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Online Tickets Available for The Carolina Inn’s 18th Annual Bridal Fair

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (January 2013) – What hot new trends will be unveiled at The Carolina Inn’s Bridal Fair 2013, the region’s most exclusive showcase of the top wedding professionals in the Triangle on Sunday, January 27 from 1 p.m.— 4 p.m.?

The Carolina Inn joins 75 premier vendors to offer an elegant day full of information and ideas for all things wedding for more than 1,200 attendees.

Brides and their friends and family can encounter every resource available for their wedding day bliss beginning with a warm greeting by The Carolina Inn staff in their very finest attire serving mimosas. Once inside the doors guests will find an array of wedding related products from cakes and flowers, a full array of the finest Carolina Inn hors d’oeuvres from new Executive Chef James Clark, strolling models in bridal couture, stationers, unique favor ideas, hair and makeup specialists, wedding décor displays, tent options and strolling musicians. It is definitely a showcase that will allow you to plan your wedding in one day.

This year’s runway show is designed by Erin McLean Events, Joe Bunn DJ Services and Rick Bryda Total Productions and presented by Alexia’s Bridal, Lana Addison Salon, Raleigh Bella Bridesmaid and Bernard’s Formalwear. It will take place in the Old Well Room at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The raffle highlights are $5,000 in floral design credit from Fresh Affairs, $700 credit for hair and makeup from Makeup for Your Day, $500 credit towards wedding invitations from Paper Café, $300 bridal portrait session from Neil Boyd Photography, $250 disc jockey credit from Joe Bunn DJ Company and cake giveaway from Cinda’s Creative Cakes. Raffle tickets are $5 each and available for purchase at the door; drawings take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Old Well Ballroom. A portion of the proceeds will benefit TABLE, a non-profit hunger relief organization focusing exclusively on local childhood hunger.

As the region’s weddings capital offering Classic Southern Elegance since 1924, the historic hotel on the UNC Chapel Hill campus hosts more than 125 weddings annually. On January 27, brides having their wedding at The Carolina Inn enjoy exclusive access from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. and the event is open to the public from 1 p.m.—4 p.m.

For more information, call 919-918-2749, email weddings@carolinainn.com or visit www.CarolinaInnBridalShowcase.com.

Event tickets are $15 per person and are now being sold online at http://carolinainn.esitetoolbox.com/product/bridal-showcase.  As always, tickets remain complimentary for any bride that is getting married at The Carolina Inn. Please contact your catering manager for details. Raffle tickets for designer giveaway items are $5 each and available for purchase at the door.

The Carolina Inn has a long-standing tradition of helping brides fulfill their most cherished wedding dreams. From the exquisitely beautiful to the elegant and romantic, The Carolina Inn has been transforming wedding fantasies into memories that live forever for almost nine decades. Providing an atmosphere of warmth and grace, the Inn’s intimate parlors, secluded courtyards and expansive ballrooms are perfect for wedding receptions or the exchanging of vows.

From the stylish Old Well Room, with its evocative Art Deco décor, especially popular for weddings, to the elegant John Sprunt Hill Ballroom, neoclassical in design, The Carolina Inn has been making wedding dreams come true for 89 years. With a tradition of hosting memorable bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, champagne brunches, wedding receptions and banquets, it devotes equal care to events for ten guests or 500 guests.

About the Carolina Inn
Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. www.CarolinaInn.com

About Table
TABLE is a non-profit hunger relief organization focusing exclusively on local childhood hunger. This organization distributes more than 3,000 pounds of food per month to more than 90 children in and around the neighborhoods of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina. TABLE is local people helping local children. www.TableNC.org

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,600 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.DestinationHotels.com.

Michelle Voelpel
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
919.918.2722
mvoelpel@carolinainn.com




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