Make a date with Hexham Wedding Fair
12 Oct 2017 ARCHIVED (over 3 months old) - view latest news
A special wedding fair is to be held in Hexham next month, 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 event is being organised by Northumberland County Council Registration Service to promote Hexham House, the town’s spectacular new wedding venue. They are supporting local wedding suppliers and showcasing the 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.
Throughout the day, the County’s Registrars, who officiate over civil ceremonies will be available to offer couples advice and guidance.
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.
A fabulous gospel choir will be singing at intervals throughout the day.
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.”