Cheshire Wedding Venues – Inglewood Manor

Cheshire Wedding Venues – Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor Wedding Venue

Inglewood Manor Cheshire Venue

We have several favourite country house venues that we love to shoot at and the Cheshire wedding venue of Inglewood Manor is right up there in our top 3.
Inglewood Manor is a restored Edwardian Manor House with 29 bedrooms and several function suites.  Inglewood Manor is now part of luxury Boutique Hotels Group,
being bought in summer 2018, which also encompassses Peckforton Castle and Nunsmere Hall Hotel.  These are also fabulous Cheshire wedding venues we enjoy shooting at.

Rooms and Grounds of Inglewood Manor

It’s always a joy to document a wedding here, options with the rooms and the gardens are extensive with woodland, gates and ponds and arbours. Always something different  to shoot.
We have shot weddings in the Executive suite (the dark panelled room), the Burton Suite downstairs, (now with its new bi-fold doors) and the white room on left of the reception area.
The garden area at rear of the Burton Suite has been opened out to make the best of the views across the estate, so now the view from this room is lighter and more expansive.
The extent of the gardens lend themselves to options for other wedding ceremony sites – especially with new laws coming out, considering legally binding ceremonies outdoors.
Plus at a recent wedding it was interesting to hear of the plans teh new owners have for this fab Cheshire wedding venue – watch this space!

Inglewood MAnor Cheshire wedding venue

wedding ceremony set up Inglewood Manor

wedding ceremony in oak room Inglewood Manor

wedding reception room Inglewood Manor

wedding day portrait Inglewood Manor by the gates

bridal portrait by lake at Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor Weddings Throughout the seasons

Whatever the season – spring, summer, autumn or winter  – there are always areas to shoot and enjoy outdoors ad especially indoors
Here are a selection of favourite images throughout the seasons at Inglewood Manor

Springtime – beautiful spring flowers and daffodils

Summer Time

places to escape the heat and time for ice-cream!

Autumn with its glorious colours

autumn colours at Inglewood Manor wedding photography

autumn wedding Inglewood Manor

Winter Festive Wedding Inglewood Manor

In the revamped Burton Suite

wedding recveption set up Buton Suite Inglewood Manor

A stroll outside before the ceremony – more on this “First look” at Inglewood in our next blog – look out for it soonDecember wedding Inglewood Manor

Christmas wedding Inglewood Manor

festive stair shot Inglewwod MAnor wedding

There are several Indoor and outdoor options for your group photos or portraits – so don’t worry about the weather .
You are always assured of a good day here, with excellent service.bridal party group Inglewood Manor wedding

I f you love Inglewood like we do and are planning your wedding here why not ask us for a quote for your day – we have flexible packages and late availability/short hours available
Click the link to find out more!

If you enjoy this type of venue, why not check out our previous post on another luxury Country House venue  – Summer Rustic Nunsmere Hall Wedding


Mere Brook House Wedding Venue

Mere Brook House Wedding Venue

Mere Brook House Wedding Venue and Events

Have you been to any Mere Brook House Events?  Do you know about this welcoming Edwardian country house?
Its a real gem set in the Cheshire countryside. A five star  Edwardian country house venue.
It has extensive gardens , almost 4 acres with its beautiful trees, quirky little statues dotted around and the brook it is named after.

Mere Brook House Weddings

Mere Brook House is also available for business meetings, special events such as anniversaries  and of course elegant relaxed weddings
You can check out a wedding we covered at Mere Brook House this summer
Plenty of opportunities and locations for Mere Brook House wedding photography – we liked the swing and cute rustic garden shed too.


Mere Brook House Guest Rooms

There are 8 bed and breakfast rooms, all  en-suite rooms and each unique.  Luxury and comfort combined.
Ideal for Bride to get ready here with her maids before a wedding.
There are beautiful gardens – lawns, woodland, paddock and brook for guests to enjoy a break in.
Perfect also for those group shots and bride and groom portraits.

Mere Brook House Events

Also popular are their Ticketed Events, generally occurring spring and autumn seasons.
We went to the pudding extravaganza last May.  It was fabulous with a light main and 12 puddings to sample – all delicious. It was hard to select our top 3.
Good topic of conversation with fellow dining guests.
Such a memorable relaxed evening and perfect for Sandy as a cake fan!

These events recommenced again in September. – we have since been to a street fusion BBQ meal and an Italian Evening
Previous events also included afternoon tea, an Indian meal and a polish menu – ooh hope they do that one again
Their ethos is good home cooking in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Guests are invited to come hungry and to leave full – seconds always available!

They utilise much of their own grown food from their vegetable garden.
They have their own delicious honey, apple juice and Mere Brook cider and home made shortbread is one of their specialities.
Hampers are available for Christmas – ideal foodie presents, supporting local business

The Christmas event in December is already a sell out  ..why not try the event in January 2019 which will be a Burns night!
Booking is essential with Mere Brook House.  You will be sure of a wonderful evening.

Mere Brook House wedding and event venue

Mere Brook House honey

Mere Brook House shortbread






Preferred Peel Hey Wedding Photographer

Preferred Peel Hey Wedding Photographer

Peel Hey Wedding Photographer

Pixsmiths Creative Photography are delighted to be a preferred Peel Hey Wedding Photographer.
Its a delightful local venue to us, one of our favourite small intimate venues.
We often offer special deals and bespoke packaged for this lovely venue as we are so local.
So don’t forget to ask if you want full day coverage or part day with one or two photographers – we are quite flexible!

Ceremonies can take place inside and then reception in the adjoining marquee.
There is car parking available and the surrounding gardens provide nooks and crannies for your groups and portraits
It’s surprising the options that are available for images here.
We have shot here several times and always had a good time with couples here

There are also B and B accommodation on site so perfect for guests to stay over
Several open evenings are now being organised throughout the year  so keep an eye out for thsoe

Peel hey Wedding ceremony room

Peel hed Wedding marquee reception set up

Our next time at  a Peel Hey Wedding open evening is on 20th September 2018
Hope to see you there.  We will have lots of real samples with us as well as advice on planning for your day

Cheshire Wedding Venue: Trafford Hall Rustic Shoot

Cheshire Wedding Venue: Trafford Hall Rustic Shoot

Trafford Hall Rustic Wedding Shoot

Rustic Cheshire Georgian Venue

We were blessed to work with amazing creative wedding professionals on this Trafford Hall Rustic Wedding shoot.
We just love collaborating with each other, networking and supporting each other with social media campaigns and images.
So just recently we met up at  the delightful Trafford Hall , a wonderful Georgian House with on site accommodation for guests wishing to stay over.
This charming rustic venue can be decorated as you wish and enjoys delightful woodland, lawns and sunken garden areas for umpteem photo opportunities for your wedding photography.  As photographers we love coming here.  The staff are really welcoming too and will happily advise on plans for your day.

For this shoot  the decor was supplied by Sweetpea & Ivy They love this venue and have dressed Traffordd Hall many times.  Always love their rustic styling, perfect for this venue.  This time they provided an outdoor ceremony area  and a fabulous barrel table laden with cakes and sweets created by Bella’s Cake Pantry
The delicious cakes and cake pops were were from Sue’s water colour and silver leaf collection. Scrumptious!

Indoor Decor

Place cards and menus by Pink Sherbet Stationery  perfectly matched the colour scheme on the tables set up by Sweetpea and Ivy and Wirral Table and Chair Hire The tables were adorned with evergreen leaves and candles in a long wooden container, creating a warm cosy touch.  Little cut glass vases with peach roses  added the touch of colour to the table. The backs of the chairs were adorned with soft pastel swags, tied in the middle with a complimentary satin ribbon. The wooden floors and giant light up LOVE letters either side of the fireplace completed the elegant rusticl ook.

Pixsmiths Creative Photograph had a great time photographing the amazing Katey Elizabeth  around the venue in a gorgeous dress supplied by The Wirral Wedding House  The dress is a hand finished bohemian style beaded gown from Romantica of Devon.
Suited Katey so well, she made a fabulous Boho Bride!

Cheshire venue Trafford Hall

sunken gardens Trafford Hall

If Trafford Hall is the venue for your style of rustic elegant wedding the staff there would love to here from you – watch out for their open days
We love photographing weddings at Trafford Hall – we have previously shot  a summer Trafford Hall Wedding and would love to be back here soon so please ask for our wedding brochure and we will get back to you soon!


Memorable Moments of 2016

Memorable Moments of 2016

Reminiscing – Review of 2016


Ah what a wonderful year 2016 was, one of our busiest so far.  So time for Pixsmiths review of 2016

We’ve laughed at all the funny moments and heart leapt at all the special looks our wonderful couples give each other.
We’ve cried when we  know brides have lost special family members just months later…and humbled that we have given memories for them to hold onto in the dark days after
and the joy that they will recall from them.  We started with a Valentines day weddign and ended with fireworks in December – a packed year!

From parks to palazzos, hotels to zoos, from beaches to rustic barns its been a year of discovering new places and challenges for old favourites.
We’ve been there from early on in the preps to party time at night with fireworks late into the night

Most of all we want to thank all our amazing couples for choosing us to capture their da, without you we simply couldn’t do this!
Also to all the wonderful suppliers we meet along the way and who support us on the day>

We look forward to meeting all our 2017 couples and new adventures we will have throughout this year
For now just a teeny look back at some moments from 2016 – enjoy the review of 2016review of 2106


First Williamson Art Gallery Wedding: Pam & Paul

First Williamson Art Gallery Wedding: Pam & Paul

Williamson Art Gallery Wedding – The First!

A  Williamson Art Gallery wedding what a first for this little gem of an art museum and cafe in Birkenhead
Pam and Paul were blessed with being the  first couple to have a Williamson Art Gallery wedding in Gallery 4
A real privilege for Pixsmiths to capture their day, Such a unique new venue on the Wirral Wedding scene.
A wedding setting with the backdrop of the Battle of Waterloo is certainly different!

A December wedding but fortunately for Pam and Paul, mild for the time of year so pics could be taken outside.
No bridal preps required so we met with the groom and guests arriving for a few family groups first.
Soon it was time for Pam and her bridesmaids to appear, arriving in Classic Bridal Cars gorgeous Bentley’s.
Mark is like another bridesmaid for you with all his extra touches showing you how to hold your dress as you get out of the car.
Guests enjoyed waiting in the warm cafe area having a cuppa before the ceremony, having arrived by coach in good time.

Pam and Paul had an eventful ceremony, lovely poems by 3 of their guests and their daughter encouraging them to talk louder for their vows!
Afterwards more tea and biscuits whilst the group photos and a quick few portraits taken in the galleries.
Mark again was great at helping with the groups and engaging with the crowd – oh and the baby Bentley ever popular for a few pics!

Onto the Manor Restaurant in Greasby for the  well more of a party than a reception – just what this couple wanted.
The function suite is in the original millhouse – ideal for a  small wedding celebration.
The favours also had the Art Gallery connection – jars of  Honey from their gift shop
So just one simple speech from the groom and no first dance just a great time with friends and family.
Oh and guests trying to outdo each other with Christmas jumpers …but no one  expected the groom’s evening attire!
Check out the pictures below!

Pam also had an ingenious dress change up, the lace overlay and train removed from her dress which was then teamed with a little lack bolero jacket.
So clever it looked like a different dress but wasn’t, an elegant dress choice.

Pam and Paul so glad you had a wonderful day and it was worth the wait! May you enjoy much continued happiness love Sandy and Dave x

Williamson Art Gallery Wedding Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Bride arriving for her Williamson Art Gallery wedding

Williamson Art Gallery wedding

wedding reception The Manor Function Suite Greasby



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