Frequently Asked Questions

1) How many rooms do you have?

10 courtyard rooms, all double with en-suites

4 rooms within the manor with en-suites

5 woodland view eco pods + 1 Lakeside Lodge (specifically for bridal party night before)

  • Bluebell (king)
  • Clover (king)
  • Daisy (Twin)
  • Snowdrop (King)
  • Bramble (Twin)
  • Lakeside Lodge (Bridal)

2) What about children staying?

Children under 12 are welcome to share a room with an adult free of charge, guests would need to provide a put-up bed and bedding themselves, but breakfast will be provided.

3) Can guests book rooms direct themselves?

We ask that room bookings are made by the couple only.

Our Woodland lodges are available to book & anyone attending the wedding are welcome to do this.

4)Does Merrydale have an accessible room?

Yes, Owl bedroom located on the north wing & is fully accessible with adaptations & wet room.

5) Does Merrydale have a lift?

Yes, this is located on south wing.

6) What do you provide in guest rooms?

All rooms have towels

Complementary toiletries

Tea & Coffee making facilities

Bottled water

Iron & Ironing board


Safety deposit box

7) Do you have WIFI?

Yes we do. Ask a member of our team and they will provide you with the details to connect.

8) What time is check in & check out?

Check in for the makeup suite is 11am

Check into the cave is 11am

Check in for our guest rooms is 1pm

Check in for the lodges is 3pm

Check out is 10 am for all accommodation

9) Is breakfast included?

Breakfast is included for all guests staying with us & is served in the bar area at 9am.

We can accommodate children and any dietary requirements, provided we are informed prior to your stay.

10) Do you allow pets?

We do allow couples to include their family dog in their ceremony, however that is the only area they are allowed and not permitted to enter the merrydale suite, gardens or accommodation.

11) What time does the bar open & close?

For a 12pm ceremony generally the bar would open at 11am.

For a 2pm ceremony 1pm.

For a 4pm ceremony 3pm.

Bar close time is 12.30pm.

(Unless otherwise arranged with Barrett’s)

12) Does Merrydale serve food/drinks other than wedding breakfast & evening reception?

No, your catering company will provide food only ordered in for the wedding.

Merrydale will provide breakfast for all guests the following morning we do not offer meals snacks or drinks outside of this time & would advise to pack accordingly.

13) What will I find in the manor house?

Fully functioning kitchen with the following

  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Wine cooler
  • Crockery
  • Basic cooking utensils
  • Glassware

Multiple spaces to lounge and relax with 3 TVs in the communal areas

Separate private parking at the front of the house

Communal washroom (downstairs)

4 Double rooms with en-suites

14) How many guests can the Merrydale Suite accommodate for a sit-down meal?

Maximum capacity is 200 guests & for the evening 220 guests.

15) How many round tables can you fit into the Merrydale Suite?

A maximum of 12 round tables plus the top table with the dividing curtain closed.

We recommend a minimum of 8 seats per table with a maximum of 12 (tables of 10 works well).

16) Is table linen included?

Yes, included in Barrett’s pricing is the linen cutlery & glassware.

17) How many guests can fit into the ceremony room?

The maximum capacity for the ceremony is 200.

18) What are the measurements of the ceremony Aisle?

The aisle is 2m wide & 20m long.

19) Can I provide a playlist to play during the ceremony and or wedding breakfast?

Yes we recommend creating a playlist and sharing this with us.

20) What time can my band or DJ set up?

We recommend this is either prior to guest arrival anytime from 9am, or during room turnaround ready for the evening.

21) What time can my suppliers arrive to dress the venue?

This can be from 9am on the day of your wedding.

22) Will Merrydale provide staff to help throughout the day?

Yes, on the day you will have 2 wedding coordinators & one of our chosen toastmasters to help throughout.


Exclusive Suppliers details

Luminate Events Production - Contact, Amy 01925 754130



Aisle Carpet



I DO Events – Contact, Stewart, or Jenn 07783432295

Table dressing

Floral arrangements


Barrett’s Event Caterers – Contact Matthew 0161 480 5676

Catering & Bar Services


Useful Contacts

Woodland Eco Pods – Contact Ellie @ Merrydale manor 01625 890568

The Dog at Peover – Contact 01625 861421

Cheshire east register office: Contact 0300 123 5019 (They offer 12pm, 2pm & 4pm ceremonies. The couple must book their time slot directly with the registrar)

Local Taxi contact details:

  • Passenger Cars 0161 928 1111
  • Cheshire Exclusive Travel 01606 41111
  • Abacus Taxis 01565 755 533
  • Tatton Cars 01565 632 632

Childcare/nanny services:

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