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Couple celebrates 66th wedding anniversary for just $15.75

Couple Celebrates 66th Wedding Anniversary For Just $15.75


Toni and Joe have been married 66 years and spent their honeymoon night at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. To celebrate their anniversary, they went back to the same hotel and paid only $15.75, the price of their original room back in 1948. The rate for that same room today starts at $799.

Turns out any couple married at the Waldorf that is celebrating 50 years or more together can take advantage of the same offer as long as they have their original receipt.

Bridal Guide reports that the Waldorf has a little-known policy that allows couples to celebrate for the same price they originally paid. Another couple celebrated 60 years back in 2010 and the hotel honored their $26.72 receipt from 1950.

We wish both couples many more happy, healthy years together. And if you are married at the hotel ... save that receipt!



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Bill January 10 2014 at 11:36 PM

What a great story! Cheers to the couple(s) and kudos to the Waldorf-Astoria! It's a nice policy to hear about in this day and age.

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CMEL57 January 10 2014 at 6:57 PM

Who keeps receipts of anything going back 50+ years?

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Hello, Mary January 10 2014 at 7:22 PM

That's great that the W-A does that!

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globe2see January 10 2014 at 7:40 PM

I think ANY hotel should do this for couples that are together for that long!

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robaby424 January 10 2014 at 7:41 PM

My parents spent their honeymoon at the Woldorf Estoria and my dad died 3 months before thier 60th anniversary. That is really sweet for that couple.

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Hi Lynn ~UrAdoll January 10 2014 at 8:08 PM

That is a wonderful thing for the Waldorf to do -more should follow suit

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Karen January 11 2014 at 1:28 AM

What a nice policy. More hotels should follow suit. Congratulations to these couples.

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bearskyt Karen January 11 2014 at 2:02 AM

Some pleasant news for a change!

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gitessie January 10 2014 at 11:11 PM

In 2000, my husband and I celebrated our 50th at The Waldorf, fortunately we had our receipt from our wedding night at the hotel. The hotel gave us a suite for $13.50. It pays to keep receipts.

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Terry and Mandy gitessie January 11 2014 at 2:59 AM

Did you know about the hotel's policy and that's why you kept the receipt? Or was it just a coincidence that you kept the receipt for sentimental value?

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jlmrdh1970 January 10 2014 at 3:56 PM

Who keeps receipts that long?

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cowboys jlmrdh1970 January 10 2014 at 4:16 PM

As wedding memorabilia, I don't see why not!

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bettybono jlmrdh1970 January 10 2014 at 5:52 PM

I still have my employee I.D. card which entitled me to 2 free meals a day. It was a great place to work!

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allenplumbing January 10 2014 at 3:25 PM

That is nice what the hotel is doing but seriously they expect people to have receipt from 50 years ago. Get real

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