Wedding venue inspiration - Glorious gardens

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in Cheshire and Merseyside including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Glorious gardens: The Oak Tree of Peover, Knutsford

The Oak Tree of Peover, Knutsford

Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside The Oak Tree of Peover boasts a beautifully secluded setting for weddings. The bespoke oak-framed design is a hidden architectural gem. From the interior you benefit from the stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as bright, natural light during the day and subtle fairy lighting in the evening. There's slate flooring throughout with underfloor heating and you have the use of an open fire during winter months. The Acorn Bar is located in the central hub, which creates a friendly, relaxed ambience with comfortable seating. Guests can take refreshments on the outside terrace or take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy the tranquility of the waterfall. The large pond, nature trail and meadow all offer stunning backdrops for those all-important photographs.


Glorious gardens: Cheshire View, Christleton

Cheshire View, Christleton

The highlight of this wedding venue, hence it's name, is undoubtedly the beautiful uninterrupted views across the Cheshire countryside. The venue is surrounded by large terraces and well-maintained gardens from which to make the most of the outlook and is delightfully situated on the outskirts of a quintessentially English village. It's a modern and light venue with chic, neutral décor throughout allowing you to shape the day of your dreams. You'll also be gifted a bottle of prosecco on or around your wedding anniversary when you book a table at one of the venue's organised dining functions.


Glorious gardens: Forest Hills Hotel, Frodsham

Forest Hills Hotel, Frodsham

This hotel is a modern build with a stunning location atop Frodsham Hill offering panoramic views over Cheshire, Liverpool and Wales. Part of the beauty of this wedding venue is its contemporary-styled interior, which will easily complement any colour palette. Forest Hills offers no less than five licensed ceremony rooms and two outside areas. So you're well and truly spoilt for choice here! Alternatively, if you opt for church vows there are plenty of green spaces both to the front and rear of the hotel utilising the surrounding views for wow factor wedding shots.


Glorious gardens: The Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Liverpool

The Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Liverpool

A traditional Victorian conservatory, wedding venue The Isla Gladstone offers a sun-flooded interior that breathes warmth and drama into any occasion. Both a significant cultural and architectural piece of history the impressive structure dates back to the 1800s. Nestled amidst picturesque rose gardens, glistening lakes and historical sandstone pavilions the splendor of the venue provides a glorious backdrop bringing the outside in and allowing your imagination to run wild in creating the day of your dreams. The conservatory itself is packed with wonder and charm and is flooded by natural daylight. It can hold 300 guests. The beautiful bandstand offers a fairytale setting for your vows, it lights up in the evening, providing a wonderful photo opportunity for some spectacular couple shots.


Glorious gardens: Talhenbont Hall, Gwynedd

Talhenbont Hall, Gwynedd

Talhenbont Hall is a privately run, family-owned estate nestled in the Welsh countryside on the Llyn Peninsula, and built in 1607 it's rich in history. The Hall was constructed by William Vaughan as a wedding present for his new wife Ann. The grounds are simply stunning, featuring an ancient woodland and formal garden, which couples get exclusive use of. The pergoda, where you can exchange vows with no limit on numbers, is positioned on the terrace overlooking the River Dwyfach, which flows through the estate. The position of this venue is certainly enviable, situated as it is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just two miles from the beach.


Glorious gardens: Meols Hall Tithe Barn, Southport

Meols Hall Tithe Barn, Southport

The Tithe Barn wedding venue is situated amongst the stunning grounds of Meols Hall, Southport's historical manor house, which dates back to the 12th century. Full of rustic charm it has been sympathetically restored by local craftsmen using traditional methods, and features a gorgeous open-beamed ceiling. This 400-year-old candlelit space has a wonderful warm atmosphere and can host anywhere from 50 to 120 guests for your ceremony and dining, with 150 evening guests. Alongside the bar is the tastefully resorted original Coach House, with large French doors opening out onto the picturesque cobbled courtyard complete with patio tables, chairs and lanterns. This is an ideal spot for your drinks reception. What's more the venue can provide a complete package of catering, bar service, master of ceremonies and entertainment.


Glorious gardens: Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich

Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich

Wedding venune Arley Hall and Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest, immediately exuding the atmosphere of a cherished family home. The gardens, which are amongst the finest in Britain, are celebrated for their vitality, variety and historical interest. Created over the last 250 years by successive generations of the same family, the gardens offer an unusual blend of traditional design paired with modern ideas. The double herbaceous border is the best-known feature, thought to be the first of its kind planted in England. This, along with the Quercus Illex columns, pleached lime avenue of trees and the furlong walk, make the most glorious of gardens. Exchange vows in The Hall, Cruck Barn or the gardens. The ensuing celebrations can also be held in The Hall or alternatively in the Olympia Building. The venue recommends a maximum capacity of 100 for a sit-down meal with round tables.


Glorious gardens: Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, Wirral

Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, Wirral

Thornton Hall offers a wonderful combination of classical country house style with a modern twist. The former family home of the Bamford family, it has been restored over the years to create a wedding venue that still has the feel of an elegant stately home. Nestled in acres of tranquil grounds, this hotel is surrounded by the finest Wirral countryside. The Garden Pagoda and Garden Lake Arbour are stunning spots for al fresco vows, and you're not limited on guest numbers.


Glorious gardens: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa, Chester

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa, Chester

This wedding venue, paired with the historic city of Chester, offers a fine combination for your wedding day in the region. Situated between the M53 and the city centre, it offers easy access to Manchester and Liverpool International Airports, as well as Chester railway station – ideal if you're welcoming guests from all over. With a stunning and lovingly restored 18th-century manor house, Grade II listed English Heritage conservatory, and a converted stable barn, you're ensured a special day that's both magical and memorable.


Glorious gardens: Knowsley Hall, Prescot

Knowsley Hall, Prescot

Knowsley Hall is a wedding venue steeped in history with original features that date back to the 14th century. From the moment you drive into the private estate, which is home to The Earl and Countess of Derby, you'll find yourselves captivated. The Hall provides a magical backdrop for your big day having welcomed royalty and distinguished guests since it opened its doors in 1495. Despite its grandeur, Knowsley Hall offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere facilitated by the dedicated staff who will ensure you have a big day full of memories to last a lifetime.


Glorious gardens: Thornton Manor Estate & Gardens, Wirral

Thornton Manor Estate & Gardens, Wirral

Thornton Manor is a Grade II listed Elizabethan-style manor house wedding venue built in the middle of the 19th century. Located in the village of Thornton Hough, the historic estate is set amongst an oasis of rural calm and beautifully presented countryside, with gardens designed by Thomas Mawson. Originally built for Charles William Potts, and occupied by the late Lord Leverhulme, this grand venue exudes enchantment and charm.


Glorious gardens: The Tabley House Collection, Knutsford

The Tabley House Collection, Knutsford

Tabley House is a beautiful and one-of-a-kind wedding venue. Built in 1767 by John Carr of York, the elegant, light Georgian state rooms display original paintings and furniture collected over the centuries by the Leicester Family, which will fill you with wonder. Artworks include some fine examples by Turner, Lawrence and Reynolds, while furniture by Gillow, Bullock and Chippendale is also on display.


Glorious gardens: Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

Capesthorne Hall is a beautiful, family-owned Jacobean stately home wedding venue, overlooking three lakes and stunning formal gardens. The intimate family chapel, set within the grounds, can also be used for wedding blessings. The rooms of the Main Hall have a boast a wealth of period features, including chandeliers, feature fireplaces, ornate Italian paintings and sculptures, creating a setting for your ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast that's nothing short of magnificent.


Glorious gardens: Delamere Manor, Cuddington

Delamere Manor, Cuddington

On the other side of wrought-iron gates, at the end of a driveway flanked by lime trees, sits the award-winning Delamere Manor, one of Cheshire's most exclusive and luxurious wedding venues. Set in over 100 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside it overlooks a stunning six-acre lake and boasts a number of sensational options for your wedding ceremony and reception.


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