Ashland University to Host Bridal Showcase on Feb. 7

Ashland University to Host Bridal Showcase on Feb. 7

1/16/15 ASHLAND, Ohio - Ashland University Catering will host its second annual interactive bridal show, titled the Ashland University Bridal Showcase, on Saturday, Feb. 7, on the beautiful, historic Ashland University campus.

The Ashland University Bridal Showcase already has become one of the premier wedding events in northeast Ohio after its initial event last year. The Bridal Showcase kicks off with an opening ceremony for pre-registered attendees at their pre-selected time slots – either 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

“As a leader in the area providing five beautifully decorated reception ballrooms/venues, on-site chapel, overnight accommodations, and nationally recognized and locally loved catering services, the Ashland University Bridal Showcase will be a progressive format that will flow the guests through the night as if they are a guest at their own wedding,” said Carrie Gough, catering service manager at AU.               

“The planning process can be overwhelming to choose a venue, color palette or vendors without seeing it first hand,” Gough said. “We want to provide an opportunity for couples to see décor ideas and vendor services live to help them visualize their day up close versus making choices from brochures or scanning the internet.”

According to Gough, the Bridal Showcase is comprised of all the traditional wedding events – the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception – where guests will be guided to each location that will be decorated in various colors and décor trends, meet with premier wedding vendors, and experience live interactive traditions such as the ceremonial cake cutting.

“There will be a number of interactive opportunities throughout the evening and one lucky couple will go home with a grand prize of a three-night Royal Caribbean Bahamas Cruise courtesy of Carson Travel,” she said.

Transportation is complimentary and guests will be chauffeured between each location in style in one of the elite fleet vehicles. For those who wish to take a walking tour of the grounds or transport their own party, convenient parking is available at each location.

“Most men take a hands-off approach in wedding planning,” said Jim Misel, general manager of sales and marketing. “This is their chance to participate in the process and treat their bride-to-be to a pre-Valentine’s date for a relaxing drink and great meal here at the Bridal Showcase.”

Admission to the event is $15 per person, which includes a bridal bag, hors d’eouvres, and a full three-course meal. Cash bar will be available. Pre-registration is highly encouraged as space is limited.

“The Ashland University Bridal Showcase is a night to remember for planning the night you’ll never forget,” Gough said.

For more information or it register, call 419.289.5186 or email or visit

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Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###