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RainbowWeddingNetwork proudly presents:

The Top 75 GLBTQ Friendly Companies of the Season Since 2000, it’s been our goal to screen wedding, home & family-related businesses all across North America for you & your partner. After all, planning your wedding, dreaming about your vacation or meeting the unique needs of your growing family should be FUN, free from awkwardness and instead filled with moments of sincere respect and excitement. Remember, the categories listed here are general guidelines. Many of these businesses offer several services, so be sure to call them directly or visit their website. You won’t want to miss any fabulous details!

Bands & Musicians/DJs DJ Raffi Pro Music & Lighting Productions No “Cheese,” fun, upbeat, polished performances, respecting all your wishes Serving all of new England (617) 923-9116 Dynamic DJ’s Professional, knowledgeable, helpful, caring service for your special day… Serving New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware 2349 Hooper Avenue Brick, NJ 08723 (800) 378-3290, toll-free (732) 262-9555, local The Elaine Dame Jazz Quartet Chicago, IL 60657 Serving Chicago, the Midwest and the Nation (773) 296-0831 Ellen Tepper, Harpist Serving the Delaware Valley Area & Beyond (215) 887-3512

Banquet & Event Facilities/Reception Sites The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 987-6044

Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center 1250 E. Harvard Road Burbank, CA 91501 Serving Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and Los Angeles (818) 843-5013 Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont Hotel Hidden Jewel of Boston Serving Boston, MA and the New England area 275 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116 (617) 728-2114 Hilton Clearwater Beach 400 Mandalay Ave. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (727) 298-1482 Hilton Garden Inn-New York/Staten Island Elegantly appointed Nicotra’s Ballroom, just minutes from Manhattan! 1100 South Avenue Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 477-2100 X 235 Massmutual Center Most Diverse Function Space in Western Massachusetts! Your Dream Wedding Awaits! 1277 Main Street Springfield, MA 01103 (413) 271-3235

- Categories Bands & Musicians/DJs Banquet & Event Facilities/Reception Sites B & Bs/Inns/Honeymoon Getaways Cakes & Caketoppers Caterers/Restaurants Ceremony Sites Community Organizations & Networking Event Consultants & Coordinators Exploring Your Relationship Favors, Gifts & Keepsakes Financial Resources Florals Formal Wear & Apparel Invitations/Calligraphy/Albums Jewelers Kitchenware/Gourmet Gifts Limousines Marriage Equality Organizations Officiants/Places of Worship Photographers Travel Services Videographers Websites & Planning Resources

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For more comprehensive information, photos & more, visit -over 5,000 businesses await you, each screened to uphold a policy of non-discrimination!

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Volume 4, Issue 1  

This season's tips for your LGBT Wedding!

Volume 4, Issue 1  

This season's tips for your LGBT Wedding!