The Vault offers weddings and events in new function room

A UNIQUE leisure facility run by people with autism and learning difficulties is now taking bookings for weddings and other events.

The Vault, formerly the Rivers Edge Hotel in Gateshead, is set to become the UK’s first hotel for young people with a range of learning difficulties. Last month it unveiled an American style diner which serves the public and local businesses.

Now the development has moved on a stage further with the opening of its new function room, which will cater for weddings, meetings and other occasions.

The room will hold up to 120 people and has been designed to give young trainees the chance to learn about another aspect of the hospitality industry.

4 original ways to celebrate your wedding anniversary

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Wedding anniversaries are very special occasions, where you look back on the biggest day of your life while celebrating the happy times that you’ve spent together since. However, like other events that come around on an annual basis, if you put a lot of effort into one particular year, the others can sometimes pale in comparison. 

Thankfully, there are quite a few things you can do to rekindle the magic of a wedding anniversary and ensure it is an occasion that you can both really enjoy. To help you out, we’ve put together four of our favourite things to do on an anniversary that are both original and memorable. Read on to find out more.

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Calling all Brides-to-Be: Catch The Wedding of Your Dreams

Bride: The Wedding Show to host Big Bouquet Toss at Tatton Park on Saturday 3 December

If you’re engaged – or hoping to be any time soon – you won’t want to miss this exciting news! 

To launch the 15th Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park, the team behind the show is inviting you to join in a giant bouquet toss on Saturday 3 December at 11am at Tatton Park – with the chance of winning an incredible wedding package worth thousands of pounds. 

Up for grabs – quite literally – is a package that includes your wedding cake, bridal bouquet, a photobooth, wedding vehicle, tipi honeymoon suite, 50% discount off hire of Tatton Park as your wedding venue – and much more! In true wedding style, whoever catches the bouquet in the toss wins the package. 

Top tips for slimming Brides-To-Be this Christmas

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For most of us, the festive season means one thing; a free pass to eat what we want without the guilt. But what about the brides-to-be of 2017?

For those who are dreading Christmas for this very reason, there’s really no need. Luckily for us, Ramsay Health Care UK, experts in weight loss surgery and their team of nutritional experts provide their top tips on how to maintain a trim waistline this party season.

Be wise with alcohol

If you’re the type that finds it easy to stay on track throughout the week but enjoys a tipple at the weekend, you’ll know just how much of a barrier alcohol can be when it comes to shifting those unwanted pounds. 

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DO...try a fibre brow gel such as the newly launched must have tinted brow mascara from Lord & Berry. It is designed to hydrate, enhance and define your eyebrows whilst tinting. A great product for filling in brow gaps whilst still looking natural.

DON’T... go product-free. Whilst the natural look is fully promoted, a little bit of love and attention before leaving the house will go a long way when it comes to your brows. Even if it’s a quick 3 second sweep with the eyebrow brush.

DO...match your brow colour to your roots. This is the most effective colour matching system to achieve a natural look and framing of your face.