Magaluf or Haigh Hall for wedding?

Noel Westby and Jemma Young are featured in Don't Tell The Bride
Noel Westby and Jemma Young are featured in Don't Tell The Bride

WILL Haigh Hall beat partyland Magaluf as the preferred venue for a Wigan couple’s big day?

Viewers can find out when the popular local wedding haunt will be featured on BBC Three’s Don’t Tell The Bride on Tuesday.

The show will see prison officer Noel Westby wrestle with his desire to hold the ceremony in sunny Brit-party-capital Magaluf, against his bride-to-be Jemma Young’s wish for a traditional wedding near to home.

Planning the big day was no easy feat for Noel, 28, and the episode shows the highs and lows of the organisation, before finally unveiling the chosen venue.

The couple, who live in Atherton, met two years ago and less than a year into their relationship, prison teacher Jemma, 28, fell pregnant with daughter, Heidi.

The episode delves into their relationship and the audience are kept guessing as to whether the bride will be happy with her man’s efforts in arranging the ceremony.

Bosses at Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust were delighted to invite films crews to look around Haigh Hall, a listed building dating back to 1850, which was previously the home of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres. Keith Bergman, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s head of service for hospitality, said: “Haigh Hall has been the wedding venue of choice by the borough’s brides and grooms for nearly 100 years and continues to be popular. “Wedding bookings are the highest in a few years.

“We’re delighted to be appearing on Don’t Tell The Bride and proudly flying the flag for Wigan as a wedding destination.”

As the couple are big fitness fanatics, producers also filmed them working out at DW Sports Fitness Club,

Don’t Tell The Bride will be shown on BBC Three on Tuesday, at 9pm.

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