Businesses in Hull join forces for wedding fayre

Businesses from around Hull have tied the knot in a partnership approach to show what the area has to offer for people planning the perfect wedding.

Initial plans for a low-key display of facilities at The Townhouse Hotel in Albion Street snowballed into a full-scale wedding fayre, which will include displays by a range of businesses at the Princes Quay Shopping Centre.

“We were just looking to organise a small event to showcase the facilities at our hotel,” said Gill Stankovic, Sales Manager at The Townhouse, which opened a year ago.

“But one thing led to another and in addition to getting some of Princes Quay’s businesses involved we invited a few more from elsewhere in the city. A lot of them are small businesses that can’t run an event like this on their own so we are all benefiting from the partnership approach.”

The fayre will take place at the Harbour Deck in Princes Quay on Friday 3 June from 11am until 3pm.

Activities will include catwalk shows of wedding day fashions as well as displays by suppliers of cakes, table decorations, flowers and other essentials and accessories right down to a travel agent with information on how to plan the ideal honeymoon.

“It’s been great working with Princes Quay to organise the event and hopefully we’ll generate some business for their tenants and for other businesses as well as The Townhouse,” said Gill.

“We think between us we’ve covered all the bases and can show people that everything they need for the perfect wedding is right here in Hull.

“If it goes well there’s every chance we’ll look at adopting a similar partnership approach for other area of our activities.”

Kathryn Shillito, Hull BID City Centre Manager, added: “We’ve helped a little with the promotion of the event but essentially the concept and organisation of the wedding fayre is all down to the businesses themselves and it’s great to see them working in partnership in this way.”

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