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Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh NC Wedding Shows

Tastings, Open Houses, Trunk Shows and Community Event Listings

Be sure to attend several Raleigh NC wedding shows and events for an opportunity to meet area experts. We recommend events produced by our family of wedding vendors. That means, venues and vendors that we personally know. These bridal shows are from the best Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill wedding vendors you will find!

We feature various events, which include everything from large scale wedding shows with over 100 Raleigh wedding vendors, to intimate open house wedding events. There are also regular tastings from the best Raleigh wedding caterers, bridal gown trunk shows, and even engagement ring sales here in Raleigh-Durham. All of the events come from our local highly recommended shops. Pick a few that appeal to you and add them to your calendar. This is not only an important part of wedding planning, but it is FUN!

Heart of NC Weddings also regularly features local community events and fundraisers in the Raleigh-Durham area. Events we feature include art openings, charity projects, shopping events, and fashion shows. If they make it onto this page, that means there is a public or ticketed event that we think our readers might be interested in attending or supporting!

NC Wedding Shows in Wilmington, Outer Banks and other NC wedding destinations

In addition to attending all of the best Raleigh NC wedding shows, we also cover several amazing wedding events in Wilmington and the Outer Banks among other beaches on the NC Coastline, as well as bridal events in the NC Mountains. Check back regularly for the best NC destination bridal events.

Heart of NC Weddings Planning Guide

Hall and Gardens at Landmark Open House

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 2:00pm-4:00pm

Hall and Gardens at Landmark is excited to host their first Open House Event of the year!
They will be showcasing the venue along with amazing local vendors. JOIN US!

Landmark will be highlighting their gorgeous event spaces & giving tours of their Garden and Marie Antionette Ballroom. The vendor team for this event is AMAZING and will be providing small bites, entertainment, drinks provided by Pour Bar Services, giveaways and much more!

Be sure to register for this FREE event. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Umstead Unbottled

Monday, March 2, 2020

Umstead Unbottled is an interactive classroom-style event in The Umstead Hotel & Spa’s beautiful banquet space, with educational talks on wine from Herons’ in-house sommeliers. Both somms have a passion for wine exploration and education: Revell, inspired by his world travels and Barton, who utilizes her background in teaching to walk customers through the Herons wine list. This year, Herons,The Umstead Hotel & Spa’s restaurant, is a recent recipient of the prestigious Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide as well as a 2019 Wine Spectator Best of Excellence Award-winner.

The first session, kicking off on Monday, March 2nd, will focus on Old World versus New World wines and will teach guests the differences between the classic styles. The event will be held quarterly, with a different area of focus for each session. Tickets are $45 plus tax and service fee, and can be purchased by calling 919-447-4050

Join The Merrimon-Wynne House and Band Together on Friday, March 6th, 2020 for an unforgettable party in which 100% of proceeds raised will go directly to our 2020 non-profit organization, Families Together, which provides the critical link to home for hundreds of families with children experiencing homelessness in the Triangle every year. This event is made possible by you and our event sponsors generously donating 100% of their services. The evening will encapsulate a journey from 1920’s prohibition era to modern-day 2020. From hidden spaces to enchanting glamour, secret entrances, unassuming chic spaces and surprises at every turn that will guide guests through the night as they eat, drink, dance and raise money for this very deserving nonprofit organization serving our community. VIP Host Tickets are sold out! Sponsorship and Main Event Tickets are available now! This event sold out last year and we're anticipating the same this year so get your tickets while you can! ** Limited Quantity Of Tickets Available ** For more information please visit our website! Thank you to the following event professionals who are sponsoring this event! McLean Events Rocky Top Catering Irresistible Groove Blossom Bay Party Reflections CE Rentals Green House Picker Sisters Bunn DJ Company Haleigh Jane Paints Island Sound & Video FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? IDs will be checked at the door. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Some street parking is available, but we highly encourage guests to find alternative transportation (cab, Uber, etc). How can I contact the organizer with any questions? events@merrimonwynne.com What's the refund policy? Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

An Evening to Ignite 2020 Benefitting Families Together

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 8:00pm-11:30pm

Join The Merrimon-Wynne House and Band Together on Friday, March 6th, 2020 for an unforgettable party in which 100% of proceeds raised will go directly to our 2020 non-profit organization, Families Together, which provides the critical link to home for hundreds of families with children experiencing homelessness in the Triangle every year. This event is made possible by you and our event sponsors generously donating 100% of their services.

The evening will encapsulate a journey from 1920’s prohibition era to modern-day 2020. From hidden spaces to enchanting glamour, secret entrances, unassuming chic spaces and surprises at every turn that will guide guests through the night as they eat, drink, dance and raise money for this very deserving nonprofit organization serving our community.

VIP Host Tickets are sold out! Sponsorship and Main Event Tickets are available now! This event sold out last year and we’re anticipating the same this year so get your tickets while you can!

** Limited Quantity Of Tickets Available **

For more information please visit our website!

Thank you to the following event professionals who are sponsoring this event!

McLean Events
Rocky Top Catering
Irresistible Groove
Blossom Bay
Party Reflections
CE Rentals
Green House Picker Sisters
Bunn DJ Company
Haleigh Jane Paints
Island Sound & Video

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

IDs will be checked at the door.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Some street parking is available, but we highly encourage guests to find alternative transportation (cab, Uber, etc).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

events@merrimonwynne.com

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

2020 Wedding Weekend and Expo by the Outer Banks Wedding Association

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10-4
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10-4

Thinking of tying the knot at the Outer Banks? 🏝 The Outer Banks Wedding Association will be hosting the 2020 Wedding Weekend and Expo on March 7-8!

This is the perfect event for couples with any budget to meet over 120 wedding professionals, tour the most sought after venues, and receive amazing discounts from vendors all on the North Carolina coast!

The Expo will be taking place on Saturday, March 7 from 10 am to 4 pm at First Flight High School at 100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.

The Outer Banks Wedding Association tour will be on March 8 from 10 am to 4 pm and will take place at various venues, event homes, restaurants, and storefronts from Corolla to Manteo.

Get your ticket to both events here!

Walnut Hill Rustic Barn Farm NC Wedding Venue Fabiana Skubic

Walnut Hill Spring Open House

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 2:00pm-5:00pm

The Walnut Hill Spring Showcase is a great event to meet local vendors, preview design details, try delicious food, and experience an event at Walnut Hill. Vendors are available to answer questions and discuss your wedding ideas! This event is open to all couples, including those getting married at other venues. Bring your family and friends for a fun afternoon! We can’t wait to see you there.

Ceremony at The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh at Merrimon Wynne House by Morgan Caddell Photography

The Big Fake Wedding

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7pm

This is not your typical bridal show! At the Big Fake Wedding you’ll get wedding inspiration you can taste and see. Think of it as Pinterest in real life. The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve in Raleigh will be hosting this year’s ceremony vows, cocktail hour, and dance party reception!

Use the Promo Code: HEARTOFNC to receive $15 off your ticket!

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Botanicals and Bubbly at The Barn of Chapel Hill

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00pm-6:00pm

Learn how to make beautiful floral jewelry using a combination of fresh and dried flowers, greenery, and succulents. Wild Flora Farms at The Barn of Chapel Hill will also discuss how to incorporate these wearable florals (such as head crowns, necklaces, and cuffs) into your wedding for a romantic, garden-inspired look.

Cost of the workshop includes all flowers and materials. No prior floral design experience required. Perfect for all ages, but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Art in Bloom NCMA

Art in Bloom at NCMA

Thursday, March 19, 2020

North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual festival of art and flowers, “Art in Bloom,” features floral designers from across NC and beyond, including Heart of NC Weddings florists. From March 19th-22nd explore more than 50 floral designers from around the country. The four-day event also includes floral workshops, lectures, and events, as well as special extended hours and expanded food options. Follow along on the Museum’s social media channels @ncartmuseum and hashtags #NCMAbloom and #PNCartinbloom. Tickets are available at ncartmuseum.org/bloom or (919) 715-5923

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Calligraphy Classes with Blush & Blue Designs

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join Maria Denisco of Blush & Blue Designs for a stellar Introduction to Calligraphy. Learn the basics of letter forming and tools needed for this lovely skill. You’ll walk away with a deeper appreciation for the art and history of calligraphy, and the knowledge to help with your own natural handwriting and lettering arts.

All classes are held at Craft Habit in Raleigh. Classes include all supplies (which students can take home, yay!) and small class sizes ensure students can get close attention as they learn this beautiful skill.

Ticket Purchase Required

 

Raleigh Union Station Wedding Showcase

Raleigh Union Station Wedding Showcase

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Discover one of the Triangle’s newest warehouse wedding venues! Raleigh Union Station Wedding Showcase invites you to explore this industrial chic event space while talking to local vendors face to face. Save the date – Sunday, March 22nd!

Bring your wedding crew and sample wedding cakes, hear music, try some make-up and jewelry, and gain hundreds of wedding ideas and tips. Plus, experience some of the best wedding attire, flowers, lighting, and designs on display for you to touch, smell, and see! Vendor discounts and more!

Click here to see photos from some of Raleigh Union Station’s latest events!

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The Bradford Ballroom Grand Reveal

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Join The Bradford for a night of celebration as they reveal the next chapter of their NC wedding venue – a new ballroom reception space that embraces the countryside of Europe while incorporating the serenity of home. The Bradford hosted its first event in 2014 and now in 2020 will begin an even bigger and better adventure. On Thursday, March 26th you will have the chance to explore the elegant + versatile spaces of The Bradford while meeting some of the best, most creative vendors in the area!

Forever Bridal Raleigh NC Wedding Shows

Forever Bridal Wedding Show | Spring Edition

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Forever Bridal Wedding Show | Spring Edition is a weekend like no other. Save the date for a full weekend of wedding planning in a fun, exciting and entertaining environment. Enjoy free food samples and wedding goodies while taking in the finest in wedding fashions, florals, tastings and more. Take time to mingle with the top wedding professionals in your area, who know how to make your wedding day flawless. All in one day, all in one place. Perfect.

The Graham Mill New NC Wedding Venue Warehouse Aneesa Mina von Feilitzsch Photography

Grand Opening of The Graham Mill

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Graham Mill is currently under construction and is anticipated to open in April 2020. We would love for you to pencil in our Grand Opening on Sunday, March 29th from 2-5pm! The Graham Mill can accomodate up to 240 seated guests and has indoor and outdoor ceremony locations. The Graham Mill is located in Downton Graham, just 30 minutes from Durham, Chapel Hill and Greensboro and less than an hour from Raleigh and Winston Salem. We can’t wait for you to see it for yourself!

MyShadi Bridal Expo

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 12-5

Just got engaged? 💍 The MyShadi Bridal Expo is coming up!

The MyShadi Bridal Expo will be featuring the latest in traditional and contemporary wedding products and services essential for Hindu, Muslim, Christian, and Sikh weddings!

Save the date! The MyShadi Bridal Expo will be taking place on Sunday, March 29 from 12 to 5 pm at the Raleigh Marriot Crabtree Valley at 4500 Marriot Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Be sure to register here!

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Wedding Dessert Showcase

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Taste and experience desserts of all kinds made by local bakers and sugar artists from around the Triangle for your wedding dessert needs.  This is your one-stop-shop for wedding cakes, dessert tables, guest favors, and late-night treats!
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Designed For Joy, a transitional work experience for women coming from sex trafficking, homelessness, time in prison, etc. as they provide living wage work hours while building confidence and refreshing resumes and are launching equipped women into the marketplace.
Tickets may be purchased online in advance for $10, or at the door for $15. Processing fees do apply.
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Catering Works Tasting

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

 

We invite you to join Catering Works at their on- premise venue, The Laurelbrook for a casual evening of food and fun! This event will feature a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres, along with food stations & displays.

Please contact Kelli Harrison Kelli@cateringworks.com to RSVP

4 Elements Catering Works Culinary Adventures

Catering Works Culinary Adventures Event

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 6:30pm-9:30pm

Welcome to Catering Works’ 2020 Culinary Adventures dining series, multi-course dinners with boutique style wine pairing. Savor menus that defy the properties of the periodic table. Enjoy a celebration of the elements, Scientific cooking methods and artistic presentation. The second event of the year will explore the element Water – step into the world of flavors, sizzling delights and new discover! Save the date for Water, Earth and Air elemental cuisine adventures to come.

Be sure to get your ticket to this spectacular culinary event!

Oaks at Oxford Style Shoot

Granville County Brides on Wheels (BOWs) Bridal Tour

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 11:00am-6:30pm

Looking for a beautiful NC wedding venue a little bit off the beaten path?

Granville County Brides on Wheels (BOWs) Bridal Tour will take you on a guided tour of the charming wedding community just outside of the Triangle 💕

On Sunday, April 19th you’ll get to discover each of these stunning NC venues:

💍 The Orpheum at Oxford – vintage movie theatre

🌿 The Oaks at Oxford – boho countryside farm

💐 Carlee Farm – rustic elegant venue

💕 Vino Oasi – romantic vineyard location

Please note that tour seating is limited – so register to assure your spot!! For more information, visit the tour’s web site at: www.brides-on-wheels.com or call (919) 693-6125.

Raleigh NC Wedding Dress Trunk Shows and Sample Sales

In addition to the wedding and community events listed above, consider attending a bridal gown trunk show. Additionally, NC’s top bridal salons often host sample sales. Attend these to find a great deal on your wedding dress.

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