2019 WEDTOBERFEST BEVERAGE SPONSOR PACKET
Thank you for participating in Wedtoberfest Austin’s first annual event! With over 30 vendors and breweries, we expect this show to be fantastic. This information packet should answer any questions you may have regarding your participation. Bookmark this page or copy and print. But first, read it thoroughly.
Friday, February 15th- Submit Swag Bag item description to Wedtoberfest team.
Wednesday, February 20th – Last day to submit names for vendor badges
Thursday, February 28th – Set up begins at 2pm. ALL vendors MUST be set up no later than 5pm.
PLANNING YOUR SPACE
All of our beverage sponsors will receive the following for their space:
- A 6’ table: they are 6’ long, 30” wide and 30” in height. You will have room to stand behind or in front of your table.
- If you opted for linens, those will be placed at your table. All linens provided will be floor length, IVORY basic cotton linens. For those who indicated on your application that you do NOT need a linen, you are required to supply your own.
- Compostable cups (for full pours)
- Water pitcher
- Dump bucket
- Recycle bin (only for those bringing bottles/cans)
You are encouraged to make the space represent your brand. In fitting with the style of this event, large displays and backdrops are not encouraged. Guests will appreciate the intimate nature of this event and enjoy the opportunity to chat one-on-one with you.
ITEMS TO BRING
- Your in-kind beverage donation
- A brand ambassador (vendor badge required) to pour samples and converse with attendees
- Equipment required to pour (ie: bottle openers, keg taps, coolers/tubs, etc)
- Tabletop display and/or signage that fits your brand (and your table size)
- Business cards, handouts, marketing material, stickers, etc.
- A way to capture people’s contact info (we do not provide a lead list- this will be your responsibility)
- Snacks + water
- Swag items, if desired
If you are looking for ways to optimize your space or display ideas, we have created a Pinterest page with examples from previous Wedtoberfest events and more! Click HERE for inspiration.
Please Note: You are NOT allowed to suspend anything from the ceiling or walls. NO confetti, rice, glitter, or sparklers allowed.
As a reminder, at this time this show does not allow for the selling of any items. No vendor should plan on selling products at this event.
Additionally, vendors cannot share a space with other businesses. Any vendor doing so, will have to remove any non-authorized business’s marketing materials/signage/etc from the event.
DAY OF THE EVENT
When you arrive at the venue your table will be set up for you. Upon check in, we will direct you to your space and provide you with your vendor badges.
LOAD IN/ SETUP
The venue is located at 800 Congress, Austin, Texas 78701
Load in is Thursday, February 28th at 2pm. All vendors must be set up completely by 5pm, NO EXCEPTIONS.
You will load in through the front or side entrance of 800 Congress accessed via the 8th Street permit lane. If you require a cart for loading in, please bring your own.
Please unload your items quickly and then move your car to park prior to setting up your space. You MUST NOT stay in the loading zone for more than 10 minutes. There is street parking available and the nearest parking garage is at 816 Colorado.
ELECTRICITY AND WIFI
Electricity is limited. Those who have requested electricity access in their application have been located near outlets. You MUST bring power strips, extension cords and gaffer’s tape or electric tape (to secure any loose cords). Caterers, photo booth vendors, and food trucks will be guaranteed electricity.
The venue does have WiFi, but please do not rely on it. We cannot be held liable if your access is slow or unreliable.
Make note, the network is: 800guest & password is: events2017
You can find your location below (right click to enlarge view) or by downloading a copy of the floor plan. Please note that if any changes need to be made, you will be notified ASAP.
Please begin breaking down your space immediately at event’s end (9pm), BUT NOT BEFORE. Pack up your space, then bring your car around to load out through the loading zone.
Please make sure you clean up after yourself and remove all your garbage. The space should be left how you found it. Any vendor who leaves a mess will not be allowed to participate in future events. Load out should be completed by 10pm.
TO-DOS BEFORE THE EVENT
Beverage sponsors will receive two (2) badges/name tags during set up that will allow you to come and go from the building during show hours and to identify you to Wedtoberfest staff as exhibitors. Please note, all workers should be over 21 years old. Submit badges HERE by Wednesday, February 20th.
SPECIAL RATE TICKETS
Vendors are encouraged to offer special rate tickets to engaged couples. You can give them to current clients as a fun date night, potential clients that you’re trying to woo or reach out to past clients and invite their engaged friends! Host giveaways on your social media or send an email blast to promote your brand and participation in Wedtoberfest.
How It Works
- A Special Rate ticket is for Single General Admission (not couple or VIP tickets), costs $10 and is good for one individual. If a couple wants Special Rate tickets, they would purchase two (2) for $10 each. Note: This event is for people ages 21 and up.
- Each vendor will be emailed an unique Eventbrite code.
- Your Eventbrite code is good for ten (10) individual Special Rate tickets.
- You distribute your code to engaged couples/potential attendees.
- Attendees will be able to purchase Special Rate tickets through Eventbrite by entering your code during checkout.
If you have more than ten people who would like to join us- please encourage them to buy full priced tickets HERE.
Wedtoberfest is organized to raise funds for one of the most essential human needs: WATER. 100% of ticket sales benefit Generosity.org and their initiative to end the global water crisis!
SWAG BAG ITEM:
Our beverage sponsors get the special opportunity for additional marketing by adding something of value to our VIP Swag Bags. We sell 20 VIP couples tickets for each show. This allows attendees access to the event at 5:30pm (general admission is at 6:00pm), two additional tasting tickets, one additional full pour, and our cool swag bag. You can put whatever you’d like into the bag that represents your brand and hopefully sparks interest with the attendee. This could be stickers, coasters, key chains, tasting room tours, etc. (NO beverages or glass allowed).
Please email to let the Wedtoberest team know what you are adding to the Swag Bag by FEB 15th. Have your brand ambassador bring the items with them on the day of the event and deliver it to the registration table by 5:00PM in order to assure it is included in the swag bag.
SPREAD THE WORD
Banners and badges can be found at the bottom of the page. Save them to your desktop and put them on your website, blog, Facebook, and other social media pages, etc. Help us spread the word!
Also, we have A TON of postcards and posters that need to be distributed throughout the city. We mailed each vendor a packet of these printed materials- please hang the posters on your door, window, community boards, in bathrooms, and in neighboring cafes and fitness centers. Talk to your patrons about the show- everyone knows someone who is engaged!
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS
Use #wedtoberfest on social media. Please tag @wedtoberfest (facebook, twitter, instagram) in your posts.
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