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.
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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 :)
Tag someone who needs to get their wedding plans sorted! FREE entry, FREE gifts, FREE demos, FREE advice, FREE tours of the venue & facilities... EMAIL for further info: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's been a few weeks since I did an update on availability, so actually it's been a few MONTHS! I'm very out of practice but hope this year is the year I get better at blogging.
Our first event of 2017 was The Grand Hall in Bedford on Sunday 8 January, we had a fantastic turnout, so I fully expect the rest of 2017 to follow suit! (In fact the picture below is from Sunday's show, taken around 10 minutes after we opened)
(Sadly no photography slots available this year at the moment)
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Thanks & take care
We were recently named as runner up in the English Wedding Awards "Events" category. I had to provide a supporting document, & I thought you'd like to see how I described the business. Thanks to all for voting for us, it was a a HUGE honour to get to the finals. Bxx
Beckie Melvin Events have a simple philosophy. We take the counties best independent venues, fill them with the top independent wedding specialists & suppliers, & bring them to the attention of discerning couples. We don’t run large events, instead preferring a more intimate approach.
This way, the couples can create a rapport with each supplier, including the venue, ensuring it’s a match made in heaven. We get to know each exhibitor personally, & see a high rebooking rate. Many have gone on to become friends outside of work as well, which is an added bonus!
The venues that we work with systematically rebook us time & again, agreeing that our approach of high levels of marketing, a personal relationship with each supplier, mixed with our levels of expertise in the industry all lead to successful fayres time and again.
Feedback from our events has been fantastic, & we’re thankful each & every time it’s received. However we never get complacent – each event has us wanting to reach more people, see more specialists boost their business, & get more bookings for the venues we’re working with.
Venue Feedback from some of our events in Autumn 2016:
(Venue) Hello Beckie! Thank you so much for the Wedding Fayre today, it looked really good :)
(Venue) really pleased with how September went too Beckie! You did a really good job for us and I am certain you'll smash next year too
(Venue) Hi Beckie, I’m very well and hope you are too :) Just wanted to say a big thank you for what deemed to be a very successful event on Sunday. We had so many positive comments from not only the wedding couples that came through the doors; but also the suppliers to say what an excellent turnout it was. It’s always lovely to hear everyone being so positive!
Thank you again – you superstar!!
Supplier Feedback from some of our events in Autumn 2016:
(Supplier) Dear Beckie - Thank you for your email and for a great day on Sunday.
(Supplier) Hi Beckie, Thanks so much for this Sunday. I really enjoyed it and it was a good turnout.
(Supplier) What a great day it's been at our first wedding fair of 2016.
Beckie Melvin Events is a VERY small operation, but with a HUGE amount of heart & passion. Owned & run by myself, Beckie Melvin, based in Bedfordshire. I’ve qualifications in Events & Hospitality, Marketing & Wedding Planning but I’m constantly wanting to learn more, in an effort to further improve the events experience for those I work with. I have a great network of close friends & family, all of whom I can’t thank enough for their continued support as I build my business. I’m blessed to be able to work with them, as well as making new friends from the shows I run.
I also support a national wedding charity through my work, I am the Bedfordshire ambassador for Gift of a Wedding. This wonderful charity provides dream weddings to couples facing terminal illness, often with just a few weeks notice. They make a HUGE difference to people’s lives but rely on donations from the public, from physical items such as dresses, rings & flowers, to services such as music, beauty & décor. I am able to offer my event planning services should they be required, & I also tell the couples I meet about the charity’s work, to help further their success. I think it’s safe to say that I live & breathe weddings!
Beckie is a qualified wedding planner, with a passion for assisting overwhelmed couples to achieve their perfect wedding day.