Fall Bridal Show Is One-Stop Shop For Blue Ridge Mountain Weddings

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Hendersonville invites brides-to-be to plan their Blue Ridge Mountain weddings at the Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show on Saturday, Nov. 14. The show, which was rescheduled from the spring due to COVID restrictions, brings together wedding venues, vendors and planners at Blue Ridge Community College for a one-stop wedding-planning shop.

“Hendersonville is becoming known as a really great wedding destination,” says Beth Carden, executive director of Henderson County Tourism, which is sponsoring the show. “We’ve seen an increase in people coming to our office for help with wedding planning, so we want to highlight what we have in our county.”

No matter what style of wedding a couple desires, Hendersonville can accommodate their preference. Venues vary from a large outdoor pavilion high atop a mountain to intimate bed-and-breakfast inns, elegant churches and rustic event barns. 

The popularity of Hendersonville as a wedding destination means the area is home to a variety of vendors including caterers, photographers, videographers, fashion retailers, florists, bakeries, DJs, planners, hairdressers, makeup artists and more. Representatives from these businesses will be on hand at the bridal show to present samples of their work and answer questions.

“In Hendersonville, we offer a variety of services, so brides can pick and choose from different pieces to put together their day,” Carden says. “Vendors are listening to what brides are asking for and connecting the dots.”

While being in Hendersonville feels like an escape, the mountain town is one of the most accessible WNC destinations, located only two hours west of Charlotte and within 20 minutes of Asheville Regional Airport. The area’s many outdoor adventures, charming Main Street and vibrant arts scene make getting away for a wedding weekend appealing for couples, as well as their friends and family.

The Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community College’s conference hall. In keeping with social-distancing requirements, attendees must select an entry time when purchasing tickets. Attendance windows are: 10-11:45 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1-2:45 p.m.; and 2:45-4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. 

For additional information about the bridal show and destination weddings in Hendersonville, call (800) 828-4244 or go to www.VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/Weddings.