Getting Hitched expo with a difference
Central Coast's Premier Wedding & Special Event Expo
will be held on 3rd Sunday in June
between 10am & 3.15pm
@ Mingara Recreation Club
Central Coast NSW
introducing all 30 categories
of the finest Wedding Specialists!
Following the huge success of the Getting Hitched expo with a difference - this very special Central Coast Wedding Expo for wedding couples will again be held at Mingara on the 3rd Sunday in June and is designed to bring together the many categories that represent our wonderful Wedding & Special Event Professions.
As a community profile event we have attracted very generous media support from SEA FM in recognition of our hosts and enthusiastic friends The Lioness Club of East Gosford. Advertising will commence at the start of June and we will be featured on all SEA FM shows which include breakfast, morning, afternoon, evening and drive shows.
Other Advertising may include (but not limited to):
Exhibitors Bookings will be attempted to be limited to aprox four to eight exhibitors per category, excluding committee members.
Exhibitor Stall Cost - Credit Card payment required
Single stand $330
Payment can only be made by credit card. Your booking will only be confirmed when payment has been received - until payment has been made you are not officially booked in to participate at the Getting Hitched expo.
Last year we had just on approx 100 exhibitors so please respond quickly to help ensure your participation. Many businesses missed the opportunity to participate with many categories filling fast.
All exhibitors stands inside the showroom and pre-function will be powered.
Note: No lunches will be provided as part of your registration (however can be purchased from food cart on day), so please bring your own. Mingara will be providing food and drink carts near the stairs in the pre-function room. Lioness will be on hand for exhibitors who are unable to leave their stand to purchase food/drink on their behalf. Tea & Coffee is available for exhibitors all day from the coffee cart near the stairs in the pre-function room.
Pre Event Meeting - Excellent Networking evening - June 9th at 7pm
An information evening will be held downstairs at Mingara on Thursday June 9th at 7pm. Bar will be open for people to purchase drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Great way to find out what is happening on the day and be prepared! Announcement will be made on the night of your stand number and position. To qualify as an approved exhibitor, exhibitor must comply with Acknowledgements and Terms & Conditions including supplied your Certificate of Currency (Public Liability Insurance)
Registrations will only be accepted from specific categories (refer 'Registration' page). To ensure maximum benefit for your participation bookings will be attempted to be limited in each category to approximately four - eight exhibitors. Acceptance of the number of bookings is at the committee's discretion. Note We have a non cancelation policy & do not give refunds.
Exhibitors are not to distribute or display any literature at the Getting Hitched expo other than the business name / category registered. Any exhibitor found to be displaying inappropriate materials will be asked to leave the venue by security.
Any business / person not registered with full monies received will not be allowed to approach visitors / businesses at the Getting Hitched expo and will be asked to leave the venue by security.
If any exhibitor notices inappropriate behaviour please advise the executive committee or the Lioness ladies.
Insurance / Certificate of Currency / Public Liability
Display Area - sample floorplan (click here)
The venue is Mingara's spacious Showroom with stage, Pre-Function area and Tasman Rooms.
Up to approximately 100 stalls can be set up depending on configuration and the number of double stands.
Upon registration you will be allocated an exhibitor area. Exhibitors within a similar category will be positioned throughout the venue.
Exhibitors will be notified of their stand allocation at the Pre Event Meeting 9th June at Mingara begining at 7pm.
Exhibitors will be provided with a standard rectangle size trestle table approx (170cm x 80cm), white table cloth and 2 chairs, power included.
To ensure the enjoyment of everyone Exhibitors are allocated an exhibitor space and must not wander around the venue handing out brochures, etc. It is important exhibitors remain within their allocated space and for safety reasons are not allowed to venture into aisle space.
Exibitor Stand and Position Prices:
Single stand $330
Sound displays within the main showroom must not disturb others. If your exhibit requires special consideration, we invite you to contact us immediately.
Special Note: As Mingara has recently been painted nothing can be attached to the walls. Remember any damage to walls or floors will be paid for by the business responsible.
To ensure the comfort of everyone, exhibitors with solid large displays higher than 1.5m are to advise when booking and will be allocated an appropriate space (limited availability) which will not interfere with the view of guests and other exhibitors. If a suitable space is not available unfortunately a solid large display will not be able to be erected.
Bump In / Bump Out
Special Note to all Exhibitors on unloading on the day -
The unloading area at the loading docks can be very cramped. If you do not have bulk items to unload we would suggest that you port your items in directly from the parking area to reduce congestion.
If you do need to unload at the dock area, unload & leave items there whilst you park your vehicle we will have Lioness ladies to watch over your items whilst you do this. This will help once again to alleviate congestion.
We suggest that you allow yourself extra time for set up & please be patient.
Bump in time is from 6:30am to 8.45am for a 10 am arrival of visitors.
Exhibitors must have arrived and be set up by 9:00am as loading dock doors will be locked.
Due to a OH&S inspection exhbitors must have arrived and be set up by 9:00am.
Completion of the expo is 3:15pm with bump out to be completed by 5pm.
A Security Guard will be provided for the entry / exit door area.
Lioness Ladies will look after stalls and equipment if you need to be away for any set time.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: IMPORTANT NOTICE
Mingara will have a OH&S representative inspecting all exhibitor stands commencing at 9am. This includes items such as computer and electrical leads which MUST be tagged (meaning inspected by an authorised inspector and cords/leads tagged and dated). Other potential safety issues will also be inspected. The Getting Hitched committee strongly suggest that exhibitors consider all safety issues which may relate to their stand and have any potential hazards recitified before attending on the day.
All brides will receive a special free edition of the WHITE wedding magazine. (Note this may vary)
An opportunity will be available for early registrations to volunteer their services to be part of an exciting event that introduces the many services that make up the wedding profession.
With around 1700 visitors at the expo, it will also be promoted for 'Special Events' to encourage visitors to think outside the square!
Much more than $15,000 worth of extra advertising has been donated from SEA FM and the commercials will air in early June.
Community Switch announcements will promote the event from 01 June.
NBN TV commercials in the month of June
The Express Advocate will run feature stories/editorials in both Wyong and Gosford newspapers. (Note this may vary)
Mingara will promote the event through its foyer advertising throughout the month of June and in their Mingara Life magazine.
Online announcements will be made on websites which promote wedding expos.
Exhibitors can receive a free directory listing on Directory page by submitting their business details and logo based on prompts . This is a complimentary offer. We hold no responsiblity for incorrect listed details however if you have listed your details incorrectly, you have the access via your password to alter the entry you made.
'Getting Hitched' expo bags will be provided to brides & grooms for your supply of pamphlets and brochures.
Unable to Exhibit at the Expo?
If you are unable to attend the Getting Hitched expo for personal reasons or category is full but would like to have your business promoted to brides and grooms:
The prices have been calculated by the committee to support and protect efforts, energy and dollars invested by paid exhibitors. And to ensure paid exhibitors are not disadvantaged.
Terms & Conditions - click here
It is important that exhibitors read and abide by the Getting Hitched Terms & Conditions. Exhibitors accept and understand these Terms & Conditions by payment of their exhibitor stand fees.
Please keep visiting www.getting-hitched.com.au for updated information. This website will be the source for news, information and changes for the Central Coast's Getting Hitched expo with a difference! This is a fluid document and a work in progress, like all great works of art!
We reserve the right to change details at the Committee's discretion.
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