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Ingestre Wedding Fayre Sunday 30th September 2018

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Ingestre Wedding Fayre Sunday 30th September 2018
30th September 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ingestre Hall
Stafford ST18 0RE

We are delighted to be co-hosting a Wedding Fair in conjunction with Ingestre Hall on Sunday the 30th of September 2018 between 11 am and 3 pm

Ingestre Hall will be throwing open its doors  to all brides and party planners, you can take a look at the function rooms within the Hall as well as have a walk around the beautiful grounds

A full range of services will be exhibiting on the day from photographers to photo booths, caterers to florists. There will be many exceptional service providers exhibiting on the day that will be able to help advice and guide all the brides to be with a wealth of experience and knowledge.

The beauty of Ingestre Hall itself is that you can hire the Hall exclusively for your special day and create your own bespoke wedding, choosing who you want to have as your caterer, musicians and so on. You can also book the Bridal Suite and dormitories for your guests

Set in beautiful parkland this Grade II listed building is a stunning  setting for your wedding day. There is facilities for a civil service or you can arrange to have a church wedding at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church which is a stone’s throw from the Hall

The doors open at 11.00 am and admission if free and with ample free parking it is a perfect excuse to have a short trip into the beautiful countryside to view the Hall and the array of specialised exhibitors

We have  twenty five free goody bags to give away with a range of offers, discounts and samples from the businesses exhibiting at the fayre. Please fill out form below via this link or email Lorraine at  to reserve your ‘goody bag’ and pick up on the day of the wedding fair

Tea and coffee will be available so you can take your time discussing your big day

If you would like to book the Hall for your wedding before the fayre please email 

or phone 01889 270225 mention you have seen the Hall on this website 

Exhibitors please email Lorraine for a booking form with a short description of you goods or service as there will be limited allocations for the same product or service

About Ingestre Hall 

Ingestre Hall is a Grade II* 17th-century Jacobean mansion situated at Ingestre, near Stafford, Staffordshire, England. Formerly the seat of the Earls Talbot and then the Earls of Shrewsbury, the hall is now owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and is in use as a Residential Arts and Conference Centre.

Ingestre is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. During the reign of Henry II, the de Mutton family owned the manor. During the reign of Edward III, the house passed to the Chetwynd family, through the marriage of heiress Isabel de Mutton and Sir John Chetwynd. Their descendants were raised to the peerage in 1733 as Baron Talbot and later in the century as Earl Talbot.

The imposing mansion was built in red brick, on the site of an earlier manor house, in 1613 for Sir Walter Chetwynd, (High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1607). A later Walter Chetwynd his grandson was created Viscount Chetwynd in 1717. The daughter and heiress of the 2nd Viscount married Hon. John Talbot in 1748 and their son John Chetwynd-Talbot (who was later 3rd Baron Talbot, and from 1784 Viscount Ingestre and Earl Talbot inherited the Ingestre estate.

Architect John Nash for the 2nd Earl, Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, renovated the house in the early 19th century. In 1856, the 3rd Earl and 3rd Viscount Ingestre, Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, succeeded a distant cousin to become the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury. The hall was badly damaged by fire and largely rebuilt in 1882.

In 1895, Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury founded the Staffordshire Polo Club at Ingestre Hall. Players included Charles Stanhope, 8th Earl of Harrington, Algernon Burnaby, Captain Daily Fergusson, Captain the Hon. Robert Greville, Gerald Hardy, Albert Jones, Captain “Wengy” Jones, Edward and George Miller, Norman Nickalls, Bertram Portal, Captain Gordon Renton, Jasper Selwyn and John Reid Walker.

The Ingestre estate of 1,100 acres (450 ha) was broken up in 1960 when sold off by the 21st Earl. Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council purchased the Hall in 27 acres (11 ha), and has since operated a Residential Arts Centre from the site.

Residential arts centre

The 1961 sale stipulated that the hall “must be used for the purpose of promoting the arts and education”. Ingestre Hall hosts schools and youth groups for children between 7 and post 16 and provides “enrichment of education and life experiences for children and young people through the creative arts”.

Ingestre Hall projects its aims to “extend the legacy of Ingestre Arts to be nationally recognised as a centre of excellence where children and young people’s horizons are broadened and where they are inspired and motivated to achieve their full potential in an aspirational environment where creativity and sense of self is valued and encouraged to blossom”. Ingestre Hall is unique in the UK as a Local Authority Arts Centre that has welcomed, over the past 5 years, more than 12,000 children and young people on arts residentials.

(Courtesy of Wikipedia)


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