COLONIE – More than 120 couples from around the Capital District celebrated Valentine’s Day at The Century House – the same place they celebrated their weddings.
“Century House couples are part of our family,” said Colin Demers, managing partner and CEO at The Century House. “We thought it would be really special, on the quintessential day of love, to open the doors to our house and bring couples from all decades back home for a celebration of love and family at the place they first said ‘I do.’”
The wedding dates of attendees ranged from 1966 to 2017.
The complementary event featured food, music, a champagne toast, photos and more, said Meribeth Livingston, the director of marketing at The Century House.
“We weren’t sure what kind of response we’d receive, but we posted a save-the-date note to our Facebook page last year on National Wedding Day, and word about the event spread quickly capturing more than 11,000 views and endless inquiries about when registration would open,” she said.
Within a few days, the event was sold out.
The Century House, located on Route 9, has hosted hundreds of weddings since it was established in 1949. Many of those weddings helped alleviate hunger, thanks to the banquet house’s Enjoy One, Share One program, which provides a meal to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York for every meal sold at the restaurant. To date, The Century House has provided more than 850,000 meals.
Tim O’Hearn, a retired partner, said his parents and founders of The Century House, Dorothy and Jim O’Hearn, would be beyond delighted about the event.
“Family,” he said, “that’s what The Century House is all about.”
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