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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel is a historic country wedding venue overlooking Worthington Lakes, near Wigan, Greater Manchester. Built as a gift from a husband to his new wife, this fairytale house dates back to the Victorian era and has aged most beautifully. Its newly refurbished interiors offer the luxury of a time gone by while providing all the means necessary to celebrate your happily-ever-after in style.

Facilities and Capacity

Ten acres of landscaped garden surround the fine hotel, elevated by the sweeping lakeside views. Alongside a myriad of stunning backdrops, Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel features a choice of expertly upgraded wedding suites for gatherings of up to 300. Whether you desire an intimate wedding or something more lavish, you'll have exclusive use of the property to enjoy as you wish. Several rooms are licensed for civil, partnership, religious, and humanist ceremonies, including the demure Victoria Garden Suite, which accommodates 60 guests. If yours is a spring or summer wedding, you may also opt for an outdoor ceremony that overlooks Worthington Lakes. While available for the ceremony, the Lakeside and Tennyson Suites are an exquisite option for the wedding breakfast and reception. Both feature stunning views of the gardens and lakes while offering the flexibility to cater to between 150 to 350 guests.

Services Offered

The Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel team want to give you something special for your wedding day. As well as a bespoke package tailored entirely to you, they are pleased to offer specialised discounts from local suppliers. Even guests can enjoy discounted accommodation rates for the hotel's luxurious mix of elegant period rooms and modern, comfortable suites. Throughout your stay, you will have the pleasure of award-winning food created from the freshest local ingredients and delivered with expert hands. From the specially selected dishes to the finest centrepieces, the team look forward to making your wedding truly unforgettable.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Asian wedding
Stately home
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Nina G. Sent on 28/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have wished for a better day

From the start of the process having a look around, we were instantly hooked by the beautiful grounds, the stunning views of lake through the floor to ceiling windows and Wendy who showed us around was warm and friendly and we instantly took to her.
Leading up to the day itself, Wendy was on hand for my questions and responded within a timely manor and made the lead up stress free.
On the day itself, we were looked after by Chantelle who along with her team went absolutely above and beyond to ensure we had the most magical day. No ask was too much for us both and all our guests. They exceeded all our expectations and this was lead by the brilliant team that the Kilhey court have. And not to mention the night porter Paul who kept us all entertained in the residents bar right through the early hours of the morning.
The reception staff were extremely friendly and they even helped down in the lakeside suite to ensure it was decorated to our needs.
Massive thank you to everyone who we crossed paths with at the venue as they made our special day as memorable as it possibly could be.
Raj Sent on 08/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Management abused our trust

We booked my sisters indian wedding here in the year 2012. We discussed and agreed with the management at that time that we would supply the soft drinks (coca cola + orange juice) and their staff would place one bottle of coke on each table and the orange juice would be placed in their jugs (again one on each table). We also purchased expensive glass bottled water (2 for each table). Upon arriving at the reception party, the staff had opened the expensive bottled water and put the water into jugs and the orange juice was also placed on the table, in jugs. They threw away the glass bottles and not one bottle of coke had been placed on the table.

Now bear in mind this was an indian wedding and we had purchased crates upon crates of coca cola so that each table could be topped up with more bottles of coke as the night went on.

We had dropped off all the soft drinks and water the night before but not one coke bottle was in sight.

We were told by a relative a few days later that he had seen numerous members of staff from the hotel taking crates of coca cola from the reception area up to the main building where the bar was located.

I believe the management at this venue onthe day of the wedding had abused our trust and had basically stolen the majority of the coke bottles.

I was so upset as my family had paid alot of money for the wedding where there were about 250 guests.
Carolyn Sent on 03/05/2005
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect setting & beautiful reception rooms

I held my wedding day here in September 2004. The surroundings are gorgeous and I fell in love with the Laureate reception room which is a period, elegant dining room with beautiful views across the lawns. In the evening, the private nightclub was the best setting we could have hoped for our party! The service was faultless on the day and all the staff were so accommodating, however I think getting married on a Friday gave us the full attention of staff and the hotel seemed exclusive to us, which was perfect. The only negative comment was the lack of attention given to us in the planning stage, but the actual day & evening went without a hitch. We had endless compliments on the quality of the food (except for our vegan guests who didn't have much to eat at the buffet) Only other thing to watch is the price of drinks!!
Sophie Sent on 08/02/2005
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful grounds, lovely rooms and a great place to marry.

We married here in August 2004 and it was fantastic. The whole day was so well organised and the majority of the staff were really helpful. The grounds really are stunning and our photographs look lovely with all the greenery and established trees in the background. I was concerned about the venue as I knew there was another reception going on, but I didn't bump into the other bride which was a relief! The staff were good about keeping us away from the other wedding. We held the reception in the new building and it was absolutely lovely. The food was good and the way the room was set up was just perfect. The evening reception with the in-house dj was cheesy but great fun. I have been to several other weddings and, although I realise I'm biased (it being my wedding day!), Kilhey Court is the prettiest and best venue I've been to. I'd definitely recommend getting married here - my day simply could not have been any better.
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