Starting this fall, LOVE Park will be open for wedding ceremonies

Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture has been back in its rightful space for six months now. Last week, city officials announced a plan for “Wedding Wednesdays” at LOVE Park in Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture has been back in its rightful space for six months now. Last week, city officials announced a plan for “Wedding Wednesdays” at LOVE Park in Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

What if you could say “I do” in front of one of the city’s most iconic artworks? You can do just that now as Philadelphia’s Parks & Recreation tries to put the “love” back in LOVE Park.

Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture has been back in its rightful space for six months now, and last week, city officials announced a plan for “Wedding Wednesdays” when some lucky couples can have the famous sculpture as the backdrop to a small marriage ceremony.

Beginning in October, on two Wednesdays every month, couples can be married in front of the sculpture during a 30-minute ceremony. Twelve couples per month can schedule their ceremony between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

So far, 14 couples have signed up.

A 20- by 20-foot area will accommodate the couple and their guests, ambassadors to greet the guests and a ceremony officiant.

The time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are expected to fill up fast.

To sign up for the Wednesday ceremony is pretty simple. On the first Tuesday of each month, the couple can head over to the Register of Wills (Room 413 of City Hall) at 8 a.m. when the office opens to make the marriage official. The fee for a marriage license is $90.

Make sure to comb through the Register of Wills website for details on what documents are needed. From there, the duo can request a ceremony at LOVE Park for the following month.

The ceremony itself costs $50 and can be paid through the Fairmount Park Conservancy up until the day before, or by bringing a money order to the ceremony. Also, make sure to show up 30 minutes before the ceremony starts or you could lose your slot.

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