17 March 2016
Well Met, the conference office at Leeds Beckett University, launched their wedding package offering on Sunday 28 February, as part of Leeds Hotels and Venues Association’s (LHVA) event, The Big Day. Held at the Edwardian Grade II listed James Graham building, Well Met’s newest proposition saw over 30 couples attend the day-long wedding fair.
Well Met showcased their historic Headingley venue, which sits amongst 100 acres of lush parkland, making it the perfect venue for indoor and outdoor weddings. Couples were welcomed to the venue with a complimentary glass of prosecco and goodie bags before browsing a number of stalls from local suppliers. Exhibiting in the Great Hall, suppliers of floristry, stationery, venue styling, make up and bridal wear gave visitors the chance to experience the different elements of Well Met’s wedding packages under one roof.
Visitors were treated to a bridal runway showcasing a stunning array of dresses provided by Louise Perry Bridal whilst enjoying music from live wedding band, The Metro Gnomes, who entertained guests recreating the atmosphere of a wedding reception. Guests also enjoyed a flavour of the catering offering, with canapé sampling and a meet and greet with Executive Chef David Parker, formerly of Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate.
Well Met ran a prize draw on the day, with couples being offered up to £1,000 off their wedding package if they booked their wedding at the venue. The prize draw will continue to run until 27 March, with winners being announced at the end of the month.
Emma Gough, Conference & Events Officer at Well Met commented:
‘The Big Day was a brilliant success, with couples joining us from around the region to explore our grounds and experience what we have to offer. We enjoyed a fantastic day as the sun shone brightly on our beautiful campus, allowing our outdoors suppliers Totally Tipi to make the most of The Acre. The Great Hall, with a capacity of up to 200 diners and 300 evening guests, was transformed into a sophisticated and romantic setting, allowing couples to envisage their special day at our venue. The event was so well received that we are now in discussions to hold further wedding fairs later in the summer and look forward to welcoming more couples through the doors.’
The Big Day comprised of 14 venues from across the city hosting wedding fairs and open days; the event was designed to promote a wide variety of spaces available for weddings across Leeds and give couples the chance to visit a number of venues on the same day.