A wedding and travel planning experience
Front Royal, VA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
This April Blue Ridge Bride and Go Blue Ridge Travel will collaborate in creating the first annual wedding and travel show for the Shenandoah Valley covering a 160 + mile radius of Interstate 81. The show will be both a wedding and travel planning experience reaching out to two audiences:
1 - Brides and Grooms looking for a destination or a short honeymoon
2 - Singles, Seniors and Families looking for 48 hours road trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.
Destination - BLUE RIDGE will take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows and the Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Course on April 27th from 12 - 4:30 pm. There will be four event areas:
- Find Your Next Vacation
Guests will interact and comparison shop with destination travel experts representing the counties and towns in the Shenandoah offering vacation options all under one roof! Romantic getaways, adventure travel packages, or a road trip thru the hallowed grounds of the Civil War.
- See Strolling Wedding Gown Fashion Show at the Wedding Gallery
Wedding venues and professionals will be showcased with a ‘strolling bridal fashion show’.
- Taste of Travel Stage
Wake up your senses at the Taste of Travel Stage where local chefs, wineries, breweries, and distilleries from the valley will be showcased. Visitors can also have an outside picnic experience at the Golf Club where Virginia’s great barbecue cooking will be available.
- Hands-On Kids Adventure Activities.
Families can have fun at the outdoor Kids Park! Partners of the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail will sponsor both children and pre-teen activities including Laser Tag, Snag Golf, and Mountain Biking. There will also be vendors showcasing the children’s summer camps here in the valley.
“New York, Atlanta, and DC have travel shows about seeing the world. The Shenandoah Valley offers a unique lifestyle experience which is worth showcasing at a travel show. By combining it with a bridal show, we are meeting the requests of brides and grooms showcasing a beautiful affordable wedding destination region. With three international airports, this region is ripe for this promotion.” said Nancy Craun, founder of Blue Ridge Bride and Go Blue Ridge Travel.
“The mission of the show is to showcase the NEW Shenandoah Valley with an emphasis on the best the valley has to offer including the culinary expertise of the great chefs working here in the valley,” said Craun. “We also want to let brides and grooms see the diversity the valley offers in wedding venues and resort destinations.”
Destination - BLUE RIDGE will also be the official launch of the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail. Funded by Virginia Tourism's Marketing Leverage program, a new mobile travel website geared toward putting kids in the driver’s seat for family vacations has finally hit the road after months of planning. Twelve student videos including the first place winner of the 2014 Shenandoah Valley Kids Bucket List Video Contest will be showcased at the show.
Prizes will range from a ‘Hole in One $10,000 Challenge’ sponsored by Alpha Voyages and Sandals Resorts to a full week’s vacation for four here in the Shenandoah Valley. There will also be travel packages including a ‘Blast with Friends’, a ’Shenandoah Romance for Two’ and the a ‘Barrel of Fun Weekend Package’ for a family of four.
The town of Front Royal is just off of Interstate 66, and less then 20 minutes from Interstate 81. It will be easy one hour or less for northern Virginia and DC visitors to drive out and see the Shenandoah Valley’s many city and town destinations in the valley. Experience the best Virginia public golf club at the spectacular Tom Clark designed 18 hole championship golf course located one hour from Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
About BlueRidgeBride.com and GoBlueRidgeTravel.com
Opening their first bridal show in 2004, Blue Ridge Bridal Show, a division of Encore Event Partners showcased wedding venues and professionals who live and work in this region. This clientele continual voice concern that their guests could not easily plan their travel vacation to the area only finding DC as a tourism attraction.In response to this, Encore Event Partners established a focus group to explore this issue.
GoBlueRidgeTravel.com (GoBRT), also a division of Encore Event Partners was launched in December of 2011 to be the only tri-state regional website showcasing the activities, events, and accommodations in the Blue Ridge Mountains and northern Shenandoah Valley. With a ten year relationship of marketing the region to brides for their wedding destinations, GoBRT is now reaching out to families branding the trademark 'GoBRT's Kids Bucket List' showcasing the experiences tots to teens should have prior to turning eighteen in the valley. With the help of Virginia Tourism, 2014 will see the launch of the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail. Covering the Tri-State area -Virginia and West Virginia and Maryland, Go Blue Ridge Travel’s goal is to brand this 160+ mile radius as a travel and wedding destination both nationally and internationally for singles and families.
In 2013, Blue Ridge Bride was launched to expand the relationship between BRBS and GoBRT providing a targeted website for the bridal market wanting to both be married and to have romantic escapes and road trips in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia.
With the help of Virginia Tourism, 2014 will see the launch of the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail. Covering the Tri-State area -Virginia and West Virginia and Maryland, Go Blue Ridge Travel’s goal is to brand this 160+ mile radius as a travel and wedding destination both nationally and internationally for singles and families.
Contact: Nancy Craun Founder and President BlueRidgeBride.com GoBlueRidgeTravel.com Phone: 540.533.1853 Email: info(at)GoBlueRidgeTravel(dot)com and brb(at)BlueRidgeBridalShow(dot)com