Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez Wedding preparations underway: What you need to know about the venue, the officiant and more

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez Wedding preparations underway: What you need to know about the venue, the officiant and more

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez will exchange vows again this weekend during an extravagant three-day celebration at his sprawling Riceboro, Georgia estate.

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

Now they’re celebrating with a lavish affair, and this weekend’s celebrations mark the culmination of the couple’s 20-year journey down the aisle.

Party trucks and cars could be seen on a private road leading to Affleck’s sprawling Georgia estate in images from Fox News Digital Thursday.

The three-day celebration of their love is set to take place at Ben Affleck's Georgia mansion over the weekend.

The three-day celebration of their love is set to take place at Ben Affleck’s Georgia mansion over the weekend. (Fox News Digital)

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Staff were also seen checking drivers’ IDs upon arrival at the property.

The couple's first wedding was more intimate.  This time it will be more elaborate with more guests celebrating.

The couple’s first wedding was more intimate. This time it will be more elaborate with more guests celebrating. (Fox News)

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 lavish celebration.

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

The Venue

Affleck bought the wedding location in 2003 when he first started dating Lopez.  He tried to sell it in 2018 and took it off the market in 2020 when it couldn't be sold.

Affleck bought the wedding location in 2003 when he first started dating Lopez. He tried to sell it in 2018 and took it off the market in 2020 when it couldn’t be sold. (Engel&Volkers via The Grosby Group/BACKGRID)

Affleck originally bought his sprawling Georgia estate in 2003 while he was dating Lopez. The Oscar winner listed the property for $8.9 million in 2018 but took it off the market in 2020 after it failed to sell.

The property, located on the Hampton Island Conservation Area about an hour outside of Savannah, consists of three buildings overlooking the Newport River.

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The plantation-style main villa encompasses 6,000 square feet of living space and features four bedrooms, 25-foot Doric columns, and a wraparound porch.

Wedding preparations have begun on the estate.

Wedding preparations have begun on the estate. (Fox News)

In addition to the main house there is a smaller entertaining cottage and a guest house with five bedrooms and three master suites.

Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel and Drea de Matteo are reportedly among the wedding guests who will be staying at the 10,000-square-foot cabin dubbed the Oyster House over the weekend.

The official

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's wedding will be celebrated by life coach and former monk Jay Shetty.  Shetty and Lopez collaborated on an episode of "couch talk" on Youtube.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s wedding will be celebrated by life coach and former monk Jay Shetty. Shetty and Lopez collaborated on an episode of “Couch Conversations” on YouTube. (Amy Sussman)

Life coach and former monk Jay Shetty will officiate Affleck and Lopez’s wedding over the weekend.

The British native and Lopez collaborated on an episode of the YouTube series Couch Conversations in January 2021. Kobe Bryant, Gwyneth Paltrow, Khloe Kardashian and Alicia Keys.

Lopez later asked Shetty to officiate four weddings during the press tour for her 2022 romantic comedy Marry Me. Shetty already has experience as a celebrity wedding officer, having officiated at Lily Collins and director Charlie McDowell’s wedding last year.

wedding celebrations

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

The three-day celebration begins with a rehearsal dinner on Friday, the ceremony on Saturday, and a Sunday barbecue. (Engel&Volkers via The Grosby Group / BACKGRID)

The extravagant wedding weekend begins with a rehearsal dinner on Friday night and the ceremony takes place on Saturday.

The celebration will be rounded off with a Sunday barbecue.

Fox News Digital has learned guests may be treated to yoga sessions and spectacular fireworks displays during their stay.

The three-day wedding weekend has spanned two decades for the couple.

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

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The Argo star later 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 two, who are parents to 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 that the couple got engaged for a second time in April 2022.

Ashley Hume is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.