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NJ Wedding Vendor Network Events

We are proud to be a co-founder and sponsor of the NJ Wedding Vendor Network. Our events have been hosted at various locations around New Jersey since 2008. They provide a unique opportunity to meet and network with local wedding businesses, representatives of print and online media, and much more, attracting between 150-300+ wedding professionals from the Tri-State area at each event. [ Follow NJWVN on Facebook ]

Network with wedding & event planners, DJ’s, entertainers, photographers, florists, videographers, officiants, travel agents, caterers, venues, limousines, cakes, invitations, favors, gifts, beauty and professionals in many other wedding/event related categories. Make valuable connections and contacts to help grow your business!

Get ready to establish relationships and meet with leading wedding industry business building resources in the internet, print and bridal show fields. Our elite networking group includes some of the most successful and reputable marketing & advertising experts in the industry:

Wedding Zone, Wedding Zone Local, Conde Nast Publishing (Brides.com), Celebrations Guide, Constant Contact, Perfect Wedding Guide, Bridal Expo Northeast, NJWedding.com, WedAlert, Contemporary Bride Magazine, Local Traffic Builder, AFWPI, Alan Berg, Samantha Goldberg, Chris Evans, The Knot and more.


Upcoming Events



Completed Events

December 9

The Mansion, Voorhees, NJ (2013)

NJ Wedding Vendor Network B2B Mixer and Holiday Party (South Jersey)


December 7

L’Affaire Fine Catering, Mountainside, NJ (2010)

NJ Wedding Industry Holiday Party & B2B Networking Mixer (Union County / Central NJ)


December 3

Solar Do Minho Banquet Center, Roselle Park, NJ (2008)

NJ Wedding Vendor Network B2B Mixer (Union County)


November 24

Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Iselin, NJ (2014)

NJ Wedding Vendor Network B2B Mixer (Central NJ)


November 11

Holiday Inn Clinton / Bridgewater, Clinton, NJ (2015)

Business 2 Business Networking Mixer and with an educational seminar presented by The Knot, Constant Contact and Final Step Marketing.

NJ Wedding Vendor Network B2B Mixer (Hunterdon / Union County)


October 14

Paris Caterers at The Palace, Blackwood, NJ (2009)

NJ Wedding Industry Networking Event (Camden County / Southern NJ)


August 10

Crowne Plaza Monroe / South Brunswick, Monroe Township, NJ (2011)

Central NJ Wedding Industry B2B Networking Mixer (Central NJ)


July 29

Branches Catering, West Long Branch, NJ (2009)

Jersey Shore Wedding Industry Networking Event (Monmouth County / Southern NJ)


July 27

Trenton Marriott Downtown, Trenton, NJ (2010)

NJ Wedding Industry B2B Networking Mixer (Mercer County / Southern NJ)


July 18

Landmark Caterers, East Rutherford, NJ (2012)

Northern NJ/NYC Metro B2B Networking Mixer (Northern NJ / NYC Metro area)

“How To Define Your Brand”

Presented by Samantha Goldberg, Celebrity Party Planner and TV Personality

You will learn: How to determine what your “brand” is, How to attract the right clients for your brand, How to build rapport with different personality types by asking the right questions to get answers that help you win their business.

Samantha will categorize your customers into five distinct personality types. She will share a unique strategy to respond to what motivates each personality type, building rapport with clients, generating interest and closing sales. Using industry examples and role playing, she will inspire you to think about the sales process in a totally new, inventive way!

“How To Win The Interest of Brides With Pinterest”

Presented by Brian Lawrence, Wedding Industry Marketing Expert and CEO Local Traffic Builder

Pinterest has become one of the fastest growing social media sites in the world. It has grown twice as fast as Facebook within it’s 2 year launch period, and drives more qualified traffic to websites than LinkedIn, Google +, and YouTube combined. With a dominant female audience between ages 19-40 who love to be inspired by images and sharing them, this may be the best social media the wedding industry has ever seen.

You will learn how Pinterest works, how to use Pinterest to engage brides, how to use it for SEO.


July 16

The Meadowbrook, New Windsor, NY (2012)

Hudson Valley / New York Wedding Industry B2B Networking Mixer (Hudson Valley)


July 8

Paris Caterers, Berlin, NJ (2015)

South Jersey Wedding Vendor Network B2B Mixer (South Jersey / Delaware Valley)

Network and establish relationships with other wedding industry professionals and talk with leading wedding industry business building resources in the internet, print and bridal show fields.


June 29

The Regency House, Pompton Plains, NJ (2016)

NJ / NY Metro Area B2B Mixer (Wayne / Willowbrook Mall)

Wedding B2B Mixer with educational seminars by…
– ConstantContact.com (Lead Organization and Email Marketing)
– Local Business Marketing Solutions (Facebook for Business)
– Final Step Marketing (Statistically Driven and Creatively Defined Marketing).


June 12

The Clubhouse @ Galloping Hills, Kenilworth, NJ (2013)

Northern/Central New Jersey B2B Networking Mixer

Wedding professionals in the Northern/Central New Jersey area had the opportunity to network and establish relationships with other wedding industry professionals and talk with leading wedding industry business building resources in the internet, print and bridal show fields. Educational seminar starts at 3:30, followed by an evening of networking at a brand new wedding venue.

“Workshop: Bridal Business Boot Camp”

Presented by Chris Evans, featured on 20/20: Wedding Confidential, keynote speaker at Wedding MBA

Evans Sales Solutions is dedicated to helping Bridal Businesses discover and maintain the systems and programs they need to reach out to brides and to grow their business by providing Bridal Business Boot Camps, Bridal Leads and Sales Training for the wedding industry. Chris is a wedding marketing expert and has taught thousands of wedding professionals how to grow their business and reach higher levels of success! Chris specializes in working with wedding professionals.

“SEO / Social Media / Reputation Management”

Presented by Townsquare Media / NJ 101.5

Townsquare Media offers a variety of full service online solutions designed to make it simple for local businesses to attract new customers. Their services include professional and creative built desktop and mobile websites for local businesses, search engine optimization, social media and reputation management online. Townsquare owns 250 radio stations in 50+ small to mid sized markets.


June 10

Collingswood Ballroom & Theatre, Collingswood, NJ (2013)

South Jersey B2B Networking Mixer (South Jersey / Philadelphia)


May 25

Westminster Hotel, Livingston, NJ (2011)

NJ Wedding Industry B2B Networking Mixer (Essex County / Northern NJ)


April 27

Landmark II, East Rutherford, NJ (2010)

NJ Wedding Industry B2B Networking Mixer (Bergen County / Northern NJ)


April 1

Skylands at Randolph, Randolph, NJ (2009)

NJ Wedding Industry Networking Event (Morris County / Northern NJ)


January 11

Rosewood Caterers, Edison, NJ (2012)

Central NJ/NYC Metro B2B Networking Mixer (Central NJ / NYC Metro area)

“How To Make Your Print and Online Advertising Work Together”

Presented by Alan Berg, nationally renown wedding industry expert, speaker and author of “If Your Website Was An Employee Would You Fire It?” along with veteran wedding professional Brian Lawrence, author of “The Wedding Expert’s Guide To Sales and Marketing” and CEO of the nationally recognized wedding industry and event web design and marketing firm Local Traffic Builder.

The theme of this educational event will be how to merge online and offline marketing with a discussion on the future of print advertising and ways to quantify and interpret response.


January 9

Powerhouse Studios / Vegas NJ, Randolph, NJ (2013)

Northern NJ B2B Networking Mixer (Northern NJ)

Panel Discussion: “Boosting Your Wedding Business in 2013 & Beyond”

Presented by the NJ Wedding Vendor Network: Erik Kent (NJWedding.com), Joe Tortorello (Wedding Zone), David Ciccolella (WedAlert), Gary Paris (Contemporary Bride Magazine), Bill Lippolis (Bridal Expo Northeast) and Panel Host Brian Lawrence (LocalTrafficBuilder.com).

Discussion with Local Wedding Industry Leaders featuring an open mic Q & A session. Topics include social media, networking, marketing (print/internet/bridal shows), latest trends and more!

“Meeting Today’s Challenges with New Innovations” / “Re-branding: Re-Invent Yourself”

Presented by Kenny Baroff, Marketing Guru, Event Magazine Publisher and Party Showcase Producer

Listen to sage advice on marketing your business from one of the leading local event industry marketing gurus. Kenny Baroff is CEO, Founder and President of Marketing Plus One, a marketing consultant firm. With 30 years of business entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Baroff has been a leader in the field of marketing strategies, developed many business ventures and assisted hundreds of clients throughout his career. As a former owner of a retail chain and mail order business Mr. Baroff is familiar with the tactical approach to helping a business thrive economically and successfully. His background in finance and marketing has also helped troubled businesses to get back on track. He has led seminars and written articles pertaining to marketing, search engine optimization, and business tactics. Mr. Baroff’s innovative and visionary trends have allowed him to be a leader in small business development.