Wedding Expo To Return To Ringgold Depot Jan. 21

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Southern Charm Wedding Expo will be returning to the Historic Ringgold Depot on Saturday, Jan. 21.  The free event will be opened to the public from 12-4 p.m. and will feature many Chattanooga and North West Georgia area wedding vendors and professionals.

The event will feature caterers, event planners, photographers, DJ's and a variety of other wedding professionals who will offer samples and information about their services.

"Each year we fill the Depot with a variety of about 20 vendors," said Rhonda Johnson, city of Ringgold Main Street manager, "and we have anywhere between 600-800 people come through in just those four hours so it's an exciting atmosphere." 

This year will mark the 6th annual Expo inside the Historic Ringgold Depot. Vendors will be setup inside the Historic Ringgold Depot to meet interested couples or others planning a wedding in the near future.  

"So many people are doing a lot of their planning online,' said Ms. Johnson, "but the Expo allows someone to walk into the Depot and take care of all your planning in one day.  The Expo will feature live music performances and free samples from area catering companies.  Visitors will also be able to pick up applications to book events at the Historic Ringgold Depot." 

Public parking is available on the north and south side of Nashville Street.  For more information go to facebook.come/depotexpo or contact Rhonda Johnson at rjohnsonrch@gmail.com or at 706.935-3061.



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