The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is proud to partner with the Albert M. Covelli Foundation to give away an NVMM wedding experience. One lucky couple will receive a complimentary wedding venue package to include onsite rehearsal, ceremony, and reception.

  • Active-Duty service members
  • Veterans
  • Families of fallen service members
  • Anyone with a family military connection
  • Complimentary wedding venue package at the NVMM to include onsite rehearsal, ceremony and reception.
  • Two pairs of Rocky Boots.
  • Submissions are due by September 15, 2023
  • Winners will be announced on October 18, 2023


Please upload a brief 2-4 minute video sharing your story, and why you want to get married at the NVMM.

The late Albert Covelli, who was a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, launched an open-air market just after returning home from his time in the military during World War II. Soon after, he expanded to three locations and added a produce company. It didn’t take long for him to begin selling to big customers, including Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s fast-food restaurants. Kroc and Covelli shared the same vision regarding the need for quality and top-notch service. Soon after Covelli opened the first McDonald’s Restaurant in Warren, Ohio, where Covelli Enterprises is headquartered today. Albert Covelli, who passed away in 2014, set high standards for his son, Sam, who leads the company today. Sam and Albert Covelli spent decades working together and grew Covelli Enterprises into one of the nation’s most respected, philanthropic, and well-run restaurant-focused companies in the country.

There is only one Museum in America that honors ALL Veterans – from all branches of service, and from all eras of our nation’s proud history of military service, both in peacetime and war. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is a powerful and personal experience designed to give a voice to every man and woman who answered the call for our country.

This is neither a war memorial nor a military museum. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum takes visitors on a narrative journey telling individual stories and shared experiences of Veterans in their own words.

Contest Rules and Legal Disclaimer

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum (“NVMM”) “Wedding Venue Giveaway” (“Contest”) is open to all legal residents of the United States aged 18 and over.  To be eligible, the entrant must be an active-duty service member, veteran, or have a familial military connection.  Proof of eligibility may be required.  Employees and immediate family members of NVMM and Covelli Enterprises/ Albert M. Covelli Foundation (“Covelli”) are not eligible to participate.  Immediate family members are defined as children, parents, and siblings.  The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein and will accept the winner of the Contest as the final decision.

Entries will be accepted online starting August 16, 2023, and ending at 11:59 PM (EST) on September 15, 2023.  Any entries received past the ending date will not be accepted.

All entries must be received via upload on the NVMM website at Message and data rates apply as applicable. The entry must fulfill all the Contest requirements to be eligible. No additional purchase or payment is required to be eligible to participate and does not increase the chance of being selected as the winner. Any entries that do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules of the Contest, your submission will be disqualified. Only one (1) – entry per couple is permitted. Entries submitted on behalf of the couple will not be accepted. NVMM is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled, incorrect, or incomplete entries.

Includes a complimentary wedding venue package at the NVMM to include onsite rehearsal, ceremony, and reception not to exceed $16,000. The prize is for the space rental only and is non-transferrable. The winner will also receive two (2) – pairs of Rocky Boots. No cash equivalent or substitution of prize is permitted. Winner must book wedding venue within twelve (12) – months of acceptance of prize. Booking dates are subject to availability, holidays, and staff availability. The winner must use one of the NVMM’s preferred caterers or be subject to an additional fee of $2,000. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for NVMM and/or Covelli to use winner’s names, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local tax liability.

The odds of winning depends on number of entries received and content of such entries.

An NVMM internal selection committee will review the uploaded submissions and submit finalists to the Albert M. Covelli Foundation for final selection. 

The winner will be notified on October 18, 2023, via the email and telephone number provided. NVMM will attempt to notify winner on two (2) – separate occasions during a seven (7) -day period. Failure to accept the prize within this period or if eligibility requirements are deemed not to be met, the winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected. NVMM is not liable for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk email or other security settings or incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contract information.

The NVMM reserves the right to terminate, modify, or suspend Contest at any time for any reason.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may result in violation of criminal and civil laws.  NVMM reserves the right to take legal action as permitted by law.  Entrant agrees that any litigation arising from this Contest shall take place exclusively in Franklin County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, by entering you agree to waive any right of contribution against and shall indemnify, protect, defend, save and hold the NVMM, all entities related to the NVMM (including National Veterans Memorial and Museum Operating Corporation, National Veterans Memorial and Museum Foundation, and National Veterans Memorial and Museum), all board members, officers, or employees of the NVMM or its related entities, their respective agents, employees, representatives consultants, Franklin County, Ohio, and anyone else acting for or on behalf of any of them (all of said parties are herein collectively referred to as the “Indemnitees”) harmless from and against all liability, damage, loss, claims, demands, actions and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees or costs of any nature whatsoever that arise out of or are connected with any act or omission of the Contest.

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