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20 Best Cheshire Wedding Venues from Rustic Barns to Stately Homes

Whether it's a smart, chic hotel you're after, or a romantic, rustic barn, this edit of the best wedding venues in Cheshire is sure to have something that suits your style

A front view of a grand Cheshire wedding venue with a long drive leading up to it, pictured at dusk with lights pointing at the venue

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.

The Best Wedding Venues in Cheshire From Rustic Barns to Chic Hotels

To help you narrow down the choice, we've rounded up the best wedding venues in Cheshire for you to browse. From hotel wedding venues with ample guest accommodation, to small barns for rustic and intimate dos, there's something here for every wedding style.

And for even more advice and tips, read up on how to choose your wedding venue here.

So, without further ado, it's time to pick the venue that'll set the scene for your wedding fairy-tale!

1. Alcumlow Wedding Barn – Astbury

An industrial style rustic wedding barn in Cheshire set up for a wedding ceremony with cream chairs and green foliage

Barn wedding venues in Cheshire really don't come much more striking than Alcumlow Wedding Barn - it's up there with some of the best barns across the UK and it's clear to see why. This rustic wedding venue is perfect for couples looking to host a stylish and more relaxed wedding day. 

We love the offer of 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.

  • Pricing: £POA
  • Capacity: Up to 150

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2. Combermere Abbey Estate – Nantwich

An outdoor shot of a large white abbey wedding venue in Cheshire with manicured shrubs outside the front

Sitting on the border of Shropshire and Cheshire is Combermere Abbey Estate, a gorgeous luxury 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!

  • Pricing: From £2,175
  • Capacity: Up to 150

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3. Old Palace Chester - Chester 

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Chester is among the most glorious cities in the UK, and this charming venue is right in the centre, meaning you can take advantage of the historic surroundings. This riverside venue has all the breath-taking beauty of a countryside wedding venue, with the convenience of being easy to access - your guests will certainly thank you for choosing Old Palace Chester

The river provides a gorgeous backdrop at too, plus the inside is elegant and sophisticated, lending itself to whatever theme you want for your big day.

  • Pricing: From £2,400
  • Capacity: Up to 150

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4. Dorfold Hall – Nantwich

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Available to hire exclusively, Dorfold Hall is an enchanting and romantic wedding venue in Cheshire that you just have to consider. Outside, 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.

  • Pricing: From £5,500
  • Capacity: Up to 180

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5. Oakmere Events - Oakmere

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If you're looking for one of the most unique and best wedding venues in Cheshire, let us point you in the direction of Oakmere Events

The team here specialise in festival style weddings, offering their tipis and yurts to couples who want to embrace a chic, bohemian wedding celebration. And it's not just the festival wedding venue that couples can enjoy - just wait until you see the verdant green meadows the tipis are situated in.

The selection of spaces here can accommodate up to 120 guests, with some yurts better suited to smaller weddings, and other tipis perfect for large dos. 

  • Pricing: From £4,500
  • Capacity: Up to 120
  • Deals: An exclusive 10% discount for all Hitched couples. Twilight wedding packages available for 80 guests from £5,000. 

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6. Stock Farm – Ashley


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Set within beautiful farmland on the edge of Tatton Park, is serene barn wedding venue Stock Farm Wedding and Events in Cheshire, which 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 300 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?

  • Pricing: From £4,399
  • Capacity: Up to 300
  • Deals: There is an all inclusive package available for select 2024 dates

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7. Willington Hall Hotel – Tarporley

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How beautiful is this country house wedding venue in Cheshire? Set within 17 acres of stunning Peckforton 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.

  • Pricing: From £700
  • Capacity: Up to 150

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8. Hilltop Country House – Macclesfield 

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Located in the town of Macclesfield, Hilltop Country House is a beautiful wedding venue in Cheshire, 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.

  • Pricing: From £3,250
  • Capacity: Up to 200

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9. De Vere Cranage Estate – Holmes Chapel

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Holmes Chapel's De Vere Cranage Estate is a wonderful Cheshire 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. 

  • Pricing: Menus from £80
  • Capacity: Up to 250

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10. Delamere Manor – Cuddington

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Delamere Manor is a multi-award winning Cheshire 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!

  • Pricing: From £8,480
  • Capacity: Up to 150

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11. Sandhole Oak Barn – Congleton

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Sandhole Oak Barn is one of the most charming barn wedding venues in Cheshire, set in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by verdant greenery and its very own lake. 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 Cheshire wedding venue to spend the most memorable day of your life.

  • Pricing: From £4,450
  • Capacity: Up to 150

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12. Inglewood Manor – Puddington

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Romance and refinement await you at the historic Inglewood Manor, a dreamy hotel wedding venue in Cheshire with space for more than 50 overnight guests. 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 200 people, meaning no one needn't be left off the guest list, and making it ideal for both intimate and large-scale weddings. 

  • Pricing: Menus from £65
  • Capacity: Up to 200

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13. Merrydale Manor – Knutsford

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Merrydale Manor is a luxury country estate and wedding venue in Cheshire, located in the heart of the county. 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.

  • Deals: Wedding packages and offers for remaining dates available in 2024. 
  • Pricing: Menus from £49,50
  • Capacity: Up to 200

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14. Nunsmere Hall Hotel – Nantwich

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Located in the heart of the Delamere Forest, Nunsmere Hall is one of the most impressive hotel wedding venues in Cheshire.

It's the location that'll really wow your guests as it's set in an Edwardian building and surrounded by a beautiful lake, giving you the feeling of being on your very own wedding island.

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.

  • Deals: 2024 wedding packages available for 50 adult day guests from £9,000
  • Pricing: Menus from £90
  • Capacity: Up to 400

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15. Owen House Wedding Barn – Mobberley

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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 190 people and evening receptions for 250 guests, and boasts paddocks and orchards aplenty for the all-important wedding photographs.

Our favourite part of this Cheshire barn wedding 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 'Baa-BER 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!

  • Pricing: £POA
  • Capacity: Up to 250 

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16. Peckforton Castle – Tarporley

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Always dreamt of getting married in a castle wedding venue? If you choose Peckforton Castle, your dreams will become a reality. One of the most impressive castle wedding venues in Cheshire (and the UK, if we're being honest!), this place is guaranteed to have you feeling like royalty 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 - hello TV and film wedding venue. 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.

  • Pricing: Menus from £130
  • Capacity: Up to 250

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17. Styal Lodge – Styal

A light wooden barn wedding venue with botanical foliage garlands hanging from the ceiling center, and ceremony chairs and aisle runners set up for a wedding

Styal Lodge is a family-run Cheshire wedding venue in the heart of the county, which prides itself on offering totally personal and tailor-made weddings to every couple. They don’t work with wedding 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!

  • Pricing: From £3,000
  • Capacity: Up to 180

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18. Pryors Hayes Golf Club – Chester

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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.

  • Pricing: Menus from £35
  • Capacity: Up to 250

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19. The Stanneylands – Wilmslow

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An elegant property nestled amid the tranquil countryside of Wilmslow, The Stanneylands is a stylish hotel wedding venue in Cheshire 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. 

  • Pricing: Menus from £75
  • Capacity: Up to 100

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20. Grange Barn - Wrenbury

barn wedding venue with big windows and fairy lights

This relaxed and rustic wedding venue allows you to soak up the beauty of the surrounding countryside, thanks to windows that let the light flood in. For extra charm, fairy lights, festoon lights and unique wagon wheel lights add even more atmosphere to an already magical wedding venue.

In the summer you can hold your ceremony outside, while winter invites you to say your vows under the gorgeous tall ceiling of the barn. We love both options and it's easy to see why Grange Barn was a Hitched Wedding Awards winner in 2024.

  • Pricing: From £6,400
  • Capacity: Up to 200

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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.