BERKELEY -- To prove its contention that "Downtown Berkeley is for Lovers," the district's business association is holding a Mass Wedding and Renewal of Vows Celebration on Friday for Valentine's Day.

Gay, straight and lesbian couples are welcome to participate and three couples will be selected in a drawing for a free instant "Mini Honeymoon.

The event will be at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza on Shattuck Avenue at Center Street and starts with registration from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the ceremony at 5 p.m. and the honeymoon drawing at 6 p.m.

"Audience participation is key to the drawing for the mini-honeymoons," says the Downtown Berkeley Association, which is hosting the promotion. Attendees will be able to vote for a favorite couple and "Ballots will be drawn from three containers, and one gay couple, one lesbian, and one straight coupe will each win a mini honeymoon."

For more details visit downtownberkeley.com/is4lovers.