Make a date with Hexham Wedding Fair

07 Nov 2017

A special wedding fair is to be held in Hexham next weekend , providing the perfect opportunity for couples planning their big day, to meet local wedding suppliers and find everything they need for their perfect day, all under one roof.

The wedding fair will take place on Sunday 19th November 2017, between 11am - 3pm, within the  Hexham Abbey’s function rooms. It is free to enter and refreshments will be available.

The event is being organised by Northumberland County Council’s Registration Service to promote Hexham House, the town’s spectacular new wedding venue; to  support local wedding suppliers and to showcase  Hexham Abbey as a reception venue.

Over 40 north east based wedding specialists have signed up to attend the fair and promote their products and services. Among the line-up are wedding outfitters, florists, car hire specialists,  photographers, beauticians, music and entertainment companies and catering and cake makers. A fabulous gospel choir will be singing at intervals throughout the day.

Throughout the day,  the county’s registrars, who officiate over civil ceremonies will be available to offer couples advice and guidance.

Northumberland County Councillor Nick Oliver, cabinet member for corporate services  said:

“Planning a wedding or civil ceremony can be a bit daunting. The Hexham fair aims to ease the  process by  providing the opportunity for couples to come along to  meet and talk to many local businesses involved in the wedding industry in one venue. We also hope this  fair  will provide  a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to meet and chat with potential customers.”

Northumberland is currently experiencing a wedding boom with a record number of couples  booking to tie the knot in the county.  Last year the Northumberland registrars officiated over 1700 marriages and so far this year a further 1980 marriages have been booked. What’s more, statistics show that around 65 per cent of couples who are getting married in Northumberland are actually coming from outside of the county.

“The wedding industry is big business bringing up to £30m into the county each year. It is an industry we want to  nurture and develop  to help support the  many local  businesses and jobs that benefit from it.” Cllr Oliver added.