Planning a Long Island Wedding? Check Out The Hottest Bridal Shows Coming to Town!

One way to get a jump start on planning your wedding is to attend any of the numerous Wedding Expos happening on Long Island, and in the New York area. Because of our close proximity ...

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One way to get a jump start on planning your wedding is to attend any of the numerous Wedding Expos happening on Long Island, and in the New York area. Because of our close proximity to New York City, Long Islanders are able to get the full spectrum of services offered for their special day – from catering, to favors, floral arrangements, wedding attire, cakes and everything in between – wedding expos offer you a peek at some of the great vendors and services that you can help you make your special day memorable. By attending a Wedding Expo, you’ll be able to compare what different businesses have to offer you, which helps make decisions and planning easier for the bride-to-be.

We’ve compiled a list of some great Wedding Expos, Bridal Shows and Open Houses happening around Long Island and New York City in the next few months, making planning your wedding easier than ever!

All of the Bridal Shows & Wedding Expos are listed in order of when they are happening – except for the Great Bridal Extravaganza – which is one of Long Island’s biggest Bridal Shows, and has six dates throughout the winter.



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The Great Bridal Extravaganza
When: Hicksville – 1/18, Islandia – 1/24, Melville – 2/8, Riverhead – 2/19, Flushing – 3/7, Hauppauge – 3/14. All shows run from 6:30 PM – 9:30PM.
Where: Multiple locations all over Long Island from January – March, see the site for details!
Cost: $5 at the door – which includes a giftbag!
The Scoop: For the Bride-to-Be on Long Island, this is the show to go to. With so many times and locations, you can easily plan a trip to this Expo, no matter what your schedule. Featuring local Long Island vendors for everything from flowers, to catering, to dresses, Honeymoon planning, decorating, and everything in between, attending one of these Expos can help you to plan your perfect Long Island wedding, with all the great resources you’ll need in one spot. You can meet local vendors, and decide who’s right for you to make your dream wedding a reality.
For locations and more info, visit: or call 631-667-EXPO.


East Wind Inn & Spa Bridal Show
When: Sunday, January 8th, doors open at Noon.
Where: East Wind Inn, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
Cost: $15 per person
The Scoop: Featuring dozens of Long Island wedding vendors, if you’re still looking at different venues, this is a great way to make the most of your trip. In addition to meeting local vendors, you’ll be able to check out the gorgeous East Winds facility, as well as enter raffles and giveaways for amazing wedding prizes!
For more info, visit: or call 631-929-6585


Banquet Showcase at the Mediterranean Manor
When: Sunday, January 8th at 1 PM – 5 PM.
Where: The Mediterranean Manor, 303 East Main Street, Patchogue, New York 11772
Cost: $15 per person
The Scoop: Bringing together vendors from all over Long Island, Mediterranean Manor specializes in helping the bride-to-be plan her special day on a budget. Serving Long Island for over 40 years, Mediteranean Manor has an impeccable record of hosting beautiful, elegant events that are still cost-effective. They will have dozens of Long Island wedding vendors that you can meet with, so that you can see the products and services offered, and determine what’s right for your big day.
For more info, visit: or call 631-289-5857.


Long Island’s Biggest Engagement Part at The Chateau
Wednesday, January 18th, from 6 PM – 10 PM
Where: The Chateau Caterers, 440 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514
Cost: $25 per person
The Scoop: The Chateau Caterers of Carle Place would like to toast to your engagement, and are throwing a huge engagement party for Long Island’s newly engaged couples! Featuring tapas & tastings, cocktails & confections, music, and dancing – this event is great for couples looking to get an idea about what to expect wedding planning, and see some of the great options on Long Island. Additionally, you’ll get to tour the newly renovated Chateau, experience the latest trends in fashion, and be entered to win a 3 night stay at a fabulous resort! A great way to let loose while wedding planning!
For more info, visit: or call 516-334-6125.


Bridal Planning Showcase & Gala at the Watermill
Monday, January 23rd, and Tuesday, January 24th from 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Where: The Watermill, 711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
Cost: Free!
The Scoop: If you’re still planning your special day, and need some guidance on what vendors are tried, true, and trusted on Long Island, then the Bridal Planning Showcase & Gala is a great event for you to attend. Featuring wedding professionals who are recommended and used by the Watermill regularly, you can be sure that any of the wedding service providers and vendors you meet at this show are top notch. With professionals for everything you’ll need to plan your wedding, this can be a one-stop-shop trip for wedding planning.
For more info, visit: or call 631-724-3242.


The Winter Bridal Showcase at the Chateau
Wednesday, February 1st, from 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Where: The Chateau Caterers, 440 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514
Cost: Free!
The Scoop: Come out to the Chateau in Carle Place for their Winter Bridal Showcase, featuring wedding professionals and local vendors that are known and trusted by the Chateau. You’ll get to check out the newly renovated facility, enjoy live DJ and Band Showcases, and if you pre-register, you can take a sneak peak at some of the fabulous prizes that are being given away at the showcase. In addition to the giveaways, there will also be a raffle to benefit 1 in 9, The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition – a local charity that helps support victims of breast cancer and their families.
For more info, visit: or call 516-625-1777.


The Great Bridal Expo – New York City
February 12th, 2012 @ 5:30PM
Where: New York Marriot Marquis, located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Cost: $16 online, $10 at the door
The Scoop: One of the biggest bridal shows to come to the New York area, the Great Bridal Expo has dozens of local vendors who are ready to help you plan your perfect wedding. Additionally, they offer raffles and giveaways throughout the show – giving you the chance to win your dream wedding! If you’re planning your wedding for this year, it’s worth a day trip into the city with some of your gal pals to check this show out.
For more info, visit: or call 1-800-422-3976.


The Bridal Show at Oheka Castle – Huntington, NY
February 26, 2012 from 1 PM to 5 PM
Where: The Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate, located at 135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, NY 11743
Cost: $25 for advance tickets before 1/31, $35 for advance tickets before 2/25, and $50 at the door
The Scoop: The Oheka Castle is a unique venue that offers brides the chance to plan a lavish, fairytale wedding with no luxury forgotten. In addition to touring the castle and estate, you will receive complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres, meet many sought after and high end wedding vendors, and get to view beautiful dresses and perfectly tailored tuxes. If you’re looking to plan a posh, luxurious wedding, then this is a show you don’t want to miss.
For more info, visit: or call 631-659-1400.