Weddings in unusual places are in. And right on time for Valentine’s Day on February 14, an intriguing new variation on tying the knot is being offered right at Frankfurt Airport (FRA): in the heart of Europe. The bride and groom can take their wedding vows in one of the terminal buildings, celebrate at the airport with their friends and family, spend the night in a five-star hotel, and then take straight off on their honeymoon.
They can relax and leave all the organization to a professional wedding planner, who takes care of the details, arranges the floral decorations, makes suggestions for the wedding cake and banquet, and sets up appointments with a hairdresser, nail specialist etc. This service is part of a complete package that can be booked at the airport.
The price is 1,500 euros, which includes a non-denominational, unofficial wedding ceremony, a photo shoot on the Visitors’ Terrace with aircraft in the background or at another special location, a festive reception, a wedding cake, table decorations and food for 15 persons, and an overnight stay for the newlyweds, including breakfast, in a suite of the Sheraton or Hilton airport hotels linked to the terminals. Variations are of course also possible. For example, a champagne reception with music can be ordered instead of food.
The ceremony itself can be performed either by a non-denominational officiant in a hotel suite or by prior arrangement by a representative of one of the religious congregations present at the airport in one of the prayer rooms in the terminals. More information is available on the special website www.fra-weddings.com .
“FRA Weddings—Getting Married at the Airport” is another service of the “Great to Have you Here!” program that Frankfurt Airport has launched to make it even more convenient and comfortable to depart from and transfer at Germany’s largest airport. In 2012, Frankfurt Airport welcomed more than 57 million passengers.
To find out more about Frankfurt Airport’s services go to www.frankfurt-airport.com .