How to Prepare for a Wedding Fayre

If you’re looking to tie the knot, a Wedding Fayre offers great inspiration. You’ll find lots of ideas on the best local venues, dress designs, jewellers and caterers as well as florists and photographers. 

With Bailgate Wedding Fayre just around the corner on Sunday 20th March, here are our tips on how a prospective bride and groom can prepare for a fun-filled day of wedding planning:

Register on the guest list

Some fayres require visitors to register online before the day. For the Bailgate Fayre you can register here (admission is free) and benefit from White Hart Hotel’s open-house – pop in without an appointment to view the function rooms and learn about our wedding packages that feature everything from intimate gatherings to banquet dinners.

Take cash

Keep some cash with you in case you’d like to buy anything that’s on offer or put a small deposit down with a hen party organiser or a hair stylist.

Arrive early!

The Wedding Fashion Show at the White Hart Hotel is free to attend but seats are limited so try to arrive as early as you can to secure a place (the show will run twice!). Arriving early to see exhibitors at the fayre will also give you a chance to have a good look around before things get busy.

Note down contact details

If a certain florist or photographer appeals to you then be sure to make a note of their contact details. Pick up business cards and write a small note on the back of each one to remind you of what you liked.

Take your time

Don’t feel like you have to rush through and see everything – focus on the things that are most important to you and take your time discussing your options regarding venue choices, menus and decorations.


Masterclass in Cocktail-Making

Looking for the best cocktail list Lincoln has to offer? Boasting innovative and classic cocktails made with the freshest of ingredients, our expert mixologists at Room Bar are waiting to take your order.

To give you an insight into just some of the delicious drinks featured on our spectacular menu here are our top five special and classic cocktails:


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Roomberry – A fruity mixture of raspberry and strawberry liquor combined with a light layer of crisp Prosecco that delicately sits on top, Roomberry is one of our popular original creations.


    Original Lincoln Spice – A combination of  muddled chilli, honey, sugar syrup, vodka and apple juice,  this spicy cocktail is strained into a frosty martini glass and garnished with a lemon twist. Pressing the ingredients to the side of the glass (or muddling them helps release the fresh flavours.


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      Essex Tart – Fresh and zingy, this brightly-coloured cocktail combines limoncello and sky citrus with a lemon curd, lemon juice and sugar syrup to create a heavenly flavour that tastes sweet with a touch of sour.


    Pornstar Martini – This showstopper cocktail is a blend of vodka, vanilla syrup, passion fruit puree, tropical fruit liquor and pineapple juice. Served with a double measure of Prosecco on the side, this fruity cocktail is strained into a martini glass and garnished with half a passion fruit. Top tip – the harder you shake the ingredients before straining, the better the head on top of the cocktail and the greater chance it will withstand the weight of the passion fruit placed on top. 

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   French Martini – A delicious mixture of vodka, raspberry liquor, sugar syrup and pineapple juice shaken and served in a martini glass. Raspberry puree is dotted across the top and a straw tip is used to connect the dots together for a final flourish.