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The European Bridal Week

During these days Essen transforms to become the heart of the bridal fashion industry.

A new concept brought to life

A shining mix of companies, different designs and high-end collection will find the perfect stage to showcase their work as a premium player in the industry for bridal, eveningwear, menswear and accessories.

This international trade event is going to be THE premium destination for bridal and eveningwear collections you can’t miss. The European Bridal Week will be Northern Europe’s finest buying centre for the latest fashion and the best designs from some of the most exclusive manufacturers and international designers.

Scope visitors

Attendance from 40 countries. Many buyers and press audience across:

Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Malta, Greece, Poland, Russian Federation, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Slovakia and Slovenia.

A top 10 country overview of the origin of visitord at European Bridal Week 2017: 

1. Germany
2. Netherlands
3. Poland
4. Belgium
5. Austria
6. Finland
7. Denmark 
8. Sweden
9. Switzerland
10. Italy

*Over 85% of our visitors are decision makers


How to participate

Application Process

If your company is interested in exhibiting at our show please get in touch with us for further details and ask for a detailed application form. We will then consider if you are able to meet the demanding standards and if you are able to fulfil all criteria for participating in the European Bridal Week.

For full exhibiting details, including costs, and an application form, contact Event Director Siegrid Gosso-Hampsink at:

You must complete the entry form in full; we will be happy to answer any questions you have. Successful applicants will be notified within four of receipt of their completed form.

Exhibiting Criteria

Please be aware that all exhibitors must meet the required criteria before being accepted at European Bridal Week and be able to show:

  • That the label is established, and the company has been operating for more than 24 months.
  • The label’s positioning and reputation within its market sector.
  • A proven track record of quality customer service.
  • Details of existing accounts in Europe and abroad.
  • The price range.
  • Four trade references.

What you get by exhibiting:

  • Face-to-face access to your target audience.
  • An amazing communication platform in bridal where you can meet your high class retailers in a relaxed area and where you can concentrate on business.
  • A powerful marketing tool - the European Bridal Week is a versatile platform for a huge range of national & international marketing objectives and the natural focal point for all your promotion.
  • High-profile exposure - the European Bridal Week is a bridal trade exhibition in Northern Europe, that does focus on quality and high-end design.

How to get there

Travelling Information

Messe Essen – the exhibition hot spot in the middle of the city

The city of Essen is located in the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr region, which is the most populated metropolitan area in Europe. It is easily accessible from all over the world either by plane, by train or by car. The fairground of Messe Essen is close to the motorways A40 and A52 and it is just 20 minutes drive from Düsseldorf International, Germany’s third biggest airport.

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The closest airport is Düsseldorf International airport. Flight information is available by:

Tel: 0049 (0)211 421 0

European Bridal Week Shuttle Bus Service

Düsseldorf International Airport – Messe Essen

A complementary European Bridal Week shuttle bus to and from Düsseldorf International Airport is available. The service operates every 30 minutes (depending on traffic).

European Bridal Week Shuttle Bus Service

Messe Essen – European Bridal Week hotels

Shuttle buses to and from the European Bridal Week hotels will be taking visitors to the exhibition halls in the morning and back to the hotel in the afternoon (only hotels with package deals European Bridal Week, see also website list).

Taxis Essen

Tel: 0049 (0)201 866 55

Tel: 0049 (0)201 194 10

Trains /underground

A regular underground railway service connects Messe Essen with Essen Central Station.

Travel details from the underground railway are available on:

Travel details from the trains to and from Essen Central Station are available on:

Plan your trip! 


European Bridal Week – Sleep well...

Essen and especially the area around Messe Essen are blessed with many high standard hotels. With a selected number of these hotels we made special rates and price offers for your visit at European Bridal Week. To get your best deal you will need to mention while booking the code; EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018

All our special offers are valid when booking a room from 20 April up to 23. April 2018. Complimentary shuttle buses will bring you from your hotel to the fair venue and back to the hotel.

Best Western Hotel Ypsilon ****4 star

Prices including breakfast buffet:
€ 90,00 - Comfort single room
€ 99,00 - Comfort-PLUS single room (quiet area)

€ 105,00 Double room
€ 114,00 Comfort-PLUS Double room (quiet area)

Parking € 10,50 per 24 hours

Included in this offer: free use of Fitness area, wellness area, free bike rental, free WIFI.

Tel.: +49-201-89-69-452
* don’t forget to mention your bookings code EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018

Best Western Hotel Ypsilon

Best Western Hotel Ypsilon

Hotel Bredeney ****4 star

Prices including a breakfast buffet:
€ 74,00 - Single room
€ 88,00 - Double room

Parking € 6,00 per 24 hours.

Included in this offer: free use of swimming pool and wellness area, free WIFI

Tel.: +49-201-76-91-153
Theodor-Althoff-Straße 5
* don’t forget to mention your bookings code EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018


Hotel Bredeney

Hotel Bredeney

Sheraton Essen Hotel ****4+ star

Prices including luxury breakfast buffet:
€ 125,00 - Single room
€ 135,00 - Double room

Parking € 13,- per 24 hours

Included in this offer: free use of sauna, free WIFI

Tel.: +49-20-11-00-71-70
* don’t forget to mention your bookings code EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018
Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Hotel

Welcome Hotel Essen ****4 star

Prices including breakfast buffet:
€ 74,00 - Single room standard
€ 94,00 - Double room standard

Prices including breakfast buffet:
€ 92,00 - Single room superior
€ 112,00 - Double room superior

Parking €1,50,- per hour, with a maximum of €18,-.

Included in this offer: free use of wellness and fitness area 5 minutes from the hotel, free WIFI

Tel: +49/201/1779-179
Schützenbahn 58
* don’t forget to mention your bookings code EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018

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