Where are you located, and what service/products do you offer?
Through the main gates of Combermere Abbey, you will enter another world, one of beauty and tranquillity - a hidden gem set amongst acres of beautiful countryside and steeped in almost 900 years of history. Located on the border of Cheshire and Shropshire, we offer exclusive wedding facilities, which can also accommodate private events, conferences, corporate retreats. We also have luxurious on site accommodation including 9 self-catering cottages and a boutique bed and breakfast.
We boast the world’s only fruit maze, this surrounds a beautiful Edwardian glasshouse which is licenced for civil ceremonies and is perfect for drinks receptions and private dining. Your celebrations continue in our stylish, starlit pavilion with dedicated dining and bar area. Glass fronted with a decking area which overlooks wonderfully romantic Victoria walled gardens.
Just a stone’s throw away from the venue itself, our award winning self-catering cottages offer luxurious accommodation. They are absolutely perfect for family and friends either staying for a wedding at the venue or for anyone wanting a relaxing leisure break. www.combermereabbey.co.uk
Enjoy a stay in our award winning boutique bed and breakfast the North Wing at Combermere Abbey will transport you to a place where history, beauty and luxury combine to create a truly unforgettable place to stay. Steeped in history, the North wing is the result of a major 18-month restoration project and interior design by Nina Campbell. Ancient parkland, woods and majestic 143 acre Mere surround the most stunning setting.
How long have you been involved in the industry?
We were the first wedding license awarded in Cheshire in 1995 to accommodate a friend’s wedding, but the business was created formally in 2007. firstname.lastname@example.org
What planning advice would you give to couples?
Always remember it is your day and should be about what you want, also (and most importantly) enjoy all the planning and lead up to the day, remembering what it is all about. I promise that on the day the tiny things won’t matter, you will be too busy having one of the best days of your life!
Have you got any trend tips for couples planning their own wedding?
Weddings that have added personal touches about them as a couple really are unique and always stand out in my mind. Pinterest is amazing for seeking out initial ideas for you to develop with your own twist.
Have any weddings you attended left a lasting impression and why?
All of our weddings leave memories with us as it is an honour to be a part of them. One that particularly sticks out though was our first Indian wedding was magical as it was in fact two ceremonies, the first was the British style traditional white wedding with a civil ceremony, and then it was all transformed into a full Indian wedding ceremony with Saris, different outfits for different parts of the ceremony and was so colourful and beautiful. Fantastic to see both traditions enjoyed by everyone throughout the day.
Any other information you would like to add?
Follow that funny feeling you get in your tummy and heart when you are in the right venue for you. I know it sounds cheesy but is never wrong!
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