Dreaming of Adlington Hall


Spring is starting to show it's face, with the first of the spring flowers blooming in the 2000-acre Adlington Hall gardens. The picturesque country house based in Cheshire is an architect's, art-lover's, or a floral-enthusiasts' perfect day out. Here's more the grand building and why it's such as special gem within the English county of Cheshire.

A Little History

Adlington Hall and it's Great Hall was built by Thomas Legh between 1480 and 1505 with the rest of the house following suit. Since then, the beautiful country house is still owned by the Legh family where it is currently owned by the 25th generation of Legh, Camilla.

The Great Hall

The Great Hall itself is utterly breathtaking. From the unique hammer-beam roof; to the walls which are supported by the original Saxon hunting lodge the country house was built on; the unusually tall windows that stand at nearly sixteen feet tall; and the stunning canopy, which is said to be the finest in England, with each of the sixty panels painted with the sixty chief Cheshire families of the time, this fine building has plenty to see.

Situated in the Great Hall is the appropriately named, Great Organ. It's one of England's most important 17th Century musical instruments, and is rumored to have been made by a respected German organ maker, Bernard Smith.

Not What It Seems

There is more to the country house estate than meets the eye. It hosts tours of the house, which gives guests a peek at the oak-paneled dining room, the chapel, the Minstrel's Gallery, the Chinese room and the Number 10 bedroom. You can take a leisurely stroll around the Gardens, which gives seasonal floral delights, or make your way to the tea room for a spot of Afternoon Tea.

It's a romantic's dream setting for a wedding. With the bare beam-country house aesthetic, it's an ideal location for a countryside wedding in all seasons. Get cozy around the glorious fire and soak in the decor of the designs. Or picture a blooming spring or summer wedding - celebrating in the courtyard with the photogenic Tudor backdrop.

Lights… Camera… Action

Being located only 30 minutes from the Northern media epicentre, Manchester, it's an easily accessible location for film, TV, or photoshoot crews to get to. The location has worked with infamous production companies such as BBC or ITV.

Award Winning

Adlington Hall has won an abundance of awards, including: Best Wedding Venue from UK Heritage Awards and shortlisted for awards such as Excellence in Customer Service from the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards and Greater Manchester Business Awards.

Alongside the impressive awards, the country house is a member of Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction and Historic Houses.

All In All

Visiting Adlington Hall offers such a variety of culture to be seen, learned, and heard. Take a private group tour with the helpful tour guides, visit the wedding fairs, stroll in the gardens or taste the delicious afternoon tea. You and your group may even have to revisit to get to see all it has to offer.