Now through Friday, February 10, couples can enter a chance to win a free wedding ceremony at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival starting February 18. Contestants are asked to submit their love story and what it would mean to them to be selected for a fairytale wedding. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has hosted weddings for as long as the festival has been in existence, averaging about 15 couples per year, but this will be just the second year for the Wedding War competition. 

“Having a wedding at the Renaissance Festival is truly unique. We receive a mix of traditional and themed weddings that are always a site to see. Couples have a ceremony in our open-air garden that seats up to 100 people and then move on to a reception in the Red lion Inn. Though couples can bring their own decorations, we offer the full wedding experience, including linen and center pieces. Weddings at the Renaissance Festival include tickets to the Festival making weddings a full day of fun for all guests,” says Kim Heidger, marketing manager.
Four couples will be selected and will compete in three elimination rounds to test their teamwork and love. All four couples will receive a free wedding during the festival but only one grand prize couple will receive a private ceremony. They'll also receive dinner for two onsite, a resort honeymoon getaway for the week and a $100 spa gift card. 

The 39th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival opens February 18, 2017 and ends on April 2, 2017. The Festival is open weekends and Friday March 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., rain or shine.  Gate admission pricing is $20.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 5-12. Children four and under are free! Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K and Walgreens stores, at MOSI, or online at Bay Area Renaissance Festival.