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NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Empire State Building (ESB), in partnership with iHeartMedia New York, today launched a national contest that will gift one couple the socially distanced wedding of their dreams on Valentine’s Day weekend at the world’s most romantic building, with everything from the dress to the wedding rings included. From Jan. 25 through Feb. 5, couples whose 2020 wedding dreams were postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic can share their story online at or for the chance to win a jaw-dropping ceremony on Feb. 13, 2021 at the building’s 86th Floor Observatory.

To make the day an extravagant affair, the lucky couple will say “I Do” with magnificent wedding bands from American luxury jewelry designer David Yurman. The bride will shine in her choice of a gown from upscale bridal boutique  Kleinfeld Bridal with a bouquet in hand from Urban Stems. That evening, the newlyweds will spend their wedding night with a complimentary stay at The Langham, New York Fifth Avenue, where they will toast with a welcome bottle of Champagne and enjoy a romantic rose petal turn-down service.

The celebration doesn’t end there. Mohonl Mountain House will also gift the couple a 2-night honeymoon, with meals and spa treatments included, at their iconic resort in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Home to countless on-screen romances and real-life weddings and proposals, the Empire State Building is synonymous with love. After an unprecedented year, the building will open its world-famous 86th Floor Observatory to a couple in need of a new plan to make and celebrate their commitment to one other. One thousand feet above the heart of New York City and in front of a select, socially distanced group of family and friends, the chosen couple will become part of an elite club of people who have been married at the Empire State Building.

“2020 was a year like no other, and the pandemic impacted many brides and grooms’ special days. Because of that, the Empire State Building, the iconic landmark and international symbol of hope and strength, is happy to provide one couple with a day they’ll never forget,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the Observatory. “We, along with our friends at iHeartMedia and other partners, are delighted to make one couple’s dreams come true.”

In addition to the wedding, couples who wish to celebrate their love without the nuptials can also participate in the ESB’s Valentine’s Day festivities. On Sunday, Feb. 21 – 2.21.21 – the Empire State Building will have a professional photographer from Showtime Pictures available for a romantic photoshoot at no additional cost. The ESB is the perfect location for awe-inspiring pictures, from save-the-dates to Instagram-worthy shots. Tickets for 2/21/21 can be purchased here.

To be eligible for the wedding, couples must be over the age of 18. In addition, couples must also obtain a valid New York State marriage license around the time of the ceremony to legally wed. For complete contest details and rules, please visit or

For more information about the Empire State Building and a complete rundown of its safety protocols, please visit