Drone photo of Inglewood manor from east entrance

Inglewood Manor is a beautifully-preserved Edwardian manor house in the tranquil Cheshire countryside. The buildings’ impressive facade, sash windows, and beautiful lands and gardens are all brimming with charm and character. Wisteria-clad walkways, neatly planted gardens, pretty ponds and shimmering lakes all contribute to an unforgettable setting for your wedding.

As Cheshire wedding photographers, we love to be invited back to Inglewood Manor. Located within the idyllic Cheshire countryside Inglewood Manor is a tranquil haven of peace and quiet! This Grade II Listed Building boasts a generous amount of space inside and out, retaining many stunning Arts and Crafts features from its Edwardian heyday.

Bride and groom spraying champagne at wedding at Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor

Country houses are designed to impress, and Inglewood Manor is no exception. Its history is displayed as soon as you step through the door. A large staircase with twisted balusters rises from the centre of the room before splitting left and right. The hall is crowned by heavy ceiling beams and joists supported on wooden piers. It is pure theatre! For a captivating country house setting filled with charm and character, it is the ideal choice.

Let us take you through the stunning details of this venue. Where to start your morning, say “I Do”, where to party, and of course, get the best photos! Ready?

  1. Weddings at Inglewood Manor
  2. Getting Ready at Inglewood Manor
  3. Ceremony & Dining Spaces at Inglewood Manor
  4. Wedding Photography at Inglewood Manor
  5. How Much Does It Cost to Get Married at Inglewood Manor
  6. Accommodation at Inglewood Manor
  7. Inglewood Manor Restaurant
  8. Local Hotels
  9. Venue History
  10. Contact Details

Weddings at Inglewood Manor

The team experienced team at Inglewood manor are available to help you create your perfect day. The hotel offers a range of wedding packages based on the hotel’s many years of experience hosting celebrations. If, however, you have something else in mind, you can enjoy the freedom of designing a bespoke package, including any finishing touches to match your exact requirements – it’s your big day, after all.

Drone photo of Inglewood manor from east entrance
  • Standard and bespoke wedding packages are available
  • Weddings from 10 to 150 guests
  • Exclusive venue use is available
  • Fantastic photo opportunities
  • Dedicated wedding coordinators on hand

From start to finish, Inglewood Manor can help to bring your ideas and dreams to life with a magical day for you and your guests.

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Getting Ready at Inglewood Manor

Bride looking at wedding dress hanging in window of Executive Double at Inglewood Manor

Choose to stay the night before your wedding, and you can wake up in one of the stunning executive bedrooms. Each room has distinct interiors combining exceptional architectural details, including hand-carved wooden panelling and vaulted ceilings. Large windows fill the rooms with natural light, making them perfect for hair and makeup and large enough to enjoy with your full wedding party.

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Ceremony & Dining Spaces at Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor offers four stunning spaces to celebrate your wedding ceremony and say “I Do”

Top table setup in Executive suite at Inglewood Manor

Ledsham Suite

Originally designed as the home’s morning room, the Ledsham Suite conveniently interconnects with both the reception and the lounge. Large mullioned windows on the south and east side of the room this is a room filled with natural light. While its high ceilings, ornamental fireplace and large bay window exude elegance and style.

Bride & Groom signing register in Ledsham Suite at Inglewood Manor
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The elegant styling and natural light make the Ledsham Suite not only perfect for wedding ceremonies but perfect for more intimate sit-down meals.

  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies⁠
  • Capacity for a ceremony – 80 guests⁠
  • Capacity for sit down meal – 70 guests

Executive Suite

The Executive Suite sits at the heart of the property and opens out onto a gorgeous terrace overlooking the manicured gardens. This room features magnificent oak panelling with intricate carvings and not one but two ornate fireplaces adding to the overall sense of grandeur. This is a unique space, perfect for larger wedding ceremonies.

Singing water in the Executive suite at Inglewood Manor

The splendid graduate of the executive suite means that it is perfect for luxury weddings and lavish sit-down celebrations, and evening receptions.

  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies⁠⠀
  • Capacity for a ceremony – 130 guests⁠
  • Capacity for sit down meal – 130 guests

The Lounge & Terrace

Overlooking the garden, this light and airy room has doors leading out onto the terrace. The Lounge can be used in conjunction with the Executive Suite for larger wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

Bride and groom enjoying sparkler exit with their guest at Inglewood manor

The Terrace is available for civil ceremonies, with chairs leading to the impressive portico for a stunning outdoor setting for your wedding.

  • Maximum capacity of 100 guests for a ceremony
  • Perfect for your summer drinks reception
  • Decorate the terrace to suit your style⁠

The Burton Suite

The Burton Suite is a stunning and contemporary space, With its own separate entrance and French doors opening onto the walled garden, The Burton Suite is one of the largest rooms available at Inglewood Hall. This is a stunning space for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.

  • Maximum capacity of 130 guests for a ceremony
  • Perfect for evening receptions
  • Bi-fold doors open out onto the stunning grounds⁠

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Wedding Photography at Inglewood Manor

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Wedding Cost at Inglewood Manor

The pricing below is as of 2023 to get an updated price list, and find out more about this amazing venue you contact them directly via the Inglewood Manor website

PACKAGEDAYPACKAGEDAY GUESTS
2023 Summer Package Friday£700060
2023 Summer Package Sunday £600050
2023 Twilight Package (December – February)Monday – Thursday £300070
2023 Exclusive Use / All Inclusive £750050
2023 Exclusive Use (December – April)£700060
2024 Exclusive Use / All Inclusive £850050

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Accommodation at Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor boasts 29 luxurious rooms, each with its own individual character compatible with the rest of the manor. Designed as a private Edwardian residence, the home is full of elegance along with grand entertaining spaces that somehow manage to feel warm and cosy. Each room s tied together with a sense of real comfort and glorious views of the grounds.

Executive Double

Each of the executive double bedrooms has a distinct interior and striking architectural details. Although each room is unique, details include hand-carved wooden panelling and vaulted ceilings. These rooms combine opulent furniture with plush soft furnishings, a perfect sanctuary within which to start your wedding.

Bride looking in mirror in executive double at Inglewood Manor
Classic Double

The classic doubles seamlessly blend traditional comfort with a contemporary twist. Each room offers generous floor space and all the facilities you could possibly need.

Twin Rooms

Perfect for families with young children, The twin rooms at Inglewood manor are perfect. Each room offers a ‘super king’ double bed, which can be divided to form two twin beds. Several rooms also contain a single sofa bed if required.

Cosy Double

Containing a standard double bed and with slightly less floor space, cosy double bedrooms are great for travelling guests looking who need somewhere to stay over,

Classic Single

For family and guests travelling alone, the beautiful Classic Single rooms offer an excellent option. Each room boasts warming interiors, stunning original features and delightful views of the grounds.

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Inglewood Manor Restaurant

Refined over many years

Fine dining at The Restaurant is the ultimate culinary experience. Our talented chefs have spent years perfecting a splendid menu that blends traditional dishes with contemporary cuisine. All of our food is exquisitely prepared and cooked, using the finest quality, locally-sourced ingredients so you can expect the very best. Dine in a generous and elegant setting whilst you take in the warmth of this beautiful period property – this will be an experience to savour.

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Inglewood Hall History

  1. Frederick H. Fox
  2. Inglewood House Purchase
  3. Inglewood House Renovations
  4. Arts & Crafts at Inglewood Manor
  5. Inglewood Manor Design
  6. Inglewood Manor Interior
  7. Inglewood Manor Legacy
  8. Training College
  9. English Heritage
Frederick H. Fox

Frederick H. Fox was a Liverpool entrepreneur who made his fortune in marine insurance. Born in Birkhead in 1872, Frederick married his wife Maud on the 11th of April 1901 in Bebington, Cheshire. The couple had 4 children, Brenda, Henry, Edna and Margret.

Inglewood House Purchase

In July 1902, Frederick & Maud purchased a property on what was Badgersrake Turnpike Lane called Inglewood House, approximately built-in 1860. On purchase, Frederick & Maud set about extending and renovating the property better suited to their style and taste.

Inglewood House Renovations

Renovations were completed, and the family moved in 1915. The same year, Frederick was appointed High Sheriff of Cheshire by his Majesty King George V. The finished house is mostly as seen today and was significantly extended and completed in the finest arts and crafts styling. The new manor house consisted of 8 guest bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 4 reception rooms, as well as boasting 38 acres of landscaped gardens. The Fox family moved in with their artist, stockbroker, servant and cook, all of whom lived on the property.

Arts & Crafts at Inglewood Manor

The Arts and Craft movement was at its zenith by the late 19th century. Initially, in reaction to industrialisation and the perceived loss of the decorative arts. The move looked to turn the tide against standardisation and embrace traditional styles and craftsmanship. Its ideals in architecture led to the rise of Art Nouveau in the 1920s and Modernism in the 1930s. However, among craft makers, designers, and town planners, the Arts and Craft ideals prevailed much longer!

The Arts and Crafts styling at Inglewood Manor can be seen wherever you look. The house is almost entirely timber-framed with stone dressings and brick chimneys decorated with diapering. Diapering in this architectural context is a wide range of decorative patterns. It differs from what you do with a small child!

Inglewood Manor Design

Set out over a rectangular footprint with 3 fronts. The east entrance is the most impressive and obviously the main entrance. With 8 bays, the entrance is distinguished by its projecting gabled porch. If you look up, you will see the date and family arms. The front is further characterised by two curved column windows. The servants’ quarters were to the North (left when looking at the front of the hall), with the exterior dressed in a similar style.

The south of the property looks over a “small” lawn. Two symmetrical bays project into the patio, with a wooden balcony linking the two. The ground floors are in dressed brick, with the upper floors timber-framed. The west front is similar but less distinguished and looks out over a small pond towards a grand lake beyond.

Inglewood Manor Interior

Inglewood manor was built to wow and entertain guests! Step through the main doors, and the architecture is 17th-century Jacobean. A large staircase with twisted balusters rises from the centre of the room before splitting left and right. The hall is crowned by heavy ceiling beams and joists supported on wooden piers. It is pure theatre. It is an entrance hall within which the children likely ran and played, oblivious to the grandeur that surrounded them. While at the same time, Frederick and Mauds’ guests would stand open-mouthed in amazement. Throughout the house, the arts and crafts styling seamlessly blends 17th-century Jacobeanwood woodwork with 18th-century plasterwork. Fluted pilasters, carved console doorcases and intricate stonework.

The house was a tremendous success. Full of grand entertaining spaces that somehow manage to feel warm and cosy, it was designed to entertain and delight. It is no wonder the family regularly hosted dinners, parties and afternoon tea.

Inglewood Manor Legacy

The total estate spread over a sprawling 350 acres and stretched to the nearby village of Willaston. Fredrick enjoyed Inglewood for 24 years before passing away aged 66. While Maud would call the house home until her passing in 1950. On Fredrick’s passing, his son Henry (Harry) became the head of the family until his death in November 1963.

Training College

In 1964 the estate was auctioned off to R.Silcock & Sons Limited, and from 1964 to 1971 used as Agricultural Training College for staff, managers and executives. in 1971 the house and 38 acres of gardens were sold to Royal Insurance Limited. During ownership by Royal Insurance Limited, the property was extended to create the Burton Room, and the layout was altered to create 30 en-suite bedrooms. Further extensions and renovations were also carried out between 1973 and 1975.

English Heritage

In 1985 the importance of the property to English Heritage was recognised, and Inglewood Manor became a listed building. In December 2003, Inglewood was purchased by three local businessmen and fully opened to the public in June 2004. The transition from the conference centre to the hotel we know today began at this time.

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Inglewood Manor Contact Details

Address: Inglewood Manor, Cheshire, CH66 8PF

Web: www.inglewoodmanor.co.uk

Phone: 0151 339 5015

Email: iwenquiries@bhguk.com

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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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