Delamere Manor Wedding photoDelamere 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.

Wedding speeches

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.

If you are planning a Delamere Manor wedding, I’d love to hear from you, please get in touch.

Bride on mobile phone

Beautiful little flower girl

Looking out of the window at Delamere Manor

Flower girls at Delamere Manor

Bridal preps at Delamere Manor

gift from groom

Flower girls looking out of the window

Bride gets into her wedding dress

Groom looks out of the window at Delamere Manor

Groom and groomsmen wait for brides arrival

Groom with his parents

waiting groom

hip flasks before the wedding

Flower girls walking down the stairs at Delamere Manor

Bride walking down stairs on her way to her wedding ceremony

Groom waiting outside for the bride's arrival

Cute page boy with funny sign

The bride arrives for an outdoor Delamere Manor wedding ceremony

Bride walks up the aisle for their outdoor wedding ceremony

outdoor Delamere Manor wedding ceremony

Smiling bride, sunny outdoor ceremony

Delamere Manor outdoor wedding ceremony

Bride and groom Delamere Manor outdoor wedding ceremony

Outdoor ceremony

guests at outdoor wedding ceremony

Bride smiling at groom

Bride and groom's outdoor wedding ceremony

outdoor ceremony at Delamere Manor

Bride and groom exchange rings during their outdoor wedding ceremony

exchanging rings

Outdoor exchanging wedding rings

bride putting wedding ring on grooms finger

bride kissing guest

Bride and groom first kiss at Delamere Manor outdoor wedding ceremony

signing the register

Bride and groom signing the register at outdoor wedding ceremony

Bride and groom married at outdoor wedding ceremony

Bride and groom walk back down the aisle outdoor wedding ceremony

Couple having a quiet moment

Bride and groom having a cheeky kiss

Bride and groom with confetti outside Delamere Manor

grandma in wheelchair throwing confetti

guest on swing

Bride and groom walking the dog

wedding guest fun

Bride with lots of drinks and guests

sunny day, sun glasses

huge football

Bride sat in golf cart having a cocktail

wind catches brides veil fun

Paparazzi guests at the wedding

Seat plan

Bride and groom enter the room for the wedding breakfast

Bride and groom come in to the room

Bride wears apron to eat

Grooms speech

Touching picture of grooms parents when mentioned in his speech

Grooms toast

Laughing wedding guests during the speeches

Bride laughing at grooms speech

Bride and groom kissing during best mans speech

Bride and groom laughing during best mans speech

Best mans speech at Delamere Manor

Groom kisses the flower girl

best mans speech embarrass the groom

bride laughing at groom during the best mans speech at Delamere Manor

Best mans wedding speech with laughing guests

Bride reacts to best man speech

Great best man speech

Wedding speech

Intimate moment between the bride and groom

Bride and groom walking in the grounds at Delamere Manor

Beautiful lakeside bride and groom picture at the lakeside at Delamere Manor

Bride and groom by the lake

Romantic Delamere manor woodland area pic

Romantic Bride and Groom woodland picture

Bride and groom walking through woodlands

Couple look out over the grounds of Delamere Manor

Romantic Delamere manor picture

fun bride and groom picture

Bouquet toss

Mother of the bride tries to catch thou bouquet

hilarious bouquet throw and catch

Bride and groom enter the room

funny wedding cake cutting picture

Wedding first dance

mum joins the bride and groom on the dancefloor

Family hug on the dancefloor

Couple dancing with guests

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All photos were taken at Delamere Manor, Cuddington Ln, Cuddington