Say I do to at­tend­ing wed­ding fair

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

IN­SPI­RA­TION for prospec­tive brides and bride­grooms will be on of­fer at a wed­ding fair.

Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil will be hold­ing its first wed­ding fair show­cas­ing venues, sup­pli­ers and the Buck­ing­hamshire Reg­is­tra­tion Ser­vice on Sun­day in Bea­cons­field.

While mar­riages have been solem­nised in the two cer­e­mony rooms at the 150-year-old build­ing for the past cou­ple of years, regis­trars con­duct wed­dings in an in­creas­ing num­ber of li­censed venues across the county.

Last year, the county’s regis­trars con­ducted 1,666 mar­riage cer­e­monies and civil part­ner­ships, 1,112 of them at li­censed venues out­side the reg­is­tra­tion of­fice cer­e­mony suites.

Sil­ver­stone mo­tor rac­ing cir­cuit, Wa­ter­side The­atre Ayles­bury, Buck­ing­hamshire Rail­way Cen­tre, and Heather­den Hall at Pinewood Stu­dios, are among the 75 li­censed venues, as well as ho­tels, stately homes, Na­tional Trust prop­er­ties, coun­try club and ru­ral barns.

Many have proved popular with celebri­ties, in­clud­ing re­tir­ing Liver­pool FC cap­tain Steven Ger­rard, who mar­ried his child­hood sweet­heart Alex Cur­ran at Clive­den in 2007, and ac­tor Robert Lyn­d­say, who chose Den­ham’s Buck­ing­hamshire Golf Club as the venue for his mar­riage to Rose­marie Ford in 2006.

Reg­is­tra­tion op­er­a­tional man­ager Ruk­min­der Makin said: “Our regis­trars are very ex­pe­ri­enced at han­dling all sorts of wed­dings, from cer­e­monies that are un­usu­ally-themed to cer­e­monies at which the rings are de­liv­ered by dogs or owls!”

The free wed­ding fair is on Sun­day at at Bea­cons­field Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fice in Wind­sor End, from 11am to 3.30pm.

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