Venue Name: Combermere Abbey
Location: Near Whitchurch, Cheshire
What type of venue is Combermere Abbey and how old is the building?
Combermere Abbey is a delightful country house wedding venue with breathtaking grounds and a rich history. Original parts of the house date back to the 12th century.
Founded by Hugh de Malbank, Lord of Nantwich in the 12th century, it began as a Cistercian monastery. Over the following centuries it was transformed and remodelled, predominantly serving as a private residence.
In 1919 Sir Kenneth Crossley of Crossley Motors bought Combermere Abbey and its estate. Used as an evacuee girls’ school during the Second World War, the house began to show signs of increasing decay.
Sarah Callander Beckett took over the estate in 1992 and began an extensive restoration project. Since this time, we have seen the restoration of estate buildings and the Walled Gardens, the conversion of the stable block into luxury cottages and the exciting restoration of the magnificent North Wing.
Combermere Abbey became a wedding venue in 1995, and was one of the first venues to obtain a civil license.
What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Combermere Abbey?
Couples can marry with up to 120 guests in the Edwardian Glasshouse or outside in the centre of the unique fruit tree maze. The Pavilion can accommodate 150 for wedding breakfasts and receptions.
What rooms are available for couples having their wedding at Combermere Abbey?
Couples have exclusive use of the venue and the Walled Gardens for the whole day, including the characterful Glasshouse and stylish Pavilion. The luxurious North Wing honeymoon suite is also included, while guest accommodation for 49 is available on-site in the charming Courtyard Cottages.