Crystal Coast Wedding Salon, Showcase, Venue Tours & After Party


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Last week's blog we gave you some tips onCrystal Coast Bridal Fair happening this weekend at the Civic Center, there's another wedding planning event catering especially to brides who want to choose the Crystal Coast as their destination wedding location.

The Crystal Coast Wedding Salon offers a weekend of wedding planning events on January 18-19 in Atlantic Beach that includes the main event, which is the The Crystal Coast Wedding Showcase, as well as event venue tours, an after party, and more.

The Crystal Coast Wedding Showcase
The wedding showcase is the place where brides-and-grooms-to-be can meet with wedding vendors in relaxed, reception-style setting. The Crystal Coast Wedding Showcase takes place on Saturday, January 19 from 1-4p.m. at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach.

If you don't care for the larger crowds found at bridal fairs, this is the venue for you! All-access tickets include admission to the showcase or tickets for the showcase only can be purchased online at a 20% discount.

Event Venue Tours
On Saturday January 19 from 9a.m. to 1p.m., guests depart from the Coral Bay Club in style by enjoying a limousine tour to venues throughout Beaufort, Morehead City, and the surrounding beach areas. Sit back, relax, sip some bubbly, and enjoy the ride.

The After Party at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Saturday wedding planning fun concludes with an after party at the Aquarium from 7-11p.m. It's a chance to dine and dance the night away under the sea.


Photo Courtesy of RD Decker Photography

Set in true wedding reception style, guests enjoy a fully catered meal and open bar. The night is not complete without DJ music and dancing. It's also a great chance to networkwith the vendors and to meet others who are planning their destination wedding. There are gifts and door prizes given away all evening, as well a chance to win a Caribbean vacation for four.

Ticketing Information
All access tickets are $20 per person, $30 per couple. All access tickets include admission to the Friday Night Welcome Reception, admission to the Crystal Coast Wedding Salon, admission to Wedding Venue Tours (limo seating is limited), and admission to the Salon After Party, as well as a luxury Swag Bag and the chance to win hundreds of dollars in door prizes.

You can find full ticketing information for the Crystal Coast Wedding Salon event here. The event sells out quickly, so advance purchase is required. It may also be helpful to read the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on the event.

Where to Stay on the Crystal Coast
If you're looking for a nice fiance or your entire family, there are plenty of accommodations to choose from.

After taking the wedding venue tours, you'll be close enough to everything to go back and revisit your favorites or set up appointments to further investigate your options. Don't forget that Emerald Isle vacation rentals make lovely wedding and reception venues!

Have you held your wedding on the Crystal Coast? Do you have any advice for someone who is planning a destination wedding here? If so, drop us a line in our comment section. We love hearing from our readers!