NTCC has chosen the recipients of its "12-13-14" prize package
The Kotarskis love Niagara USA - and each other. The couple wed Dec. 13, 2014, the last number-sequential date until Jan. 2, 2034, and held a Niagara County-themed wedding. They didn't plan on taking a honeymoon this year, until recently.
With Niagara Falls being the "Honeymoon Capital of the World," Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. offered couples the chance to celebrate their marriages on this auspicious date with the contest "Take the plunge! ... then Honeymoon in Niagara Falls USA!" Couples who got married (anywhere) Dec. 13 were eligible to enter by emailing a copy of their marriage license with a brief description of themselves and why they want to honeymoon in Niagara Falls USA.
"We don't have the vacation time to travel far right now, so a honeymoon in Niagara Falls would give us the opportunity to experience more of the Falls," the Kotarskis said in an email. "We have lived in Niagara Falls our entire lives and, although we have traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe, we always enjoy the local events Niagara Falls has to offer."
The Kotarskis exchanged vows at The Winery at Marjim Manor, and held their reception at the Quality Hotel & Suites "At the Falls," serving culinary delights reflective of the region to their guests. In their spare time, the couple enjoys frequenting the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute and attending events on Old Falls Street.
"The '12-13-14' contest was a great way to showcase our attractions and remind the world that we are still the Honeymoon Capital of the World," said John Percy, NTCC president and CEO. "The Kotarskis are a perfect example of the passion residents should have for our region, and I congratulate them on their marriage."
"Take the plunge! ... then Honeymoon in Niagara Falls USA!" includes accommodations at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino; Discovery Passes to the Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Niagara Scenic Trolley, Aquarium of Niagara, Discovery Center and Niagara Adventure Theater; tickets for Niagara Jet Adventures, Rainbow Air Inc. helicopter tours, the Erie Canal Discovery Center, the Niagara County History Center, Old Fort Niagara and Spirit of the Mist; entertainment at the Riviera Theater & Performing Arts Center; wine tastings at select properties on the Niagara Wine Trail USA; and transportation provided by Mac Limo.