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Minneapolis Restaurant Wants to Host State's First Gay Wedding

Hell's Kitchen, a Minneapolis restaurant, wants a piece of the equality:

Hellskitchen_cakeAnticipating that within the next few days, same-sex marriage will finally be signed into Minnesota law, Hell's Kitchen would like to congratulate our beloved GLBT community with a free wedding celebration for one same-sex couple wishing to marry on Thursday, August 1, the very first day it will finally be possible.

Our wedding for up to 100 guests will include champagne, a beautiful dinner buffet, bartenders, servers (who love to gussy up for weddings), candles, linen-covered tables, live music during dinner, and even free parking. Not wanting to miss out on this privilege, the Pastry Chefs at Angel Food Bakery will provide a gorgeous rainbow wedding cake surrounded by a spectacular array of pride cupcakes on sparkling tiered platters. "But wait! There's more!" Once we've cleared the floor for dancing, DJ Shannon Blowtorch has offered to rock the walls of history with an after-party til 2am.

You're of course free to have the actual ceremony elsewhere at your own expense before your celebration at Hell's Kitchen, but if you want to get married on our stage, we'll even provide the officiants, because not just one, but TWO of our owners (Mitch and Tony) are non-denominational ordained ministers. Trust us, they take this honor seriously.

If you and your future spouse are interested in being considered, please send an email to by midnight, May 28. No "rules for entering" bla bla bla; just email us a note, and on June first, we will choose from those letters one Minnesota same-sex couple to receive a helluva great celebration on us. And if by chance you want to make further history by being the first same-sex couple married in Minnesota, we'll even host your wedding event at 12:01am.

The Senate has scheduled debate to begin at 12 pm (1 pm ET)  tomorrow on the marriage equality bill.

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  1. Haters hate the fact that gay marriage is really good for business! Har!! Too bad.

    Posted by: Geoff | May 12, 2013 6:47:40 PM

  2. I like wedding cake. It's sweet.

    Posted by: Buck | May 12, 2013 7:10:28 PM

  3. Hell's Kitchen had long been a supporter of Marriage Equality including raising money to defeat passage of Minnesota's proposed inequality amendment in 2012. (Google Hell's Kitchen Marriage Equality)

    Besides their support - the atmosphere is unique and fun and the food is great. And if you're too far away to eat there, they have a cookbook that gives away some of their secrets.

    Just for the record, I'm not associated with them in any way. Quite simply, I think they do great things for the GLBT community in Minneapolis.

    Posted by: Mitch | May 12, 2013 7:30:24 PM

  4. What a Celebration to one lucky couple, hope it really does come about!

    Posted by: Roger | May 12, 2013 7:39:50 PM

  5. That's going to be one hell of a party.

    Posted by: Jay | May 12, 2013 9:59:37 PM

  6. Kudos,Minnesota! kudos Hells Kitchen!

    Posted by: mike | May 12, 2013 10:10:05 PM

  7. @ Mitch - We love Hell's Kitchen too.

    Posted by: Mike in the tundra | May 12, 2013 10:36:35 PM

  8. I wish they would jsut hold the vote. Nothing said tommorrow is going to change anyone's mind for the most part.

    Posted by: Kevin | May 12, 2013 11:03:22 PM

  9. Rainbow cake? And here I thought the whole idea of weddings couldn't get any tackier.

    Posted by: Arrant | May 13, 2013 7:22:29 AM

  10. Rainbow cake, the new "must have" at weddings! I would expect nothing less from Hell's Kitchen! I've been lucky enough to dine there several times while visiting Minneapolis and the place is all around awesome. MMM, can we do a breakfast wedding?

    Come on Minnesota, make this happen!

    Posted by: MDNC | May 13, 2013 10:35:20 AM

  11. Just the kind of support that we need! Thank you so much, Hell's Kitchen, for showing us that there's hop in humanity after wgat happened in Russia.

    Posted by: darkorient | May 13, 2013 10:59:22 AM

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