The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and VEGAS.com, the most comprehensive Las Vegas travel website visited by more than 2.5 million visitors monthly, announce the winners of a promotion to award seven lucky couples the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marry, renew their vows or formally commit to one another at The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012.
The couples include Carl Medeiros and Lorie Lesieur of Pawtucket, RI (wedding); Cynthia and Troy Weekley of Upland, CA (vow renewal); Jeffrey and Lori Widener of Auburn, WA (vow renewal); William and Elizabeth Bradley of Harrisburg, PA (vow renewal); Thomas and Victoria Luginbill of San Luis Obispo, CA(vow renewal); Paul and Joanna Harwood of Las Vegas, NV (vow renewal); and Fred and Ivy Pellerito of Belton, MO (vow renewal).
The seven couples are being flown to Las Vegas courtesy of the LVCVA; and they will enjoy a two-night stay at the historic El Cortez Hotel once owned by Bugsy Siegel. Following an early morning wedding ceremony inside The Mob Museum that includes flowers by Gaia and a photo package, the couples will enjoy a champagne brunch at MOB BAR and a $250 shopping spree at Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas Strip.
The promotion, MARRIED AT THE MOB MUSEUM, features a special marriage ceremony conducted by former Las Vegas Mayor and former “go-to” mob defense attorney, Oscar B. Goodman, inside The Museum’s historic courtroom. In 1950, the courtroom was the site of one of 14 nationwide Kefauver hearings to expose organized crime.
It is the only building in Las Vegas to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Goodman, who served three terms as Las Vegas Mayor from 1999 to 2011, is currently retained by the LVCVA as Chairman of the Host Committee, welcoming groups to Las Vegas.
The Mob Museum opens to the public at 2 p.m. on February 14, following the Mass Wedding and an official grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m.