About RWN

The Roanoke Wedding Network was started in 2011 by Vicki Itson.  The group was founded as a way for Roanoke’s wedding vendors to meet new people and promote their small businesses.  The first event was in a restaurant and a whopping 12 people in attendance.  Today, there’s over 200 members of the group with an average of 80-100 people attending each bi-monthly networking reception.

The group is open to join for any Roanoke area wedding vendor, and our networking receptions are always free to attend for Roanoke Wedding Network members.  We promote networking, socialization and idea sharing.  Our goal is to provide networking opportunities for wedding vendors to build their referrals.  We welcome new vendors to the area and help promote their business.

RWN is the creator of the Annual Spring Time “Wedding Crawl” in downtown Roanoke.  This event is open to the public and highlights over 60 of the most creative wedding vendors in the Valley.  Guests are invited to “crash” venues in downtown that are set up just like an actual wedding reception!  Check out our “Wedding Crawl” page for more info.

We invite wedding vendors to “like” us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/roanokeweddingnetwork to stay up-to-date on specials, promotions, and events.  We highly encourage the use of the facebook page to promote your business to others!

Also, be sure to get on our membership list to receive emails about events, news, and specials.  Just send an email to us: roanokewn@gmail.com.  If you are interested in sponsoring a future event, let us know that as well.

Be sure to thank our Executive Committee (We have a committee!) for their many hours of work, ideas, and determination to make YOUR business grow:

Lisa Link: missinglink82@cox.net

Mark Baldwin, Blue Ridge Catering: mark@blueridgecatering.net

Mark Frye, Creative Occasions: mrk483@cs.com

Roy Prusak, RSP Entertainment: Roy@RoanokeDJ.com

Sarah Pendleton, Pumpernickel Pickle:  sarah@pumpernickelpicklecatering.com

Patricia Giovannini, Pat Cori Photography: patcoriphotography@gmail.com

Jason Collins, Simple Times Photography: Jason@SimpleTimePhotography.com

Chasity Barbour, Community Programs & Facilities Director at Vinton War Memorial: cbarbour@vintonva.gov

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