Upcoming Shows

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Visitors at Gay Wedding Show Manchester

Manchester Autumn 2024

22 Sep 2024
12:00 - 15:00
Couples visiting the busy Gay Wedding Show 2022

Portsmouth Autumn 2024

29 Sep 2024
12:00 - 15:00


Some questions with our answers

Do I need an eTicket on the day?

No – you can simply turn up with all your family and friends on the day.

How long have you been running?

We started the first show back in 2003 – even before any legislation was in place. Our founder believed that same-sex couples shouldn’t face the blatant discrimination that happens at opposite-sex dominated shows.

Is it free to get in?

Absolutely – we do not charge anything to get in. As a social enterprise, we do ask for a small donation to support our nominated charities at the door. But if you do not wish to – that’s fine too.

What will I see on the day?

We look to have a range of suppliers for your day. Please be aware that we still experience discrimination from certain suppliers more in some regions than others. If you don’t find a particular supplier – don’t worry, just let us know and we will try to help.

Who can help me understand all the options for my day?

Our founder, Gino Meriano, has been at the forefront of campaigning to bring same-sex recognition and rights for over 15 years. He’s help the Government introduce and change legislation on the run-up to 2005’s landmark Civil Partnership Act and continues even today. He and his team will be on-hand to answer questions and just ask at the welcome desk.

Will there be a chance to see an example ceremony?

At most of our shows, you’ll get an opportunity to experience an example ceremony from a Register Office, an Independent Celebrant or Specialist Celebrant. Check our show pages and at the welcome desk on the day.

A Peek Into Our Event


Looking to Exhibit?

Showcase your product, service or venue to same-sex couples

at the UK’s Official and National Gay Wedding Shows
Take a look at what others say

The shows typically see around 1000 visitors a year. Beware of other so-called Gay Wedding Fairs, Exhibitions and Shows that promise the Earth – ask them how many Civil Partnerships or Same-Sex Marriages there have been. Then check the facts with us. We only welcome wedding suppliers who truly value our community.

We recommend securing your exhibitor space as early as possible as we get booked up quickly!. Please take a look at our exhibitor information.

  • Portsmouth
  • Manchester

Our Sponsors & Partners

As a social enterprise – we’d not be able to put on shows without our sponsors.

So here’s a big thank you to our sponsors and partners!

As a social enterprise – we are not out to make huge profits like some others looking to cash in on our community.

We have sponsorship opportunities to suit companies, charities and media partners are nice an simple – contact us to find out more.