Angela Allen, director for the Granville County Tourism Development Authority, was on Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the second annual “Brides on Wheels: Bridal Tour & Vendor Show” taking place Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Originally scheduled for April 14 and postponed due to bad weather, this Sunday’s event will offer an opportunity to take a scenic tour on a “bridal bus” to learn more about wedding ceremony/reception locations and available resources in Granville County.
“This event gives brides and their guests an opportunity to ride on a limo bus to view four different venues, including Granville County’s own Cedar Grove Acres, Vino Oasi, Carlee Farms and Thorndale Oaks,” said Allen.
The bridal tour will depart the Clarion Inn and Suites located at 913 MLK Ave. in Oxford, NC at 1 p.m. and will return at approximately 6:20 p.m.
The Clarion Inn will also be the site of a public vendor show to be held in the ballroom from 12 until 4 p.m.
11 a.m. Early admission for brides that have booked bridal tour and early access to vendors at Clarion Inn, Oxford
(Vendor Show will be held from 12 – 4 p.m. for the general public)
1 p.m. Lifestyle bus departs from Clarion Inn, Oxford
1:15 – 2:15 pm Carlee Farm (Oxford, NC) http://www.carleefarm.com/
2:30 – 3:20 p.m. Vino Oasi (Stem, NC) http://www.vinooasi.com/
3:40 – 4:40 p.m. Cedar Grove Acres (Creedmoor, NC) http://cedargroveacres.com/
5:10 – 6:10 p.m. Thorndale Oaks (Oxford, NC) http://www.thorndaleoaks.com/
6:20 pm – Lifestyle bus returns to Clarion Inn, Oxford
Participants who purchase the $25 combo ticket for the tour and the vendor show will have a sneak-peek opportunity of the vendors’ wares in the Clarion ballroom beginning at 11 a.m. This combo ticket also includes a goodie bag filled with items from participating vendors. Seating on the bus is limited; however, tickets are still available.
Tickets for the vendor show only are available for $10.
“We really want to showcase all of the wonderful things we have right here in Granville County to offer brides and anyone who wants to put together a special event,” said Allen. “We want to coin ourselves as being close to Raleigh, Durham and other points in the Triangle area. With only a 30-60 minute drive, you really will feel like you are getting away for your wedding.”
Created as a way to promote Granville County as a tourism destination, Allen said the bridal event boosts the local economy, promotes local vendors and makes both residents and nonresidents alike aware of what the county has to offer.
“When a wedding venue is booked, we are bringing in people and their guests for a weekend. That can be anywhere from 100-250 people staying in hotels, going to downtown restaurants and shopping at local businesses. We are cultivating a whole economic segment all of its own,” Allen said.
Tickets are still available through Event Brite (click here) or will be available at the door the day of the event.
For more information about the bridal tour or the vendor show, visit http://www.visitgranvillenc.com or contact Granville County Tourism Director Angela Allen by phone at 919-693-6125 or by email at [email protected]
To hear the Town Talk interview with Angela Allen in its entirety, including additional conversation regarding tourism in Granville County, please click here.
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