Hotels say "I Do" to gay couples

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
July 29, 2011 11:01 PM |

With the recent approval of same-sex marriage in New York, hotels from upstate New York to Costa Rica have launched new LGBT wedding and honeymoon specials.

High Peaks Resort, on Mirror Lake in the world-famous village of upstate New York's Lake Placid, is welcoming same-sex couples to its new wedding facilities. The resort is offering a “Romancing the Peaks” wedding weekend for a minimum of 50 guests. It includes complimentary deluxe accommodations for the couple on their wedding night, a bottle of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, private menu tasting for as many as four guests, personalized wedding cake and champagne toast for the entire party. In addition, every wedding booked by December 31, 2011 gives the happy couple a complimentary spa day at High Peaks’ full-service Aveda Concept Spa & Salon. The day is valued at $250 and available with a signed agreement. The couple is also welcomed back as the Resort’s guests for a complimentary first anniversary stay, complete with a wedding cake replica in their room. High Peaks Resort is a TAG Approved property. To schedule a wedding, contact High Peaks Resort’s Destination Wedding Specialist at (518) 523-4411 or For reservations, contact the hotel at (800) 755-5598 or visit

Costa Rica’s luxury Monte Azul Boutique Hotel is offering all couples the chance to celebrate their vows with its "Love and Equality for All" package at its 125-acre property. Open to all couples married after January 1, 2011, gay or straight, the package offers four nights stay for the price of three with daily breakfast for two. Total cost of the package is $570 plus tax and is valid for stays through December 14, 2011. Visit

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