Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - January/February 2024 (Issue 73)

CREWE HALL HOTEL & SPA 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. A new ceremony space for 2023, The Chapel at Crewe Hall dates back to 1656 and boasts an array of stunning architecture. Ideal for intimate “I dos,” it can seat up to 40, with additional capacity for 35 standing behind the pews and on the upper balcony. 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. GROSVENOR PULFORD HOTEL & SPA 01244 570 560 | The interior of this four-star hotel is steeped in modern elegance and boasts an impressive red-brick exterior dating back to the 19th century. It’s bursting with character and has a rich heritage with links to the Grosvenor Estate of the Duke of Westminster. The grounds include a beautiful Asian Sensory Garden, a picturesque lake with a quaint wooden bridge, and a charming thatched gazebo, all set against the glorious Cheshire countryside and Welsh hills. The grounds offer a wonderful backdrop for those all-important photos. Exchange your vows in the opulent Grosvenor Suite, which has a capacity of 200 guests. Or say “I do” in either Belgrave or Westminster Suites, both recently-refurbished and capable of holding 50 nearest and dearest. In the warmer months, the licensed Lakeside Gazebo is the ideal setting for romantic outdoor nuptials. All three ceremony suites can be transformed into your reception space, complete with creative lighting and a dancefloor. Maximum capacity is 150 for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening revelries. The Hotel offers a free food tasting for you both and you can also enjoy a complimentary stay in a superior bedroom on your wedding night. What’s more, to commemorate your first anniversary you’ll be invited to indulge in a romantic break at the hotel at an exclusive discount. 24