PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Have you ever dreamed of getting married on the bridge of Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise? This summer, The Franklin Institute, in partnership with WMMR-FM, is giving away a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have the ultimate Star Trek Wedding - inside the Exhibition! The Franklin Institute is looking for couples whose dream would be to get married or renew vows on the bridge of the Enterprise inside STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION. The winning couple – determined by online public vote – will plan a ceremony aboard the bridge in the Exhibition and a reception inside The Franklin Institute!
To enter the on-line competition, fans are asked to submit a photo and a short paragraph by June 24 on why they should be selected as the couple to win the Star Trek wedding. A group of local expert judges will vote on their favorite couples from all of the entries received. Photos of the finalists will then be posted online at www.fi.edu/startrekwedding from July 6 - July 20, where the public can log on and vote for the pair they would most like to see get married in the Exhibition. The couple with the highest number of votes on July 20 will be determined as the winner and the immediate planning will begin!
The STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION Wedding Package includes exclusive use of the Exhibition for one hour for the ceremony and private use of reserved space inside The Franklin Institute for a four hour reception for up to 100 guests, as well as two nights’ accommodations for the couple at a nearby hotel. The Franklin Institute will supply the wedding cake and exhibition and reception space only, all other wedding elements (including catering) must be provided by the couple. For complete package details on how to enter and contest rules, please visit www.fi.edu/startrekwedding.
Produced by Premier Exhibitions, Inc. and licensed from CBS Consumer Products, STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION is a 12,500 square foot interactive exhibition containing the world’s most comprehensive collection of authentic Star Trek ships, costumes and props from over 40 years of Star Trek. Making its East Coast debut at The Franklin Institute, the exhibit runs through September 20, 2009.