Welcome to Purple Unions

How to use this site:

  • –State/City Listings: Use the pull-downs above to see vendors by state or city.
  • –On the Map Below: Zoom in, then click on a rainbow flag and then the vendor name.
  • –Proximity Search: Below the map, 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, and red = 100+

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    Black Walnut Point Inn

    Contact Name: Bob or Tracy
     Address: 4417 Black Walnut Point Rd
    Tilghman Island, Maryland 21671, United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Owned
    Clientele Welcomed:
    Local Area Served: Eastern Shore MD
    Years of Experience:
    Black Walnut Point Inn is a private estate located at the end of a 58-acre bird sanctuary. One of three gay owned and operated businesses on Tilghman Island, the seclusion and charm of the 1840's house makes for the most unique wedding venues on the eastern shore.

    Colorado Commitments

    Contact Name: Kristen Hepp
     Address: ---
    Denver, Colorado United States
    Do You Identify As: Lesbian Owned
    Clientele Welcomed:
    Local Area Served: Colorado
    Years of Experience:
    Why settle for a standard, uninspiring wedding ceremony? We've been marrying gay couples since 2001. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation.

    Ainsworth House & Gardens

    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:
    Local Area Served: Great Portland/Vancouver
    Years of Experience:
    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.

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