CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Love is in the air, literally, for couples in Chicago. Today, Willis Tower, the iconic Chicago skyscraper, announced the return of its annual social media contest giving couples the opportunity to win a romantic Valentine's Day wedding ceremony atop the highest observation deck in America -- Skydeck Chicago's 103rd floor, 1,353 feet in the sky. Beginning Monday, January 9th, couples can submit video entries for a chance to win the ultimate wedding ceremony above the majestic Chicago skyline. The contest will run until Thursday, February 2, 2017.
Adventurous couples looking for a unique way to tie the knot or renew their vows can enter the Skydeck Chicago Wedding Contest by submitting a video entry at the Skydeck Facebook page. In two minutes or less, contestants should explain why they should win the wedding ceremony of a lifetime atop Chicago's most iconic landmark. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, couples are encouraged to share their most romantic stories; how they met; why they want to spend their lives together, or how their love has stood the test of time. Submissions can be uploaded Monday, January 9, 2017 through Tuesday, January 31st. Four couples will be selected and notified on Thursday, February 2, 2017. (One entry per couple, maximum two minutes in length.)
Winning couples will exchange vows from The Ledge's glass floor balconies that extend 4.3 feet from the skyscraper's famed 103rd floor. Accompanied by up to eight guests, each couple will enjoy a private 15-minute ceremony with the Chicago skyline as the backdrop. Each picture-perfect couple will receive a complimentary photo on The Ledge taken by Willis Tower's in-house photographer. At the ceremony's conclusion, the newlyweds and their guests will celebrate with a champagne toast and receive wedding gifts from Chicagoland-based lifestyle brand, Crate and Barrel.
Willis Tower and Skydeck Chicago are no strangers to Love on The Ledge. Last year, couples submitted videos for their chance to win a wedding ceremony at the Skydeck. Five couples were selected for four weddings and one vow renewal. Five couples were selected for four weddings and one vow renewal. In addition to winning this unique wedding ceremony, couples also received a fantastic prize package that included a romantic two-night weekend stay in a suite at the Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago.
To date, there have been 867 marriage proposals, 89 weddings, 15 vow renewals and hundreds of private "Pie in the Sky" dates on The Ledge.
- WHAT: Couples to submit a video illustrating why they should be selected for a Skydeck Chicago wedding ceremony. Videos should not exceed two minutes. One entry per couple.
- WHERE: Submit videos to Skydeck's Facebook page
- WHO: Couples looking to proclaim or renew marriage vows
- WHEN: Video submissions begin Monday, January 9th and end Tuesday, January 31st.
Winners will be selected and notified on Thursday, February 2nd.
Wedding ceremony/vow renewals take place on Sunday, February 12th.
- LOCATION: Skydeck Chicago, 103rd Floor, Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
About Willis Tower
As the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the eighth tallest in the world, Willis Tower offers more than 4.5 million square feet of premier office and retail space. Located at 233 S. Wacker Drive, the skyscraper is centrally situated between Chicago's financial and cultural hub of the Loop and the dynamic West Loop, home to top restaurants and shops. Standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall, Willis Tower has remained a fixture of the city's skyline and part of the fabric of Chicago's culture for decades. Originally opened in September 1973 as the Sears Tower, it is home to more than 100 different businesses including prominent financial services, law and insurance firms. Its infrastructure system includes enormous telecommunications and electrical capacity with unsurpassed reliability. Willis Tower boasts spectacular vistas of Chicago and Lake Michigan with views reaching nearly 50 miles on a clear day. Skydeck Chicago on the 103rd floor is the highest observation deck in America and attracts more than 1.7 million visitors per year. Since opening The Ledge in 2009, millions of visitors have experienced this first-of-its-kind attraction. The Ledge's four glass boxes extend 4.3 feet outside the Tower, 1,353 feet above Wacker Drive, with glass on the ceiling, floor and sides to create a truly an unforgettable experience. willistower.com / theskydeck.com
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