Welcome to Purple Unions

Mark and ScottWelcome to Purple Unions LGBT Wedding Directory

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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.

When we started Purple Unions in 2003, we never dreamed marriage equality would come in our lifetimes. Now that it has, we want to help others find welcoming, friendly and supportive wedding vendors to plan your day together.

To find gay friendly wedding vendors, use our site search here (for proximity search, enter a city in the City field, then click the compass and choose a distance):

Or use the pull-down menus to see vendors by state or popular city:


    Tetherow Golf Club

    Category: Venues
    Contact Name: Shelly Mirabile
     Address: 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd
    Bend, Oregon 97702, United States
    Toll Free: 1 877 298-2582
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Local Area Served: Bend/Central Oregon
    Congratulations on your engagement! Couples married at Tetherow will tie the knot on the manicured lawn adjacent to the Clubhouse. As the sun sets gloriously over the Cascade peaks, the panoramic views of the Deschutes National forest and fairways glow below. With retractable glass doors providing sweeping Cascade views, the versatile 3,600 square foot Event Pavilion offers a variety of room sizes and configurations for your reception.

    Key Largo Lighthouse Beach

    Category: Venues
    Contact Name: David McGraw
     Address: 2 Thurmond St.
    Key Largo, Florida 33037, United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Local Area Served: Florida
    Can a spectacular beach wedding also be affordable? Consider one of Florida's top destination wedding locations, Key Largo Lighthouse Beach. You can bring your families together on this one property for a number of days. True privacy will allow everyone to mix and mingle and really get to know and understand one another. A wedding here feels more like a family reunion. And if you can afford a hotel wedding, you can afford this luxury.

About Purple Unions:

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.

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