One of the tough realities of COVID-19 is that so many meaningful moments have been crossed off the calendar. We’ve had to find work arounds for all kinds of events, from casual happy hours to birthday parties to one of life’s most important occasions: weddings.
Couples everywhere have faced the difficult decision of whether to cancel and reschedule their big day, or to take it virtual in a meaningful way. Some have chosen private ceremonies with parties down the line, some have picked an entirely new date to tie the knot, while others are swapping guest lists for Zoom e-vites, photo booths for web cams, and honeymoons for staycations. In the end, what matters is two people who love each other, finding a way to honor their commitment with those that love them.
We met Sophia and David through Coffee Meets Bagel, which is where they met each other three years ago. Though they had to cancel their IRL wedding in favor of a virtual one, they had high spirits and a make-the-best-of-things attitude, even in the midst of reshuffling everything they’d planned for so long. When the founders of Coffee Meets Bagel heard their story they decided to surprise them during their live-streamed reception with a little wedding gift.
We’re thrilled to partner with Coffee Meets Bagel to give Sophia and David—as well as 10 other amazing couples whose weddings and/or honeymoons have been affected by COVID-19—a 2-night mini-moon at a Getaway Outpost of their choice. Celebrating love and joy in a time when we feel isolated from each other keeps us connected. So, even though you can’t celebrate like you planned, we still want to find a way to celebrate you.
Win a Getaway Weekend
Has your wedding or honeymoon been derailed because of COVID-19? Apply to win a mini-moon in the form of a 2-night stay at one of our cozy cabins. Picture this: you, your partner, maybe your dog, a roaring campfire, a stunning view, and no notifications, no stress—just nature.
And don’t worry—your booking doesn’t have to be for an immediate stay. Though we’re open at select locations and have taken considerable actions to ensure our Outposts are safe for ours guests and our team, we encourage you to book for a time when you feel comfortable with traveling. If that’s ASAP, we’re ready for you. If it’s later, we can’t wait to have you.
Learn more about the COVID-19 precautions we’re taking.
How do I apply?
We’re offering this 2-night Getaway stay to up to 10 randomly chosen couples who meet the qualifications. Here’s what you’ll need to be eligible.
- Fill out this application
- Describe how your wedding or honeymoon was cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19
- If chosen, you’ll need to provide proof of cancellation or rescheduling
- Link to your social media accounts
- Meet the May 5th, 2020 deadline
And that’s all there is to it! We’ll reach out to you if you and your partner are selected.
There’s nothing fun about canceling, but seeing couples make the most of this situation has been inspiring to us at Getaway and at Coffee Meets Bagel. We hope these Getaway weekends will be something you can add to the calendar to look forward to.