Wedding venue inspiration - Manor house, Stately homes

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.

Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich

Constructed in 1816, this country house wedding venue has striking gothic features such as mullioned, arched windows, enchanting carved pillars and detailed stonework, and the French chateau style tower provides a stunning focal point as you approach. Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa is set within in 38 acres of lush Cheshire countryside and is reached by a long, private, tree-lined drive. The outdoor terrace has romantic views of a lawn fountain, set within manicured gardens – a beautiful setting for open-air reception drinks.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: Tatton Park Old Hall, Knutsford

Tatton Park Old Hall, Knutsford

Wedding venue Tatton Park's Medieval Old Hall survives as its oldest building and is Grade II listed. Built at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries, the single storey Great Hall, hung with tapestries, and lit by tallow candle and flickering fire still retains the mysterious atmosphere of the Medieval and Tudor periods – a fabulous and dramatic backdrop for photos. If Tatton Park is a jewel in the crown of Cheshire, then the Old Hall is its hidden gem. The building stands tall within its own walled grounds, amongst a quiet wooded area complete with the ancient, thatched Cruck Barn, and plenty of space for tipis and marquee. The site itself is a scheduled ancient monument, and as such is considered an area of significant historical and archaeological importance in the North West.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


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