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Wedding Spectacular at The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, by The Wedding Guide Sunday 2nd October 2016


Angel Hill, Town Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1LU

Bury St. Edmunds Brides Feedback after The Athenaeum Wedding Spectacular - October 2016


Adam & Rebecca from Bury St. Edmunds said :


This was our first Wedding Fair - lovely experience with plenty to see and lovely Fashion Show which made the trip worthwhile.  Venue was stunning and all staff involved very helpful.


Trudy Welham from Swaffham said :


An enjoyable visit to the Wedding Spectacular - feeling inspired and exalted!


Emily from Dereham said :


Good range of businesses exhibiting and great Fashion Show.




Bury St. Edmunds Brides Feedback after The Athenaeum Wedding Spectacular - March 2016


Amy Pooley from Cambridge said


Brilliant show, lots of good ideas.


Isabelle Proffitt from Haverhill said


I really enjoyed the Fashion Show.  The raffle and honeymoon competition added extra excitement to the day.  Good range of suppliers who were all very welcoming and friendly.


Kirsty from Cambridge said


Had a lovely time at the Wedding Spectauclar.  Everyone was very friendly and helpful.  We got some good inspiration for our Bag Day!  Thank you.


Leanne Cox from Bury St.Edmunds said


Great day, lots of great exhibitors giving us fantastic ideas for our wedding.


Hannah Deeks from Bury St. Edmunds said


Lovely event, friendly staff.  Loved the Fashion Show.  Many thanks.



Ellie Koyander from Cambridge said


Loved the Fashion Show - fantastic range of dresses!  Exhibitors really helpful and inspirational with their ideas for our wedding.



Amy Jarvis from Bury St. Edmunds said


Lovely Fashion Show with stunning dresses on the catwalk and good range of very interesting stands.




Claire Fairweather from Bury St. Edmunds said


Had a lovely day.  Fashion Show was fab. Lovely to see stunning dresses. Would definitely return.



Bury St. Edmunds Brides Feedback after The Athenaeum Wedding Spectacular - November 2015


Kimberley Fitch from Thetford said


Very welcoming and friendly.  All the Exhibitors were very helpful and full of advice.  The Fashion Show was brilliant as I feel I can see various styles before researching myself.  Thank you very much.



Tricia Bareham from Bury St. Edmunds said


A good selection of approved suppliers so peace of mind and know they can be trusted.  Everyone very helpful and friendly and inciteful.  The Fashion Parade was very professional.  A great selection to choose from - fantastic variety.  Our first steps on the wedding journey so the fayre was very, very helpful.  Thank you.


Gemma Wallace from Stowmarket said


Lovely day.  Show was great, models were stunning.  Thanks.


April Prior from Brandon said


Nicely run!  Great atmosphere and great exhibitors.


Arly Bdan from Ipswich said


Really enjoyed our afternoon.  Lots of helpful Exhibitors in a calm, relaxed atmosphere.



Leit Becker from Watton said


Amazing!  People were so helpful and friendly and the dresses in the fashion show were stunning.


Danielle Steen from Hockwold said


Informative, friendly, all budgets.  Photography exhibits very helpful and gave us plenty of ideas which we will use.




Bury St. Edmunds Brides Feebback after The Athenaeum Wedding Spectacular - March 2015


Josephine Raywa from Sudbury said


Wonderful Fashion Show.  Lots of different styles and lots of choice.  Nice to see the dresses on models rather than on hangers.  Overall a most enjoyable day.




Sarah Woodley from Haverhill said

Brilliant experience!


Ben & Sian from Bury St. Edmunds said


All the exhibitors were very helpful and friendly.  We were able to get a lot of ideas and some we had never even thought of.  No-one was pushy and allowed to contact in our own time. 



Amy Edwards from King's Lynn said


Very informative and thoroughly enjoyed the Fashion Show.  Got many good ideas.  The exhibitors were very helpful.


Charlie from Stowmarket said


I really enjoyed today's fair - great selection of exhibitors who were keen to showcase their businesses but not too pushy.  Thank you.



Kirsty Notley from Bury St. Edmunds said


Extremely helpful!!!  Good variety of different exhibitors - very friendly and provided lots of useful information.  Beautiful dresses!! A Big variety of different styles.






Maria Page said


Great catwalk - good amount of dresses to see.


Cally from Bury St. Edmunds said


Good selection of different stalls.  Would definitely recommend.  Thank you.







Bury St. Edmunds Brides Feedback after The Athenaeum Wedding Spectacular - November 2014


Krista Pettitt from Newmarket said


"We enjoyed the Fashion Show - there was a good range of dresses shown at reasonable prices.  All of the Exhibitors were very friendly, helpful and not at all pushy.



Lauren from Bury St. Edmunds said


"It has been very helpful for ideas as I've only been engaged a week so I am nto really sure ahbout anything.  Very much enjoyed the Fashion Show - lovely to see the dresses on models of different sizes and shapes"


Amber Francis from Needham Market said


"An eye opener to how much stuff needs to be planned before the Big Day.  Really helpful looking at the fabulous dresses on the catwalk."


Michelle from Bury St. Edmunds said


"Brilliant time at the Wedding Spectacular.  My niece and I had a lovely time and everyone was very helpful.  Thank you.


Emma from Bury St. Edmunds said


"A lovely range of stands to give me plenty of ideas for my Big Day!  Great Fashion Show."


Tracey Mail from Brandon said


"The Exhibitors were helpful and made me feel more confident to try different things.  Thank you."



Kirsty Ranson from Bury St. Edmunds said


"All the Exhibitors were extremely helpful and friendly.  the Wedidng Fair was very well organised.  It gave us a lot of helpful ideas and information.  Would recommend this show to anyone planning a wedding."


Rebecca from Ipswich said


"The Exhibitors were very knowledgeable and of a high quality.  The layout and all the staff were very good."




Bury St. Edmunds Brides Feedback after The Athenaeum Wedding Spectacular - April 2014


Cat Goodwin from Stowmarket said


The set up was very good and very well organised.  Fashion show was lovely.  All the Exhibitors were very friendly and helpful, not pushy.  Much better than the last one I went to!"



Hanna Parkinson from Bury St. Edmunds said


"Fabulous Fashion Show and all the Exhibitors very friendly and approachable."


Sharon Smith from Sudbury said


"Really nice morning spent at the Wedding Spectacular.  Left with several cards and information. Just what we wanted as we are begining to plan our Big Day.  Many thanks." 


Kelly Levitt from Bury St, Edmunds said


"The Wedding Spectacular included everything we needed and the Fashion Show gave us some great inspiration."


Stephen from Bury St. Edmunds said


"Very helpful and informative.  Friendly atmosphere."



Vicki from Thetford said


"Welcoming Wedding Spectacular with a lovely Fashion Show.  Thank you for a great day"


Bury St. Edmunds Brides Feedback after Athenaeum Wedding Spectacular - November 2013


Rachel Bray... said


"Really insightful show, stalls and stands for a couple who are in the very early stages of planning their wedding."


Sophie O'Keeffe... said


"Lots of choice, helpful staff.  Left with lots of ideas I hadn't thought of!  Thank you."


Nicola Darling... said


"Excellent Exhibition.  Interesting venue.  Fun Fashion Show."



Jane from Sudbury... said


"The experience was very good.  All conversations and companies approachable.  Cake was lovely.  Fashion Show well worth a look.  Had a great time.  Thank you."


Sue Moore... said


"Lovely fashion show with fabulous dresses.  Thank you."


Racheal from Feltwell... said


"Brilliant Fashion Show.  Fabulous dresses.  It was nice to see a good variety of stands.  Everyone has been very helpful and friendly."


Kerri from Bury St. Edmunds... said


"Very good show.  Everyone friendly and helpful.  Thank you."


Bury St Edmunds Brides Feedback after Athenaeum Wedding Fair -  February 2013



Katie Jones from Bury St. Edmunds, a Bride to Be for Summer 2014, said

“Really lovely and friendly welcome. Now I want to book The Athenaeum! Thank you for making me feel special.”


Michelle Smith from Thetford said

“Really enjoyed the Wedding Spectacular. Fashion show was fantastic.”


Lynsey, Heidi & Ashley from Debenham said

“Good variety of suppliers and great that they were all local. Fashion show was great with a nice selection of outfits and very entertaining.”


Jane Livingstone said

“Great venue. Loved the fashion show and Gerry’s dancing. The exhibitors were very informative – really enjoyed the visit!”


Naomi Wright from Sudbury said

“Very good and everyone was friendly and helpful. Lots to see. Fashion show was good and very amusing – love the dancing men!!”


Debbie Hodge said

“A lovely day full of fantastic ideas. Friendly and helpful stallholders to advise us on our special day. Many thanks.”


Emma Gladwin said

“Really lovely day! Lots of great ideas to get us started as we have only just started planning. Thanks for the inspiration.”


March 2012


Justine Cook from Bedford said

"The fashon show was the best one I've seen. Very well commentated and lively. Presentation was lovely and the guys from Moss Bros put on a very lively, fun performance. Dresses through the ages was lovely to see."

Teresa Brimble said

"Fantastic fashion show – male models very entertainment with great poise.   Good to see realistic female size models looking beautiful."

Allison Wilkins from Bedford said

"Excellent show, especially the fashion show. Very informative but surprised no florists present."

Jade Banks from Bedford said

"Good range of dresses, fabulous display of exhibitors. Fantastic ideas!"

Laura Melbourne said

"The exhibition was very informative and gave us loads of ideas. The fashionshow was very entertaining."

Lucy Thompson from Bedford said

"A great wedding show. A variety of ideas to choose from. Helpful people and great advice given. Nice to feel not under pressure or hassled. Fashion show showed a lovely variety of stunning dresses for all ages and shape ranges. Nice to see some entertainment in it too! Great choreography.
Overall a great couple of hours."

Reviews from September 2011

Hannah from Guildford Surrey said

“Beautiful selection of dresses, suitable for everyone. Great stands have given me lots of inspiration.”

Charlotte from Bedford said

“Lovely fashion show; a range of prices and good choice of different designs. All stands had good examples and very helpful and friendly people. Also prices of the dresses were good value.”

Jenny O’Kelly from Sharnbrook said

“Very inspiring, lots of good ideas, well worth a morning out at the Wedding Spectacular and fashion show.”

Claire Dibble from Luton said

“Very efficient and well done. Models looked fantastic. Nice to see a mix of figures to see what would suit best.”

Aimee Poole from Borehamwood said

“Show very good and nice variety of stalls – never seen doves for release before. For the fashion show, large variety of dresses but would have liked to see more vintage styles as well.”

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