Try before you tie ... the knot

BRIDES and grooms to be can visit a hall near Ponteland this weekend to see how it would look for their big day.

Kirkley Hall will be dressed from top to toe for two special events — the first is a wedding showcase on Saturday, when couples will be shown around the Grade II listed building and grounds.

Rooms will be set up for a civil ceremony, a reception and a wedding breakfast and Kirkley Hall’s experienced wedding co-ordinators will be available to answer questions, offer tours and check availability.

On Sunday, an elite wedding fair will have many local wedding suppliers in attendance. They provide a range of services such as entertainment, wedding stationery, jewellery, wedding dresses, decorations and cakes among others.

Couples can drop into the wedding showcase any time between 9am and 5pm. The wedding fair will take place between 1pm and 4pm.

For more information, telephone the operations team on 01670 841235 or e-mail