Is This the Least Romantic Destination Wedding Venue in History?

Is This the Least Romantic Destination Wedding Venue in History?

Perhaps not the pre-Valentine's surprise your honey had in mind.

By Karen Gardiner

You probably know Megabus. Perhaps you know the discount bus company for its $1 fare sales (which are pretty difficult to actually score); for its slightly sketchy curbside/parking lot pickup model; for its promise of free Wi-Fi (which, in our experience, rarely works); or, perhaps, for sticky seats and passengers of questionable hygiene. But you possibly have never considered one of its buses as a wedding venue.

Yes, the decidedly no-frills bus service is inviting you to dress up in your wedding finery and step aboard. The special occasion is the just-launched promotion "Marry Me on a Megabus," open to engaged couples hoping for a day to, erm, remember.

The winning couple will receive a full ceremony, with room for up to 80 people, onboard a Megabus, complete with music, flowers, and an officiant, as well as two round-trip tickets to their honeymoon destination (via Megabus, of course).

It gets better: The company will also throw in $2,500 in cash to sweeten the deal. To enter, fill in a short form on the company's Facebook page, which asks you share the story, in 400 words or less, of how you and your loved one met and why (on earth) you want to get married on a Megabus. Entries and the accompanying mandatory photographs will be judged on "persuasiveness, creativity, and eloquence."

Sure, Megabus nuptials lack the epic punch of any of these over-the-top wedding destinations or the grandiosity of these celeb-approved favorites. And, OK, some of your less-kind invitees may find themselves moved to describe the whole concept as somewhat tacky. But at least you get the venue to yourself, unlike this pop-up wedding idea.

Surprisingly the long-distance bus does have precedent as playing a role in high-profile weddings, albeit not as the actual venue: Chelsea Clinton hired a Peter Pan bus to ferry her guests around.

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