The day of your wedding is meant to be a time of beauty and joy that will mark a new phase of your journey with the person you love most. However, planning a wedding can prove to be a nightmare. Every detail needs to be perfect, every aspect plotted, and it can leave you exhausted and frustrated. Thats why attending wedding fairs can be your greatest resource for ideas, materials, and solutions to problems.
If you live in the Berkshire area, youll be pleased to know that several wedding fair coordinators host fairs throughout the year at a variety of venues to serve your most pressing planning needs. The special feature of fairs is that they are hosted in surroundings that may be your idea of perfection when it comes to the setting for your own wedding day.
For those who earn their livelihoods planning weddings, fairs are an indispensable resource that provides inspiration and logistical details to carry off the fairytale weddings of client. This article will explore a few of these events in order to provide a glimpse of the many benefits they offer.
Founded in 2001 as Berkshire Wedding Services, this company came into focus in 2008 and has since provided excellent organizational and material offerings to both clients and planners in the finest venues the area boasts.
26, January 2014 and 5, October 2014
The fair opens at 11am and runs until 3pm providing a fantastic opportunity for you to meet a great range of suppliers all under one roof to gain inspiration for your special day.
Staff will be on hand at the venue to answer any questions you may have and to help you plan your perfect wedding day. Venue showrounds can be booked on request , enabling you to sample one of Buckinghamshires most dramatic venues.
Set on the banks of the River Thames and dating back to the 13th Century, the Abbey has a stunning and intriguing history which includes ownership by Henry VIII.
Admission is free and advance booking is not required, but if you require any further information please contact the event organisers on:
Telephone: 07708 249 440 or 07990 711 444
Taplow House Hotel
2, February 2014 and 28, September 2014
12 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Taplow House Hotel is without a doubt one of Buckinghamshires finest wedding venues and the perfect choice of a romantic hotel near London; its magnificent sweeping grounds and beautiful Georgian country house will ensure the perfect venue for that special day.
The attention to detail and award winning cuisine are all designed to provide you with a memorable occasion, giving you years of fond memories.
Taplow House Hotel understand that a decision regarding something as important as your wedding day cannot be made before considering every detail; they therefore encourage you to visit and meet their dedicated team of wedding specialists, before making that final decision.
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 670056
23, February 2014
11 a.m. 3 p.m.
It’s easy to get to some wonderful villages and inspiring countryside from Reading. Explore pretty Thameside locations like Goring and Streatley, Henley and Sonning. Cosy inns, gastro pubs and relaxing country walks can be found in the rolling hills of the Chilterns (South Oxfordshire is just 10 minutes drive out of Reading). Beale Park is just a 20 minute drive with its own Living Rainforest.
Phone: +44 (0) 118 958 6222
Wycombe Swan and Town Hall Wedding Fair
18, May 2014
11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Cantley House Hotel
7, September 2014
11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Cantley House Hotel is licensed to conduct Civil Wedding and Partnership Ceremonies in the beautiful wood panelled Oak Room and the Ormonde room. The Briar, our 17th Century Banqueting Suite, can accommodate up to 90 guests in a most romantic setting and Pipers Room adjoining the Ormonde can cater for up to 100 guests.
If you have more guests in mind then we can offer dining for up to 350 guests in a wedding marquee.
Cantley House Hotel has superb rates for Friday or Sunday Weddings, please contact us for availability on how we can help to create your special day.
South Hill Park
26, October 2014
11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Add a touch of historical grandeur to your special day by holding your wedding at South Hill Park.
Our magnificent eighteenth-century rooms are the ideal setting for your wedding, whilst our beautiful and recently restored Italian Gardens can provide a spectacular backdrop for your photographs.
We are able to accommodate your whole day or part of your day here from ceremony to wedding breakfast and into your evening reception. Whether you want the drama of getting married on the stage in our Wilde Theatre or the intimacy of our Garden Room overlooking the gardens; we have a perfect space for you. In the evening take your party into our Cellar Bar and celebrate in style.
Here at South Hill Park we pride ourselves on offering you a bespoke package in unique surroundings.
These fairs are free to attend and draw the best designers to their year-round venues in Berkshire, Surrey, and Hampshire. They offer model showings of the latest dress designs from the hottest couturiers, details from place cards to party favours, jewellery, and every possible material youll need to design the perfect wedding day.
Spring and Autumn Fairs (11 a.m. 3:30 p.m.)
5, January 2014
28, September 2014
From your first visit, our commitment is to provide a truly personal and tailored service. Our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will be with you every step of the way to ensure that every detail is taken care of. Relive a day filled with happy memories, joining us for a complimentary dinner to celebrate your first wedding anniversary.
Tel: 01344 418242
The MacDonald Berystede Hotel
12, January 2014
5, June 2014 (5 p.m. 9 p.m.)
Combine the ambience of a luxurious rural retreat with the sensual pleasures of an indulgent spa, and you have our Macdonald Berystede Hotel, a fairy-tale wedding venue in the heart of Ascot, Berkshire.
Our Berkshire hotel’s landscaped private gardens, sweeping oak staircase and romantic open fires provide the ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs.
And our Berkshire hotel’s luxury spa packages and proximity to London, Ascot and Windsor also make it an ideal pre-wedding venue for your hen or stag weekend.
Macdonald Berystede Hotel and Spa is a beautiful wedding venue all year round, with each season adding something special to your big day.
Join us at one of our Open Days or Wedding Fayres where you will be able to view our venue, discuss your needs with our co-ordinators and meet a selection of our suppliers.
Tel: 0844 879 9104
26, January 2014
26, October 2014
Here at Hilton, we provide the space, style and personalized service that you want and expect. From grandiose galas and meticulous meetings to private parties and social soires, your special occasion is our main event.
St. Annes Manor
9, February 2014
7, September 2014
At Hilton St Anne’s Manor, we understand your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Set within 25 acres of woodlands and lanscaped gardens, we offer the location, space and expertise to make your big day a wonderful success. Warm hospitality awaits your guests, with 170 guest rooms offering traditional accommodation, including a dedicated wing of Deluxe rooms. Whatever your plans, our experience team will take care of all the little details, turning your ideas into a truly unique event.
Tel: 01189 778430.
23, February 2014
Few places combine the classic and contemporary with quite the same elegance as Northcote House. With its gently rolling lawns, 65 acres of landscaped gardens, mature woodland and wonderful views across Berkshire, this Grade II listed Neo-Georgian mansion seems almost tailor-made for weddings. Wedding Special Images
The house nestles among woodlands and manicured lawns, designed by the renowned Capability Brown. And in the heart of the garden lies a mirror-flat lake, the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. But the house and grounds offer much more than breathtaking beauty and historic grandeur. Here, its the little details that make all the difference and our experienced team will help plan everything to perfection.
Whether its your reception, your ceremony or both, well make sure your day is as individual, exciting and memorable as you have always dreamed
16, March 2014
Hedsor House is a private country house wedding venue in Buckinghamshire set in its own magnificent 100-acre historic park. Perched high above the River Thames, on the border with Berkshire just 26 miles from London, we believe that once seen you will agree that Hedsor is one of the best country house wedding and wedding reception venues you can find to host your perfect day.
When you decide on Hedsor for your dream wedding venue, you will have chosen a venue that was formerly a Royal Residence of Augusta the Princess of Wales, and it will become exclusively yours for the most important day in your life.
Tel: 01628 819050
No matter when youve planned to celebrate your Day of Days, you can find all the latest fashions, special touches, and stunning elements to perfect your plan in a convenient and fun atmosphere. Many, if not all, fairs are free to visit and offer free parking for guests, so invite your bridesmaids and the special people in your life to peruse the offerings at any one of these venues.
Because many fairs are set in idyllic surroundings or stately properties, this offers anyone planning a wedding to see the elements of an expertly crafted wedding brought together in a realistic setting, from dresses to cakes, flowers to table favours. Not only will this help your creative faculties do their best work, you may even fall in love with a venue for your own nuptial date.
In one of our chauffeur driven luxurious wedding cars, you can relaxand enjoy your big day whilst we cater to your timescales
A chauffeur driven car is essential for any wedding and we offer a range of highly desirable wedding cars for Hire, including the Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Drophead, Bentley Flying Spur and both the Mercedes Benz S Class and Mercedes Benz E Class.
Shadow Carriage aim to please at every point of the process starting with the detailed conversation we have with your when you make a booking, right through to the impeccable condition of our cars and the professionalism of our fully trained chauffeurs.
During your big day, your appointed chauffeur will ensure that you and your family are delivered to the event in style, class and in an unparalleled level of comfort. We understand that initial timescales can vary throughout the day and our friendly chauffeurs are happy to cater to that so that you relax and carry on your day with a smile.