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Last update: October 2023
Peckforton Castle is an enchanting wedding venue located in Peckforton, Cheshire. Passing through the county's country lanes, you will be able to view the fairytale-like castle on the hills at a distance as you approach the destination. Once there, you can host a distinctly beautiful milestone event with your nearest and dearest, allowing your love story to become part of the venue's long history.
Facilities and Capacity
Originally the home of Lord Tollemache and built in the early 19th century, the hotel is the only fully intact medieval-style castle in the country. Over the years, it has been the location for numerous movies, including Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Who, and Coronation Street. Peckforton Castle's stunning exterior has now been complemented by a lovingly refurbished interior which houses 48 bedrooms and truly magnificent entertaining rooms. Five unique function rooms are available where ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions can be held. The venue can host up to 165 guests in the day & 350 in the evening. Each distinct setting can be enhanced with eye-catching floral arrangements, elegant furnishings, and more. When the festivities draw to a close, newlyweds are invited to retire to one of the hotel's suites for a well-deserved rest.
Peckforton Castle is dedicated to bringing one-of-a-kind visions to life through their services. The hotel is home to a 3 AA Rosette restaurant and the talented culinary team would be happy to create bespoke menus to personalise your big day. To meet your unique budget and preferences, you are welcome to hire individual event spaces or the whole castle exclusively. The establishment even holds monthly open evenings, giving you the opportunity to meet with the venue's wedding coordinators and view the beautifully dressed function rooms.
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Dream wedding venue
Our Perfect day
The bar service was very quick and everyone super friendly.
Breathtaking venue with world class service and hospitality to match.
The wedding preparation team (Charlotte, Nicole and the rest team) were a breeze to work with and really ensured everything was right and that we had every request met.
On the day itself, our coordinator Sophie was just unreal, keeping everything in order, nothing was too much trouble and we never felt like there was a problem or unforeseen hiccup as she’d deal with everything thrown at her. Jess, who was a member of the waiting staff (of whom ALL were incredible), was really exceptionally helpful and stood out to my bride because of how attentive and accommodating she was.
Finally as we made a weekend of it, I can’t go without mentioning Richard, Georgia & Brian who made up the core reception team whom we dealt with throughout our three days and there default behaviour was always sincere and genuine with a sense of warmth that made the castle feel like home rather than a hotel.
So many guests told us about touchpoints, personal gestures and actions by staff members that really stood out, not because of the size of the gesture, rather the perfect timing and attention to detail that just made it feel sincere and genuine.
Having visited and stayed in many truly spectacular properties across the world, it’s wonderful to know that the highest international standards of hospitality and guest experience are clearly just the foundation here and they will go over and above.
Thank you so much to all involved for what will be an unforgettable moment - we will be joining you for our anniversary in 2024.
Best time of our lives
The wedding team cannot do enough for you. The venue is really special. We love the Cellar bar which is a great place to have a drink at any time. The 4 poster rooms are gorgeous and all our guests were pleased with their rooms.
We ate in the Brasserie the night before the wedding which is good value for money. I have to say that the food in the Brasserie, the wedding breakfast and also breakfast the next morning were excellent.
Thank you for a great time sbd we will definitely be back.
Magical Wedding Day
Thank you for a memorable special day!
Planning a wedding is stressful as anyone who has planned one will know. Especially in 11 months. This is where the staff at Peckforton Castle came in. All of them were very accessible and nothing was a problem for them. They answered all the questions you could have and got back to us with the information we needed.
The staff have put on plenty of weddings and know how to make it a success which it was....
On the big day, I'll be honest, I did not expect it to run as smoothly or go as well as it did.
On the day the staff were fantastic, nothing was too much to ask they were always on hand to address any issues and were very attentive to guests needs (dietary requirements etc). The staff really went above and beyond to make the day as special as it was even helping decorate and set up a lot of the venue rooms which normally falls on the aisle dresser.
The food was amazing and all we had was great feedback from the guests about what an amazing day they had.
The venue really is special so if your thinking of getting married, Peckforton Castle should be a real contender. We are not rich by any stretch and weddings aren't cheap but if you visit the venue you'll fall in love with it and you can very easily get an affordable package at a dream venue. Weddings aren't cheap but to have an amazing venue in an affordable package you cannot ask for more.
Go see it for yourselves it's worth it!
Thank you so much for making our day magical
Huge thank you for all your hard work!!
he venue itself is stunning
A special mention goes to Emma who was so attentive on the day itself, helping with any queries and putting Karen at ease. We dined in the Hexagonal Room and the food and service was excellent, before spending a relaxing evening back in the Wine Cellar. All in all, a huge "thank you" to all the staff for making us feel so special. The venue itself is stunning, but the professionalism and care given, ensured that we had a really special day. Thank you
Paul & Nicola Dooley
The fact that this venue has so many weddings is obvious in the fact that the staff made the changing around of the rooms so seamlessly that neither my wife or myself had to get involved at any stage.
The building and grounds obviously give a wow factor from the moment people arrive to the time they leave. Special mention for the wine cellar!
The quality of the food was amazing and commented on by everyone.
Finally if you're planning on staying at the castle know this. Chances are there will be a wedding on! You probably won't be able to access the wine cellar. You will have to check on the availability of a reservation at the brasserie and the restaurant because they are very limited! There is not a big bar to drink at and service can be very slow!
If you're getting married there
Thanks for a wonderful wedding!
Perfect location, everything was impecable!!
The rooms are very luxurious, everything is plush and tasteful.
So many of our guest commented on our wonderful wedding venue.
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