Inside Mike "The Situation" and Lauren's Six-Figure Wedding


Mar. 18 2021, Updated 1:56 p.m. ET

Mike Sorrentino and Lauren
Source: MTV

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino might be in jail for tax fraud but that didn't stop him and Lauren Pesce from going all out when it came to their wedding. The couple's November 2018 nuptials will air on this season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

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In anticipation of the program, many are wondering what the wedding location of Mike and Lauren's wedding party was, as well as how much the festivities cost the pair. Here's what we know.

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Mike "The Situation" and Lauren's wedding location was at The Legacy Castle in New Jersey.

Thanks to the fact that the newlyweds have meticulously geotagged all of their wedding photos, we know that their Nov. 1 wedding took place at the lavish Legacy Castle venue in Pompton Plains, N.J.

The "elegant and legendary" Legacy Castle boasts "majestic architecture that demands your reverence," including "wrought iron railings with gold leaf detailing, exquisite chandeliers with cascading crystals, a lavish interior 15-foot marble fountain, and center exterior courtyard with a 21-foot granite fountain complete with a manicured garden," per their website.

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The bride and groom hosted over 200 guests present at their wedding party — the Gym, Tan, Laundry family taking front and center, of course — which Cheat Sheet estimates put the couple out around $60,000. 

Take a look at the bride and groom's outfits.

Wedding gowns can often eat up into one's wedding budget — and wealthy brides frequently spend between $3,000 and $10,000 on the dress for their special day, with many opting for multiple outfit changes.

In Lauren's case, she mentioned on Instagram that she had two gowns, the first from Pronovias and the second from Stephen Yearick, with shoes from Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin.

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The Pronovias gown is priced at about $2,570 and considering Stephen Yearick's dresses start at $4,500, we can assume Lauren spent upwards of $10,000 on her wedding looks, shoes, hairpiece, and veil included.

The Situation's tux was considerably cheaper, as US Weekly reports it was rented from Robbie's NYC.

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"This was the royal guido wedding," The Situation told the media outlet. Per Cheat Sheet's calculations, tux rentals (which include cufflinks, pocket squares, and even shoes) at Robbie's cost around $200. If the couple rented tuxes for all four of Mike's groomsmen, they could have paid about $1,000 in total. Of course, this cost would be more if they all purchased their tuxes... But who does that?! 

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The cake and final touches.

We honestly can't even begin to imagine now much this party cost total. Since The Situation and Lauren chose a five-tier wedding cake from Confections of a Rockstar, that probably put them out a bit over $1,000, but that wasn't the only cake — the groom also had one filled with funfetti — so let's put that up to $1,300.

Add to that cost — of so far about $75,000 — a wedding planner (likely no less than $7,000), invitations, a makeup artist, hair artist, florist (likely upwards of $5,000, considering their wall of roses), band, Rolls Royce rental, and DJ with lighting and pyrotechnic-looking effects, plus a photographer, and we've definitely topped six figures.

What wouldn't we give to fist-bump Lauren and The Situation to congratulate them on their marriage...

New episodes of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation air Thursdays at 8 p.m. on MTV.

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