Visit the 10 best wedding fairs in Bristol to kick-start your wedding planning journey. Take each event as an opportunity. To do your research, to meet the vendors, to get quotes, and to ask questions without commitment. There’s only so much information that wedding magazines can give. Get stuck in...
Please note than any dates shown below have been provided by the event organiser. These events are therefore subject to change or cancellation. To avoid disappointment, make sure you double check a few days before the fair.
From the moment you lay eyes on the Clifton Pavilion, you know you’ve encountered the perfect wedding venue. The Bristol Zoo Gardens are not only known for their conservation efforts and diverse animal species. They are also known as one of the most popular ceremony destinations in the south west.
The venue itself was built in the 1920s and is full of grandeur and regality. The building’s majestic architecture offers elegant rooms with beautiful views overlooking the west lawn and flamingos. Love Actually Wedding fairs take place 3 times a year here during Summer,Autumn and Winter.
Love Actually Weddings also host an event at Bristol’s M Shed. The dockside is a trendy and alternative location, and there are many vendors attending who can cater to a variety of wedding themes. This fair usually takes place in March and September.
It’s worth going to more than one wedding fair, even if they are organised by the same event planners. There are always different vendors in each fair, and who knows, you might come across a gem of a vendor that will truly change and shape the way your wedding will turn out.
The wedding planning journey is one that is full of excitement, but also one that is packed with tedious research. That’s why Word on Weddings have chosen one of the biggest venues in Bristol to accommodate as many exhibitors as possible. This is your one-stop-shop to organising your perfect wedding. We guarantee that you’ll be ticking things off your checklist at this fair.
The idea of a wedding fair taking place on a university campus is always slightly surprising. But, don’t worry… this fair takes place in September, which is just before the students move in. It’s worth mentioning that the UWE fair is hugely popular, so make sure you get down there early to secure your entry.
Word on Weddings also organise another successful annual fair… but this one is slightly different to the hustle and bustle of UWE. Hotel Du Vin is a wedding venue renowned for its warm and welcoming feel. The hotel targets couples looking for an exclusive and intimate wedding celebration in the heart of the city centre. Opulent venues like this are a match made in heaven with luxury and designer brands.
There is a labyrinth of quaint rooms lines with traditional wooden beams in this wedding venue. When you arrive at the fair, you will be shown around, and then left to explore. The exhibitors are spread throughout the rooms. This fair is possibly more suited to the more conservative couple.
The Bristol Wedding Show at Leigh Court attracts over 40 vendors to exhibit for each show. Why? Because it’s a highly sought-after wedding venue. Brides love to view the venue during events like these. The show takes place in September, and you’ll be pleased to know that there is FREE entry and FREE parking.
Venture inside this manor house and you will be greeted by some of the most esteemed wedding professionals in the city. Venture outside the house, and you can roam the picturesque grounds. There really is no other wedding fair that feels like something that came straight out of a Jane Austen novel.
Looking for even more inspiration to fill up your wedding mood board? Taking place in Autumn, the Holiday Inn Filton wedding fair is and established and exclusive event. It’s most likely one of the first that comes to mind when you think of fairs in Bristol.
Regularly attracting up to 50 exhibitors, this show has many local wedding related businesses that attend. Every person that you meet will be on hand to help you organise the wedding of your dreams. As well as the exhibitors there is a fashion show, where designers will be showcasing the latest in wedding dress fashion. Entry is FREE, and donations to St Peters Hospice are encouraged, but not compulsory.
Given the popularity of their Holiday Inn fair, South Glos Wedding Fairs also decided to host one in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall. It’s an accessible and welcoming venue that caters for those living a little outside the city centre. You can look forward to meeting outstanding local wedding suppliers who are so passionate about what they do. They’ll tailor their bespoke services to you, and make you feel at ease.
This particular fair is held in early October, a popular time to get all of the wedding planning sorted before the busy Christmas period. Get your whole special day organised well in advance of the festivities.
The Chosen Wedding Fair takes place in late October, and is a firm favourite in the wedding industry. It’s great for discerning and style-savvy couples who want something different from the “same old”. This will be a day of discovery, as Chosen celebrate the very best of contemporary designers and service providers.Tickets are only £3, but there is so much on offer.
If you’ve attended before, you’ll get to see some familiar exhibitors making another appearance. From wedding accessories, to music, to stationary, to photography, videography, catering and honeymoons… you’ll thrive in this creative space. Who knows, you might even realise that you’ve forgotten to add something to your wedding checklist!
If you’ve not been to the Lockleaze Sports Centre before, we’d forgive you for thinking that it’s not the appropriate venue for a fair. However, the playing fields and modern building with its huge rooftop terrace are nothing short of luxury.
You will see their advertisements posted around well in advance. This is a lovely and intimate style wedding fair for the happy couple. Bring along your friends and family. This tends to be a good trick as you’ll get double the amount of goodies to take home for yourselves!
Last, but by no means least, is the dynamic and historical wedding fair venue of the SS Great Britain. Join a huge lineup of vendors for a day of wedding delights this September. This is a fair that showcases some of the finest suppliers that have been tried and tested for wedding aboard the vessel.
You can also have a sneak peak at 2019’s newest wedding location, Riggers Yard, which will be dressed for the day. This is a wonderful rustic space that would be perfect for the alternative couple looking for something a little different. Find out more about weddings on and off board the famous SS Great Britain, meet some of the best unique suppliers in the South West and start creating your dre, wedding day.