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Online Tickets Now Available for The Carolina Inn’s 19th Annual Bridal Fair on January 26, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (January 2014) – What hot new trends will be unveiled at The Carolina Inn’s Bridal Fair 2014, the region’s most exclusive showcase of the top wedding professionals in the Triangle on Sunday, January 26 from 1 p.m.—4 p.m.

The Carolina Inn, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, joins 80 premier vendors to offer an elegant day full of information and ideas for all things wedding for more than 1,600 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 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 A Southern Soirée, Joe Bunn DJ Services, Makeup for Your Day, and Rick Bryda Total Productions and presented by Alexia’s Bridal & Vera Wang 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 for a wedding cake, floral décor, make-up and hair, photography, design and event planning services, calligraphy services, lighting services, 2-night stay in Miami, FL, and a discounted Carolina Inn wedding package. Raffle tickets for designer giveaway items are $5 each and available for purchase at the door; drawings take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Old Well Ballroom.

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 26, 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.

Online tickets ($20 per person) are now available at http://tinyurl.com/qz9b785. As always, tickets remain complimentary for any bride that is getting married at The Carolina Inn. Please contact designated catering manager for details.

For more information, call 919-918-2715, email weddings@carolinainn.com or visit www.CarolinaInnBride.com.

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. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2013 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 16th consecutive hotel honor and 11th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 13th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.