About The Wedding Secret
We understand that every couple's dream wedding is different.
The Wedding Secret is an online directory and resource that provides brides and grooms with easy access to the wide variety of services necessary to create the perfect Special Day. Planning a wedding can be a daunting prospect. We aim to take the stress out of the process by providing access to an excellent selection of hand-picked venues and suppliers covering all aspects of the wedding planning process under one roof.
Whether you're planning an outdoor wedding, a themed extravaganza, a grand country house weekend, a DIY event, or even a bijou ceremony for a few select friends and family - we pride ourselves on providing all you need to know about venue options and the necessary suppliers in specific areas of the UK. Whatever you want from your wedding day, The Wedding Secret aims to provide you with the resources to make it come to life.
Launched in 2013, The Wedding Secret has quickly become one of the most widely used wedding venue and supplier directories in the UK. We go a step further than other websites in the wedding market by interviewing all venues and suppliers to make sure as much detail about each business and the personalities behind them is available to couples in bespoke listings. Written by our team of in-house writers, the content on the website is entirely original and curated in our house style.
We have over 1000 venues and over 1500 wedding suppliers across England and Wales. In the last year, we had more than 500,000 website visitors and 1,250,000 page views, meaning you can make the most out of a page with us.
The Wedding Secret is the brainchild of Jennie Evans. Jennie began working in the wedding business in 2000 when she launched Hop Till You Drop, a music agency that provides live music for corporate events and family parties - including many weddings.
She found herself a fly on the wall as part of her own ceilidh band at weddings of all types and styles - held in barns, manor houses, village halls and outdoor spaces - and even grand venues such as Blenheim Palace. Over the years, Jennie has personally attended 400 weddings as a member of her own ceilidh band and has also organised the music for over 4000 weddings.
Jennie's close personal involvement in the planning and execution of weddings from a musical point of view coincided with the advent of licenced secular wedding ceremony venues. This caused huge growth in the market for wedding venues and altered couples' perception of where to get married, from a location "down the road" to the choice of a destination wedding venue where they could create the celebration of their dreams.
Jennie realised that there was space in the market for a new website, offering brides and grooms-to-be access to the wide range of services now considered necessary for a modern wedding.
She pitched the idea to her son John and in 2013 The Wedding Secret was born. Coverage started in Bristol and Bath and is now rolling out across the whole of the UK. Jennie oversees the long-term planning of The Wedding Secret in all its aspects - from software development to financial management and remains closely involved with the day to day running of the company. The business is run by a small, tightly-knit team from Jennie's home in Somerset.
The Wedding Secret Ltd
Company Registration Number – 7072363
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