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Eleven Couples to be Married after Love at First Bite

Wedding bells will be chiming for multiple couples this weekend … and it’s taking place at Primanti Bros. in the Strip District.




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On Valentine’s Day, several couples got engaged while dining at a Primanti Bros. location. This weekend, the restaurant is hosting a mass wedding for these soon-to-be newlyweds.

After witnessing 14 proposals occur in their restaurants, Primanti’s wanted to offer the couples a free wedding, which they titled, “Love at First Bite.” Although there were 14 original couples, only 11 of them took the restaurant up on its offer due to scheduling conflicts and other commitments, according to Primanti Bros. Chief Marketing Officer Adam Golomb.

“At Primanti Bros., we love love,” says Golomb. “That’s why we created, ‘Love at First Bite,’ and now we can’t wait to give these brides and grooms a day they will never forget.”

The “Love at First Bite” mass wedding ceremony is set to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Primanti Bros. in the Strip District. Those in attendance will include the 11 brides and grooms to-be and their guests, as well as a scheduled appearance by Mayor Bill Peduto. The ceremony will be officiated by Rev. Mark A. DeNuzzio from A Simple Vow, and the reception will feature music provided by Jeff Jimerson and Airborne.

Following the brief ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests will enjoy a fully catered reception, where they can celebrate with a selection of Primanti Bros.’ “Almost Famous” sandwiches – prepared with grilled meat, melted cheese, tomatoes, French fries and coleslaw all piled-high between two pieces of thick-sliced Italian bread, according to Golomb. Other favorites will be served as well, including boneless wings, pizza and mozzarella wedges.

And, what’s a wedding in the ‘Burgh without a cookie table? Rivers Casino will be providing a classic Pittsburgh-style cookie table to keep the tradition alive.

According to Golomb, it will be just like a traditional wedding with flowers, cake, music, dancing and a photographer, but with a Primanti Bros. flair. “We’re very excited to provide this opportunity in a way only we could do – Primanti’s style,” says Golomb, “and we are honored they chose to take us up on our offer back on Valentine’s Day in allowing us to help them begin their new lives together.”

With the average wedding costing nearly $34,000, the mass ceremony is providing couples with the opportunity to start off on the right foot with a free wedding, courtesy of the restaurant where they decided to pop the question.

The Strip District restaurant will be open for the public to enjoy all day, while the street in front of the building will be blocked off and tented for the wedding ceremony and reception.

The wedding and reception are not open to the general public.

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