Wedding Fayre at the Etihad stadium

The County Brides Wedding Fayre at The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club took place on 11th January 2015 with a higher number of visitors than ever before. It is the fourth year for the event at this venue and the organisers have been delighted with the response.

Set in the heart of the city, The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club has easy access and free parking, making it an ideal venue for the fayre. Set over three floors the fayre was able to accommodate 73 exhibitors this year, drawing brides to the show surprisingly early for the 11.30 opening. County Brides always try to have a wide range of exhibitors at the fayre so that couples can find just what they are looking for when planning their wedding, and this year was no exception with lots of choice from transport, jewellery, wedding cakes, photography, floristry, venues and gift list services, along with more unusual services such as casino hire and a photo booth. The essential bridal, menswear and occasion wear suppliers were also in attendance, with their ranges showcased on the runway throughout the day. The popular runway shows were well attended with not a spare seat to be found and County Brides would like to thank Fairytale Brides, Shuff Separates and Groom for providing their designs for the catwalk. There was also stage entertainment from the talented John Norcott and music for the catwalk was by Lee Knight – Knights of Disco. Special thanks also go to Bob Williams, toastmaster, for introducing the shows.

“The fayre was bustling with engaged couples or, brides with her family and friends. The wine bar was serving glasses of fizz up in the 1894 suite, where couples and families could be seen relaxing and making a day of it.”


It was fantastic to start the spring season with such a busy wedding fayre and County Brides were delighted with the attendance of 400 brides in four and half hours and they would like to extend their thanks for the support of all of the exhibitors in making the day such a success.

Plans are already underway for the event next year, with the date to be approved once we have confirmation of the football fixture list in the summer. We are currently holding two dates, the 10th and 17th January 2016 and can already confirm that a third of our exhibitors have already rebooked and confirmed their attendance for next year.

Exhibitor stands will go on open sale week commencing 16 February 2015. Contact for further details.