Weddings & Special Occasions

Whether you’re planning your dream wedding, eloping for an intimate ceremony, celebrating your 50th anniversary, have a big birthday coming up, moving into a new home or planning your retirement do, the team at the Bluecoat Display Centre are here to help make your occasion special.

Image: ‘Gilded Botanical’ Dinner Set by Reiko Kaneko

Gift Registry

We have a carefully curated collection of handmade gifts by our talented craft makers, which can be tailored to match the unique character of your occasion.

Our curated collection includes dinner sets by Barney Hare DukeReiko KanekoEdit Juhasz & Michael Taylor; wooden homewares by For Me & For You Designs; pewterware by Ella McIntosh; glassware by Emma Rodgers & Shakspeare Glass; and dining & serveware by David Mellor Designs.

View the collection online or pop by our gallery on College Lane to see examples of the pieces in person.

You can personalise your gift list to include any combination of the collection above as well any pieces stocked in our gallery(*), which represents work by over 300 independent craft makers.

(*Where items are a one off piece, these can be added to a gift registry on the understanding we cannot guarantee their continued availability.)

Gift Accounts

Using our gift account service, friends, family and colleagues can join together to make contributions to one special gift voucher, for a wedding, birthday or notable anniversary. Your personal gift account can be contributed to by anyone with whom you share the details, over a period of time specified by you.

Contributions can start from as little as £10 and can be paid online via your personal link, or over the phone with your bespoke gift account code.

When your account is closed, all contributions will be converted into a gift voucher for the Bdc which has unlimited spending time and can be spent on one item or numerous items in the gallery, up to the gift voucher limit.

How it works

If you would like to set up a Gift Registry or Gift Account, or would like to know more about these services, please contact the Bdc team at to arrange a consultation.

When you have selected your gift list, we will set up a private collection in our online shop with a link that you can share with family and friends. Your collection will include the items that you have selected and, if chosen, a gift account for them to contribute to a voucher.

Your gift registry can be personalised with an image and welcome message for your guests.

We offer a complimentary gift wrapping service for all purchased gift registry items, labelled with the name of each gifter.

Wedding, Engagement & Commitment Rings

We have a collection of distinctive, handmade engagement, wedding and commitment rings, in yellow, rose & white gold and silver, with precious and semi precious stones.

The team are delighted to welcome couples to the gallery to view and try on rings, and to facilitate you in finding the perfect ring(s) for your occasion.

We can assist you with sizing and recommend that you read our handy sizing guide.

If you are planning a surprise proposal and are unsure of your partner’s size, we advise you to purchase the ring as is, and then return it for a resize later.

Contact us to arrange a consultation.

Image: Wedding, engagement & commitment rings by Shimara Carlow

Bespoke Stationery

We have a beautiful suite of letterpress invitations, place cards, favour boxes and bags by Elizabeth Willow, which can be tailored to your special occasion.

Contact us for more information.

Image: Letterpress stationery suite by Elizabeth Willow