Would-be brides and grooms will have the chance to plan the best day of their lives this Sunday as Morpeth Town Hall stages its first ever wedding fair.
More than 20 local businesses will be exhibiting their wares and services at the free one day event on October 23, providing visitors with the opportunity to meet and chat to a wide range of wedding specialists and suppliers.
These include photographers, jewellers, wedding outfitters, florists, car hire companies and cake makers.
Couples will also be able to meet Northumberland County Council’s registrar’s team who officiate over wedding and civil services, and take the opportunity to look around Morpeth Town Hall where the ceremonies take place.
The historic building was originally designed in 1714 by Sir John Vanbrugh who is perhaps better known for his work at such landmark buildings as Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard and nearby Seaton Delaval Hall.
Following extensive refurbishment, the town hall has become an impressive and popular venue for all Morpeth Register Office weddings and civil partnerships.
Councillor Neil Bradbury, the executive member responsible for the registration service at Northumberland County Council said: “The wedding fair will give brides and grooms to be, as well as their families and friends, a great opportunity to explore this fantastic wedding and reception venue.
“At the same time they can meet a wide range of local wedding suppliers who will be able to help them with making their wedding day special.”
Gillian Turner, Clerk of Morpeth Town Council, added: “Morpeth Town Hall is a very versatile venue, so whether you are planning a small intimate wedding, or would like something more lavish, I am sure our team will be able to help you to plan your special day.”
The wedding fair will take place between 10am-4pm.
The event is being organised by Morpeth Town Council and Northumberland County Council through its Registration Services department.