Nearly 1000 brides (and grooms)-to-be found inspiration at Valentine’s Wedding Show

The East of England Arena & Events Centre and Cupids Weddings Shows are celebrating the successful conclusion of another Valentine’s Wedding Show at the Venue, February 19-20.

200 gift bags were handed out to the eligible brides, and exhibitors reported a good rate of bookings from visitors all round. The event, which had its debut at the Arena a few years ago, has proven to be a popular draw even during the pandemic, with lots of restrictions in place. Exhibitors included famous high street retailers and lots of independent boutiques showcasing all kinds of wedding services and products, while the catwalk was kept busy with exhibitor fashion shows all day.

Natalie Siddall, director of Cupids Weddings Shows and organiser of this and several other wedding events around the region, complemented the venue on its management of the event, saying, “The team at the showground were great to work with and offered support before the event and during the day to ensure the event ran smoothly. This is the region’s biggest wedding show and we are so pleased to be back on Sunday 16th October to do it all again! A great day was had by all and Exhibitors went to great efforts to showcase their businesses, stands looked fantastic and resulted in excellent feedback from our visitors, looks of bookings were taken- many happy couples!’

Caitlin Beebe, East of England Arena’s event manager for the show, was delighted with the success of the event saying, “The Cupids team is lovely to work with and the events are always great to be involved in. The show seemed more popular than ever, there was even a queue before the event opened! It was a pleasure to see so many couples planning their weddings after so much uncertainty.”

Beebe concluded, “While Covid is still very much present, we are constantly monitoring and implementing the updated guidance – with signage up to encourage mask-wearing and keeping a safe distance, and lots of hand sanitiser stations – to help keep confidence levels high amongst all our visitors, exhibitors and staff.”

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By Rail

Peterborough is located on the East Coast Main line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 minutes on specific trains.

The station has its own taxi rank, which means reaching the East of England Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.

By Car

Arriving by car, you will be guided to one of our hard standing or grassed free parking areas. There are 22,000 spaces – so plenty of room for everyone. We also have plenty of disabled parking bays.

Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road, which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Arena/Showground will help to guide you. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.

Travelling from the A1(M) South – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Arena/Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at the East of England Arena.

Travelling from the A1(M) North – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highways signposts indicating East of England Arena/Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at Alwalton, taking you through the village and onto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena. If you are in a heavy vehicle, or towing a trailer, we advise you to avoid driving through Alwalton. In this case continue on the A1, leaving at Junction 17. Turn left onto Fletton Parkway A1139. After half a mile exit onto the Orton Parkway (still A1139) taking the second exit at the roundabout. Continue on Orton Parkway at the next roundabout. After half a mile turn left onto Oundle Road where you will find the entrance of the Arena on your left after 600m. 

By Public Transport

Peterborough City Centre has a number of taxi ranks, as well as a coach park and bus station located within the Queensgate Centre. The Stagecoach bus service runs a half-hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside the East of England Arena. The bus number to look for is X4 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough.

The bus stop is located at the Marriott Hotel, Lynchwood.  A  fifteen minute walk will bring you to our main entrance gate. 

By Air

East of England Arena’s location makes it central for London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports – all four are approximately 60-90 minutes away by car.