Stressed out over planning and preparation of an impending Big Day? Red Bank RiverCenter has some advice — and that’s to “walk it off,” when the annual springtime Wedding Walk returns to the borough’s walkable downtown and waterfront this Sunday.
Nearly 40 local businesses — ranging from dressmakers, cake bakers and picture takers to jewelers, florists, caterers and more — are signed up for the 2017 edition of the townwide promotion, which is designed to introduce brides, grooms, partners, wedding attendants and their families to Red Bank as a one-stop shopping destination for all things wedding-related.
Best of all, there’s no charge to take part in this self-guided tour — and there’s even a chance that you could walk away with any of ten different Grand Prize Packages, some worth thousands of dollars.
It all begins at the Oyster Point Hotel, where Wedding Walkers are encouraged to check-in and register (plus enjoy a continental breakfast) anytime from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A tote bag with a “passport” map of participating businesses will be furnished to all registrants, who are invited to visit any of the locations on the list, at their own pace, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Walkers who get their passports stamped in at least 12 of the participating locations will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing at the conclusion of the Wedding Walk.
Vendors are primarily located within the heart of the downtown business district (Broad, Front, White, Monmouth and Mechanic streets), or in and around the Bridge Avenue on the West Side of town — with complimentary trolley service running between the two areas for the duration of the event.
At 3 p.m., participants are invited to convene at the Molly Pitcher Inn on Riverside Avenue for a reception featuring food, beverages, live entertainment and a champagne toast. There, winners will be announced for the various Grand Prize Packages — and a number of fun door prizes will be raffled off as well.
There’s still time to sign up in advance, so take it here to register and for more info, including an updated list of participating vendors, presenting sponsors, and a complete rundown of the prize packages.