Civic Centre to host major wedding fair

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The Lurgan Mail and Portadown Times are hosting their annual Spring Wedding Fair on Tuesday evening, April 16, in Craigavon Civic Centre, Mayes Hall from 5pm – 9pm.

A host of exhibitors covering all aspects of weddings will be in attendance to give you ideas, help and suggestions for your big day.

Exhibitors will include Armagh City Hotel where you will find a wonderful choice of idyllic and historic backdrops for your wedding photographs and ultra modern facilities to ensure the biggest day of your life meets all your expectations and more.

Also in attendance will be Anne Louise Designs who offer a personal service designing garments for special occasions such as weddings, formals, ceremonies or day wear.

Such garments may include wedding gowns, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, wedding guests and formal dresses.

Garments are designed to your specific requirements and made to measure for a perfect fit.

Every design is unique and individually crafted from start to finish by Louise who has her own design studio, on the outskirts of Dromore, providing comfortable and private surroundings for your one to one consultations.

Turning to your wedding list, there will be Ditronics, a local electrical retailer offering all manner of items from white goods to kitchen accessories, TVs to carving knives.

Run by Ciaran Greene, Ditronics is a familiar name in the area with the business celebrating it’s 27th Anniversary this year.

You can also fulfill your dream wedding wishes with the help of Debenhams Wedding Gift Service; give yourself the gift of everything you’re dreaming of for matrimonial bliss.

For expertise and luxury head to The Events Boutique ‘Bridal’.

As a family-owned store trading for over 15 years and with over thirty members of staff Alana Interiors: Bespoke Living not only offers top brands in home furnishings and fashion, but continually seek out jewellery, clothing and crafts from independent artists and designers from across Europe and beyond.

At Alana their expert team of bridal consultants are available Monday to Saturday, or by appointment, to assist the happy couple in their selection of fantastic gifts.

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Anoher exhibitor in attendance at the fair will be Portadown Golf Club.

Nestled in the heart of Orchard County since 1900, Portadown Golf Club offers a course of exceptional beauty and elegance, placed in a partial woodland setting.

Conveniently located just two miles from Portadown and 20 miles from Belfast via the M1, Portadown Golf Club offers the bride and groom and their wedding guests a well-deserved sanctuary with views over the course, to relax and enjoy the fine wines and good food from The Riverside Restaurant.

BeautySecrets at Hillsborough will be bringing their beauty expertise showcasing their full range of beauty treatments.

Also at the fair Debonair will be offering inspiration for your mens formalwear. Whether you are looking for a timeless classic with a personal touch or a more adventurous and contemporary style, you will be able to create your perfect look from within Debonair’s range.

The Cohannon Inn and Autolodge provides quality and service and is conveniently located in a central location in Northern Ireland. It is the ideal setting for any special occasion.

They pride themselves in the professional services they offer on your wedding day. Their well appointed rooms can accommodate the small family wedding or indeed a large society wedding catering for parties of up to 130 guests.

Florist Kathryn of The Posy Barn combines the most elegant flowers with hedgerow foliage such as wild ivy to create truly original wedding bouquets.

Country elegance is her speciality with bouquets for brides and bridesmaids in every colour, church and reception flowers, corsages and buttonholes.

With only one wedding per week, Kathryn can concentrate solely on your wedding. Everything is planned down to the last detail. No one will put more thought and effort into making your wedding perfect.

Thompson Travel International in Portadown invites you to experience a sample of some of the tailor made trips organised for their clients.

Carefully designed worldwide itineraries organised at reasonable cost, make their trips an experience of a lifetime and excellent value for money for honeymooners. Thompson Travel International in Portadown are a fully bonded tour operator as well as a successful travel agency which gives them the ability to organise any type of travel.

Specialising in Israel tours and Holyland tours from Northern Ireland. South Africa, China, USA and Israel are the main group travel destinations whilst cruises play host to those special occasion breaks for honeymooners.

Craigavon Civic Centre is situated in the heart of Craigavon and just minutes away from the M1, Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre is one of Northern Ireland’s most superior wedding, conference and function centres.

With stunning views over the picturesque Craigavon Lakes, and whether you need a banqueting suite for 250 the Civic Centre will meet all your needs and expectations.

Whether dressing the groom and best man or hiring formal wear for a special dinner, SD Kells stocks an extensive range of traditional and modern style jackets, waistcoats and formal attire to suit your personal tastes.

If you require any further information about the Craigavon Wedding Fair or to book a stand telephone Julie on 028 3839 5504 or e-mail

So come along to Craigavon Civic Centre next Tuesday evening, 16 April, from 5pm, entry is free.