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Combermere Abbey

  • 1000 acres of manicured gardens and parklands
  • Beautiful Glasshouse for ceremonies
  • Romantic Stone Lodge available for bridal preparations
  • Honeymoon suite and ample on-site accommodation
  • Elegant pavilion for wedding breakfasts and receptions
  • Extensive wine and cocktail list for drinks reception
  • Choice of catering companies with bespoke menus
  • Experienced wedding team to plan and guide the day

Nestled on the Cheshire-Shropshire border, this landmark of medieval architecture is the perfect venue for your special day.

Wander the splendid fruit tree maze and marvel at the natural splendour of Combermere Abbey's 1000 acres of gardens, woodlands and parklands.

History

Combermere Abbey originally opened its doors as a Cistercian monastery in 1133 but was later gifted to Sir George Cotton by Henry VIII in 1536.

Between 1814 and 1820, the grand house was refashioned in the popular Gothic style by the 1st Viscount Combermere.

Over the last 20 years, all the listed buildings on-site have been restored to their former Victorian glory. Now the abbey can be hired exclusively for couples who want to enjoy a personalised, bespoke wedding experience.

Facilities

The Edwardian Glasshouse

Wind your way through the fruit tree maze and say your 'I-dos' in the elegant Glasshouse overlooking the surrounding gardens.

Ceremony capacity - 120 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 60 guests

The Pavilion

Enjoy your delicious wedding feast and an evening of dancing in the spacious, sophisticated Pavilion that was designed specifically to host weddings.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 150 guests

Evening reception capacity - 150 guests

The Gardens

The beautifully maintained gardens make a fantastic setting for an outdoor summer ceremony, offering sweeping views of the idyllic parkland.

Ceremony capacity - 120 guests

Catering

Combermere Abbey work in partnership with two amazing catering companies, Pickled Walnut and Olive Tree. These companies will work closely alongside you, helping create an outstanding bespoke menu that's perfectly tuned to your taste buds.

If you're looking to host a drinks reception, Gorilla Events offer an exclusive bar service at Combermere Abbey, designing signature cocktails and curating wine selections that are sure to impress your guests.

Accommodation

After your wedding night has drawn to a close, retire to the luxurious honeymoon suite that occupies the entire Georgian North Wing of the abbey. Champagne is served on arrival and your own personal butler will bring you breakfast the next morning.

Your friends and family won't be far from you. The stables have been converted into deluxe self-catered cottages to house up to 49 of your guests.

If you've fallen in love with Combermere Abbey and its gorgeous grounds, click the contact buttons for more booking details.

Address
Nantwich
Cheshire
SY13 4AJ

Reviews

  • Jennifer Tierney

    Myself and my husband cannot recommend Combermere Abbey highly enough.

    From looking at what felt like every wedding venue in the north of England we both fell in love at first sight with Combermere and we're both so glad we chose this venue for our wedding last weekend.

    From start to finish the service was second to none with no request to much hassle for our amazing wedding coordinator Diane and her colleague Ashleigh.

    The wedding day went without a hitch and everything was perfect. We've had so many comments about the venue from our guests and all of the staff at Combermere made sure that everyone had an amazing day.

  • Callie Georgina

    The staff and facilities are second to none and the cottages just as wonderful. The atmosphere was so relaxed and fun and the staff just made sure everything we wanted or needed was catered for and ensured the late arrivals were okay. The food was delicious and catered for all diets!

  • Natalie Williams

    My husband and I got married at Comberemere Abbey in September 2017. As soon as we visited Comberemere Abbey we fell in love with it and no other wedding venue could compete! Leading up to the wedding the staff were extremely helpful and were on hand to give us advice and answer any questions and helped us to organise our day.

    We hired the cottages for the 2 nights, which all of our family and friends loved and were extremely impressed by them! It was perfect to have all our close family and friends all together before the wedding and we were well looked after by the staff who checked us in and made sure we had everything we needed.

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