All about the Groom: wedding ideas in the North of England

25 Sep 2018

Ensure your groom has the best wedding experience possible by drawing on the products and services of these North England-based businesses

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The outfit

Aults Menswear

Aults Menswear, established in 1891, is a family-run business located on Newport Street in Bolton town centre. It is now run by father and daughter team, Duncan and Helen Ault, who deliver the same high quality of service started by Duncan’s grandmother more than 120 years ago. Duncan and Helen pride themselves on the quality of both their products and the service they provide and over the years they have built a strong reputation for their personal, yet professional, service. The Aults business was built upon retail of designer menswear, but it now specialises in providing customers with a large range of high quality and affordable formal hire.


The stag do

Three Sisters Circuit

Give the groom the best send-off with Three Sisters Circuit's stag do packages in Wigan. For those grooms out there looking for something different to do on their stag celebrations, imagine being sat inches from the ground feeling your adrenalin pumping as you tackle the twists and turns of the challenging Three Sisters Circuit.

There are different event formats available as well as some great food options. The team also insist that the stag wears a pink race suit on the day, providing memorable photo opportunities tp be revisited during the best man speech. 

  • Exclusive Sprint Events: Perfect for a bit of friendly rivalry with a five-minute warm-up, two eight-minute heats and a 10-minute final. Prices start from £55 per person.
  • Exclusive Individual Endurance Events: A Formula One style grid with a choice of either a 20, 40 or 60-minute race, where the winner is the first to cross the finish line. Prices start from £45 per person.
  • Exclusive Team Endurance Events: A team versus team competition to find out which team completes the most laps in the allotted time. You can choose from a 60, 120 or 180-minute race, depending on the numbers in each team. Prices start from £100 per team.

Feeling competitive and fancy getting some practice in before the event? Book yourself into an Arrive‘n’Drive or Karting Blast Session.


The buttonholes

The Flower Farm

Buttonholes have become much more relaxed and natural-looking over the past year or so, often created on the natural stem rather than the more rigid wired versions of old. The team at The Flower Farm, based in Burscough, West Lancashire, are finding more and more grooms are adding their own personal touch with the additions of elements depicting their hobbies, such as Lego men or gunshot cartridges.


The accessories

Banks Lyon

When it comes to luxury watches and accessories on the big day, who better to put your trust in than Banks Lyon Jewellers in Lancaster and Kendal? Enjoy an ice cold lager or a glass of Scotch while the team cater for your every need – whether that is to bring out the James Bond hero in you by securing the watch of your dreams, or to help you conquer the milestone that is selecting your perfect wedding ring for life. Once you have tackled the somewhat alien feeling of sliding your first cool precious metal ring onto your finger, why not dive into the wonderful world of Deakin & Francis with a personalised pair of cufflinks engraved with your wedding date? Or even a quirky pair of bearded Vikings to go on the sleeve to give her that extra surprise at the end of the aisle?


The transport

Supercar Wedding

Your wedding day is all about you, the bride, and so it should be. But what about giving your groom the gift of a lifetime and surprising him on the big day with his very own chauffeur-driven supercar to get him to the wedding in style and on time?

Supercar Wedding has more than 20 stunning supercars across the North of England to choose from, with prices from just £300. Imagine starting married life by saying ‘Adioss X’ to single life in something like an amazing Lamborghini Huracan? We can help you through the whole process, so don’t worry if cars aren’t your thing… we can help select the perfect car for your groom. 

You only have to see this groom brought to tears when the stunning black Lamborghini Huracan turns up at the hotel to take him to his own wedding (tissues at the ready, girls). As you will see, even the groomsmen were getting shaky and emotional at the sheer joy it brought their best friend.

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