City Council has welcomed news that Liverpool will host the first National Gay
Wedding Show, taking place at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool on the 3rd
March 2013. Around 200 exhibitors will descend on Liverpool from across the UK,
providing a wide range of products and services across the whole wedding market.
The National Gay Wedding Show is a celebration of
marriage for all couples regardless of their sexuality. It was set up to
support equality throughout the wedding market, creating an experience for
anyone whatsoever who is getting married, whether they are Straight, Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LBGT).
The show sets out to be the
most accessible and informative event of its kind, offering every style of
couple a high profile event, promoting equality and acceptance within the
wedding industry. The National Gay Wedding Show has also created its own
equality campaign, ‘the Celebration of Weddings’, embracing people who want to
cement their commitment to each other.
The wedding industry is worth
over £52 million per year. Under amendments made to The Marriages and Civil
Partnerships Regulations in 2011, allowing same sex couples to register for a
civil partnership, 53,417 ceremonies have been conducted, a number that still
continues to rise.
Gay Wedding Show will provide extensive shopping, support and advice
opportunities for couples preparing to tie the knot or those who just want to
see what is on offer should they decide to get married. Visitors will be able to benefit from invaluable support and advice from
all wedding categories including; venues, cakes, stationery, entertainers,
wedding attire to name a few; The show will feature many major brands such as
The Hilton, Slaters and KUONI, as well as many unique independent companies
showcasing their services and products.
City Council’s Cabinet Member Councillor Nick Small, said: “I’m delighted the
UK’s first ever National Gay Wedding Show is taking place in Liverpool.
“We embrace diversity, and earlier this year we
endorsed the Stanley Street Quarter as a gay village, recognising the vital
contributions the LGBT community makes to life in our city.
Our award winning arena and convention centre is
attracting some of the biggest and best new events to our waterfront and this
will be the latest high profile success for the venue.”
Davies, Marketing and Events Manager for the National Gay Wedding Show, said:
“This Wedding Show at the BT Convention Centre in
Liverpool invites literally EVERYONE to come along and enjoy what is set to be
a wonderful day. Couples will be sure to find everything they possibly need in
this wedding extravaganza being held in the perfect location. Having organised
Wedding Shows for over four years, this show promotes equality and simply
supports all couples celebrate love.”
For more information please visit the website at http://nationalgayweddingshow.com/
For ticket enquiries please
the TicketQuarter Box Office on 0844 8000 410
Ticket Quarter is offering a 2 for 1 discount on tickets to
The National Gay Wedding Show on the 15th November 2012.