Top UK Wedding Shows in 2023


Wedding show season is upon us! If you’re in search of some inspiration for your big day, these shows are the perfect destination to get some ideas, but with so many to choose from how do you decide which ones to go to? We’ve got a few of our favourites right here.

These events are THE place to be if you are looking for ideas for your special day, not to mention you can pick up some great deals at the events too. From catwalk shows to sweet carts, wedding coach hire to dream honeymoon destinations, wedding fayres have it all and admission is usually free as well!

The National Wedding Show

  • NEC Birmingham: 3rd - 5th March 2023
  • ExCeL London: 1st - 2nd April 2023

This national event boasts thousands of suppliers and hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year! You’ll come across so many ideas and potentially find everything you need for your big day here. Each show has over 200 suppliers exhibiting, where you will have the chance to watch some showstopping catwalks, take part in free creative classes and enter into some amazing competitions! 

The Wedding Experience (Kent)

  • Kent Event Centre, Detling, 15th January, 7th May & 8th October 2023

Based at The Kent Showground, this show is the largest in the South of England. Every year the event brings over 200 exhibitors from around Kent, all of whom can offer you something truly unique for your special celebration. Upon arrival you will receive a superb goody bag filled with inspirational leaflets, magazines and beauty product gifts.

PMN Wedding Fayres (South Coast)

  • Rhinefield House Hotel, 5th February & 17th September 2023
  • Chilworth Manor Hotel, 12th February & 22nd October 2023
  • Old Thorns Manor Hotel, 19th February 2023
  • Solent Hotel & Spa, 26th February & 10th September 2023
  • Portsmouth Marriott, 5th March 2023
  • New Place, 12th March, 2nd July & 29th October 2023
  • Woodlands Park Hotel, 26th March 2023
  • Audleys Wood Hotel, 2nd April & 3rd September 2023
  • Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, 23rd April 2023
  • Fontwell Park Wedding Expo, 21st May 2023

If you’re planning to get married around the South Coast of the UK, PMN Wedding Fayres will be the top place for inspiration for your big day, as they have been hosting fayres since 2008. 

There are 24 shows in the annual calendar, at various locations that PMN consider to be some of the best wedding venues in the South. At the shows, there is a fantastic choice of suppliers and businesses to talk to, providing newly engaged couples with as much information, samples, giveaways and materials as possible.

The Suffolk Wedding Show

  • Wherstead Park, 23rd April 2023

Brought to you by Suffolk Events, this is one of the largest wedding shows in the Ipswich area. More than 50 local suppliers including bridal dresses, menswear, caterers, florists, photographers, coach hire and minibus hire, entertainment and much more will be showcased within the stunning Wherstead Park.

Gay Wedding Show

  • Holiday Inn Camden Lock, 26th February 2023
  • Malmaison Manchester, 17th September 2023

The UK’s official and national Gay Wedding Show celebrates 20 years in 2023, helping same-sex and open-minded couples plan their special day. Prepare to meet some of the finest and most vibrant suppliers from bridal to wedding transport, DJ’s to photographers; you’ll leave with so many new ideas, you’ll want to have them all!

The UK Wedding Event (Yorkshire)

  • Ripon Cathedral, 11th February 2023
  • York Racecourse, 19th March 2023
  • Allerton Castle, 26th March 2023
  • York Pavilion Hotel, 2nd April 2023
  • Hillsborough Stadium, 11th June 2023
  • York Marriott Hotel, 17th September 2023

The UK Wedding Event hosts some of the biggest wedding fayres in Yorkshire. Their flagship show brings over 100 suppliers and is staged twice yearly in March and October. In addition to these large scale shows, they also exhibit at a number of leading hotels and venues, organising more intimate fayres across Yorkshire.

Have you thought about transport for your big day?

We know that weddings can be stressful and there's so much that goes into your big day, from choosing a venue and finding your dream dress to planning your hen/stag dos and making favours. One of the biggest worries is making sure all your guests get to the wedding on time and you don't want to be giving directions as you're about to walk down the aisle.

We’re here to give you a bit of a head start with wedding travel, before you’re overwhelmed by all the other ideas gathered from the shows. Whether you need minibus hire for your bridal party of 10 or coach hire for the whole reception of 300, we can provide the perfect solution, including everything from our luxury VIP coaches to vintage buses.

We've transported thousands of guests all over the country to their loved ones' big day and have all the experience in executive wedding travel, helping to take the stress away from this very special celebration.

Why not get in touch with the team today for more details on wedding coach hire on 03301 358 469 or Alternatively you can get a quote through our website!