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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Soughton Hall is a breathtaking stately wedding venue situated in Northop Hall, Flintshire, on the border of Cheshire and North Wales. Beautifully restored, the historic hall offers an elegant but relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect venue for a stylish and romantic wedding day. Here, you can host a timeless soiree in a boutique, contemporary setting still in keeping with its grand history.

Facilities and Capacity

Originally built as a Bishop's Palace in 1714, Soughton Hall was renovated to an impressive degree in the 1800s by Sir Charles Barry. Under the famed British architect's guidance, the property received a facelift on par with his other great works—most notably the Houses of Parliament and Downton Abbey's Highclere Castle. Today, you can relish the luxury of hiring this cherished property on an exclusive-use basis, allowing your guests the freedom of savouring the hotel and gardens in their entirety. The venue can cater for weddings between 20 and 300 guests in its various event spaces, including the stunning gardens and permanent marquee space. Licensed for civil ceremonies, the property offers outdoor and indoor ceremony options or a selection of lovely local churches if you desire a more traditional wedding.

Services Offered

Weddings at Soughton hall are considered a very special occasion, one the event planning team endeavours to style in accordance with your vision. They have a strict policy of only hosting one wedding at a time, allowing you to receive their undivided attention every step of the way. There are no rules, set numbers or required packages at this family-owned property, just a team of wedding coordinators eager to help you design the day of your dreams, from red carpet arrival to Champagne turndown. The team highly advise booking a viewing of the hall, where they are confident the driveway alone will blow you away.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Stately home
Historic

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
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

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Soughton Hall

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Alexandra M. Sent on 21/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue and amazing people

From the very first meeting, to leaving (with a headache) post-wedding, Soughton Hall have been amazing every step of the way. We had to move our date four times, and they were very accommodating, plus went above and beyond to hold dates provisionally until we could confirm with other suppliers.

On the day itself, our team (Stephen, Naomi, Cheryl and Lily) were there for us every step of the way. I was concerned about timings, plans etc, and they made it so that I didn't even have to think, just enjoy my wedding day. The whole team at Soughton felt like additional guests, and made the day for both of us. I'm so happy we decided on Soughton, and have also recommended to engaged friends. The service, the food, the gorgeous venue - absolutely perfect in every way (and at a very reasonable price).
Sarah
Sarah W. Sent on 08/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding venue

We held our wedding just before Christmas, the hall was beautifully decorated and the staff were extremely attentive and helpful.
We would not hesitate to recommend the venue. Small details were taken care of and every request was taken care of.
Jaine
Jaine Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Soughton Hall - an idyllic venue to marry in

This is THE venue to book for your wedding... whether an indoor cermeony in the stunning upstairs drawing room, a relaxed ceremony at the Coach House or an outdoor celebration in the stunning gardens - . it is AMAZING. The specialist team leave nothing to chance, running each event calmly, timely and in a relaxed but efficient manner. As a professional photographer for over 25 years, this venue is in my top 3... and shall remain so - I cannot recommend highly enough!
Elin
Elin H. Sent on 18/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue!

I am so glad we had our wedding at soughton hall! It was everything we wanted! The team were so wonderful through the whole planning process and brought my vision to life! I would 100% recommend!
Laura
Laura Sent on 16/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent, would recommend to anyone

We had the best experience having our wedding at Soughton Hall. The staff were friendly and approachable and always happy to help. On the lead up to the wedding, they were always an email/phone call away to answer any questions and our wedding coordinator Rachel really looked after us. On the day, the staff couldn’t do enough to make sure everything went smoothly and really made the wedding for us both. The venue is utterly stunning and we do it all again at Soughton in a heartbeat.
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Abigail D. Sent on 17/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day

Our wedding at Soughton Hall was absolutely incredible, the most special day ever! Everyone at the venue went above and beyond, and we couldn’t have asked for more. Our guests were absolutely in awe of the venue, it was magical. Thank you to my Soughton family!!
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Elizabeth J. Sent on 04/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Holmes Wedding - 29/03/2024


Myself and my husband held our wedding on Good Friday at Soughton Hall after booking with a coordinator in January 2023.

When we first visited on one the open days we fell in love with the venue instantly. It was our top choice of venue due to location and size. Best way to describe Soughton Hall is Downton Abbey meets classic modern British interior. Soughton itself was beautifully presented, spacious, homely and elegant. The main hall was spectacular and the accommodation was incredible. The garden room was a blank canvas which allowed us a lot of creative freedom. The staff couldn’t go above anymore and were able to answer all of our initial enquiries.

Once we had decided that Soughton was our venue things were great from the get go. The communication from the venue was timely and professional and key dates (tasting menu, final details), were managed perfectly.

Once we met our coordinator Erin, me and my husband knew we were in safe hands. With a wealth of knowledge and experience we felt we could trust Erin implicitly. We clicked instantly and felt reassured. Unfortunately for us, we had a very tricky run-up to our big day and things got stressful - but Erin couldn’t have supported us more and did literally EVERYTHING possible to help us. Without Erin, our big day wouldn’t have happened the way it did, we are forever grateful.

On the day, things went so smoothly (minus some timing issues - bank holiday traffic), but the whole venue managed this without little disruption and without us paying too much attention to it. The rooms were set up amazingly and most things were exactly what we had envisaged from day one of planning. The whole day went off without any problems.

From the tasting menu to the evening buffet the food was Devine! We loved everything and our guests were so impressed! We can’t wait to hopefully return for more!

We drew the evening to a close a very, very happy newest married couple.

Getting married at Soughton was everything we could have asked for. The service, the food, and most importantly the staff is what makes Soughton Hall a top wedding venue. 10/10! Our only regret is that we can’t do it all over again!

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the whole team, and to Erin - for being so fabulous, helpful, honest and tremendously patient.

All the best! Hope to see you soon!
Mr & Mrs Holmes x
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Peter R. Sent on 17/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at The Coach House & Overnight Stay at Soughton Hall

Simply a 5 star experience from start to finish. The Soughton team are absolutely brilliant. From initial consultation through to the wedding day they guided us expertly and took away all of the stress and worry planning a wedding brings. On the day itself they were even more brilliant, choreographing the day to our exact details and making sure everything went as planned.

We made full use of the whole estate, with the bridal party staying in the lodge the night before, wedding in the coach house and then staying in the main hall with our friends and family. The food was exquisite, from the wedding breakfast through to the breakfast the morning after.

Every detail of the venue is stunning. Thank you Soughton Hall for helping us create our dream wedding we will never forget.
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Karon P. Sent on 04/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue

My daughters wedding was on 9/9/22
It was just amazing .Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff they were very attentive to detail .
All our guests have commented on how special this venue and staff were.They worked very hard to make our day wonderful.
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Michael Sent on 05/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fairytale Wedding

We had attended a wedding at Soughton Hall last summer and when we decided to get married with seven weeks notice we thought it was the perfect location for our wedding on 18th November 2017.
The hall is a magnificent setting for a wedding with spectacular grounds and a Hall steeped in history and elegance. The pre-event support was excellent and given the very short notice they staff were superb in their planning. Come the weekend Amy, Lauren and all of staff contributed to an occasion that we will never forget.
The morning started with a bride, six bridesmaids and an entourage of hairdressers and make-up artists all accommodated in a beautiful dressing room. Pampered throughout the morning.
The ceremony was held in an elegant state room, the post ceremony reception was in the stunning main drawing room and library; and the wedding breakfast and evening function were in the stunning marquee, decked in its finery. Everything that we wanted was delivered in style and with exacting attention to every detail – nothing was too much trouble and they really looked after our every need.
The food in our bespoke menu was amazing and loved by all the guests, even the exacting dietary requirement of some of our guests were met by the chef and his team.
The hotel rooms were luxurious, there was an elegant champagne turndown in the bridal suite and the breakfast the next morning was second to none. Everyone stayed at the hall into the Sunday afternoon to experience the hall some more and explore the grounds.
The guests all said that the service from the staff was exemplary and the hospitality shown to our guests reflected wonderfully on the hotel and on us. We would recommend this wedding venue to everyone.
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Laura Sent on 14/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Afternoon Tea Wedding

Hi Kayleigh!!
All feedback is positive!! We really enjoyed our day ( Just so sad it's all done now!!)
Thank You for everything!! We will call in after our honeymoon to see you xx
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Gareth Sent on 14/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Day

Hello Annie,

Sorry for not getting back in touch earlier we are busy honeymooning in the Lake District.

Thanks for your kind words. Like you say me and Louise are still on cloud 9, we had an amazing
day so a massive thanks to you, Daniel and everyone at Soughton hall for helping making it a truly
special day. Everything was just perfect, we couldn't have asked for anything better,
So many of our family and friend said have been saying what a fabulous wedding it was.
Jim is fine as far as we are aware, we know he was kept in hospital for a couple of days.
Jim's brother in law Mark has asked us to thank you for running him to the hospital,
he really appreciated it as we all did.

When we are home from the lakes we will call in to thank you personally for all your efforts.

Kind Regards

Gareth and Louise
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Leslie Sent on 14/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Day Dreams Come True!

Dear Annie,

Dave and myself wanted to thank you and Dan for your help and support that you gave to us in making our day a memorable one.
When we reflected, there was nothing that we would of changed or done differently as we felt our day was perfect.
All of our guests commented to us that they enjoyed our day and felt the staff were very attentive.

We have just returned from our minimoon in London where we took afternoon tea at the Charlotte Street Hotel as you recommended and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank you once again. We may see you on our anniversary!!

Kindest Regards

Lesley and Dave
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Katherine Sent on 14/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Day

Hi Annie,
Everything was marvellous, thank you. We had a perfect day.
If you would like us to write a Facebook review or anything of that ilk we'd be happy to.
Best,
Katherine
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Jen Sent on 14/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Day 5 star

Hi Annie,

Yes thanks, all back to normal now!

We can honestly say it was fantastic! From planning beforehand and on the day itself. You all ran it so well and smoothly. The venue was perfect, food amazing (everyone raved about the steak pie especially) and the rooms were lovely. All the staff were polite and couldn't have helped more. All in all, we loved it. Can't thank you enough Annie for all your hard work, patience and attention to detail.

Thank you again and to all the staff who made it such a fun weekend for us all.

Jen, Matt and family xx
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