Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking | NOVA 535

Tampa Bay Wedding Pros Speed Networking | NOVA 535

Last month, Marry Me Tampa Bay hosted its first large networking event for the Tampa Bay wedding industry. Over 50 registrants attended to mingle with top wedding pros.

Downtown St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535 co-hosted, while Apple Blossoms Floral Designs and Over the Top linens provided the decor. Guests noshed on hor devours by Delectables Catering (the seafood shooters were amazing) and desserts by Alessi Bakery. Invitations Consultants added the final touches with table numbers and cards, designed exclusively for Marry Me Tampa Bay, and our fabulous blogging assistant, Kristin, captured the events of the evening.

The atmosphere was so supportive and easy going. Vendors sat at a table of eight and were given three minutes to share about their business. The engagement and interest was off the charts!

At the end of the night, we gave everyone comment cards to discover what went well and what could be improved. We were so touched by some of the wonderful words of encouragement:

“Thank you for a job well done! The evening was perfect time-wise. Great setup! I felt comfortable as soon as I arrived. Great group of vendors!”

“Thank you so much. I had a great time and met so many awesome people! This event was so unique and I would certainly attend your next event.”

“I went to a speed networking event before and wasn’t too impressed, so naturally I was a little worried. But I have to say this was a huge success!”

“I really enjoyed meeting new people. It really forced me out of my comfort zone.”

“I loved this! It was so relaxed and fun and not too business-y, if you know what I mean!”

“This was a great event. I was able to meet and get to know at least 10 new “friendors” I’m definitely looking forward to the venue crawl.”

RVSP for our September networking event: Downtown Tampa Venue Crawl

Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event

Pink and White Centerpieces by Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event

Appetizers by Delectables Catering | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event

Appetizers by Delectables Catering | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event

Appetizers by Alessi Bakery | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event

Appetizers by Alessi Bakery | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event

Pink and White Centerpieces by Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event

NOVA 535 Owner Michael Novilla and Marry Me Tampa Bay Owner Anna Coats | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Speed Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Venue: NOVA 535
Florist: Apple Blossoms Floral Designs
Caterer: Delectables Fine Catering
Linen Rentals: Over the Top Inc
Dessert: Alessi Bakery
Table Numbers and Stationary: Invitations Consultants

MEET THE EDITOR

Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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