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Wedding Fayre – Sunday 27 October, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Making the most from Wedding Fayres – Your Isaacs Weddings Guide

There’s so much to take in when you start to plan your wedding day and attending a Wedding Fayre can be a great way of finding inspiration and making connections. Here, at Isaacs, we know that these events can be invaluable, so we run our own Wedding Fayres twice a year.

With our next event – at Isaacs on the Quay and Venue 77 – fast approaching on Sunday 27 October, our team of coordinators share some top tips on making the most from Wedding Fayres.

  1. Make a plan

With a host of suppliers showcasing everything from favours and flowers to fruit cakes all ready to show you how they’ll make your day special, it can be a good idea to make a list of exactly which elements you’d like to focus on. That’s not to say that our Isaacs Wedding Coordinators can’t help you with the rest later down the line – we’re a treasure trove of wedding knowledge!

  1. Spend time with our Wedding Coordinators

The team of coordinators here at Isaacs Weddings is always here to help and the Wedding Fayre is your perfect opportunity to grab us to find out more about what makes weddings at Isaacs on the Quay or Venue 77 so beautiful.

We’ll be on hand to help you at the Fayre and to guide you through the array of choice on offer. We’ve also popped a handy wedding planning checklist into our goodie bags.

  1. Remember to take in our venues, as well as the Fayre

Weddings at Isaacs are so much more than first meets the eye. Whether you choose to have your special day with us at Isaacs on the Quay or at Venue 77, make sure to check out the Merchant House, where you could stay with us for your wedding weekend, and take time to imagine how beautiful the Ipswich Waterfront for your wedding backdrop.

  1. Snap up your inspiration

You’ll be blown away by the creativity of our suppliers and the beautiful surroundings at our Wedding Fayre, but you need to make sure you take away all the inspiration you need. So, bring your smart phone or your camera and get snapping. That way you’ll also be able to share what you’ve taken from our event with everyone else involved in planning your special day.

  1. Grab your goody bag

If you haven’t had enough inspiration at the Fayre (we’re sure you’ll have had lots!), we put together a free goody bag for you to take away, fully loaded with treats, ideas and contacts to help you with your planning right up to your big day.

  1. Have fun

Perhaps most important of all, we want you to enjoy your experience at the Isaacs Wedding Fayre. So have fun and, if you have the time, why not combine it with lunch with us while you’re here.

Why choose a winter wedding with Isaacs on the Quay

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Crisp bright daylight and twinkling lights in the early evening…winter weddings can be truly spectacular and, at Isaacs on the Quay, the colder months bring a special dimension to your big day. Winter weddings can also represent great value for money and, for these reasons among many, they’re becoming more and more popular.

While summer is still the favourite season for couples getting married, a winter wedding offers a beautiful backdrop, too. That’s especially true of weddings at Isaacs on the Quay, where the carefully restored Grade I and II* listed buildings offer a unique indoor setting that is complemented perfectly by their stunning Ipswich Waterfront surroundings.

Whether you want the big day to have a festive, Christmas feel, or if you dream of a white-winter wedding, the team at Isaacs on the Quay are on hand to bring your ideas into reality.

 

A touch of romance
With darkness falling earlier in the winter time, your evening guests will be treated to a real wonderland on the Ipswich Waterfront, with fairy lights bobbing on the boats in the quay and along the quayside, too.

At Isaacs we dress up your wedding venue to bring real atmosphere, adding extra romance to your occasion.

White winter weddings
It would be an amazing stroke of luck to have snow on your winter wedding day, but a touch of frost on the Ipswich Waterfront, as well as some stunning sunsets, set the scene for some amazing photos.

Remember, in winter it’s a good idea to book your wedding ceremony fairly early in the day, so you make use of the daylight for photos, before your evening guests arrive.

Deck the halls for a festive scene
For weddings during the festive season, Isaacs delivers an even more magical backdrop, decorated with Christmas trees and lights for extra sparkle.

The Christmas holidays also mean that more of your guests may already have time booked off, giving them more opportunity to attend and making a mid-week wedding even better.

Whatever the weather
Of course, everyone prefers fair weather for their wedding day but, come rain or shine, Isaacs offers a great setting for your marriage ceremony, for your celebrations and for your photos too.

Our wedding coordinators create the perfect indoor wedding, so you don’t need to worry about the weather.

Making more of your wedding
Winer weddings represent great value for money, and availability is often easier to find, too. At Isaacs on the Quay, you can take advantage of a range of great, hassle-free packages. Prices start from just £4,995, including use of our Ceremony Room and Reception Areas, as well as an overnight stay in the Merchant House.

Alternatively, you can work with our wedding coordinators to create a wedding package that’s tailored especially to you. Whichever route you choose, you’ll have access to your own wedding coordinator, who will assist with your wedding planning – making it the perfect day.

Wondering about weddings at Isaacs on the Quay?
The Isaacs on the Quay wedding coordinators would love to discuss your wedding with you. Give the team a call on 01473 284000 (option 2), email us at weddings@isaaclord.org or why not come along to our open evening on Thursday 25th July 2019. Taking place between 6pm and 9pm, it’s the perfect opportunity to see for yourself why Isaacs is the perfect wedding venue for your big day.

Wedding and Events Fayre 2019

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Find your perfect venue at the Isaacs Wedding and Events Fayre
Sunday 10th March 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm
Isaacs on the Quay, 7 Wherry Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1AS

From wedding ceremonies and parties to corporate events, family gatherings and big celebrations, Isaacs on the Quay is the perfect venue. Visit us on 10th March 2019, and you’ll find out why at our wedding and events fayre.

The Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings are full of historical features and are sure to wow you and your guests. Its location, right on the Ipswich Waterfront offers some great views of the moored boats and across the water.

Why attend? With an array of exhibitors, including makeup artists, florists, wedding crafts and favours, live bands and much more, it’s a day not to be missed.

Our very own fashion show

Plus, we will also have our very own Fashion Show hosted by Pam Davis MD of Fashion Candy Style. Also seen as a regular model on ITV This Morning. The fashion show will showcase Just a Day Bridal and Coes and will take place between 11:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Our current exhibitors

  • VIP Balloons
  • Maria Boyle – Independent Tropic Ambassador
  • Nails & Beauty by Ali
  • Konjo Photography
  • BKP Limousines
  • Henley Flowers
  • Just a day Bridal Wear
  • Coes Grooms Wear
  • Big Fat Wedding Disco
  • Wedding Craft
  • JoJos Cake
  • Extravoganza – chair covers and sash
  • Rich Young (Band)

Entry is free and guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival, plus a goodie bag.

Your wedding checklist…made easy with Isaacs

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When you start planning your wedding in Ipswich, or anywhere else, for that matter, there’s a lot to remember.

Not an everyday event, you’ll probably need a wedding checklist to help make sure everything’s falling into place when it should, and where it should.

Choose the right location and you may also benefit from a wedding coordinator and a list of approved suppliers, helping you to ensure everything’s perfect on your big day.

That’s certainly the case when you choose Isaacs Weddings. As well as being able to relax knowing our wedding coordinators will prompt you when things are needed, you’ll skip a few things on the wedding planning list. For instance, we’ll take care of all the catering for you – including your wedding breakfast and your drinks.

To make life even easier for you, our wedding coordinators have shared their wedding planning checklist, covering off the final few months before you get married:

 

First things first…

Of course, the first stop along your wedding planning path is to book a venue for your big day. Once you’ve done that, there are a few things you need to tie in to make the date a success:

  • Book your registrar immediately to make sure they’re available on the date you’ve chosen.
  • Send out save the date notes to ensure the important people in your life can make it on the day.
  • Shop for your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and wedding suits – fittings can take some time.
  • Secure your suppliers – from your photographer and videographer to your florist, cake-maker and evening entertainment.

 

With around eight months to go…

Not everyone needs a theme for their wedding, but as you start planning, you’ll need to decide how your invites and decoration might look:

  • Begin your guest list – think about who you’d like to invite to both the daytime and the evening celebrations.
  • Choose or design your wedding invitations and start planning who’ll receive one.
  • Start planning the decorations for your big day. And decide if you’ll have a theme.

 

About four months beforehand…

You’ll have had a few months off the organisation after you’ve sent your invites out, but with about four months to go, things start to get exciting:

  • Meet with your catering team to finalise menus and check everything is as you’d like it.
  • Send your invitations, together with travel and accommodation information for those coming from afar.
  • Schedule in dress fittings – both for the bride, the bridesmaids, the groom and groomsmen.
  • Book hotel accommodation for yourself and consider block-booking some rooms for your guests too. Don’t forget, if your wedding is at Isaacs on the Quay, you could book into The Merchant House, with its stunning bridal suite. It sleeps up to 14 guests and is full of character and charm.
  • Select and book the transport you’d like to take you to and from your wedding venue.

 

Three months before your wedding…

  • As your date draws nearer, you’ll need to start thinking about the finer details for the day itself:
  • Create a seating plan – this is never as easy as it sounds, so make sure you have plenty of time to hand.
  • Compile all your acceptances and send off your guests’ food choices to your caterers.
  • Order your wedding decorations and favours – these may take a while to arrive so order early.

 

With just one month to go…

Your big day is nearly upon you, plans are all in place and all that’s left to do is to check you have everything exactly where you want it:

  • Pick up your wedding rings and put them somewhere safe – make sure you remember where!
  • Finalise wedding playlists with your DJ or band. And don’t forget to discuss your first dance.
  • Liaise with all your suppliers to make sure they have everything they need to meet your expectations.
  • Meet with your wedding venue to have a last look around and to plan where decorations will be placed.

Once everything’s in place, all that’s left to do is to enjoy your big day. At Isaacs we take the hassle out of your wedding planning, with a team of wedding coordinators and a network of approved suppliers all on hand to help you enjoy every moment of the run up to getting married.

To find out more about weddings at Isaacs on the Quay and to talk to one of our experienced wedding coordinators, please call us on 01473 284000 (option 2), email us on weddings@isaaclord.org or visit us online today.

Last-minute wedding planning made easy with Isaacs

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Planning a last-minute wedding in Ipswich? At Isaacs Weddings we’re here to make life a little easier for you.

They say spontaneity is the spice of life, and you’d think in today’s fast-paced world, organising things that are a little last-minute would be easy. Arranging a last-minute wedding needs a lot of attention, though, and it can be daunting. This needn’t be the case and, with a check list in hand, together with the help of the Isaacs Weddings Coordinators, they can be a piece of cake.

One of our happy couples talks us through their last-minute wedding experience.

“When we decided to tie the knot, we didn’t leave ourselves with much time to prepare – just sixteen weeks, in fact. We’re used to doing things with short deadlines, but it wasn’t until we started to list the things we needed to get done that we realised the scale of the task ahead. First, we needed to find a venue.”

However long the planning phase, finding a suitable venue that’s available for your wedding will be one of the first items on your check list. Located on the waterfront in Ipswich and boasting beautiful timber-framed rooms in an historic setting, Isaacs offers a stunning wedding backdrop.

“When we found Isaacs was available, we knew we’d be able to get everything arranged in time. As a part of their last-minute wedding package, we had the help of one of their Wedding Coordinators. They came armed with a full list of contacts for everything from bridal hair and make-up through to flowers and photographers too.

“Marcella was hugely supportive and helped us to work out what needed doing and when. We quickly sent out save the date texts to our friends and family, giving us time to get official invitations in the post. Then the planning started in earnest!”

With the last-minute wedding package at Isaacs on the Quay, you can rest assured that the main aspects of your happy day will be taken care of.

As well as your wedding ceremony, which takes place in the beautiful Sale Room, together with 72 guests you will be able to enjoy welcome drinks in the private gardens and the option of either a barbecue or a three-course wedding breakfast.

Your evening reception – in our top floor and private garden – can extend to up to 150 guests and includes a buffet too.

“With Isaacs, nothing was too much trouble. We explained what we had in mind and they set it up for us – right down to the food and drink we wanted on the day. Everything was perfect.

“Isaacs also had our wedding accommodation sorted. As well as needing a room for bride-to be beautification, with guests coming from far and wide, we needed a venue that could also put friends and family up. Merchant’s House was a home away from home for us. Perfect for the night before and for our wedding night and a great cost saving, too.”

Accommodating up to fourteen people, Merchant’s Guest House is a welcoming space just next door to Isaacs. For the bride-to-be, getting ready to tie the knot here is easy, with the space for hairdressers and beauticians to come to you in calm and comfortable surroundings.

“When we set the date for our wedding, we left ourselves with little time to prepare. But we can honestly say that, with the help of Isaacs Weddings, we wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

To find out more about last-minute weddings at Isaacs on the Quay and availability for the weeks ahead, please call us on 01473 284000 or visit us online today

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Last Minute Summer Wedding plans?

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Don’t worry we have Summer Weddings covered…

Now you think the hard work begins right?

Well you’re wrong. With our experienced coordinators here at Isaacs you will not have to worry, we have it all under control. All you must do is…turn up!  Here at Isaacs we are offering a great 2018 package, that will help you keep to your budget as well as not having to worry about every minor detail, as this deal has it all! Just call up or come in and speak to one of the wedding coordinators who will show you around the outstandingly gorgeous venue.

After showing you around we will make our way to our cosy coffee tavern to grab a hot drink to then go over any final details and requests.

All you need to do now is…

Sit back, relax, and get ready for the big day!

View A Masterpiece – The Isaacs Wedding Open Evening

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We think our Wedding Room is a masterpiece! Come and see for yourself.

We will be showcasing what Isaacs on the Quay has to offer as a Wedding Venue, set on Ipswich waterfront  creates the perfect location for your day. You will be shown around our wedding venue by a dedicated member of our wedding team, who will help you plan your wedding day from start to finish.

*we will be offering exclusive prices on the evening only*

We are also very proud to announce that Isaacs on the Quay our 2017 Weeding Industry Award WINNERS of the best wedding venue in East of England.

Free entry and a glass of Prosecco on arrival

And The Winner Is…

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And the winner is….

weddingawards_badges_nationalfinalist_4bMost people don’t enjoy going to work, Sunday evening comes and they’re already dreading their Monday morning commute. But that’s not the case for the Wedding team at Isaacs on the Quay, we love our jobs, helping people plan their most special day? What could be better?

Well, we’ll tell you…when you get an award saying you’re the best at it…yay us!

On Wednesday 16th November Marcella and Sarah put on their finest frocks and attended The Wedding Industry Awards (East of England) in the hopes of winning The Best Wedding Venue 2017 (Town/City). Tensions were raising as category after category were announced and then second  to last

‘and the award for Best Wedding Venue (Town/City) goes to…..’

sarah-marcellaIsaacs on the Quay!!!

Wow, what an achievement! With heads held high (and stomachs sucked in) we went on stage to collect our award, we couldn’t have been happier!

The unique thing about TWIA is that you are voted for by your bride and grooms from the past year, the hardwork, dedication and love we put into each wedding has been recogised by the people that matter the most to us and it feels us with such pride for the venue that we work at.

Next stop, National finals…

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Wedding Fayre April 2016

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Come Along for a chance of winning a honeymoon worth up to £3,000

Isaacs Weddings is having our 2016 Wedding Fayre and Open Day on Sunday 24th April 2016 between 11am-3pm

We will have our dedicated wedding team on hand to show you what Isaacs has to offer as a Wedding Venue.

Photo Courtesy of Andy Chambers Photography

 

DIY Weddings

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When it comes to your wedding there’s nothing better than the personal touch, but how far do you go?

There is a trend for many couples to do a DIY wedding, making everything from the invitation to favours and cakes to even the dresses!

Making certain elements for your wedding can add a personal touch, you can create your own centrepieces using items that have inspired you throughout your life together or you can make your own flower arrangements using the flowers and plants from your garden (be sure to check for bugs!). By making your own items it will make for a special and unique taking point…not to mention saving you a few pounds!

But the more you do the more stress and worry this may cause you. Maybe it’s not what you know but who you know!