February 02, 2011
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray is inviting couples to wed on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day. In addition, the Supervisor welcomes married couples to renew their vows on cupid's special day. Newlyweds will enjoy a beautiful ceremony in the town's historic courtroom and a special reception.
"I am encouraging couples who are planning their nuptials to schedule their ceremony for February 14," said Murray. "Why not exchange wedding vows in our historic and charming courtroom under a festive arch of pink, white and red balloons?"
Valentine's Day wedding ceremonies have always been special at Hempstead Town Hall. "Our facilities truly convey a warm atmosphere that most governmental facilities lack," observed Town Clerk Mark Bonilla. "White columns and gold leaf filigree complement lovely colonial and antique lighting fixtures."
In addition, the historic courtroom setting will be decorated with a balloon arch. After each ceremony, couples will be treated to a reception to toast their nuptials with sparkling cider and a variety of delicacies and sweets including heart-shaped pizzas provided by Primavera Pizza of Elmont and a chocolate gift from 5th Avenue Chocolatiere. Floral decorations, a wedding cake and other items will be underwritten by sponsors as well.
A chorus of young students from Hempstead's Jackson Main Elementary School will also be on hand to serenade our Valentine's wedding couples.
"This is one of the most enjoyable functions that I preside over as Supervisor," concluded Murray. "I wish all of our couples a lifetime of health and happiness together."
Couples must secure a marriage license at least 24 hours in advance and make advance reservations to participate in the Valentine's Day ceremonies. Please call the Town Clerk's Office at 516-812-3019 for more information.