How far in advance should I book my event?
To ensure you have your choice of rooms and dates, we recommend you book our facility 6-8 months in advance.
What’s the maximum guests you can accommodate for our reception?
There are lots of places to get married in WV, but not a lot that can accommodate up to 300 people. Our facility can accommodate 320 people for a sitdown reception or dinner.
Can I have my wedding ceremony at the Conference Center as well?
Absolutely, we have numerous options for ceremony sites, from outside to indoors and are one of the most beautiful West Virginia wedding venues.
Are we required to use onsite catering?
Yes. One of the benefits of using the Bridgeport Conference Center is that we are a full service catering facility. We specialize in unique dishes and appetizers that are perfect for weddings.
Can we bring in our own wedding cake or cupcakes?
Of course! We know our brides sometimes have something very special in mind. Just let us know your baker’s name and we will coordinate the delivery and setup for you.
What items do you include to service the event? If we use some of your décor, will it be placed in the room and on the tables for us?
As far as décor, we can offer a mirrored tile centerpiece with votive candles and colored marbles. We also have tall glass cylinder vases and base linens for the table. These are available at no charge and will be placed in the room and on the tables.
Specialty linens, chair covers, and other items are available for an additional fee.
Can you recommend local wedding suppliers?
Yes we have our own vendor list that we can offer that includes florists in the Bridgeport WV area, musicians, officiants, and more.
If we opt for an outdoor reception, is a rain location also held?
Mother Nature tends to love weddings but unfortunately there’s no guarantee. We recommend that you place a deposit on an indoor location to ensure you have a plan for inclement weather.
Can we taste the food prior to our reception?
Yes, there is a $50.00 charge added into your total reception cost for a tasting.
When you quote the per person charge, is that the same price for children?
We offer a children’s price for ages 6-10 and children 5 and younger are free.
We have a certain wine we like. Can we bring it in ourselves or should we notify you?
We can handle your wine a few different ways. You can choose to bring it or let us know the specifics and we’ll order it in for the event. Unlike our competitors, we don’t charge an extra corkage fee.
We’d like to offer something uniquely “West Virginian” at our reception – like a moonshine or bourbon tasting or maybe a late night pepperoni roll at departure. Can you help us with that?
Absolutely! We work closely with several vendors from our area including West Virginia distilleries, wineries, and even craft breweries. Pepperoni Rolls are even a part of our Repertoire!
How late in the evening can we hold our event?
Each reception package is a total of 4 hours. To extend that time frame a charge of $5.00 per hour per guest will be applied.
What is required to reserve the date?
A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date.
Should we book our hotel rooms direct through the Wingate or do you handle that for us?
We will gladly do it for you, or you can arrange your own rooming block information. Allowing our staff to handle it is yet another reason BCC is a great place to get married in WV.
Are there certain blackout dates that we should steer away from, like WVU Football games or special events?
No. We don’t have any standing events that would interfere with a weekend wedding.
We hope you choose us as your West Virginia wedding venue!