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Say Yes to The Carolina Inn’s 20th Annual Bridal Showcase on January 25, 2015

Online Tickets Now Available

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (December 2014) – Did you just say yes? Want to attend a soirée that just can’t be missed? Then, this is the fun part. On Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel, celebrates two decades of bringing the best and most talented wedding vendors in North Carolina together for an afternoon filled with inspiration.  

Enjoy this creative gathering – better known as The Carolina Inn’s 20th Annual Bridal Showcase – where you will be able to delight in a feast of sample wedding cakes, view the most exquisite wedding gowns from top couture designers, take advantage of some remarkable raffle items, and experience an interactive approach in choosing your most valued wedding vendors. 

Whether you are looking for a florist, ceremony musicians, flawless hair and make-up, or photography that makes you go WOW, The Carolina Inn joins 70 premier vendors to offer an elegant afternoon full of information and inspiration for all things wedding for more than 1,600 attendees, not to mention outstanding Southern cuisine and libations, music from one of the East Coast’s most sought-after live bands, Groovetown, and the latest trends in wedding design.

“It really is a feast for all of your senses” said Director of Catering Heidi Werner. “The Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase is a masterpiece 20 years in the making that offers you the opportunity to take all the stress out of planning your special day.”

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 25, 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 ($15 per person) are now available at As always, tickets remain complimentary for any bride that is getting married at The Carolina Inn.

For more information, call 919-918-2715, email or visit

Still looking for the perfect wedding location?  The Carolina Inn would love meet your wedding needs and will be available the day of the Bridal Showcase to show you all the possibilities that they have to offer. Its planning professionals know that Southern hospitality is the heart of a great wedding and are eager to design a reception, rehearsal dinner, post wedding brunch, or charming afternoon tea that not only celebrate your nuptials but celebrate your guests as well. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see why this Chapel Hill landmark was awarded the 2014Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award.

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 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 90 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, A Destination Hotel

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, A Destination Hotel, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: @TheCarolinaInn, Pinterest: #TheCarolinaInn, and Google+: TheCarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 130 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.