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Below are the answers to our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or would prefer to ask us in person, call our events team on 01606 261 361.

Which room would we have our Civil Wedding Ceremony in?

Your Civil Ceremony can be held inside The Manor, within The Orangery, The Courtyard, The Terrace, Pergola, Summer House, Jetty & Garden Folly.
For more information on any of these location click here

How many guests can we invite for a Civil Wedding Ceremony?

We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies for 150 guests.

Who do I need to contact regarding the Civil Ceremony?

You will need to contact the Chester Registrar office to book the registrars for your ceremony, please see the details in our booking brochure. There will be a separate charge directly to the registrar for this service.

How long does a civil ceremony take?

The ceremony takes approximately every 25 minutes depending on your readings and music etc.

Can we have a Church wedding and then use the venue for the celebration?

Yes. The Church of England has rules and regulations about where a couple may marry. They need to satisfy the Qualifying Conditions, which includes: – living in the Parish, have parents or grandparents who live in the Parish or who have lived in it previously.
The only other criteria are that the couple worship at the Parish church
on a frequent basis – 3-4 times a month – for 6 months prior to the wedding

What is the maximum number of guests I am able to invite for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations?

We are able to accommodate 150 for a sit-down wedding breakfast and an additional 30 guests for your evening celebrations. The minimum number of guests you are able to book a wedding for is 60 guests.

Can we drop anything off the day before our wedding?

Yes, you can drop table plans, name cards, favours etc the day before your wedding and also your dress and suits if you’d like to. Please ensure favours, place name cards etc are packaged so as they can be put on the correct tables for you.

Do I need to lay out all place name cards?

We are able to do this as long as everything is provided to us in table order and packaged appropriately. Please pre-arrange with the Delamere Manor staff.

Can I collect any decorations etc after the wedding?

If you are not using the accommodation at Delamere Manor please ensure that either all of your belongs are taken away at the end of the wedding or arrange for collection of your items with the Delamere Manor team.

Is the Manor lit from the outside at night?

Yes The manor is lit at the front and along the terrace at night

What time can we arrive at the Manor on our Wedding Day?

You can arrive at the manor at any time from 10am on the day of the wedding.

Do you allow children at Delamere Manor?

Yes we very much welcome children but we do ask that they are supervised at all times, especially in the grounds of the Manor as there is an unfenced lake.

Do you have any high chairs we can use?

Yes, we have 3 high chairs which you are welcome to use. Please just discuss this with a member of the Delamere Manor team.

Can we have lunch at the Manor whilst we are getting ready?

If this is something that you would like we can, for an extra charge, arrange for a lunch hamper to be available for you. Please pre-order this with the Delamere Manor team.

What time do we need to leave the Manor the next day?

If you have chosen to stay overnight at The Manor check out is at 10.30am. All keys that we have provided must be returned before departure.

What time do we need to conclude the celebrations?

In order to conform with our Premises Licence and out of consideration for local residents, all wedding parties must finish by 12 midnight.

Can we put up a Marquee?

We no longer offer the option of a marquee as it does not comply with our noise restriction criteria.

Can I bring my own wine to my wedding and pay corkage?

We do not offer corkage at Delamere Manor. We have an extensive range of wines and champagnes for you to chooses from.

Can we have Fireworks/ Chinese Lanterns?

No. Fireworks and Chinese lanterns cannot be used within the area due to the protection of local wildlife and livestock

Do you cater for disabilities?

We have disabled access into the main social areas, as well as a disabled toilet situated in the orangery.

Do I need a micro phone for the speeches?

No, we have a PA system and microphone onsite for you to use if you require one.

Can we have a long top table

Yes, that is no problem we can accolade a number of different table plans. Please discuss with the Delamere Manor team.

When do I need to provide all my final details and numbers

We will contact you approximately 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding date to arrange a final run-through meeting for you.

How many bedrooms are there at the Manor ?

There are 6 double bedrooms, 5 with ensuite bathrooms. These are available to book the night of your wedding, please see our price list for more details or you can, of course, contact the Delamere Manor team. The Manor needs to be booked in its entirety, guests are not able to book rooms on an individual basis.

Is breakfast served ?

As we are a private Manor House we are able to provide a luxury hamper for your breakfast but we are not able to serve breakfast

Where does the bride normally get ready?

Most brides chose to get ready in our beauty room, this is specifically equipped for you to get your hair and makeup done, there are also robes etc for your use.

Do you have a cot available?

We currently have 2 travel cots that can be put up in any of the bigger bedrooms. Please note that linen for the cots will not be provided by Delamere.

Can I come along and view Delamere Manor?

Yes, of course, we regularly have open days when you are able to book an appointment with a member of the Delamere Manor team. If this is not a convenient date for you we offer appointments for viewings on Wednesday evening. Please ensure you make a booking with the Delamere manor Team.

How long can you hold a provisional booking?

We can hold a provisional booking for 5 days following the issue of your booking documents and non-refundable deposit invoice. Your booking will be confirmed once we have received your signed booking contract and deposit.

What and when do I have to pay once my wedding is booked?

Once you have requested booking with us we will issue a deposit invoice to you for £2500. 6 months before your wedding we will then send an invoice for the 60% balance of your wedding booking. 6 weeks before we will then send over your final payment invoice which will include a refundable £500 damage deposit.

Will I have one contact at Delamere Manor or will there be a number of different people who are dealing with my wedding?

Here at Delamere Manor, we are a small specialist team who work very closely together to ensure your wedding runs smoothly and any questions or queries you have can be dealt with. Due to the nature of our team and our desire to be an employer of choice we do offer flexible working to our staff, so it may be that when you call or indeed come to the Manor you may speak to someone different. We feel this actually enhances our service, our staff are happy and pride themselves on excellent communications and the very smooth running of all our weddings.

Can't find the answer to your question? Call us on 01606 261 361