A metropolis comes to mind when you think of the Greater Manchester area. It’s a city at the forefront of innovation and has been throughout history. It’s vibrant, thriving and diverse. There are all kinds of exceptional museums, galleries, culture and nightlife. That said, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your wedding day in a beautiful rural and stately setting, not far from home. The Greater Manchester area has four magnificent country house wedding venues to boast about. They are the picture of elegance and offer the highest standard of intuitive service. It won’t be easy to choose just one!
If you’re seeking a historic Jacobean-era manor at which to say ‘I do’, there are few so beautiful as Holdsworth House Hotel. It’s a hidden haven of romance, surrounded by three acres of gorgeous walled gardens and tall luscious trees. Dating from 1633, you’re unlikely to find architecture like this that will prove such a wonderful wedding photo backdrop in the area.
Small gatherings and intimate ceremonies can be accommodated in The Ayrton Room, De Aldworth Room, Mullion Room, or Panel Room. Couples looking for an outdoor ceremony will be delighted to see the Stone Gazebo, a stunning structure in the sunken Parterre garden. If your list of guests is a little on the larger side, The Abraham Brigg Room, or The Stuart Room with Colonnade Courtyard, are perfect.
And for the music fans, did you know The Beatles stayed here? We shouldn’t need to sell Holdsworth House Hotel anymore than that!
Mere Court Hotel is an elegant four-star country house wedding venue that appears lifted from the pages of a fairytale book. The Edwardian home has been beautifully restored. The façade boasts red brick lower walls with bright white paint for the storeys above. The roof is a series of gables, each hosting bay windows overlooking the landscaped formal garden with a sculpted fountain. Out back, trees weep over a crystal clear lake. A beautiful wooden gazebo sits upon the lawn, an ideal spot to say ‘I do’. Every step you take will bring you to another fantastic photo opportunity. You’ll have the most desirable wedding album in your social circle!
Inside, the wedding suites are large, airy and bright, waiting to be transformed into whatever it is you envision for your wedding. This multi-award-winning venue and its team are entirely dedicated to creating your day your way.
The wedding planning team at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club have a passion, talent and experience when it comes to putting on spectacular weddings. One might say it’s an easy feat at a country house wedding venue as beautiful as this one, though! The hotel is encased in 200 acres of scenic woodland. The Worsley Suite can accommodate up to 220 guests – and you’ll want each one to see this place. It adjoins the event foyer and has a private bar. It also boasts large double doors which open out onto the stunning courtyard.
The Terrace Suite holds up to 80 people, overlooks the championship golf course, and has a bar and private outdoor terrace. Intimate nuptials will find the Manchester Suite perfect. It’s quaint and charming but no less beautiful than the sizable suites. Don’t forget to take some snaps by the Grand Piano too.
If you’re looking for a more unusual wedding venue that will take your guests by surprise, Oddfellows on the Park is the treasure you’ve been seeking. Located in Cheadle, this intimate country house wedding venue is beautiful and charming. On the outside, the building is stone, architectural, and wildly impressive. Inside, this stately home is contemporary and chic. With homages to and details of the home’s history scattered strategically. Every turn reveals an enticing backdrop to your photos and your memories.
Couples will have full use of The Parlour Rooms, which have stunning views of the park. Say ‘I do’ in this striking room before enjoying drinks in the adjacent bar and basking in the summer sunlight on the terrace.
Oddfellows pride themselves on their scrumptious food offerings too. Whether you’re enjoying your wedding breakfast, afternoon tea, finger food or a picnic, your tastebuds are in for a treat!