Are you looking for a professional team of wedding industry experts to run your wedding open day, or wedding show?

As the largest wedding show organiser in the Essex/Hertfordshire area, we have been in business over 20 years and during this time worked with over 800 wedding venues in 5 Counties.

We host over 50 wedding shows each year and operate the largest 2 day wedding show at Chelmsford City Racecourse, 3 times annually, where we have over 120 suppliers, including venues.

This event attracts over 2, 500 people and 100's of couples getting married.  

With our experience and knowledge we can assist you to execute and deliver a very successful event, without all the stress and strain! Our shows work alongside & compliment your own open days and we recommend you continue to have these.



Many of the region's most popular and breath-taking venues already play host to our superb wedding shows, could yours be next?

You will certainly be in good company. The team at Main Event Wedding Shows are super excited about each show we create, professional in our approach and happy to talk you through every aspect of this exciting opportunity. Being a host is the perfect way to introduce your Hotel, Castle, Barn or Stately Home to our couples getting married who are looking for their dream wedding location, and the increase in bookings is one reason why so many venues come back to us year after year. 

Interested? Then why not drop an email to

Our Outstanding service is second to none


  • Full marketing package to promote your venue, including Bridal invitations, email footer, social media posts on our social platforms, paid for social media adverts to attract couples getting married to attend your event.
  • Venue banner and signage.
  • E-marketing to invite our bridal database of over 10,000 active brides.
  • Gain new bookings.
  • Exposure on our website and also on other leading wedding websites.
  • Exposure in our magazine Absolute Bridal, plus a listing on our show pages. We are also happy to discuss complimentary editorial opportunities for you.
  • Full database of brides who pre-register and attend on the day provided to you.
  • Event organised from start to finish.
  • We work closely with your preferred suppliers and offer them first refusal to exhibit, we have an active database of over 9,000 wedding suppliers eager to book our shows.
  • All organisation including plans provided, logistics & all communication with suppliers, this leaves you time to focus on your venue and selling your services on the day.
  • This service is completely free to you.




This fantastic event has been established for over 7 years , we attract over 2,500 visitors and 100’s of brides at each 2-day event,  couples that attend are at all different stages of planning their weddings and looking to book services, many suppliers take bookings on the day and tell us that this show provides them with full diary for the following year!

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain new business and meet couples getting married face to face. This show has a great atmosphere, has a large selection of suppliers, and venues also exhibit, this is a one stop wedding shop for brides that truly attracts the crowds.

Here is an overview of the event:

You are in safe hands, our business has been established for over 20 years, during this time we have worked with over 800 venues organising wedding shows. We continue to organise over 50 wedding shows each year in 5 counties.

  • Over 100 exhibitors (including venues) with unrivalled choice of suppliers – category restrictions will apply.
  • Cocktail bars, live music and food available meaning couples can make a day of it!
  • Invites for you to share on social media to say you are exhibiting.
  • Complete marketing package and opportunities to engage with your target audience
  • Our database of over 10,000 local brides will be invited from our database, this refreshes every day, along with an extensive marketing campaign to ensure maximum attendance on the day.

Please do look at our Instagram highlights @maineventweddingshows and you will get a feel for the event and how successful it is!

To find out how you can be part of this amazing event please contact 


Here are what some of our exhibitors have said;


Coo Jewellery - Coo just wanted to say what a brilliant show you produced at Chelmsford racecourse; you manage to combine efficiency with friendliness. Amazing show and fantastically busy!

Channels Estate wedding venue - The number of brides on the day was above my expectation, we were kept continuously busy with lots of strong enquiries.

Unique Vacations - I had a great weekend, you put on a great show and I 110% want to rebook for the next show. I am sure we will do a full-page ad again too

Music by Violin - It was the busiest & most productive wedding fayre I have ever exhibited at! It was so well advertised and organised. The team are fantastic!

Mini and Me Photography - Without doubt the most well organised, well attended fayre we have ever booked. The team work so hard both for the vendors and Couples and the marketing is spot on.

Nigel Downton, 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.


We have several marketing opportunities at Main Event to help you engage with your target audience.

We increase the visibility of your company and provide you with the chance to connect with more engaged couples. 

Put your company in front of these clients who you might not otherwise be able to. 

  • Each season, we stay in touch with hundreds of local couples getting married.
  • Extensive couple’s database in your target catchment area 
  • Our publication, "Absolute Bridal," offers editorial and advertising opportunities. 
  • New Directory, SEO driven.


Absolute Bridal magazine is published three times annually and features the very best local suppliers, venues, honeymoon destinations, fashion and beauty and the latest industry news.

Our glossy FREE magazine is distributed in a variety of unique ways to ensure YOUR advert is seen by couples looking for wedding suppliers!

  • Over 11,000 copies printed throughout the wedding show seasons.
  • Average readership is now unlimited due to the online presence and will exceed over 30,000!
  • Our magazine is handed directly into the hands of all couples attending our wedding shows. (For details of exhibiting at our shows please email us) 
  •  Available on Flipping Book making Absolute Bridal an interactive online magazine, that includes click through links to your website and ability to share your advert/ editorial on your social pages making it easier for couples to contact you.
  • Also published electronically and emailed to our entire bridal database of over 10,000 active brides.
  • Minimum 3-month shelf life for each issue giving you great exposure and value for money.
  • Also distributed by many trade professionals including Wedding Venues, Photographers, Florists, Jewellers etc.
  • There are NO wasted copies left on newsagents’ shelves

Available for couples getting married to collect at our wedding shows, you can also read the latest issue and previous issues here.

Competitive rates and discounts available if you book more than one issue,  complimentary editorial is also an option to help assist your business get noticed.

For further details please contact


To increase your visibility on search engines, every one of our Directory supplier entries get their very own SEO-driven profile on our website. 

Direct contact forms, reviews, embedded videos, and image galleries are included in this ultimate traffic booster for your company to receive inquiries directly to your business.

Users search by location and category for pin-point couple acquisition. 

Powerful backlinks to your website, building your own SEO.

If you wish to discuss any of the above, we would love to hear from you


We have a additional service designed with venues in mind, to help you market your own wedding open day and gain new business, valuable additional exposure beyond your reach. 

Our tried and tested unique marketing formula can assist you to deliver a succesful event.

For further information please contact


What our customers say