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.
Charlotte & Craig were by their friends and family at Colshaw Hall and it was such a beautiful day to be a part of. In 2021 I worked at Colshaw Hall quite a lot and have lots more booked in for 2022. It is actually one of my most popular wedding venues – which I am delighted about, as I love working at one of Cheshires best wedding venues.
I started the day with Charlotte and her bridesmaids, whilst Paul one of my fantastic second shooters spent the morning with the groom who was at the Den.
After the bride and her bridesmaids were all ready It was soon time jump in the buggy with the fantastic Colshaw Staff and head for the ceremony room, Cheshire East are the registrars for Colshaw Hall and were on hand again for a lovely ceremony. The bride and groom asked the very talented Liz Hendry Pianist to play the ceremony and drinks reception. I have known Liz a while and she is one of the best at what’s she does, but more importantly she is a lovely woman too.
After they tied the knot it was time for confetti before heading to the walled gardens for drinks reception at Colshaw Hall. I left the newly weds alone for their drinks reception at Colshaw Hall, capturing natural moments throughout. Its as very clear that today was going to be a significant party! Towards the end we did the group photos and couples portraits around the grounds of Colshaw Hall which is an incredible wedding venue to photograph at.
Non stop party at Colshaw Hall
I absolutely loved today – the bride and groom surprised the wedding guests with some top class entertainment during the wedding breakfast with singing waiters from Silver Service getting everyone in the mood for a fantastic wedding party. Rarely have I seen a wedding breakfast like Charlotte and Craigs wedding at Colshaw Hall.
This continued into the night with everyone having a great day and night. The dance floor was fantastic from start to finish.
Thank you so much for having me along to photograph your wedding at Colshaw Hall – it was fantastic and I loved being a part of it.
What Charlotte & Craig said about Andy Griffiths Photography at Colshaw Hall
Andy was a fantastic choice of photographer for our wedding at Colshaw Hall. He was the first supplier we booked after coming across his profile on Instagram and having a zoom call. As someone who doesn’t enjoy posing for photos I knew that Andy’s style of photography would be perfect for our wedding – and he didn’t disappoint. As promised, the photos tell a story and show real emotion of the day, there’s so many to choose from and we love them more each time we look at them. Our guests commented that they didn’t notice us sneak off for some photos, as we were present for the majority of the drinks reception which gave us the chance to chat to all our guests and enjoy some drinks with them. The couples photos that we do have are amazing, creative and very natural which is exactly what we ordered. Andy made us feel relaxed and calm in the morning and captured each stage of the wedding throughout the day perfectly. If you’re looking for a modern style of photography and want to enjoy every moment of your wedding, then Andy is the photographer for you!
Thanks to the following suppliers for making the day fantastic:
Dress: Lillian West
Shoes: Rainbow Club
Suits: Moss Bros
Make Up: Steffi Aldcroft
Hair: Charlotte Rose
Flowers: Myke Caulton
DJ: Club Beats
Piano: Liz Hendry
Photo Booth: Pineapple Photo Booth
Singing Waiters: Silver Service
Stationary: Lucy McSpirit
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.
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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