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Northeast based businesses involved in the local wedding industry are being invited to exhibit at the first ever Northumberland wide wedding fair which aims to be the biggest and best the county has ever seen.

Organisers are looking for a wide range of wedding specialists including wedding venues, photographers, jewellers, outfitters, florists, car hire companies, cake makers, caterers and beauticians to come forward to showcase their products and services  to potential brides and grooms.

The My Northumberland Wedding Fair is to be held in Ponteland Leisure Centre on Sunday 5 February, 2017 between 11am – 3pm. The central venue will be dressed for the day as a wedding marquee with special carpeting and lighting and there will be ample free parking available.

There is an opportunity for up to 100 local businesses to exhibit and as places are limited they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Any company interested is encouraged to sign up early to avoid disappointment. There will be a minimal cost of £40 for the day.

The event is being organised jointly by Active Northumberland tourism business development and Northumberland County Council’s  registration service with the aim of encouraging more couples to book their weddings in Northumberland.

Northumberland County Councillor Val Tyler, cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture said:

“Couples spend thousands of pounds on their wedding day and we would like to  encourage them to spend it locally, in our amazing county.

“There are some absolutely incredible wedding venues and fantastic local businesses involved in the wedding trade, which contribute in making  a Northumberland wedding a truly unique and memorable occasion.

“We would like to help raise the profile of these businesses and  hope the  fair will provide  a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to meet and chat with potential customers which will lead to new business.”

Those wishing to attend can fill in a short application form which is available on line at www.northumberland.gov.uk/weddingfair.  For further information contact Heather Farrar on 01665 60287 or  Dawn Goodwill-Evans 07736 780 646 Email: alnwickreg@northumberland.gov.uk