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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!
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.
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Our Fairytale Unfolded 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.
An absolute dream wedding venue!
Our dream wedding at the dreamiest venue!
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!
Our wedding @ Merrydale Manor🥂
We had a beautiful wedding.
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.
Perfect from start to finish!
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!
Magical Memories at Merrydale Manor
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
Just the best in the business , pristine , modern and exceptional service
10 outta 10
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!
Top Class Wedding Venue
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.
Couldn’t have asked for more ❤️
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!
The most perfect day!
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
Wedding venue of dreams!
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
The venue is magical
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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Merrydale Manor Real Weddings
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.
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.
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