Win a Free Wedding Courtesy of Arena Stage

The theater is holding a contest inspired by its upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Photograph courtesy of Arena Stage.

Dreaming of a lavish wedding but don’t quite have the budget? You’re in luck: Arena Stage is giving one local couple the wedding of their dreams—currently valued at $80,000. The giveaway is inspired by the theater’s fall production of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In case you need a refresher on the story, it tells of milkman Tevye, who struggles to reconcile his cultural traditions with his three daughters’ desire to choose their own husbands.

The wedding package includes a ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for up to 175 guests at the Mead Center for American Theater, plus free use of the venue, catering and a wedding cake by RSVP Catering, decor by Design Foundry, music and lighting by Bruce Pike Productions, floral design, valet parking by MJ Valet, a hotel bridal suite provided by the Mandarin Oriental, an engagement portrait session by Cameron Whitman Photography, wedding-day photography and videography, and a pair of tickets to the official opening night of Fiddler on the Roof—plus other surprises along the way. The only catch: The wedding date is set for January 2, 2015.

Ready to enter? All you have to do is send a video or written essay to Tevye by August 31 telling him why you should win, along with your completed application form. Tevye has heard it all—so be convincing! Three finalists will be announced in early September before the winning couple is revealed on September 30. Second- and third-place couples win something, too, so be sure to stay tuned.

How to enter (deadline is August 31):

1. Submit the PDF application which can be downloaded, here.

2. Include your written or video essay.

3. Send up to three photos of you as a couple for Arena to share.

Best of luck to all our brides-to-be!