 2010 U.S. Census, 22,336 same-sex couples are living in Pennsylvania, representing 4.5 same-sex couples per 1,000 households.
Obtaining a Marriage License in Philadelphia
You can obtain a marriage license in Philadelphia and it can be used in ANY county in the state of Pennsylvania. It’s $80 and valid for 60 days.
Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life.
Mention Pridezillas when contacting the vendors below for potential and occasional discounts or offers for your wedding.