Coronation Street star Sam Aston tied the knot over the Bank Holiday weekend with his long-term partner Briony Gardner at “Cheshire’s most romantic barn venue”.
The couple married at the gorgeous rustic wedding venue of Stock Farm in Cheshire – a country-chic barn sitting within the Tatton Estate.
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Packed with charm and character, Stock Farm’s wedding barn is able to accommodate up to 220 guests for a sit-down wedding breakfast. It’s ideal if you have a huge guestlist like Sam’s, which included Corrie co-stars Alan Halsall and Brooke Vincent. And pets are welcome, so your furry friends can join in the celebrations too!
The barn prides itself on being a “blank canvas” for couples to decorate to their theme.
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Luckily, there’s already plenty of rustic touches to get you started, from festoon lighting to a sleeper bar, and fun outdoors games to evening fire pits included in your hire cost.
Whether you go for a shabby chic wedding or a glamorous, country chic day, the whole venue can be adapted to your needs.
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Stock Farm has a helipad if you’re after a grand arrival or exit, but if your guests simply want to dance the night away in a raucous ceilidh or disco, you can do that too in their spacious main barn.
If you marry at the magical Stock Farm, you’ll be spoiled for locations to shoot your wedding photos.
Aside from the charming wooden barn where you’ll host your reception, outside are beautiful landscaped gardens, antique brick buildings and acres of idyllic countryside to pose in.
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Want something even more quirky? You can host a tipi wedding in the grounds too. They come fully built, lit, furnished and heated so you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying the day.
Couples can get exclusive hire of the barn for their reception, but it’s also licensed for civil ceremonies so you can make a full day of your celebrations, just as Sam and yoga teacher Briony did.
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Next door is the renovated 18th century farmhouse with six beautifully-decorated bedrooms for the newlyweds and their closest friends and family to spend the night.
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If you don’t want anyone to miss out, there’s also Tatton’s five star glamping experience for your guests. That means luxury tents with real beds and bedding – absolute bliss!
Food is provided by select top caterers who offer everything from gourmet BBQs to fine-dining three-course meals. In the Stables Barn is a small cocktail bar that offers the best of Cheshire’s booze offerings, like local gins and craft ales from independent breweries.
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If you’re after a unique, romantic wedding venue with plenty of soul, you won’t do better than Stock Farm. Within easy reach of Knutsford, Hale, Altrincham and Manchester, it’s the perfect wedding venue for guests travelling from the North.
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