Yep, you read that correctly...
Ben Farina proposed to his girlfriend Clare Moran, both 37-years-old, knowing that she would worry about the cost of the huge event.
So, Ben came up with an idea…
However, his argument is that they would not just be attending a wedding, but they would be paying for an “all-inclusive holiday” at the luxe Knockerdown Cottages in Derbyshire.
In exchange for the fee, guests would get a three night stay at the hotel and access to the spa, pool and games room.
So does that justify charging 80 guests £150 to attend the wedding?
Ben told the BBC, “People always pay a large amount of money to go to a wedding anyway, so why not have it paying towards the actual wedding rather than just to a business owner?”
He continued, “I sold it to them a bit like an all-inclusive holiday, so all the food and drinks will be incorporated in that cost.”
Ben and Clare have a daughter together and are getting married in June, with a wedding that apparently all 80 guests have RSVP’d ‘yes’ to, despite the unusual charge.
60 adults will pay the full £150, and if they’re bringing children to the event it would be £50 per head.
They claim to have sorted their venue, which they got at a discounted price of £10,000 due to a cancellation.