Colshaw Hall – Cheshire Wedding Venue | Photography

Colshaw Hall is a luxury Cheshire wedding venue, and one of the best places to take spectacular wedding photographs. It would be difficult to find a more experienced and professional wedding venue in Cheshire. The fantastic team at Colshaw have been creating dream weddings for their clients for years. Without a doubt this is one of our favourite venues, there are so many opportunities to capture beautiful wedding photos. The gardens at Colshaw Hall are particularly photogenic during the autumn months when the leaves create stunning colours.

The Grade II Listed Hall

The Hall itself is a Grade II listed manor house, in the style of the Tudors. Having been a family run establishment for generations, there is a really homely feel despite the magnitude of the place. This is a testament to the hard work put in by the Irlam’s over the years to make this one of Cheshire’s number one wedding venues. Another fantastic venue from this family is Merrydale Manor.

The years of experience from the Irlam family really show at Colshaw Hall. They know how to put on a party! So much so that they have recently launched a brand new sister venue; Merrydale Manor. See our Merrydale Manor wedding photography if you’re engaged and undecided between these two stunning venues! The wedding ceremony space has been modelled on Colshaw Hall’s oak beamed barn. It’s perfect for decorating with your own unique wedding style.

Using the same skills and dedication that made Colshaw Hall such an iconic wedding venue, the Irlam family are set to have another award winner on their hands. To get married here you’ll need to book early though as demand is through the roof. 

Indoor or outdoor ceremony

There are a couple of options when it comes to the wedding ceremony. Couples can choose from tying the knot in the stables or outside in the stunning grounds. The option for an outdoor ceremony is music to any wedding photographers ears. It would also make your Colshaw Hall wedding photography extra special. It’s good to have another option though, in case of rain. The indoor ceremony space lets in plenty of natural light. Often churches can be very dark, which compromises the quality of wedding photos. Wedding photography at Colshaw Hall really benefits from this bright and airy space.

Colshaw Hall wedding photography

Stunning interiors and expansive grounds

Inside the Hall, guests are to be stunned by the sumptuous interiors. High ceilings, original features and a deluxe bridal suite make this one very special venue indeed. As such, Colshaw Hall wedding photography is fantastic all year round. Wedding guests will be reaching for their cameras too at this Instagram worthy venue.

The grounds of Colshaw Hall are equally as impressive and a splendid backdrop for wedding photography. In particular, the Japanese Gardens create a beautiful setting for pictures. The walled gardens make for the perfect place to have a drinks reception and enjoy some canapés.


Colshaw Hall wedding photos

 Bridal preparation photos

Another feature of this spectacular venue is the courtyard cottages. This is where brides often choose to have their preparation. It is picturesque and close to the venue for the ceremony.

Our advice is not to overlook your bridal preparation photos. Make sure to book your photographer for this part of your day. Many a beautiful moment is had when the bride is getting ready. Shane’s wedding photography prices include full day coverage as standard. From preparation to partying, every moment is covered.

Advice from Shane: How to get the best bridal preparation photos


Colshaw Hall wedding photography in The Peel Suite

The location couples have their reception in is exceptional. Colshaw’s Peel Suite is the usual choice and is made to look amazing by the purple uplighting. This room goes from day to night so easily, making many opportunities for colourful Colshaw Hall wedding photography. The suite leads out onto the walled gardens, making the transition from canapés to dinner a breeze. This is perfect for summer weddings as guests can enjoy the evening sunshine and move inside when they want to dance the night away!

Natural wedding photography

Colshaw Hall is the perfect place to keep your wedding photography natural. Shane champions this style of photography. Keeping images clean, simple and natural is par for the course with Shane’s photographs. The story of the day cannot be manufactured. Letting things flow naturally is so important. Our couples always remark on Shane’s unobtrusive approach to photographing weddings at Colshaw Hall. By taking a step back and observing he is able to capture so many more natural moments. 

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A very British wedding

We love traditional British weddings. From the little details like bunting and mason jars to the stunning country houses and stately homes. Nothing says effortless class like a British wedding. For Cheshire weddings, one of the best places for this wedding trend is for certain Colshaw Hall. Choosing such a stunning place will be sure to get camera’s snapping, and not just your photographers! 

Looking for a Colshaw Hall wedding photographer?

If you are getting married at this venue or any others in the Cheshire area, contact us for availability. Shane shoots weddings throughout Manchester, Cheshire, the UK & worldwide.

Shane recently worked as Louise and Adam’s Colshaw Hall wedding photographer. Take a look at their stunning photos for more inspiration.