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The show must go on!

In the words of Queen and Freddie Mercury the show must go on even if it is set to be a winter wedding wonderland!

Granted no one could have predicted snow in the middle of March but that is the hand we have been dealt for our big wedding fayre at York Racecourse, and despite the weather problems on Saturday and overnight, the event will be going ahead from 10.30am.

If you have booked tickets or made plans to attend today, please do still come along and join us in the warmth of the racecourse for a cracking day of wedding inspiration.

It goes without saying we would ask you all to drive carefully and allow a little extra time for the conditions, but the main roads should all be clear, and we will be making provisions too to ensure that you aren’t waiting outside in the cold.

So let’s not a little bit of snow get in the way of what promises to be a great day!

Kind Regards

Rob O’Neill
Event co-ordinator
The UK Wedding Event

Our biggest ever wedding fayre is coming

We are just days away from our annual wedding fayre at York Racecourse on Sunday 18th March.

The event is always very popular with thousands of visitors in attendance for the chance to see over 100 exhibitors, but if pre-book tickets sales are anything to go by, this latest show is set to be our biggest and best ever!

Couples are travelling from all over Yorkshire and beyond to be with us from 10.30am and by clicking here you can be there too!

Visitors will be able to pay on the day for £7 per person but brides-to-be who book in advance will get to benefit from half price tickets as well as fast track admission.

If that wasn’t enough, you will also be entered into our prize draw for the chance to win some great prizes including a luxury bridal hamper worth £200 supplied by Clarins @ Fenwick and an offer for an afternoon tea for two at Hotel du Vin York.

Preparations are well underway for a busy but enjoyable weekend with two catwalk shows to savour and a whole array of fabulous suppliers to see.

If you are getting married or know anyone who is, make sure you and they don’t miss. Simply click here to pre-book tickets now

We also have two stands available following a couple of cancellations, so if you are a business in the wedding industry who wouldn’t mind the chance to reach out to over 1500 visitors, get in touch as soon and possible by phone on 0113 8214544 or email and book yourself in today!

2018 show dates revealed

The UK Wedding Event is pleased to confirm a number of wedding fayre dates for 2018, with more announcements expected in the near future.

We know how it important it is for couples and wedding professionals to plan ahead which is why we always try and make public details of our plans as soon as possible, even with a host of exciting shows still to come between now and the end of 2017.

Our flagship shows at York Racecourse will again be taking place in mid-March and October, while for a fourth year running West Yorkshire will be hosting another equally big event with 100 exhibitors at the Centenary Pavilion at Leeds United’s Elland Road.

We are also delighted to reveal an extension to our partnerships with The Crown Hotel in Harrogate and Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel, with double dates for Burn Hall & York Pavilion to be released shortly as well as a new show at beautiful Sun Pavilion in Harrogate.

The full list of confirmed dates:

The Crown Hotel Harrogate | 35+ Exhibitors | Sunday 18th February 2018
Mercure York Fairfield Manor | 40+ Exhibitors | Sunday 25th February 2018
York Racecourse | 100+ Exhibitors | Sunday 18th March 2018
Mercure York Fairfield Manor | 40+ Exhibitors | Sunday 9th September 2018
The Crown Hotel Harrogate | 35+ Exhibitors | Sunday 23rd September 2018
York Racecourse | 100+ Exhibitors | Sunday 21st October 2018
Elland Road | 100+ Exhibitors | Sunday 11th November 2018

Keep checking back for news of further additions to be revealed very soon.

In the meantime, if you are a bride-to-be or a wedding supplier looking to join us at one of our shows this year, please click here for full details on what we have coming up in the next few months.

Our big York Racecourse show is coming!

Excitement is building as we gear up for our flagship wedding fayre at York Racecourse on Sunday 19th March.

The show continues to go from strength to strength with more and more visitors and exhibitors taking part every year.

Last year, we were joined by a record breaking 1500 visitors and once again it looks set to be another busy day at what is a wonderful venue that as organisers we personally love going back to.

In fact, later this year in October we are planning to hold two major events at York Racecourse over the same weekend, with a large scale show aimed at parents with babies and young children on Saturday followed a day later by the return of The UK Wedding Event! I think we are going to be very tired that week but it is all good fun and we love it!

Over 100 wedding suppliers will be joining us for the upcoming show, offering everything a bride and groom could possibly wish for.

We go out of our way to ensure that you have a great time, kicking the day off in style with a sparkling reception when you will be offered a range of freebies including some leading wedding magazines like Belle Bridal to go in our eye-catching tote bags that are yours to keep!

As well as our wonderful exhibitors, we will also entertain you with live music on the stage and two catwalk shows beautiful arranged by Kris Wright’s Kulture Projects. These shows are extremely popular and scheduled to take place at 11.30am and 1.30pm, so make sure you are in your place in good time to get a good view and a seat!

York-Racecourse-cover-2 Our big York Racecourse show is coming!The exhibition takes place across two floors, with over 68 wedding suppliers housed on ground floor and further 24 up on the Mezzanine Level. You will also see the rest of our suppliers in the court yard area as you come in to our show in the Knavesmire stand with variety of transport and catering services all at your disposal.

If you haven’t booked your tickets yet, we would strongly urge you to do so before the event as the entrance fee is significantly reduced by pre-ordering online by visiting

Please spread the word to your family and friends about The UK Wedding Event as we would love to see you with us at York Racecourse on Sunday 19th March.

Kind Regards

Rob O’Neill
Event Co-Ordinator
The UK Wedding Event

Heading Towards The Final Furlong

There’s not long now until our big York Racecourse wedding fayre and judging by the line-up we have put together I think we may well be on course for our best show yet!

If you are thinking of attending, don’t delay as you will make a big saving by buying your tickets early.

Visit to make your order for the chance to see over 100 top wedding suppliers all under the same roof for one day only.

Doors open on Sunday 23rd October from 10.30am ahead of a 3pm finish as we attempt to help you plan for your weddings, by offering you plenty of choice, entertainment including two fashion shows and food to keep you fuelled for an eventful day!

Hopefully this short promotional video will get you in the mood:

Over 1500 visitors joined us for the last wedding fayre at York Racecourse back in March and with a week to go and I think we may just surpass that figure. Every show we have staged at this wonderful venue has seen an increase in turnout, so let’s hope for more of the same next Sunday!

Speak soon

Rob O’Neill
Event Coordinator
The UK Wedding Event

Brides set to turn out in force at York Racecourse

It’s almost that time of the year again when York Racecourse goes wedding crazy for North Yorkshire’s biggest and best wedding fayre.

On Sunday 20th March 2016, The UK Wedding Event returns to this fantastic venue for what promises to be our busiest show yet.

We have more exhibitors than ever before showcasing their services on the day, and judging by pre-booked ticket sales, more people than ever before will be attendance too.

At the time of writing this blog entry, we had sold over 1000 tickets, which is an outstanding effort, particularly when you consider it is only 150 short of our record breaking turnout for our previous wedding fayre at York Racecourse back in October.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, I would strongly urge you to do so now as we offer significant savings to visitors who buy in advance –

As you would expect with a wedding fayre of this scale, there is much to see as we have pulled together the best of the best of the wedding industry to help you plan your own big day.

In addition to over 90 top class exhibitors, The UK Wedding Event will also be putting on two must-see catwalk shows in association with SLP College, taking place at 11.30am & 1.30pm, showcasing a wide array of menswear & bridalwear as well as live music and food. IMG_6496-300x200 Brides set to turn out in force at York Racecourse

We would also love to hear from any budding bloggers who are planning to attend the show, to offer their thoughts and feedback on The UK Wedding Event show. Please use our contact form if you would like to express an interest in this opportunity and your words could be appearing on our website very soon.

If you only want to go to one wedding fayre to find inspiration, make sure it’s our show this Sunday at York Racecourse, because we promise it will be a day to remember!

Doors open from 10.30am ahead of a 3pm finish.

Speak soon


Rob O’Neill

Event Organiser

The UK Wedding Event