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January/February 2017
 
January/February 2017
 
Keeping it local, we take you on a journey across East Cheshire to reveal the most outstanding venues for your nuptials, and whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to say ‘I do’ or you’re seeking a pre- or post-vow escape with your loved one, check out our special Hotels feature, where we check-in to discover some of the loveliest options across the region. Meanwhile, we take a tour of some of the leading local Bridal Boutiques to help you find the one, and proving these counties really do have talent, we bring you a stellar line-up of Music & Entertainment artists who are sure to get your big-day celebrations swinging.

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Win a honeymoon to the Maldives, worth more than £5,000
 
Happily ever after
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Happily ever after
 
Abbie and Alexander's big day had the perfect fairytale backdrop of Leasowe Castle

Alexander and Abbie Fearn tied the knot on Saturday 23rd July, 2016, at Leasowe Castle, Wirral. Their nuptials had a vintage theme with a complementing pearl and pastel pink colour scheme, and a quirky touch of Disney magic.

Read all the details of their big day on page 34 of the current issue, available now: www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm

 
Going local
 
Going local
 
The Mansion House

The Mansion House, a stately white Italianate-style Grade II listed Victorian house lies within its own grounds, almost hidden within Victoria Park. There’s a central courtyard and a new state-of-the art orangery in keeping with the period and set off a courtyard behind these two buildings is a function hall and a café set within a converted barn.

Within the house there’s a distinctly period feel. Main rooms are accessed via the striking internal atrium – lit up from the skylight. The Victorian-style décor continues into large airy reception rooms. For ceremonies, the Orangery for up to 160 guests, is a beautiful choice for couples and is in keeping with the original 1850s glass house design. There are lower level wings to each side meaning it can be divided into three separate areas. Alternatively, you can opt for the Diamond Suite: this fully refurbished function hall offers an ideal location for the larger ceremonies for up to 160 guests. There’s also a large dancefloor and bar facilities for evening functions. The Reading Room, located within the Grade II listed house, offers a high ceiling, original intricate Victorian coving and Victorian marble fireplace. There are tall windows and French doors providing excellent views over the formal walled garden, side garden area and parkland beyond. The Reading Room is perfect for intimate gathering of 60 friends and family.

Finally, couples also have the choice of the Lounge, for 40 guests and the Atrium for 50 loved ones. After the all-important ‘I dos’ receptions can be held in the Orangery, Diamond Suite, Reading Room and Lounge which can hold 160, 55 and 40 guests respectively. The rooms all have tall windows, glass French doors and original features. The Atrium also stands out with the tiled Italianate mosaic flooring and wide winding staircase.

Visit: www.themansionhouse.org.uk

Check out more local venues on page 17 of the current issue, available now: http://www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
 
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The Spa at Suites Hotel, Prescot gets recognition
 
The Spa at Suites Hotel, Prescot gets recognition
 
The Spa at Suites Hotel has been recognised as one of the top three spas in the North West courtesy of the Good Spa Guide Awards.

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CWM Planning Tools
 
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Wedding Of The Year
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Wedding Of The Year
 
Congratulations to Kirstie and Michael who were crowned winners of the latest round in our Wedding Of The Year competition

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Flying the flag
 
Flying the flag
 
British bridalwear has never been more popular and diverse. Designers from three UK-based labels explain what they think has put our national wedding style on the map

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Glamorous Granada
 
Glamorous Granada
 
Frances Leate discovers the many faces of Spain's Sierra Nevada region.

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Forthcoming Events
 
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

11 Jan 2017 - Knowsley Hall Wedding Open Evening
Knowsley Hall, Knowsley Park, Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AG
knowsleyhallvenue.co.uk/events/wedding-open-evening/

14-15 Jan 2017 - Wedding Fair at ExCeL London
ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
theweddingfairs.com/excel-london/

22 Jan 2017 - Vale Royal Abbey Wedding Fayre
Vale Royal Drive, Whitegate, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2BA
www.vra.co.uk

29 Jan 2017 - Leasowe Castle Wedding Fayre
Leasowe Road, Moreton CH46 3RF
www.redeventweddingfayres.com

29 Jan 2017 - The Vincent Wedding Fair
The Vincent Hotel, 98 Lord street, Southport PR8 1JR
www.thevincenthotel.com

2 Feb 2017 - Knowsley Hall Wedding Open Evening
Knowsley Hall, Knowsley Park, Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AG
knowsleyhallvenue.co.uk/events/wedding-open-evening-2nd-february-2017/

12 Feb 2017 - Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa Wedding Fayre
Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Chester CH66 9PB
www.redeventweddingfayres.com

17-19 Feb 2017 - The National Wedding Show at Olympia, London
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX
www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk/london-wedding-show/
 
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