How much do you love bingo? Or perhaps a better question would be does your partner love you as much as you love bingo?
If they do, I’ve got some amazing news – you can now get married AT THE BINGO.
There have been more than a few proposals at bingo halls, but to my knowledge, no one in the UK has got married in one before.
That is all about to change though, because Mecca bingo has successfully applied for a marriage license, and they are not going for the classic white wedding scenario.
Think more Las Vegas style glamour and you will be in the right ball park.
So ‘pick a mate’ (sixty eight) and pop the question, then get down your local Mecca and put a ring on it.
Mecca’s Little Pink Chapel
Yep, that’s the name of the wedding package; Mecca’s Little Pink Chapel.
The famous bingo brand are styling their brand new experience on the bright lights of Vegas, promising anyone who makes their vows there a bespoke experience, with options like neon signs, drag queen celebrants, ‘Mecca Men’ ring bearers (whatever they are) and bingo ball bouquets.
Sarah O’Neill is the head of innovation at Mecca – and boy oh boy does she deserve that job title – and she said:
“Our customers love bingo, and couples regularly get engaged in our venues, so we thought why not offer them the opportunity to say ‘I do’ in club as well. With wedding breakfasts followed by a game, there could even be the chance for the lucky couple to win their honeymoon money too.”
The idea is being tested at Mecca’s Skimpot Road venue in Luton in the first instance, but if it goes well they will be rolling it out across all of their clubs, meaning as well as bingo balls, we could start seeing bingo bells… wedding bells of course!
If you are due to tie the knot and fancy doing it in your local bingo hall then start making enquiries now, with your partner as well as the club.
After all, plenty of people have been married at football clubs, it’s about time the bingo got a look in.