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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Thornton Manor is an inviting period manor house and wedding venue nestled within 120 acres of parkland and exquisite gardens in Hooton, Cheshire. The village gem of Thornton Hough, this elegant venue was originally built as the home of the Leverhulme family and exudes historic enchantment and charm. With our ehetreal and romantic Manor room set up, couples seeking an idyllic escape from city life will love this gorgeous setting.

Facilities and Capacity

Thornton Manor welcomes couples to their stately house, where two beautiful areas are ideal for a memorable indoor ceremony and reception. The Georgian-inspired dining room features walnut paneling and scenic views of the lime tree avenues. Alternatively, the stunning music room offers an extravagant atmosphere, adorned with elaborate plasterwork, period paintings, and tall ceilings with skylights. Up to 200 guests can join you in this secluded area immersed in two acres of the countryside. You and your loved ones can wander the lush grounds during your stay, finding photo opportunities at every turn. When your festivities end, you and your guests can retire to up to 14 nearby cottages for the utmost comfort.

Services Offered

The dedicated staff at Thornton Manor would love to bring your vision to life for your special day. A professional wedding coordinator can guide you every step of the way to create your dream celebration. To-be-weds can browse through excellent packages to find the best experience for their milestone event. Couples can enjoy exclusive use of this breathtaking venue, knowing they will receive impeccable service.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Asian wedding
Stately home
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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4.4 out of 5 rating
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88% Recommended by couples
Anonymous Sent on 23/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Day

We got married on 28.12.19 in the Manor House and had the most perfect day ever. On the run up to the wedding we were in regular contact with all of the wedding coordinators all of which were an absolute dream to work with.

On the day of our wedding everything went amazingly, they even let me set up a day early due to there being no wedding in the day before which was fantastic.

Rooms we stayed in were fantastic and really in keeping with the character of the venue, would highly recommend the gate house to stay in the night before.

The Manor House- WOW! Everyone commented on how stunning the venue was and if you get married at Christmas like we did it is fully decked out with gorgeous decorations and Christmas trees.

Every member of staff I dealt with was just fantastic and nothing was too much for them.

Thank you Thornton Manor for the most amazing, stress free wedding day.
Alice D. Sent on 22/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Thornton Manor staff are Angels

Me and my now husband got married during the 15 guest allowance, we went though a rollercoaster of emotions but thornton manor staff were there for us through thick and thin! Georgie & Charlotte in particular were phenomenal. They made a very scary/stressful situation into our dream day! The room was beautiful and everything went perfect. Thank you so much.
Robin M. Sent on 18/03/2022
1 out of 5 rating

RUN. Horrific experience

The only recommendation I have with Thornton Manor is to run away as fast as you can.
Jon T. Sent on 10/03/2022
1 out of 5 rating

Appalling customer care

I am surprised you are still promoting this venue. Since the fire the only contact about our sons wedding which had been paid for in full, is an email saying ‘we have got no money, there will be no refunds’.. Their level of customer care in this difficult time has been disgusting.
Jimmy K. Sent on 06/08/2021
1 out of 5 rating


Promise you everything and deliver sub standard service. Avoid at all costs
Faye Sent on 02/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The Manor House

From our initial viewing of the venue we knew this was the one for us. The venue speaks for itself and is just absolutely stunning. The staff were so incredibly kind, friendly and supportive from our first meeting to the final ta-ra’s the day following the wedding. They were so organised and nothing was too much to ask for. They put both myself and my husband at ease on the day, and it felt like having friends with us throughout.
Our guests were blown away with the house and gardens, and how well kept it all is.
If we could do it all over again we would, and we wouldn’t change a thing.
Choudhury Sent on 09/08/2019
1 out of 5 rating

Worst Experience of My Life

Thornton Manor staff/management inexperience, ignorance and unprofessionalism ruined our special day;
We booked and paid almost £10,000 for the Thornton Manor Garden Marquee for our wedding. All we wanted was the perfect day for her. It was the complete opposite.
A substantial amount of money was exchanged to hire a marquee surrounded by gardens. So you’d expect the best customer service and satisfaction. Absolutely NOT.
We booked a Toast Master on the management’s advice, paid extra for his services. This was a total disaster, the microphone did not work. The sound system was poor. The best man, bridesmaid speeches were all ruined, the actual ceremony was ruined. All speeches/music/songs/announcements were not heard by any of our guests. The event supervisor did not have a backup plan, did not have a spare microphone, and did not care at all to be honest. It was a DISASTER.
It was raining - so you do not get to take pictures in the gardens, waltz the gardens, view the gardens and you do not get any discount or sympathy from Thornton Manor. Birkenhead is a VERY RAINY place. Please consider probable weather conditions.
I complained about the whole experience - however the management did not give a damn. Fell on deaf ears – very rude. They offered me £350 back for the toastmaster and said the event went well. Like hell it did - No remorse, No empathy, just £350 offered out of £10,000. I felt insulted; I told them to keep the money. I mean to rub salt in your wounds, is just an understatement.
All Thornton Manor management care about is your money.
Please seriously consider other venues before booking with this place for any event.
Anonymous Sent on 20/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

To all the staff at Thornton Manor

Thank you so much for making out day so special. You went over and above with your support and took care of every little request (with a smile!)
It was lovely to have Thornton Manor as 'our house' for the day. All our guests had a wonderful time too!
Anonymous Sent on 01/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect start to finish

To everyone at Thornton Manor,
Thankyou for helping us have the best day of our lives.
It was perfect start to finish.
Thank you for the excellent service nd treatment!
Thornton Manor will always be a very special place to us.
Love Katie and David (Mr and Mrs Williams)
Katy Sent on 08/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much, everything went perfectly. You guys were Amazing! You couldn't have made our day more special, we are so grateful! Thank you for all your hard work and attention to detail.
Lots of love
Laura Sent on 08/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating


We Couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue, eeryting and everyone has been absolutely perfect from start to finish. Thank you so much
Anonymous Sent on 26/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A dream wedding come true!

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day truly special. It was everything I wanted and more. You treted us and our guests so well. Nothing was too much trouble! Thank you doesn't say enough, thank you doesn't cover the joy and happiness we felt during our wedding day. Perfecto!!
Anonymous Sent on 26/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating


Thank you for the amazng service throughout! It truely made our day all the more special. We certainly won't forget it! Thank you
Anonymous Sent on 27/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

What can I say...

What can I has been amazing. I fell in love with this place from the beginning. Every member of staff are a credit to Thornton Manor. The have helped make our day perfect. I cannot thank you enough. I want to come back, I will miss this place!
Anonymous Sent on 14/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

I just wanted to say a hughe Thank you for everything you did for my wedding on Thursday 10th August. We has an absolutely amazing time and could not have asked for any more off anybody there.
All staff on the day were incredible and I'd like to give a special mention to Dougie who was so relaxed and helped myself so much and nothing was too much for him.
The day went brilliantly and I could not have asked for more for our special day. I am sending a million thank yous to you all! Many thanks for everything and more and the memories you have helped us create.
Mr and Mrs Jones
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