Building on the tradition of a decade of Wedding Road Shows, this April 28 proved to be a perfect day to plan out the perfect celebration. Over 75 members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce were at the service of more than 143 decision makers who came with 283 guests. With over 426 attendees, the event presented a variety of ways to celebrate that includes a special sunset, pristine beaches, beautiful venues and customized services. The LBI Region Wedding Road Show & Party Planning tour provided a fulfilling day long self guided event at no cost for all to take in the excitement of planning on how to mark a milestone. For eleven years, the Southern Ocean Chamber has brought thousands seeking the services and locations for their special day; helping shape the Long Beach Island Region into a true wedding and special event destination. Chamber member businesses met with potential hosts from Palm Beach Garden Florida to Middletown Connecticut, as well as from cities and towns across Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Though this event draws from hundreds of miles away, it also brings out local residents taking in the day to create an memorable event right close to home. All guest who are preparing for to throw a one of a kind celebration enjoyed samples, tastings and giveaways as well as one on one discussions with experts. Venues that featured six professional party showcase stops and six tour only location stops. All Road Show attendees checked in with tour and breakfast at The Mainland Holiday Inn. A special thank you to the all our members who served as ambassadors to our region today, including: Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe and Tea Room, Gina Ritacco, Professional Make up Artist, Island Party Station, Jessica Erb Photography, Just Braggin Hair Salon, LeAnna Theresa Photography, Lily in the Valley Florist, Monte Entertainment, Daymark, Beach Waves Salon, Designs by Stephanie Somodi, The Drifting Sands Ocean Front Hotel, Every Bloomin’ Thing Florist, Felsburg Photography, Flagship Studios, Jill Snyder Liberty Travel, Rachael Nicole Events, Surf City Yacht Club, The Barrel Mobile Bar, Carmen’s Restaurant, Island Guest House Bed & Breakfast Inn, Mer-made Photography, Murray Grove Retreat & Renewal Center, Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, Perlmutter Shop Rite Florist, Tea Party to GO, Touch of Elegance Catering, Two Giants Photography, Surf City Hotel, Bella Donna Salon, Charles Gravener Photography, DeMarco Family Dental, Let It Be Lovely Weddings & Events, Rose Garden Florist, Shooboo Shuttle, Sidedoor Donuts, Smallcakes LBI, Rodan Fields, Brant Beach Yacht Club, Plantation, Daddy O, LBI Museum, The Gables, Tuckers Tavern, Beach Haven Tuna & Marlin Club, Ann Coen Photography, Beach House Spa, Blue Salon and Spa LBI, Buckalews Resaturant & Tavern, The Chill Bride Wedding Consultant, Delaware Avenue Oyster House , Enchanted Celebrations, Kate & Ally’s Restaurant and Catering, Murphy’s Fresh Markets, Priceless Photo & Video, Rev Joe Mangino, Rustic Drift – Boutique Rental, Set the Bar LLC, South End Surf n Paddle, Spray Beach Chapel, Parker’s Garage and Oyster Saloon, 18 Mile Production, Country Kettle Fudge, CRISP Designs on Paper, Charisma’s Cookies, Eastlin Floral Design, J Hillburn- Luxury Menswear, Melanie Cassie Photography, Portraits By The Bay Photography, Pretty Please Bridal Har & Makeup, Seaside Ceremonies, Sunny Raes Kitchen- Personal chef and food truck services, The Mainland Holiday Inn and The Woo Hoo Ice Cream.
This event is made possible by our chamber membership and 2019 event media sponsors NJ Wedding.com, Elegant Bridal, Celebration Guide, B98.5/Press Communications, the State of NJ Division of Travel and Tourism. Thank you to Hotel LBI – opening this summer and Mainland Holiday Inn and its new Adventure Park for their overnight prize package that will be drawn and announced in the upcoming week. To learn more about the 105 year strong Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce go to www.visitLBIregion.com or follow on social @LBIregion @southernoceanchamber @LBIWRS @officialLBIChowderfest