Now it might only be June but I’m already thinking about Christmas. As an event planner and with Christmas being one the busiest times of the year, Christmas never really goes away!
I’m currently organising a Christmas shopping event which Consider It Done is hosting and is being held in the fabulous new venue ‘The Boathouse’ at Aston Marina in Stone, Staffordshire. The event takes place on Saturday 26th November from 10-5 and Sunday 27th November from 11-4. We’re currently sourcing and booking a wide variety of stall holders, it’s amazing how far in advance companies get booked up for these type of events. We’re creating a fabulous shopping event where shoppers can buy from a selection of largely local designer makers. Although not always possible we’re also trying to avoid as much repetition as possible. Personally I find it frustrating when you go to a fair and every second stall is selling similar items, I don’t believe that’s fair on the stall holders who are earning a living and those who’ve come to find different items. So far we’re achieving this and have a wide selection of stalls booked.
We’re also hoping to provide a children’s craft area. Parents would be able to book their child in for a half an hour or hour slot and enjoy shopping in peace their little ones can enjoy making a Christmas craft. More details on that to follow!
The Boathouse at Aston Marina which opened at the end of 2015 is the perfect location, situated close to the town of Stone it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and looks out onto the canal marina. Aston Marina also boasts it’s own fantastic farm shop and café so visitors will be able to make a day of it. Refreshments at the shopping event will have a Christmassy feel with mulled wine.
We’ll keep you informed of stalls as we progress booking but so far we have beauty and skincare, food, leather goods and an artist to name a few.
If you’re interested in booking a stall and would like more information please do contact Zoe on 07540 361456 or [email protected]
If you’d like to know more about Aston Marina please visit www.astonmarina.co.uk