Cheshire manages a rare feat: to be an idyllic as well as practical wedding location. As you have probably already experienced by now when it comes to wedding prep, these two words do not always go hand-in-hand!
With pretty rural villages aplenty, luscious green landscapes and the Peak district nestled close by, you also have excellent transport links to Manchester and Liverpool.
But when it comes to narrowing down your dream venue in the county, how do you choose? As a North West wedding photographer, here are the top luxury wedding venues in Cheshire I recommend for capturing a truly magical day:
- Colshaw Hall
- Delamere Manor
- Dorfold Hall
- Merrydale Manor
- The Oak Tree of Peover
- Upper House
If you are looking for an exclusive wedding venue in Cheshire accompanied by amazing scenery, then Colshaw Hall easily ticks all the boxes. Featuring a stunning Grade II manor house, you have over 300 acres of rolling countryside to yourself. Just about enough space for you and your guests to dance the night away at the reception afterward!
When it comes to capturing your precious day, rest assured there will be plenty of photo opportunities for a Cheshire wedding photographer like myself. Whether it’s at the cosy ceremony barn (seating up to 180 guests) with its traditional oak beams and stunning marble floorings, or the unforgettable views across the beautiful walled garden from the Peel suite, there is no shortage of choice.
A majestic wedding venue that overlooks a beautiful six-acre lake, Delamere Manor has an abundance of picturesque photo opportunities, where a truly unforgettable moment in you and your partner’s lives can be captured and nostalgically looked back on for years to come.
The Manor can host up to 140 guests for the ceremony and has several indoor and outdoor locations to choose from, including the house and the beautiful courtyard and grounds.
Delamere Manor provides a sophisticated combination of both old and new features: a traditional stately home with modern finishes, the highlight being its state-of-the-art music venue for evening celebrations.
Looking for an elegant backdrop to say ‘I do’? then it is definitely worth taking a look at Dorfold Hall. The lavish and enchanting grounds of this Jacobean stately home make it a real gem burrowed deep in the Cheshire countryside.
Indoors, the luxury wedding venue is characterised by its immense oak doors and white-washed walls, Outdoors, the ceremonies take place on the immaculate lawns featuring a magnificent lake closeby, where it’s well worth scuttling away for a second or two to share a private moment with your new husband or wife to take in the breathtaking view.
This sumptuous wedding space also has 10 luxurious double bedrooms to choose from, and the event space itself has a capacity of up to 180 guests.
For your loved ones travelling to the celebrations, Dorfold Hall can be easily reached from London, Liverpool and Manchester.
Merrydale Manor is a magical wedding setting to tie the knot. Located in Over Peover and nestled in acres of private fields in the heart of Cheshire, the venue and its tranquil lake provide a wonderful location for your special day.
The wedding venue is only ever hired on an exclusive basis, meaning you and up to 200 guests can enjoy the grounds and its sprawling gardens in complete privacy – and on what better day to have an entire country estate to yourself no less?
The Oak Tree of Peover
This luxury wedding venue in Cheshire, provided exclusively, is ideal for couples looking for something a little bit rustic but unmistakably romantic for their big day.
The impeccably restored oak-framed venue accommodates up to 140 guests, offering lots of natural light during the day as well as subtle, sophisticated lighting and foliage that spirals up to the ceiling for festivities after hours.
For those who have opted for a winter wedding, you and your loved ones can keep snug thanks to the open fire and outdoor fire pit tables which are available all year round.
Upper House is a beautifully restored hunting lodge that is available for private hire spanning the entire weekend, catering up to 130 guests. Located on Kinder Scout in the breathtaking Peak District, the venue is an excellent choice for couples looking for ‘something old, something new’ as the old wedding rhyme goes.
This is because here you have the best of both worlds: the comfort of a contemporary venue, all the while being able to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of medieval features. You see this in the banqueting hall, original wayside Inn and the spectacular central courtyard with a clock tower on the grounds.
You also have not one, but four (fully licensed) ceremony spaces to get eloped in, including two outside locations with breathtaking views where you can observe the Kinder Reservoir.
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