Keen to run away to Vegas to tie the knot with your honey, but minus splurging on the airfare? Well, the clever people behind soon-to-launch Melbourne wedding venue The Church Of Bang Bang Boogaloo may just have solved your dilemma!
Yep, this brand new venture will offer 24-hour-a-day commitment ceremonies in a warehouse-style space hidden in a back lane in Melbourne’s CBD.
The secret doors behind which all the nuptial magic will happen.
The venue can be styled to suit whatever theme your two little smitten hearts desire, and once you’re done exchanging vows, you and your new spouse (and guests, if that’s the case) simply stroll next door to bar 1000 Pound Bend for your wedding reception.
Inside the church
The one-of-a-kind Aussie venture celebrates all forms of love and aims to accommodate traditional and non-traditional partnerships equally. “As creative forms of love and partnerships have continued to evolve and occupy an undeniably large part of culture, Bang Bang Boogaloo is offering a similarly unique space to support commitment ceremonies and celebrate the modern-day tale of love,” say the organisers.
Behind a hidden doorway…
It’s pretty much the epitome of hipster cool weddings, right?
Reminder: before you grab your fiancé and hail a cab, Victorian law stipulates that if you’re planning to get married in the traditional way, you’ll need to apply for a marriage license 30 days before you say ‘I do’.
The Church Of Bang Bang Boogaloo is the brainchild of Jerome Borazio, co-founder of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. The doors officially open March 1, 2015 – so get your skates on!
What do you think of this new concept, Knotties?
by Rebecca Hanley