About Upper House Hayfield is an ancient farmstead dating back as far as the 14th century. The building was acquired by Mayor of Manchester, Sir James Watts, who retained Upper House as his shooting lodge. Watts set about improving the house, taking on many highly skilled architects, masons and craftsmen. The estate was later used solely for recreation and many societal figures were entertained here. The house now belongs to the Hudson family who have spent 12 years lovingly restoring every aspect of this remarkable venue. Facilities Medieval Great Hall Originally standing as part of the ancient church dating back to 1430, The Great Hall contains many outstanding features such as exposed brick walls and medieval timbers. Ceremony capacity - 130 guests Wedding Breakfast capacity - 130 guests Reception capacity - 130 guests Lounge Ideal for a more intimate ceremony, the cosy lounge overlooks the reservoir rooms and features a grand fireplace, perfect for you to say your vows in front of. Ceremony capacity - 66 guests Tipi The rustic tipi offers a large outdoor space which has been designed to adapt to any wedding theme or style, providing an unforgettable and unique space for you and your guests. Wedding Breakfast capacity - 130 guests Reception capacity - 130 guests Outdoor areas such as the Courtyard Archway are available for ceremonies, as well as other outdoor blessings being available at Upper House Hayfield.