Couples can bid on Great Reno Balloon Race first-ever wedding |

Couples can bid on Great Reno Balloon Race first-ever wedding

RENO – For the first time ever, the nation’s largest free hot-air balloon festival, The Great Reno Balloon Race, will be auctioning off a wedding package valued at more than $50,000. The “Love is in the Air” wedding will be awarded to the highest bidding couple, who will get married during the balloon race Sept. 11, 2010, on the rolling hills of Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

Bidding starts at $25,000, and bids will be accepted at through midnight May 1. All proceeds will go to the balloon race, a nonprofit community event.

This exclusive wedding package will be provided to the bride and groom by the Weddings of the West Association and includes a hot-air balloon ride after the ceremony, wedding planner, a choice of two honeymoons. The package provides the bridal couple with all of the amenities necessary for a once in a life time dream wedding, including catering, photographers and videographers, florists, a wedding cake and more.

For a full list of products and services included in the package, or to place a bid, visit or call the balloon race hotline at (775) 826-1181.

The Great Reno Balloon Race continues as a free event for its 29th year.

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