Celebrate Pride Month by Getting Married on the Beekman Boys’ Farm

The couple is hosting "Let Love Bloom," a 24-hour wedding marathon.

If you’ve always wanted to get married on a bucolic farm in the rolling hills of upstate New York, now is your chance.

You may know Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge — a.k.a. The Beekman Boys — as the stars of their eponymous reality TV series or the winners of Season 21 of The Amazing Race. Perhaps you even discovered them through their popular collaboration with Schitt’s Creek for their Beekman 1802 skincare and home goods line.

This Pride Month, the duo is spreading joy and love to others by inviting all couples to get married on their Beekman 1802 farm in Sharon Springs, New York, for the “Let Love Bloom” event. For 24 hours on June 26 — the six-year anniversary of the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide — 100 couples will be able to get married on “Matrimony Hill” under a beautiful Tom Fruin glass house art installation. It’s the highest point on their farm — and the spot where Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge exchanged vows themselves, also on June 26.

“This past year has made us all realize the importance of ’moments’ both big and small,” the Beekman Boys said in a statement. “We thought allowing people to get married inside a work of art was a wonderful way to celebrate love, commitment, beauty, and kindness.”

The weddings will start at 8am on June 26 and last for a full 24 hours on the farm, with each couple getting a 15-minute block of time. Each ceremony costs $100 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting New York City’s Ali Forney Center, although couples must obtain a wedding license through New York state at least 24 hours before the event. Even though the vow exchanges will be brief, there should be plenty of time for goat petting afterward.

Tying the knot and then spending Pride weekend in the “gayest little town you’ve never heard of“? Sounds lovely. Head over to the Beekman 1802 website for more info.

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