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Save the date! Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery to hold wedding fayre on 1 October

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Couples planning their wedding will soon have the chance to see Shrewsbury’s latest – unique – wedding venue, when a wedding fayre is held at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Wednesday 1 October, from 5.30pm to 9pm.

The Museum has been granted a licence to stage civil weddings – which will be held in the 13th century Vaughan’s mansion house, within the museum complex.

Following their wedding ceremony, couples and their guests will have the opportunity to hold a drinks reception on the Museum balcony, which overlooks the main Shropshire Gallery in the former Music Hall auditorium.

The wedding fayre offer couples the chance to see the venue for themselves, and also meet a number of local wedding suppliers, including:

  • Hayley J Bespoke Bridal Wear
  • Alan Ward
  • Spinning Your Dreams Wedding Photography
  • Tipples bar services
  • Fabricious Green [Jewellers]
  • String of Cars
  • Roslins Caterers
  • Tanners Wines
  • Shropshire Registrars
  • Bonbonniare [bespoke chocolates]
  • Little Gem FX
  • Kevin Corfield [flowers]
  • Emma [harpist]
  • Lyric [photography]
  • Mystyque Lingerie
  • Wynne Jones [videographer]
  • Deryn Oliver [bridal make up]
  • Champion Ceremonies [ceremonies and Celtic hand fasting]
  • Carnelian [Pamper parties and Hen packages]

Entry to the fayre is free and everyone who attends will be able to enter a free prize draw for the chance to win some great prizes, including 50% off the cost of booking the venue, and season tickets to the Museum.

A rare surviving example of an early medieval first-floor hall, Vaughan’s Mansion is the only one of its kind in the region and is a building of national importance.

Tina Woodward, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, said:

“With its fascinating history, and following its recent restoration, we think that Vaughan’s Mansion is a wonderful place for a wedding.
“It will appeal to couples from Shropshire and beyond looking for somewhere a little bit special to get married – particularly those with a keen interest in history, as well as couples who met at the Music Hall, or have fond memories of the building.”

For more information about the Wedding Fayre, or about getting married at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, call 01743 258890 or email shrewsburymuseum@shropshire.gov.uk.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is owned and managed by Shropshire Council.

For more information visit www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk or follow @shrewsmuseum on twitter.

Further information

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery opened in April 2014 following a £10.5 million restoration, and has been granted a licence to stage civil weddings.

Vaughan’s Mansion is home to the Museum’s Roman, Medieval and Tudor collections. Wedding ceremonies will be held in the Vaughan’s Mansion Suite room.