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Thornton Manor

Hooton, Cheshire View map Visit website
Rating 4.3 out of 5
28 reviews
Starting at £3,750
15 to 1000 Guests

About

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 a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to host a celebration, 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. For an outdoor celebration, couples can use the Dell Pavilion, set amidst the verdant woodland dell and surrounded by picturesque views. The Lakeside Marquee promises tranquility and romance if you'd like your magical day to overlook a glistening lake. For a truly memorable affair steeped in history, the Walled Garden Marquee is located within the timeless walls of the original garden and is ideal for grand soirees. Up to 2000 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 36 luxurious bedrooms throughout Thornton Manor and 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:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Asian Wedding
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

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:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Robin M. Married on 23/08/2020
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    RUN. Horrific experience

    The only recommendation I have with Thornton Manor is to run away as fast as you can.
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    Paula N. Married on 16/05/2020
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    Avoid at all costs

    This was my son and daughter in laws dream. They were due to get married on a Saturday in May but due to corona virus their wedding was cancelled.
    The management at Thornton Manor refused to refund any monies and said they would offer an alternate date which was a Sunday in winter. As both my son and his partner are frontline NHS staff they could not accept a Sunday wedding as many of their guests who were work colleagues would not have been able to attend. They requested a Saturday in May in 2021 and even offered to pay extra if prices had increased but were told these dates were for new bookings only. My son requested a refund which they refused advising my son to claim through his wedding insurance and to rebook the new date with them once he had the refund saying this would be a ‘win win’.
    This was extremely stressful as my son and his partner had to cancel everything that was booked including caterers, photographer, florist music etc as they could not give anyone a rearranged date as they were unsure if their insurance would refund them.
    Throughout all communication management at Thornton manor were extremely unhelpful and often extremely rude. On one occasion the Manager,_____, told my son he was ‘very lucky’ working on the front line in the NHS as his job was secure !
    My son and his partner did get a refund from their insurance and made the decision not to rebook with Thornton Manor due to the terrible way the Management had treated them.
    Thornton Manor refused to refund monies guests had paid in full for bedrooms in the Manor House meaning they still have this plus the 8.5k paid for the venue . PLEASE AVOID
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    Jon T. Married on 14/02/2022
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    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.
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    Jimmy K. Married on 26/07/2021
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    Disappointed

    Promise you everything and deliver sub standard service. Avoid at all costs
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    Mr Married on 28/12/2019
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    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.
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    Faye Married on 21/10/2019
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    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.
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    Choudhury Married on 28/07/2019
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 15/06/2019
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    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!
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    Mr Married on 30/05/2019
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    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)
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    Katy Married on 03/01/2019
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    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
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    Laura Married on 20/12/2018
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    Amazing

    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
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    Mr Married on 17/11/2018
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    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!!
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    Mr Married on 05/11/2018
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    Unforgettable

    Thank you for the amazng service throughout! It truely made our day all the more special. We certainly won't forget it! Thank you
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    Mr Married on 29/03/2018
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    What can I say...

    What can I say...it 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!

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Thornton Manor Real Weddings

  • Jessica & Jamie Baker
    15 photos · 14/10/2021
  • Jen & Tom
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  • Abi & Tom
    21 photos · 30/08/2019
  • Laura & Marc
    39 photos · 02/03/2019

Deals

Thornton Manor 1
Offer

EXCLUSIVE WATERSIDE WEDDING PACKAGE AT THE DELL PAVILION

SELECTED DATES IN 2021 & 2022

  • EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE DELL PAVILION
  • DEDICATED WEDDING COORDINATOR
  • ROUNDTABLES AND CHIAVARI CHAIRS
  • SILVER CANDELABRA CENTREPIECES
  • TABLE PLAN EASEL
  • PA SYSTEM
  • FAIRY LIGHTS LINING THE CEILING
  • HEATING SYSTEM THROUGHOUT
  • RED CARPET
  • CAKE STAND & KNIFE
  • THREE COURSE WEDDING BREAKFAST
  • GLASS OF FIZZ ON ARRIVAL FIZZ
  • GLASS OF WINE WITH WEDDING BREAKFAST
  • GLASS OF FIZZ TO TOAST
  • EVENING BUFFET “LATE NIGHT SNACKS”
  • RESIDENT DJ
  • BAR LICENSE UNTIL 12.00 AM
  • MUSIC LICENSE UNTIL 12.30 AM

PACKAGE PRICE BASED ON 50 DAYTIME & 50 EVENING GUESTS

Sunday to Friday @ £7,000*

*£1000 SUPPLEMENT FOR A SATURDAY

ADD ON VENUE DRESSING PACKAGE WITH MADDISON JCREATIONS FOR ONLY £695 THIS INCLUDES…

  • 5 X BLOSSOM TREES INCLUDING HANGING CANDLES
  • TOP TABLE DECOR & CANDLES
  • ENTRANCE TREE DRESSED WITH HANGING CANDLES & FLOATING CANDLES AT BASE
  • CEREMONY AISLE LANTERNS/CANDLES WITH THE OPTION OF CREAM RUNNER

ADD ON FLORIST PACKAGE WITH LEAF FLOWERS HESWALLFOR JUST £500 TO INCLUDE…

  • BRIDAL BOUQUET & 4 X BRIDESMAID BOUQUETS
  • 10 X BUTTONHOLES & 2 X WRIST CORSAGES
  • TOP TABLE ARRANGEMENT
  • 2 X THANK YOU BOUQUETS

(UPGRADES & ADDITIONAL ITEMS AVAILABLE)

This package is only applicable to bookings in the Waterside Pavilion (Dell). New bookings only. Selected dates in 2021 & 2022. Standard booking T's & C's apply. Olive Tree providing the catering- 1 choice wedding breakfast set menu applies & one choice for evening snacks. Additional guests can be added for a further cost. Ceremonies may be held onsite for an additional charge.

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Thornton Manor Estate CH63 1JB Hooton (Cheshire)

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