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The best local wedding fairs this summer

If you’re tying the knot imminently, wedding fairs are a great way to check out local venues and meet suppliers for everything from the dress to the entertainment. With so many great venues in Oxfordshire, there are plenty of wedding events to look forward to where you can gather inspiration for your big day and try some samples. Here are some of the best wedding fairs and open days to get into your diary if you’re planning a wedding.

1. The Lambert Hotel Wedding Open Day

When: 17 July 2016, 11am to 3pm


This four-star hotel in Watlington near Thame is licensed for civil, religious and humanist weddings and will be holding an open day on 17 July. This is the perfect opportunity to check out this beautiful venue, and there will be staff on hand for you to talk through your ideas with.

2. Cotswold Lodge Hotel Wedding Fair

When: 17 July 2016, 12pm to 3pm


This beautiful four-star hotel in central Oxford hosts regular wedding fairs, and the next one is on 17 July. With free entry and free parking, it’s a must for Oxford brides, who will be able to meet a range of local suppliers. The afternoon tea comes highly recommended if all that wedding planning makes you hungry.

3. Eynsham Hall Wedding Fair

When: 29 August 2016, 11am to 3pm


If you’re after a grand country house wedding, Eynsham Hall near Witney might just be your ideal venue. This August wedding fair is completely free, and the bride gets a goody bag to help with the wedding planning process. There’s a huge list of exhibitors including Caroline Jane Couture, Classic Flowers, All Cakes and Sizes and many more, so it’s a great opportunity to tick off lots of wedding planning jobs all in one go.

4. The Manor Country House Hotel Wedding Fair

When: 25 September 2016, 11am to 3pm


You’ll get a free bridal information bag at this wedding fair, where you’ll also have the chance to meet local wedding suppliers including Butterfly Bridal Boutique, Cakes by Kit and Penny Blossoms, plus several photographers and many other experts who can help you plan your big day.

5. Macdonald Randolph Hotel Wedding Fair

When: 16 October 2016, 11am to 3pm


Nibble elegant canapes and sip a drink while you meet local wedding suppliers at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel, including The Bridal Box, Dukebox Discos and Emily Fermor Jewellery. You’ll also receive a free bridal information bag to give you loads more ideas for your dream wedding.

6. Heythrop Park Wedding Fair

23 October 2016, 11am to 3pm


You can look forward to bridal fashion shows at 12pm and 1.30pm at the Heythrop Park Wedding Fair near Enstone, where you’ll also get a free bridal information bag packed with useful tips for planning your wedding. Exhibitors include Susie Grist Couture, Smooch Jewellery and The Final Flourish.


While you’re in the process of booking suppliers, don’t forget to book wedding car hire so that you know you’ll arrive in style and on time on your big day.