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On since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Located just 2 miles outside of the historic walled city of Chester, our hotel is a stunning and versatile venue that is perfect for your wedding all year round.

Our landscaped gardens have breath-taking views of the rolling Cheshire countryside and Welsh mountains, providing the idyllic backdrop for your dream wedding.

We offer a variety of packages which are all fully customisable to create your perfect day. You may be dreaming of a classic wedding or perhaps looking for something a little different such as an informal festival style. However you envision your day our team are here to help you turn it into a reality.

We offer flexibility on all options from food and drink to dressing and timings so that our couples can truly get the day they deserve.

Looking for an intimate day, not a problem, we can host weddings from just 2 guests. Want the big day to be as big as possible, our suite can comfortably hold 200 guests.

We only host 1 wedding per date so you can relax in the knowledge that you have the undivided attention of the team throughout your day.

Plus with 126 onsite bedrooms it couldn’t be easier for you and your guests to stay and carry on the celebration, perhaps adding on a pre wedding dinner or a breakfast brunch the morning after your wedding.

Pop our dedicated onsite event manager a message today and see how we can help create your day, your way.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Large hotel
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

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:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

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
Changing room for wedding guests
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Carol A. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mercure Abbots Well, Chester

We had such a lovely day at the Mercure Abbots Well, Chester in July this year. Nothing was too much trouble.
We were really restricted as far as the date went as we had family over from Australia and Bermuda, so what with their flight times and the fact that they were going on holiday to Greece the next morning….we only had a one day ‘slot’ to work with before they all went their separate ways again.
We have been together for 10 years, so we didn’t want anything over the top. But it was my first marriage at 54 (yes….I waited a long time for the right one!!
The main requirement for the day was for all of our family and friends together to celebrate our special day. It’s been years since the family were able to be together due to the distance. Anything else on the day was all just a bonus.
The hotel staff were very accommodating and anything we needed, they went out of their way to help.
It was all very relaxed, the food was lovely, the room looked absolutely gorgeous…..and the sun shone!! Just perfect.
Thank you to everyone involved xxx
Kate Sent on 21/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We would highly recommend this hotel

My husband and I booked an evening reception for our wedding at the Mercure in Chester on August 10th 2019. Having been married in Italy, we wanted to hold a party to celebrate with extended friends and family and felt that the Mercure was the right size and appropriate location for us. We began the proceedings by meeting with Alison in the Sales Department back in November 2018, who gave me a tour of the venue including the events room which opened out onto stunning gardens, as well as the rooms and fitness centre. We were also given some valuable advice on how to go about having the room decorated, and guest rooms for the night were reserved for ease of booking - a massive help to us.
As we approached the date of the party, the preparation for the reception was excellent; Alison met us around a month before the event where we discussed our booking for DJ, band, photo booth and decorators, and Alison contacted all vendors prior to the event to ensure things ran smoothly for us. We were given a range of choices for our buffet - everyone commented on the delicious food - and there was plenty of it for our guests. The whole event was an absolute joy for us; at no point did we feel stressed or like we had to micro-manage anyone because it had all been taken care of, leaving us to enjoy our party. Additionally, the rooms themselves were spacious and all our friends commented on what a lovely hotel it was to stay in. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone considering booking for an event or an overnight stay.
Anonymous Sent on 19/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

5 star performance from booking till last orders!

We booked our wedding 18 months in advance, our wedding planner Alison was so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and she managed to take almost all the stress away from us. On the day of our wedding the General Manager Louis was so helpful throughout the whole day, making it one very special day for the two off us. We cannot thank the staff enough for their warmth and kindness. One off the main reason we looked at Abbots Well for our wedding, is because, we attended a friends there a few years earlier we was impressed than, and even more so now.
We would highly recommend this venue for any wedding or event.
Val Sent on 28/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Brides parents thank you email

Hi Rachel and Alison,

Just want to say a massive thank you to you both for Sarah and Rob's wedding last Saturday.

Alison, we appreciated your planning, patience, help and advice before the wedding day. You were always prompt in replying and gave us answers to the questions we asked, even if they were stupid and we were going over board.

Rachel, it was lovely to meet you on the day before the wedding. We were very happy with the way you managed the day for us. We had many comments from guests how well it had gone and the slick service in the dining room. We appreciated that anything we asked was done no trouble. The day was perfect.

We would not hesitate to recommend Abbots Well to any friends in the future.

Val and Geoff
Diane Sent on 06/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You

I just wanted to take this opportunity to Thank all the staff and especially the Wedding Organisers for making my daughter Kerry and wife Kelly's wedding day so special, everywhere looked amazing and the grounds for the photographs were idyllic.
And for giving the family and friends weekend stay so memorable.

Once again Thank You
Diane & David Bennett
Alicia Sent on 18/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of the Year 2018

Dear Sirs,

We have now managed to come back down to earth following our fantastic weekend with you celebrating our daughters wedding at your hotel.

We cannot thank you enough for all your help in organising the wedding and we will always be grateful to Claire who from the first point of contact was absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble even when we swapped and changed our minds on several occasions.

Claire was an absolute god send. We didn't dare think that Alicia's day could have been so perfect.

We would like to thank all your staff from reception, bar staff, housekeeping, waiters, Rachel and the whole team that moved the dance floor.

All our guests had a brilliant day, it was definitely a party to remember.

Kind regards

Debbie and Ken Booth
Gillian Sent on 21/07/2006
5 out of 5 rating

The staff, food and service made our wedding truely special

Holding our civil ceremony followed by a daytime breakfast and evening party, all went smoothly and we enjoyed the whole day.

The team at the hotel were on hand throughout, and their exceptional friendliness and professionalism made all our guest welcome, especially the young children.

The food was perfect, and the atmosphere in our private room exactly what we wanted.

The bonus was being able to use the lovely gardens, a well kept secret, and all to ourselves as they only ever have 1 wedding.
Lyn Sent on 21/07/2006
4 out of 5 rating

a perfect day

The food was lovely, and we appreciated having a tasting a few weeks before so we knew exactly what to expect. The service was excellent, Ronald who ran the event was a star! The DJ was good, we loved the gardens, and as a steaming hot day, the air conditioning in the main event room was good!

The bridal suite was beautiful, with nice touches including dipping strawberries and a good wishes card from the team.

Overall a perfect day we shall treasure.
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24 Mar
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They are thrilled to be working with the Mecure Hotel, Chester at their amazing wedding fayre!

They have a huge range of suppliers all ready and waiting to support and help your big day. From live entertainment to florists, DJ's, venue dressers and so much more there really is something for all there.

Plus on the day, receive your free goody bag with all registrations, as well as their exclusive Passport competition, fill to win an amazing prize. Glass of fizz on arrival and canapes will also be served.

They can't wait to meet you!

Date: From 24/03/2024 to 24/03/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 16:00
Place: Mercure chester Abbots Well Whitchurch Road, Hatton Heath, Cheshire

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