“Nunsmere Hall luxury country house hotel in Cheshire provides an unrivalled romantic setting for civil marriages, wedding receptions and civil partnerships.
On a private estate surrounded by a 60 acre lake, the extensive grounds and immaculate gardens are perfect for those so important wedding photographs.
Nunsmere is perfect for an exclusive use wedding venue and for larger occasions a bespoke marquee is available for up to 250 guests”
After the hustle and bustle of the M56 gives way to the twists and turns of the A49 through the delightful Cheshire countryside, it is with the satisfying crunch of tyre on gravel that you arrive at picture-perfect Nunsmere Hall in Tarporley after turning off the main road.
Shrouded from the roadside by trees and bordered on three sides by an awe-inspiring lake, one imagines a visitor from overseas would claim Nunsmere is the quintessential English setting for two people to celebrate their love in a civil ceremony – and they’d be right.
The venue’s all-purpose remit was fulfilled beautifully on our visit, as we attended both the wedding of our good friends Julia and Bernie and the naming ceremony of their gorgeous baby daughter Jasmine.
After receiving our invite and looking at Nunsmere’s website, the decision to stay the night was a simple one. It was amply rewarded as we climbed the imposing, stately home staircase from reception and turned an actual key in an actual lock of the door of our room – the Tamarind Room – on the top floor.
We were greeted by a large, tastefully and quaintly decorated room with stunning views across the hall’s luscious green spaces.
The large bathroom, replete with large, ornate tub was the perfect setting in which to prepare for the afternoon’s festivities – and the huge, soft bed would be the ideal place to recover from them the following morning.
Both ceremonies took place is a delightfully understated, wood-panelled room with a break in between for the wedding breakfast in which we toasted the happy couple and their adorable daughter before heading to the cosy bar.
It was here where the beauty of Nunsmere came into its own.
Whilst it is undoubtedly a stunning hotel, it still has the feel of a much-loved and well looked after home which gave it an unrivalled comfort as the services flowed into each other. The relaxed atmosphere following the drinks reception on the terrace – and continued into the night as the newlyweds celebrated with their friends, of which we were privileged to count ourselves.
Food was plentiful and filling as the staff at Nunsmere made it their mission to provide the means necessary for us to eat, drink and be merry with quiet, gracious efficiency.
Peals of laughter rang out from the artfully distressed leather furniture in the bar as memories were exchanged, new friendships made and old friendships cemented.
Breakfast was the crowning glory of a stay that we would always remember, and not just for the memories of seeing our friends tie the knot.
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