Contest prize: free wedding in Dayton

Staff report

DAYTON — The Holiday Inn Dayton Fairborn has launched a social campaign that will give a dream wedding to one deserving couple.

Management of the newly renovated hotel, which is owned and managed by Portfolio Hotels & Resorts, is challenging perspective brides and grooms to show how strong their charitable arms are by sharing a short video demonstrating their philanthropic efforts. The winner will receive a free wedding reception in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom in 2018.

“We’re giving back to the givers!” said Catering Sales Manager Kalyn Leeper, who has years of experience planning weddings. “We will be there every step of the way, from the initial site tour to the final tasting, to ensure the perfect dream wedding experience.”

To qualify for the Future Wedding Giveaway, prospective brides and/or grooms must create videos about one minute in length that demonstrates how they give back to the community. Contestants are urged to use creativity in showing how they possess community spirit. Whether it’s volunteer work for a nonprofit or cooking dinner for an elderly neighbor, any example of charity or goodwill will be accepted and welcomed. They should post the videos by Oct. 1 to Holiday Inn Dayton Fairborn’s Facebook page:, then ask family and friends to share their posts. The video with the most likes by Sweetest Day, Oct. 21st, will win the free wedding.

After Holiday Inn Dayton Fairborn announces the winners on Sweetest Day, staff will work with the couple to select a wedding date sometime in 2018, based on availability. Included in the free wedding package will be use of the Grand Ballroom by up to 275 people, food and beverages, flowers and centerpieces, dance floor, staging, tables and linens, colored napkins, overlays, sashes, service and a honeymoon bridal suite. Discounts will be offered on extras, including chair covers, special lighting and cake. The entire wedding giveaway package has a total value of more than $10,000.

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