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Exeter venue hosts prestigious wedding awards

Top wedding suppliers from across the south west came together for a prestigious awards ceremony at Rockbeare Manor, outside Exeter.

The venue played host to 175 guests who were attending the south west regional finals of the Wedding Industry Awards – the only regional and national client voted awards in the wedding industry.

The evening recognises the huge wealth of talent available in the wedding industry across the region, ranging from venues, photographers, caterers, hairdressers and everything else in between.

McQueenie Mulholland



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