A wedding expo is an event where engaged couples can meet a variety of wedding professionals and get ideas and inspiration for their big day. It’s the perfect opportunity to taste the food, see beautiful floral and décor designs, find the latest fashions and more. Check a few items of your wedding planning to do list.
The Wedding Ring hosts wedding expos twice a year across Southwestern Ontario in the following locations: Brantford, Cambridge, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Niagara, Norfolk, Stratford, Woodstock.
Kitchener-Waterloo: Jan 7 & 8 – 11 am – 4 pm | Bingemans – Marshall Hall
Hamilton: Jan 21 & 22 – 11 am – 4 pm | Hamilton Convention Centre
Stratford: Feb 4 – 11 am – 3 pm | Best Western The Arden Park Hotel
London: Feb 12 – 11 am – 3 pm | Best Western Lamplighter Inn
Guelph: Feb 26 – 11 am – 3 pm | The Grand Guelph
Niagara: Mar 4 & 5 – 11 am – 4 pm | Holiday Inn & Suites St. Catharines Conference Centre
Brantford: Mar 25 – 11 am – 3 pm | Best Western Brantford
Cambridge: Apr 2 – 11 am – 3 pm | Tapestry Hall
Woodstock: Apr 23 – 11 am – 3 pm | Craigowan Golf Club
Veil & Tie: Apr 30 – 11 am – 3 pm | Burning Kiln Winery
If you’re engaged and feeling overwhelmed, attending a wedding show could be the answer. Whether you just got engaged or your wedding is a week away, The Ring’s Wedding Expo can help with the process.
- Save time and meet local wedding vendors face-to-face, all in one place
- Save money with vendor show specials and discounts
- Get advice from local wedding professionals
- Find out what’s trending
- Win prizes!
- Consultations with Leading Wedding Professionals
- Photo Booths for you and your friends
- Cake & Sweet Tastings
- Exciting Contests & Amazing Prizes
- Show Specials & Discounts from exhibitors and sponsors
- Exclusive Fashion Event Access ($$)
Everyone is welcome! And no not a girls only event, Tons of grooms attend and even some Father’s-of-the-Bride or Groom will be there. Bring your bridesmaids, groomsmaids, groomsmen, maid or matron of honour, sister, brother, father, mother, grandmother, etc. The more the merrier! However, sometimes large groups of people can be overwhelming because everyone has their own opinion. So, it is up to the couple who they want to bring!
*kids are welcome to attend at no charge.
General admission – No custom labels
FREE admission for you and your entire wedding planning entourage if you register before the ticket deadline, then $10 per person at the door.
General admission – With Custom labels
$5 Admission for you and your entire wedding planning entourage if you register before the deadline. Includes custom labels for the bride or groom.
NEW FOR 2023 at the KW, Hamilton & Niagara Expos
Purchase a VIP Ticket! $15 online or $20 at the door
• Separate VIP entrance
• Admission to the fashion shows
• Early Access – Doors open for the 11 am Fashion Show to VIP Ticket Holders at 10:30
• Complimentary VIP Gift Bag
• Custom Labels if purchased by Tuesday, January 3 at noon.
• Extra ballot entries into the Grand Prize Trip draw (1 per member of entourage instead of just 1 for the couple)
Want to attend with a group?
• VIP Package 2: $25 online or $35 at the door: 1 Bride or Groom and 1 guest + all that’s listed above
• VIP Package 3: $35 online or $45 at the door: 1 Bride or Groom and 2 guests + all that’s listed above
• VIP Package 4: $45 online or $55 at the door: 1 Bride or Groom and 3 guests + all that’s listed above
• VIP Package 5: $55 online or $65 at the door: 1 Bride or Groom and 4 guests + all that’s listed above
Have a larger party? Contact us for pricing.
*kids are welcome to attend at no charge.
No need to print your tickets in advance, simply give us your name or display them on your mobile device at the show!
Yes, discounted tickets are sold online or you can buy tickets at the door. Please note that we accept cash or EFT only at the door! ATM’s are onsite but sometimes they do not work.
Each company requires space to demonstrate its individuality and creativeness.
Yes, there are a lot of prizes and give-aways at the Ring’s Wedding Expo. Many vendors have registrations at their booth. The main prize, a $1000 shopping spree courtesy of Wedsy.ca will be drawn and announced at the end of the show. The Grand Prize Trip will be drawn and announced at the end of the season, on May 3.
Parking is free at most locations. Hamilton is $15/day to park in the parking garage.
We do have a few vendors who have offices and stores throughout our cities who will be at many of our expos. Most of the exhibitors will be unique to the area. We do our best to connect the regions most talented local wedding professionals with the engaged couples who’ll love working with them.
NEW FOR 2023 @ HAMILTON & NIAGARA
You’ve asked, and we listened. Find your dream wedding outfit! We are adding a fashion show showcasing the latest trends in wedding gowns, formal wear, accessories & more!
Tickets to the fashion shows are limited, so be sure to get yours today!
Fashion Show Schedule
11:00 AM and repeated at 3:30 PM
You are welcome to take photos of your favorite gowns/formal wear on the runway.
If you find an exhibit or product that you want to photograph, it’s polite to ask the vendor for permission. Most will be happy to be part of your wish list album.
PLEASE NOTE: All Expos will be photographed and/or recorded. By entering the expo, you are granting the Wedding Ring permission to possibly use your image in connection with advertising and/or promotion of The Ring’s Wedding Expos.
Yes, coat check is available at all shows by donation to the MS Society of Canada.
At the Ring, we are 100% inclusive. At the Ring, we strive to always be inclusive, and we enthusiastically celebrate all couples from any gender, sexuality, race, religion, colour or disability. All couples are welcome and loved at our expos, in our magazine, and online.