Growing Up Gotti’s John Gotti Agnello marries, earns $2.5M from guests — who were required to gift $5K minimum

John Gotti Agnello Wedding

When most people get married, they are thrilled to receive a KitchenAid mixer or handful of Target gift cards. But, as viewers learned when watching Growing Up Gotti 10 years ago, the grandsons of legendary mobster John Gotti aren’t “most people.” So, when John Gotti Agnello got married last weekend to longtime girlfriend Alina Sanchez, Page Six reports that each of the 500 guests were required to give the newlyweds at least $5,000 — which amounted to a new $2.5 million nest egg for John and Alina.

In exchange for their gift, the guests were treated to a night at the luxe Oheka Castle on Long Island. The celebration reportedly began Friday afternoon and lasted for 20 hours, until 1 p.m. on Saturday. During that time, they had a multi-course dinner and fancy breakfast. One insider said the party was intentionally long so as “to stagger the felons.” The person explained, “Felons can’t consort together… That’s standard mob procedure.”

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To be extra safe, the wedding was booked under the bride’s name and there was “enough security to guard an army.” However, that still didn’t stop the groom’s dad, Carmine “The Bull” Agnello, from getting into it with his ex-wife, Victoria Gotti, who was at the wedding with her new boyfriend. Even though Carmine was flanked by two law enforcement officers because he’s awaiting a trial in Ohio, he reportedly “was yelling on the grounds before the ceremony” at Victoria.

Of those reports, Victoria’s spokesperson said, “I think whomever is creating these stories has watched The Godfather one too many times.”

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  • bambiglanville

    Ummm… no words. That’s ridiculous.

  • BreBreezieBre

    Uh this is a wedding I surely wouldn’t be attending if I was invited and the people that actually went and paid is ridiculous. I am not about to support you or build a house get out and get a job or manage your money better if I want to bring a wedding gift then it will be my choice of gift I am not required anything

  • JackShepardsTheWorst

    hahaha telling ppl what the minimum gift that will be accepted. id stuff a 20 in an unsigned card and party like it 1999

    • festie

      Why so much? Just give the empty card!! hahaha

  • cookie

    That would be one wedding that I wouldn’t even bother responding to…arrogant little brats!

  • September24

    They had to “stagger the felons” cause they can’t be in the same room at the same time…hahaha!!! Priceless!!!

  • Adrian

    I would have put a Monopoly “Get Out of Jail” card in an envelope and partied like crazy!!

    • September24

      LOL! Good one!

  • KatieKat

    What? I wouldnt pay 5,000 to see anybody do anything…

  • rb92111

    What’s the big deal ? This is just the cost of doing business !

  • Redheaded stranger

    Too bad it was televised

    • Redheaded stranger

      *wasn’t …… darn phone

  • PogoStick

    It’s all a lie… I was a guest and none of the stories are true! It was a beautiful wedding and they did not mandate a minimum gift! It’s a shame the tabloids won’t write about a gorgeous wedding of 2 people in love!