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Scarlet Hall | Exclusive Manor House Wedding Venue | Cheshire

Weddings at Scarlet Hall

Malpas, Chester, Cheshire, UK

Festooned with greenery and surrounded by sweeping lawns, Scarlet Hall offers a magical setting for the dream country wedding in Cheshire. Once a fleeting home for a visiting Prince, this exclusive private venue includes a rustic wedding barn; both timeless and fanciful in its fairy-tale romance.


By taking hire of Scarlet Hall and its 12 acres of private estate, couples have exclusive access to the entirety of this unique country house wedding venue which promises a quintessentially romantic setting come rain or shine. Equally as perfect for both small intimate ceremonies and larger affairs, this private country home can play host to any style or whimsical desire in which to read your vows. A rustic barn for late-night dancing, extensive grounds for dreamy wedding photos, and softly styled interiors combine at this stunning property to ensure everything is perfect for your magical day.


Spread between the main building and separate coach house, Scarlet Hall sleeps up to 22 of the wedding party between 11 bedrooms. With the bridal party pampering, chatting and sipping bubbles between the farmhouse kitchen's exposed-wood beams and tiled floors, the groomsmen can take advantage of the pool, sauna and games room to relax and unwind. On the big day, seat up to 80 guests in the rustic barn under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights and flower garlands and lay trestle tables of delicate finger food and desserts.


In the heart of rolling Cheshire countryside, Scarlet Hall has timeless romance in abundance. Wander through the meadow hand in hand, lean in for a kiss under the orchard or simply take a moment to watch family and friends laughing in the sun. With grounds a-plenty to discover, there’s a wealth of space for secret outdoor-living rooms sprawled under trees, treasure hunts and lawn games. Weddings of all seasons will find the rustic barn to be a beautiful venue, while the sweeping lawns provide a gorgeous backdrop for an al fresco affair.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 22, with 58 wedding guests
    From £6,995 per week, £7,195 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 22 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe main house boasts six bedrooms, five of which are on the first floor (three double en suite; two large zip-and link en suite) and one on the ground level (with en suite shower room). There is also a separate ground floor WC. The adjacent coach house holds two double bedrooms and three zip-and-link bedrooms, two of which share a Jack and Jill shower room. Three further shower rooms, a WC and a family bathroom are spread among the coach house and pool house.
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  • FeaturesWedding barn, indoor heated pool, sauna, games room, cinema room, table tennis and croquet
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £90 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesA minimum three-night stay is required for all weddings at Scarlet Hall. Amplified music must end by 11.30pm. There is plenty of parking available in the adjacent field in summer and a smaller hard-standing area in winter.
  • Ceremony spacesThe property holds a wedding license for up to 80 guests and there are four beautiful ceremony spaces available to choose from. The barn can seat up to 80 guests, the dining room 50, the living room 20, and the snug can seat 10.
  • Homestay includesGuests staying at the manor house can enjoy a luxury welcome hamper, Prosecco, Sunday papers, Sky TV, Netflix, five large LCD TVs and DVD players, Sonos multi-room sound system, underfloor heating, WiFi internet, gas barbecue, linen, pool and bath towels, logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • RestrictionsFireworks and lanterns are not permitted due to the close proximity of livestock
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History runs through the ancient city of Chester and its Roman remains, Tudor charms and signs of Victoriana are all still evident within the sandstone walls.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This wedding property is located in the village of Shocklach, just 12 miles from Chester, 38 miles from Liverpool, 51 from Manchester and 65 from Birmingham.
  • By Car Scarlet Hall is 30 minutes from Chester, a one hour and 20 minute drive to central Manchester or Liverpool and an hour and a half from central Birmingham.
  • By Train The best and most direct station is Chester and Crewe, with regular train services to London and the rest of the country. 
  • By Air The nearest airports are Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon, an easy one hour drive. Birmingham airport is one hour and 45 minutes away.

From the owner

“The house has a lovely homely feel, it´s amazingly bright and sunny for a 17th century timber-framed building! Cleverly re-designed, it creates a feeling of space and flow. Wedding parties will enjoy views from all sides, all day, right through to the magnificent sunsets.”

From the owner

Scarlet Hall was originally built circa 1640; it is a timber-framed building with close boarded timber panels which were used in this period as a sign of affluence! Over the generations, the house has been encased with brickwork, much of this completed in the early 19th century, which was a huge benefit as it preserved the 17th century frame of the building.

We were fortunate enough to purchase this gem in 2004. We were looking for a project to create a family home in the country to bring up our two children. So, when this came up for auction we jumped at the chance, probably not thinking too much about the enormity of the project!

Although this house has origins from the 17th century, it has many modern-day touches which provide a light, bright and very comfortable environment for families, celebration parties and of course, weddings.

As the inscription found in an old chimney says, "Ye Friends Meeting House" and that is what this house represents to us.

Chris and Gail

Guest Testimonials

We have so very much enjoyed a luxurious, restful celebratory break here. What a wonderful house with every little detail thought of! We have created many special memories here. Scarlet Hall is calm, welcoming, spacious, beautiful, cosy and so very lovely. Thank you for making this possible for us.

We feel so privileged to be the first to marry at Scarlet Hall. The venue, hospitality, location and setting was utterly perfect and we couldn´t have asked for more. Thank you for your help, generosity and time. You truly have a very special place which you have restored so beautifully and we hope that we can come back one day to celebrate again!

We have had the most perfect week. The house feels like pure luxury, it is so beautifully put together and was the perfect setting for our wedding!

What an amazing venue to execute a truly magical wedding celebration experience! We truly couldn´t have asked for more, this house feels like it was tailor-made for us and our needs!

What a beautiful place! We had such a wonderful wedding and birthday celebration here. We hope to come back again very soon. Thank you.

Chris and Gail, we cannot thank you enough for your hospitality and generosity. Both us and our guests are in awe of this amazing place. We have made such wonderful memories here and we are so grateful for all of the help you´ve given us along the way. We couldn´t have wanted anything more and can´t wait to be back.

It´s been a wonderful occasion in a fabulous venue. We have had many family holidays over the years but none have come near the standard and quality of this super home and the pool was a huge bonus for the young! Thank you both for all the thoughtful touches.

A wedding is always a special time, but the house and barn provided a wonderful place to stay and an amazing venue for the reception. Hannah and David´s will always be the first wedding celebration for this chapter of Scarlet Hall´s history!

Wow what a way to celebrate our marriage! Our September weekend at Scarlet Hall was nothing short of spectacular! Your home was quite remarkable and we are so glad we chose it to celebrate our surprise wedding with our 20 closest friends and family. In all, we had a wonderful stay and we are desperately trying to conjure up an excuse to visit again.

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