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The Courthouse

Knutsford, Cheshire View map Visit website
Rating 4.4 out of 5
5 reviews
Menus from £15
20 to 300 Guests

About

Located in Knutsford in the Cheshire region of England, The Courthouse is a landmark venue that hosts weddings and special events. This Grade-II listed building dates back to the 17th century and has been carefully renovated to provide modern amenities while retaining its original features and majesty. This property offers a truly remarkable backdrop for nuptial celebrations, with a dedicated team of staff that creates bespoke weddings for engaged couples.

Facilities and Capacity

The Courthouse offers a choice of elegant spaces which can be used for both ceremonies and receptions. The Moneypenny room has a timeless design and is embellished with large windows to allow light to flood the space. This room can host up to 80 guests for a ceremony, or 80 people for a banquet, making it the perfect size for intimate weddings. The Courthouse boasts soaring ceilings and a private bar, offering an ideal space for wedding banquets and receptions. This room can accommodate up to 180 for seated meals, or 300 guests for evening receptions, providing a plethora of space for DJ and entertainment vendors. Whichever room you choose for your big day, you and your guests are sure to be delighted by the stunning architecture and distinctive features of this venue.

Services Offered

The Courthouse offers newlyweds-to-be the services of a dedicated event coordinator who will assist you through the planning process. Couples can choose from one of the available packages, or alternatively opt to create a completely bespoke event. Their team welcomes outside catering companies for your wedding banquet and can accommodate both seated and buffet-style meals. Bar service is also available, along with amenities for evening entertainment such as live bands and a DJ. Couples can choose to rent this venue exclusively for their event.

Accommodation

This property offers 9 bespoke bedrooms for couples and their guests to enjoy after the festivities. Guests are sure to appreciate a night in one of these elegant rooms, each superbly decorated with style and attention to detail. Newlyweds are sure to appreciate The Honeymoon Suite, which offers a fireplace and a four-poster bed. Breakfast is also included with your stay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Small Hotel
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
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

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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Recommended by 80% of couples
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    Adam Married on 20/11/2021
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    Substandard wedding experience

    We were married at The Courthouse in Nov 2020 and had our larger wedding celebration in Nov 2021. The venue itself is stunning and we were so excited to get married there. However, by the end we regretted choosing The Courthouse as what should have been a joyous time planning our wedding turned into an absolute nightmare.

    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.
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    Amy Married on 05/01/2019
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    Perfect in every way!

    Our wedding at The Courthouse was wonderful. From the venue, the friendly and helpful staff, to the fantastic food - we would highly recommend The Courthouse to anyone planning a wedding.
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    Camilla Married on 15/09/2018
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    The best wedding, staff, food, service & venue!

    We had the most amazing wedding! From start to finish, It was a pleasure dealing with the staff who took away all the strains and stresses. The day couldn't have gone better and the compliments and feedback from all of our guests has been astonishing. Everything from the food to the attention to detail and atmosphere... We just couldn't fault it!
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    Mr Married on 28/07/2018
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    Perfect day!

    Thank you to the team at the Courthouse for making our special day such a perfect day! The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious and everyone had such a great time. We can't wait to come back for our anniversary!

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Toft Road WA16 0PB Knutsford (Cheshire)

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