With today marking the Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse, and Spring (and love?) in the air, we thought it was the perfect time to round up all the wedding fairs coming to Berkshire, or nearby so that you can stock your wedding arsenal with everything you need for your big day.
A wedding fair (sometimes called a wedding fayre) is open to the public and is an event that brings together suppliers in the wedding industry who showcase what they can offer to prospective customers. They are usually a one-stop shop for all the essentials such as wedding cars, caterers, gowns, florists and even entertainment.
Taking place all year round, wedding fairs usually take place on Sunday afternoons, with many taking place in the less popular wedding months like January, February, October and November. They are also normally located at venues that host weddings so you can get a look into where you could host your wedding too.
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Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel – June 9
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This ivy-clad manor house sits within landscaped gardens and mature woodland, only a short drive from Camberley and 40 minutes from Reading. Being a wedding venue itself, the hotel will display local wedding business and is free for the public to enter. It is open between 5pm and 9pm.
The venue is a four-star hotel which also boasts a spa. They offer different wedding packages from Bronze to Gold and even an Intimate Wedding package.
The event is organized by Prestige Wedding Fairs Ltd which prides itself on ‘bringing local couples & local wedding businesses, products and services together in one place’.
Guides for Brides Wedding Fair, The Swan At Streatley – October 9
Specializing in Berkshire and Oxfordshire wedding suppliers, this wedding venue allows you to obtain a free gift when you pre-register before attending the event. Open between 11am and 3pm, you will also receive a free bridal information bag to help you prepare for your big day.
The event is open to the public and admission is free so you can bring along friends and family to help you make those important decisions. Located in Streatley, it is easily reachable by a car or there is even public transport left that can take you there.
Sparkle Ethical and Eco-Friendly Wedding Fair – October 23
This one has a message of only hosting local and eco-friendly suppliers so that your celebration can be guilt-free. With vegan cake suppliers and cruelty-free make-up artists, this venue will make sure you don’t have to compromise on style or quality to have a sustainable day.
Open from 11am to 3pm, admission is free and you will also be greeted with a goody bag upon arrival. Located in the Market House and Market Place in Reading, this fair is extremely centrally located and easily reachable from all over the county.
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa – September 18
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Also taking place between 11am and 3pm, this wedding venue is hosting a fair at the turn of autumn. At this fair you will also be able to take a tour of the hotel and meet with the events team as well as checking out the range of wedding suppliers on the day.
For this event, it is best to register in advance. It is a half an hour drive from Reading, so isn’t too far out of the way. Also doubling as a spa, Danesfield is described as having the ‘perfect ingredients’ for your special day.
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