GALLIPOLIS — Planning a wedding can be a monumental task, but this weekend’s Ariel Bridal Fair can help make the path smoother for prospective brides and grooms.
The Ariel will be full of wedding-related vendors from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for brides, grooms, and their friends and families to view the facility and exhibits.
More than 30 vendors will be on hand to showcase their wares that include caterers, DJs, apparel, gifts and tasty treats, florists, lodging, live musicians and much more. Brides will be eligible for prize drawings. The grand prize is a complete Ariel wedding package worth more than $1,000.
The newly opened Chamber Theatre on the third floor can be used to conduct weddings with its restored auditorium and stage in the Victorian building. The historic facility boasts separate dressing areas for the bride and groom on either side of the stage. Once the ceremony is completed, the wedding party can move downstairs to the second floor banquet room for a dinner, with dancing in the adjacent ballroom.
More information about rental rates and bridal packages is available on the Ariel website at arieltheatre.org.
Brides and their families are encouraged to register online in advance at arielbridalfair.org. Tickets are also available at the door. Admission to the Ariel Bridal Fair is only $5.
For more information, check out the website at arieltheatre.org or call the Ariel box office at 446-ARTS. The Ariel is located at 426 Second Ave. in downtown Gallipolis.