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Last update: December 2023
Introducing The Courthouse: Your Perfect Wedding Venue in Knutsford, Cheshire, England
Nestled in the charming town of Knutsford, Cheshire, The Courthouse is a truly extraordinary venue that sets the stage for unforgettable weddings and special occasions. This historic gem, dating back to the 17th century, has been lovingly restored to blend modern comforts with its original grandeur, making it an ideal backdrop for your nuptial celebrations. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to crafting tailor-made weddings that surpass your dreams.
Facilities and Capacity
At The Courthouse, we offer a selection of elegant spaces that effortlessly transition from intimate ceremonies to lively receptions. The Moneypenny room exudes timeless beauty, featuring expansive windows that bathe the space in natural light. With a capacity of up to 80 guests for ceremonies or banquets, it provides the perfect setting for intimate weddings. For grander affairs, our majestic Courthouse room boasts soaring ceilings and a private bar, accommodating up to 180 guests for seated meals or 300 for evening receptions. This generous space allows ample room for entertainment vendors, ensuring a night filled with joy and celebration. Whichever room you choose, you and your guests will be enchanted by the stunning architecture and distinctive features that make our venue truly exceptional.
At The Courthouse, we understand that planning your special day can be both exciting and overwhelming. That's why we provide the services of a dedicated event coordinator who will guide you every step of the way. Choose from our thoughtfully curated packages or create a bespoke event tailored to your unique vision. We welcome outside catering companies to create a sumptuous wedding banquet, whether you prefer seated elegance or a delightful buffet-style feast. Our bar service offers a delightful selection of beverages, and we can arrange live bands and DJs to ensure an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Exclusive venue rental is also available, allowing you to have The Courthouse all to yourselves on your big day.
After the festivities, The Courthouse offers nine exquisite, individually designed bedrooms for you and your guests to retreat to in style. Each room is beautifully appointed, boasting elegant decor and meticulous attention to detail. Newlyweds will relish the romance of our Honeymoon Suite, featuring a cozy fireplace and a lavish four-poster bed. Your stay includes a delicious breakfast, providing the perfect start to your first day as a married couple.
Choose The Courthouse as your wedding venue and prepare to embark on a truly enchanting journey, where history, beauty, and bespoke service combine to create an unforgettable celebration of love.
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Moment in Paradise
Amazing Service & Great Value
Substandard wedding experience
We experienced poor communication and customer service throughout the planning process, due in part to the high turnover of staff particularly wedding co-ordinators - we were in contact with 7 in total over two years. There was virtually no handover between wedding co-ordinators, which resulted in many repetitive meetings, and significant frustration. This poor customer experience was acknowledged in the form of complimentary items and upgrades but despite being promised improvements in communication, which would have reduced anxiety and stress, nothing changed for the better. Another stressor was the venue constantly moving the goalposts with respect to when renovations would be completed. We were advised to change our original date of Sept 2020 to Nov 2020 to ensure the restaurant would be finished so we did. As of Feb 2022, the restaurant is still not complete. Although we appreciate that some of the delays in refurbishment were due to COVID, the way this was handled and communicated was very poor.
On the day of our wedding celebration, everything ran smoothly and the staff were pleasant and very attentive to guests. However, there were aspects that were disappointing. For example, the food lacked finesse (some of the dessert was still frozen when served), the venue was very cold and the bedrooms were not finished despite charging £150 (e.g. no working lights in two of the bedrooms including the bridal suite, broken shower). On providing this feedback the next day, we were told the inadequate heating and absence of lighting was because the venue wasn't officially open... we would argue that hosting our event meant the venue was open. We were assured the following day that one of our guests would be refunded but we are still waiting for this despite chasing on multiple occasions over the past 12 weeks. We tried to chase this by posting on the venue's social media pages but our comments were hidden/deleted and not responded to.
Overall, we were left with a sour taste in our mouth. The venue has a lot of potential but we would caution against booking until it is more established as a wedding venue and all planned major refurbishments have been completed.
Perfect in every way!
The best wedding, staff, food, service & venue!
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Flat Cap Hotels invites you to their wedding open day events on the 3rd March between 12 - 3 pm at The Courthouse, one of the most iconic buildings in Cheshire and the jewel in the Flat Cap crown.
Their event will give you the chance to envisage holding an enchanting day amongst the striking architecture and elegant interiors. Please contact their weddings team to add your name to their guest list at either, or both, venues. They look forward to welcoming you on the day.
A wedding at The Courthouse is as unique as it can be, considering you will be tying the knot in a former Courthouse! No two weddings are the same and we are dedicated to delivering a wedding tailored to suit your individual taste & specific requirements. Come view our venue dressed for a wedding and meet our dedicated wedding team to assist you with creating your vision of a perfect day, ensuring you and your guests leave full of fond memories.
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