August 30, 2012. Written by Agnes Los
The tranquillity of Cheshire perfectly offsets your busy wedding day, giving you an option to get married somewhere away from the big city hustle and bustle. Whether you already live in the county, or are looking for the perfect venue and are willing to travel, you will surely find your dream venue here. There are major historic landmark cities like Chester, little market towns, a Peak District with its cosy country inns, and the serene rolling hills of the countryside. Enjoy our tour of some of the top venues Cheshire has to offer!
If getting married in a castle is your dream, then Peckforton Castle could be the magical place you’ve been looking for. Fully licenced for both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, it can accommodate wedding parties from 10 to 170, whilst offering guest accommodations in 48 rooms, spa treatments, and even a Falconry Experience for that touch of something different. This 19th century building is the only intact medieval style Castle in the country. There are special deals available for midweek weddings from Monday to Thursday.
Located only 5 minutes from the Chester City Centre, the Chester Lakes venue is picturesquely located by the water and can be hired exclusively, with an ideal location close to the city if your guests require accommodations. Specialising in marquees and with a choice of various spots by the lakeside, the couple can choose their marquee layout and styling, plus a bespoke service for food and drinks. There is also exclusive use of Dodleston Lake.
Golf venues never fail to deliver, and it’s never truer than with the Macdonald Portal Hotel with its panoramic views over the greens and the nearby countryside. The venue accommodates up to 250 guests in a choice of two reception rooms, and three choices of hotel rooms to sleep the guests in 4-star luxury. The reception rooms each have their own bar and reception areas, and fabulous views. The venue’s Spa has everything the couple, the bridal party and the guests need for pampering, including a swimming pool, and of course golf is available for the couple and the guests to enjoy. They offer two very special Whirlwind Wedding packages, for those who just can’t wait!
Davenport Green Hall, part of Tailormade Venues, is a privately owned Grade II listed historical estate in the heart of Cheshire. For your photographs, there are 16 acres of stunning grounds including a Japanese water garden. The venue is fully licenced in all their rooms, including the Cheshire Barn, the Grand Pavilion and the Glass Ballroom among them, and can accommodate up to 250 guests. They even have facilities to receive helicopter landings! There are complimentary food tastings for the bride and groom, and the team of in-house chefs can create wonderful bespoke menus for the wedding breakfast and reception. They also offer special packages for midweek and off-peak weddings throughout the year, and all weddings are bespoke.
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Arley Hall is a family home, an impressive example of a Victorian country house built in an Elizabethan style, and famous for its 18 acres of Gardens. You can get married outdoors in the licenced Alcove, or have the ceremony and reception inside according to your preference. Inside, there is a choice of magnificent rooms, like the Library or the Drawing Room. The venue is available on exclusive hire basis, with special midweek rates available, alongside a selection of top quality suppliers for all your wedding needs – entertainment, photography, flowers, and more.
This charming venue surprises in the most unusual way, due to being hidden behind a farming façade, guaranteed to impress! Heaton House Farm’s beautiful countryside location offers fantastic views across three counties. Working on exclusive hire basis, they focus on creating completely bespoke weddings instead of set packages. Their three barns are all licenced for civil ceremonies and able to accommodate weddings from 20 to 450 guests, and the couple may have a rehearsal for the ceremony beforehand. Your photos will look beautiful taken in the scenic surroundings and water gardens. Due to an abundance of space, you may even invite more guests to the evening party, as they can all be accommodated. See Sally and Andy’s real wedding at the Heaton House Farm!
In the historic village of Lymm, Warrington sits the Lymm Hotel, a gorgeous and peaceful setting for your wedding celebrations. The bride and groom have a choice of getting married in one of the village’s quaint churches, or at the venue itself. The hotel can be exclusively hired including 62 rooms for guest accommodations. Tradition, romance and tranquillity are the key words to describe the ambiance of Lymm Hotel weddings, along with great service, delicious food, and great attractions nearby including castles, halls and safari. You may also choose from set packages, or plan a bespoke wedding. All couples receive a complimentary stay and an exclusive wedding coordinator.
Originally an Edwardian country house, Mere Court Hotel is a beautiful Grade II listed 4-star hotel set in 7 acres of gardens with an ornamental lake for stunning photos. The venue hosts weddings from 10 to 200 guests, including accommodations in 34 individually designed and furnished bedrooms. There is a choice of 5 rooms to hold a civil ceremony, and you may take advantage of special midweek rates for Monday-Thursday weddings. Exclusive hire is available, as are special reduced rates for guests staying after the wedding.
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