On Sunday, January 31, 2010 the Comfort Inn Middletown – Red Bank was one of the many vendors on display at the Shadowbrook Bridal Fair. The room was bustling with happy brides and grooms from the minute the doors opened. The Shadowbrook lays out the most beautiful spread of culinary delights I have ever seen. It takes every ounce of self-control I have not to spend the entire two hours eating. The Shadowbrook has photos from the show posted on their Facebook page and the summary listed below. Click here to view it.
Shadowbrook held a spectacular Bridal Fair on Sunday January 31, 2010. Brides were entertained by the elegant Showcase Strings and electrifying Mission Dance entertainment. Other vendors included: The talented Sound Connection DJ’s, gorgeous floral arrangements from Flowerful Events, enchanting photography by Jeri Houseworth and Cinematography by Endless Wave Productions, elegant invitations by The Papery, exquisite Lia Sophia jewelry from Suzanne to Dazzle, tasteful hair designs from MJ Salon, professional transportation options from VEI Limousine and fantastic accomodations from Middletown Comfort Inn. The next Shadowbrook Bridal Fair will be held on Sunday March 7, 2010 from 2-4 pm. Please call 732-747-0200 for reservations. www.shadowbrook.com
The Comfort Inn Middletown is one of the closest hotels to the Shadowbrook. We specialize in the handling of wedding blocks. Our Sales Manager, Barb Youchah has over 12 years of experience with group bookings and a personal touch and special attention to detail to make sure your special day goes smoothly.
Wedding blocks are arranged within 50 weeks of the arrival date. The initial block is arranged with a maximum of 10 rooms per night. Once the initial 10 are reserved by individuals, we will go ahead and add more rooms to the block based upon availability.
Your guests will need only to call the hotel directly at 732.671.3400 and mention the wedding party name to make a reservation. They will be responsible for their reservation including guarantee and cancellation. The block of rooms will be held aside until 30 days before the arrival date. Any unreserved rooms are to our inventory at no further obligation to you.
Depending on your needs, we can set you up with some reservation cards that include the directions to the hotel, the wedding party name, date reservation needs to be made by, hotel room rates and the hotel GPS address. If it’s easier for you to communicate with your guests through email or a website, we will create a .pdf document that you can email to your guests. It looks like the example to the right, click on it to enlarge. Planning in advance and getting the block set up as soon as possible will help ensure the availability of rooms. A “Save the Date Card” is a great way to remind your guests to make their reservations before the invitations are sent out. Invitations are generally sent 6-8 weeks before the wedding and that may not be enough time for some people to get their act together and make their reservations. (Just wait and see who you have to chase down for the response card…)
We will ask you for some details upon reservation that we will confirm one month out with the final list of room reservations. We will ask you ceremony/reception times and locations. Whether or not you plan on hiring a shuttle service (the hotel does not have one) and what time it is picking up your guests. Also, whether you plan to have gift bags. If you do, we will need them 2 days in advance to arrange for their placement. Your guests may need help getting to and from venues related to your wedding. The more information we have, the more we can help your guests.
Shortly after the cutoff date we will contact you to give you a list of reservations we have and to finalize any remaining details.
We feel the planning stages of your wedding should be relaxed and stress free. Knowing you have many lodging partners in the area from which to choose, we think you will find our service and accommodations second to none. Please call Barb the Comfort Inn Middletown at 732.671.3400 x 415 or send an email. We look forward to meeting you at the next Shadowbrook Bridal Fair.