Hardwick Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition
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dream venue: middleton lodge

January 28th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Wedding Photography North Yorkshire

We are fortunate to hold our Luxury Wedding Exhibitions at some of the finest venues in the north, from historic castles and fascinating manor houses to gorgeous boutique hotels, which means we’re pretty clued up when it comes to finding the perfect place to say those all-important ‘I dos’.

One such venue that features highly on our list is the stunning Middleton Lodge tucked away in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. With a magnificent manor house, stylish accommodation, heavenly Treatment Rooms and to-die-for-food, this is one of those venues that has something to offer to all.  Shh! We’ve also heard that there may be a few very limited, select dates still available at the venue in 2016 – info that you might be wanting to keep to yourselves!

On Sunday 10th April 2016, we will be staging one of our fabulous Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions at this super chic venue giving brides and grooms the opportunity to see its amazing big day offering for themselves, but in the meantime we’ve asked Anna Russell, Middleton Lodge’s wedding and events manager, to give us a taste of what couples can expect…

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Where is Middleton Lodge located?

anna says: Middleton Lodge is situated in a stunning location just on the outskirts of Richmond in North Yorkshire. It’s a gorgeous Georgian country estate, nestled within 200 acres of grounds, with views across the Yorkshire Dales and Cleveland Hills.

Tell Brides Up North about the venue, what is its history?

Middleton Lodge was built for Leonard Hartley, a local mining family, in 1780 and designed by renowned architect John Carr of York.

The main house remains a family home and is available for exclusive private hire, whilst the Coach House is an award-winning restaurant with rooms.

The house has a stunning main atrium and reception rooms with vistas across parkland towards the North Yorkshire Moors. There are 17 guest bedrooms along with a snooker room, library bar, drawing room, dining room, guest kitchen and cellar bar.

The Allison family bought the estate in 1980 and over the last 30 years have sensitively restored the estate to its former glory. Couples now have the choice of the beautiful 17th century reception rooms in the main house, with space for up to 80 guests, or for those looking for something bigger we have our marquee. This canvas can hold up to 200 guests, providing a large space to decorate with your own spectacular touches, creating an event that is truly personal and unique to your wedding.

Launched in 2014, The Coach House at Middleton Lodge is located in the 200 acres grounds of Middleton Lodge. The boutique hotel and restaurant is a fresh take on a country retreat, offering an authentic and contemporary setting for guests to relax and enjoy.

Full of original character, The Coach House has been sensitively restored to create an original space, with 14 bedrooms altogether, five of which are part of the Scandinavian inspired Farmhouse, all located only a few footsteps from the bar and restaurant.

Each bedroom has been personalised and designed to reflect the style and spirit of the restaurant and hotel. Carefully selected quirky antiques and unique pieces from local craftsman create a unique ambience for each room.

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Does Middleton Lodge cater for weddings?

Yes. Couples have the chance to host family and friends in their own private mansion for their exclusive wedding, with personal staff, private chefs, 17 bedrooms and the freedom to have the day exactly the way they want it.

Guests can hide away late into the evening in the atmospheric Cellar Bar at Middleton Lodge. With exposed bricks and vaulted ceilings, you can dance the night away, enjoy the late license bar or relax and toast the morning sunrise across the stunning hills that surround the country estate.

Is Middleton Lodge licensed for civil ceremonies?

Yes, we are fully licensed in three different areas of the Lodge. The Inner Hall, which seats up to 75 and up to 130 additional guests standing on the balcony. The Drawing Room, which seats up to 75, and the Outside Pavilion (weather dependent) which is available for 100 seated on gravel area, more if lawn is dry.

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The Treatment Rooms are a recent addition to Middleton Lodge, can you tell us about the facilities?

The Treatment Rooms offer a variety of facials and massages, using the most organic and natural products from exclusive brands REN and VOYA. Derived from plants and minerals, REN’s core principle focus on purity, pleasure and high performance. VOYA is a completely organic seaweed based product range that’s hand harvested in Ireland by the same family-run business.

Located just footsteps from the main house, the therapists at The Treatment Room offer everything from wedding make up to blissful massages and luxurious manicures, all perfect for the bridal party and guests to indulge and relax ahead of the big day.

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it’s the most wonderful time of the year…

December 3rd, 2015 | Julia Braime

2016 EVENTS

And we don’t mean Christmas.

Ok, ok, we know there’s the matter of the festive season to contend with first… but you’re going to want something exciting in your diaries to face the post-Christmas January gloom.  In a month usually filled with rain, non alcoholic beverages and hopeful new gym memberships that you’ve forgotten by February, we think you need a little added sparkle! So here at wedding blog HQ we are making the perfect plans for an absolutely sensational year of Brides Up North bridal events.

*Check out the new dates just added too!*

For those Brides Up North readers who are new around these parts, we have a loyal and local following both on these pretty pages and off, and have hosted over 60 gorgeous wedding exhibitions and soirees since 2012!  We’ve amassed a fair bit a ridiculous amount of experience in this time, and are always tweaking our events and offering (every single event at every single one of our beautiful partner venues is completely bespoke and meticulously planned from scratch each season, we’re fussy like that).

We generally hate blowing our own trumpet (modest? us? noooo!) but we really do think that our shows are the very best in the business, and pride ourselves on delivering an amazing and inspiring experience to both our visiting brides and exhibitors alike.

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2016 is by far our busiest and most exciting year yet (the team have like, one Sunday off each out of 52) and we’d love to help you get your wedding inspo on and see you at one of our very special wedding shows. We are proud to be working with some stunning new partner venues this season – watch out for dates at Capesthorne Hall, Adlington Hall, The Belle Epoque, Hornington Manor, Newby Hall, Denton Hall and Worsley Park Marriott, to name a few – as well as some well established Brides Up North favourites, like Middleton Lodge, Ramside Hall, Hardwick Hall, The Bowdon Rooms, Hilltop Country House, Allerton Castle, The Alnwick Garden, Nostell Priory, Wentworth Woodhouse, The Mansion… the list goes on…

We’ve also freshened things up for 2016 by adding some exciting new concepts to the mix as we host the UK’s first dedicated large scale festival wedding exhibitions in 2016, in collaboration with Stockeld Park and Capesthorne Hall. These outdoor venues will be transformed into a boho wedding wonderland! There’ll be huge sail cloth tents, chill out areas, tipi villages, vintage Pimm’s tents, street food vendors, live bands and 60+ luxury wedding suppliers at each to make all your festival themed wedding planning ideas a reality. Bring your bridesmaids, designate a driver, wear flowers in your hair and make a day of it… these are set to be events to remember. Watch this space for more news and “line-up” announcements, coming soon!

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So, there’s just a bit going on backstage right now, and we can’t wait to share all the fun with you lovely lot. Whilst we sweat over staging and floor management, why don’t you take a moment to have a browse of our jam packed schedule and start blocking out a few Sundays… things are about to get very, very pretty.

See you in 2016?

are you a wedding industry professional?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2016. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions.

Click here to view the full schedule.

Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in spring 2012, all exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

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If you wish to attend more than one event, please list all here - discounts are available for block bookings

Alternatively, please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP for exhibitor booking and pricing information listing the events or area that you are interested in.

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this sunday… tiaras at the ready!

October 24th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Allerton Castle Autumn 2015
We are nearing the end of an absolutely fantastic season of Brides Up North events (*waves* to all our visitors, suppliers and new readers!) but we’ve one last sensational Luxury Wedding Exhibition for you to enjoy before bidding you adieu till next spring.

If you haven’t made it to one of our pretty events this season – or if you have and would like to do it all again (each of our events is completely bespoke and entirely different from the rest) then you need to put this last-chance-date in your diaries.  Because these shows are special…

We’ll be quick stepping it to Allerton Castle this Sunday 25th October 2015, to bring more Brides Up North readers a huge final dose of wedding pretty.

Who wants to play at princesses?!

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Allerton Castle, Allerton Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5 0SE

Sunday 25th October 2015

11am till 3pm

FREE ENTRY

Come and see this spectacular venue dressed to the nines: meet the Dine wedding planners and their award winning catering teams, have a good look around, be amazed by our towering floral displays, sample our artisan cake creations, pose in our photo booths, hear some of the best live music in the County, play dress up with gorgeous gowns and accessories and tick off all those last essential details.

One of my very favourite events in our entire calendar, the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle really is that – pure luxury.  Even if you’ve already booked your wedding venue, come along to meet and seek inspiration from the region’s very finest wedding industry suppliers.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed!

bride to be?

We’re giving away up to 200 free Bride To Be media packs, filled with glossy magazines and little treats from Brides Up North.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP media pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

 

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super sunday!

October 2nd, 2015 | Julia Braime

The Bowdon Rooms Autumn 2015

We do like to spoil you, don’t we?

It’s a super sunday weekend at wedding blog HQ as we bring you not one but two fabulous Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions across the regions.  Brides Up North is on tour in Cheshire and the North East this Sunday 4th October 2015, with one aim only: to bring a whole lot of beautiful to our bride to be readers, and send you home excited and inspired, VIP Media Pack in hand.

First up, the finest North West wedding industry talent will be descending upon The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham, for our sixth Luxury and Vintage Wedding Exhibition at this unique & authentic vintage venue. Like everything vintage-y, these events just get better and better with age.  It’s going to be even fabulous this time around! You need to be there.

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Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

The Firs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2TQ

Sunday 4th October 2015

11am till 3pm 

FREE ENTRY

This brilliant, exclusive use venue is as fun as it is special, with it’s high ceilings, sparkling drapes, ornate fireplaces and perfectly sprung dance floor.  Dancing shoes at the ready!  If you are looking for a bespoke and private wedding venue with a little added period pizazz, it’s your lucky day.

Hardwick Hall Autumn 2015
And for you North East ladies, get ready for another of our epic bridal party events: you are invited to a Bridal Ballroom Grand Wedding Exhibition at the rather lovely Hardwick Hall Hotel.

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Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH

Sunday 4th October 2015

11am till 3pm, with bridal catwalks at 12noon and 1:30pm

FREE ENTRY

We are very proud to run the largest and most exciting free entry bridal exhibitions in the North East and Sunday is a special one. It’s going to be packed to the rafters – and it’s twinkling crystal chandeliers – with wedding inspiration, fabulous ideas and the very, very best of the North East wedding industry.

Watch out for the all new “Brides Up North Edit” designer catwalk shows, a champagne bar, wedding hair and beauty advice sessions & demos & glossy media packs for each visiting bride… oh and a couple of resident tipis!

For this event, we are filling the whole of the Coleman Suite – and it’s going to be spectacular! We don’t just squash in any old exhibitors either! Whether you are shopping for the final details or have no idea where to start, we can promise you the very best choice of the best bridal experts in the region.  Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented.

bride to be?

We’ll be following up each event with an interactive show newsletter packed full of exhibitor discounts and links, meaning that the inspiration – and savings – continue after the main event.

We’re also giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be media packs at each event, filled with glossy magazines and treats from Brides Up North.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

While stocks last.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Select the event that you wish to attend (required)

Number of people attending the event (including yourself) (required)

 

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let’s get this party started @ hardwick hall hotel

September 28th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Hardwick Hall Autumn 2015

If you follow the wedding blog over on InstagramTwitter and Facebook – you’ll probably have seen that our jam packed series of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions are bigger and more beautiful than ever this season.

With our portfolio at it’s very best, every venue that we work with is handpicked and special, and I can’t wait to for another weekend of the finest wedding inspiration and welcoming you to the beautiful country house hotel that is Hardwick Hall Hotel for our bridal ballroom on Sunday 4th October 2015, from 11am till 3pm, FREE entry. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

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Other wedding fairs?  Pah!  What’s the point?! We are very proud to run the largest and most exciting free entry bridal exhibitions in the North East (our Bridal Party event at Ramside Hall Hotel last week was nothing short of epic). Sunday is a special one too. It’s going to be packed to the rafters – and it’s twinkling crystal chandeliers – with wedding inspiration, fabulous ideas and the very, very best of the North East wedding industry.

Watch out for the all new “Brides Up North Edit” designer catwalk shows, a champagne bar, wedding hair and beauty advice sessions & demos & glossy media packs for each visiting bride.

For this event, we are filling the whole of the Coleman Suite – and it’s going to be spectacular! We don’t just squash in any old exhibitors either! Whether you are shopping for the final details or have no idea where to start, we can promise you the very best choice of the best bridal experts in the region.  Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented.

The fun doesn’t stop there either. We’ll be following up the day to each registered bride with an interactive show newsletter packed full of exhibitor discounts and links, meaning that the inspiration – and savings – continue after the main event.

Ladies, if there’s one show to be at this weekend, this one would be it.

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If the level of pre-registrations that Team Brides Up North has received is anything to go by, it’s going to be an amazing day!  We adore hearing your love stories and getting excited with you and we can’t wait to meet so many of you in person. I just love saying hello to my readers in real life, scoping out the new trends and generally hosting a fabulous party every single Sunday. Who wouldn’t love this job?

Well then, what are you waiting for? Grab your girls or your groom, and we’ll see you there!

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Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH

Sunday 4th October 2015

11am till 3pm, with bridal catwalks at 12noon and 1:30pm

FREE ENTRY

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bride to be? you’re in the right place!

We’re giving away up to 250 free Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors.  As demand is high, to pick up your goody bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

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wedding industry professional?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2015/16. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions this year.

Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in spring 2012, all exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone No

Your Website (begin web address with http://www.)

What sort of wedding business are you enquiring on behalf of? e.g. Bridal Boutique/ Photographer etc

Select the event that you are interested in (required)

If you wish to attend more than one event, please list all here - discounts are available for block bookings

Images by Cat Hepple Photography.

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this sunday! you are invited to the bridal party!

September 18th, 2015 | Julia Braime

The Bridal Party Ramside Hall Hotel Autumn 2015

As regular readers of these pages will know, Brides Up North are renowned for hosting the very best wedding exhibitions and bridal events that the regions have to offer.  We’re the absolute experts at getting all the pretty in one place – the most fabulous suppliers at the very best venues to inspire, delight (and organise!) our bride to be visitors.

Our shows are stunning, spacious and sophisticated. But this season, it’s set to get even more special.

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We’re celebrating five happy years of Brides Up North here at the HQ this autumn and to celebrate, we are hosting a huge party this very weekend (cunningly disguised as a Grand Wedding Exhibition)!

Let us cordially extend the most lovely of invitations to:

the bridal party

Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf Club & Spa, Durham

Sunday 20th September 2015

11am till 3pm

Free Entry

We are shaking things up, with all new “Brides Up North Edit” designer catwalk shows, a champagne bar, wedding hair and beauty advice sessions & demos & glossy media packs for each visiting bride.  The team from the brand new (sensational!) Spa at Ramside will also be on hand with tips and treats for every visitor.

As ever, we don’t do things by halves here at Brides Up North. For this event, we are filling the whole of the hotel – and it’s going to be spectacular!  We don’t just squash in any old exhibitors either! Whether you are shopping for the final details or have no idea where to start, we can promise you the very best choice of the best bridal experts in the region.  Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented.

The fun doesn’t stop there either. We’ll be following up the day to each registered bride with an interactive show newsletter packed full of exhibitor discounts and links, meaning that the inspiration – and savings – continue after the main event.

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bride to be? you’re in the right place!

We’re giving away up to 250 free Bride To Be media packs at each event, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North and exclusive offers.  As a VIP you’ll also get speedy entry to the event. As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Select the event that you wish to attend (required)

Number of people attending the event (including yourself) (required)

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wedding industry supplier? join the party!

We would love to welcome new exhibitors and old friends to the Brides Up North family in 2015/16. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our award winning luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions.

Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in spring 2012, all exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high.

Get in touch for pricing, exhibitor info and to guarantee your place.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone No

Your Website (begin web address with http://www.)

What sort of wedding business are you enquiring on behalf of? e.g. Bridal Boutique/ Photographer etc

Select the event that you are interested in (required)

If you wish to attend more than one event, please list all here - discounts are available for block bookings

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Images by Cat Hepple Photography.

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