Richmond Weddings Networking Events

Richmond Weddings hosts networking events in  the Greater Richmond Virginia area for our members. (advertisers of our publication/website, as well as for participants in Richmond Wedding Expo) This is a private event for wedding vendors only. If you are not a member*, we encourage you to contact us so we can learn more about you! If you are new to the wedding industry, this is an excellent chance to meet others in the bridal business. Plus, there is always really amazing food!

Over the years, we have been delighted to see many business relationships and personal friendships form as a result of attending these meetings. Our group is extremely friendly and open to meeting new people, and we provide an excellent opportunity for you to make new contacts, expand your business referrals and see what different venues have to offer brides and grooms planning their weddings.

*We allow non-members to attend up to 2 meetings.

Our Next Network Meeting
Upper Shirley Vineyards

600 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23030

600 Shirley Plantation Road
Charles City, VA 23020
Wednesday, April 12
5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Sponsored by OFD Consulting and the OFD Collective
We are also excited to have OFD Consulting sponsoring this event with their new initiative OFD Collective! OFD Collective is the newly launched initiative of Richmond based wedding PR firm OFD Consulting. Marrying education with action, the OFD Collective is a membership based program in which wedding pros enjoy educational opportunities, have easy access to the media and receive exclusive press opportunities.

If you have questions, you may email us at info@richmondweddings.com or call (804) 789-9110.

NO SOLICITORS PLEASE


Photos From Our Latest Event

Thank you to Brian & the team at Events at Historic 9 West Old Street for hosting our  March networking mixer! The food was amazing, and we’re so happy everyone came out to catch up with each other & network!  Also, special thank you to Matthew & the team at Bow Tied Weddings for sponsoring our March 2017 networking event!  We have loved watching you grow, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

To see more photos from our March Networking Mixer, visit our Facebook page!

“I have made lasting relationships through networking events provided by Richmond Weddings and know that I have a great support network to lean upon for my needs and my client’s needs.”

Bonnie Ball, Director of Sales, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing and Sunday Park & Casa del Barco

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Upcoming Calendar

Date

Wednesday, April 12

Wednesday, May 17

Wednesday, June 21

Tuesday, July 11

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Wednesday, Oct. 18

November 2017

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Time

5:30pm – 7:30pm

11:30am – 1:30pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

11:30am – 1:30pm

TBA

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location

Upper Shirley Vineyard

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Boathouse at City Point

The Estate at Independence

Hollyfield Manor

Virginia Cliffe Inn

TBA

Magnolia Green Golf Club


Frequently Asked Questions

What are Network Meetings?
They are opportunities for anyone involved in the bridal market to meet and network with others in the industry, to expand your business referrals, and to see what different venues have to offer brides. Many successful long term relationships have begun at Richmond Weddings meetings.

If I am new to the wedding business, what do I expect to get out of attending?
You will be welcomed into an extremely friendly and open group of vendors. You can speak with your peers, get to know new people, and make business referrals.

If I have been in this business for a while, what can I expect to get out of a meeting?
Even as an established company or individual, there are always new opportunities for you to acquire additional  business. It is important to keep your name out there as much as possible as there are people who you may not have worked with before. These people are more inclined to refer clients if they have met you in person. Also, in your busy schedule, you may see other vendors at a wedding but you do not get a chance to connect with one another and share ideas. These meetings give you that chance.

Who collects the fee?
The cost of attending these meetings goes to the venue and/or caterer having the event. It covers the rental of space, your meal, tax and tip. Richmond Weddings does not keep any portion of the fee.

Can I invite someone else?
Feel free to invite whomever you wish.   As long as it is not a conflict of interest for us and they are not another media outlet there to solicit.   Just make sure to add them to your RSVP. We try to give the hosting venue as close to an exact count as possible.

What should I bring?
Plenty of business cards and/or brochures.

Why are meetings on different days and times?
We understand that not everyone can make the meetings on the same day or at the same time every month. Having various days and times gives everyone a chance to attend.

Am I allowed to attend even if I am not a current Richmond Weddings advertiser or Richmond Wedding Expo participant?
Absolutely, you are welcome to attend up to two meetings at non-member prices.

Can I just walk in without registering?
No, we require you to register to attend any meeting.