Wedding show will help plan everything for your big day

Twycross Wedding Shoot
Twycross Wedding Shoot

Calling all brides-to-be. Make a date in your diary for the Northamptonshire Newspapers Spring Wedding Show.

This fantastic event, being staged on Sunday, February 26, is a must if you are planning your big day. Everything you need for your perfect wedding can be found at the wedding show which is being held at the Kettering Conference Centre in Northamptonshire.

This stunning show is being sponsored by Bonnie Brides & Grooms of Corby. The event starts at 10.30am and runs until 3.30pm.

The event is free to attend and is being staged indoors and has free parking for visitors. There will be lots of exhibitors from a range of bridal businesses and you have the chance to win £300 towards your wedding too.

There will be the latest bridal fashions on show during the fashion showcases which are being held during the day at 11.30am and 1.30pm. The event is being organised by our sister publications the Northampton Chronicle & Echo and the Evening Telegraph.

Award for venue

Dodmoor House has been named as the best wedding venue in the East Midlands in the National Wedding Industry Awards.

The privately-owned venue near Weedon beat more than a dozen other venues in the region to claim the prestigious prize.

Dodmoor House now goes through to the national finals in January along with six other regional winners from across the country.

Dodmoor House owners Mark and Louise Bradley have publicly thanked the 138 couples who voted for the venue, which offers a stylish courtyard of Grade II listed barns in Dodford, to help secure the regional prize.

Mr Bradley said: “We are extremely touched that more than two-thirds of the couples who have held their wedding celebrations at Dodmoor House in the past two years went out of their way to vote for us.

“We also want to pay tribute to our fantastic team of staff, who are as committed as we are to offering great customer service.

“They genuinely care about ensuring that every bride and groom have the best day of their lives.

Dodmoor House won the best wedding venue category in the Midlands section of the national wedding awards when they were last organised in 2008, but lost out to historic Burghley House in Lincolnshire in the national final.

For further information contact Mark Bradley at or telephone: 01327 341736.

Wild Wedding

For a wedding with animal attraction head to Twycross Zoo. The popular zoo now stages weddings and wedding receptions and is holding a wedding show this month.

The Twycross Zoo Wedding Show is taking place on Sunday, January 29 from 11am to 3.30pm with free admission, free parking and free goodie bags. The zoo in Atherstone in neighbouring Warwickshire offers a unique venue for couples wanting somewhere different to get married. For more information contact Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone: 0843 2899659