Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - Jul-Aug 2023 (Issue 70)

NESS BOTANIC GARDENS 0845 030 4063 | Ness was created more than 100 years ago by a man whose intense love of nature inspired a search for rare and beautiful plants, which spanned the globe. His name was AK Bulley and his gift to you is a place unlike any other in which to be married. There’s a choice of two venues for your wedding ceremony here: al fresco in the Rock Garden or indoors in the Hulme Room Conservatory with its sweeping views across the gardens. If you decide on the former you’ll enter from the VIP car park and cross the sandstone bridge to join your guests, who’ll be assembled in the lovely Rock Garden. The “I dos” will take place in the thatched Summer House next to the lily pond and once you’ve signed the register and the ceremony is wrapped up, drinks and canapés will be served. The area can accommodate up to 100 standing guests for ceremonies, but can provide seating for any guests who may need a rest during proceedings. The gardens provide an idyllic backdrop for romantic photographs, a favourite among past couples is the iconic bridge in the Rock Garden; and if you’re lucky enough to marry on a clear day, you can capture magnificent photographs of views across to Wales. The Hulme Room Conservatory offers the perfect alternative to an outdoor ceremony and is a particularly popular choice for autumn and winter weddings. This light and airy space overlooks the Gardens and includes use of the impressive Hulme Deck area, offering breakout spaces for guests with spectacular photo opportunities. The space is decorated in a neutral style and features a pretty glazed lobby with double doors opening into it. As well as the “I dos,” the Hulme Room Conservatory and Deck is ideal for a drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception, and can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests. ROWTON HALL 01244 335 262 | This historical Georgina Manor House hotel is set amidst eight acres of tranquil gardens and grounds making for a beautiful wedding location. There are secret gardens and hideaway settings, rolling lawns, manicured gardens and ornamental pergolas. Named after its ornamental fireplace, The Inglenook is perfect for a winter wedding. Air-conditioned for summer, and with original 18th-century features, it’s an elegant and versatile space. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 130 loved ones for the wedding breakfast and up to 200 for the evening. It can be dressed in almost any way you wish. Large doors open out into the cool, relaxed conservatory, and in the fine weather, your guests can enjoy the picturesque privacy of the walled garden. Like The Ballroom, the Conservatory can be dressed to suit your vision. The venue’s team of talented and passionate chefs are renowned for using fresh, seasonal produce from their own kitchen gardens, all specially prepared. Later on, the events team will be on hand to create the perfect setting for a memorable night of music and dancing as your celebrations begin. Then, as the dancefloor comes to life, the chefs can prepare your choice of evening buffet or even a summer barbecue. Here, you have the opportunity to make every inch of Rowton Hall yours. The Ballroom, Conservatory, Terrace Bar and grounds are just the beginning. From 12 noon on the day of the wedding or civil partnership until breakfast on the following day, the house and grounds are yours. Exclusive use means you can assign each of the individually-designed and decorated rooms to your guests and you can personalise your own menu. And when the big day draws to a close, you have your stunning wedding suite to look froward to. 25 GARDEN VENUES