A farming couple have celebrated their wedding day at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.

Liz Bailey and Chris Moorhouse from Emley, near Huddersfield, tied the knot on Tuesday at the Pavilions of Harrogate, before spending the day celebrating at the show.

The couple have been visitors to the show since they first met 25 years ago and their daughters Isabelle, aged six and Georgina, 11 months, will be bridesmaids on their special day.

They were Mr and Miss South West Young Farmer in 1992 and met through Young Farmers as well as attending Bishop Burton College.


Yorkshire farmers Liz Bailey and Chris Moorhouse from emory, West Yorkshire, who chose the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show to marry at the Pavillions.
Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net

Liz said: “We are both farmers and I have come every year of my life, it’s always been a special show to me and my family. Chris and I now meet up with college friends and Young Farmer friends and Isabelle loves the Discovery Zone.”

Liz grew up on her family’s dairy farm which is now run as a livery competition yard with some of the land rented out to a beef and sheep farmer.

The couple run a fruit farm and farm shop supplying animal feed called Bentley Grange Feed, in Emley, Huddersfield.

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Yorkshire farmers Liz Bailey and Chris Moorhouse from emory, West Yorkshire, who chose the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show to marry at the Pavillions.
Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net

Liz said ahead of the big day: “My main interest at the show are the horses and the cattle that I like to watchWe have been to a lot of shows in our time and there’s nothing like the Great Yorkshire Show and its Main Ring, we can’t wait to get married there!”

Pavilions of Harrogate is set on 250 acres of stunning showground, and caters for wedding for 10 to 500 guests.

The sweeping views from the Presidents Balcony look out across the showground, and are perfect for couples photographs and drinks reception.

There’s also a newly refurbished White Pavilion which is now fully licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

For more information on weddings at The Pavilions go to

to https://pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk/weddings