Heaven can now officially perform LGBT+ weddings

London nightclub Heaven received permission by Westminster Council to become a wedding venue. There is also the chance to have a wedding paid for by G-A-Y.

Emeli Sande, Aquaria, and Jeremy Joseph in front of people at Heaven.

Heaven nightclub has been granted permission by Westminster Council to become a wedding venue in celebration of its 40th anniversary. G-A-Y, hosted in Heaven, will also be paying for a lucky pair’s wedding, details to be announced at a later date.

In an interview with PinkNews, nightclub owner Jeremy Joseph said “The application is part of securing Heaven’s future. We thought, as so many people meet at Heaven, it’s the starting point of thousands of relationships, wouldn’t it be amazing that people could marry at Heaven?”

The club’s main floor, star bar, stage bar and balcony can be used as wedding venues, according to the license granted by Westminster Council. 

Food and drink are prohibited from being sold or consumed in the rooms an hour before and during the wedding proceedings. The licence further states, “public access to any proceedings in approved premises must be permitted without charge.”

Announcement of potential weddings in Heaven has received a mixed bag of reactions. From people in the Facebook comment section saying “we need to renew our wedding vows” to the more direct Twitter response of “Oh Good GOD.”

Heaven’s new license might just mean the first ‘Porn Idol’ wedding is on the horizon, where couples can participate in the regular competition of volunteering to perform a routine of stripping and pole dance to win a cash prize. It definitely would bring a whole new meaning to love on the dance floor. 

In 2016, Joseph apologised for blaming “Somalian” people for the rise of crime in London. He said, “I hope people will believe me & together move on and work with members of the community including UK Black Pride in what we can do to increase diversity awareness within our community so that mistakes of the kind that I made are not repeated.”

With the 40th anniversary of Heaven being brought in with wedding bells, it seems like the nightclub is being taken in a new direction.

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