Win Your Dream Wedding: Celebrating a Decade of the National Wedding Fayre at Coventry Building Society Arena

Date: 28 Sep 2023

A major national wedding show is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary by offering one lucky couple the chance to win their dream wedding worth up to £20,000.

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Coventry Building Society Arena for the 10th annual National Wedding Fayre on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday January 21 next year.

The 2024 event is expected to be bigger than ever, with around 125 exhibitors, a VIP lounge and fashion shows showcasing a range clothing for the occasion.

Couples will also have the opportunity to win their wedding as the popular competition returns for its sixth year.

For the latest event, the National Wedding Fayre has partnered with Alveston Manor, in Stratford, as well as a range of other suppliers to provide everything the winners will need for their big day.

The competition is held in aid of Nerve Tumours UK and has raised more than £10,000 for the charity since its inception.

The lucky winning couple will be drawn live on the Sunday at 3pm by previous winners Tyler Foggin and Connor McShane who are set to get married at Ansty Hall Hotel this November.

The event will feature exhibitors from across the wedding industry including businesses specialising in everything from venues, wedding cars, photography and videography to flowers, stationery, catering, cakes and more.

Sammie Lou Bridal, based in Rugby, will be showcasing the latest bridal and formalwear trends in fashion shows held throughout the weekend, and the VIP lounge will enable visitors to relax and enjoy a range of refreshments including afternoon tea.

The event is organised by Wayne Littlewood, from Coventry, who runs a string of smaller shows around Warwickshire and the West Midlands in the lead-up to the showpiece Coventry event.

A keen runner, Wayne has also completed numerous marathons across the world in aid of Nerve Tumours UK, bringing his fundraising total to more than £70,000 for the charity throughout the years.

He said: “We’re already excited for the 2024 National Wedding Fayre at Coventry Building Society Arena. It’s our 10th anniversary, so we will be making it our best show yet.

“The wedding industry is starting to recover off the back of covid, and while it is still being impacted by the cost-of-living crisis, we are certainly seeing improvements which is very promising.

“We’ll be acting as a one-stop-shop for couples planning their big day and will have everything they need under one roof – even the more wacky or unusual requests.

“Our popular Win a Wedding competition is back once again and we’re delighted to be working with Alveston Manor and welcoming back last year’s winners to pick this year’s lucky couple.

“It’s our sixth year of running the competition and I’m pleased to say that all of the winning couples are still together enjoying married life!

“We’re very happy to be working with Coventry Building Society Arena once again and look forward to collaborating with them as we continue to grow the event.”

Jenni Ford, Director of Sales and Marketing at Coventry Building Society Arena, said: “We’re proud to have worked with the National Wedding Fayre over the last decade to support it growth into one of the country’s leading wedding shows.”

Tickets for the National Wedding Fayre are now available to purchase online and people can get 40 per cent off as well as a free ticket with every ticket purchased using the code CBS.

To find out more about the show, its Win a Wedding competition, and to purchase tickets, visit