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News Release - Issued by Grays Court


York hotel Grays Court is celebrating after picking up one of 24 titles awarded on Monday night at a glittering ceremony held at Middleton Lodge.

Grays Court and the other talented winners from each category will now go forward to represent the North East in the National Finals to be held in London on 15th January 2015.

‘We are absolutely thrilled. For such a small, family-run business to be recognised as the best regional venue is incredible, and we are so utterly grateful to all our customers, clients and friends for their continued support.’

Founder of The Wedding Industry Awards, Damian Bailey said: “The Wedding Industry Awards really have become the gold standard for wedding excellence in this country and, as our regional award ceremony at Middleton Lodge proved, the wedding industry in the North East is packed full with passionate, innovative and committed suppliers.”
“These are our fourth awards and the standard of entrants was higher than ever,” continued Damian. “It’s becoming harder and harder for our judges to pick winners from such amazing shortlists where everyone demonstrates such skill. It was great to celebrate everyone’s achievements and then party all night!”

With the UK wedding industry being worth an estimated £10billion annually, it’s no surprise that wedding suppliers are working hard to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Happily, for last night’s winners, they’ve now got a coveted award to help them woo clients in 2015.

You can find a full list of the winners from the North East here –


Notes For Editors:

Dating back to 1080, Grays Court is a true hidden gem. Nestled in the heart of the exclusive Minster Quarter, the family-run hotel offers seven luxurious bedrooms, stunning walled gardens and an array of striking rooms steeped in history, from the cosy Library to the classic Bow Room with baby grand piano and huge bay windows to the Jacobean oak-panelled Long Gallery.

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The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) ensures that there is a credible, reliable, independent regional and national awards process. They are the only client-voted regional and national awards in the wedding industry and the judging panel is second to none in its breadth and depth of expertise and experience. This means that the results have real meaning and are useful to both the entrants and anyone organising a wedding who is looking for great wedding suppliers both regionally and nationwide. TWIA want to help anyone organising a wedding to make better-informed decisions when looking for their suppliers.

For more information or more comment from Damian Bailey, please contact Damian at and for further details on how the awards themselves work, including voting & judging, please visit

The Wedding Industry Awards is very happy to be partnering with Country House Wedding Venues, Archant’s ‘Bride’ magazines, Galloping Gourmet, Champagne Lanson and Guides for Brides.