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Raleigh, Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill NC Wedding Events, Bridal Shows, Tastings, Open Houses, Trunk Shows and Community Events

Be sure to attend several Raleigh-Durham NC wedding shows and events for an opportunity to meet area experts. The events you’ll find on this page are all from our Southern Bride and Groom magazine recommended vendors. That means, vendors that we personally know and work with on local events and magazine features. These are the best bridal shows and events, from the best Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill wedding vendors you will find!

We feature various events, which include everything from large scale wedding shows with over 100 Raleigh wedding vendors, to intimate open house wedding events. There are also regular tastings from the best Raleigh wedding caterers, bridal gown trunk shows, and even engagement ring sales here in Raleigh-Durham. All of the events come from our local highly recommended shops. Pick a few that appeal to you and add them to your calendar. This is not only an important part of wedding planning, but it is FUN!

SB&G also regularly features local community events and fundraisers in the Raleigh-Durham area. Events we feature include art openings, charity projects, shopping events, and fashion shows. If they make it onto this page, that means there is a public or ticketed event that we think our readers might be interested in attending or supporting!

NC Wedding Shows in Wilmington, Outer Banks and other NC wedding destinations

In addition to attending all of the best Raleigh NC wedding shows, Southern Bride and Groom magazine also covers also several amazing wedding events in Wilmington and the Outer Banks among other beaches on the NC Coastline, as well as bridal events in the NC Mountains. Check back regularly for the best NC destination bridal events.

All Saints Chapel, The Stockroom + Glass Box present the Raleigh Trolley Tasting Tour

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 5:00-8:00pm

Come celebrate your engagement and join us for an evening of wedding inspiration, a progressive dinner tasting provided by Empire Eats Catering, and a variety of local wedding professionals.

Feel free to stop by anytime between 5-8pm and stay as long at you would like at the venues. You can simply park your car at All Saints Chapel and then ride the trolley over to The Stockroom at 230 and The Glass Box. The trolley will be making trips back and forth from the venues all evening.

This event is casual and free to attend. Just make sure to sign up for your ticket for admission.

Happy Cardinal Catering in Durham

Cooking Class at Southern Season with Chef Rob Kinneen

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

One of our favorite local chefs is teaching a special cooking class at the fabulous Southern Season Cooking School!

Chef Rob Kinneen is the man behind Happy Cardinal Catering – a global meets local wedding catering company in Durham NC. He is also Chef at The Boot restaurant in Durham NC. An Alaska native, he is out to revolutionize how Alaskans eat by bringing together local ingredients and contemporary cooking.

Menu: Alaskan Harvest Salad: Pickled Beach Asparagus, Bull Kelp Pickles, Seared and Chilled Scallop, Rose Hip Vinaigrette; North Meets South: Spot Shrimp and Arctic Grits with Red Eye Gravy and Pancetta; Petite Birch Syrup Crème Brûlée; Agudak: Alaskan Ice Cream


Couple dancing under chandelier in ballroom of Garden on Millbrook

The Garden on Millbrook Tasting

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 2:00-4:00pm
Join The Garden on Millbrook, one of North Raleigh’s most beautiful ballroom venues, for a complimentary bridal tasting. RSVP to

The Carolina Inn’s 24th Annual Event Showcase

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1-4pm

Join us as at The Carolina Inn starting for an elegant and information-packed afternoon with the most talented and experienced wedding and event vendors in Chapel Hill, the Triangle and the Carolinas. Enjoy this creative gathering where you will be able to delight in a feast of sample wedding cakes, view the most exquisite wedding gowns from top couture designers, and experience an interactive approach in choosing your most valued wedding vendors.


Warehouse wedding reception venue in Downtown Raleigh, TRaine

Winter Bridal Bash at Traine

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1-4pm

Traine is hosting its annual Winter Bridal Bash and you’re invited! Stop by for an afternoon of sips + bites, venue tours, and a meet + greet with a variety of talented, local wedding and event vendors! Doors open at 1:00PM.

Raleigh Marriott City Center Indian wedding

Southern Noir Weddings Bridal Experience at Raleigh Marriott City Center

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 12pm-4pm

The Southern Noir Weddings Bridal Experience at Raleigh Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh, is a wedding show curated for the Southern bride of color. Join us for the 2nd annual Southern Noir Weddings Bridal Experience. At this show, guests are immersed in an unparalleled experience throughout the entire event. Each attendee will meet amazing vendors and experience delicious food, delightfully inspirations and wonderful takeaways. We are pleased to offer two shows in North Carolina 2019, Raleigh (February 17, 2019) and Charlotte (February 24, 2019) .

Park Alumni Center at NC State

Park Alumni Center at NC State – 2019 Bridal Show

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1-4pm

Visit the majestic Park Alumni Center – home to the NC State Alumni Association. This incredible venue with white marble floors and walls, giant windows that spill in natural light, patios and amazing onsite food is a must visit stop on your wedding planning journey in Raleigh – especially for State fans!

Wedding Reception with blush and white decor at Market Hall

Winter Wedding Showcase at Market Hall

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1-4pm

Visit the winter showcase and take a look inside both Market Hall and 214 Martin Street. Enjoy beverages and delicious appetizers by 214 Martin Street Catering while having your questions answered! We can’t wait to meet you!

The Bradford Wedding Venue Raleigh Durham, Johanna Dye

Open House at The Bradford

Thursday, February 21, 2019

One of the most romantic venues in the Triangle Are is hosting a couple of casual open houses for engaged couples this month. Be sure to visit and experience this incredible location in person!

Raleigh wedding florist Fresh Affairs

Fresh Affairs Tabletop Extravaganza

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1-6pm

Fresh Affairs is one of the best wedding florists in Raleigh. They specialize in glamorous floral design. This is your chance to visit their studio and get inspired for your own Triangle NC wedding!

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks as you walk through contemporary and classic designs, with an array of flowers using the latest containers and vases, including the most stunning linen selections, exquisite china, a variety of wedding cakes, accent lighting, bridal gowns, and stunning menu cards, programs, and invitations.  This is also an opportunity to meet with some favorite industry vendors!

FREE ~ click link to register

Melrose Knitting Mill wedding ceremony in Raleigh

Melrose Knitting Mill Open House

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 12-3pm

Join one of Raleigh’s best warehouse wedding venues for an open house. Melrose Knitting Mill is welcoming great Triangle vendors, from cakes and desserts to photographers and more! Southern Oak Events planners will be onsite to discuss Melrose Knitting Mill and The Historic Wakefield Barn with booked and potential clients. Meet great vendors and try signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Rickhouse Wedding Venue in Durham

Wedding and Event Showcase at The Rickhouse

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 1pm-4pm

Come on out to the 2019 Wedding and Events Showcase at The Rickhouse in Durham! Meet vendors and see the amazing space. The Rickhouse is located in downtown Durham, NC, and overlooks the original Durham Bulls stadium. It is a gorgeous warehouse venue with lots of modern amenities.

Forever Bridal Raleigh NC Wedding Shows

Forever Bridal Wedding Show – Spring Edition

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11am-4pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 11am-4pm
Wedding planning starts here! Meet your wedding pros face-to-face, receive free wedding goodies, and see the latest fashions and trends

Tickets: $8.00 online | $10.00 at the door

Swag Bag, Free one-year subscription to Bride’s Magazine & $200 gift card to are included with admission tickets

Upcoming Spring NC Wedding Dress Trunk Shows

Below are NC’s top bridal salons, each has regular trunk shows and lists them on their website. For up-to-date monthly information on bridal gown sales and trunk show events delivered straight to your inbox, register for our E-Newsletter

Bella Bridesmaids

2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
By Appointment

Alexia’s Bridal

400 W. North Street, Unit 100, Raleigh, NC
By Appointment


The Wedding Dress Shoppe

2516 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC
By Appointment


Lana Addison Bridal

302 S Academy St, Cary, NC
By Appointment

Gilded Bridal

421 N. Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC
By Appointment