Tiny Weddings Fair

Final Update on the Tiny Weddings Fair this Sunday

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We’re sending out the final email to those who have signed up for our mailing list for the Tiny Weddings Fair.  Our second fair is almost upon us!  It will take place this Sunday 10th March at the Birmingham Library and Rep Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP.  If you haven’t purchased your tickets online yet, you should; you will pay half the entry fee charged to those who pay on the door.  Tickets are just £4 in advance, and we have so much awesome stuff planned for you, we wanted to share the newsletter as a blog post so everyone can read it!

There’s more than one type of Tiny Wedding, and we’re hoping to be able to help you plan the one that suits you.  We will have more than thirty exhibitors and speakers, all of whom believe small is beautiful when it comes to weddings!

You might want to elope, or bring a small group to somewhere far away; exotic and exciting.  If you do, we have planners and photographers that specialise in far away places.  Come to the talk at noon, about how to choose the right country for your wedding, and then meet with people who can help you to make it happen.

Maybe you want to take a small group of your close family and friends to a beautiful location just a drive away and take a whole weekend to share the experience and send quality time together.  We have several beautiful venues that would welcome you to stay with them for the whole weekend, or to hold a day’s celebration with them.

We have several more local venues and country estates that are not too far away, who welcome small groups for a more low-key affair, including a local restaurant who can host weddings, and the hosts; Unique Venues Birmingham, who will be giving tours of the locations where you can hold a wedding or receptionin the building.  These will be at 11:30 and 1:30.  We also have a private chef and a mobile bar who can cater for your small wedding, wherever it may be!

Wherever and however you get married, if you’re a bride, then you’ll probably need a dress.  We will have several racks of designer bridalwear at up to 85% off the RRP to our fair that you can try on in the private changing rooms set aside.  So, you’ll get the chance to try out some dresses without the hassle of a bridal appointment.  We have two jewellers and vendors who can supply you with beautiful paper or felt bouquets or accessories that will last a lifetime, as well as a florist who can supply real blooms.

For the planning on eloping, then the talks on how to make that happen – with either practical advice on the legalities of it all, tips on how to manage family members and suggestions of awesome locations, then come along to hear one of the talks being given our elopement expert, at either 11:00 or 2:30.

We will have four celebrants from the humanist society who will be able to offer suggestions on unique elements and rituals that you can put in to your ceremony so that your wedding is totally tailored to you as a couple.  They’ll be giving a talk on this at 2:00 and they will also have an exhibitor stand.

If you do get married close to home, or plan of throwing  a party at home after an elopement, then you’ll probably want to meet Gaming4Weddings, who will be in the lobby with two of their gaming units, for you to try out the entertainment they could bring to you wedding (or for you to leave your groom to happily play while you try on dresses!).  We have photographers and videographers who want to travel, and have a passion for smaller weddings.

Aside from the talks and tours, come along to meet some of the thirty exhibitors we will have at the fair.  There will be so much experience and knowledge of unique weddings in this room.  Coming to this fair on this day could hugely affect the choices you make for your wedding.  And you’re only going to do it once, so make sure that your wedding is exactly how you want it to be!

Perhaps you are already following our social media posts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.  We’re posting lots of updates there, but the fair is just a few days away, so if you want to be in with a chance to win in our prize draws and get preferential entry to our tours, talks and workshops then get your ticket now for just £4.  We’ve almost run out of goody bags, so purchase your ticket in advance today to be sure of getting one on the day.

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Photo credit: Peach Perfect Weddings and Pauntley Court

Tiny Weddings Fair

Unique Tiny Wedding Venues in Birmingham

If you’re looking for a venue to host your intimate wedding ceremony or reception in 2019 or beyond then look no further than some of these gorgeous spaces from Unique Venues Birmingham.

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The Discovery Terrace

If you’re looking to include some natural elements into your big city elopement then The Discovery Terrace is the space for you. This exquisitely designed and immaculately kept garden space has sweeping views across the city and makes for a lovely private ceremony space or drinks reception venue. Invite your guests to soak in the view with a glass of champagne as they toast your marriage or keep it to yourselves as you exchange vows in your own secret garden.

The Book Rotunda

Do you and your future spouse share a passion for literature? Then this is your dream space.  Whilst the grandeur of the main open space may be a little overwhelming for smaller parties the warmth of the nooks and crannies surrounded by books, and the chance to wander the stacks ensconced in your own private book loves paradise is too good to give up! This space requires no theming, even for the grandest parties, and provides peace and quiet and a chance to escape the hub-bub of the city centre outside.

The Door Theatre Space 

This quirky little theatre space may seat 140 but if you’re looking to combine your love of theatre with an intimate ceremony space this gives you plenty of options without filling a huge theatre space. With numerous lighting, costume and musical options plus the chance to get ready in your own dressing room the sky is the limit for weddings here.  Keep your small party of guests entertained with back-stage tours, theatrical workshops and themed events which will leave them speechless!

The Suites

If you’re looking for spaces that are less theatrical and a little more private how about a private suite with built in dining options, views over the landscaped gardens and internal balcony views over the library?  These suites can be scaled up or down based on party size but all come with the option for in-room dining, drinks and entertainment. So even if you want a table for two on your wedding day the suites can provide you with options made just for you.

Following on from a successful Tiny Wedding Fair in late 2018, Tiny Weddings have partnered with Unique Venues Birmingham to bring intimate ceremony and elopement inspiration to the West Midlands on March 10th 2019.

Tickets are already on sale and we can’t wait to meet all the couples who are looking to make their Tiny Wedding dreams come true in 2019!  Find out more and book tickets HERE or sign up to our mailing list.

About Unique Venues Birmingham

Unique Venues Birmingham (UVB) is a new commercial venture between Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Library of Birmingham to exploit the excellent conferencing and hospitality opportunities offered within the shared building on Centenary Square in the centre of the city.  At the Tiny Weddings Fair at the Birmingham Rep on 10th March 2019, UVB will be offering tours of all these lovely wedding venues.

About Tiny Weddings Hosts

Tiny Weddings was created by Carly and Claire because of their passion for small weddings and helping a couple to have the wedding that suits them.  They know that smaller weddings are on the rise, for various reasons, and they don’t think wedding fairs are catering for these couples.

Carly has been blogging about elopements since she eloped in 2015. Carly has planned and executed weddings, fairs and events for some of the UK’s most recognisable venues and attractions and continues to work with events venues day to day as a consultant. When planning her own elopement wedding she saw little choice for those who wanted a great wedding without a huge guest list, so Carly began seeking out suppliers of tiny wedding and elopements around the world and now writes her own blog at www.epicelopement.co.uk.

Claire is a wedding planner, specialising in elopements and small destination weddings in Central Park, New York, for couples from all over the world. She has been doing this for over six years and has planned almost two hundred and fifty weddings so far. All of her weddings have had under fifty guests and most have between five and fifteen guests. She knows the tiny wedding market well. She knows what drives a couple to choose a tiny wedding and what values and priorities are popular for the couples that take this route.

Follow the Tiny Weddings Fair on your preferred social media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up to our mailing list to never miss an update, and get details about all the exhibitors, workshops, tours and talks.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance, to save 50% off on-the-day prices and to be entered in to our prize draw!