I have been to weddings in churches, banquet halls, gazebos, barns, tents, front yards, and various other places, but never in a middle-class restaurant. However, beginning in the first quarter of 2013, I, along with the rest of the populace, will be able to host a wedding at Denny’s in (where else?) Las Vegas.
Denny’s, a 24-hour diner, opened a new restaurant in Las Vegas on Thursday, featuring a full menu and a wedding chapel. According to Reuters, a celebrity wedding is already scheduled for February. Details of the wedding were not available, but at the ribbon cutting ceremony, James Wines, the architect, joked, “I kind of hope it’s Kim Kardashian because then you could have repeat performances.”
Don’t you just love his view of marriage? Romance may not be dead, but it’s surely lying by the side of the road, gasping for breath after being hit by a semi-truck full of hashbrowns.
Frances Allen, the company’s chief marketing officer, told Reuters that the Vegas outpost is the first of the 1,700 Denny’s locations worldwide to have a wedding chapel and photo booth. The 6,400 square foot Vegas location is one of fewer than 50 Denny’s around the world to offer a full bar.
At the reception, the happy couple could serve Moons Over My Hammy (a nude wedding?), the Grand Slam (predicting trouble for this marriage), or a King Stack of French toast (doubles as a wedding cake).
At least we’re returning to the tradition of a wedding breakfast, though I doubt Austen would recognize it in this venue.