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Wedding Weekend Trip from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls, NY

Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Minister’s Assoc. of PGH and

The Westmoreland LGBTQ Interfaith Network

EXPENSES PER COUPLE:

Round Trip Bus per couple  $150.00

Hotel room for two nights  $200.00 (per couple, plus taxes)

Saturday night banquet $110.00 (per couple)

Marriage License fee  $40.00 (cash)

Ceremony  $150.00

TOTAL  $650.00 per wedding couple, (plus hotel taxes and meals)

Costs NOT covered:

  • Meals (except for the Saturday night banquet)
  • Alcoholic beverages at the banquet
  • Special items for the wedding, such as your flowers, rings, etc.
  • Bus, hotel and meal expenses for any witnesses who travel with the group. (One witness is required by New York law for legal marriages.)
  • Entrance fees to parks, optional attractions and sights at Niagara Falls

If you are planning on visiting the Canadian Falls during this trip, you must bring a valid U.S. Passport to cross the border into Canada.

REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DEADLINE:  Your registration form must be received by the deadline of Sat., Sept. 17, 2011. You must list the witness(es) who will ride with us to New York. In addition, each witness must submit a separate reservation form, release form and bus deposit.  

There is a $75 PER PERSON bus deposit which is non-refundable. If the trip is under-registered, a refund of your deposits will be issued. A release form is also required (see link/page: Acknowledgment of Risk and Release Form).  The balance for the couple’s ceremony fee and for each banquet reservation is due to Rev. Waun by October 1.

WITNESSES:  In addition to the officiant, one witness is required by the State of New York to legalize your marriage.  You may bring up to two witnesses on the bus with you, as long as they each fill out a registration form to be submitted with a their deposit by the deadline of Sat., Sept. 17.  If you have no witnesses to bring, we will find one for you in New York.

MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS IN NEW YORK:  It is the responsibility of the couple to be familiar with the marriage requirements of the state of New York, which are included on the page of information about marriage in New York, and to bring with you to New York all the papers and identification that you must present with your marriage license application.  Bring $40 cash for the application fee. If you have been legally married before, you must bring proof of divorce  (see the link on marriage requirements in New York.)  We will all go to the city clerk’s office as a group to apply for the marriage licenses.  Bring everything you will need. If you are planning to get married or be a legal witness for purposes of this trip, you must be over 21 years of age.

HOTEL:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Grand Island Resort and Conference Center.  It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make hotel reservations.  This is true for you and any witnesses who are traveling with the group. 

The phone number to make reservations is: 716-773-1111 under the name Pittsburgh Wedding Group.  The room rate for this group is $99 per night, plus taxes.

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