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Thornton Manor

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Starting at £3,750
15 to 1000 Guests

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Starting at £3,750
15 to 1000 Guests

Welcome to Thornton Manor; an inviting period Manor House, sat in 120 acres of parkland and exquisite gardens. Standing proudly in the village of Thornton Hough. Thornton Manor was originally built as the home of the Leverhulme family and exudes historic enchantment and charm.

The Manor House
Within the house there are three fabulous locations where we can stage wedding ceremonies. Whether you prefer the early Georgian-inspired Dining Room with its beautiful walnut paneling overlooking the lime tree avenues, or the stunning Music Room adorned with spectacular wall paneling, elaborate plaster work and period paintings, our beautiful house will simply take your breath away.

The Dell Pavilion
Located in the heart of our estate, our Dell pavilion is home to the most romantic and idyllic surroundings. Set amidst our beautiful woodland dell, this intimate venue exudes rustic enchantment and charm.

The Lakeside Marquee
Nestled beneath the tree-tops in our extensive grounds, the Lakeside Marquee promises tranquility for you and your guests. Overlooking the water and countryside beyond, our beautiful marquee makes the perfect setting for a romantic, outdoor wedding.

Walled Garden Marquee
Located within the historic walls of the original walled garden, this is the perfect venue to host large, traditional weddings.
Set within our secluded grounds and surrounded by two acres of beautifully presented countryside, our Walled Garden Marquee can host between 200 and 2000 guests, making it one of the grandest wedding venues in the North West.
Our accommodation boasts original features, designed with complete luxury in mind. Thornton Manor offers 22 stunning manor house bedrooms, and 14 cottages and annexes accommodating up to 108 guests.

  • Total number of bedrooms - 22
  • Lakeside Marquee to hold 70+ table dining
  • Waterside Pavilion to hold 40+ table dining
  • Walled Garden Marquee up to 1000 table dining
  • Cottages - 14 self catered within the grounds
  • Marquees

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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    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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    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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    Mr Married on 10/08/2017
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    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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    Rachel Married on 16/06/2017
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    Thornton manor is the venue of my dreams

    Where do I start, Thornton manor is the venue of my dreams, from the moment I saw the Manor House I knew it was the only wedding venue for us, the Music room is unbelievably stunning. All the staff at Thornton manor are amazing, nothing is ever too much trouble, they go above and beyond with everything. All the staff were professional, friendly, helpful and efficient. James and I visited Thornton Manor a number of times on the run up to our wedding, we were always made to feel incredible welcome, nothing was ever too much trouble. The wedding coordinators are amazing and made the planning process so easy and smooth. All the staff on the day were fantastic and everything ran perfectly. All our guests were overwhelmed with the Manor House. I stayed in the thatched pavilion the night before the wedding which was gorgeous. All the guest who stayed in the Manor House on our wedding night loved their rooms and the catering the following day. James and I can't thank everyone at Thornton Manor enough, you ready did make our wedding the most amazing day and I'd highly recommend Thornton Manor! Thank you so much James and Rachel

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Deals

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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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