Hey there, we are the Crawleys. We’re a multi award winning UK and destination wedding photography husband and wife team. We’ve been lucky enough to have traveled the world photographing weddings but sometimes it’s great to bring it all back home, and home for us is Cheshire. Here are our top 5 Cheshire wedding venues.
Delamere Manor is a real corker of a Cheshire wedding venue. Located not far from the stunning Delamere Forest, and set in over 100 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside, there are so many reasons you should choose this place as your perfect wedding venue. Originally the old abode of Gary Barlow from the boy band Take That, this stunning venue won the English Wedding Awards title of ‘Most Romantic Wedding Venue in the UK’. The venue offers countless possibilities for stunning photographs and the contemporary glass frontec courtyard has a retractable roof which is perfect for your summer wedding breakfast. This Cheshire wedding venue has the perfect mix of classic and contemporary features and also has the ability for you to say your ‘I do’s’ outside on the patio, with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. It even has its own nightclub for your evening party, which used to be Gary Barlow’s recording studio!
THE ABBEYWOOD ESTATE
The Abbeywood Estate is another one of our absolute favourite Cheshire wedding venues and thoroughly deserves its place in our top 5. The Abbeywood is a 45 acre estate located within a stones throw of Delamere Forest and has been home to the Rowlinson family since 1987. The Abbeywood Estate is famed for its lush formal gardens packed full of beautiful plants from all over the world. Added to this they also have panoramic views towards the Utkinton Hills, a wildlife walk, and 27 acres of pine tree woodland … as a couple on your wedding day you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful backdrops for your photographs. You’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to the spaces on offer for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. There is the glass house, which is a beautiful conservatory filled with natural light. There is the garden cafe with its rustic charm and vaulted ceiling. The orangery, perfect for intimate celebrations and with views towards the exotic garden. And not forgetting the majestic splendour of the main house.
OWEN HOUSE WEDDING BARN
Located near the stylish Cheshire Town of Knutsford, is the equally stylish, Owen House wedding barn. Without doubt one of our top 5 Cheshire wedding venues for a number of reasons, the main one being its an amazing place for creative wedding photography. This venue boasts it’s very own shooting gallery. Now I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not talking about guns! The shooting gallery is a purpose built photography studio packed full of quirky backdrops, smoke machines, disco balls, and lots of super cool props to really bring a creative edge to your wedding photographs. If you love creative, fun wedding photography, this is the venue for you. And let’s not forget the barn itself, a magnificently stylish open space full of rustic charm and just perfect for a large wedding breakfast and an epic evening party. The venue is surrounded by beautiful Cheshire countryside for those who wish to be adventurous and go off site for some pictures.
CHERRY ORCHARD LAKE
Cherry Orchard Lake is the perfect venue for those who want a blank canvas to make their wedding super personal. Set in the Cheshire countryside not far from Delamere Forest the venue is run by Delamere Events and nothing is too much trouble for the owners. The space has a very private, secluded feel, and boats not one, but two beautiful lakes. In the middle of the lakes is a large open area where you can really do whatever you want to make your day match your personalities. The guys at Delamere events will work with you to create a truly bespoke wedding. From tipis to big top circus tents, from classic marquees to full on fairground ferris wheels … you really do have the freedom to do whatever you want at this awesome Cheshire wedding venue.
Set in the heart of Cheshire, near Siddington, and surrounded by 100 acres of estate owned countryside, lies the incredible Capesthorne Hall. The hall itself really is a sight to behold as you enter the estate … a truly stunning building fusing neoclassical and jacobean architectural features. This Cheshire wedding venue ticks all the boxes and is perfect for weddings all year round. Say your vows in the magnificent drawing room with its stunning chandeliers and italian paintings. And then there is the Queen Anne room with its beautiful ornate fireplace, perfect for your wedding breakfast and can seat up to 80 people. Capesthorne Hall also has a lakeside wing with stunning views over towards the lake and a permanent marquee which is perfect for your evening party. And if that isn’t enough, Capesthorne Hall even has its own ancient chapel on site for those who want a religious ceremony. This amazing Cheshire wedding venue definitely deserves its place in our top 5.