Date & Weather – Sunday 22nd April – 20 Degrees
Expo Hours – 10am – 3pm
Location – Yarra Glen Racecourse – Handicap Access
Parking – Onsite parking
Public Transport – No, need to take a taxi or Uber
Ticket Cost – $20 at the door, $15 online, $40 VIP tickets
Advertising – Saw the advertisements on Facebook
Prizes – advertised online, over $20k in prizes
Giveaways – VIP entry gets you a glass of sparkling, exclusive Gift bag worth over $100, entry to the flower crown workshop
Features List – live music, lawn games, food trucks, flower crown workshop (VIP tickets only)
Layout – Stands positioned along the walls of the hall and in the middle. Easy to manoeuvre through, but the aisles are quite tight
Queue to Get In – No Queue
Quantity of Exhibitors – 78
|Hair & Makeup||5|
|Beauty & Wellbeing||2|
|Catering & mobile food vans||7|
|Wedding planning/ styling/ event hire||11|
|Personalised gifts and stationery||6|
Overall Star Rating – 4/5
Overall Impression – The Valley Loves Wedding Fair is a little further out, but the drive was well worth it. Thanks to a stunning day in the Yarra Valley, the show was a huge improvement in comparison to last year’s down pour.
The quality of the exhibitors’ stands at Valley Loves Wedding Fair was fantastic and well received by the brides. The venue is rather small and the aisles quite narrow, so it became a little difficult to manoeuvre once the show got busy. The activity outside was a great attraction to the show, with live music, lawns games and plenty of choice in terms of food trucks and caravans.
There were some good prizes to look forward to and most of the exhibitors had something to offer. There wasn’t much to show in the way of bridal fashion, with only one exhibitor showcasing gowns. There were also a few too many wedding planners/event stylists in comparison to the other numbers.
Overall, a decent show with great potential. $20 probably a little too much to charge at the door.