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Grant-Humphreys Mansion and The Day-Of Weddings + Events to Host “Pride & Unprejudice”
A Celebration for Engaged and Engaged-Curious LGBTQ+ Couples
DENVER, May 14, 2019 – The Grant-Humphreys Mansion and The Day-Of Weddings + Events invite engaged and engaged-curious LGBTQ+ couples to an event celebrating love and wedding planning. Navigating the complex maze of wedding venues, florists, caterers and photographers is a challenge in itself, and for LGBTQ+ couples there can be the added concern about whether a venue or vendor is accepting and inclusive. In honor of Pride Month and to unofficially kick off Denver Pridefest weekend, Pride & Unprejudice will offer couples a chance to meet with a wide array of vendors who support and serve the LGBTQ+ community. The celebration will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion at 770 Pennsylvania Street, in Denver.
“We are thrilled to sponsor Pride & Unprejudice again with The Day-Of,” said Rita Rollman, director of the Grant-Humphreys Mansion. “As a historic property that hosts nearly 100 weddings a year on-site, we want the LGBTQ+ community to know that the Grant-Humphreys Mansion is committed to providing an inclusive, judgement-free space for all nuptials.”
“The main mission of The Day-Of is to be radically inclusive and supportive of all who wish to have an awesome experience planning their wedding,” said Courtney Hayes-Jurcheck, founder of The Day-Of Weddings + Events. “As one of the top LGBTQ+ wedding planners in Denver, we strive to exclusively work with companies that support this amazing community. We collaborated with Grant-Humphreys Mansion on Pride & Unprejudice because we share a common vision.”
According to a recent study by The Knot and Q. Digital, same-sex couples actively seek to partner with professionals and vendors who are equality minded, with 30% of female and 11% of male couples admitting they were turned away from vendors or left feeling uncomfortable due to their LGBTQ identity.
Recently married at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion, Danielle Starr offered a comment about her experience at the previous Pride & Unprejudice party and her subsequent wedding, “I never imagined as a lesbian that I would be able to plan my wedding without the anxiety that it might not be possible at certain locations or with certain vendors. Pride & Unprejudice made me realize that we have support. All of the vendors and staff were the most welcoming and inclusive group of people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
The Grant-Humphreys Mansion and Day-Of Weddings + Events are both certified, LGBTQ-friendly vendors, after completing training classes that included sensitivity awareness, business coaching and facility features for an accepting event location. The Grant-Humphreys Mansion, a historic property of History Colorado, also was named the “Best Venue for an LGBTQ-Friendly Event” by Unique Venues last fall for its inclusivity and dedication to providing a safe venue for LGBTQ+ couples.
“We are forever grateful to those individuals and businesses supporting our union and laying to rest the constant anxiety members of our community face daily; especially on a day that should be nothing but bliss. We are so grateful for everyone who worked on making our wedding the nuptials of our dreams,” added Starr.
Other LGBTQ+ inclusive vendors will include Al’s Formal Wear, Hooray! Rentals, Peak Beverage Reverie Floral, Sea Monstrosity Pictures and Table Curated. Prizes and giveaways from vendors, including a hotel stay, will be given away throughout the evening.
For more information about Pride & Unprejudice or to RSVP to attend, click here.
About the Grant-Humphreys Mansion
Built in 1902 and located at 770 Pennsylvania St., in Denver, the Grant-Humphrey Mansion is a historic property of History Colorado, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. The mansion has been home to two different families with significant ties to Colorado and American history. Visit GrantHumphreysMansion.org or call 303-894-2505 for more information.
About History Colorado
History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. The charitable organization and historical agency serves as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories and material culture of Colorado through educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections and outreach to Colorado communities. The organization has 10 museums and historic properties around the state that share the cultures and stories that define Colorado’s past and present. Visit HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.
About The Day-Of Weddings + Events
Based in the heart of Denver and with over 15 years of wedding planning and professional theatre experience, The Day-Of Wedding + Events specializes in working with the coolest couples, rocking fanny packs and having a die-hard love for inclusivity. The Day-Of travels around the globe creating unforgettable experiences, weddings and immersive events for its clients. Visit TheDay-Of.com or call 720-496-3297, for more information.