January 8, 2018
In late November 2017 we were notified that we had been Nominated for Best Wedding Fayre Organisers, in The Wedding Awards 2018 (TWA2018)
Not only were we super-surprised as we’d no idea someone had even entered us, but there are several Wedding Industry Awards throughout each year, yet none have ever recognized ‘Wedding Fayre/Event Organisers’ among all of the categories that regular receive recognition, such as; Venues, Florists, Photographers, Cakes and so forth…
After discovering that it was one of our lovely, longstanding and loyal wedding suppliers who put us forward for the award, we had to then let everyone know (as it’s all well and good being nominated, but if nobody knows to vote for you!…) and we received confirmation in the last few days that we have made it through as Finalists!
Voting is due to close next week, but we are delighted to have come this far, especially as its a National Award and not just local to our area or region. To be recognised for the events we produced is in itself an award, as we bring together hundreds of wedding business, wedding venues and wedding-planning-couples each year – resulting in those business receiving bookings as well as the wedding venues, and the lovely couples getting their key suppliers to be a part of their special day.
The Award Ceremony takes place in Liverpool on Thursday 8th March and fortunately we are able to go along in person (one weekend where we don’t actually have a Wedding Fayre to organise, and our first weekend off since the New Year!) so it couldn’t have worked out better. Regardless of if we win or not, we would like to thank those of you who have taken the time to Vote for us and let you know how much we appreciate your support.
Whatever happens, we’ll update you in March, but in the meantime, it’s Wedding Season – so lets get back to work!
January 2, 2018
In the blink of an eye we seem to have fast-forward to 2018!Happy New Year to all of our Venues, our Exhibitors and of course all of the lovely couples who are planning their Special Day…
This time of year tends to see and influx of Festive & New Year Engagements & Proposals, as well as all the couples who are already in the midst of their preparations – for either this year’s weddings, 2019, or beyond, embarking upon getting everything booked and planned in advance.
Whenever or wherever you’re getting married, we’ll have ideas & inspiration galore at our Wedding Fayres, across Hampshire, Surrey & Sussex throughout 2018; it’s a great opportunity to explore many fantastic wedding venues and see what facilities and packages they offer, if you’re looking for the perfect place to wow your guests, plus meet the many businesses and services that are likely to play a big part in your day too. From Florists, Cake Makers, Venue Decor Specialists and more, you can meet many and gather ideas until you find just what you’re looking for.
And if you’ve already found the prefect venue to say “I do” and celebrate with your nearest and dearest, then you can piece together all of the other important elements and coordinate everything, by browsing all of the types of things you might need.
We produce Wedding Fayres for and with venues who want us to showcase their hotel and it’s facilities for Weddings; from unique and iconic, luxurious, smaller more intimate, etc – you’ll see and hear all about our wedding fayres everywhere, including across Capital FM, so listen out for each upcoming one! Generally our events have anything from 40 wedding businesses displaying on the day, up to almost 100 at our largest. You can check out the details for each here on our website or follow our social media pages for up to date information, especially as venues often want us to tell you about any last minute or Exclusive Wedding Offers they may have.
We like you to come (and go…and come back again!) happy and excited with your planning, so we offer you as much as we can in the way of information and details. Working with many leading Wedding Magazine Publications we fill our Bridal Bags with up to £12 worth of glossy new editions, plus many other goodies inside. Several magazines retail at anything from £3.45 up to £4.99 each and our **Deluxe Tote Bridal Bags are limited to the first 100 Brides-to-Be, as they’re always in such high demand, so don’t miss out as we have to offer them first come first served. However, don’t be disappointed as we have hundreds of our regular gift bags too which are still bursting with information and magazines.
(We levy a small Entry Fee at our Fayres of just £2 per adult (under 18’s are Free) with a proportion of it being donated annually to our chosen charity: http://www.weddingwishingwell.org.uk/ **Entry Fee Applies, Tote Bags are limited to the ‘couple’ only, who register upon entry)
On another note: In all the excitement, there’s often understandable confusion regarding what to expect when you attend ‘Wedding Fayres/Fairs’ (the spelling is relevant!) ‘Wedding Open Days or Evenings’, ‘Wedding Showcases’ etc; both Open Days or Showcases tend to be when a hotel or venue themselves, put on their own wedding ‘set up’ or display, showing you exactly how the venue can look, set beautifully and decorated, with a handful of their ‘recommended’ suppliers on hand to chat to also. You can explore the venue and speak to their Wedding and Events Coordinators and get a good idea if it might be just what you’re looking for…
A professionally organised Wedding Fayre on the other hand is where the venue have often invited an external organiser (such as us) to produce an event with lots of wedding businesses for you to see, whilst still being able to meet and talk to their wedding and events team (and often still see parts of the venue set-up for a wedding) giving you the opportunity to do some wedding planning whilst also being within the venue. There may be a fashion show, complimentary welcome drinks, gift bags, competitions, samples and more, and if you’ve left your details with the venue as a potential contender on your list of hotels, they will most likely also invite you back to attend their own opening evening or showcase perhaps later in the year, so that you can see the venue again minus all the hustle and bustle of the actual wedding fayre – so they’re all great opportunities no matter what, and not forgetting you can always contact a venue and arrange an appointment to pop along to see them at any time – but as we’re often asked by couples, we thought we’d help clarify the differences a little!
Happy Wedding Planning
September 12, 2017
No sooner has our so-called Summer seem to have been and gone and it’s the onset of the Autumn Wedding Planning Season.
It can be a great time of year for couples who’ve yet to book all elements of the special day, to grab some great offers and discounts; many wedding venues will be looking ahead at the amount of bookings they have for next year (& the year after potentially) and if they’re down on numbers for any reason, they often offer incentives for couples to get their date booked with them – whether it’s holding the current year’s prices or throwing in some added extras, you could get yourself a really good deal before the year’s out.
Much the same goes for all wedding suppliers – the businesses & services who may be a part of your day, are winding down a little following a busy peak wedding period over the summer, but they still need to plan many months ahead and see just how many weddings are on their books. So with (dare we say it…) Halloween around the corner and Christmas soon after, everyone’s pennies have to go back in the savings pot for a while whilst the festive season takes over. Many of these suppliers will also offer incentives to book with them, so if its chair-covers thrown in for free…some extra jars of sweets on the sweetcart, or buttonholes & bouquets thrown in for free, it’s a great time to save some extra £££’s for your wedding ( to spend on the Honeymoon!)
We have lots of fabulous Wedding Fayres throughout September & October, with our finale-fayre of the year on Sunday 5th November. So pop along and see the venues (if you’re still looking for your perfect one) as well as all of the wedding experts attending, showcasing their services – providing ideas, inspirations and importantly – savings!
Happy Wedding Planning xx
February 15, 2017
Hundreds of couples came along, both newly engaged over the Christmas & New Year period or already in full-swing with their wedding preparations, on what was our first ‘foggy’ Wedding Fayre at the tower since 2014. Mind you, that didn’t hamper the day as visitors spent time looking at the wonderful array of Wedding Suppliers showcasing their businesses & services on all levels of the tower. This unique Wedding Venue also appealed to several couples who opted to book it for their Special Day, after seeing the facilities first hand and chatting to the expert Wedding & Events Team. A great day was had by all….
With the popular New Year Wedding Planning Season here, PMN Wedding Fayres are hosting fayres throughout the season at many top local venues ~ with record numbers also coming along to the vast Solent Hotel & Spa, Whiteley, Fareham on the following Sunday 15th January. An established wedding venue, there were over 50 suppliers throughout the entire hotel and although the weather was typically a dreary January Sunday, everyone was cosy inside by the log fire and browsing so many suppliers stands and displays.
November 16, 2016
We held our Grand Finale Wedding Fayre of 2016 at the unique Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton ~ our 26th and final fayre of the year!
Its been yet another busy year for us, our Exhibitors & many Wedding Venues, as well as the thousands of wedding-planning-couples who have passed through our doors, at all of our events across Hampshire, Surrey & Sussex…
2017 looks set to be even busier with 3 NEW Venues joining our portfolio;
The world renowned Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex ~ The BRAND NEW fully renovated Coldeast Mansion, near Southampton, and another sister-venue to the opulent & unique Old Thorns Manor Hotel; Tracy Park Golf & Country Hotel in Bath.
As if that wasn’t enough – we’ve gone GLOBAL!
Yes PMN Wedding Fayres are off to 57 Destinations Worldwide, from every single UK airport with Thomas Cook Airlines! We are the only UK Wedding Fayre Organiser to appear in their Winter Edition, Nov-Jan, Glossy 136 page Inflight Magazine, within their Exclusive Wedding Feature!
This gives us even more exposure and reaffirms to our many Exhibitors, our investment in advertising and to the venues that we work with – that we set ourselves apart from all other wedding events and organisers.
And as if all that wasn’t enough – we’ve stepped up another gear with our Radio Advertisements – We’ve always used radio to promote our many Wedding Fayres and are the only Wedding fayre Organisers in the UK to advertsie daily across the two most popular radio stations of Heart & Capital FM!
However, from January 2017, PMN Wedding Fayres will be the Official Partner of the Captial South Coast Radio Show! Listen out for our new adverts and details of all our upcoming Wedding Fayres!
October 17, 2016
Currently in the final stages of completion, following its full restoration – Coldeast is a beautiful Victorian Mansion set in 10 acres of wonderful gardens and parkland, with views towards the River Hamble. The house and its estate was originally the home of the wealthy local Hornby family but has since been carefully and sensitively restored to its former glory by the new owners, and is waiting to welcome you and your guests to come and enjoy the grandeur and splendour of this magnificent Victorian Country House.
Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships as well as wedding receptions, it’s the perfect venue for a special birthday celebration or anniversary party, or to host a private lunch or dinner too. With many beautiful rooms, all retaining stunning, original features making each one feel extremely special, completely unique and utterly romantic. Whether you want to host an intimate occasion or organise a grand celebration, this historic nineteenth century mansion is the perfect venue.
We are thrilled to have been invited to host Coldeasts first Wedding Fayre, which will take place on Sunday 2nd July 2017. We’ll have top local wedding suppliers showcasing throughout this stunning venue, with the wedding & events team on hand to discuss all-things-wedding and show you around this wonderful building, that could potentially be your dream wedding venue…
*Further details to follow early 2017
September 28, 2016
We stepped into the Autumn Wedding Fayres Season on Sunday 4th September with a further 10 Wedding Fayres back-to-back, taking us to the close of our 2016 Calendar in early November!
Where did Summer go and how can it already be Autumn? Aside from the sunshine vanishing, the nights drawing in and dewy car windows in the morning, there are some good things about this season(honestly); Discounts & Offers for the Wedding-Planning-Couples visiting our many popular fayres.
Having probably attended friends and family weddings over the Summer months, couples get plenty of ideas for their own big day and this time of year is a great time to book and secure wedding businesses and services, often with great discounts. As the season comes to a close, many Venues & businesses want to gain bookings, so offers of discounts deals and ‘2016 Prices held’ can often save you a fortune…
Our fabulous Luxury Tote Bridal Bags are also in great demand, with just 100 available per fayre, we have queues at the door. They’re full of up to 9 copies of the very latest Wedding Magazine Publications, Cosmetics, gifts & more – as well as being worth over £10 each. This Autumn we’ve also included some Gold Envelopes at each of our fayres in some of the bags, giving several lucky couples even more; £10, £15 or £20 High Street Stores Gift Cards, Vouchers & Gift Cards for Meal’s Out at many popular restaurants, Bottles of Champage and, well – not to give it all away, but needless to say it’s worth popping to a PMN Wedding Fayre near you, as no other fayre organisers offer so much to our visiting couples….
June 28, 2016
How quickly does time fly – as we still long for a glimpse of summer, our Annual Signature Wedding Fayre soon creeps up on us and here we are almost into July 2016 already!
This will be our 10th Cams Hall Wedding Fayre and probably the biggest of the 10; with over 70 Exhibitors showcasing all categories from the Wedding Industry, there will be a selection of –
Florists, Cakes, Photographers, Entertainment, Wedding Rings & Jewellery, Hair & Make-Up, Bridal & Groomswear, Photobooths, Venue Decor & more – you name it, there will be ideas & inspiration galore within the ground for of the house and inside the 120ft Marquee , supplied by the local experts – All Season’s Marquees of Fordingbridge, Hampshire.
There’s ample Free parking & fabulous Free *Luxury Tote Bridal Bags for the first 100 Brides to arrive – in Assoication with Anya Bridal Couture; they’re packed with several copies of the very latest Wedding Magazine Publications, samples and giveaways! (*worth approx.£10 each – there are only 100 LUXURY tote bags available, offered on a first come first served basis – thereafter the bags will be standard plastic bags, but still containing plenty of magazines!)
Not forgetting one of the largest Wedding Transport Displays at any wedding fayre, with vehicles of all eras and styles, along with outdoor Caterers & Bars, providing Afternoon Teas, Hog Roasts, Icecreams and refreshments.
Cams Mill (Fullers) located at the entrance to the Cams Hall Estate, will be popping up the driveway to join us at Cams Hall, offering our many wedding-planning-visitors a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival; A beautiful recreation of the tidal mill that stood there 100 years ago, Cams Mill – Fareham is now a stunning destination pub. Traditional features give the Mill an authentic ambience, and make it a special, historic place to indulge in delectable waterside dining. Serving food throughout the day, its the place to linger over lunch, or enjoy a special evening meal. And with up to four ales on tap, a hand-picked wine list and a wide selection of spirits, there’s always the perfect drink to accompany your dish…Also available for Private Hire their mezzanine level; A great function space for up to 60 guests.
Join us on Sunday 3rd July at Cams Hall, Fareham – from 11am-3:30pm for our Annual Signature Wedding Fayre
June 14, 2016
Every wedding day deserves a fitting backdrop, and what could be more impressive than the sight of the historical, Grade I listed Founder’s Building set amongst 135 acres of stunning gardens and parkland.With its breath-taking Victorian architecture greeting guests as they arrive , it is widely recognised as one of the most spectacular buildings in the world.
A grand landmark in the beautiful Surrey countryside, Royal Holloway is conveniently located in Egham, just a short train journey from central London. We are delighted to be hosting a Summer Wedding Fayre here on Sunday 26th June – showcasing over 40 wedding businesses & services from all across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire & Middlesex, there will be ideas & inspiration galore. Not forgetting the opportunity to view this amazing building and discuss their wedding facilities with the events team who will be on hand; see Bridal Dresses, Grooms Attire, Accessories, Flowers, Cakes, Photography and much more, not fogetting a beautiful display of wedding day Transport at the entrance…