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Colshaw Hall | Josh & Carla

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Colshaw Hall | Josh & Carla

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Colshaw Hall
Wedding Photography

A stunning wedding venue 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

Emotional Day at Colshaw Hall 

Josh & Carla spent the day with friends and family at Colshaw Hall and it was such a beautiful day 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.

I started the day with Carla and her bridesmaids in the cottage before heading up to the main house. I split my morning between both bride and groom and I soon headed to see the groom who was at the Den with his groomsmen. It was such a great morning and I knew today was going to be a fantastic day photographing their wedding at Colshaw Hall.

It’s was soon time to get married in the ceremony room, Cheshire East are the registrars for Colshaw Hall and they are always fantastic! The ceremony was of happiness and love and it was great to be part of it. Once married, it was time for confetti and then drinks reception in the Pavillion at Colshaw Hall. I left the newly weds alone for their drinks reception at Colshaw Hall, capturing natural moments throughout. Although the weather was slightly against us we managed to get outside for some great couples portraits which is always incredible at Colshaw Hall.

Fantastic Speeches & Singing Waiters

The speeches were great today and once food was served the singing waiters started – it was a complete surprise to everyone which had great reactions followed by 40 minutes of dancing and entertainment which everyone enjoyed. After a quick turn around it was time for the evening party and Colshaw Hall again providing the perfect space for a great evening.

An incredible Colshaw Hall Wedding 

Today was one of my favourite weddings of the year. Everyone was so welcoming and Carla’s dad was brilliant. He was emotional all day and you could just tell how much he cares for Carla and how proud he is of her. The bride and groom had the best day at Colshaw Hall and I am so pleased to have been part of their day.

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 Josh & Carla said about Andy Griffiths Photography

I don’t even know where to start! I guess I will start off by simply saying if you are looking for the best photographer in the business then look no further!! My now Husband hates having his pictures taken so I was on the hunt for a certain photographer that takes natural photographs that wasn’t staged or posed, this is when I came across Andy and I am so glad I did! During our couple shots, Andy made us both feel so comfortable and relaxed. We simply walked around the grounds while Andy snapped away and we was soon back partying with our guests.

Andy was also great at ensuring whole group pictures ran smoothly (including taking the photo with my Grandad first so he could go back inside to sit down) and made sure they was done before the rain arrived. Andy was so helpful not only on the day but on the lead up to the wedding too. He was happy to answer any questions I had as well as sending me tips and advice. I have just recently received my pictures and WOW they’ve blown us away! Andy has captured the most beautiful photographs and the emotion just shines through on each one.

Each photograph took us right back to how we felt in that moment. Andy was also just simply amazing on the day.
Honestly you didn’t even know he was there yet honestly you didn’t even know he was there yet he got the most amazing photographs that we are going to treasure forever.

Andy also fitted in with the family on the day, everyone commented on how amazing and lovely he was. Still to this day we get compliments on how great he was and how talented he is. Andy is simply so much more than an incredible photographer!
Myself and Josh will be forever grateful to have met Andy and for all the amazing photographs that he has taken to help us remember our special day.

Thank you again Andy – you was such a big part of making our wedding day the best day of our lives!

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: The White Dress

Suits: Slaters, Liverpool

Hair: Hair By Ellie

Makeup: Amy Tee Make Up

Florist: Rosebud Florists

Cake: Fancy Little Bakes

Videographer: Joseph William Film

DJ: Darren Michael

Singer: Annie Mai Music

Singing Waiters: Silver Service Waiters

Sax: Jam Sax

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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