Welcome to Purple Unions

Vendor Listings On Sale Thru June 15th – 50% Off!

*Use coupon code Upgrade25; discount is 25% off + six free months (free months will be added on the back end and will NOT show up on the order); offer good for new listings/upgrades only (not for renewals)

How to use this site:

  • –State/City Listings: Use the pull-downs above to see vendors by state or popular city.
  • –On the Map Below: Zoom in, then click on an icon and then the vendor name. Or click one of the “clusters” to view that area.
  • –Proximity Search: Below the map, enter your search terms. Or enter your city, click the compass to set the distance, and then click the search button

Note: Clusters of vendor listings are shown in the map below in different colors: blue = 2-9, yellow = 11-99, red = 100-999, pink = 1000+

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    Sooke Harbour House

    Category: Venues
    Contact Name: Kate
     Address: 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd
    Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T4, Canada
    Toll Free: 1 800 889-9688
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Clientele Welcomed:
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    Local Area Served: Pacific NW -West Coast
    Sooke Harbour House is a quaint seaside boutique hotel where all your senses come to life. One sleep feels like a week long holiday, one meal and your taste buds explode, a treatment in the SPA and you feel younger, a tour in our art gallery lifts your spirit, a stroll in our edible gardens lowers your blood pressure.
      
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    Ainsworth House & Gardens

    Category: Venues
    Contact Name: Kevin Yell
     Address: 19130 Lot Whitcomb Dr.
    Oregon City, Oregon 97045, United States
    Toll Free: 1 800 551-1716
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Clientele Welcomed:
    Specialties:
    Local Area Served: Great Portland/Vancouver
    Ainsworth House & Gardens is an historic venue with acres of lush gardens and elegant reception and dance facilities for up to 125 guests. Gay owned since 2005, we only host one event at a time - yours.
      
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    White Pines Golf Club & Banquets

    Category: Venues
    Contact Name: Laura Wassinger
     Address: 500 W. Jefferson St.
    Bensenville, Illinois 60106, United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Clientele Welcomed:
    Specialties:
    Local Area Served: Chicago Area
    The beautiful grounds at White Pines Golf Club are accented by a pond with waterfall and fountain, offering an ideal setting for your wedding ceremony and reception in any season.
      

Purple Unions is Gay Owned and Operated:

Purple Unions is a labor of love for us. We’re Scott & Mark, a gay couple who met in 1992 and legally married in 2008. We want to help others find welcoming, friendly and supportive wedding vendors to plan your day together.

We started our original site, Purple Roofs, in 1998 with a simple concept – build an extensive, updated directory of gay, lesbian, and gay friendly bed and breakfasts. PurpleRoofs.com is now one of the most popular gay and lesbian travel directories on the web, leading Out Traveler magazine to call us “a superb directory”, and ranking us over Orbitz and Expedia for ease of use and great features.

We started Purple Unions in 2003, just as the marriage equality movement was taking off in the United States. We hoped to one day marry each other, and we wanted to create a gay friendly directory where gay and lesbian couples could plan their own wedding day with the help of supportive wedding vendors of all types.

On January 1st, 2008, we launched our blog, Gay Marriage Watch, to help keep our allies updated on marriage equality and gay rights news around the world – we’re now averaging more than 70,000 visitors on the blog each month, and we’re thrilled with its success.

In November, 2008, we were finally married (for the second time, after the state Supreme Court nixed our 2004 wedding) – and even though it rained throughout the ceremony, it was the perfect day. In fact, our favorite wedding photo was taken under an umbrella in the rain!

If you’re planning get married, congratulations! We wish you a beautiful, memorable day.

–Scott & Mark