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Shropshire wedding venue a national finalist
16 Jan 2017
by Simon Alton

A Shropshire wedding venue – one of the top two venues in the UK in the Wedding Industry Newcomer Award – is to hold its next open day in February.

Shropshire Farm Weddings, based in Leighton, near Shrewsbury, was shortlisted with three other businesses and one other venue in the best newcomer category at a glittering award ceremony in London this month.

The awards recognise and reward excellence in the wedding industry and are presented annually in 25 categories.

Shropshire Farm Weddings, a joint venture between the Harper family at Morrells Wood Farm and the team at The Wroxeter Hotel, was announced as the winner of the Newcomer category in the West Midlands in November.

The team then went through to the national finals to compete against other regional finalists for the overall title of best newcomer.

Shropshire Farm Weddings specialises in the perfect country wedding where couples can say ‘I do’ in a cow shed and even ride off into the sunset on a vintage tractor.

It will host an open day on 19 February when people will be able to see exactly what’s on offer.

Hannah Hall, who runs The Wroxeter Hotel, said: “While we didn’t quite get the highest accolade, we are absolutely delighted to have been recognised as one of the top new wedding venues in the country.

“We were so excited to be announced as best newcomers in the regional finals and to make it to the nationals was an incredible experience.

“The whole event was amazing and we were able to network with people from the wedding industry from all over the country.

“The Field and Farm weddings have been so well received since their launch and our wedding couples have been blown away by how beautiful Morrells Wood Farm can be on their special day.

“It is a very unique venue and we are very much looking forward to welcoming many more brides and grooms to the Shropshire countryside.”

Shropshire Farm Weddings was also shortlisted regionally in the Best Events Team category.

“The competition in the wedding awards world is very tough. The fact we were finalists in a national ceremony demonstrates all the hard work that our experienced staff have put into creating such a unique wedding venue for couples from across Shropshire and beyond,” Mrs Hall said.

For more information visit www.thewroxeterhotel.co.uk