Wedding venue inspiration - Romantic retreats

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.

Romantic retreats: 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.


Romantic retreats: 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.


Romantic retreats: Hillbark Hotel, Wirral

Hillbark Hotel, Wirral

The smallest five-star hotel in the UK, this Grade II listed Elizabethan-style mansion has 18 individually designed bedrooms and suites, a luxurious spa and Riviera Restaurant and is a wedding venue. Located in 250 acres of parkland in Royden Park on the Wirral, it overlooks the Welsh Hills, and the setting is overflowing with historic architecture and photo opportunities.


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