On Friday September 7th 2018 we had the pleasure of hosting the Cheshire wedding ceremony and celebration of Hayley and Ben’s marriage.
Abbeywood’s gorgeous Glasshouse
Hayley and Ben used our magnificent Glasshouse and incorporated their own personal touches of decorations and accessories. Coupled with the backdrop of our stunning Rose Garden, they created their ideal Cheshire wedding location. As you can see from this brilliant video, this wedding saw the Abbeywood space utilised to the maximum. We hosted every element from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast right through to the evening reception.
Flexible preparation and ceremony space
Hayley prepared in our cozy Woodside Cottage with her bridal party. The ceremony space was decorated with drapes that extended from two halves of the room to all corners, and each chair had its own lace cover to complete the look. The reception period featured photography opportunities for the newlyweds with their family and friends who were chosen to share such a special day with them.
Apéritifs and canapés with pizazz
Whilst the photographs were being taken our gourmet caterers served some stunning refreshments. Guests could choose from a refreshing glass of Pimm’s or an ice cold Peroni. We also served some mouthwatering canapés:
- Sausages with honey and sesame seeds
- Halloumi chips with sweet chilli dip
- Duck spring rolls
The arrival of the happy couple and the wedding reception
The couple was then greeted into the glasshouse as the new Mr & Mrs Sheppard to spirited applause and fanfare. The wedding breakfast took place in the Glasshouse and featured a wonderful menu:
Shredded duck on red cabbage coleslaw with orange and watercress salad Sweet potato and basil soup with beetroot and rocket crisps (vegetarian option)
Chargrilled breast of chicken with dauphinoise potatoes, creamed leeks, mashed caramelised carrots & chorizo crisps or Sage & butternut squash wellington with wilted spinach & plum tomato coulis
Banoffee pie with chocolate cream, fresh fruit and chocolate sauce
Speeches and the spectacular evening reception
The Speeches took place between each course and each speech from all of those who spoke were both entertaining and moving and really gave a sense of what the joining of these two families meant to all those close to the couple. The evening reception was located within the Glasshouse where the guests danced the night away. It has been a pleasure reliving this fabulous Cheshire wedding day and viewing the photos and wedding video they graciously passed on to us and we wish this beautiful couple a long and happy married life together. If you would like to recreate any of the wedding ideas at our venue or think you would like to consider our beautiful venue as the location for your special day please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The Rowlinson Family