Estates and gardens don't come much prettier than those of Abbeywood estate. Nestled in the Delamere Countryside, this 45-acre estate has been home to Rowlinson Family since 1987.

Today the venue is an enchanting location for your Cheshire wedding, with equally spectacular spaces indoors and out. It is a venue that cannot fail to impress and the perfect place to say "I do." 

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Abbeywood estate and gardens offer nine rooms and suites and two larger self-contained apartments, one of which can sleep 10! Perfect for starting your morning with those closest and dearest, surrounded by the beautiful Cheshire woodland. 

Most rooms take full advantage of Main Lawn, spectacular Gardens and the Utkinton Hills views.

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As an exclusive use venue, the Abbeywood estate offers five, yes, you read that right, five licenced rooms for your ceremony.


Each room is available to you, along with the outside gardens and terrace, to use as you desire. As a result, the venue can accommodate the most intimate Wedding to the most lavish!



The glass house is a stunning wedding or reception space. Artistic, elegant, fashionable, formal, intimate, seasonal, whatever your style, the Glasshouse is the perfect canvas to paint your wedding vision. This generous open space, filled with light and character, is suitable for over 190 guests during your ceremony or wedding breakfast. Unlike most glasshouses, this space also features central heating and intelligent blinds, making it suitable all year round. Linked via a glass walkway to the Orangery and Garden Cafe, the rooms combine to create the perfect indoor wedding space.

The garden cafe is an intimate space, perfectly combining a contemporary yet rustic feel. With a capacity of up to 85 guests for your ceremony and 80 for your wedding breakfast, it is the perfect space for a smaller wedding. The room also serves as a great evening party space, with a bar area.


The barn offers space for up to 120 wedding guests and is perfect if you desire a rustic country wedding.



Adjoining the garden cafe is the Orangery, the perfect all-weather setting for welcome drinks and canapes. With spectacular views over the terrace and Exotic Garden, the Orangery makes a beautiful location for any wedding ceremony of up to 70 guests.

The main house provides even further flexibility on how you might wish to celebrate your Wedding at Abbeywood. The majestic splendour of the main house offers a stunning backdrop and accommodates up to 70 guests for your ceremony.


It is impossible to visit Abbeywood and not contemplate the idea of an outdoor ceremony. In addition to the 5 rooms licensed indoors, the Gazebo offers the perfect picturesque setting to say "I DO" outside. 

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You are really spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to take your photos, one of the many reasons I love this venue! The gardens offer a simply stunning backdrop to your day. 

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Once the ceremony is over, the incredible team at Abbeywood are on hand to ensure the rest of your day goes without a hitch.

Enjoy canapés and cocktails on the stunning Café terrace before enjoying an unforgettable wedding breakfast in one of the many available rooms.

As the day slips into the evening, welcome your guests with an evening Hog Roast or Barbecues. Then, enjoy the late evening sun before moving indoors for the first dance and party!

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The Abbeywood estate boasts nine en-suite bedrooms, suites and apartments, plus a self-contained apartment that sleeps ten. Each bedroom, suit and apartment is beautifully decorated and furnished. Meaning up to 30 guests can stay and enjoy the luxury on offer. 


Start your married life like a fairy tale. Wake up, enjoy and get ready in your room before making your way to enjoy breakfast with your overnight guest.

Then maybe explore some of the most stunning woodlands on the 2km wildlife walk, incorporating 27 acres of mature and newly-planted forest.


If you want to find out if Abbeywood Estate could be your perfect wedding venue in Cheshire get in touch and speak to one of their amazing team to find out more.

Abbeywood Estate is accessed via the A556 [Chester Road]


Conveniently located in the heart of the city, there is no shortage of local hotels for guests looking to stay over after enjoying their day. Below I have listed several stunning hotels, all within a 5-minute walk of the Old Palace


The 4* Nunsmere Hall is one Cheshires many classic country hotels, enjoying a stunning lakeside setting


The 3* Royal Oak, is a a boutique Cheshire Hotel on the outskirts of Chester

Fitzpatrick Photography came about from the idea of doing something different!

To move away from the traditionally uncomfortable, staged wedding photos we all know so well! Instead, we wanted to create memories, authentic, emotional and genuine mementoes of each day. To Photograph how we knew we would want to be photographed!

To help with your wedding planning we have put together a comprehensive 32 step guide taking you every step of the way from picking your venue, to last minute details. Wedding planning, shouldn't be stressful, and we would love to join you on your journey from saying "Yes" to "I Do"

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