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Wedding Venues in Cheshire: Our Pick of the Best

There are so many wedding venues in Cheshire to choose from. Take a look at our favourites from beautiful barns to chic stately homes!

Exterior view of a wisteria clad Cheshire wedding venue surrounded by greenery at dusk

Exterior view of a wisteria clad Cheshire wedding venue surrounded by greenery at dusk

Whether you’re dreaming of a rustic barn wedding venue, contemporary hotel or elegant stately home wedding venue, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues in Cheshire.
 
From its quaint market towns and rolling countryside to its close proximity to Manchester and Liverpool, there is so much about this county which makes it the perfect place to host your wedding day. It is a county that boasts some of the best countryside that Britain has to offer, while its proximity to major roads and transport hubs makes it easily accessible. It's only natural that you want your venue to be elegant, romantic, and brimming with state-of-the-art amenities. Luckily for you, the venues featured on this have all of those things in abundance.
 
Unsure where to start? Read about how to choose your wedding venue here. We’ve rounded up our favourite wedding venues in Cheshire to take some of the pressure off. So, without further ado, it's time to pick the venue that'll set the scene for your wedding fairytale!

The Best Wedding Venues in Cheshire

1. Owen House Wedding Barn – Mobberley

Owen House Wedding Barn is a rustic, family-run farm wedding venue which was lovingly converted in 2013. It can host ceremonies for up to 150 people and evening receptions for 190 guests, and boasts paddocks and orchards aplenty for the all-important wedding photographs.

Our favourite part of this venue is the endlessly stylish pre-wedding preparation room. It has been designed like a salon, complete with hairdryers, mirrors, seating, a fridge and shower.

There’s also the recently opened 'BaaBER Shed', a bespoke room for the wedding party to relax in pre-wedding with barber chairs, table football, a beer fridge and showers. One thing’s for sure – the entire wedding party will be getting ready in style!

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2. Styal Lodge – Styal

Styal Lodge is a family-run wedding venue in the heart of Cheshire which prides itself on offering totally personal and tailor-made weddings to every couple. They don’t work with packages, meaning you’ll have complete flexibility to create your own celebration from scratch.

Styal Lodge is a blank canvas – it is open-plan, bright and spacious and can accommodate up to 160 guests.

For your wedding breakfast, you can choose from the venue’s selection of fantastic caterers depending on your preferred style of culinary experience. All caterers host tastings before the big day, meaning you can be sure everything will be perfect!

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3. Delamere Manor – Cuddington

Delamere Manor is a multi-award winning wedding venue – and we can totally see why! Overlooking a gorgeous six-acre lake and set within over 100 acres of rolling countryside, Delamere Manor (once owned by musician and songwriter Gary Barlow!) is the country house wedding venue you’ve always dreamed of saying “I do” in.

There are several spaces both inside and outside for you to say your vows and after the knot has been tied, you can enjoy a glass of champagne on the terrace.

If that wasn’t enough, after your wedding breakfast, doors will be opened to the venue’s own on-site nightclub! It was once Gary Barlow’s recording studio and has been converted to feature a dance floor, state-of-the-art sound equipment and a professional bar. What a treat!

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4. Stock Farm – Ashley

Set within beautiful farmland on the edge of Tatton Park, Stock Farm Wedding and Events Barn offers the most beautiful setting for your big day.

You’ll have complete privacy if you get married here. You’ll enjoy exclusive hire of the venue either as a blank canvas or a specially curated space… Stock Farm’s venue stylists can help create your dream vision!

The Barn can host up to 220 people for a wedding breakfast and 350 for the evening reception, and there is a neighbouring farmhouse offering the perfect overnight accommodation for you and your guests. What more could you wish for?

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5. Sandhole Oak Barn – Congleton

Sandhole Oak Barn is a gorgeous barn wedding venue set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. It is the perfect place to celebrate and will be exclusively yours on your wedding day.

The venue can be split into two parts – tie the knot in the Ceremony Barn with views of the lake behind you, before heading through to the Dining Barn for your wedding breakfast and party.

Throw open the Dining Barn’s French doors in the summer to let the breeze drift in, or create a cosy and atmospheric winter wedding venue with underfloor heating and fairy lights to decorate. Whatever the season and whatever the size of your guest list, Sandhole Oak Barn will be the perfect place to spend the most memorable day of your life.

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6. Nunsmere Hall Hotel – Nantwich

Located in the heart of the Delamere Forest, Nunsmere Hall is a stunning hotel wedding venue set in an Edwardian building and surrounded by a beautiful lake. The property exudes class and elegance, and thanks to its parkland and sunken Italian gardens, there will be plenty of opportunities for your treasured wedding photographs.

Within the house, there are a number of dining rooms with the capacity to hold 80 guests. For a larger wedding, there is plenty of room for a marquee on the grounds.

The property also boasts 28 bedrooms and eight luxurious suites which will be perfect for the couple and their overnight guests. All of the rooms are individually designed and will guarantee a perfect night’s rest.

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7. Pryors Hayes Gold Club – Chester

Pryors Hayes Golf Club is a newly created event space with exposed Cheshire brick, oak beams and simple yet elegant interiors. It is the perfect blank canvas for the wedding day of your dreams.

This stunning venue is just a short distance from Chester and is set within 120 acres of golf course and gardens.

You’ll have the choice between tying the knot outside during your summer wedding, or inside one of the cosy, candlelit function rooms in the winter. What’s more, there’s plenty of choice for your wedding breakfast, and the dedicated team of chefs will ensure your menu is personalised and totally fitting to your taste.

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8. Peckforton Castle – Tarporley

Always dreamt of getting married in a castle wedding venue? If you choose Peckforton Castle, your dreams will become a reality. This place is guaranteed to have you feeling like a princess for the day!

This venue can be spotted on the Peckforton Hills from quite a way away, and as you pass up the drive and through the magnificent gatehouse, you’ll know you’ve made the right decision.

Over the years, Peckforton Castle has been used for the filming of various shows such as Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes thanks to its stunning exterior. The striking façade is now complemented by a stylishly refurbished interior which houses 48 bedrooms and a selection of magnificent function suites.

Head to one of the venue’s monthly open evenings to meet with the wedding coordinators and view the property fully dressed.

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9. Combermere Abbey Estate – Nantwich

Sitting on the border of Shropshire and Cheshire is Combermere Abbey Estate, a gorgeous wedding venue which is steeped in history and romance.

The grounds of Combermere are truly enchanting, and we can’t imagine anything more perfect than exchanging vows in the stunning, natural light-flooded Glasshouse. To follow, drinks and canapés in the fruit tree maze will be a lovely post-ceremony touch.

You and your guests will then wander through the gardens to the Pavilion, an elegant space which boasts a well-stocked bar, versatile dining options and a dance floor with glass doors opening directly onto the gardens.

Once the excitement of the day dies down, the married couple can stay in the North Wing of the Abbey itself, with a private entrance and butler service. You might never want to leave!

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10. Willington Hall Hotel – Tarporley

How beautiful is this country house wedding venue? Set within 17 acres of stunning Cheshire countryside, Willington Hall Hotel is one of the county’s best-kept secrets. It is located just 10 minutes outside of Chester, meaning it is easily accessible by major road links from Chester, Warrington, Manchester and the Wirral.

The Main Hall is decorated with chandeliers and crystals and boasts intricately painted ceilings. What’s more, floor-to-ceiling mirrors reflect the grand staircase creating the most beautiful spot for your entrance.

You can host your ceremony in either the intimate Gainsborough Room which overlooks the gardens or in the extravagant Richmond Room. The Ballroom will be perfect for your evening reception.

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11. Alcumlow Wedding Barn – Astbury

A rustic-meets-refined interior at Alcumlow Wedding Barn

Barn wedding venues are one of the most popular styles in the country, and Alcumlow Wedding Barn is up there with the best. This rustic wedding venue is perfect for couples looking to host an untraditional and more relaxed wedding day. 

It doesn’t get more unique than the outdoor wedding ceremonies at the stunning White House. It is a chapel-like structure with suspended windows and flower-filled window boxes – how cute! It's a great pick if you want a unique wedding venue.

Inside, there is a high-spec sound system for your speeches and music, plus a quirky bar stocked with a wide selection of drinks, and a super-stylish pre-wedding dressing room free for the I do crew to use to get ready and for touch-ups throughout the day!

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12. Merrydale Manor – Knutsford

Merrydale Manor is a luxury country estate located in the heart of Cheshire. It is the perfect choice if you're looking for a glamorous wedding venue and want to host an unforgettable and exclusive event in the countryside. Since Merrydale is only ever hired on an exclusive-use basis, you and your guests will have the entire estate to yourselves.

The highlight of this venue is the brand new, purpose-built Merrydale Suite and Bar where you can raise a toast and dine on delicious dishes, or simply dance the night away!

If that wasn’t enough, there’s a lake which will be a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs, and a range of boutique-style accommodation on-site. You won’t have far to go to rest your head!

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13. Hilltop Country House – Macclesfield 

Exterior view of Hilltop House with two-storey building covered in greenery at dusk

Located in the town of Macclesfield, Hilltop Country House is a beautiful wedding venue perfect for nearlyweds who adore timeless charm. This hidden gem is home to picturesque gardens, elegant indoor spaces, and a glass-sided marquee.

Whether you envisage an intimate or large-scale ceremony, this historic manor is able to host all manner of wedding types!

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14. Dorfold Hall – Nantwich

Available to hire exclusively, Dorfold Hall is enchanting and romantic. There is a tree-lined driveway, a lake, luscious gardens and uninterrupted views as far as the eye can see… how idyllic!

You can tie the knot in the beautiful gardens, in the Hall or in the Coach House – a building which lies in the shade of a 1,000-year-old Spanish chestnut tree. There are also plenty of local churches if you’re dreaming of a religious ceremony.

When your day draws to a close, you can spend the night in the King James I wedding suite. Designed for the King in the 1620s, it features original wood panelling, plasterwork and glorious views of the English countryside.

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15. Inglewood Manor – Puddington

The happy couple standing in front of Inglewood, a charming manor with Edwardian style architechture

Romance and refinement await you at the historic Inglewood Manor. This elegant Edwardian manor has been a staple of Puddington since the 19th century, and its facilities have hosted milestone celebrations for generations.

You and your guests will fall in love with its manicured lawns, ornate terraces, and oak-carved rooms. The best part? It can accommodate up to 130 people. making it ideal for both intimate and large-scale weddings. 

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16. The Courthouse – Knutsford

The newlyweds walking down the aisle at their indoor ceremony, in a room with dusky blue walls and white Chiavari chairs

The Courthouse is a refined wedding venue brimming with a rich history. Ideal for couples who wish to say 'I do' at a landmark venue, this Grade II-listed gem beautifully combines vintage charm with modern amenities.

You can exchange your vows in the delightful Moneypenny Room before heading into the banquet hall to wine and dine with guests. With accommodation and catering services to boot, what's not to love? 

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17. The Stanneylands – Wilmslow

A view of the charming and traditional Stanneylands hotel

An elegant property nestled amid the tranquil countryside of Wilmslow, The Stanneylands is a stylish hotel that has set the stage for countless weddings. Given its sleek facilities, ornate décor, and luxurious guest rooms, it's easy to see why! 

It boasts a beautiful brick exterior with plenty of windows to allow for ample natural light. You can enjoy every part of your once-in-a-lifetime celebration here, from your rehearsal vows to your reception. 

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18. Thornton Manor – Hooton 

A view of the elegant Thornton Manor from the front patio

Thornton Manor is most certainly a wedding venue that ticks all the boxes. Defined by its beautiful Georgian architecture, this vintage gem boasts storied interiors and scenic outdoor spaces.

Old-fashioned artworks line the walls, while the opulent décor contributes to the venue's sophisticated aesthetic.

If you prefer an open-air celebration, you can marry at the Walled Garden Marquee or the Lakeside Marquee. 

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19. De Vere Cranage Estate – Holmes Chapel

The palatial and historic De Vere Cranage Estate from the manicured lawn

And last but not least, Holmes Chapel's De Vere Cranage Estate is a wonderful wedding venue that brilliantly blends historic elegance with modern luxury.

Outdoor celebrations can take place beside the delightful garden pagoda, while the opulent Baird Suite can set the scene for receptions. There are even 151 luxurious guest rooms and suites, perfect for those who want to spend the night after the festivities have drawn to a close. 

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Looking to widen your search? Why not take a look at our favourite country house wedding venues across the UK? From this selection of luxury venues which still have an intimate feel, there’s bound to be something you love.