Get the venue right for your wedding day, and everything else will follow. Or at least that’s the theory. Whether you want a traditional wedding that stays near the synagogue, or a country retreat, the world’s your oyster. We’ve handpicked some luxury wedding venues near Manchester to help make your decision easier!
It’s not surprising that the North West has plenty of variety when it comes to venues, most especially stately estates and luxury getaways steeped in local history. The convenience of choosing an ‘all-in-one’ venue is plain to see: ample room for all the extended family (and those aunties that aren’t really your aunties)!
It’s common for families to book rooms well in advance to ensure that the necessary reservations are sorted. Your nearest and dearest can really make themselves at home with a hotel wedding, and they’ll also be able to celebrate with you the morning after — as long as you have recovered from the night before! For these reasons, hotel weddings can feel like close-knit occasions and the convenient nature of having everyone in one place means one less stress for you, the organisers and the attendees.
If grandeur is your theme, then you won’t get much more de rigueur than a Victorian manor house built in the style of a Medieval castle. Peckforton Castle in Cheshire has a total of 48 guestrooms to choose from, meaning you can have your fairytale wedding in a castle for the night as well as the day.
From the moment you drive through its gates, Tatton Park near Knutsford, with its neo-classical stylings and expansive grounds will immediately reassure any engaged couple that their blessed event will be in safe hands. As a historic venue there’s plenty of space and variety for parties and ceremonies of most sizes, from deer parkland or an Italian terrace garden for your all-important wedding photography to the state entrance hall for the signing of the register. Though there is not a hotel on-site, Tatton Park does boast two large dairy cottages to provide accommodation. Decorated to an exceptionally high standard using Laura Ashley designs and furnishings, offering two or three bedrooms, a warming wood-burning stoves and access to the lovely gardens shared by the two properties, they’re perfect for relaxing before or after the nuptials.
But of course, you do not have to have your wedding indoors. If you wish to brave the great British weather, then the estate venue is ideal. Voted best wedding venue in South Manchester and awarded Wedding Venue of the Year at the 2017 Eat Drink Sleep Awards, how about a wedding on the lawn at Mottram Hall? Or how about Stock Farm on the Tatton Estate, which specialises in weddings within its converted stables and bars, overlooking the cottage garden, courtyard and fields beyond. Forget any niggling worries about the weather and enjoy the day with your favourite people in the twilight of sundown, the glow of firepits and fairy lights around a private lake.
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Exclusive use is the ultimate option in wedding convenience. Combine the joy (or intensity) of having all your wedding guests in one place. No excuses for running late or getting left as the designated driver! Furthermore, there won’t be any non-invited strangers roaming around, plus you’ll have the complete support and attention of the on-site staff throughout proceedings.
But if you’re worried about filling a grand estate with your nearest and dearest, more intimate but no less spacious luxury wedding venues near Manchester can offer you the all the space you need without having to play elevator tag with the second cousins. One of Cheshire’s top hotels, Dorfold Hall is big enough to accommodate most large weddings and yet offers a cosy, intimate and homely feel for your special day. A sanctuary in the English countryside for up to 180 guests, on-site cottages and bedrooms can accommodate 20 wedding party attendees to stay over and enjoy the Jacobean venue. There’s even an option to arrange an intimate dinner the night before the wedding to make sure that everyone is truly settled in.
Planning a wedding is definitely a challenge. Whether you’re doing it yourself or securing the help of a wedding planner, deciding on a venue early is key. It isn’t uncommon to end up feeling swamped beneath caterers, florists, décor firms and rental companies. Hotel weddings provide an almost all-inclusive
approach to planning the big day, with unique package deals, in-house wedding specialists and the opportunity to add your own individual touches.
If you’d rather have the peace of mind that everything (and everyone!) is looked after promptly, then an ‘all-in-one’ luxury hotel and out-of-town venue and definitely goer.
Considering looking further afield? Check out our top picks for luxury hotel wedding venues in Yorkshire!
Featured Image: Mottram Hall, Photo: Matthew Rycort