It's only nine days until Worcestershire CCC host their first Wedding Showcase of 2016 – and there are many additional reasons to stage that extra special day in people's lives at New Road.

The County have already made major inroads into the competitive wedding market as indicated by last year's significant rise in numbers tying the knot at an iconic venue with the perfect views for photograph backdrops.

Now Worcestershire CCC have been granted a civil licence for the first time so the actual wedding ceremony can take place at its headquarters.

It is possible should the happy couple desire for the entire day to remember to take place in either the superb settings of The View or Graeme Hick Pavilion and, in the summer months, The Chestnut Marquee.

From the wedding breakfast through to overnight accommodation at the adjacent Premier Inn, all aspects can be catered for by the County and their host of wedding partners who will be available to give their expert advice at the Showcase on Sunday February 21.

For any couple who want to get married sooner rather than later, there are dates available this summer now that the cricket fixtures have been finalised.

But from 2017 ALL dates will be available for weddings in the Chestnut Marquee during the summer – whether or not cricket is being played that day.

And there is even more good news with no room charge by Worcestershire CCC for weddings of 50 or more guests – a significant four figure saving.

It is intended to stage a second Showcase during the summer when the County intend to stage a 'mock' wedding highlighting all the benefits of choosing New Road for that day to never forget.

Anyone requiring wedding information should contact New Road wedding co-ordinator Fiona Watson on 01905 337940.