I love being a Cheshire Wedding Photographer. Cheshire has some of the most stunning and sought after wedding venues in the North West. Although I am a wedding photographer based in Liverpool, I cover the whole of the UK, and the great thing about shooting at a Cheshire wedding venue is I get to wake up the next morning with my family! Although I have shot all over the UK, you don’t have to drive far to get to photograph in an amazing Cheshire wedding venue.
A wedding venue is only as good as it’s staff, and with that in mind, I have chosen the following Cheshire wedding venues that offer fantastic service along with a stunning setting. Cheshire has some of the most beautiful countryside in the North of England and has loads of amazing Country house wedding venues with some stunning grounds and views for the perfect summer wedding. I cannot list every Cheshire wedding venue there is but I hope you find this list useful if you are looking to have your wedding in Cheshire.
Just touching the borders of Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales, Iscoyd Park is a stunning private Georgian country house which has been family owned since 1843. Iscoyd Park truly is an impressive Cheshire wedding venue and will be the perfect fit if you are looking for that wow country house wedding in Cheshire. Iscoyd Park’s wedding team are serious about their food and have the very excellent David Coz as head chef. All of the food is organic and locally produced and sourced, perfect for the foodies out there!
Iscoyd Park is totally bespoke and doesn’t do packages, the venue is hired on an exclusive basis with only one wedding per day. Their whole philosophy is to cater to your every whim with a bespoke package tailored to your needs. If a country house weddings and food are your thing you really need to shortlist this venue. I love being a Cheshire wedding Photographer as I get to visit amazing wedding venues like Iscoyd Park.
I love being an Iscoyd Park wedding photographer and it’s always an amazing experience sharing a couple’s special day. The bridal suite is massive with great features and light to make fantastic photographs. The ceremony room again has great light that is a blessing for a wedding photographer and the grounds are perfect for your outside drinks reception.
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Thornton Manor is a very impressive wedding venue. It is certainly one of the most well-known and sought after wedding venues in Cheshire. Set in 120 acres of parkland this wedding venue has lots of options for your dream wedding day.
Thornton Manor house was once the home of William Lever, who built the beautiful Port Sunlight village for workers at his soap factory. The Manor House has some breathtaking features like the Music Room with stunning wall panelling, elaborate plasterwork, and paintings by Giovanni Cipriani. There are no less than three locations for tying the knot!
Lady Lever Bridal Suite
Designed for the lady herself, the Lady Lever Bridal Suite has all of its original features with stunning views across the surrounding countryside. The perfect space for your first night as a newly married couple.
Thornton Manor has another 3 venues within its grounds including The Lakeside Marquee, The Dell Pavilion and The Walled Garden Marquee. Thornton Manor can accommodate 108 guests offering 22 Manor house bedrooms and 14 cottages and Annexes. Perfect for tired guests after the party ends.
You really are spoilt for choice at Thornton Manor and each separate venue has something very unique to offer prospective couples.
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Website – https://thorntonmanor.co.uk/weddings/
Instagram – @onlythorntonmanor
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As soon as you drive up the tree-lined road leading up to the main building you know Crewe Hall is a real wow venue and a very special place to tie the knot. Steeped in history, Crewe Hall is a 17th century Grade 1 listed mansion surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens in the heart of Cheshire. Crewe Hall is a wedding venue with bags of character and some stunning detailing in the very opulent rooms.. We are talking oak paneling, Elaborate plasterwork on the ceilings, with period features like coats of arms and amazing fireplaces and gorgeous stained glass windows.
The Hall of pillars is normally the venue for your drinks reception and is one of my favourite rooms. Crewe Hall is a real statement wedding venue and will be a stunning backdrop to your photographs. This iconic building has also hosted royalty with a visit from the Queen in 1955! The stunning original building is supplemented by a very cool and modern new building that continues the luxurious feel of the old building. You get the perfect mix of classic and modern for your celebrations. With 117 rooms there is plenty of space for guests to stay over after the party ends.
If you wish you can stay in the aptly named Royal Suite, which was visited by non-other than King George V and Queen Mary in 1913. You are spoilt for choice for bridal suites at this venue as there another 3 amazing four-poster bedrooms available. Situated in 8 acres of grounds, there are beautiful gardens and perfectly kept lawns which are a perfect backdrop for some relaxed portraits or a relaxed stroll around the grounds. I love being a Crewe Hall Wedding Photographer, the sense of scale and the detailing in the rooms is really hard to beat.
Crewe Hall have their own in house wedding co-ordinators to help you realize your perfect wedding, and with this venue anything is possible. Whatever choices you make, they will be on hand to make your wedding day something very special indeed.
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Hilltop Country House
Imagine a 17th Century country house situated in a beautifully scented garden with herbaceous borders, immaculate lawns, ponds, and terraces. With great views across stunning Cheshire countryside, the long summer days climaxing in glorious sunsets for a perfect ending to your special day. If you are looking for the personal touch you can’t get any more personal than a family-owned business. Hilltop Country House is a gorgeous family-owned country house wedding venue situated in a very beautiful classic English garden. The owners are all about forming a close relationship with their couples and offer wedding planning as part of the service. It’s very much in-house with a bespoke service that is personal to you.
You have 3 options for your ceremony, The Garden Room, The Terrace, and The Marquee. The Garden Room can cater for 68 guests while The Terrace can hold 120 guests, and The Marquee 160 guests. The garden itself really is a labour of love and has had the same gardener for over 30 years!
The Marquee has endless layout options for you to choose from and you are encouraged to personalize the space to really make it your own. Hilltop Country House is that rare type of wedding venue run personally by the owners who will go that extra mile to make sure your day is truly one to remember. I love being a Hilltop Country House Wedding Photographer, It’s a real pleasure to work alongside people who really care about what they do.
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Instagram – @hilltopcountryhouse
Sandhole Oak Barn
Set right next to an idyllic lake, Sandhole Oak Barn is the perfect place to tie the knot. Set in 400 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside it is a wedding venue that feels a million miles away from anywhere but is easily reached. Completed in 2005, Sandhole Oak barn was designed with weddings in mind. The wedding Barn has all the features of a classic barn like the stunning oak beams while having floor to ceiling windows to let in lots of great light (perfect for photography) and great views of the lake.
If you want an outdoor experience for your ceremony you can opt for the sublime Oak Tower, which is just a few feet away from the lake. For your wedding breakfast, there is also the Dining Barn. With all the charm of a classic barn, you can enjoy your wedding breakfast in style. There are lots of French doors to let in that gentle breeze during the summer, the barn also has underfloor heating to keep you toasty during the winter months. In any weather, the Lake is a truly idyllic backdrop to your wedding day.
There is room for 140 guests for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast and 180 guests in the evening. Sandhole Oak Barn works exclusively with Top Table, the award-winning caterers and wedding coordinators who are on hand to make your day flow without a hitch and provide delicious food for you and your loved ones. There is also the small barn for your exclusive use, which is ideal for welcoming guests or entertaining the kids. Exclusive use of a cool dressing room and a bridal suite are also available and the separate Sandhole Barn B&B can accommodate 39 of your loved ones after the party ends
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Instagram – @sandholeoakbarn
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With it’s Fountain lawn, beautiful gardens and stunning views of the Cheshire countryside, Rookery Hall is the perfect country house wedding venue. Originally built in 1816 this Georgian Manor House has had a modern extension added to give the perfect mix of classic and modern for your Cheshire wedding.
Rookery Hall can cater for intimate and large groups with the Morning Room accommodating 30 guests, while the Worleston Suite can hold 160 of your loved ones. If you tie the knot in the Summer Rookery Hall can offer an outdoor ceremony for up to 140 guests with the ‘Garden Pavillion’. With space for 140 guests to stay, your guests don’t have far to go after the celebrations have come to an end. It’s always an amazing experience being a Rookery Hall Wedding Photographer, I love the mix of the old building with the modern glass-fronted Worelston suite Rookery Hall could well be the perfect venue if you are looking for a country house wedding. Its mix of classic and modern could be the perfect fit for your wedding.
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Set on Peckforton Hill, Peckforton Castle is truly awe-inspiring as you pass through the stunning gatehouse Lodge and drive up the sweeping driveway towards the castle. Having a castle as your wedding venue is as about as fairytale as you can get! The castle is steeped in history and is surrounded by beautiful rolling Cheshire countryside. This is a truly idyllic wedding venue which should be any couples to see list if big castle weddings are your thing.
The Great Hall with its 10m High vaulted Ceiling and beautiful stained glass windows is the perfect space for your wedding ceremony. Imagine saying your vows in such a spectacular setting! The Great Hall can accommodate 165 guests for your wedding ceremony. Your wedding photographs can only look amazing in such an awesome setting. The Hexagonal room is also available for your dream wedding ceremony. With two magnificent fireplaces and a 19th century vaulted ceiling, it is the perfect place to tie the knot surrounded by your loved ones. The Hexagonal room seats up to 100 people for your ceremony.
The Wine Cellar with its circular shape and lit with candles, creates an intimate and romantic atmosphere, that will ramp up the emotions for your wedding ceremony or drinks reception. With a capacity of 40 for your ceremony or 80 guests, it is the perfect intimate space for your wedding. Whatever your choice of room and size of your wedding you can guarantee your Peckforton Castle wedding will be truly one to remember.
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Instagram – @peckfortoncastle
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Hillbark Hotel could be one of Cheshire’s most beautiful wedding venues, but it is certainly the only 5 star Country House hotel in the North West. Set in grounds overlooking the Welsh hills and the Dee Estuary, Hillbark is a very impressive Cheshire wedding venue and is perfect for any Cheshire Wedding Photographer. The grounds are full of interesting historical architecture providing the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs.
Hilbark hotel can cater from the most intimate weddings of 10 people up to a staggering 500 guests! You have the choice of outdoor spaces with stunning gardens, Great Hall, Dining Room and Ballroom. Hillbark is also licensed for civil ceremonies although if you prefer a church ceremony, you have a choice of beautiful local churches to tie the knot. Hillbark Hotel is a stunning wedding venue that should be on any couple’s must-see list. You can see why so many people choose to get married at this award-winning venue.
The Tudor architecture is simply stunning. Old wooden beams are a feature in nearly all of the rooms, with wood panelling creating lots of atmosphere and sense of occasion. The massive windows let in lots of beautiful light and none more so than in the ceremony room which only makes your photographs look even more spectacular. Hillbark Hotel is a wedding venue that dreams are made of. This luxurious wedding venue is one of the best venues in Cheshire and it is the type of wedding venue that makes being a Cheshire Wedding Photographer such an amazing job.
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This list of Cheshire wedding venues is by no means exhaustive. There are so many amazing wedding venues in Cheshire engaged couples really have a lot to think about when choosing their venue. It’s great to know that some of the most amazing wedding venues in the U.K are just a short drive away! Whichever Cheshire Wedding Venue you choose to have your special day, I hope you have a truly magical day.
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