Gear up to get hitched at the iconic Red CentreNATS Festival!

For the first time ever, Red CentreNATS is giving two lucky car lovers the chance to win the wedding of their dreams worth $15,000 at the iconic car festival in the heart of Australia.

Red CentreNATS will take place from 3-5 September 2021, and one loved-up couple will win the opportunity to get hitched against the stunning backdrop of the West MacDonnell Ranges in Alice Springs. Already married? You can also enter the competition to renew your vows.

This year’s car festival returns to Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs Inland Dragway and Lasseters Centre of Entertainment with a jam-packed program. The Red CentreNATS wedding will be a highlight, with the ceremony and reception to take place at Blatherskite Park. The lucky bride and groom will even get to lead the convoy of cars as part of the event’s iconic street parade!

Northern Territory Major Events Company CEO Tim Watsford said this year’s Red CentreNATS is shaping up to be one to remember, with a wedding joining the 2021 program.

“This is a really unique chance for one car-loving couple to exchange vows at an iconic event in a truly iconic location – the beautiful heart of Australia,” he said.

“Aside from putting Central Australia in the spotlight nationally, this win a wedding competition will also provide exposure for the local businesses who have been tasked with making this a wedding to remember!”

Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez said only at Red CentreNATS does loving your car lead to real-life love.

“Spending all that time and money on car projects normally has the opposite effect. The wedding of the century is going to be a lot of fun,” he said.

To be in with a chance of winning the wedding, entrants must record a video no longer than one minute in length explaining why they want to get hitched or renew their vows at Red CentreNATS. You must also have purchased spectator tickets to Red CentreNATS or be an entrant in the festival.

Up for grabs is an incredible wedding package that includes a licensed celebrant, wedding ceremony and reception for up to 20 guests, food and drinks package, accommodation at Crown Plaza Lasseters, a photoshoot with the couple’s car if they are an entrant, videography, hair and make-up, flowers, cake and more.

The wedding follows a number of marriage proposals that have taken place at Red CentreNATS in previous years. A number of entrants have even started a family as a result of meeting at Australia’s ultimate festival of wheels.

The competition closes on 8 July 2021. Winners will be married on Saturday, 4 September 2021. To find out more or to enter the competition, head to