The journey to planning your perfect day starts with the venue, and in the quaint town of Knutsford, Cheshire, couples have a few choices depending on style. Whether you dream of a rustic celebration, a grand manor affair, or an urban chic gathering, Knutsford offers a diverse range of options. In this article, we'll explore the top five wedding venues in Knutsford, each promising a unique blend of charm and elegance. And for those looking to capture their day in film, we’ll be looking at a videographer's view/tips for getting the most from your decision .
Oak Tree of Peover: Rustic Romance
Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, the Oak Tree of Peover stands as a symbol of rustic romance. With 165-acres, it boasts a stunning oak-framed barn, providing a warm and intimate setting for weddings all year round. The picturesque surroundings, including a beautiful lake and manicured gardens, offer a homely backdrop for ceremonies and cocktail hour. The Oak Tree of Peover seamlessly combines natural beauty with rustic charm, creating an enchanting atmosphere for couples seeking an idyllic wedding venue.
Cheshire Wedding Videographer Tip: The Oak Tree of Peover's rustic setting and charming details make for captivating visuals inside and out. The grounds are perfect for golden hour shots and with the lake being so close, you can get some stunning visuals.
Pedal tones Tip: The venue is perfect for a band with no sound limiter in place (controls the volume). This means we can provide a 3 or 4 piece option with no restrictions from the venue.
Merrydale Manor: Grandeur Redefined
For those with a taste for grandeur, Merrydale Manor stands as a testament to opulence and sophistication. Owned by the Irlam family, they have redesigned the Manor with weddings in mind. Set amidst 20 acres of private countryside, this exclusive use venue offers a luxurious setting for weddings. The manor itself boasts strong architecture, while the pristine gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for couples shots or group photos. Merrydale Manor exudes timeless glamour and with the option to have everything at the one venue, it’s the perfect setting for your wedding.
Cheshire Wedding Videographer Tip: Merrydale Manor's has some spectacular spots for your wedding film. The lake is a great place to start or we can go inside to the many rooms to get sophisticated portraits.
Pedal tones Tip: Merrydale seamlessly allows us to set up discreetly while you and your guests enjoy your toasts and wedding breakfast. The stage is a great addition to really show off the band and adds to the live entertainment aspect.
Colshaw Hall: Timeless Elegance
Another venue owned by the Irlam family, Colshaw Hall, a Grade II listed hall, takes pride of place among the top wedding venues in Knutsford. Once a family home surrounded by 300 acres of Cheshire countryside, Colshaw Hall offers a perfect blend of historic charm and modern luxury. The Stables set the stage for a romantic civil ceremony and then into the Peel Suite for your wedding breakfast. The meticulously landscaped gardens provide a breathtaking backdrop for photographs, ensuring that every moment is captured in a setting of elegance.
Cheshire Wedding Videographer Tip: The opulence of Colshaw Hall can be effortlessly captured with you in mind. Whether you want your couples shots to be in the gardens or inside the Hall, you can rest assured that the footage will look exactly as you envisioned.
Pedal Tones Tip: Colshaw Hall has been a place where we have played acoustically in the day as well as the full band in the evening. The venue also has the option of a stage which we highly recommend as this really brings the atmosphere of a live band to its fullest.
The Courthouse: Urban Chic
Just inside the market town of Knutsford, The Courthouse stands as a historic, charming building which is sure to be a talking point with your guests. This former crown court has been transformed into a boutique hotel by Flat Cap Hotels, offering a stylish and contemporary setting for weddings. The Moneypenny Suite can seat 60 guests for your civil ceremony or 120 people for the evening. If you have a larger wedding in mind the Courtroom offers space for 200 of your nearest and dearest for the ceremony and the perfect room for your wedding breakfast/evening reception.
Cheshire Wedding Videographer Tip: With the array of rooms with window light to compliment your couples shoots, the Courthouse will be the perfect backdrop for your love story. If you so desire, we can always take a trip into the town for some more urban footage.
Pedal Tones tip: Having played acoustically and as a full band here we can safely say this venue can really set the tone for a great day/evening. With a venue like this, the timeline of your day will run smoothly.
Larkspur Lodge: Intimate Serenity
For those couples seeking an intimate and serene setting, Larkspur Lodge is a hidden gem in Knutsford. Tucked away in peaceful surroundings, this venue offers a tranquil escape for wedding celebrations. The 200 year old barn has been restored with weddings at the forefront of the business owner's vision. Able to accommodate civil ceremonies indoor and outdoor, up to 180 for the wedding breakfast your wedding can be catered for.
Cheshire Wedding Videographer Tip: Larkspur Lodge's intimate charm allows for some natural moments to be captured. The barn allows for creative shots, but always having the couple to ensure you’re comfortable.
Pedal Tones Tip: We were once asked by a couple regarding music licensing and whether or not they would need this for their wedding. This is thankfully a no and nothing to worry about for your big day.
In the charming market town of Knutsford, Cheshire, love is celebrated in venues that range from rustic romance to timeless elegance. Each of these top five wedding venues offer their own unique experience, approach and vision for their couples. There are a plefora of options in Cheshire for wedding venues, these are just a small selection in Knutsford.
As you embark on the journey of planning your dream wedding, it’s important to note what is truly important to you. From experience the 4 top suppliers to hire are the venue, photographer, music and videographer. The venue will be where you will celebrate your day and can reflect so much of your personality. The photographer will then capture the day for you to reflect on and to have as an iconic decor piece for your home. The band will be how the day ends. By this, it will be the last memory for you and your guests so it is key you hire the right one for you. Lastly, hiring a wedding videographer means you can relive the day and hear those precious voices for years to come. For me this is something that will only be truly valued when years have past and hearing those relatives will mean so much.