Alnwick wedding fair this weekend

29 Jan 2018


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

The wedding fair will take place in the newly refurbished, historic Northumberland Hall on Sunday 4th February 2018, between 11am - 3pm.
The event is being organised by Northumberland County Council’s Registration Service to promote the town’s stunning, new, affordable wedding venue and to support local wedding suppliers. It is free to enter and refreshments will be available.

Over 30 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, music and entertainment companies and catering and cake makers.

Throughout the day,  the Northumberland Registrars will be available to offer couples advice and guidance on booking their Registrars and planning and personalising their ceremony.

The Grade I Northumberland Hall has recently had an internal refurbishment in keeping with its heritage; with new lighting, curtains and d├ęcor, transforming  the look and feel of the venue. A new catering style kitchen has also been installed.

The  Hall in Alnwick is a versatile and popular community venue which is used for a whole range of  events; including coffee mornings, parties, anniversaries and ceilidhs. It is now  licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and  makes a beautiful and affordable wedding venue.
Northumberland County Councillor Nick Oliver, cabinet member for corporate services said:

“Planning a wedding or civil ceremony can be a bit daunting. The Alnwick 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 while also having the opportunity to have a look around the wonderful, new-look Northumberland Hall.

The county 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 1750 marriages and so far this year a further 2020 marriages have been booked. What’s more, statistics show that around 65 percent of couples who are getting married in Northumberland are actually coming from outside of the county.

Cllr Oliver added “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.”