BALTIMORE — For the first time in history, all the wedding planners will be in the same space: the wedding venue.
On Monday, The Wedding Planner, an online platform and networking site for wedding planners, announced it will host the Big Bang Wedding at its space at the Baltimore Marriott Marquis, a landmark in the city’s history, and will host its first Big Bang on June 17, 2019.
The Big Bang is a groundbreaking event for Baltimore, where nearly three decades of rapid urban development have turned Baltimore into a center for cultural and economic development, as well as a destination for artists and entertainment.
“We are excited to welcome this new venue to Baltimore and to help bring this amazing event to life,” said Ashley Brown, chief marketing officer of The Wedding Planser, in a statement.
On Wednesday, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform at the historic Baltimore Marriott with the opening of the venue for the Big BANG on June 16, 2019 at 8 p.m.
As the first and only space in the country where Big Bang weddings will take place, The Marriage Planner will be the only venue to host Big Bangs in 2018, as it was originally planned.
More than 2 million people have signed up to be wedding planners since it was founded in 2011, with more than 5,000 new wedding planners in the Baltimore area.
With over 100 wedding venues worldwide, the marriage planning site is also a hub for other wedding venues including The Baltimore Symphony, The Music Room, and The Wedding Studio.
At this event, The Wedding Planner is expected to feature more than 10,000 vendors, with vendors in the space hosting up to 60 guests, and up to 1,000 brides.
Barry Dutton, senior vice president of marketing for The Wedding Planning website, said the venue will be a “barn” with all the “big bang” weddings of the future, from traditional weddings, to mega-weddings.
We will be hosting a Big Bang wedding in the beautiful Baltimore Marriott, The wedding planner said, and it will be as much about the ceremony as it is about the guests, which will include musicians and entertainers, and artists, and the community.
This year’s Big Bang will be hosted by the Baltimore Orchestra, which announced plans to perform at a special concert, “The Big BAND of Baltimore,” on June 15, 2019, at 6 p.s.m., at the Inner Harbor.