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Upcoming Bridal Shows and Events for You & Your Wedding Party to Enjoy

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January 4-5 – Maryland Wedding Expo at Timonium
January 4 – 5:30-9pm; January 5 – 11am-3pm
Timonium Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
www.marylandwpa.com
The only unique show in the Baltimore area. It is exciting, diverse and complete. Everything a bride needs to plan a Hollywood wedding or an intimate affair. Our vendors are simply the area’s best, with the latest trendy ideas and traditional values.
$13 online; $15 at door

January 6 – Richmond Wedding Experience
11am-4pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St, Richmond
http://www.weddingexperience.com/
Breathtaking fashion show. All of your options in one place. Deals you won’t find online. Wedding inspiration gallery. Flip-flop bar. Ring selfie station. New name wall.
All day admission (11am-4pm) $15; Admission 1-4pm $10

January 6 – Great Bridal Expo
12N
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

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A great bridal expo like no other… fun, exciting, hands-on way to get great information to help you plan for your wedding, honeymoon and home. Every couple gets a FREE bridal bag, dozens of fabulous prizes and a chance to enter a SuperSweepstakes.
$10

January 8 – Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding Open House
5:30-8pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore
www.thebmi.org
Are you getting married or planning an event? Are you looking for the perfect location or caterer? We’ll have a wide variety of vendors and services on hand to make your special day a success.
Free

January 11-13 – Essense of Australia Bridal Trunk Show
Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore
Call for more details.
410-484-4600

January 12 – 1840’s Plaza Wedding Open House
5-8pm
1840’s Plaza Venue, 29 Front Street, Baltimore
410-358-1840 or www.1840sballroom.com
Join us for an evening full of music, food, drinks, specialty vendors and more.
FREE but registration required

January 12 – Washington Wedding Experience
11am-5pm
EagleBank Arena (Patriot Center), 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
https://weddingexperience.com/show.html?show.id=6905
Visit the Wedding Experience and let us surprise you with what you can discover in a single day. Find your perfect look in our runway fashion show. Discover new ideas and uncover the latest trends. Chat with local wedding professionals and receive practical advice. Taste delicious cakes. See beautiful flowers. Experience it live and up close. Explore all of your options and make informed decisions.
Online tickets: $15 all day, $10 after 1pm. At door $15.

January 12 – Wedding Open House at Water’s Edge Events Center
10am-12N
Water’s Edge Events Center, 4687 Millenium Drive, Belcamp, MD
410-297-9467 x 101 or info@watersedgeevents.com
This is the perfect chance to fall in love with your dream waterfront wedding venue, ask questions and meet with one of our sales representatives. Reservations are not required, but appreciated.
Free

January 13 – Embassy Suites Baltimore-North/Hunt Valley Wedding Expo
12N-3pm
Embassy Suites Baltimore-North/Hunt Valley, 213 International Circle, Hunt Valley, MD
410-527-4780 or Danielle.dubner@hilton.com
You’re invited to our eighth annual wedding show. Spend one-on-one time with the area’s best and award winning wedding professionals to help you plan your wedding or complete the final touches for your special day.
Complimentary admission for brides; Guests-$7 adv, $10 at door

January 13 – 2019 Wedding Showcase
11am-4pm
Faithbrooke Barn & Vineyards, 267 Elgin Drive, Luray, VA
540-551-0229 or brandonelizabeth@faithbrooke.com
https://www.faithbrooke.com
Don’t miss this opportunity to come meet vendors local to Luray and Shenandoah Valley area.
$5 at door; free admission to FBV clients

January 18-20 – Watters, WToo & Willowby Trunk Show
Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore
Call for more details.
410-484-4600

January 19 – Bells on Main-A Town of Bel Air Wedding Marketplace
10am-4pm
Bel Air Armory, 37 North Main St, Bel Air, MD
Email Chandra Krantz at bellsonmain@belairmd.org
https://www.belairmd.org/493/bel-air-armory
Are you planning a wedding next year? Would you like the convenience of shopping for everything in one place? Meet representatives from three venues in the Town of Bel Air; Rockfield Manor, The Liriodendron Mansion, The Bel Air Armory. Advance ticket sales & more info to come.

January 19 – Engaged & Inspired Wedding Show
1:30-5:30pm
Bleue’s on the Water, 7696 Altoona Beach Road, Glen Burnie, MD
410-760-4115
This event is sure to change the way that brides plan their wedding and reception and we look forward to having you as a part of this great wedding party! The purpose of the event is to expose anyone who is looking to form a unity of love, our area’s eclectic variety of wedding personnel, while also providing guests with a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere along our scenic waterfront setting. Additionally, to honor love in all forms, a portion of all ticket sales will go toward Suicide Prevention, in the hopes that we can help someone to love their self unconditionally.
$25-$50

January 20 – The Elegance in Bridal Show
12N-4pm
Heavenly Haven Productions, The Omni Hotel Charlottesville, 212 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA
804-675-2900 or info@heavenlyhavenproductions.com
http://www.eleganceinbridalshow.com
Save time and energy by meeting all your potential vendors in one day. Visit with exhibitors, receive free magazines, enjoy a fun fashion show. Taste food and cake samples, win prizes and receive fantastic door prizes.
General admission $15 at door or $10 online. VIP tickets $95 for 2 (1 bride & 1 guest) or $55 for 1.

January 20 – Washington Wedding Experience
11am-5pm
Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC
https://weddingexperience.com/show.html?show.id=6907
Visit the Wedding Experience and let us surprise you with what you can discover in a single day. Find your perfect look in our runway fashion show. Discover new ideas and uncover the latest trends. Chat with local wedding professionals and receive practical advice. Taste delicious cakes. See beautiful flowers. Experience it live and up close. Explore all of your options and make informed decisions.
Online tickets: $15 all day, $10 after 1pm. At door $15.

January 20 – Bridal Fantasy Silver Spring 2019
12N-3:30pm
Doubletree by Hilton, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD
www.onceuponatime.events
info@onceuponatime.events
Save the date and join us. Meet the area’s well known wedding professionals as you plan for your big day. Enjoy delicious bites, decadent sweets and save room for the cocktail. Stick around to see the hottest and latest wedding gowns on stage.

January 20 – A Day of Elegance Bridal Show
12N-3pm
Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown, MD
Join us and experience firsthand our elegant event venue. We offer a beautiful indoor or outdoor ceremony space, private ballroom for up to 250 guests and gorgeous bridal suite. Meet our professional bridal staff and sample our delicious cuisine, you won’t be disappointed! Over 25 other local wedding professionals will be available to meet and share their business expertise with you. All brides will be entered to win our many giveaways such as: $25 Amazon Gift Card, $50 VISA Gift Card, and more. Our Grand Prize will be a “Honeymoon-iversary”
310-739-6933 or cdivelbiss@fhcc1924.com

January 20 – Winter Engagement Bridal Expo
2-5pm
Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, VA
757-382-2500
https://www.secure.exposites.com/showbride
Come find out why people choose the Chesapeake Conference Center for their wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner! There is help for you with every detail from planning your ceremony to choosing your menu and incorporating your theme into the perfect setting.
General admission $10. Bridal Party Pass for up to 5 guests $25.

January 25-57 – Enzoani Trunk Show
Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore
Call for more details.
410-484-4600

January 26 – Open House 2019
1-5pm
Lesner Inn, 3319 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
757-481-1122 or info@lesnerinn.com
http://lesnerinn.com
Join us and our top wedding vendors to see how beautiful a wedding at Lesner Inn can be. Taste complimentary hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails while overlooking the Lynnhaven River.
Free

January 26, February 9, March 9, April 24, May 22, June 19, July 10, August 10, September 18, October 23, November 20 – The Cloisters Open House
11am-3pm
The Cloisters, 10440 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD
Info: swilson@promotionandarts.com
http://www.cloisterscastle.com/about/history?page=history
Please join us for our open house. Visit with wonderful vendors to help plan your wedding day.

January 27 – The Elite Wedding Show-Frederick
12N-3pm
Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, 5400 Holiday Dr, Frederick, MD
www.elitetentsandevents.com
Meet with wedding professionals such as DJ’s, photographers and more. Bring some cash to shop onsite. Jewelry, clothes exhibitors and more will be present with items to sell on the spot.
$7-$10

January 27 – The Great Room at Historic Savage Mill Wedding Show
1-4pm
The Great Room at Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD
301-725-4220 or www.puttingontheritz.com
You will not want to miss this very special event. Vendors from every wedding profession and service will be present. There will be a bridal fashion show courtesy of “Cherie Amour” and much more. There will be door prizes during the event and a grand prize giveaway.
$5 advance; $10 at door

January 27 – Love Story Bridal Expo
2-5pm
Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort, 1003 Brick Kiln Blvd, Newport News, VA
787-874-2600, info@showbride.com, www.showbride.com
Celebrating your big day is crucial in your love story. There simply isn’t a better place in the region to host a wedding or special event. You don’t have to be a member to enjoy the outstanding amenities and ambiance that they have to offer.
Tickets $10-$25

January 27 – Great Bridal Expo
12N-4pm
Great Bridal Expo Group, Inc., Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
800-422-3976 or info@greatbridalexpo.com

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Meet national and local businesses you need that can make your wedding dreams come true. Receive a $200 gift card, chances for 2 free wedding bands and fantastic prizes. Check our sweepstakes page for a chance to win your honeymoon.
Check web site for tickets

February 2-3 – Baltimore Wedding Experience
February 2 – 5-9pm; February 3 – 11am-4pm
Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
www.weddingexperience.com
Visit the wedding experience and let us surprise you with what you can discover in a single day. Find your perfect look in our runway fashion show. Discover new ideas and uncover the latest trends. Chat with local wedding professionals and receive practical advice.
$15-$20

February 3 – Holiday Inn Solomon’s 31st Annual Wedding Show
12N-3pm
Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina, 155 Holiday Dr, Solomons, MD
To register: 410-326-6311 ext. 2170 or sales@hisolomons.com
Door prizes from all of the vendors and Holiday Inn Solomon’s will be giving away complete wedding for 75 people, valued at $12,000.
Free

February 3 – Bridal Fantasy Hagerstown
12N-3:30pm
Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive, Hagerstown, MD
info@onceuponatime.events
www.onceuponatime.events
Save the date and join us. Meet the area’s well know wedding professionals as you start your planning.Enjoy delicious bites, decadent sweets and save room for the cocktail.

February 9 – Kurtz’s Beach Wedding Vendor Open House
11am-3pm
Kurtz’s Beach, 2070 Kurtz Ave, Pasadena, MD

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Are you still looking for a venue, maybe a florist or DJ for your upcoming wedding? Join us for our wedding vendor open house.
Free.

February 17 – The Big Day Bridal Show-Fredericksburg
11am-4pm
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA
540-548-5555, www.bigdaybridalshow.com or dkerper@bmg1.com
$12 in advance, $10 at door

February 17 – Sheraton Baltimore North Spring Wedding Showcase
1-4pm
Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD
http://www.sheratonbaltimorenorth.com or 443-921-2318
Join us for our Annual Spring Wedding Showcase. Experience Sheraton Baltimore North’s Award Winning Cuisine and Impeccable Service. Meet our Wedding Specialists. Savor some of our fabulous hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. See inspirations for decor, design, and more. Enjoy a fashion show. Meet over 50 of Maryland’s wedding Professionals. Enter to win great prizes including a grand getaway
Free, complimentary parking

February 17 – 2019 Alexandria Wedding Showcase
11am-3pm
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA
alexandriaweddingshow@gmail.com
http://www.alxweddingshowcase.com
This year’s event is bigger than ever with more than 60 vendors, a grand prize $25,000 wedding giveaway, a fashion show, demonstrations, a multicultural wedding display, and destination experts ready to lend their expertise, all at an event benefiting Brides Across America.
$20 each or $15 each for 2 or more in advance on line. $25/person at door.

February 22 – Turf Valley’s 39th Annual Wedding Extravaganza
5:30-9pm
Turf Valley Venue, 2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD
410-465-1500 or info_sales@turfvalley.com
Join us for a brilliant evening brimming with delicious hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine and beer selections, an exciting bridal runway fashion show and over 80 wedding service exhibitions prepared to assist you with every facet of your wedding.
$30/$40 at door. Wedding Workshops: $25/person

February 24 – The A Bridal Show: A Premier Wedding Show
1-4pm
The A, The Virginia Suites, 1500 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA
https://theabridalshow.com or cs@thebridalshow.com
Enjoy mocktails and wine, savor top of the line cuisines, moist and delicious wedding cakes, bridal makeup trials, and so much more while, mix and mingle with top wedding professionals in Washington DC metro. Grab advance tickets.
$12

February 24 – Holly Hills Country Club 2910 Bridal Show
12N-2pm
Holly Hills Country Club, 5502 Mussetter Road, Ijamsville, MD
301-694-8322 or info@hollyhillsgolf.com
http://www.hollyhillsgolf.com
An awesome opportunity to see Holly Hills, meet nearly two dozen of our preferred vendors & enjoy hors d’ oeuvres. Vendors will be offering show specials for attendees – which could save brides hundreds! Prize raffles including.
Free

March 3 – The Elite Wedding Expo-Carroll
12N-3pm
Martin’s Westminster, 505 Jermor Lane, Westminster, MD
www.elitetentsandevents.com
Meet with wedding professionals such as DJ’s, photographers and more. Bring some cash to shop onsite. Jewelry, clothes exhibitors and more will be present with items to sell on the spot.
$7-$10

March 3 – The Bridal Experience
1-4pm
Kamran Center, 15316 Barnesville Rd, Boyds, MD
mybridalexperience@gmail.com or www.gotobridalexpo.com
The Bridal Experience will be held at Montgomery County’s newest venue. At our expo, expect DC’s best wedding and event professionals all in one place, designed to make your life easier.
$5

March 3 – The Harrison’s Harbor Watch Bridal Show
1-4pm
Harrison’s Harbor Watch, 806 S. Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD
www.harborwatchrestaurant.com
Grand prizes: Hawaiian getaway & wedding gown priced at $1,000.

March 24 – Eagle’s Nest Country Club Bridal Show
11am-3pm
Eagle’s Nest Country Club, 12801 Stone Hill Road, Phoenix, MD
http://www.clubcorp.com/clubs/eagles-nest-country-club or 410-252-8484
Weddings are full of details. The flowers. The food. The cake. Put your trust in our experienced wedding professionals and rest assured that every special moment will be everything you’ve always imagined.
Free

March 31 – Spring Madness Bridal Expo
2-5pm
Showbride, Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Dr, Chesapeake, VA
757-382-2500, info@showbride.com, http://showbride.com
Come find out why people choose the Chesapeake Conference Center for their wedding ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner. There is help for yu with every detail from planning your ceremony to choosing your menu and incorporating yur theme into the perfect setting.
$10-$25

March 31 – Spring Engagement Bridal Expo
2-5pm
Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
757-428-7025
https://www.secure.exposites.com/showbride
When you think Spring, you think blooming flowers, sunnier days, tweeting birds and church bells ringing! It’s closer than you think on the North End that offers two large ballrooms, an oceanfront patio, an attentive wedding staff, and an oasis of calm to celebrate your wedding! Their elegant 5,218 sq. ft. ballroom can accommodate 550 guests or choose a ballroom that can host up to 50 for a more intimate celebration.
General admission $10. Bridal party pass for up to 5 guests $25.

April 7 – Ocean City Bridal Show at Seacrets
1-3:30pm
117 49th St, Ocean City, MD
410-289-7699 or www.roxbeachweddings.com/ocean_city_bridal_show
Meet the beach’s top wedding vendors in a tropical bayside setting. Enjoy free appetizer and dessert samples, vibrant entertainment, dance demos, Bridal Fashion Expo and Men’s Formal wear display.
$10

April 7 – 2019 Weddings & Events Showcase by Historic Oakland
1-4pm
Historic Oakland, LaTasha Fisher, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD
410-730-4801, www.historic-oakland.com or info@historic-oakland.com
Our annual wedding and events showcase is a great opportunity to tour Historic Oakland and meet some of Maryland’s finest event professionals who can help create the celebration of your dreams. Over 5 vendors fill the manor and tented patio. Come enjoy the delicious gourmet food and cake tastings, live entertainment.
$10

April 14, August 18 – Belmont Manor Open House
1-5pm
Belmont Manor & Historic Park, 6555 Belmont Woods Rd, Elkridge, MD
Questions: Rachel Hall 410-313-0200 or https://www.belmontmanormd.com/
Join us for an open house to tour our beautiful venue. No appointment is necessary but please arrive by 4pm so that you can tour the whole property.

May 15 – Swan Harbor Farm Spring Open House
4pm
Swan Harbor Farm, 401 Oakington Road ,Havre de Grace, MD
http://www.swanharborfarm.org
Come see beautiful Swan Harbor Farm, the perfect location for your wedding reception or any occasion. Swan Harbor Farm is an ideal site for waterfront weddings and receptions.
Free

June 18 – Brides and Grooms Expo
5-8pm
Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor, 101 W. Fayette St, Baltimore

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The most original and exciting bridal show and wedding expo in Baltimore, Maryland. If you are engaged, or are planning a wedding or other social event, then DON’T MISS THIS EVENT! We will have every facet of your event covered, making your wedding planning experience less time-consuming, less-stressful and within your budget. Meet the Region’s top wedding professionals, talk specifics, get inspired! Plan your dream wedding in one day. Enjoy our Walkaraound Fashion Show, enjoy delicious food samples, free SWAG, and win great door prizes.

June 30 – Summer Engagement Bridal Expo
1-5pm
Colonial Heritage Club, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg, VA
757-645-2000
https://www.secure.exposites.com/showbride
The 25,000 sq. ft. clubhouse in the charm of historic Williamsburg’s Colonial Heritage Club and the perfect setting for celebrating your big day! Start your day with two dressing rooms on separate levels and opposite sides of the building. The expansive lawn, the Knoll, provides an ideal setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
General admission $10. Bridal party pass for up to 5 guests $25.

August 8 – The Big Fake Wedding Washington D.C.
7-9pm
Stone Tower Winery, 19925 Hogback Mountain Road, Leesburg, Virginia
hello@thebigfakewedding.com

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A bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding guests” are brides and grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, cocktail-style dinner, and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action. Tickets include sparkling wine, light bites and a swag bag.
$25. Visit site to receive $10 off tickets.

August 11 – Northern Virginia Brides and Grooms Expo
12N-3:30pm
Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA

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This exciting bridal expo will once again be held at the beautiful Westin Tysons Corner.

August 11 – Baltimore Wedding Experience
11am-4pm
Baltimore Waterfront Marriott, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
http://weddingexperience.com/
Explore all you options for a wonderful wedding event; make informed decisions and have fun while at it. Enter to win valuable prizes, including a honeymoon cruise. See amazing runway fashion shows. Discover new ideas and uncover the latest trends.
$15

September 29 – Peninsula’s Finest Bridal Expo
2-5pm
Holiday Inn Newport News at City Center, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News, VA
757-223-2110
https://www.secure.exposites.com/showbride
Offering 11,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, the newly renovated Holiday Inn Newport News at City Center at holidayinnnewportnews.com is fresh and modern. Also inside, their Burger Theory restaurant features a robust local craft beer selection and alfresco dining the perfect choice. Along with their culinary team to customize a menu to suit your taste, their experienced wedding consultant will guide you to ensure your special day is everything you’ve dreamed it would be!
General admission $10. Bridal party pass for up to 5 guests $25.

October 25 – Brides and Grooms Expo
6-9pm
Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD
If you are engaged or are planning a wedding or other social event, then don’t miss this event. We will have every facet of your event covered, making your wedding planning experience less time-consuming, less stressful and within your budget. Proceeds go to Caring Communities, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities.
$5 when you register online

November 3 – Maryland Bridal & Wedding Expo
Event features an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to help you find the perfect gown, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination and much more.
Baltimore Convention Center
$10 at door

November 10 – Virginia Bridal & Wedding Expo
12N-5pm
Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, Va
www.bridalshowsva.com
Find the perfect gown, DJ, photographer, reception venue, band, honeymoon destination and so much more.
$10 at door.

November 24 – Fall Engagement Bridal Expo
2-5pm
The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA
757-424-5511
https://www.secure.exposites.com/showbride
Discover The Tapestry Collection by Hilton at the The Founders Inn and Spa! Autumn portrays a brilliant mix of orange, burgundy and brown can be seen in the romantic English gardens. Centrally located in Virginia Beach, with a 20-minute drive to the oceanfront or downtown Norfolk. The 240-guest room resort has 18 function rooms and a ballroom with 1,400 guest-capacity to celebrate your perfect setting as newlyweds to begin your life together!
General admission $10. Bridal party pass for up to 5 guests $25.

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