And also visit the Manorview cocktail bar?
Yes of course! Bring some money and enjoy the bar and brunch area. QD Events has a very good relationship with Manorview Group, going back a number of years and they always over-deliver on what they say they will do. We give them the bar space and it’s always lively, fun, clean and to a very high standard. We never have any issues or complaints from that area and as an organiser, it’s one less thing we have to think about; we just know it will be run properly with great service! Manorview are very much about looking after their team and this is obvious, as the staff always appear to be happy!
This is a really important time for brides/grooms-to-be visiting the show and they’re likely to be with some of the most important people in their lives and also making some very big decisions! They could be with their mum, mum-in-law-to-be, bridesmaids, cousins, friends, partner and it’s a bit of a celebration. They’ll probably not have the car, as they’ll want to have a couple glasses or fizz or a few cocktails and you can feel that nice buzz and excitement in the air. Visitors to the show will have a great experience on that Saturday or Sunday they decide to visit, not something you’ll get at any other wedding show.
What’s the highlights?
The catwalk is always one of the main highlights, where people can get to see the gowns and outfits in a live environment, seeing how they drape and flow and this is followed by our Live Band Showcase, where visitors can find the perfect wedding band or singer. We also have a new brunch area within the hall, which we sampled at the last event in October 2018, which has been developed slightly for the forthcoming show.
What about your exhibitors, what can people see?
We will always have new exhibitors coming to the show and that’s great because it keeps it fresh, develops changes and keeps up with trends. The smaller stands that come in are little-hidden gems and give visitors the chance to see businesses who don’t have a shop front and who might have gone undiscovered! These businesses always get a good return from the show and it’s great to give them a chance to grow, and to bring them to a wider audience, because where else can you find two days full of your potential clients in front of you? We aim for a good quality of visitor, as much as the volume, as it’s important as a business; for exhibitors, it’s more about getting the right visitors through the doors.