Wedding Guides - Colshaw Hall

Welcome to the Sarah Meredith MUA Wedding Guide for the Grade II listed Tudor style hall and grounds at Colshaw Hall, Cheshire. This step-by-step guide details the outstanding wedding service provided by one of Cheshire’s most picturesque wedding venues, from booking, planning, and on-site amenities, to making your big entrance, the ceremony, catering, and accommodation.


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Introduction to Colshaw Hall

Colshaw Hall was commissioned by the Peel family (of textile industry fame), with construction coming to completion in 1903. Over a period spanning almost a century, the red brick Tudor Revival style hall and grounds changed family ownership four times, undergoing architectural expansion, garden upgrades, and other restoration work along the way.


In 2001, the property was purchased by the Irlam family, known for having made its fortune in haulage. The Irlam family set to work on carrying out definitive restoration revisions on the main property. This included converting the outbuildings into modern accommodation and landscaping the gardens to surround the hall with a photogenic English countryside backdrop.  


Colshaw Hall is now open for marriage ceremonies, complete with a main hall, dining hall, walled garden, pavilion, overnight guest options, and a separate free-standing hall in which the wedding ceremony itself is held. Additional local en suite accommodation (with secure parking and wifi) is available at The Dog pub in Over Peover, also owned and run by the Irlam family.


Colshaw Hall Wedding Planning

Colshaw Hall is an established Cheshire wedding ceremony venue with coordination staff available to help the bride and groom to plan the day down to the last detail. Colshaw Hall recommends working with the experienced wedding event planners from Irlam Warburton Events, so as to benefit from the company’s local knowledge of florists, lighting, catering, etc.


Wedding services

Irlam Warburton Events is the on-site wedding planning company, run by Georgina Irlam and Megan Warburton. With more than five years of wedding planning experience, the Irlam Warburton Events team is able to offer a wide range of bespoke services designed to ensure that every aspect of your big day is tailored to suit your unique and discerning tastes. 


Wedding planning services include:

  • Wedding cars
  • Samples and tastings 
  • Regular updates throughout the process
  • Consultation at a time to suit your schedule
  • Payment plan designed to suit your wedding budget
  • Stage design, 5ft mirror table plan, sweet cart, garden games, dance floor
  • Local supplier recommendations (i.e catering, evening entertainment, etc.)
  • Ceremony design ideas (e.g. ivory aisle carpet, flowers, seating, acrylic plinths)


If you think that Colshaw Hall could be the ideal wedding venue for your special day, Sarah Meredith can help – a combination of luxurious wedding hair and makeup from Sarah Meredith and professional wedding planning assistance from Irlam Warburton Events can give you the peace of mind that your wedding day will have the deluxe look and feel that you deserve. 


Keys to Colshaw Hall

The ‘Keys to Colshaw Hall’ package is the most popular wedding ceremony package available from the venue – this package saves £500 on the booking fee that couples would otherwise expect to pay when booking all the individual details of the package. Additional accommodation for up to eight people can also be added to the booking (please see ‘Eco Lodge’ details below).


The Keys to Colshaw Hall wedding package includes:

  • Free parking
  • Peel Suite hire
  • Cake stand and cake knife
  • 12:30am bar and music licence 
  • Exclusive access to the gardens 
  • Table plan presented on an easel 
  • Dining – tables, chairs, cutlery, linens etc.
  • Ceremony room hire (limestone floor and oak beam) 
  • Courtyard Cottage hire (14 people – 7x guest rooms)*
  • Wedding coordinator – including planning, hosting, and toastmaster 
  • 14 person overnight stay (7x en suite guest rooms) with breakfast in The Orangery 


*Eco Lodge accommodation – additional accommodation for up to eight people is available, courtesy of the Eco Lodges located just outside the main gates to the grounds. However, please note that the lodges are available via the booking facilities at Colshaw Hall on a first come first served basis (book early to avoid disappointment).


Bridal Suite & Six En Suite Bedrooms

The Master David Suite is also known as the Bridal Suite. This lavish and palatial en suite room offers tremendous views of the grounds and comes complete with a private dressing room and dressing table – the ideal salon for bridal hair and makeup. The on-site accommodation also includes six grand and well provisioned guest rooms with ample floor space.


Colshaw Hall bridal suite and guest rooms:

  • Bridal Suite – The Master David Suite

(Adjoining double-bed & en suites):

  • Lady Heather Suite
  • Master James Suite
  • Lady Lucy Suite
  • Master Henry Suite
  • Lady Annabelle Suite
  • Lady Georgina Suite 


Each of the seven on-site overnight accommodation suites on offer at this stunning Cheshire wedding venue were refurbished to the highest standards in 2019. As mentioned, each room offers a double bed and en suite bathroom facilities, meaning your specially selected guests will enjoy a luxurious space in which to prepare for the day and later in the evening retire and relax. 


Colshaw Hall Guest Accommodation

If the number of guests wishing to book overnight accommodation exceeds the maximum capacity of the main residence, Colshaw Hall offers a range of other on-site options.


On-site guest accommodation includes:

  • Courtyard cottages (4x cottages, 7x bedrooms, 14 guests max.)
  • Irlam Lodge (king sized double bedroom, large twin bedroom)
  • Eco lodges (2x lodges, 2 guests per lodge)


In total, Colshaw Hall provides on-site accommodation for up to 36 overnight guests. The Colshaw Hall staff are also able to recommend additional accommodation in the area if required, including rooms at The Dog in Over Peover (family run nearby pub). Some on-site accommodation is only available on a first come first served basis.  


Wedding Day – on the morning (the Peel Suite)

The air-conditioned Peel Suite is a stylish and naturally well-lit function room, complete with a bar, a large dining area, a PA system, and a projector – ideal for wedding breakfasts and wedding receptions. The events coordinators at Colshaw Hall will discuss all aspects of your time in this room with you, including your design ideas, the menu, and entertainment.


Wedding Ceremony in The Stables

The Stables is a free-standing building adjacent to the main hall, giving the impression of an on-site chapel. Designed with splendour and a sense of occasion in mind, the main features of The Stables include oak beams, marble flooring, and leaded windows looking out onto the estate. Additional eye-catching features include a fountain, grand piano, and registrar table.


Wedding Reception in The Walled Gardens

Toast the bride and groom in style with a wedding reception in the Walled Gardens of Colshaw Hall. The wedding coordinators will help you to put together an intimate reception with food and drink, hosted by the toastmaster. The 300-acre private lands (with secure gates) include a Japanese style garden, miniature lake, and a magnolia garden. 


The Next Day

Colshaw Hall provides overnight guests with classic full English breakfast and continental breakfast options. This part of the wedding service is delivered in the light and airy Orangery. The wedding coordinators will confirm all the details of your next-day-wedding-breakfast with you, from the layout and design of the room to the number of expected guests. 


How to find Colshaw Hall & Contact Details

Colshaw Hall is located in a rural setting between Northwich and Macclesfield, Cheshire:

Colshaw Hall Country Estate, Stocks Lane, Over Peover, Cheshire, WA16 8TW

Call: 01565 724060



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