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The Carolina Inn’s 19th Annual Bridal Fair Set for January 26, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (December 2013) – 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 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 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 A Southern Soirée, Joe Bunn DJ Services, Makeup for Your Day, 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 p.m.

The raffle highlights are for a wedding cake, florals, DJ services, make-up and hair, photography, design and event planning services, 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.

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

Event tickets are $20 per person and will be sold online beginning December 13, 2013. As always, tickets remain complimentary for any bride that is getting married at The Carolina Inn. Please contact designated catering manager for details.

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 the country’s fourth largest hospitality management company with a portfolio of extraordinary resorts and hotels that span the nation, from exhilarating alpine adventures to stunning beachfronts to vibrant urban destinations. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, Destination manages 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, each offering authentic, enriching experiences for the discerning traveler. The company’s award-winning collection features 113 unique restaurants, lounges and bars, 18 golf courses, 17 full-service spas and six IACC certified conference centers. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in premier locales in metropolitan and resort markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Maui, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. Headquartered in Colorado, the privately owned company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group.  For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.