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our history, since 2004 - 2014




11th Year

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10 years of the UK's official
Gay Wedding Show.

BRIGHTON 2013 - Click Here

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LONDON 2013 - click here

We are proud to have offered the shows and opened our doors across the UK to over 17,000 visitors since its launch it 2004, helping gay couples to arrange their weddings and ceremonies, legal information and Equality Issues and the most important honeymoon.

In November of 2004 the team held the UK's first ever Gay Wedding Show which was a huge success.

saw the show travel around the UK (Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester) with the grand finale in Brighton the day before the Civil Partnership became legal, in front of the worlds press.

2006 saw Brighton and Manchester come alive and show that true demand is still there for a passionate, dedicated and very real National Gay Wedding Show.

2007 exploded into one the most talked about shows in the UK for Civil Partnerships, the Gay Wedding Show still continues to demonstrate the passion that goes behind each and every Civil Partnership and the excitement in a fresh look for wedding shows in the future
















Celebrated 5 years of the Gay Wedding Show and on the 21st December 3 years of the Civil Partnership Act. The shows toured around Cardiff, Manchester and finished at Brighton. .

Over the last five years the gang at the Gay Wedding Show have certainly been on a great journey.

Read about how it all started and grow into one of the most talked about shows of its kind and filmed to over 30 million people worldwide.


6 years on and the shows kick start in London

1st March was a great success with some of the best exhibitors around, the launch of our book "Civil Partnership - A guide to the perfect day" the show could not have been any better - We like to thank everyone at the show for supporting us, exhibitors, Andaz Hotel and all the couples that came along to make their day special.

The Cardiff Gay Wedding Show held at the fabulous City Hall proved that 2009 was the year that turned the show into one of the most exciting, vibrant and well attended show's that Wales has ever seen.

Manchester Gay Wedding Show claims the North

Sunday the 18th October saw the official gay wedding show top the record books again with over 23% more visitors to the day against last year.

This now establishes Manchester firmly at the heart of the north, with visitors coming from far and wide across the midlands and north.

Brighton proved yet again why it was one of the most popular shows around with the largest amount of visitors than ever before and some of the best exhibitors around the UK - all helping same sex couples, their familes and friends


London starts the first of 4 shows in the UK, & years on and the shows are getting stronger in 2010 - find out why

Brighton : Celebrating 7 years of the UK's official Gay Wedding Show.

Sunday, November 14th in Brighton saw an amazing event provide a spectacular finale to the seven-year celebrations in 2010.

The show gave hundreds of same-sex couples inspiration, fun and facts about planning their Civil Partnership together.

Manchester : Manchester scores a 10 : 10 : 10 for the record number of gay and lesbian couples planning their weddings

10/10/10 was a beautiful sunny day in Manchester, as the UK's official Gay Wedding Show opened its door for the seventh successful year helping couples plan and book venues and suppliers for their special day.

As the North's number one show for same-sex couples, The Gay Wedding Show in Manchester presented some of the best exhibitors who actively value and support the gay community.

Cardiff : It was lovely to see an encouraging number of couples turn up for the day, including their family and friends. Some of the stats for Cardiff made for interesting and possible change for the future of Civil Partnerships, over 90% more women than men this year, age range from 21 to 60 and bookings as far as 2014. 

London : Now in our second year the Show was a huge success, reinforcing the UK's only and official gay wedding show family continue to grow the show received over 30% more visitors than last year and the exhibitors continued to show growth, innovation and creation.

The first of our 4 shows already started to show a ongoing trend with over 72% of visitors were women for a second year in a row. Plans are well under way for the 2011 show and more details are to be announced

2011 Shows


Cardiff warms this autumn's gay wedding shows...
What an amazing day, the sun was shining for the Cardiff show. We cannot thank the exhibitors enough for supporting the show and be totally amazing all round. It was great to see such a fantastic range of visitors and proud to say we had more couples at our show that Cardiff held Civil Partnerships in 2010, how amazing is that.

From the bottom of our heart the team at The Gay Wedding Show would like to thank exhibitors and visitors for Supporting us in making the day a great success


What an amazing day

Hundreds of couples, famiilies and friends fetl the vib for one of the hottest shows in town when it came to wedding shows

We would like to thank everyone that exhibited and visited our show today, what a great day it was - so much on offer and we could not have asked for a more fantastic and vibrant day, Thank you to Dixie for looking after everyone and our sponsors Lambrini for all the lovely drinks and Co Op for your support.


Brighton : the impossible just got possible

Eight years ago the Gay Wedding Show was born in Brighton and every year it has proven a huge success.

Yesterday the show was embraced at its new home the lavish De Vere Grand reaching a new level of style and status for our 2011 finale after the London, Cardiff and Manchester shows.

45 amazing exhibitors coloured the room with sights, sounds, tastes and fun.

Couples were presented with some WOW factors including honey, cookies, stylish cakes and designer rings.

London 2012

London, A do about something

Today had to have been one of the most amazing days for many reasons, the range of exhibitors was amazing, their passion, creativity and support was outstanding.

Cardiff 2012
What an amazing day, had to be have been some of he best exhibitors around. Visitors were presented with some of the most amazing products and ideas to kick start there wedding plans.

Our sponsors and exhibitors did us proud, as always and a really BIG thank you to all our couples, their families and fiends for supporting the show in our 9th year

Manchester 2012
Manchester Gay Wedding Show
What an amazing day, the crew are shattered, exhibitors amazing, couples awesome as ever and the hotel, well WOW Doubletree by Hilton Manchester - YOU ROCK

Brighton Show - The Finale for 2012
The team cannot thank everyone enough for their support today, we had some of the best exhibitors around, innovative concepts and ideas. Every year we find some amazing exhibitors that just make us proud to host these shows.

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