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Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

It’s been a while since our last blog entry and much has happened during that time including two fantastic shows at York Racecourse and Elland Road!

Last month, we were delighted to receive the regional prize for best wedding fayre organiser at The English Wedding Awards for a second year running as well as scooping the accolade for the whole of North of England.

As a way of saying thank you throughout Christmas we are offering all brides-to-be the chance to attend our big York Racecourse show on Sunday 18th March for a special cut-price fee of just 50p per ticket just click here to pre-book.

Rest assured though that we won’t be taking our foot of the gas as we looking to push our shows and standards even further in the next 12 months.

We have lots of exciting shows coming up in  2018 and places are filling up fast so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to exhibit at any of planned events.

A full list of our 2018 wedding fayre dates can be found by clicking here including our most recent addition which I’m delighted to be able to exclusively reveal will take place at Best Western Cedar Court Hotel Bradford on Sunday 30th September.

Other shows may also be added to the calendar in the near future and we are super excited to tell you about the launch of our new website which is scheduled to go live at the turn of the year.

In the meantime, on behalf of The UK Wedding Event, I just want to thank everyone who has exhibited at or attended at any of our wedding fayres in 2017, and wish you all the best for 2018.

Season’s greetings


Rob O’Neill
Event Coordinator
The UK Wedding Event

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.

Oh What a Year!

So it’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017!

I think it’s fair to say it has been quite a year for us with record breaking attendances at our shows and more and more venues approaching us to host their wedding fayres.

November was the icing on the cake though after coming down from the high that was a wonderful show at the Centenary Pavilion at Leeds United’s Elland Road, we then scooped a national award a day later as wedding fayre organisers of the year for the Yorkshire region.
award-1 Oh What a Year!

It’s amazing to think how far we have progressed in such a relatively short space of time.

Of course none of this would have been possible without our fantastic wedding suppliers and brides and grooms who keep coming through the door in their droves.

Both Emma and myself would like to thank each and every one of you personally for your support and wish you all the best for the year ahead.

We have a number of dates already lined-up so make sure you get your tickets and stands reserved today!

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 http://www.theukweddingevent.co.uk/tickets 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 – http://www.theukweddingevent.co.uk/tickets

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

How long is your to-do list?

Greetings, Thanks once again for taking time to read The UK Wedding Event’s blog. It’s been a while since I have found a quiet moment to pen a few words of wisdom on our blog page, but at last the wait is over!

A lot has changed since our last big wedding fayre at York Racecourse in March, including the launch of our new website.

We have also hosted a brand new intimate wedding fayre at The Crown Hotel Harrogate as part of our ongoing expansion.

Generally speaking we organise larger ‘event’ type wedding fayres, but following an approach from The Crown, we agreed to offer our services to put on a show for them and what a great day it turned out to be.

The event on Sunday 12th July really was a great success, with over 250 visitors passing through the doors for one of the hotel’s biggest ever attended wedding fayre.

Of the back of such a brilliant turnout, it was therefore a no brainer to do it again, and that’s exactly what we are doing on Sunday 11th October 2015. We have even had to add another room, as all the stands were filled within weeks of being advertised and already a third date at The Crown Hotel on Valentine’s Day is well on the way to being filled up.

Admission to any of these Harrogate shows are free, with brides who pre-register for tickets, going into a prize draw for the chance to win a meal for two at the hotel or an overnight stay.

We are also counting down to our return visit to York Racecourse on Sunday 25th October for another bumper event, that is going from strength to strength with around 1000 visitors expected and up to 100 exhibitors.

And if that wasn’t enough, we have added a new date and venue to our diary, with another huge show lined-up at New Dock Hall at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Sunday 1st November.

I must say we are super excited about this wedding fayre which will be similar in size to York Racecourse, and judging by the number of pre-booked tickets sold the feeling is shared by you too.

As I mentioned previously, we have gone live in the last few weeks with a brand new website which makes it easier than ever before to buy tickets and to sign-up for exhibition stands, with sums even being done for you!

I must admit getting to this point hasn’t been all plain sailing, with a number of technical delays to the launch and then having to get a few gremlins ironed out. Fingers crossed these problems are now behind us, but if you are planning your wedding and are starting to feel a little stressed out with all the things you still have to do, we can certainly relate. The last thing you need is a boat load of unexpected issues, that is where time management and allocating duties between the pair of you is key. You may have a to-do-list as long as your arm, and trust me with all of these extra shows, I know the feeling!

However, it’s so important to take a step back sometimes and not let trivial issues distract you from what really matters. Until my next Jerry Springer moment, take care of yourself and each other!


Rob O’Neill