Each year, Colel Chabad’s twin Gutnick Wedding Halls provide subsidized weddings for 440 couples. Most of these couples are either children of orphaned families or large families or both. Nearly all of them are impoverished, none have the means to make a proper wedding celebration without incurring lifelong debt.
The luxurious Gutnick Wedding Halls of Colel Chabad are indistinguishable from the banquet facilities at fine hotels and private catering establishments. Here, even the poorest families can have joyous celebrations that will leave them with happy memories, rather than saddled with insurmountable debt.
Parenthetically, the presence of the Gutnick Wedding Halls resulted in a market-wide reduction in the cost of weddings, a true boon to thousands of families every year who can barely afford to marry off their children.