Martels Bridal Boutique and Wedding Village

We have worked alongside main Event Wedding Shows for many years now as suppliers, firstly as wedding planners and then now with Martels Bridal Boutique and Martels Wedding Village.

Their shows are very well organised and advertised, we find a lot of our couples have met us at one or another of the wedding shows at local venues or the Chelmsford City Racecourse larger shows!
The idea of the Wedding Directory, of all their trusted suppliers on their website for all engaged couples to see is a great one. It makes perfect sense, and we as the boutique and the wedding village, are thrilled with our pages.

Karen Lambert – Director
Martels Bridal Boutique & Martels Wedding Village

East Mersea Hall

The Main Event wedding show team and Absolute Bridal magazine team have been incredible and quite honestly, imperative to our business. 

From the initial contact of creating a fantastic wedding show at our venue year on year, to working with our recommend suppliers to be at that show, to the outstanding execution of 100’s of couples through our door, every step was as easy as it could possibly be for a venue owner. Reaching lots of potential couples with their following - something that wouldn’t have been half possible had we not sought them to run our shows here. 

To add to that, Absolute bridal magazine is a well-established and credible wedding magazine in our industry. To advertise, at a reasonable cost, generates lots of couple enquiries for us, resulting in lots of bookings. We couldn’t recommend a better way to advertise. 

We couldn’t rate them highly enough! Thinking about using them for a show or advertising in their magazine? Give them a trial. we know that we wouldn’t look back. From a very happy and busy wedding venue.
Kirsty Lowry - owner
East Mersea Hall 

ATW Creations

Main Wedding Events has helped our business go from strength to strength. We started our bespoke wedding stationery business in 2020 just doing a few things on the side for friends and family. We stumbled across Main Wedding Events and decided to book into a few wedding shows. The team at Main Wedding Events are so friendly and welcoming, and the events are very well organised. We were quite nervous about our first wedding show and didn’t know what to expect, but it certainly didn’t disappoint. We had a queue of 4 couples at our stand at one point and were blown away with how much interest we had. We have really enjoyed exhibiting at many wedding shows since and to top it all, it has lead to us becoming a recommended supplier at one of our favourite venues. Thank you very much Main Wedding Events!

Apton Hall

Working with Main Event and Vanessa in particular has always been an absolute pleasure.
The entire process from initial planning to hosting numerous wedding fayres at Apton Hall has been a breeze, mainly down to the professionalism that the team showed throughout the process.
By hosting a Main Event show we gain new leads and bookings as a result of the additional marketing and exposure we gain from using the service. I cannot recommend Vanessa and her team enough and without a shadow of a doubt we will continue to work with Main Events for all our wedding fayres!

Rob Cruickshank - Managing Director
Apton Hall Wedding & Events Venue

The Lion House

We have been working with Vanessa and Main Event for many years holding three wedding shows a year at our venue and also advertising in Absolute Bridal.

We find the shows an excellent way to bring new business to our site, they are well advertised and require very little organisation and stress on our part.

The event is always very well organised, we have a meeting a few weeks prior to discuss the details and the suppliers that will be exhibiting. There is always a very good variety of different suppliers which means the show is interesting for potential couples. We are sent the artwork and banners to advertise the event via our databases and on-site.
The day of the event is pleasurable to work as the Main Event team choreograph everything so that we can focus on our own stand and chatting with all of the couples that visit.

We often find that the shows generate viewings and bookings but in general helps put us on the map for couples that didn’t necessarily know about us.

We have been advertising in Absolute Bridal for some time also as find that it is great value for money given the quality of the publication and the widespread distribution, everyone is very helpful too in assisting us with our advert.

All in all, a great team and we always look forward to working with them.

Kailey Deputy General Manager

Tilly Brown Music

I performed at one of Main Events Wedding Shows last weekend and I am so happy with how many bookings/enquiries I have received from the show!

Vanessa and Donna were absolutely amazing and could not do enough to help and ensure I was happy.

I would 100% recommend exhibiting your wedding business at a Main Event Wedding Show!

Tilly Brown

Capture House

As professional wedding photographers and videographers, we've been attending the same wedding fair for the past few years and it's always been a great experience! I've made many wonderful connections with fellow vendors, which has led to some amazing collaborations and lasting relationships.
It's a brilliant opportunity to meet couples in all stages of their wedding planning so there's always something for everyone. We highly recommend the Main Event Wedding Shows!

Jordan Bright - Founder – Capture House

Jordan Richards Music

This was my first show with Main Events and what a show it was. Not only was the atmosphere incredible but the variety and calibre of suppliers was second to none.
Each member of their team was super friendly and I’m looking forward to returning to another Main Events Wedding Show soon.

Jordan Richards

Channels Estate

Channels Estate Wedding venue has been using Main Event Wedding Shows for almost two decades to host our wedding shows. We also attend all the Chelmsford City Racecourse 2-day Wedding shows each year where possible, and we hold at least two wedding shows each year at our own venue, all arranged by the Main Event Team.
The Shows are always very well attended with newly engaged couples, which are genuinely looking to book venues and services. Without these events, I have no doubt we would not be able to create the same number of enquiries.
The team at Main Event are professional, friendly and helpful. They “totally get it” from a supplier’s point of view but also newly engaged couples. Anyone working in the wedding industry would benefit immensely from the work, support, effort, and networking and of course, the friendship the team at Main Event wedding shows offer.

Paul East,
Sales & Marketing Manager

Vintage Dreams Wedding Cars

Being in the business of specialised wedding transportation since 2003 we have, over the years, attended a lot of wedding fairs, open days and exhibitions, etc. We have consistently found the wedding shows managed by Main Event Wedding Shows Limited as well organised and effective. Their events have lots of quality wedding industry suppliers, many of whom we have now got to know and the type of suppliers we want to be seen exhibiting alongside. The support and enthusiasm of the Main Event staff is excellent and we enjoy attending their events. More importantly, we attract a lot of enquiries and subsequent sales conversion which turn a very pleasant marketing experience into a profitable one.

Nigel Downton, Vintage Dreams Wedding Cars

Andy Magic

A couple of years ago I decided to give Main Event a try. I am so glad I did. I have done many different shows with them and they are always well organised and more importantly, really well marketed to ensure that they have a good amount of couples in attendance. I now do around 10 a year with Main Event and have never done one that I haven't got bookings from. My most recent one on Sunday has provided me with 5 bookings so far and lots more interest still to follow up. I still have a further 5 shoes to do in the Autumn to help ensure my diary is full!
Thanks Main Event.... You guys rock!

Andy Jamieson
Close up Magician

Chic Wedding Photography

I am writing this testimonial to express my sincere gratitude for the tremendous impact you have had on my wedding photography business. Over the years, I have attended several Main Event Wedding Shows, and I can confidently say that they have played a vital role in taking my business to the next level.
The footfall numbers at your shows have been nothing short of excellent, providing me with ample opportunities to showcase my work and connect with potential clients. Your shows are exceptionally well-organised, creating an environment that not only benefits us suppliers but also couples who are eagerly seeking trusted suppliers to bring their wedding visions to life.
What sets Main Event apart is the incredible team behind it. The staff members are always polite, helpful, and readily available to assist. Unlike many other companies, I have experienced firsthand that the team at Main Event genuinely cares about me and my business. They go above and beyond to ensure that I have everything I need to succeed and thrive in the wedding industry.
I wholeheartedly recommend Main Event to anyone in the wedding business who aspires to grow and succeed. Their shows provide a platform for you to showcase your services to a wide audience and make meaningful connections with potential clients. I am truly grateful for the opportunities and support that Main Event has provided me, and I eagerly look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration for many years to come.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Chic Wedding Photography
Andy Thomas
July 2023

Honeytree - Luxury Wedding Cakes

As newbie cake designers and newbies to the wedding industry, we didn’t know what to expect from our first wedding show. We decided to go big with the Chelmsford City Racecourse show and with a ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’ attitude but we’ve been so impressed by the response. It was a two-day event, and we did not stop talking to potential new clients. It’s been wonderful to see the buzz around our new business and to see it start to grow. We’ve had several confirmed bookings already and continue to get enquiries from the weekend. Thank you to Vanessa and the team for organising such a fabulous event. We look forward to the next one!

Kirstie & Cat
Honeytree – Luxury Wedding Cakes
July 2023

La Closet De Chanel

I truly cannot recommend Main Event Weddings enough! Partially Vanessa who from day one has always made me feel so welcome and apart of the wedding supplier family and has gone above and beyond for me making sure our needs at each show are catered for as our business has grown and adapted through the years. I started in the wedding industry in 2017 and Main event are the only company I have exhibited with and I have never felt a need to go elsewhere. Their prices are very reasonable for the footfall that Vanessa and her team work hard to get through the doors. I regularly also advertise in Absolute Bridal Magazine and again the service is flawless.

I would like to thank Vanessa and the whole team for being the best in the business and making myself and my small team feel so welcome each time and I look forward to the next one!

Kind Regards,

Chánel Barber

Company Director

Daisy Do Events

Our first wedding show with Main Event Wedding Shows went so well we had to return again!

The wedding shows are packed with wonderful guests and it’s always a pleasure to meet lots of Brides and Grooms in person to build a friendly relationship.

We also feature in the Absolute Bridal Magazine which is really beneficial as lots of lovely Brides & Grooms can find you from wedding events you may not be present at.

The Main Events Wedding Shows team are so wonderfully helpful and supportive and it’s a privilege being part of their wedding supplier team.

Sophia - Daisy Do Events

Photography by Ashley

I always love attending the Main Event show at Apton Hall. The team always look after me really well and the organisation is excellent. We always get a really decent footfall and I have lots of positive conversations with perspective clients. The day always runs smoothly and the communication in the run up to the day is excellent.
As a preferred supplier at Apton Hall I will always be attending these shows and I have faith that Main Event will ensure a good turn out.
Thanks so much team, I really appreciate the opportunity to promote my business and be surrounded by likeminded professionals and network with them too, because there is never time on a wedding day!
See you at the next one!

Michelles Childminding Services

Deciding to attend a wedding show is a big gamble, deciding to take part in a weekend long wedding show even more so. The lovely team at Main Weddings and Events answered all of my questions, stopped me worrying and supported me all through the process.

Arriving on the Friday to set up was quite overwhelming, this place is huge. Will it be worth the hours of preparation? Will anyone even want my details? Well the team were right, I shouldn’t have worried, I had a constant flow of couples requiring childcare for their big day. I received 3 bookings on the day itself and spent both evenings sending off price lists and quotes.

The event was run perfectly, with a wide range of suppliers including a stunning wedding dress show.

If you’re in two minds about attending, don’t be, it’s definitely worth it. I will be returning for sure.

DJ AJ and Photobooth Brothers

As an award-winning wedding supplier, I've had the pleasure of working with the team at Main Event Wedding Shows for several years, and I can't speak highly enough about the quality of their events and the excellent support they offer to us as vendors.

From the moment we book a spot at one of their wedding shows, the team at Main Event ensures we have everything we need. They take the time to understand our requirements, guaranteeing that we have the right space and setup to showcase our services effectively. This attention to detail makes a significant difference, allowing us to focus on connecting with potential clients rather than worrying about logistics.

The other suppliers that attend the events are always a good match for our business. They consistently attract the right brides and grooms, creating a vibrant and engaged atmosphere. This is crucial for us, as it leads to meaningful conversations and a higher likelihood of bookings. On average, we collect between 30-50 contact sheets at each show, and approximately 80% of these turn into bookings. This success rate is a testament to the quality of the attendees and the overall organization of the events.

Our business specializes in wide range of packages, including Photobooths, light up letters and more, With these wedding shows, they are ideal for connecting with couples who are actively planning their big day. From a bride and groom's perspective, these events offer a fantastic opportunity to meet industry professionals and understand the services we provide. Meeting us face-to-face allows couples to get a real sense of who we are and what we offer, which is invaluable when making decisions about their wedding day.

Overall, Main Event Wedding Shows have been instrumental in helping us grow our business and increase our bookings. The team is professional, attentive, and genuinely cares about the success of their vendors. I highly recommend their events to any wedding industry supplier looking to connect with engaged couples and expand their reach. And for brides and grooms, these shows are a must-visit, offering a unique chance to meet suppliers that are the best in the business and gain inspiration for their special day.

DJ AJ Entertainment
Photobooth Brothers

Swynford Manor

A huge thank you to Main Event wedding shows for organising such an amazing event yesterday here at Swynford Manor. Thank you to all the suppliers that attended too, we hope you all had as much success as we did!

The team at Swynford Manor

November 2023

Best Dress 2 Impress Bridal

Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your team for all your help and support during the recent wedding fairs. The attendance has been great which is all that we can hope for during these challenging times. Looking forward to more successful shows.

February 2024

Frankie - Flowtography Weddings

I have been attending wedding fairs organised by Main Event Wedding Shows as a supplier (wedding photographer) for several years now and they are hands down the best shows I've been part of! Vanessa, Donna and the rest of team are amazing and always ready to help and answer any questions both in the lead up to the event and on the actual day itself. The fairs are super busy, which is fantastic and shows how hard the team work to advertise the weddings shows to the couples. You get a really good mix of couples who have already booked their venues and those just starting to plan, so it works out great for all kinds of suppliers. The whole team are really friendly and open to feedback and are always looking for ways to make the shows even better for everyone. I have done a few shows with another company but they just don't compare to the ones run by Main Event Wedding Shows. They plan wedding shows at individual wedding venues which is a great way to network with other local suppliers as well as meeting the team for that specific venue. Then there is the Chelmsford City Racecourse wedding show which brings together suppliers across the industry including staff from a variety of different venues. This show is absolutely fantastic; there is so much
going on to draw couples to the show and there is always a constant flow of people to talk to. It's definitely one of my favourite shows to attend. Honestly, these wedding fairs are fantastic, and I can
confidently say that 90% (if not more) of my wedding bookings have come from attending these shows. My calendar would be so much emptier without them. Huge thanks to the team for making these events so awesome!
Frankie - Flowtography Weddings