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Make a date at Hexham Wedding Fair

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

The Wedding Fair will take place on April 7th 2019, between 11am - 3pm, in the  Hexham Abbey function rooms. It is free to enter and refreshments will be available.

The event is being organised by Northumberland County Councils Registration Service to promote the stunning Hexham House Register Office, to showcase Hexham Abbey as a reception venue and to support local wedding suppliers.

Approximately 30 North East based wedding specialists will be attending the fair to promote their products and services. Among the line-up are; wedding outfitters, florists, photographers, beauticians, music and entertainment companies, catering and cake makers and many more.
Throughout the day the Registrars, who officiate over civil ceremonies, will be available to offer couples advice and guidance on booking their registrars, personalising their ceremony and the legalities.

Heather Farrar Ceremony Co-ordination Team Leader 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 2024 marriages and, so far, this year a further 2061 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 the County.

The wedding industry is big business bringing up to £30m into the county each year. It is an industry the council is working to develop to help support the many local  businesses and jobs that benefit from it.

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