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Diaries at the ready! Here are 11 North East wedding fairs and events that you won’t want to miss

From the North East’s biggest wedding show to a make-your-own bridal bouquet masterclass, here’s where to get your ultimate wedding inspo this spring.

Written by High Life North
Published 14.03.2022

The Northern Wedding Show

Where: Utilita Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7NA

When: Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th March 2022 (10am – 4pm)

Price: £10.30

This two-day wedding exhibition, packed with inspiration, is said to be the biggest in the North East with over one hundred wedding suppliers. From wedding venues to wedding cakes and catwalk shows, here you’ll find everything that you need for your special day, all under one roof.

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Bolton Castle Wedding Fair 

Where: Bolton Castle, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4ET

When: Sunday 20th March 2022 (11am – 3pm)

Always dreamed of having your fairy tale ending in a stunning medieval castle? Here’s your chance to visit the beautiful Bolton Castle to get some inspiration from a range of wedding exhibitors. Plus, you’ll be treated to a goodie bag, a glass of fizz and canapés.

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Blackwell Grange Wedding Fair

Where: Blackwell Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Darlington DL3 8QH

When: Sunday 20th March 2022 (11am – 2pm)

Following an extensive, multi-million pound refurbishment, The Bruhenny Suite in the Blackwell Grange Hotel has been transformed into a light, airy room filled with natural daylight. Get a first glimpse of this newly updated venue, which is home to a beautiful bar, traditional décor and gorgeous gardens – making this a perfect backdrop for your special day.

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Elite Wedding Fair

Where: Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG

When: Sunday 20th March 2022 (12pm – 3pm)

Situated on the stunning Northumbrian coast, the iconic Spanish City is just a stone’s throw away from the beach with incredible panoramic views of St. Mary’s Lighthouse. Get the chance to view the wedding suite and meet a range of highly recommended, local wedding suppliers thanks to this exclusive event by Dawn Marie Wedding & Event Design.

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A Wedding Less Ordinary

Where: Boilershop, 20 South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PE

When: Sunday 3rd April 2022 (11am ­– 2pm)

Looking for free goodie bags, organza sashes and cheap fizz? This event isn’t for you. This wedding fair is a curated blend of the most stylish, creative and downright fabulous suppliers that the North East has to offer. Expect a room filled with live music, street food and local creatives that’s guaranteed to make your wedding planning a more enjoyable experience.

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Wedding Showcase

Where: St. Mary’s Heritage Centre, St. Mary’s Church, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU

When: Sunday 3rd April 2022 (11am 3pm)

St. Mary’s friendly team will be on hand to show you around this popular and unique venue. Here you’ll find out about what gorgeous wedding décor and fabulous catering and drinks packages are on offer here, all whilst appreciating the stunning surroundings of what could be your wedding venue.

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Wedding Open Day

Where: Grand Hotel Tynemouth, 14 Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4ER

When: Sunday 3rd April 2022 (12pm – 3pm)

With glorious, sweeping views of the North East coastline as a backdrop to your photographs, what better place to enjoy the most memorable day of your life than the Grand Hotel in Tynemouth? Expect a wide range of wedding suppliers, a glass of prosecco on arrival with canapés and live entertainment at their open day.

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Wedding Fayre with Exhibitors

Where: South Causey Inn, Stanley DH9 0LS

When: Wednesday 6th April 2022 (3pm – 8 pm)

South Causey Inn provides a unique, idyllic and natural setting for your wedding. Why not pop along to be inspired by meeting the most innovative and aspirational wedding exhibitors? From photographers to hairstylists and musicians, there’s a range of wedding suppliers to waiting chat to you about your special day.

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Spring Wedding Flower Masterclass

Where: Floral Quarter, 6 Back Goldspink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1NU

When: Sunday 10th April 2022 (10am – 4pm)

Price: £125

If you’re getting married this spring, this workshop is for you. Add the ultimate personal touch to your big day by creating your very own bridal bouquet. This wedding flower masterclass will teach you how to make your bouquet, centrepiece, buttonhole and flower crown. Plus, lunch and refreshments are included, too.

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Elite Wedding Open Evening

Where: Lough House Farm, Stannington, Northumberland NE61 6EB

When: Tuesday 19th April 2022 (5.30pm – 7.30pm)

Check out the beautiful Lough House Farm, which features a converted red-brick barn, bar, chill out room and quirky corners. Here, you’ll meet a small collection of highly recommended, local wedding suppliers and view the gallery of images showcasing all this venue has to offer. Lough House is a blank canvas for you to dress to your exact taste and has enough outside space to let your imagination run wild.

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The Hallgarth Manor Wedding Showcase

Where: Hallgarth The Manor House, High Pittington, Durham DH6 1AB

When: Sunday 24th April 2022 (11am – 3pm)

Come along and meet the team at Hallgarth Manor who’ll be joined by their handpicked suppliers. Whether you’re still looking for a venue or have already booked your special spot, pop along for some wedding inspiration, see updates to the marvellous Manor and enjoy some delicious canapés.

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