Summer's nearly here and that means wedding season is upon us once again.

Planning the venue for your big day can be a lot of effort, so this handy guide to some of the best wedding locations in our county might help narrow it down for you.

Delamere Manor

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This Cuddington mansion was once the home of Take That star Gary Barlow. When he sold it, the new owners turned it into a stunning lakeside wedding venue.

Set aside a lake among rolling countryside, it is an idyllic location that offers exquisite views and luxury accommodation. Take a look inside here

Peckforton Castle

Stunning castle grounds, red sandstone walls, marble floors, vaulted dining rooms and open fires all make for a stunning photo opportunity which is why Peckforton Castle nearTarporley is one of our area's most popular wedding venues.

They also only ever book one wedding per day so you can be confident the romantic atmosphere you want is totally unique to you.

Rowton Hall

This 18th Century Georgian house in Christleton set in eight acres of private lawns, pasture land and award-winning gardens, is a favourite wedding venue for many couples looking to marry.

Hilton by Doubletree

Situated on 12 acres of landscaped gardens, this stunning 18th-century manor house complete with a heritage conservatory, offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable Chester wedding. You wouldn't think it was so close to Chester city centre!

Chester Zoo

If you want something a bit extraordinary for your big day, look no further than Chester Zoo, who can offer you a unique and elegant setting for your big day.

You'll be able to get exclusive use of the house for both the ceremony and reception, and all proceeds from your wedding will go towards helping to look after animals - what's better than that?

Cherry Orchard Farm

Get married at the side of a stunning lake in the heart of rural Cheshire, in a high-spec marquee or tipi. Cherry Orchard Farm, run by brothers Ryan and Lee Cartwright, is situated in Oakmere, and offers you the unique, bespoke wedding of your dreams.

Grosvenor, Pulford

With its stunning interiors and picturesque gardens, there's something to suit here whether you want a small intimate ceremony or a big celebration.

Nunsmere Hall

Who wouldn't want to get married in a stunning country house in the heart of the Cheshire countyside? Located opposite Delamere Forest, you can decide where you want your wedding photographs taken - in a charming Italian sunken garden or on the shore of a beautiful lake.

Craxton Wood

The scenic and picturesque gardens at Craxton Wood, near Ledsham, make it the perfect venue for marquee weddings with a picture perfect backdrop for those wedding pictures.

Carden Park

Carden Park features 1000 acres of stunning grounds, giving you the opportunity to take a stroll through the Italian gardens or visit the on-site vineyard. That's right, a vineyard! There are more than 10 ceremony venues to choose from here, including the outside Carden gazebo.

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