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Colshaw Hall | Thea & James

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Colshaw Hall | Thea & James

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Colshaw Hall
Wedding Photography

An incredible wedding in Cheshire

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.

You can get in touch with the team here. You may also want to download their brochure which you can do here

A Brilliant Day at Colshaw Hall 

The bride and groom not only  spent the day with friends and family at Colshaw Hall but hired this wonderful Cheshire venue for three days. You could tell how much family and friends meant to this wonderful couple and I felt welcome from the moment I walked in. Thea and James’s family and friends are wonderful and it was a joy to be a part of.

I am lucky enough to be photographing weddings at Colshaw Hall on a regular basis and I really do enjoy it. The team from Colshaw Hall and Barretts catering will really looking after you on your big day, making sure you have the best day possible. Thea and her friends and family were lucky enough to be looked after for three days which meant the wedding day was just one massive party.

Thea & James opted to have a second photographer for the wedding, Kelly spent the morning with the groom and groomsmen and it meant I spent almost all morning with the bride and her brides-men and bridesmaids.

The bride and groom got married a couple of days earlier so today we had a friend of the couple conduct the ceremony. It was so personable and just perfect for this lovely couple.

The ceremony was filled with music and personal readings/ vows which was incredible.  The couple headed out for the confetti photo before heading over to start their drinks reception which was again filled with music.

Perfect Entertainment at Colshaw Hall

The day was full of fantastic entertainment, Thea who works in the West End called in some incredible favours starting off in the ceremony where the guests were treated to quite honestly the best singing voice at a wedding I have ever heard. Not long after the bride and groom had Boujee Music to come and play both the reception and evening party, one of the bride and grooms friends joined the band to sing the first dance which was awesome. Honestly, having good entertainment at a wedding is so important.

An incredible Colshaw Hall Wedding 

This was the first wedding of the year for me and I am so pleased it was at Colshaw Hall for Thea and James. Today was one of my favourite weddings and after being harassed by Thea for months and months I think I can firmly say they are now friends.

Thank you so much for having me along to photograph your wedding – it was fantastic and I loved being a part of it at Colshaw Hall.

What Thea & James said about Andy Griffiths Photography:

Finding a photographer was one of the most important things for us for our wedding. We found Andy on our venue Colshaw Hall’s social media page and we were blown away by his work. We loved that he focused on natural, candid, unposed pictures because it made you feel like you were there.
We booked him immediately, two years in advance, to make sure we could snap him up.
Straight away, Andy felt more like a friend than a photographer. He answered my many, many, MANY questions and gave us so many tips and tricks about different elements of our wedding. He had photographed Colshaw Hall countless times so knew all the best places and angles to get the best shots.
He put us completely at ease. It was so important to us to book not only brilliant professionals but also loves people. Andy is both an incredible photographer and an absolute legend.
On the day, all of my bridesmaids assume we were old friends. He made everyone so relaxed, we had a great laugh and he honestly felt like one of our guests.
We saw some of our photographs soon after our wedding and were wowed at how he had not just captured our beautiful friends and family in the most natural and stunning way but how they helped us relive all those memories and feelings from our special day. It was like we were back there all over again.
It was the happiest day of our lives and you can tell that by looking at the photos. That is all down to what a freaking amazing photographer – and just as brilliant a human – Andy is.
There is no one as good as Andy, our family and friends are amazed at all the incredible photographs in our wedding album and you can bet I’ll be finding any excuse to book him for any event I can find!
The best of the best.

Much love, your now friends, Thea & James x

Mr & Mrs Sharpe

A Recommended Colshaw Hall Wedding Photographer

I am delighted to say I am also one of Colshaw Hall’s recommend wedding photographers. I really enjoy working with the team at Colshaw and Barretts. They are honestly some of the best in the business. I can highly recommend Colshaw Hall as a wedding venue – and I am pleased to say it is one of my busiest wedding venues for 2024!

Thanks to the suppliers for making the day fantastic:

Dress: Ave Rose Hamilton

Shoes: Emmy London

Suits: Hugo Boss

Hair: Hair by Tosetti

Makeup: Make up by Chelsea Francis

Florist: Sweet Peas & Peonies

Decor Flowers: Julie Bunting (Brides mum)

Cake: TSP Cake

Videographer: Satin Pictures

Singer during Ceremony: Lauren Byrne

Pianist: Josh Barnett

Band: Boujee Music

Miles High

Uptown Showdown

Catering: Barrets

Relaxed, Natural & Unobtrusive Wedding Photography at Colshaw Hall

If you’re looking for a Colshaw Hall wedding photographer you’re in the right place. I have worked at this stunning venue a few times and if you’re looking for a natural, relaxed & unobtrusive wedding photography then please get in touch. I really enjoy working at Colshaw Hall and if you would like to have a read about how I work then this is my approach.

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 is 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:

Japanese Gardens

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.

Magnolia Garden

At the read of the hall, this private garden adds to the superb locations for wedding photos.

Walled Gardens

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:

Irlam Lodge

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!

The Hall

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.

Courtyard Cottages

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.

Eco Lodges

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.

The Den

The Den is the perfect space for the groom to get ready in, with table football, arcade machine and drinks it is the ideal spot.

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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