NJ’s most unique bridal event showcases the LBI Region as a destination for weddings

Tastings, open houses and a Lighthouse Grand Giveaway makes wedding planning at the Jersey Shore an experience like none other happening on April 10, 2011

Long Beach Island is a growing destination for weddings in New Jersey & the Tri-State area (photo by Ann Coen).

Long Beach Island is a growing destination for weddings in New Jersey & the Tri-State area (photo by Ann Coen).

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ – Last year, brides from as far as North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York took this self guided tour that allows first hand access to wedding reception sites, wedding service professionals and the variety of options that are available for a LBI Destination Wedding. This free event will be held on Sunday April 10th beginning at 9:30 am and running until 4 pm. It is open to brides and their entourages so they may meet, greet and taste their way through 11 venues located in Stafford, LBI and Tuckerton earning prizes along the way. This year’s venues Holiday Inn Manahawkin (Registration Point), Mallard Island Yacht Club, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (scheduled event), The Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, The Stateroom, Surf City Yacht Club and the Tuckerton Seaport (Registration Point).

Brides can enter NJWedding.com's VIP Contest Experience to win an overnight stay at the Daddy O Boutique Hotel on April 9th

Brides can enter NJWedding.com's VIP Contest Experience to win an overnight stay at the Daddy O Boutique Hotel on April 9th

Pre-event festivities kick off on April 9th at the Mt. Burton Gallery in Surf City as they present “Top That,” an exhibit featuring contemporary wedding cake toppers. Brides can also enter a VIP Contest Experience on NJWedding.com to win an overnight stay at the Daddy O Boutique Hotel in Brant Beach, along with a welcome gift basket by Camille’s Floral Designs and an LBI-themed cookie basket by A Sweet Memory.

The Mallard Island Yacht Club, part of the "Weddings of Distinctions" properties, is one of the venues along the Wedding Road Show in LBI

The Mallard Island Yacht Club, part of the "Weddings of Distinction" properties, is one of the venues along the Wedding Road Show in LBI

The more stops the brides make, the more signatures they get on their entry form, the better the chance for Wedding Road Show prizes featuring a Lighthouse Wedding Grand Giveaway: includes: Wedding Ceremony/Reception site at the Tuckerton Lighthouse at the Tuckerton Seaport April or November 2012 , Wedding Buffet for 80 Catered by Scojo’s Catering, Wedding Invitations by Stephanie Somodi – Designing Your Most Inviting Day, Custom Wedding Cake for 80 by Tammy’s Cake Walk, Wedding Story Video and Edit Package by J & S Video, Custom Wedding Floral Package by Camille Floral Designs and Frank’s Flower and Gift Shoppe, favors by a Sweet Memory, photography by Portraits by the Bay and a Wedding Night Stay by JD Thompson Inn. In addition to the event prizes, each vendor will be offering discounts and contests of their own. Last year’s Wedding Road Show Grand Prize Winner was Michele Domalewski whose name was drawn from over 100 completed wedding forms. This lucky bride has been planning her wedding with the businesses who sponsored the LBI Dream Wedding Package and will celebrate their wedding this April.

The Wedding Road Show is presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism and is sponsored by wedding Industry powerhouses, The Knot, New Jersey Bride, Brides.com, NJWedding.com, and WedAlert.com. Radio Broadcast sponsor is Magic 100.1fm. The sponsors will be on hand at the welcome points offering prizes and samples.

To register, please go to visitLBIregion.com and click on “Wedding Road Show Flyer” or call the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce at (609) 494-7211. Brides can pick up welcome bag, tour book and entry forms at one of three locations: Holiday Inn on Rt. 72 Manahawkin, Tuckerton Seaport on Rt. 9 in Tuckerton or the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 265 West Ninth Street in Ship Bottom. There is no cost to enter contests or to attend the event.

View a video recap of last year’s Wedding Road Show by eVideo Productions:

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