What a wedding at Mottram Hall. Mike & Sophie were delayed because of the pandemic but this wedding was well worth the wait. This lovely couple tied got married in September and were treated to some fantastic weather and even better company. Have a read below to find out more about their incredible wedding.
Mike & Sophie’s Wedding at Mottram Hall
Mike & Sophie were married at Mottram Hall, One of my most popular wedding venues to photograph at in the North West. I am also one of their recommended wedding suppliers.
The day started off with Sophie, her mum and bridesmaids in the bridal suite – The bride and bridesmaids had a great morning which included plenty of Prosecco. The incredible Hayley McGroarty was in charge of make up with Cheshire Wedding Hair ensuring the hair was perfect.
Mike was also getting ready at the hotel with his groomsman so I was able to spend some time with the groom getting ready as well. I like doing this and can at every wedding as long as locations are close by or even better in the same hotel.
An Incredible wedding at Mottram Hall
The wedding ceremony in the St Andrews Suite at Mottram Hall and was decorated by the very talented Lasting Memories by Alison. The ceremony was conducted by Your Ceremony. It was an emotional ceremony with the groom struggling to hide his emotions of the day. Something I am sure most grooms struggle with on their wedding day. After the short ceremony it was time to head to the tipi and gardens for the drinks reception.
Drinks reception at Mottram Hall’s Gardens
My approach to drinks receptions are the same at every wedding – let the newly weds enjoy their wedding reception with their wedding guests and photograph the formal groups and portraits towards the end of the drinks reception which allows the couples to actually enjoy their wedding with all of their wedding guests.
Mike & Sophie’s wedding was no different and after the ceremony they enjoyed the drinks reception in the gardens of Mottram Hall. After a while we photographed around 8-10 groups that Mike & Sophie chose ahead of the day followed by around 10-15 minutes of couples portraits. Mottram Hall has plenty of variety for wedding photos including the front drive way and the gardens at the back of the hotel.
My approach to wedding photography is something I really believe in and know the difference it makes to couples and their friends and family.
Evening party at Mottram Hall
Before the the evening party we also had a fantastic three course meal and of course the speeches. Speeches are one of my favourite parts of the wedding and today was again brilliant – funny, emotional and sincere.
It was soon time for the evening party including the first dance and cake cut. Agent Smith was in charge of the entertainment for the evening and did a fantastic job – the dance floor was brilliant and I really enjoyed being a part of it.
What Mike & Sophie said about Andy Griffiths Photography
I would recommend Andy Griffiths to anybody for your wedding photos if you want amazing, emotional, natural (but also some posed for) photos that capture every element of your day – even those moments you didn’t get to see because you were too busy enjoying your wedding day! When we received our photos we couldn’t believe the quality of the photos and all the moments Andy captured and the emotion in the pictures. We will treasure them for the rest of our lives, thank you for just being great at what you do Andy!
Thanks to the suppliers for making the day fantastic:
Suits: Moss Bros
Make-up: Hayley McGroarty
Bridesmaids Make Up – Amy Priestley (ARP Make Up)
Hair: Cheshire Wedding Hair
Flowers: Flower Frenzy – Jo Smythe
Service: Your Ceremony (Cheshire East)
Cake: Charlie Bakes
Favours: Enjoy Choc
Band: Agent Smith
Photobooth: Picture Blast Events
Catering: Mottram Hall
Mottram Hall Useful Information:
What is the History of Mottram Hall?
The original Mottram estate was first established in 1310 by Adam de Mottram. In 1650, Nathaniel Booth, fourth son of William Booth of the Dunham Massey estate, bought it and lived in the timber framed Old Hall, which is now a private house that stands back from the drive about halfway down. In 1721, Nathaniel’s 3rd son (also named Nathaniel) chose to build himself and his wife a manor house on the estate and named it Mottram Hall.
The fine red brick mansion with stone facings was built strictly to Nathaniel’s instruction. The Latin at the front of the Main Hall translates to ‘Unless the Lord built the House, it is laboured in vain.’
In 1738 the hall was bought by William Wright, who was a wealthy landowner from Offerton – Stockport and it remained in the Wright Family until 1914, before being bought and converted into a Hotel in 1940.
Today, The Hall is a listed building and a fine example of architecture of the period. The ornate ceilings in Mottram’s main hall and other public rooms are now classed as works of national importance.
The conversion to a hotel in 1940 necessitated many repairs, renovations and restorations, and a great deal of care was taken to preserve the Adam ceilings and the 12th Century wood panelling, taken from the original Old Hall.
Does Mottram Hall have a Spa?
Yes, Mottram Hall’s amazing leisure and outdoor spa facilities are included on a complimentary basis for any of your guests that choose to stay at Mottram hall. Perfect to relax ahead of the big day. In 2020 it went under a huge refurbishment and is now one of the leading spa’s in the North West,
Mottram Hall also boasts a fantastic 18 hole golf course which is open to use for your wedding party. You just need to speak to your wedding coordinator for more details.
What do the Golf facilities include:
The golf facilities include the following:
18 hole course open from 7 am till dusk in the summer & 8 am till dusk in the winter
7006 yard Championship course
Private tuition available
Practice range available
Claret Jug Bar & Brasserie
Trolley & Buggy Hire
What time does the bar close?
The bar closes 12.30pm but their is a hotel bar if you wanted to carry on having some drinks.
How many guests can they seat at Mottram Hall?
130 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 180 for the evening reception.
How can you get in touch with Mottram Hall?
You can get in touch with Mottram Hall’s wedding team via email at [email protected]
You can Phone on 01625 828135
Mottram Hall, Wilmslow Road, Mottram, SK10 4QT
How can I view Mottram Hall’s wedding brochure?
You can see Mottram Hall’s wedding brochures by contacting the wedding team.
What Regsitry Office do we need to contact about our wedding?
When you get married at Mottram Hall you can get in touch with Macclesfield Registry Office on 01270 375140
Is the use of confetti or rose petals permitted?
Bio-degradable confetti (only!) and rose petals are permitted at Mottram Hall
How much is corkage?
The option of open corkage is not available at Mottram Hall
Can I stay at Mottram Hall?
Yes, the 18th century Georgian country house hotel is home to 120 bedrooms. Contemporary design, combined with boutique soft furnishings gives the perfect comfortable stay.
What is the Carrington Grill restaurant like?
The AA Rosette Carrington Grill focuses on traditional English dishes tempered with a modern European twist. Using the finest produce and locally sourced seasonal ingredients the Carrington Grill is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast of dinner.
The restaurant is open daily to residents and non-residents for breakfast and dinner. Private dining is also available. Reservation and pre booking is essential.
To book a table at the Carrington Grill call 01625 828135
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