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On since 2021

Last update: December 2023

Merrydale Manor is a luxury country estate and wedding venue located in the heart of Knutsford, Cheshire, offering a private and picturesque environment for your celebration. This venue is ideal for discerning couples seeking an opulent celebration in the countryside. This stately manor can provide a lavish backdrop for your memorable momentous occasion.

A country estate… all to yourself

Merrydale Manor is only ever hired on an exclusive basis, so you and your guests have the entire estate to yourselves. The estate comprises of a grand sweeping driveway that leads you through luscious parkland and manicured gardens. There is an exquisite manor house and a serene lake, providing the perfect views when you’re saying ‘I do’ or to look over as you sip on a celebratory drink!

Picture perfect Manor House and splendid Merrydale Suite

Merrydale Manor is the former home of Michael, Suzanne Irlam and their daughter Hattie and has been extensively renovated. Not only does it provides the perfect backdrop for pictures, but you can also spend the night in this opulent Manor House & Courtyard bedrooms.

In the purpose-built Merrydale suite and bar you can raise a toast, dine on delectable dishes or simply dance the night away. This contemporary space maximises views of the courtyard gardens at the back and over to the tranquil lake at the front.

Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and luxe interiors, you can’t fail to be impressed!

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Merrydale Manor would love to welcome you to their excellent venue. To-be-weds can host their entire day here, from the pre-marital preparations to the very last dance. The professional wedding planners will be on hand to help coordinate your day, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License

Ceremony Options:

Chapel or Temple on site
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Health Suite

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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4.9 out of 5 rating
45 reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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45 reviews
Emily S. Married on 22/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Fairytale Unfolded at Merrydale Manor

We are overflowing with gratitude, we find ourselves somewhat speechless, yet bursting to express our heartfelt thanks to the entire team at Merrydale Manor.

Each moment of our wedding day was not merely facilitated but was meticulously crafted into an experience beyond our wildest imaginations. From start to finish, we were enveloped in what felt like a royal enchantment, ensuring every instant was exceptionally special. The venue didn’t just host our day; it elevated it with a sublime atmosphere, where our guests also felt revered and utterly taken by the spectacular setting and your caring, attentive team.

It’s a profound honor to have held our wedding at Merrydale, and every second will be cherished in our memories eternally. For your dedication and exceeding every expectation: a monumental thank you.
Sian K. Married on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute dream wedding venue!

I cannot recommend Merrydale Manor enough, the whole team are so friendly, helpful & responsive. They truly helped making the process stress-free. We will be forever grateful to have hosted our wedding here. A special thank you to Nikita, Robyn & our Toastmaster Jason for ensuring everything was perfect on our big day!
Sophie H. Married on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding at the dreamiest venue!

We don’t have the words to describe just how wonderful and perfect our day was. From the moment each of us arrived we were taken care of and everything ran so smoothly throughout the day.
We’ve had a tonne of compliments from our guests about the staff at Merrydale and the venue itself. Everyone was made to feel so welcome and looked after. Our day was unforgettable! Merrydale really is a venue of dreams. I wish we could do it all over again!
Natalie C. Married on 22/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding @ Merrydale Manor🥂

We recently got married here at Merrydale Manor and it was THE most incredible day of our lives! From the moment I arrived the night before the wedding I felt all the stress just leave my body as the team took everything out of my hands. Everything ran so smoothly and I cannot thank the team at Merrydale enough for everything they did! Everything about it just felt magical! Thank you to every one at Merrydale for making our day so magical we definitely will never forget it! X
Tsitsi Married on 19/07/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

We had a beautiful wedding.

Our wedding was a beautiful day. Merrydale Manor is a beautiful venue and the staff really out did themselves on the day and worked very hard. It is a day that we will remember forever. Our guests enjoyed every bit of it and we loved every moment. Our wedding coordinator on the day was Sam and she did a wonderful job. She made us feel like royalty.

There was only one issue. The tables were not arranged the way we had agreed. The tables that were meant to be facing the top table, were facing the window instead, but this didn't ruin the day. I definitely recommend Merrydale Manor.

I would say that the only thing that disappointed me was that Merrydale Manor did not share any photos of our wedding, even though they seem to share all the weddings they have.
Mairead M. Married on 20/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect from start to finish!

From the moment we were driving in we knew it would be the perfect wedding venue for us, You cant help but notice the beautifully kept grounds and gardens - the attention to detail is carried throughout the whole venue with its clean and modern feel.

The bridal prep room is a huge part of the morning for a bride and her bridesmaids and for me was one of the details I was looking for when searching for the perfect wedding venue. Not only does Merrydale have the most amazing room for the bride on the morning, it also had a Grooms room! A really nice touch and again really set it aside from all other venues we had viewed!

Michael - (the owner himself) showed us around and this really made us feel confident that it was a well loved family run venue.
We loved it so much we chose a date and booked it there and then with no hesitation!

Nikita was my point of contact ahead of the day and made it very easy for me throughout the planning process. Always so attentive to any questions I had getting back to me very quickly!

All the staff were brilliant on the wedding day, Sam and Margaret were also on hand alongside Nikita to ensure everything was perfect for us on the day (and it really was) I cant thank all the ladies enough, they truly went above and beyond for us!
We loved everything about it, everyone made sure we had the perfect day!

Nicolas Married on 10/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Memories at Merrydale Manor

Our wedding day at Merrydale Manor was a dream come true. In particular, we want to thank the amazing coordination led by Nikita, Sarah and their team for their dedication, commitment, care, and attention to detail.

From our very first visit to Merrydale Manor, we fell in love with the venue. A guided tour by the owner, Michael Irlam, provided us with a glimpse into the passion and care that has gone into creating this beautiful, intimate setting. The attention to detail and the intimate ambiance of the manor and its grounds were precisely what we were seeking for our wedding day.

Throughout the planning process, Nikita was incredibly attentive and responsive. Every email and phone call was promptly answered, and our visits to the venue were always met with warmth and enthusiasm. Their level of care and professionalism made us feel confident that our wedding day would be perfect in every way.

Merrydale Manor's picturesque countryside setting provided the ideal backdrop for our international guests from India and Canada to bond and truly feel like one big family. The end-to-end wedding experience was seamlessly coordinated, allowing our guests to fully immerse themselves in the joy and love of our special day.

The entire team at Merrydale Manor went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding day was nothing short of magical. We are forever grateful for their tireless efforts and unyielding passion for creating unforgettable memories.

We wholeheartedly recommend Merrydale Manor to any couple seeking an intimate, complete wedding experience in a cozy countryside setting. The unparalleled service, breathtaking surroundings, and exceptional coordination make it the perfect venue for a truly memorable wedding day.

Natasha & Nicolas
Jennifer C. Married on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just the best in the business , pristine , modern and exceptional service

From the beginning of planning our wedding to the day it finally came , nothing was too much trouble. Attention to detail , lots of meetings leading up to the day to ensure the plan was exactly how we wanted it. Always pristine fantastic team of people and great accommodation for guests. Nothing negative to say only that we wish we could do it all again 😆💕.
Emma Married on 26/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

10 outta 10

Brilliant, made everything stress free. Very relaxed staff made our day perfect
Kerry J. Married on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue

We loved every part of having our wedding reception at Merrydale! The staff during the pre planning were a dream to work with, making everything easy and no stress.
The venue itself is stunning, the grounds are beautiful and the house is very well thought out. The bar area is spacious and modern, the breakfast/party room works really well and having the ‘keys’ to the house to stay over afterwards with guests was fantastic.
All the staff throughout the day were so lovely and friendly.
We got so many comments about what a fabulous venue it was!
Nigel M. Married on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Top Class Wedding Venue

My daughter had her wedding reception at Merrydale Manor in August.
We all fell in love with the location when we visited for the first time and booked it for the wedding.
Everything about the venue is exceptional, with superb rooms and stunning grounds. And the exclusive caterers, Barrett’s, provided high class cuisine.
This is backed up by outstanding staff. All our interactions, both before and on the day were really positive, proactive and helpful (from owner to most junior member of staff). In addition, there were a number of first class suppliers that they can call on to enhance the day further.
The day could not have gone better, and numerous guests genuinely advised that it was the best wedding they had been to.
I would unreservedly recommend Merrydale Manor if you are looking for a top class wedding venue.
Kiran D. Married on 27/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have asked for more ❤️

Merrydale manor is a dream venue - The space, the Manor House, the modern feel was everything we were looking for. Our guests were stunned and couldn’t be more complementary about the venue.

The staff are amazing, I couldn’t have asked for anything better, both in the build up of the wedding and on the day. They made everything so easy for us, they took away so much of the stress and just made the whole wedding planning experience much more enjoyable.

Highly recommend this venue - if we could do it all over again we would!
Emma A. Married on 04/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day!

My husband and I had our wedding at Merrydale Manor on the 4th of May this year.

From our viewing appointment to our wedding day, the service/communication was faultless.

The bridal party was lucky enough to stay in the Pods the night before our wedding. We were taken to and from The Dog over Peaover, which was much appreciated.

Food on the day was amazing. All of our guests commented on how good it was. So thank you, Barretts!

We hired the Manor house the night of the wedding, rooms were clean, and all enjoyed our stay. It's a shame we couldn't stay longer.

Breakfast the following day was delicious!

Our day ran perfectly. Nothing was too much, and all of our needs accommodated.

I would highly recommend Merrydale Manor to anyone for your wedding day. You will not be disappointed.

It was worth every penny!

Thank you to everyone, the Merrydale team, Barretts Catering, and The Tall Toastmaster!

We wish we could do it all over again!

Mr and Mrs Keogh Cross x

Chloe B. Married on 23/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding venue of dreams!

From the moment we looked around Merrydale Manor for the first time to the moment we left the day after our wedding, everything was absolutely perfect. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff and everything ran so seamlessly for the entire day. The team at Merrydale took care of every little details, even down to arranging my jewellery and having the dresses hung perfectly. Our day was more than we could have ever dreamed of and the only bad thing we have to say is that we won’t get to do it again!😂
All of our guests have commented on how beautiful the venue is as a hole and how helpful and proactive the staff are. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to have the wedding of our dreams. Xx
Abby Married on 24/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The venue is magical

Thank you SO much to Hattie, Jess and all the team at Merrydale who helped make our wedding on 24th November the best day of our lives!
From the first meeting, right through to the day itself, nothing was too much trouble for anyone and the whole team went above and beyond.
The venue is magical and all of our guests were talking about how amazing it was! I only wish we could do it all over again. It really was the most incredible day and I would recommend Merrydale to anyone looking for a venue with the WOW factor!
Abby and Ben Solomons
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12 Dec
Open Door

Mid-week open evening Merrydale manor.

Tuesday 12th December - 3pm to 8pm.

The venue will be dressed for Christmas & winter weddings - it is not to be missed.

By appointment only on email or phone.

Date: From 12/12/2023 to 12/12/2023 Schedule 15:00 - 20:00
Place: Chelford Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire
17 Dec
Open Door

Weekend Open Day Merrydale Manor

Sunday 17th December - 12pm to 5pm.

The venue will be dressed for Christmas & Winter weddings - it is not to be missed.

By appointment only on email or phone.

Date: From 17/12/2023 to 17/12/2023 Schedule 12:00 - 17:00
Place: Chelford Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire


Chelford Lane WA16 8UG Knutsford (Cheshire)
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