COVID-19 UPDATE:

The Wedding Fair™ is currently scheduled for October 11th, 2020. We will begin selling tickets when we are certain our events will be safe for you, our vendors and staff. All tickets issued for a postponed event will be valid. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and hope you understand this decision was made with safety as our top priority.

October 11, 2020

NOON – 4PM
MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER
EXHIBIT HALL E – MAIN FLOOR
FASHION SHOW AT 1PM + 3PM

Since 1986, The Wedding Fair™ has been the original, premiere wedding expo in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Our longevity has created relationships with Minnesota’s most experienced, ethical, and talented vendors. Our highly anticipated events bring couples and merchants together—for the perfect wedding experience. We invite you to join us at one or more of our upcoming shows!

Start to check off your to-do list by finding the perfect venue, caterer, florist, photographer, DJ service, bridal shops, and so much more! Redeem exclusive show offers from vendors to keep your budget on track. Whether you’re just starting out or need just a few more ideas—you don’t want to miss The Wedding Fair™!

 

What else would you like to know about The Wedding Fair™?

“What vendors will be there?”

“Will there be any exclusive offers?”
(hint: a lot of them!)

“What is this fancy fashion show about?”

“Where can I find parking?”

“I have never attended a bridal show – do you have any pointers?”
(absolutely, we are experts by now!)

VENDORS AT THE WEDDING FAIR™
+ EXCLUSIVE SHOW OFFERS

With over 150 local wedding vendors attending The Wedding Fair™, we provide you everything you need in order to plan your entire wedding! Choose which category you need to plan for and see who will be able to help you with your special day. View our show map here and check back for a weekly updated list!

Our vendors pull together some incredible specials and giveaways exclusively for brides + grooms who attend! Don’t miss these rare opportunities to save big on your wedding, you must be there to get most of these. See below what each vendor will be offering so you can plan your day accordingly, with budget in mind! (More deals to come as we hear from our vendors. A complete list will be at the show!)

VIEW BY CATEGORY

East Town Ballroom at The Courtyard
*Book your 2020 wedding and receive 10% off package pricing AND a free Buttercream wedding cake with the purchase of a Platinum package!

Stonebrooke Golf Club

Willow Brooke Farm

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Crowne Plaza Aire

Science Museum of Minnesota
*$400 Off When You Book Your 2020/2021 Wedding for 100 guests or more!

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
*Receive a Complimentary 30 Minute Session in the Conservatory for engagement photos or 1/2 off Draping when you book your wedding reception by May 1, 2020!

Keller Golf Course
*Book your 2020/2021 wedding and receive a Free Mini Dessert Array or 1/2 off Ceiling Draping!

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis
University Area

Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
*$9,999 Inclusive Wedding Fair Package: floral centerpieces, three course dinner + wedding cake, dj service, 2 kegs, champagne toast, linens, honeymoon suite, ceiling draping, and complimentary gift opening space!

St. James Hotel
*50% Off your Reception Venue Rental!

Belle Vinez Vineyard and Winery

Town and Country Club

Jean Acres

Twin Cities Catering

Big Bell Ice Cream

P.J. Murphy’s Bakery

Smallcakes
*Win a FREE dozen cupcakes every month for a year!

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

DesJardins Studio

Evan Sowder Photography

Bellagala

Newer Studios

Emily Theisen Photography

Mast Wedding Films

Flow Event Group
*Live photo booth at the self station!

Angela Doherty Photography

Phoveo

Rachel Kathleen Photography
*Win a FREE Luxury Engagement Experience!

Dreamstone Wedding Photography

Arthur’s Jewelers
*Choose either 15% off or 2 Years Interest Free Financing!

Kleinfeld Bridal Party

Xandy’s Bridal House

Dream Day Dressing Rooms

Knight’s Chamber Clothiers
*$50 off of grooms suit or tuxedo package and $10 off everyone else in the wedding party, PLUS everyone gets to keep their suit or tuxedo at no extra charge FOREVER!

Something New Jewelry Cleaner

Florals at Tiffany’s
*We will be drawing some winners to claim 2 free boutonnieres or 20% off your Bridal bouquet (approximately a $50 value)

BLUSH Custom Event Décor
*Check out the selfie station backdrop!

Dream Day Dressing Rooms

Nicole Fae
*Airbrush and lash demos + 10 min updos!

Soleil Hair Tools

Cornerstone Chiropractic Clinic

Maverick Chiropractic

Whole Body Beauty

MN Wellness Alliance

Minnesota Orthodontics

Clear Health Chiropractic

Fluid Philosophy
*Enter to Win a Free Unity Glass Unity Ceremony

Pure Romance

Flow Event Group
*Check them out at the selfie station!

Bellagala

Picture This Photo Booths
*50% off the deposit to book your date!

Copper & Carbon
*$75 off an order of $500+ for brides that book a complimentary consultation at The Wedding Fair

Ivory Isle Designs

Peterson Financial Planning

Thrivent Financial

Dinner4Two

Pure Romance

On The Level Travel

CrossCountry Mortgage

Thrivent Financial

Dody Kettler, Realtor®

State Farm Insurance

Excelsior Realty

Peterson Financial Planning

Renewal by Andersen

RE/MAX Results

Escapes Unlimited

FASHION SHOW

Your ticket includes a seat in our curated fashion show. The Wedding Fair™ runway is an immersive experience designed to give you an up-close view of the latest bridal and menswear collections from leading designers.

Hair/makeup by the well-known Nicole Fae
Floral provided by the talented Richfield Flowers & Events
Décor by Linen Effects and Ultimate Events
Music by Luna 7 Events

PARKING AT THE CONVENTION CENTER

The Minneapolis Convention Center is convenient to drive to because it is near the intersection of I-35W and I-94.

From the WEST (I-94)
Take I-94 east. Take exit 233A for 11th Street. Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S. Cross 12th St. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

 

From the West (I-394)
Take I-394 east. Take Exit 9A for 12th Street North. Turn Right onto N. 12th St. Turn Right onto 2nd Ave. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

 

From the East (I-94)
Take I-94 west. Take exit 233A for 11th Street. Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S. Cross 12th St. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

 

From the South (I-35W)
Take I-35W north. Keep left at the fork to continue onto MN-65, follow signs for Downtown/I-94 W. Take the 11th Street exit. Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S. Cross 12th St. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

 

From the North (I-35W)
Take I-35W south. Take exit 17B to merge onto I-94 west. Take exit 233A for 11th Street. Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S. Cross 12th St. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

15 HELPFUL TIPS

Attending a bridal show many feel overwhelming, or you might have too much excitement to really focus on what you came there for! Well, we wrote a blog on

15 Tips for Attending The Wedding Fair™

and how to get the most out of the day, and ultimately your wedding. Check it out and get ready for a glamorous day!


READ WHAT BRIDES ARE SAYING

“My fiance and I just got engaged 3 weeks ago, and even though we’re in the very beginning stages of planning everyone was so warm and welcoming! We didn’t feel overwhelmed as there was a lot going on, or pushed into anything- but we were able to check out different booths and get ideas for our wedding day, from photographers, food, and honeymoon!”
-Carrie

“This was soooo helpful for me planning my big day. My maid of honor went with me and we had so much fun. I had no idea where to start my planning so I was really looking for venues and photographers. There were so many options. I am having a smaller wedding (75 maybe) so I was not looking for a huge space. Glad I found a couple of options. Plus it was a blast to see the fashion show for clothing ideas for my party and myself. Best part was that my bestie was there to help me!”
-Tiffany

“This fair BY FAR was the best show i have been to. Every single vendor was super helpful. Not one of them pushed themselves on me or my girls. We knew what we went there for and we were able to accomplish it.”
-Sharanda

“We had a ton of fun. Loved the fashion show. There were a lot of vendors there to talk to and make appointments on the spot. I was able to get the information needed to continue with planning. This was a one stop shop fair. Great job coordinating the fair.”
-Tara

“The wedding fair had a great variety of vendors and services to learn more about! You were provided a fun booklet of information to follow along and a bag to carry all your free samples and information in! Thank you for a fun experience!”
-Melissa

“We had a great time! There was an unbelievable number of vendors there, the fashion show was great-we got to see many beautiful dresses and ideas for men’s suits, and the free food samples were amazing!!! Highly recommend it for future brides!!!”
-Sherlyn

A special thank you to your amazing sponsors…

photos by Flow Event Group