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Vegas-style chapel for Blackpool

The planned new chapel
The picture window gives couples a view of the promenade and out to sea

Couples will soon be able to tie the knot in a Las Vegas-style wedding chapel on Blackpool promenade.

The chapel is part of the £14m Tower Festival Headland which will create a 20,000 capacity performance area.

The urban regeneration company, ReBlackpool, was granted planning permission for the wedding venue by Blackpool councillors.

Couples saying "I do" will have an extensive view of the resort through a large picture window.

The three-storey building includes a ceremonial hall and registrar office.

Holiday romance

A beach cafe and tourist information centre will also be on the complex.

Doug Garrett, chief executive of ReBlackpool, said: "Many marriages will have started with a holiday romance in Blackpool, so we're continuing that tradition in a very modern setting.

"The innovative building design will be a stunning addition to the landscape, and construction has been planned to reduce carbon emissions, so we're bringing more fun to Blackpool responsibly."

The headland space forms part of a £92m redevelopment of the central seafront, which also includes new sea walls and a promenade.

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