The Ultimate Guide to Getting Married in the North West

We've rounded up some of the finest wedding venues from across the North West to help you start your wedding planning journey


Are you looking for the perfect place to get married in the North West? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite wedding venues across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside to inspire you.

If you’re looking to expand your search, don’t miss our guide to getting married in the North East.


Known for its beautiful rural villages, Roman history and industrial heritage, Cheshire is a county that has something for everyone, with plenty of gorgeous wedding venues to choose from.

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Upper House Hayfield

This former hunting lodge is a beautiful setting for a wedding. It’s hosted notable previous residents such as The Knights Templar and the family of Agatha Christie, so if you’re a bit of a history buff, Upper House Hayfield could be ideal.

Exterior shot of wedding venue Upper House Hayfield

If you love the idea of a wedding weekend – and why not – you’ll be delighted to learn that this Cheshire venue offers full weekend events and has on-site accommodation. They have availability for 12 events a year so you can be sure of a select, hands-on approach to your wedding.

Find out more about Upper House Hayfield.

upper house hayfield interior

Sandhole Barn

Make the most of the beautiful Cheshire scenery and choose a venue like Sandhole Barn, where the rolling countryside will be the backdrop to your big day.

Sandhole Barn wedding venue

Rustic couples will adore the Medieval-inspired oak-beamed barn, whilst couples looking for an outdoor wedding ceremony might prefer the Oak Clock Tower. Have you reception drinks on the large veranda overlooking the lake and take advantage of the Small Barn wedding venue which provides the perfect chill out space once the evening party has started.

Find out more about Sandhole Barn.

Sandhole Barn wedding set up

Heaton House Farm

Have you been searching for the perfect farm wedding venue? Heaton House Farm is set within 165 acres of gorgeous Cheshire countryside and has two interlinking sandstone barns on-site, which are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships.

Heaton House Farm wedding venue

Whether you want an intimate celebration with just 20 guests to an elaborate affair with 450, this venue can make your dreams a reality by working closely with you to create a bespoke celebration that is personal to you.

Find out more about Heaton House Farm.

Heaton House Farm wedding set up

Styal Lodge

If you want a wedding that is totally unique, take a closer look at Styal Lodge. This beautifully designed building was created from scratch to provide the perfect blank canvas for your wedding day – and there are no packages so you can put together something that is totally perfect for you.

styal lodge wedding venue

The family run wedding venue has a selection of caterers to choose from to provide you with an unforgettable culinary experience and there’s a range of recommended suppliers so you can put together a fantastic wedding team easily.

Find out more about Styal Lodge.

Interior of styal lodge wedding venue

Nunsmere Hall Hotel

How gorgeous is the fabulous Edwardian building that is Nunsmere Hall Hotel? If you’ve been dreaming about an array of stylish wedding photographs taken outdoors, this could be the ideal place.

Nunsmere Hall Hotel wedding venue

There’s a picturesque lake amidst the gorgeous grounds and elegant Italian sunken gardens. You can have your ceremony on-site, whether you want it indoors or outdoors, and if you have a large guest list there’s room for a marquee to be erected in the grounds. There are also 28 bedrooms and eight suites available, all of which have been individually designed.

Find out more about Nunsmere Hall Hotel.

Interior of Nunsmere Hall Hotel

Combermere Abbey – The Glasshouse and Walled Garden Pavilion

Pass through the grand gates at Combermere Abbey and you’re surrounded by romance, history and beauty.

The Glasshouse is located within six acres of Victorian walled gardens, and is part of the only fruit-tree maze in the world. It’s ideal for ceremonies and drinks receptions all year round, as the unusual fan shape provides 180 degree views of the maze.

Aerial view of wedding venue Combermere Abbey

The Walled Garden Pavilion is within its own private garden and is the ideal space for a wedding breakfast for up to 150 guests, and there’s plenty of stylish and recently refurbished accommodation available for you and your guests.

Find out more about Combermere Abbey and the Glasshouse and Walled Garden Pavilion.

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If you want a stylish wedding venue with a playful feel, consider Oddfellows in Chester. Classic features such as the sash windows and sweeping staircase contrast with quirky details – such as the Tea Party room where the tables and chairs are on the ceiling.

exterior of wedding venue oddfellows

This is an amazing choice for couples who want to have a bit of fun with their wedding – why not host a fabulously unusual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to really make the most of your surroundings?

Find out more about Oddfellows.

Interior of oddfellows


Home to the breath-taking Lake District, Cumbria isn’t just a beautiful destination for holidays – it’s a dream setting for weddings and could be the perfect spot to stay on for a mini-moon in the UK too.

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The Swan Hotel and Spa

This four-star hotel at Newby Bridge is a dream setting for couples who want a tasteful and elegant setting for their wedding day – the attention to detail in the décor really is something else!

Swan Hotel and Spa exterior

There’s a dazzling chandelier and classic décor throughout the venue, as well as inspiring views of the historic Newby Bridge and the River Leven. There’s also an on-site spa, with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub – ideal for pampering yourself the day before or unwinding the day after – you get a complimentary night’s stay in the bridal suite on the night of your wedding too.

Find out more about the Swan Hotel and Spa.

Interior of the Swan Hotel and Spa wedding venue

Laura Ashley The Belsfield Hotel

The Belsfield Hotel is located right on the idyllic Lake Windermere, guaranteeing you a gorgeous backdrop to your wedding photos.

Exterior of Laura Ashley The Belsfield

The fact it is a Laura Ashley hotel and fully styled and designed by their expert team means it’s just as good looking indoors too. Whether you want to spend most of your day outdoors taking in the amazing views, or you’d rather view them from within the former manor house, you’ll have gorgeous panoramic views of the lake.

You and your guests can make a real occasion of it too – there are 62 bedrooms on-site and preferential rates are available for wedding guests.

Find out more about Laura Ashley The Belsfield Hotel.

Laura Ashley the Belsfield interior

Augill Castle

What could be more grand than a castle wedding venue? Augill Castle is a unique setting for your day in that it offers all the grandeur that comes with a castle, but on a smaller scale so your day will still have that personal and intimate feel.

Exterior of Augill Castle

If you want a bespoke, select celebration for up to 60 guests, this charming intimate wedding venue is the perfect choice for you. You can also take advantage of the outdoor space for a totally different style of day.

Find out more about Augill Castle.

Tipi at Augill Castle

Kirklinton Hall

This beautiful ruin provides an amazing and unusual setting for your wedding – the former 17th century hall has been adapted with flooring, heating and a ceiling to make the unique setting hospitable.

Kirklinton hall wedding venue exterior

You can host your whole day there and make the most of the incredible grounds – they include a faerie glen, a rose maze and a stream walk. You can also stay in a yurt overnight, complete with a log burner, mini kitchen and a cosy bed. If that’s not your thing, the venue has agreed rates with certain hotels.

Find out more about Kirklinton Hall.

Interior of Kirklinton Hall

Greater Manchester

City-loving couples will be spoilt for choice if they’re looking for a dream wedding venue in Greater Manchester. The urban county has plenty of cool and contemporary wedding venues to choose from.

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Central Library

Have you always dreamt about hosting your special day in a library wedding venue? Central Library in Manchester could be a dream come true.

Central Library manchester wedding venue

The iconic building is licensed for civil ceremonies and has contemporary function spaces for your celebrations. Enjoy a five-course wedding breakfast and dancing the night away surrounded by plenty of great love stories. Why not explore more book themed wedding ideas?

Find out more about Central Library.

Central library interior with bridal party

On The 7th

We love the exposed brick and cool industrial feel of On The 7th, which is on the 7th floor of MediaCityUK.

Interior of On the 7th wedding venue

The sleek and chic members lounge can cater for wedding parties of 20 right up to 200 and offers panoramic views of the city of Manchester from its riverside location. There’s a late-night bar service and no restriction on music – making it perfect for party animals. Once the night is over, you can take advantage of an accommodation package at one of the sister hotels to the venue.

Find out more about On The 7th.

Decor at On the 7th wedding venue

Halle St Peter

This Grade II listed deconsecrated church dates back to 1858 and can host celebrations attended by between 50 and 250 guests.

Exterior of Halle St Peter

A multi-million pound refurbishment has resulted in an elegant and stylish setting that is perfect for grand events, providing a unique backdrop to your big day. Take advantage of the expert team as you plan a day you or your guests will never forget.

Find out more about Halle St Peter.

Wedding set up at Halle St Peter

Victoria Warehouse

Have you been thinking about a warehouse wedding venue? Take a closer look at the super cool Victoria Warehouse, which has a seriously chic industrial feel.

Couple outside the Victoria Warehouse wedding venue

The venue is nearly 100 years old and is proud to be part of Manchester’s rich industrial history. There are two event spaces available depending on your needs – they can host from 50 to 900 guests, and a choice of packages and menu options.

Find out more about Victoria Warehouse.

Wedding decor at the Victoria Warehouse

The Midland

Add some old-school glamour to your day by picking The Midland as your wedding venue. This Grade II listed hotel is steeped in history and played a part in a high-profile celebrity romance: this was where David Beckham wooed Posh Spice!

Exterior of the Midland Hotel wedding venue

The award-winning venue has a gorgeous interior, highly-lauded restaurant and plenty of rooms. The luxurious bridal suite will provide the perfect setting for you as you begin married life.

Find out more about The Midland.

Interior of the Midland Hotel

Lock 91

Are you looking for a cool and eclectic wedding venue? Lock 91 in Manchester could be the ideal setting. There’s a variety of excellent wedding packages to choose from and the team are on hand to support you through all the proceedings.

Exterior of wedding venue Lock 91

You can also have your wedding menu created to suit you to add a really personal touch to the proceedings. Manchester Town Hall is just a short walk away too, which is ideal if you’re planning a civil ceremony.

Find out more about Lock 91.

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The coastal county of Lancashire has a bit of everything – from rolling fields to a vast coastline. Whether you’re looking to marry in Lancaster or Blackpool, you’re bound to find a gorgeous venue here.

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Ashfield House

This luxury country house in Wigan provides a beautiful setting for your wedding – there are 15 guest bedrooms on site and capacity for up to 250 guests for your evening reception.

Exterior of Ashfield House wedding venue

Get ready in the beautifully decorated bridal sitting room overlooking the manicured gardens and picturesque Douglas Valley before enjoying exclusive use of the venue for the duration of your wedding.

Find out more about Ashfield House.

gin bar at Ashfield House

Wellbeing Farm

Want a rustic wedding venue that has a fun farm feel? Consider hosting your wedding at the award-winning Wellbeing Farm, located in the gorgeous Lancashire countryside.

Exterior of wellbeing farm wedding venue

There’s an amazing array of catering options and animal lovers will love the fact they can pose with llamas and donkeys in their wedding photos. Your wedding will look totally Pinterest-worthy with minimum effort – result!

Find out more about Wellbeing Farm.

interior at the wellbeing farm

Charnock Farm

You’ll find Charnock Farm in the scenic location of Leyland. Rustic-inspired couples will adore the charming barn conversation, and if you’re looking for fun ways to entertain children at your wedding, there’s also a petting farm by the lake.

Charnock Farm wedding venue with bride

The expert wedding coordinators are on hand to help you with every detail, and you can meet with the head chef to go through the creative wedding breakfast options open to you.

Find out more about Charnock Farm.

Wedding decor at Charnock Farm


This cool waterside county includes Liverpool, which boasts plenty of cool places to tie the knot. It encompasses both banks of the Mersey Estuary so if you’re looking for a city wedding near to the water it’s ideal.

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30 James Street

This luxurious Liverpool wedding venue is ideal for achingly glamorous couples. Not only is the venue a local landmark, but the incredible décor will ensure your wedding is totally unforgettable.

Ceremony room at 30 James Street

There are high and intricately decorated ceilings, beautiful period features and one of the most incredible bridal suites we’ve ever seen. It’s the perfect pick for couples who really want to make a style statement with their wedding venue.

Find out more about 30 James Street.

Bridal suite at 30 James Street

Liverpool Philharmonic

Fans of all things Art Deco will adore the Liverpool Philharmonic, which is a fabulous Grade II listed building that recently underwent a £14.5m refurbishment to restore the venue to its former glory.

Ceremony room at the Liverpool Philharmonic

Music lovers will cherish the chance to celebrate their marriage at the home of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and choosing this space for your special day also gives you access to some of the finest musicians around.

Find out more about the Liverpool Philharmonic.

Wedding set up at the Liverpool Philharmonic

Hope Street Hotel

City-loving couples will fall head over heels in love with the sleek and stylish Hope Street Hotel in Liverpool.

Interior of wedding venue Hope Street Hotel

You’ll adore the exposed brickwork and the modern wooden wall and floor details as well as delicious, contemporary cuisine and the panoramic views of Liverpool, visible from the private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Find out more about Hope Street Hotel.

Couple on the terrace of Hope Street Hotel

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Have you been looking for a unique, alternative wedding venue? What about the Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse? This World Heritage site is a super-cool renovated 1950s warehouse which provides the quintessential blank canvas for any style of wedding.

Exterior of the Titanic Hotel wedding venue

Wedding packages at this venue include the tableware, versatile staging and an impressive dancefloor and you and your guests can enjoy overnight accommodation at preferential rates at the Titanic Hotel – the newlyweds get their stay free of charge!

Find out more about the Titanic Hotel Liverpool.

Interior of the titanic hotel liverpool


When you imagine your wedding is it cool, modern and urban? If so, take a closer look at SIREN. This contemporary building is ideal for laidback and fun wedding receptions – the catering choices include family style feasts, a modern take on the buffet and quirky BBQ options.

Exterior of Siren wedding venue

There are some fun outdoor spaces which you can utilise and enjoy the views across Liverpool with your guests. There is capacity for up to 100 guests to attend for the evening party and space for 60 for the wedding breakfast.

Find out more about SIREN.

Couple at Siren wedding venue

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