Over the last 3 ears, we've held several wedding shows at The Holiday Inn, Stevenage & each one has proved very popular with the local engaged couples! The hotel is contemporary in design & at time of writing, is about to undergo a renovation on the event suites so exciting times are ahead for this central hotel. Below you can read a bit about what makes them the ideal North Hertfordshire wedding venue in their own words, and don't forget to look out for our next wedding show there.
Congratulations on your Engagement and Upcoming Wedding! At the Holiday Inn Stevenage, our venue offers stylish space for ceremonies, receptions, and evening entertainment. We provide the perfect setting for intimate and extravagant weddings alike. Holiday Inn Stevenage would be honoured to host your special day, working with you to create your dream wedding. Our dedicated wedding co-ordinator will provide tailor made options to suit your requirements perfectly down to the final detail.
The Setting - Our dream Hertfordshire suite is based on the first floor of the Hotel and is fully air-conditioned and beautifully basked in natural daylight. It is your exclusive and dedicated space during your special day. The Hotel has 7 rooms fully licensed for ceremonies to cater from 20 – 400 for your family and friends to witness you say the all-important “I do”.
See For Yourself & Book your show around of our Hotel and arrange to view the facilities as well as the many sites from the nearby park which boasts beautiful walk ways, ideal for Wedding photographs and the nearby St Andrews and St Georges Church. Described as Cathedral like in its appearance, the grade 2 listed building is the largest parish church to have been built in the UK since WWII.
Call to book your onsite appointment 01438 346 070
Or alternatively email us at email@example.com
We're entering our 3rd year of wedding shows at The Grand Hall in central Bedford, & the love affair is still strong! Every time we walk into the room, we can't hep but gasp & the reactions on the faces of engaged couples echos this. Why not have a read, in their own words, of just what makes them the ideal choice for a wedding venue in Bedford?
The beautiful Grand Hall, Bromham Road, is located in the heart of Bedford town centre and is a fully licensed premises for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies for up to 160 guests.
The magnificent hall dates back to 1882 and is steeped in history. It was originally built for the Harpur Trust and from the beginning has been considered to be a notable landmark in the town, featuring in guidebooks and on postcards.
Benefitting from distinctive Victorian décor, The Grand Hall has lofty, ornate ceilings and impressive doors that provide a lavish and unique backdrop for the perfect wedding ceremony.
In addition, the Hall boasts an exquisite original John Broadwood and Sons piano that originates from the 19th century and has a stunning showpiece organ located on the overhead balcony.
Available to hire at weekends and during the school holidays, The Grand Hall is also an ideal venue for wedding receptions and special functions.
Your Wedding, Your Way
The Grand Hall welcomes outside caterers and mobile catering units, meaning that you can tailor make your special day and have everything you have ever wished for. Full use can be made of our onsite kitchens if required.
For those planning a small, intimate celebration for less than 20 people, the beautiful Boardroom is licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies as well.
The Grand Hall
Bedford MK40 2BS
Tel: 01234 291192
The Cloisters is a truly unique Wedding Venue with an amazing history. Set in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, it provides a unique backdrop to your wedding day. Don't just take it from us though, have a read below - in their own words - and get in touch for your viewing.
The Cloisters is a truly unique Grade 2 listed building built in 1907, with a fascinating history. So if you are looking for a venue that is not the usual square room, a venue that offers something different, then The Cloisters is for you. It is the perfect place for a romantic or themed wedding.
We can host your civil ceremony, wedding reception or party. Why not get married in our Temple room and enjoy your reception in our function room? We really have it all here.
Your guests can enjoy a champagne reception in our long bar while you have your pictures taken in our grounds.
We have ample free car parking for up to 80 vehicles and a dedicated space for the Happy Couple upon arrival. There is disabled access to the building direct from the car park.
Our Large dining hall seats up to 120 guests with a dance floor and stage area for musical performers and DJ’s. We can cater for wedding receptions with up to 180 guests.
We offer Catering and Fine Dining for all requirements provided by our professional in-house catering team.
We have a fully licensed bar separate from the dining hall, with a superb selection of wines, beers, real ale and spirits.
A dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator will meet and work directly with you to produce your dream event. Make an appointment to visit us today.
I heard a dreadful thing earlier. Someone said the phrase “same old boring wedding shows” 😳😳I know right?? As you well know, NOT ALL SHOWS ARE CREATED EQUAL!
Beckie Melvin Events are something different. Why?
Well... we are relaxed. There’s no hard sell, just a good chat with friends you haven’t met yet.
The laughter!! Always laughter at the wedding shows.
There’s only a small number of industry representatives per show - why fill a room with 5+ photographers / florists etc? It benefits no one.
So that’s 2 plus points. It’s a friendly face at the door - in fact the same name as is on the business, & who you’ll have spoken to on email / Facebook. Me! I’m so proud of my shows & I love the people I’m able to bring to you. SUCH talent.
What else? We’re free entry, always. With free goody bags, always.
Plus we’re family friendly, with no over crowded rooms just plenty of room to breathe & dream.
The venues!! I only work with ones that fit with our ethos - unique, comfortable yet exciting, friendly staff...
Finally I thought I’d pop up some of my latest reviews - have a read, make your own minds up, & I hope to meet you soon. Big kisses xx
Well hello there, congratulations on your engagement! You have the bling on your finger, so it's time to get planning & first on your list is finding the perfect venue to be the backdrop to your big day. However with dozens of venues per county, HUNDREDS across the UK (plus destination wedding venues) it can be a daunting task selecting even just a long list of potentials, let alone a short list! So I thought I'd give you some helpful hints to get you started.
Decide on the type of wedding you'd like as this will start the ball rolling on what type of venue to go & see. For example, if you're looking for a relaxed rustic day, then a large contemporary hotel won't suit you.
Make a realistic budget. This will involve both of you sitting down & being honest on what you can afford. There is no reason to get into mountains of debt just for 1 day, so be careful & realistic in your planning.
Decide roughly how many guests you would like to invite. This will determine a venue's suitability. If you're looking to share your big day with every one of your nearest & dearest, work mates, family from all over the globe... then a venue with capacity of just 50 probably won't be your best match. Unless you're looking for an excuse to pare down the guest list that is!
Once you have these 3 key points in place, then you can start searching. Google local wedding venues, arrange meetings or go to their open days, check out their website & online presence (social media etc) for pictures of real weddings...
Good luck! I hope you enjoy the search :)
We have just 5 wedding venues on our books, hand selected because they offer something different to engaged couples in Herts, Beds & Bucks.
Today's focus is on our next venue that we're working at - the stunning Flaxbourne Gardens in Aspley Guise, just 5 miles from Milton Keynes.
Flaxbourne Gardens has been involved in some of the most beautiful celebrations.
This unique venue offers everything needed to create your perfect Wedding or special event.
They tailor our weddings & events to your specific requirements with attention to detail in every way, from the stunning grounds, amazing food & marquee decor.
The onsite Operations Director Paul Linden has over 30 years of experience in Weddings & Events in conjunction with the Award Winning Wedding co-ordinator Beckie Melvin (yes, that's me!) They will make sure you and your guests are offered an experience of a lifetime filled with wonderful memories.
Whatever your requirements, Flaxbourne Gardens will deliver your perfect Wedding, Party or Event with panache.
Giving you peace of mind on your very special day, so YOU, your family and guests enjoy the start of your perfect journey.
All events at Flaxbourne are special & the staff will make sure your event is amazing in every way.
Flaxbourne Gardens is a unique Wedding & Events Venue located in the stunning Buckinghamshire countryside. They have been making dreams come true over the years with our incredibly beautiful Gardens & amazing catering services.
Contact the team at Flaxbourne Gardens to learn how we can make your special day everything you’ve dreamed of… and more.
Well we did it! We came, we saw, we advised, we laughed (oh my days we laughed so much!!), we showcased local wedding suppliers from Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire, we showcased this gorgeous North Herts wedding venue, we booked wedding consultations, we had a wonderful time in a stunning setting... I can't thank you all enough for another brilliant day.
Thanks to those who supported, visited, exhibited, told me to sit down & be careful, & who spent the day just being awesome. I'd be nothing without you <3 If you have photos of your stands please do share, I missed 2 people out as they weren't quite ready when I was doing my pictures at the start of the day!
A list of our visiting wedding suppliers can be found below.
I'm so proud of you all, you're bloody marvelous people :) I'm off for a cold one, back soon with more wedding related stuff. Love you all, Bxxxx
Confirmed wedding suppliers from this Letchworth wedding exhibition:
Oasis Flowers of Letchworth - www.oasis-flowersofletchworth.co.uk
Steve Dean Magic - http://stevedeanmagic.com
Abraxas Videography - www.abraxasphoto.co.uk
Kaffs Kards - www.kaffs-kards.com
Melanie Henderson Photography - www.melaniehenderson.co.uk
Drives of Yesteryear - http://www.drivesofyesteryear.co.uk/
Purple Rose Photography - https://www.purplerosephotography.co.uk
Invision Photography Ltd - http://www.invisionphotography.co.uk/
Hatton Square Jewels - http://www.hattonsquarejewels.com/
Simply Flowers by Julie - www.simplyflowers-byjulie.co.uk
Blooms of Baldock - http://www.bloomsandballoonsofbaldock.co.uk/wedding-flowers-hertfordshire-florist
Wedding Beautifuls Stationery - http://weddingbeautifuls.co.uk/
Phil Freeman DJ & hire - www.phil-freeman.co.uk
Smooch Rings - www.smoochrings.co.uk
The Soh Breezy Duo
Roses Bridal - http://rosesbridal.co.uk/
Beckie is a qualified wedding planner, with a passion for assisting overwhelmed couples to achieve their perfect wedding day.