A Glance Back

Is it just us, or are “typical” wedding shows just not very appealing? Sometimes those huge, mainstream shows seem to be generic and incredibly overwhelming. That’s where Wedtoberfest comes in – a niche wedding show in Chicago focused on beer and food. Think about it – a wedding show that grooms (and even brides) actually would WANT to attend! It’s brilliant. As a result, Wedtoberfest caters to the chill, beer and food-loving couples looking to provide delicious refreshments to their wedding guests. So get ready to raise a glass and prost with us!

While this Wedtoberfest is the first collaborative event between Indie Wed and Naturally Yours Events, this is actually its third year in existence. Previously, the event was hosted by the Green Wedding Alliance. This year we plan to take many of the fabulous ideas from the previous events and make them even better.

So to get you even more excited about Wedtoberfest 2015, we put together some photos from last year’s event hosted held at Loft on Lake. Thanks to Memorable Jaunts for snapping these great shots!


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Upon registering, attendees received these lovely GWA-branded glasses and beer tasting tickets. They could taste many different beers (some incredibly rare and exclusive beers) as well as enjoy a pint of their favorite brew. Breweries involved at last year’s event included Tighthead Brewing, Goose Island, Finch’s Beer Company, New Holland Brewing, Begyle Brewing, and Solemn Oath Brewery.
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The planning lounge was set up in a way that encouraged couples to learn more about some amazing vendors in a casual atmosphere (and get some super cool swag). Pure Kitchen Catering provided delicious German-inspired snacks including waffle sandwiches, pretzel bites, beignets, and mini brats. And the ambiance was enhanced with tunes provided by Cage & Aquarium.

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Are you excited yet? Wedtoberfest 2015 will be similar to last year’s event, but it’s going to be even better. We’re adding even more AMAZING vendors, food trucks, beer, and even some bubbly to the mix (score!). Stay tuned for more details – can’t wait to see everyone at this year’s Wedtoberfest!