A NEW wedding fair will encourage couples to get married in church.

For the first time, St Andrew’s Church, in Corbridge, will host a wedding fair between midday and 4pm on Sunday in the hope visitors will be impressed with their surroundings.

The event will host various stallholders, including reception venues, wedding outfitters and photographers.

Church warden Linda Hunter, who has organised the event alongside Kate Jenkins, said: “We thought it would be a good idea and we want more people to get married in church, so they will see how our church looks.”