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Hop Shops Hosts Disco Bathroom Wedding

Couple’s Valentine’s Day nuptials shine in convenience-store retailer’s unique venue
hop shops disco bathroom wedding
Photographs courtesy of Valor Oil

It was not the first time a convenience store ever served as the venue for a wedding. But Hop Shops, a c-store chain in northern Kentucky and southern Ohio, plunged into uncharted territory on Feb. 14 by hosting a wedding in its Verona, Kentucky, store’s bathroom. It’s disco bathroom.

The bathrooms in six of petroleum products distributor and convenience-store retailer Valor Oil LLC’s  Hop Shop locations feature a red button on the wall and a sign that says, “Do Not Push the Red Button.” When a curious customer inevitably does press the button, “the lights go down, the music starts, the colorful spotlights come on and a disco ball starts spinning,” the company said.

So what better place for a wedding?

“Logen Abney and Tiana Ailstock, radiant in their wedding attire, stepped into the disco bathroom as individuals but emerged as a united couple, bound by the vows of marriage,” Hop Shops said on its website. “Amidst cheers and applause, they sealed their love with a kiss and then, in a moment of sheer excitement, pushed the RED Button—an act symbolic of their readiness to embark on this new journey together.”

“Following the ceremony, Logen and Tiana ventured onto the dance floor of life hand in hand, surrounded by their loved ones who had gathered to witness this extraordinary union,” it added.

hop shops disco bathroom wedding

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When not hosting a wedding, each Hop Shops location with a disco bathroom has a different song:

  • Verona, Kentucky: The Bee Gees, “Stayin Alive”
  • Florence, Kentucky: Rhianna, “Diamonds”
  • Walton. Kentucky: Bill Medley, “Time of My Life”
  • Carrollton, Kentucky: ABBA, “Dancing Queen”
  • Mount Zion, Kentucky: Bruce Springsteen, “Dancing in the Dark”
  • Maineville, Ohio: Miley Cyrus, “Party in the USA”

Valor Oil said it plans to open more disco bathrooms.

Beginning in 1966 and with three generations of the Emmick family, the Owensboro, Kentucky-based company has six petroleum bulk plants in Kentucky and South Carolina; 132 retail c-store dealer locations, a race fuel division; and 10 Hop Shops in northern Kentucky, three in southern Ohio and one truck plaza in Owensboro.

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