KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®, a unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS® opened on Thursday, March 15 with co-founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, as well as band members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer in attendance.
First Wedding At KISS by Monster Mini Golf
As part of the celebration, KISS and Christina and Patrick Vitagliano, founders of KISS By Monster Mini Golf, slashed through the ceremonial ribbon followed by the group taking the first putt on the course.
Opening day, March 15, 2012 was proclaimed the official “KISS By Monster Mini Golf Day” by Mayor Carol Goodman. The day’s festivities included performances by the world’s best KISS tribute band, MR. SPEED, that took place at the outdoor party where the band was cheered on by hundreds of rocking KISS Army members. In addition, the venue hosted the first ever “Hotter Than Hell” wedding with Natasha and David Howard from California.
The ceremony was officiated by “Mini”ster Lowercase g donning none other than demon make-up. The bride was escorted down the aisle by co-founding members of KISS, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. When the doors opened to the public, the first public putt was performed with Christina and Patrick Vitagliano and Joe Perez of the Wounded Warrior Project.
The grand opening played host to a star-studded “Black Carpet” and opening party that was attended by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer, Doc McGhee, Angel Porrino and Absinthe, Cody Collins of Country Superstars, Steph Mackenzie, Jake Pavelka, Chippendales, Murray SawChuck, Three 6 Mafia, Fantasy, Cheaza, Frank Marino, Andrew Dice Clay, Rick Harrison and Chumlee of Pawn Stars, Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventurers, Peepshow, Jersey Boys, Thunder From Down Under, Kevin Burke of Defending the Caveman, Tara Palsha, Hello Kitty, Sin City Sinners, Las Vegas KISS, Miss South West and an appearance by the KISS By Monster Mini Golf’s very own Lady Demon, Lowercase g and “Little Shannon.”
“KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® has been in development for more than two years and after the rockstar opening that took place yesterday is destined to become a must see when anyone comes to visit Las Vegas,” said Christina Vitagliano, Founder of KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®. “We love all of the supporters that helped us open the doors. Vegas, we are here to stay and ready to rock.”
KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is the first-of-its-kind indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course with a state-of-the-art arcade, the largest KISS gift shop in the world, A KISS Gallery, the “ Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel, a private VIP Room, FANtastic KISS® themed event rooms and the “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” Café. KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is located at 4503 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 in the Shoppes at Harmon Square across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
A special thank you goes out to all that helped with the creation of the very first “Hotter Than Hell” wedding. Make-up provided by Sumita Beauty® by Ziba Beauty®, flowers by Enchanted Florist, cake by Gimme Some Sugar, transportation by 24/7 Entertainment, dinner by 35 Steaks & Martinis, accommodations by Rumor Boutique Hotel. Photo credit: Erik Kabik RETNA/erikkabik.com
Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.
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