You’re invited to attend our eagerly-anticipated and recently-refreshed Grand Wedding Expo on Sunday, October 30, 2022.
This event experience features displays by the most sought-after wedding and event professionals that Northern Michigan has to offer. Couples are certain to find resources for planning their wedding a breeze including tasting food from caterers and bakeries, viewing decorations and florals to bring all those pins to life, hearing music from the best DJ’s in the spaces that can be reserved for a wedding, and so much more!
This year’s event will be a little different than previous years, but we will have more giveaways and experiences than ever! Tickets are $5 when purchased in advance online, and $10 when purchased at the door.
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Vendor Booths Open
1918 Cellars Wine Tasting Room Open & Live Music by Rhett & John (Rose Garden Tent)
Live Model Showcase by Petoskey Bridal in West Garden Room
12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Turn in Tickets to Featured Prize Buckets in King’s Great Hall (2nd Floor)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshops in King’s Great Hall (2nd Floor)
1:00 pm – Ask a Castle Coordinator by Brittany Maggrett & Brenda Sweet of Castle Farms
1:30 pm – Changing Your Name by Reverends Ken & Judy Grimes of Northern Michigan Ministers
2:00 pm – Photography Timeline by Meg Paxton of Paxton Photography
2:30 pm – Wedding Day Expectations & Emergency Kit by Brenda Sweet of Castle Farms
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Cocktail Party & Prizes in King’s Great Hall (2nd floor)
Winners announced for Featured Prizes and Instagram Prize Giveaway!
Winner announced for Grand Wedding Giveaway!
This year’s Grand Wedding Giveaway features some of the most incredible vendors who know that one lucky winner will get to host their wedding at Castle Farms! The winner will be drawn live at the end of the cocktail party to conclude the Grand Wedding Expo festivities.
This years giveaway has been made possible with the participation of the following vendors:
RULES: Bride or Groom must be present to win. Wedding vendors volunteer their
services; each year we may have different inclusions in the package.
Wedding date must be within the next calendar year. Ex. If you win in
2022, your wedding must take place before the end of 2023. Castle Farms
and wedding vendors are subject to availability. It is your responsibility to
choose a date that the vendors are available. In the event that a vendor
is not available on your chosen date, no alternate vendor is provided
nor is any compensation available. Wedding reception must take place
at Castle Farms. If you already have a wedding reserved at Castle
Farms, you are not eligible to win. Both parties must be 18 years old or older to enter.
Only one entry per couple. Non-transferable.
Not only are we hosting a cocktail party at this year’s Grand Wedding Expo, but we are giving away more prizes than just our Grand Wedding Giveaway! There will be a page with 10 tear-out tickets in the program that attendees will receive up on arrival. Dispense your tickets into the buckets of the prizes that you are most interested in winning. The fun part is that if there’s one prize you are most interested in winning, you can stack all ten tickets into that one container to increase your chance of winning! You are welcome to dispense your tickets into several prize buckets, but you may only win one featured prize – the first one your name is drawn for. Further rules and information can be found in the program!
Starting at 3:00 pm, a cocktail party will be hosted in the King’s Great Hall (2nd floor) where hors d’oeuvres will be served with one complementary beverage. Socialize with other couples or vendors and listen for your name as we draw prizes! The cocktail party will conclude with the drawing for the winner of the Grand Wedding Giveaway!
COCKTAIL PARTY SPONSORS:
1918 Cellars will be open for mingling and glass pours (tasting flights not available) both in the wine tasting room and in the Rose Pavilion Tent! Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to live music with Rhett & John any time between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Cozy heaters will be available in the tent so you have an adorable spot to stay warm while enjoying your drink, entertainment, and company!