February 9, 2014. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, in the picturesque Cheshire countryside is Cottons Hotel and Spa – Shire Hotels. They are a premier wedding venue in Cheshire and their dedicated wedding team have years of experience. Whether you want an intimate ceremony or an extravagant celebration, they give each wedding the care and attention it deserves. If you have your wedding at their hotel you never have to worry about a thing as they have everything you need all under one roof; stunning ceremony rooms, award winning dining options, 108 guest rooms, luxurious spa and the undivided attention of their dedicated wedding coordinators.
Wrenbury Hall is an idyllic exclusive wedding venue in the heart of the beautiful South Cheshire countryside. As you drive through the gates of Wrenbury Hall you will be captivated by the breath taking beauty of this historic, mellow sandstone manor house.
Crewe Hall is a spellbinding and historic 400 year-old Jacobean mansion in the heart of Cheshire. With its lavish and opulent interior, luxury accommodation and a level of personal service that will exceed even your greatest expectations, this is your perfect wedding venue.