Since it opened in 1923, The Brown Hotel has hosted thousands of weddings in its various events spaces including the second-floor Crystal Ballroom shown above.
Now, as a part of its 90th anniversary celebration, Brown executives are trying to located as many of those people as possible.
In exchange for their stories, the couples will get a $15 promotional room rate, according to a news release, at a hotel where the 2013 rack rate is probably closer to $250.
From the release:
Did you or someone you know get married at the Brown Hotel? The iconic Louisville hotel is searching for couples who were married there to help celebrate the hotel’s 90th birthday this October. Couples are encouraged to send photos with the story of their big day to [email protected] In exchange for sharing their Brown Hotel wedding story, they’ll receive a retro-inspired room rate, starting at $15 per night for those married in 1923, to return for their wedding anniversary.
To register, couples can submit a photo and reminiscence of how the Brown Hotel played a part in their weddings to:
The Brown Hotel, Attn: Mackenzie Thompson,
335 W. Broadway, Louisville, Ky. 40202
Couples who can prove that they were married at the Brown in the past 90 years are eligible. Copies of wedding invitations, marriage certificates, photos in the hotel and other documentation affirming a wedding date will be accepted.
The fine print, (and there is always fine print):
Room rates are subject to availability and must be completed between Oct. 25, 2013 and Oct. 24, 2014. Rates begin at $15 for couples married in 1923 and increase in increments of $15 by each subsequent decade. Couples must also give the Brown Hotel permission to use the photos and stories in print, online and social media. All submissions are subject to verification of authenticity. The Brown Hotel may request further proof of marriage before granting retro room rate.
About the Brown Hotel: The Brown Hotel, located at Fourth and Broadway, has been a Louisville tradition since 1923. It is home to the AAA Four Diamond English Grill and the casual venue J. Graham’s Café, where guests can try the legendary sandwich called the “Hot Brown.” The Brown Hotel holds a AAA Four Diamond rating, is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic Hotels of America and was recently named one of the world’s top 500 hotels by Travel + Leisure Magazine.