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March wedding fair for Morpeth


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

The wedding fair will take place in the  historic Morpeth Town Hall  on Sunday 18th March  2018, between 11am - 3pm.

The event is being organised by Northumberland County Council’s Registration Service to promote the town’s stunning,  affordable wedding venue and to support local wedding suppliers. It is free to enter and refreshments will be available.

Over 25 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.

Morpeth Town Hall caters to a range of needs, and offers couples the chance to have a small intimate ceremony in the Ante room, while larger parties can hire the Ballroom which accommodates up to 80 guests.

The iconic town hall was originally designed in 1714 by Sir John Vanbrugh and underwent a beautiful internal refurbished a few years ago.  The great architect and dramatist is perhaps better known for his work at such landmark buildings as Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard and Seaton Delaval Hall.

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

“Planning a wedding or civil ceremony can be a bit daunting. The Morpeth 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 impressive rooms  in the Town 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.”

For further information telephone 01665 602870 or email: Alnwickreg@northumberland.gov.uk

View the full article at Northumberland County Council

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