Each year, the CFWA hosts a highly anticipated full-day educational and networking summit. This conference, now five years running, was created by wedding pros for wedding pros to promote and encourage ethical business practices, industry-wide collaboration, and lifelong learning. We source well-respected and regarded industry leaders across the nation to share their high level of expertise through engaging and actionable presentations, roundtables, breakout sessions, and one-on-ones.

The annual CFWA Summit welcomes in-person and virtual attendees comprised of wedding and event professionals and hospitality students. There are a wide range of professions within the wedding industry in attendance including event planners, photographers/videographers/live steamers, DJ / MCs, venues, florists, caterers, bakers, rental companies, stationers, hair and makeup artists, and more!

With an impressive team of sponsors, the Summit is not to be missed! In addition to the wealth of knowledge provided by our speakers, tickets include breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, an all-day beverage station, happy hour, the best swag around, and virtual access post-event to view any content you might have missed.

If you are looking to grow your network, make lasting connections, gain inside industry information, improve your business, and up your game this is the event for you!

last year at the summit...

The Central Florida Wedding Association’s The Summit is a two-day event that offers educational seminars and networking opportunities.


The Summit is perfect for:

  • CFWA members who are excited to learn
  • Business owners who want to invest in their growth
  • Entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level
  • Successful creatives who want to sharpen their skills
  • Professionals who want to meet like-minded individuals
  • Anyone who wants to learn and be inspired

Attendees will leave the Summit feeling like they have learned how to:

  • Identify the tools they need to run a successful business and live a balanced life
  • Level the playing field through the strategic use of marketing
  • Set their organization up for success
  • Answer the “quantity vs. quality” question for their company
  • Troubleshoot ineffective marketing strategies
  • Feel the power of new opportunities

Attending The Summit is a great way to:

  • Leave overflowing with great ideas that you can’t wait to share
  • Meet face-to-face with peers, experts, and influencers
  • Expand your knowledge and take it to the next level
  • Invest in your growth, which is the best money that you and your company can spend
  • Get pumped up from the energy of like-minded individuals
  • Create a plan for changes that will make a big difference

So what are you waiting for? Register for The Summit today!



mission inn resort & club


A remarkable meeting destination set among Spanish architecture and premier golf courses. Located just 35 minutes northwest of Orlando in the heart of rolling hills and citrus groves of Lake County lies a special place known as Mission Inn. As you travel along the quiet roads on the approach to the resort, one notices signs reminiscent of Old Florida - the Spanish moss hanging amid live oaks, the sweet smell of flowering citrus, and the tranquil feeling of cool air from the Lake Harris chain of lakes.




conference emcee

bobbi brinkman, mindset + Confidence coach


Bobbi Brinkman is an Instigator of Confidence and Motivation, a Transformational Leader, and a fierce advocate for inclusion and diversity in the creative industry. With over 40 years of experience as a storytelling wedding photographer, Bobbi has captured authentic moments for fabbo couples nationwide. Now, as a motivational speaker and life coach, she is equally passionate about empowering creatives to build thriving businesses and lives that align with their core values and unique strengths while becoming the best version of themselves. Because if you're doing what you love, it should bring you profits, purpose, and joy.


Bobbi's mantra in business and life is rooted in the belief that we should "Be Fabbo" – using our purpose and gifts to serve others and lead with kindness and a heart-forward approach. Believing that everyone deserves a seat at the table for who they are and the fabbo they bring to it, Bobbi is committed to community building and industry advocacy, currently serving on the NACE National Advocacy Committee.

As a proud paw-rent, Bobbi, along with her wife Tina, shares a vibrant world with their sassy Shorkiepoo, Ellie Joy, often counting endless zoomies poolside.

frequently asked questions

Q: How much does it cost?

A: CFWA Members are provided one complimentary ticket and additional tickets for their employees starting at $100.00+ each.


Non-member tickets are as follows:


Conference tickets:

Early Bird Registration: $235.00+ if purchased by July 11th

Regular Registration: starting at $250.00+ if purchased by August 31st

Late Registration:

starting at $275.00+ must be purchased by September 18th

**One-day tickets available


To purchase your ticket, HERE.


All registration/ticket sales are final, no refunds will be issued and tickets are non-transferable.

Q: What is included in registration fee?

A: Ticket prices include general sessions, breakout sessions, The Mission Inn’s breakfast buffet and lunch and all-day beverages including coffee and soft drinks.


Q: What should I wear?

A: Attendees generally wear business attire. During the day, you will be moving throughout the conference spaces, including in and outside, so wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. Dress in layers as it can be chilly from the air conditioning. Pick your favorite outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable and ready to network.

Q: I have another question. Who can help me?

A: Please email our Education Director at

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