One word to sum up our whole wedding experience, perfect!!
Our first experience of Mere Court was after finding it on the East Cheshire list of venues in the area after our first venue, Moorside Grange, fell through, we had not seen Mere Court in our original search and were pleasantly surprised when we got there and felt it was meant to be. We were shown around by the manager, forgive me for not remembering his name, he was very helpful and friendly and lovely with our daughter, this was really important to us as we were a family that were getting married not just a couple and she was made to feel so welcome unlike some venues we had been to previously.
Our second meeting was with Karen, Wedding Coordinator, again lovely and friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. Throughout the whole process she was great, always there to answer my many questions, some of which probably were silly ones but when you have your 'wedding head' on everything seems important!! The drama of me over paying was quickly and efficiently resolved as soon as it was noticed by accounts.
The Thursday before the wedding - We brought all our things to the hotel ready for the room to be set out on the wedding day. Met by the lovely girls on reception and handed over to a lady, sorry i don't know her name, a brief description of what needed to go where and she knew exactly what to do, being the control freak that i am its not often that i am confident enough to pass the reins to somebody else but i had full confidence with all the staff that it would be exactly how we wanted it to be. We mentioned that we had not heard from the dj and Karen was straight on the phone to him and requested for him to call us back which he did that afternoon which was great.
The morning of the wedding - Again met by the lovely, friendly girls on reception and shown into the room we used to store all of our things and have our hair done, which was perfect. The staff quickly and efficiently cleaned the rooms after the previous guests checked out and we were able to get ready properly in our rooms which was perfect. We had a sneaky look round the hotel while waiting for the hairdresser and were surprised to find even at the early time of 11am that the rooms were already almost set up for the wedding, very impressed!!
The day seemed to run like clockwork although it does seem abit of a blur now, Rob, master of Ceremonies, met me at our room to let myself and my dad know our guests were ready for us, from the minute we met him to the minute he handed us over to his colleague when he had finished his shift, he couldn't do enough to help. My dad was worried about what he had to do when we got in the ceremony room and he talked him through it, he guided the speeches perfectly and was there throughout the whole day checking we were ok and everything was the way we wanted it and even brought us canapés while we were having our photos taken so we didn't miss out.
Overall it was an amazing experience after seeing so many of our friends get married before us there was always something they wished they'd done, could have gone better, regretted etc but we couldn't fault a single thing, my only regret is that we didn't get to sample the baguettes in the evening, i didn't think id fit another thing in in my tight dress but regretted it in the morning when i woke up hungry :-)
All our guests commented on how great the day was, the food was amazing, the time in between each course, there was no waiting around at any point and everything seemed to run effortlessly. The rooms are to a very high standard and perfectly cleaned and kitted out. Our guests had booked rooms not knowing what they were like and were very impressed when they checked in. I think all the staff need to be praised on how well they do do their jobs. We will definitely be recommending the hotel to everyone we know.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of Cheshire, Mere Court Hotel was originally built as a wedding present for William and Amy Dunkerley in 1903 and has now been lovingly and skilfully restored as a 4-star deluxe country house hotel, award-winning wedding venue, conference centre and fine dining restaurant with one AA Rosette. Set in 7 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds with a private lake in the most desirable part of the Cheshire countryside it offers ambience and rural tranquillity, despite being only 10 minutes from Manchester Airport and within easy reach of the major motorway networks (M56/M6/M62) giving access to Manchester, Liverpool and the historic City of Chester. The original house has individually designed and furnished luxury bedrooms, including two four poster suites, all with wonderful views across the beautiful grounds. The Lakeside rooms all have king size beds. This hotel has played host to a number of notable and famous guests like former US President Bill Clinton, Ruby Wax, Dawn French, Alan Titchmarsh and Spandau Ballet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mere Court Hotel