Welcome to Purple Unions

Welcome to the Purple Unions LGBT Wedding Directory

Use the pulldown menus, the map, or the city search to find wedding vendors in your area.

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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    Joyful Joinings

    Category: Officiants
    Contact Name: Jeralita Costa
     Address: P.O. Box 796
    Marysville, Washington 98270, United States
    Toll Free: 1 888-505-2931
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Clientele Welcomed:
    Local Area Served: Puget Sound
    We work with you to create a ceremony as unique as you and your love. We collect your personal love story, beliefs and traditions, your shared interests, and your special requests. While nondenominational, we invite couples to incorporate their spiritual or cultural traditions into their wedding ceremony. It's your day, your way! We have committed to donate 10 percent of Joyful Joinings' earnings to anti-bullying programs.

    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:
    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.

    Sand Castle On The Beach

    Category: Honeymoon Stay
    Contact Name: Simone
     Address: 127 Estate Smithfield
    Frederiksted, St. Croix 00840, United States
    Toll Free: 1 800 524-2018
    Do You Identify As: Gay Owned
    Clientele Welcomed:
    Local Area Served: Caribbean
    Choose a magnificent beach location for your ceremony with the sun setting on the horizon. Dine waterfront afterwards with the stars. Reserve your honeymoon night in the Luxury Beachfront Villas. If you would like special flowers, make-over, food, cake, beverages, music, still or video photography, a compassionate and experienced person to conduct your commitment ceremony. Contact us ahead to assist in planning this special event-moment in your lives!

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