When you’re in the midst of wedding planning, it’s important to consider your priorities and budget. Hopefully you and your partner have a clear idea of the key things that are most important to you on your big day—whether it’s stunning photos or the ability to treat all of your guests to a delicious sit-down meal. You also want to make sure that your venue can accommodate those priorities, which may mean making sure seated guests don’t have to peer around corners or roof supports in order to see one another.
However, there is a way to go even further than that. A company called Space Perspective is currently allowing couples to get married in space. Its website notes that the price is a bit steep at $125,000 per seat, but those who have the money and the nerve to pull it off are welcome to book seats aboard its flagship ship, Neptune. This specialized space vessel boasts enormous windows that offer unparalleled heavenly views and can hold eight passengers and one pilot. According to the company, it’s designed to be the perfect place for a wedding.
Apparently, the founders of Space Perspective are former crew members of Biosphere 2, an Arizona-based observatory that’s dedicated to testing closed ecological systems in the hopes of creating a sustainable human habitat in space. They are experts in assessing the capacity of a system to sustain life, so it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing when it comes to designing space travel. The Neptune’s windows, for example, have been described as “the largest windows ever carried into space” and can be adjusted to allow passengers to enjoy the view of Earth in any direction they like.
While it’s not a requirement, the Neptune has been designed to be a fully customizable experience for each passenger. The company says that it can work with clients to adapt the capsule for their special day, including adjusting the soundtrack and lighting. And if you’re feeling ambitious, the website notes that couples can also bring along their own food and drink to add to the experience.
As weddings have become increasingly unique and creative, many couples are choosing to ditch traditional venues and get married in their favorite locations instead. We’ve seen beautiful ceremonies staged beside a forest stream or in a rustic horse stable, and you can even tie the knot on top of a mountain.
However, this is the first time that we’ve heard of a couple getting married in space. And we think they’ve done an excellent job of making the most out of the incredible setting. We wish them the best of luck on their cosmic journey together!