The moment you’re engaged it’s hard to not start day dreaming about your perfect big day. Give yourself a break from scrolling Pinterest and head out to one of the region’s leading wedding exhibitions, where you’ll be able to speak to suppliers and get a better understanding of costs – there’s often bubbles and cake too!
Wedding exhibitions in Norfolk
The Stunning Autumn Wedding Fair, 9 September
The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1TF
Over 50 of Norfolk’s finest suppliers come together for this fair. Stop by early as the first 200 brides get a free goody bag! Free entry. 10am-4pm.
Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall, 23 September
Dunston Hall, Norwich, NR14 8PQ
One of the biggest fairs in Norfolk, with over 90 exhibitors. There’s also the chance to win a dinner, bed and breakfast at Dunston Hall, worth £200. Free entry. 10.30am-3.30pm
The Wedding Prom & Party Show, 30 September
Caistor Hall , Norwich, NR14 8QN
You’ll find everything you need to plan your wedding from a range of trusted suppliers. Free entry. 10am-3pm.
The Norwich Wedding Show, 30 October
Holiday Inn Norwich, Norwich, NR4 6EP
A chance to talk to the team about the venue’s wedding packages (which start from just £1,999) and meet its suppliers. Free entry. 10.30am-2.30pm
Norfolk’s Creative Wedding Show, 4 November
Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea,NR23 1AB
It’s all glitz and glam at this fair with DIY masterclasses, treats, tasters, show exclusives and competitions. Free entry. 11am-3pm.
The Kings Lynn Wedding Festival, 13 January
The Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn, PE30 1JW
Over 40 exhibitors will be available to view and the first 150 brides will receive a free glass of bubbly and a bridal gift bag. Free entry. 11am-4pm.
Suffolk wedding exhibitions
The Newmarket Wedding Show, 2 September
Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket, CB8 0TF
The twice yearly highly anticipated event returns taking over three floors with over 130 exhibitors. There’s live music, fashion shows and cake galore. It gets busy so best to arrive early or book a fast track ticket online. Free entry. 11am-4pm.
The Wedding Fayre, 9 September
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
A popular fair and one of the largest in the county with over 65 suppliers, live music and lots of free goodies for brides and grooms. Entry £1.50. 11am-3.30pm.
The Suffolk Wedding Show, 14 October
Woolverstone Hall, Woolverstone, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ
Taking place at a new venue, the show has over 60 exhibitors showcasing the very best of Suffolk’s wedding industry. Free entry but optional donation to EACH children’s charity. 10.30am-3.30pm.
Wedding Fayre at Smeetham Hall Barn, 13 January 2019
Smeetham Hall Barn, Smeetham Hall Lane, Bulmer, Sudbury, CO10 7EU
A chance to view this beautiful venue on the Essex/Suffolk border and meet with local suppliers. Entry £1.50. 11am-3.30pm.
Wedding Fairs in Cambridgeshire
The Cambridge Wedding Fair, 9 September
Anstey Hall Hotel, Maris Lane, Cambridge, CB2 9LG
Speak with some of the city’s leading wedding suppliers and view the 17th century venue –don’t miss the fashion shows at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Free entry. 11am-3.30pm.
East Of England Wedding Show, 21 October
East of England Showground, Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
Now in its 15th year, this is one of the biggest and most popular fairs in the county with over 80 exhibitors, fashion shows, goody bags for the first 250 brides and a free glass of bubbles for all visitors! Entry £4. 10.30am-3pm.
Quy Mill Hotel & Spa Wedding Open Day, 16 & 30 September
Quy Mill Hotel, Church Road, Cambridge, CB25 9AF
The Cambridge venue will be opening its doors to potential brides and grooms. Meet the wedding coordinator and handpicked suppliers. Free entry. 11am-3pm.
The Cambridge Riverside Wedding Fair, 30 September
Doubletree by Hilton, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RT.
If you dream of getting married overlooking the river Cam stop by this open day for a chance to view the riverside venue and meet its suppliers. There’s live entertainment and fashion shows too. Free entry. 11am-3.30pm.
Essex Wedding Exhibitions
Essex Wedding Exhibition, 9 September
Cromwell Manor, Wat Tyler Lane, Pitsea, SS16 4UH
Enjoy a wedding shopping experience with plenty of discounts and offers from exhibitors. From cars and cakes to DJs and dresses, you’ll find everything you need at this fair. Free entry.
Greenwoods Hotel & Spa Wedding Show, 14 October
Stock Road, Stock, Essex CM4 9BE
Come along to view the venue and discuss your plans with wedding suppliers exhibiting on the day. Free entry, goody bag for all couples and an opportunity to win your dream honeymoon. 11am-3pm.
Ivy Hill Hotel Wedding Show, 4 November
Writtle Road, Margaretting, Chelmsford, Essex, CM4 0EH
A chance to view the Victorian venue and meet with suppliers. Free entry. 11am-3pm.
Essex Secret Wedding Fair, 11 November
Hylands Estate, Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ
The theme of the show revolves around luxury! View Hyland’s grade II listed mansion and its Grand Pavilion then browse the region’s finest suppliers, watch the bridal catwalk and go home with a bag for of goodies and offers. 11am-3.30pm
Hanbury Manor Wedding Show, 16 September
Thundridge, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0SD
A chance to view this popular wedding venue. Free entry. 11am-3pm.
Alban Arena Wedding Fair, 21 October
One of the biggest wedding fairs in Hertfordshire. There will be over 70 exhibitors, two fashion shows and live entertainment. Free entry. 11am-4pm.
The Premier Knebworth Barns Wedding Fair, 28 October
Knebworth House, Knebworth Park, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX
Fifty leading wedding professionals will come together at this beautiful venue. Watch the fashions shows, listen to live music and stop for refreshments at the tearooms. Free entry. 11am-4pm.
The Sculpture Gallery Open Day, 21 October
Woburn Abbey, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA
View the stunning Sculpture Gallery, set in the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey, offering wedding ceremonies and receptions for a maximum of 250 guests with exclusive use of the venue.