Marry Me, Joel!
WIN THE ULTIMATE ELOPEMENT AT CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS
We want to spread the love this Valentine's Day weekend!
Eight lucky couples will be selected by our panel of love experts to win a 10-minute wedding ceremony in the Glasshouse on Saturday, February 13, 2021, officiated by Seattle's own Joel McHale (Card Sharks, Community, The Soup)!
Prize package also includes:
- One-night stay at the Sheraton Grand Seattle on the wedding night (Saturday, February 13).
- Two roundtrip travel vouchers courtesy of Alaska Airlines, perfect for planning a honeymoon after the elopement.
- In-room dinner and wine delivery on the wedding night courtesy of Ethan Stowell Restaurants.
- Champagne toast atop the Space Needle after the ceremony.
- Roundtrip transportation between the Sheraton Grand Seattle and Chihuly Garden and Glass for the couple and their two witnesses courtesy of Brotherton Cadillac | Brotherton Buick GMC | Brotherton Cadillac NW
- Professional photographs of the wedding ceremony from Alante Photography
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AT 11:59PM (PST)
Have you had your wedding cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic? Are you waiting for the perfect inspiration to take the plunge? Tell our panel of love experts why you want to elope at Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Submissions closed as of Saturday, February 6 at 11:59PM (PST). Thank you to all of the couples that entered to win!
Our eight lucky couples will be notified on Tuesday, February 9. You'll have a few days to choose your wardrobe, invite your two witnesses, and obtain a marriage license. We'll also send you details for the big day (Saturday, February 13) and connect you with a personal elopement planner.
We are looking for couples that will embrace this unique and unforgettable occasion. In addition to the contest rules, check out these frequently asked questions about the contest:
Yes - eight of them! We are looking for eight couples who want to have the most unique and unforgettable elopement ever, inside the stunning Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass and officiated by actor and comedian Joel McHale. All eight elopements will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
After checking in at the Sheraton Grand Seattle (one night stay included), we will whisk the winners (and their two witnesses) to Chihuly Garden and Glass with transportation provided by Brotherton Cadillac | Brotherton Buick GMC | Brotherton Cadillac NW.
Joel McHale will officiate a 10-minute ceremony in the Glasshouse. A professional photographer will capture the event. The only people in attendance will be the couple getting married, and their two witnesses.
After the ceremony, we will celebrate the newlyweds by escorting them to the top of the Space Needle for a champagne toast and photos on the outdoor deck. We'll then return the wedding party back to the Sheraton Grand Seattle.
This is an elopement, so we are only including the essentials (venue, officiant, photographer) and a couple of extras (hotel, transportation from the hotel, and a gift basket). We are not including food or beverage (other than the champagne toast at the Space Needle), music, videography, flowers, rings, or attire.
Customization of the experience is not possible (i.e. scripting the ceremony). The eight ceremonies will take place between 4:00PM and 8:00PM on Saturday, February 13. Winners will be assigned a time, so we recommend keeping the entire afternoon and evening open.
Other than the two witnesses, guests are not allowed. Outside vendors (i.e. outside photographers) are not allowed. Our goal is to make this super simple for you and your sweetheart: show up, and we'll take care of the rest!
View the full contest rules for more information.
The safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority, which is why we’ve made investments to implement the most effective, science-backed cleaning technologies and protocols available today. Learn more about how we're Elevating Clean.
Each member of the wedding party (the two people getting married and their two witnesses) must receive a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test as part of this experience. We've partnered with GoLab to provide testing for each party. Testing will happen after you check in at the Sheraton Grand Seattle, before departing for Chihuly Garden and Glass. If any member of your party receives a positive COVID-19 test, your party will not be able to travel to Chihuly Garden and Glass or participate.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
MEET OUR PANEL OF LOVE EXPERTS
Our esteemed panel will select the eight couples who will win the ultimate elopement. They bring together diverse experiences in the arts, fashion, music, culture, and creativity.
Leslie Jackson Chihuly is an American arts executive and philanthropist. She is the president and CEO of Chihuly Studio, the working studio of American artist Dale Chihuly, and co-founder of the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. Leslie and Dale are committed to organizations locally and nationally with a focus on supporting artists, ensuring accessibility to arts education, art-making and mental health advocacy. Valentine’s Day is particularly special to them as Feb. 14 is their wedding anniversary.
Sir Mix-a-Lot is the first nationally-recognized rapper to come out of the Pacific Northwest, and he is often credited for putting Seattle on the rap map. Part comedian, part storyteller, and part social satirist, Sir Mix-A-Lot is unique among hip-hop artists, and still calls the Northwest home.
Shellie Hart is Seattle’s long-time leading midday radio air-personality and widely known in the Northwest. In addition to radio, she’s known for her community involvement and as the On-Court Fan Engagement Emcee for Seattle’s four-time WNBA Championship Team the Seattle Storm.
Emma Cortes is a Seattle Content Creator. Her blog and Instagram Emma's Edition aim to inspire the modern woman to create, travel, and live life with style. As a fashion and lifestyle blogger, Emma shares everything from fashion trends to try each season to content creation tips. She loves sharing posing ideas, Instagrammable places, as well as her journey as a content creator.
J J McKay is the publisher of media company The Fresh Toast has served on many community boards including US Bank, Pike Place Market, Mary’s Place and Seattle Opera. As a Southerner, McKay has a fun and romantic streak in him. He made the first of 10 marriage matches while in college and the last one three years ago in Seattle. McKay is a prolific entertainer in Seattle, NYC and LA where he has introduced guests to friends, business deals, girlfriend/boyfriends and spouses.