Q: Are there any other local shows on the same day as this show?
A: Before December 2016 were the only bridal and event show occurring on Sunday, February 19th, 2017, in South Florida. As of December, there are now 4 other shows occurring the same day as our show. However they are from 12pm-4pm, prior to our show.
Q: I would like to see the venue in person. Is it open to the public?
A: Yes, the Ancient Spanish Monastery is open to the public. Regular visiting hours are Monday thru Saturday from 10 am until 4:30 pm and Sundays from 11 am until 4:30 pm. Last admission is at 4:00 pm. You must call ahead of your visit to ensure they will be open, as they close down for events. There is a $10 entry fee, however if you would like someone from our team to meet you there, we will come and show you the spaces (free of charge of course), or we can call the venue and tell them you're coming to see the space for the show.
Q: How many vendors per category do you allow?
A: We allow no more than 3 vendors per category. However, the majority of our categories we don't allow more than 2, such as Live Bands (2) and DJs (1).
Q: The show time is from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Will it be dark while the show is going on?
A: Yes! It will be dark at 6:00pm. Everyone will get to experience the venue both during the day and at night - giving exhibitors and sponsors another opportunity to create a different experience for attendees! Ample lighting will be provided. Any additional / decorative requests can be accommodated for an additional fee.
Q: What if it rains? What's the plan?
A: So we of course are hoping that the weather is beautiful on that day and the days surrounding it. Just in case, we have a couple of options:
1) If there is seemingly temporary rain, we would have tenting put up to at least keep the main aisle leading to the indoor spaces dry. We would find indoor placement for the outdoor vendors who would like to be moved inside (the design gallery would end up becoming vendor spaces). For the outdoor vendors who can remain outdoors, we would tent their area, and only have them exhibit in the spaces that line the main aisle so that attendees wouldn't get wet. We have also budgeted for umbrellas to hand out and will ideally have valet service.
2) We would postpone the show to the next available date where the weather is favorable. This date will be within 60 days. In our contract, if we fail to hold the show within 60 days of the original scheduled date, a refund of all amounts paid will be returned to the exhibitors and sponsors.
3) About a month out from the show, if we see anything with weather patterns that aren't looking favorable on that particular day, we do have the option to move it to another available day at that point.
Q: Can exhibitors book multiple spaces?
A: Yes, absolutely. We will offer reduced pricing for exhibitors wishing to do this.
Q: What are the payment terms?
A: a 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. Balance is due within 30 days of the deposit.
Q: What is the fee to have a display in the design gallery?
A: It is free of charge to exhibitors, and display space is first come, first serve.