Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 66)

CREWE HALL 01270 253 333 | You take a step back in time when you host your wedding day at Crewe Hall, a stunning Grade I listed Jacobean mansion complete with wow factor. With opulent interiors, landscaped gardens and period-style bedrooms there’s so much to take in. But despite being a historical gem, Crewe Hall hasn’t skimped on the 21st-century comforts, as you can also kick back with an expert treatment in the spa or plunge into the heated indoor pool. The Long Gallery is the largest room in the main hall and is bathed in Jacobean history. With a central fireplace and large windows overlooking the landscaped grounds, it’s a magnificent setting and can accommodate 200 for the ceremony, 180 for your wedding breakfast, and 200 for the evening do. The Drawing Room is an elegant space thanks to its intricate carved stone and oak work. It can host 120 for the “I dos,” 70 for the wedding breakfast and 80 for the evening. The Continental Suite is ideal for larger weddings and one of its many benefits is its bar and entertainment area. There’s space here for 300 ceremony guests, 280 dining and 360 evening revellers. Moving toward the more intimate spaces, the Great Library has large windows overlooking the lawn providing the perfect lighting and an air of romance. The ceiling design is exquisite and will complement any theme. Here you can invite 90 guests to join you for the ceremony and 50 for the wedding breakfast. Finally, the Carved Parlour. An intimate, opulent and ornate room, it offers a spectacular setting for 60 ceremony and 30 dining guests. PECKFORTON CASTLE 01829 260 930 | This enchanting castle, with its captivating architecture, steeped in history will truly delight you and your guests. Along with a magical backdrop for pictures and videos, all combined with delicious award-winning food and drink, and impeccable service, you’ll be the only wedding at the Castle allowing you to enjoy your fairytale of a day in complete privacy. There are a wealth of options here beginning with the Great Hall. Imagine saying your marriage vows with the sun streaming through the stained-glass windows, a string quartet playing on the Minstrel’s Gallery, the fire glowing in the background and candlelight reflecting off the Minton Hollins tiled floor. Here you can host 165 loved ones for your ceremony and 120 for the wedding breakfast. The Hexagonal Room has two working fireplaces and a vaulted stone ceiling. At the apex you’ll see a carved stone with the Tollemache family grace – “At dinner and supper, morning and night, give thanks unto God for his gifts.” Here you can seat 80 for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. The Library boasts tall, imposing windows and the addition of flowers and candles turns the room into a magnificent setting with plenty of ambience. It can host 30 for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. Another intimate space is the Wine Cellar, tucked away in the heart of the Castle offering an elegant and rustic ambience quite unlike anywhere you’ll have been before. It can accommodate 40 for the vows and 80 for dining. Finally, for your ceremony you have the option to say “I do” in The Chapel. Built in 1848 and set inside the fortified walls, it’s the perfect place for your religious blessing or renewal of vows (not available for civil ceremonies) and the local minister will be happy to officiate. 30