Combermere Abbey

(15)
£6000 - £8150 for venue hire
Up to 150
25 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
On the borders of Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and North Wales, you will find Combermere Abbey.
Features & Capacity
Overview
Venue Type
Garden / Outdoor
Guests
150
Reception Capacity
150
# Bedrooms
25
Sleeps # of People
49
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Venue
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £6000
  • Maximum Price
  • £8150
Reviews
(15)
Truly second to none!
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A happy couple
Personal, private, relaxed, happy and loving - the most special day with our loved ones spent in the most gorgeous venue which truly is ... 

Just Perfect
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A happy couple
Thank you for everything you and the team did to make our day really special - it was just perfect! I wasn't expecting it to be quite so... 

Impeccable Organisation
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A happy couple
We would just like to express our sincere thanks for your help in making our wedding celebrations so special. We don't know what we woul... 

Absolutely fantastic
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A happy couple
Absolutely fantastic venue. The staff are amazing. It all made our wedding day very special. Thanks to all the team, special mentions to... 

We felt like Lord and Lady
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A happy couple
Well I can't thank you and your team enough for making our day as perfect as it was. Rachel you really did an amazing job and I know all... 

I just wish we could do it all again
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A happy couple
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Rachel and all of the team at Combermere for the fantastic job you have done for us, not just o... 

The most wonderful time
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A happy couple
Thank you for all your help and hard work in the lead up to and on our wedding day. We had the most wonderful time and couldn't have ima... 

Fantastic Service
Testimonial
Aug 2016
A happy couple
An absolutely brilliant team who helped us to have a day that we will never forget. A particular mention about Rachel - we couldn't have... 

The most amazing day
Testimonial
Aug 2016
A happy couple
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. We had the most amazing day and will treasur... 

You deserve a standing ovation!
Testimonial
Aug 2016
A happy couple
Words cannot express how thankful we are to each and every person that helped make our day so absolutely perfect! It is clear that you t... 

The venue is a real gem
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple
We got married here on 1st September and cannot speak highly enough of the venue and staff. From day 1 the team were so helpful, very pr... 

An incredible day
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all at Combermere for what was an incredible day. I'd like to say particular thanks to Dia... 

It is a magical place and a complete fairytale
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple
This place was literally my dream wedding venue, it is a magical place and a complete fairytale. I'm sad that I don't have an excuse to ... 

The most amazing and special wedding
Testimonial
Nov 2016
A happy couple
We had the most amazing and special wedding day at Combermere. We wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you for giving us a lifetime of ... 

Thank you so much
Testimonial
Nov 2016
A happy couple
Thank you so much for making our day so special. Especially Diane for making everything run so smoothly and Charles for looking after us... 

Full Description
  • On the borders of Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and North Wales, you will find Combermere Abbey. Set within acres of exquisite parkland, the Abbey dates back to the 12th century. Its immaculate Victorian walled gardens and resplendent indoor spaces are exclusively yours on your wedding day. Licensed for civil ceremonies, stroll through the idyllic fruit maze to say your vows in the Glasshouse. Flooded with natural daylight, the Glasshouse seats up to 120 guests and, with its views over the maze and gardens beyond, boasts the beauty of an outdoor setting with the shelter of being inside. Outdoor ceremonies can take place in the centre of the maze itself, or under the pretty garden arbour surrounded by your guests. For religious ceremonies, there are an abundance of local churches within easy reach of Combermere. Following your ceremony, enjoy welcome drinks and canapés with your guests around the maze and Glasshouse, before walking through to the picturesque Pavilion lawn. A permanent marquee, the Pavilion’s spacious interior boasts designated areas for your bar, dining space and dance floor with glass doors opening directly on to a terrace overlooking the gardens beyond. Exceptional food and service are at the heart of every wedding at Combermere Abbey. We work alongside talented catering companies to offer you both choice and quality for your wedding breakfast. As the sun goes down, the star cloth lining and chandeliers in the Pavilion and fairy lights in the trees beyond set the scene for your evening party. We are delighted to be able to offer overnight self-catering accommodation for up to 49 guests in the converted stable cottages. Meanwhile, the happy couple can spend their first night in the North Wing of the Abbey itself. With private entrance, butler service and views over the mere...you might never want to leave!
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel Newton
    Thank you very much for your recent enquiry with regards to your forthcoming wedding celebrations, we are extremely pleased that you are considering holding your wedding in this very special place. At Combermere you will find yourself transported into another world –a magical place steeped in 800 years of history, surrounded by ancient oaks, fabulous walled gardens and looked after by a team of dedicated, friendly staff. Once booked, the venue is exclusively yours for the day!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2007
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    4
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(5)
Press and Awards (1)
Cheshire & Lancashire Bride Magazine
Industry Awards (4)
Wedding Dates- Top Rated Venue (Shropshire) 2015
Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues
Marketing Cheshire - Wedding Venue of the Year 2016
Wedding Dates - Top Rated Venue (Shropshire) 2016
Photos
(18)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Whitchurch, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4AJ, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Whitchurch
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M6, junction 16
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Whitchurch
    • Travel Notes
    • Sat Nav friendly postcode: SY13 4AN
    • Nearest Airport
    • Manchester
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FAQ
(9)
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All weddings are truly unique and fabulous- we don't have favourites!
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Give yourself a timeline to work to - and try to stick to it!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Personalised notes left on every place setting for individual guests to read as they sat down.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique, exclusive, magical, romantic, breath-taking
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The walk along the main pathway surrounded by hornbeam hedgerows and cherry blossom trees.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes but that would be telling!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Deep fried halloumi sticks with homemade chutney
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The Victorian Walled Gardens
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Helping to achieve the perfect day for each and every couple