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September Great Northern Wedding Show

On Sunday 15th September we hosted our second Great Northern Wedding show of the year!

The Great Norther Wedding Show is one of the largest wedding shows in the North West, and was once again another successful show with some of the best wedding suppliers showcasing what they do best. In the main hall we saw over 100 exhibitors leading the way for couples who were looking for the latest trends and making dreams become a reality.

The show also saw two fantastic catwalk shows with beautiful wedding gowns to mother of the Bride outfits and entertainment from Six15 and Ref Floral Architecture.

The Great Northern Wedding show is run by Little White Books and host a number of wedding shows throughout the North West. We are delighted that they will be returning for 2020 for their fifteenth Great Wedding Show on Sunday 19th April all you need to do is pre-register and entry will guarantee free entry for you and your bride tribe!

To pre-register click here.

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2020!!

Great Northern Wedding Show Extend Dates

We’re excited to announce that the Great Northern Wedding Show have confirmed their venue dates with Bolton Arena until 2020.

The next Great Northern Wedding Show will take place at Bolton Arena on Sunday 15th September 2019. The event is organised by Little White Books and have been coming to the Bolton Arena for the past 6 years. The Great Northern Wedding Show at Bolton Arena is the North West’s BIGGEST one day wedding exhibition with over 120 wedding suppliers waiting to inspire you on the day.

The event has an extensive range of exhibitors, including venues, catering, entertainment, bridal wear, wedding cars and much much more. We’re just overflowing with wedding ideas that you can’t but help book and buy everything you need for your wedding at this show! Two professionally choreographed catwalk shows featuring bridal, formal, and occasion wear. Not only this but live entertainment is provided throughout the day.

Interested in exhibiting at the next Great Northern Wedding Show? Request your media pack here

Is your big day on the horizon? Visit Little White Books to make your dream wedding become a reality https://www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/

Can’t make September? Keep a look out for the 2020 dates to be announced.

Calling All Brides And Grooms

CALLING all brides and grooms – THE GREAT ONE IS BACK!

The Great Northern Wedding Show is back at the USN Bolton Arena on April 23rd – and it’s bigger and better than ever!

This bi-annual show is THE biggest one-day, free-entry bridal event in the North West.  Featuring everything the future bride and bridegroom could possibly need to plan their best day ever – over 120 creative suppliers will be ready to meet you, and inspire your individual creativity.  And you will be thoroughly entertained, it’s an absolutely cracking day out!  For behind-the-scenes info in the run-up to the show check out #GNWS2017 on Instagram and Twitter.

With two catwalk shows, including the very popular Alternative Catwalk with Legend Bridal Designs, as well as collections for the classic bride and the curvy bride from Foxglove Brides and Bridal Wear By Esme.

Slaters will be showing their huge range of menswear and Aubergine Ladies Wear have beautiful options for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom.

There are live performances and demonstrations and stalls for absolutely everything you will need for The Big Day – from cakes and stationery to fabulous food to sample and superb wedding cars of all kinds on show.

Now for the freebies – everybody loves a freebie!  As well as a beautiful goody bag, free for the first 500 brides to arrive on the day, two free wedding magazines and show guide for all brides we are bringing back the #GreatNorthernBride giveaways!

Team LWB will place ‘I’m a Great Northern Bride’ signs randomly around the Arena. Should you find one just hand it in at the Little White Books stand and collect your prize there and then!

The show runs from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free for you and your guests if you pre-register to attend at www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/wedding-fairs If you don’t pre-register there is a £2 per person charge on the door.

The Arena is super-easy to reach by car – we’re 400 yards away from Junction 6 of the M61 – by train as Horwich Parkway Station is just a short walk away or by car with free parking for 2,000 vehicles.

See you there – it’s going to be a blast!  Little White Books – All You Need!

 

Wedding Show Is Must-See

THE Great Northern Wedding Show makes a welcome return to the Arena on Sunday, September 18 with everything the bride and groom need for their dream wedding.

This is THE essential wedding exhibition for all engaged couples and their families and is a huge regional draw.

As well as three catwalk shows during the day – including the very popular Alternative Catwalk with Legend Bridal Designs at 3pm – the show also features classic bridal collections together with collections for the curvy bride. There is also occasionwear and formal hire.

Add to that live performances and demonstrations, stalls with examples of every type of item needed for the wedding, from cakes to stationery plus fabulous food to sample and superb wedding cars of all kinds on show, and you’ve got a must-see event.

There’s a free goody bag for the first 500 brides to arrive on the day, free wedding magazine and show guide for all brides. And, if you register beforehand, free entry on the day.

The event runs from 11am to 4pm. Find out more at www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/wedding-fairs

 

 

Full Calendar Ahead

WE certainly have a busy few months ahead here at the USN Bolton Arena with a variety of amazing events.

On September 18th , Little White Books return with their fantastic Great Northern Wedding Show. It really is THE place to come for anyone planning a wedding as there are stalls from every nuptial area – from bouquets and bridalwear to cakes and cars and from make-up artists and marquees to venues and videographers.

All the experts on hand make this the ideal one-stop shop for wedding planning and it always attracts hundreds of enthusiastic visitors from a wide area. Entry is free if you pre-register at http://www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/great-northern-wedding-show

On October 1st and 2nd Strongman Bolton is back with all the amazing displays of strength. This is a really enjoyable weekend for all the family with a friendly atmosphere, tough competition and some amazing feats of strength on show.

Around 100 men and women from all over the UK will converge on the Arena to compete in this event which also includes stalls, exhibitions, demonstrations and networking. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/Strongmanbolton/ to find out more.

Health and Safety North also returns to the Arena on October 12th and 13th . This is the event when safety and health practitioners and communities from across the North of England come together to learn, network and procure.

One of the major events in the fencing calendar is being held at the Arena on October 15th when the Manchester Cadet competitions are staged for under 17 foilists. Go to http://www.manchetercadet.org/ for more details.

There is more sporting excitement on November 13th when Jungle Fever hits the Arena. This super event involves talented cheerleading groups from a wide area, demonstrating their breathtaking skills to a spellbound audience. Log on to http://www.futurecheer.net/junglefever.htm to find out more.

And on December 3rd and 4th there’s a delightful way to sample some early festive cheer and get ready for the Christmas holidays with The Festive Food and Gift Fair.

There will be a Festive Food Hall, Festive Market Place, Celebrity Chefs, Entertainment Stage, Fashion Shows and much more to please the hundreds of visitors attending.

To find out more about holding your event at the USN Bolton Arena, just contact B2B and Events Manager Hannah Mooney on 01204 488112 or email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com

Wedding Show Extravaganza

HUNDREDS of people planning weddings in the next year or two will converge on the USN Bolton Arena on April 24 for the Great Northern Wedding Show.

This is always a popular draw with around 120 of the North-west’s most bespoke and well-known wedding businesses offering everything from photographers and wedding dresses to bouquets and those fabulous wedding cakes.

As usual, it is arranged and run by experienced organisers Little White Books with free entry and registration available in advance. The wedding show runs from 11am to 4pm with free parking for up to 500 cars and additional parking for another 2,000 vehicles available.

There’s also the choice of arriving by train – Horwich Parkway Station is just a short walk from the Arena’s door – or by road as Junction 6 of the M61 is 400 yards away.

To find out more about this event, and others at the Arena, call Hannah Mooney on 01204 488112 or email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com

Top Class Events In 2016

We’ve got a wealth of top-class events being held here, with some established favourites and new additions to delight fresh audiences.

On April 24th, we’ve got the Great Northern Wedding Show returning with its wealth of stalls featuring everything possible for the discerning bride and bridegroom. This is always a popular event and we look forward to welcoming new visitors along with established fans.

On May 14th, expect to see the very best in Thai boxing when The Tanko Main Event is held. Contact sports’ events don’t come any bigger than this and the fight card already boasts world stars like WBC World Champion Fabio Pinca and the UK’s own Reece McAllister.

Take a step into the fantasy world of comics and sci-fi when Film and Comic Con comes to the Arena for the first time on July 2nd and 3rd. All the favourite stars from TV, film and comics will be here as well as whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and film memorabilia. We can expect some amazing outfits from visitors, too!

The Great Northern Wedding Show returns on September 18th and on October 1st and 2nd XL Expo is back at the Arena after holding its inaugural event here last year to great acclaim.

This two-day event celebrating strength and wellbeing involves competitions, stalls and activities, bulging with the best in its field and bigger and better than ever.

And on November 13th, there will be all the fantastic gymnastic moves and routines that dazzle and delight audiences when Jungle Fever cheerleading competition returns to the Arena.

“It’s going to be a really exciting year!” stated Hannah Mooney, the Arena’s Conference and Events Executive. “There are some terrific events being staged here, and I know that many people are already looking forward to coming.”

* For more information about running events at the USN Bolton Arena contact Hannah on 01204 488112 or email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com

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