Say I do to attending wedding fair
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.