Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez’s Wedding Preparations Underway: What to Know About the Venue, Officiant and More


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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are set to tie the knot again this weekend in an extravagant three-day celebration at his sprawling estate in Riceboro, Georgia.

The 50-year-old actor and 53-year-old singer first married last month in a midnight ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

Now they’re celebrating with an elaborate affair, and this weekend’s festivities will mark the culmination of the couple’s 20-year journey down the aisle.

In footage obtained by Fox News Digital, trucks and party cars were seen on a private road leading to the sprawling Affleck estate in Georgia on Thursday.

The three-day celebration of their love is set to take place this weekend at Ben Affleck’s estate in Georgia.
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Staff members were also seen checking drivers’ IDs as they arrived at the property.

The couple's first marriage was more intimate.  This time it will be more elaborate with more guests present to celebrate.

The couple’s first marriage was more intimate. This time it will be more elaborate with more guests present to celebrate.
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While Affleck and Lopez’s first wedding was an intimate affair attended by a handful of people, including three of their children, their upcoming nuptials will be a more elaborate celebration.

Here’s what to know about the three-day extravaganza:

The place

Affleck bought the wedding venue in 2003 when he was first dating Lopez.  He tried to sell it in 2018 and took it off the market in 2020 when it failed to sell.

Affleck bought the wedding venue in 2003 when he was first dating Lopez. He tried to sell it in 2018 and took it off the market in 2020 when it failed to sell.
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Affleck originally bought his sprawling Georgia estate in 2003 when he was dating Lopez. The Oscar-winning actor listed the property for $8.9 million in 2018, but pulled it off the market in 2020 after it failed to sell.

The estate, located on the Hampton Island Reservation, about an hour from Savannah, is made up of three buildings overlooking the Newport River.

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The main plantation-style mansion comprises 6,000 square feet of living space and features four bedrooms, 25-foot-tall Doric columns, and a wrap-around porch.

Preparations for the wedding have begun on the estate.

Preparations for the wedding have begun on the estate.
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In addition to the main house there is a small cottage for entertaining and a five bedroom guest house with three master bedroom suites.

Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel and Drea de Matteo are reportedly among the wedding guests staying at the 10,000 square foot cabin known as Oyster House over the weekend.

The officiant

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's wedding will be officiated by life coach and former monk Jay Shetty.  Shetty and Lopez worked together on an episode of "Couch talk" on Youtube.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s wedding will be officiated by life coach and former monk Jay Shetty. Shetty and Lopez worked together on an episode of “Couch Conversations” on YouTube.
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Life coach and former monk Jay Shetty will officiate Affleck and Lopez’s weekend nuptials.

The UK native and Lopez worked together on an episode of the YouTube series “Couch Conversations” in January 2021. The actress appeared on Shetty’s “On Purpose” podcast in March 2021, joining the long list of her former celebrity guests who included the late Kobe Bryant, Gwyneth Paltrow, Khloe Kardashian and Alicia Keys.

Lopez then asked Shetty to officiate four weddings during the press tour for her 2022 romantic comedy “Marry Me.” Shetty has previous experience as a celebrity wedding officiant, having officiated at the nuptials of Lily Collins and director Charlie McDowell last year.

wedding parties

The three-day celebration will begin with a rehearsal dinner on Friday, the ceremony on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday.

The three-day celebration will begin with a rehearsal dinner on Friday, the ceremony on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday.
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The wedding weekend extravaganza will kick off with a rehearsal dinner on Friday evening, and the ceremony will take place on Saturday.

The party will end with a barbecue on Sunday.

Fox News Digital has learned that during their stay, guests will potentially be treated to yoga sessions and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display.

The three-day wedding weekend has been going on for two decades for the couple.

Affleck and Lopez were originally scheduled to walk down the aisle in September 2003, but postponed their nuptials with just days notice. The couple, nicknamed “Bennifer”, ended their engagement in early 2004 after two years together.

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The ‘Argo’ star then married Jennifer Garner, 50, with whom he shares daughters Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and son Samuel, 10. Affleck and Garner separated in 2015 and finalized their divorce in 2018, after 13 years of marriage.

Lopez married Marc Anthony, 53, in 2004, but the pair, parents of 14-year-old twins Max and Emme, divorced in 2014.

After the “On the Floor” hitmaker ended her engagement to Alex Rodriguez in March 2021, she and Affleck rekindled their romance. Lopez announced the couple got engaged for the second time in April 2022.


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