Delamere Manor Weddings
Delamere Manor is a beautiful, Cheshire wedding venue, so I was really looking forward to taking Jen and Andrews wedding photos here.
It was an absolute pleasure to work at Delamere Manor. This former home of Gary Barlowe sits in 100 acres of stunning Cheshire countryside and overlooks a 6-acre lake. It has ceremony options for everyone both indoors and out, so it’s perfect, whatever the weather. It’s fully deserving of its ‘Most Romantic Wedding Venue’ at the English wedding awards (where I won wedding photographer of the year too). What really makes it though are the wedding team, they look after their couples and guests so meticulously. They also were wonderful to work with, and really friendly (thank you).
All of the rooms and other spaces are finished to a very high standard, it all just feels special. Delamere Manor is the perfect backdrop for bridal preparations, with lots of open space and lovely bright spaces. As bridal prep goes, this is as relaxing a space as it gets.
Outdoor wedding ceremonies
Jen and Andrew had a gloriously sunny day, perfect for their outdoor wedding ceremony on the terrace. The terrace is a large space that overlooks the woodland area and is right by the house. The Cheshire West and Chester registrars are photography friendly and a pleasure to work with. Other outdoor ceremony options are the Jetty, a lovely setting beside the lake and just a short walk from the house. The summer house weddings take place in an idyllic setting with stunning views of the house and lake. Garden folly weddings take place under a Roman-style folly are great for both large and small weddings. Finally, there is the Pergola, perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings.
Indoor wedding ceremonies
If the weather isn’t suitable for an outdoor ceremony, don’t worry! The courtyard is also licenced for wedding ceremonies and is a fabulous, contemporary space. Its roof is fully retractable, so it can be indoors or outdoors if the weather is changeable.
And the good news is…. Confetti is allowed at Delamere Manor! Brilliant! Walking through a confetti storm is still one of the highlights of my own wedding, so I love it when a couple get to experience this.
After the wedding ceremony, guests have so many things they can before the wedding breakfast. Weather permitting they can explore the grounds, take a walk to the lake, Jetty and Folly. Alternatively, they can explore the house and enjoy all the beautiful artworks on display in every room.
The wedding breakfast
Of course, no wedding is complete without the wedding breakfast, and these take place in the courtyard. The courtyard is a large area which can be inside or out thanks to its retracting roof. Inviting the bride and groom into the room as they make their way from outside through to the head table is quite special. I have to say, the food served at Delamere Manor is absolutely top-notch, easily amongst the best I have tried.
And let’s not forget the speeches! The whole area is so rural as to be quiet, so it’s easy to hear the speeches; however, a PA system is on hand if you prefer). Jen and Andrew had two wedding speeches, the grooms and the best mans speech, both had all the guests roaring with laughter.
The evening party
The courtyard is also the location for the evening wedding party. It’s such a versatile space, large enough to have a generously sized dancefloor while still having plenty of space for a DJ, a band and guests. If it all gets a bit noisy for some guests, they can retire to the house to relax and chill. The fairy light covered ceiling is very pretty and makes for a romantic first dance (this is the winner of ‘Most Romantic Wedding Venue’ after all). After the first dance, you and your guests can party on until midnight before retiring to your room. Delamere Manor has 6 double bedrooms for guests.
Delamere Manor has disabled access to all main social areas and has a disabled toilet in the Orangerie.
I hope you enjoy these looking at these pictures. This is what happens when a multi-award-winning wedding photographer, works with an award-winning wedding venue.
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