About Party Pages

Party Pages Peterborough is a truly local business directory, designed to provide an easy-to-use meeting place for event planners and suppliers.

Born out of our own frustrations and difficulties in finding local providers, and many hours scouring search engines, Party Pages has evolved from our very own ‘Little Black Book’ of trusted local businesses from our days of operating a weddings and events venue. It is intended to cover all the main elements of any event, from venues to caterers, entertainment providers, hair and beauty specialists, cake makers, florists, accommodation, clothing stores and rental and much much more.

We were very regularly asked for suggestions and recommendations for suppliers and so Party Pages Peterborough is our attempt to formalise and simplify the process for all, but also to add value by creating and sharing event related information, local offers, hints, tips and advice and details about local public events – all under one roof.

And this is just the start. You’ll appreciate these things take time (and considerable resource) to get rolling,  but we have many ideas and plans for evolution and improving the users experience in the near future. We welcome your ideas and feedback in order to steer us in our endeavours.

Why local?

There are a number of well-established national directory websites out there, especially for those organising or supplying to the wedding arena. These sites do a fabulous job in listing a large number of businesses and suppliers alongside providing a number of useful planning tools.

However, we feel that by using our local knowledge of the area and adding the personal touch via our free-to-use Ask Party Pages service, we can add the missing link and added value for those organising an event and those who provide the much-needed services.

By focussing on a 30-mile radius of the city of Peterborough, we are certainly not aiming to eliminate or discriminate, but rather showcase and highlight the unbelievable selection of suppliers to those organising weddings, events or parties in the immediate area. By getting to know these businesses ourselves, we will also be better placed to determine more accurate answers to the questions and queries we receive, whilst also providing useful and relevant information to website visitors and suppliers alike.

We do want the directory to be as comprehensive as possible of course, and sometimes there just isn’t a local provider who can fulfil the job. Therefore, we plan to add a limited number of relevant businesses and suppliers from outside of the designated area to the directory in categories where services are underrepresented so that Party Pages Peterborough becomes your one-stop shop for all event planning needs.

In time, we hope to work with partners in other areas of the UK to provide additional Party Pages directories for all parts of the country. If you have an understanding of the events industry and lives outside of the Peterborough area, please do get in touch if for more information about how you could launch a Party Pages site for your locality.

  

I am organising an event, how can you best help me?

Supplier directory

Our supplier directory is a great place to start in searching for suppliers for your event. Perhaps you have done most of the planning and are seeking one final piece of the jigsaw, or you might be looking for all the necessary suppliers to help make your event. Click on the supplier categories or use the free-type search box to begin your search.

If you want to save a record of the suppliers which catch your eye – click on the heart icon to save them to a favourites list. You will be prompted to create an account to do this, but it only takes a minute and enables you to return to the list as you progress your planning.

We would invite you to leave a review for the suppliers you use so as to assist other Party Pages users in honing in on the suppliers most suited to their needs.

Ask Party Pages

Use our free ‘ask’ service via email or Messenger for your quick questions. We will endeavour to come back to you as swiftly as possible. Very often this will be with a few questions of our own so we can get a good understanding of what you are trying to achieve before sharing any information that we think might be helpful.

Dig deeper into our website

We work hard to create relevant and (hopefully) useful content on a regular basis. Much of this will be shared via our social media platforms, but we hope you will find some of the following pages on our site a useful reference point:

Articles with advice and tips

Planning a wedding

Planning a birthday or celebration

Planning a children’s party

Planning a ball or prom

Planning a conference

Planning a team building event

Planning a hen/stag party

Planning a final wishes event (funerals/wakes/celebrations of life etc.)

Planning a seasonal or themed event

Planning a virtual event

Follow us on social media

We will regularly be sharing information about new suppliers and businesses as they join the directory, but we will also regularly add photos, information, hints and tips that we hope will come in handy as you plan your events.

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Professional event services

If you are seeking more formal assistance with your event let our in-house event professionals talk you through the options. From ad hoc event services to complete event delivery solutions, please visit our event planning page for more information.

Advertise your own event

If you are organising an event that is open to the public, you might want to take advantage of our Public events calendar. A simple chorological calendar at this stage, it allows you to list your event and direct traffic to your preferred method/s of contact and your own website for more information.

 

 

I am a supplier to the events industry, how can Party Pages help me?

Supplier directory

The heart of our site is the supplier directory. In order to make this as comprehensive and useful a tool as possible for all those who are planning an event or wedding, we aim to include as many relevant local businesses as possible. Listing options start from a free annual subscription with further paid subscription options for those who wish to enhance their profile and visibility on Party Pages and other platforms. Click here for directory listing options and pricing.

Most importantly, there are zero commission fees with Party Pages. You select the most appropriate listing option for your business and pay a one-off annual fee – no hidden charges.

You remain in complete control of your listing at all times – although we may send you relevant updates as to how to optimise or enhance certain areas of your listing as we evolve and improve the site.

Featured supplier listings

Place your business on our homepage – if you are looking for ways to enhance the visibility of your business, our Featured supplier option enables you to place your business in front of our site visitors more readily on the homepage and other content driven pages of the site. This is in addition to your directory listing but is very flexible in terms of the duration. For example, you might wish to highlight your offering on the Wedding planning pages after key annual events such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day when we know proposal rates to be high.

Private supplier community

All those who subscribe via our Enhanced or Premium directory profiles will be  invited to join our private supplier community. This is hosted via Facebook and is an ‘invitation-only’ private group not visible to the general public. All posts and content will be monitored. It is intended to offer the following benefits and opportunities to connect:

  • Party Pages will share useful and relevant information to members, including an introduction to businesses or services that might be of interest or help to some or all
  • Enable you to connect with other suppliers in the area and post in search of suppliers that might be required on events you are working on
  • Supplier-calls – we’ve all be in a situation where a supplier is unable to attend or fulfil. This group will enable you to reach out to many in one hit. You could put the message out directly or ask us to put out the call on your behalf, whichever is most appropriate.

Enhancing your own online presence

You might already have your own website. However, not everyone knows that having direct links to their own websites from relevant sites, i.e. websites containing similar content, have a beneficial impact on your own website’s performance in the major search engines. Without going into detailed explanation about SEO and algorithms, this is a big tick in the box. By subscribing to any of our listing packages, (including the free standard listing) you can include a direct link back to your own website from your Party Pages profile.

Perhaps you don’t have a website and this would be a good way of enhancing your local exposure. Similarly to the above, with either the Enhanced or Premium listing on Party Pages you are able to link to your own social media pages if applicable.

Maximum bang for your buck

Party Pages Peterborough is deliberately local. We will be working really hard to get to know our site visitors and the suppliers throughout the area so that we can make the most appropriate virtual introductions. Not all of your business will be local, and perhaps you don’t aspire for it to be, but with increasing fuel costs and the growing environmental concerns, we hope to be able to connect you to great opportunities on your doorstep.

With our Premium package working out at less than 34p per day, hope to be able to deliver significantly more value for your hard-earned marketing spend.

If you have any questions about how we might best support you and your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us at ask@partypages.co.uk

Click to find out more or to subscribe.

 

Free Advice Service
Are you planning an event or party? Is there something you want to ask? If you have a quick question; maybe you’re not sure if you have everything covered, or perhaps you are having difficulty in finding or selecting the perfect DJ, caterers, venue or decorative expert. Please contact our free ask service for advice and recommendations.