A stunning venue in Cheshire for a wedding
Colshaw Hall is one of my favourite wedding venues to photograph at in Cheshire. The Grade II listed hall is owned by the Irlam family and is situated in Over Peover just outside of Knutsford. With fantastic grounds that are exclusively yours on a wedding day this venue is such a sort after wedding venue. Once you tie the knot in the Ceremony Hall or if you’re lucky enough to get married in one of the two licensed garden areas, the magnificent Peel suite is where the wedding breakfast and evening reception take place. There is of course the beautiful walled garden area for the drinks reception which is just the perfect space for a fantastic wedding.
Rebecca & Adam were joined by around 100 of their friends and family at Colshaw Hall and it was such a beautiful day to be a part of. I have known Adam & Rebecca for a number of years now as we have a couple of mutual friends – so it was great to be asked to photograph their wedding.
I started the day with Rebecca and her bridesmaids before catching up with Adam and his two best men in the morning. After they tied the knot it was time for confetti which was ace and then the drinks reception. Everyone was having a great time and enjoying the canapés and the drinks were flowing nicely, everyone enjoyed the Cheshire sun – it was certainly a beautiful day.
Couples portraits at Colshaw Hall
Rebecca & Adam were really lucky with the weather today which made it a perfect day to get married. At the end of the drinks reception we had a small amount of formal family photos to do and then we headed out into the grounds of this stunning Cheshire wedding venue for some couples portraits as all the guests made their way into the Peel suite for the speeches. They were great and the two best men had prepared a video all about the groom which was hilarious and such a great idea.
Evening wedding party at Colshaw Hall
Having known the bride and groom for a few years I knew the party was going to be good, they had asked me to stay until 10.30pm which was perfect. The dance floor was packed for most the evening and the Flynn & Tonics were fantastic all night. The Peel suite really is a top place to have your evening party and I love photographing here.
What the Bride & Groom said about Andy Griffiths Photography at Colshaw Hall
Words can’t describe how amazing Andy was from start to finish…he captured our wedding perfectly!
everything was so stress free and we actually got to enjoy our wedding! having already known Andy for a few years through mutual friends and seeing his work, there was no hesitation in choosing him as our photographer and it was one of the best things we could have done.
Andy straight away put the bridal party, groomsmen and all the guests at ease and through the day he blended in perfectly getting the best photos, better than we could have ever wished for.
We can’t thank him enough!!
Thanks to the suppliers for making the day fantastic:
Dress: Knowsley Bridal Suite
Shoes: Sophia Webster
Make Up: Robyn
Hair: Sarah McKnight
Flowers: Uplift Events
Venue Decorators: Uplit Events
Band: Flynn & Tonics
Videographer: James Tracey Wedding Films
Relaxed, Natural & Unobtrusive Wedding Photography
My style of photography is relaxed, natural and unobtrusive, capturing the day as it happens. What that means is almost completely unposed wedding photography throughout the whole day. I want you to spend time with your friends and family and ignore me. If you’re getting married at Colshaw Hall or anywhere else then please get in touch.
Colshaw Hall Useful Information
What is the history of Colshaw Hall ?
Colshaw Hall is a Grade II-listed building that was built in 1903 for textile magnates, the Peel family. It is a Tudor-style manor house that was designed by renowned Cheshire architect John Douglas who was also responsible for building projects for Prime Minister William Gladstone and soap giant William Lever.
The building has been an important part of the local community for many years and at one time was used as an auxiliary hospital during World War One. Severely damaged by fire in the twentieth century it was bought by the Irlam family in 2001 who restored the hall and its grounds to its former beauty and Colshaw Hall became a family home again. David Irlam and his wife decided that it was simply too big to be a family home so opened up their home as what you see today – one of the finest wedding venues in the country. Still owned by the Irlam family this is a family run business that know how to deliver the finest of service and weddings.
Colshaw Hall and sister venue Merrydale Manor are located in Over Peover; a lovely village just outside Knutsford and within easy reach of Chester, Manchester and Macclesfield.
What time does the bar close?
Last orders are at 12.30am
How many guests can they seat?
The Peel suite can seat up to 180 guests for your wedding breakfast.
Can you get married outside?
Yes, Colshaw Hall has two gardens that are licensed for wedding ceremonies. The Magnolia Garden and the Walled Garden. They are both available between April 1st and October 31st.
Where do you have the wedding breakfast?
The impressive Peel suite is where you will spend your wedding breakfast and evening reception. This stuning suite backs onto the beautiful walled gardens. With windows on both sides this room is flooded with natural light.
Do you provide table clothes, cutlery etc?
Yes, beautiful tables, bespoke chairs, white table cloths, napkins, cutlery, crockery and glassware for the wedding breakfast and evening reception are all provided within the cost. Meaning there is no extra charge.
Do you get a wedding breakfast trial?
The bride and groom are able to try the food. You will need to speak to the wedding coordinator for more information.
Is Colshaw Hall an exclusive use wedding venue?
Yes, Colshaw is exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding.
What extras does Colshaw Hall offer for a wedding?
There are a number of additional extras that are on offer. For more information and up to date prices click here
What are the grounds like at Colshaw Hall?
Massive, the Colshaw Hall Estate has over 300 acres of private land and is simply stunning. It is the perfect place for wedding photos. The gardens include:
A beautiful spot for natural and relaxed couples portraits, with a small lake, bridge and producing beautiful colours at various times of the year this is the perfect spot.
At the read of the hall, this private garden adds to the superb locations for wedding photos.
Just outside the Peel suite this is an awesome spot for you and your guests to enjoy the drinks reception. Beautifully maintained this is one of my favourite drinks reception spots to photograph.
How can I view Colshaw Hall’s wedding brochure?
You can download Colshaw Hall’s wedding brochure here by filling out their contact form.
What Registry Office do we need to contact about our wedding?
When you get married at Colshaw Hall you have to contact the local registry office which is Your Ceremony.
Is the use of confetti or rose petals permitted?
Bio-degradable confetti (only!) and rose petals are permitted.
How much is corkage?
The option of open corkage is not available at Colshaw Hall.
Can I stay at Colshaw?
Yes, Colshaw Hall offers various accommodation opportunities the night before and of your wedding day. These include:
The Irlam Lodge has recently been refurbished (2019) and is available for people that want to stay the night before the wedding. Able to sleep up to 4 guests it is the perfect space!
Featuring the main bridal suite and another 6 beautiful en-suite room, staying in the main house is a luxurious way to spend the night of your wedding. High ceilings, splendid decor and large windows with views of the the private grounds it is a stunning venue that is the perfect wedding experience.
The Courtyard Cottages are available to book for an overnight stay that can accommodate up to 14 guests. Which if you include them with the main house – you are able to have 28 of your nearest and dearest stay. Refurbished in 2019 they are beautifully decorated and offer the perfect stay for your guests.
Located at the top of the drive, the two lodges offer extra accommodation for the guests or bridal party. The two Eco Lodges offer luxury as you would expect from one of Cheshires leading wedding venues.
Can you get breakfast the day after the wedding?
Your stay in the Hall and cottages include a fully cooked English and Continental Breakfast which is served in the Orangery the following morning.
Does Colshaw have a restaurant?
No, it does not have a restaurant open to the public.
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