They came from as far away as New York City, some with friends and family to share in the special moment, and by the end of Valentine's Day 2009 nine couples had become engaged to be married in Star Trek The Exhibition at the Detroit Science Center, WWJ Radio reported.
The engagements took place as part of a promotion hosted by the Detroit Science Center to kick off the Midwest debut of Star Trek The Exhibition, a traveling exhibit of ships, set re-creations, costumes and props from five television series and 10 films over the last 40-plus years.
The nine newly engaged couples are now entered into an online contest in which the public can vote for whom they would like to receive the Star Trek The Exhibition Ultimate Wedding Package, which includes private use of the exhibition, reception space at the Detroit Science Center for 200 guests and two nights' accommodations for the wedding couple at the Star Trek Suite at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel and Casino. Voting ends March 16 at 5 p.m. ET.