The Perfect Setting For Your Big Day
Burrowed in 130 acres of Cheshire countryside, The Holford Estate is a stunning venue steeped in history. It is undeniably one of my favourite Cheshire wedding venues and we have been capturing Holford Estate wedding videos for many years. It’s rustic barn and historic Tudor hall provide a unique and beautiful backdrop for all who choose to get married here. With a team of female professionals running the venue, a three-day wedding experience with venue exclusivity, and a beautiful range of indoor and outdoor spaces, the Holford Estate is the perfect choice for couples looking for a unique and unforgettable wedding. If you’re looking for a Holford Estate wedding videographer then head to my contact page to check my availability!
A Hidden Gem
The Holford Estate is undoubtedly one of the most impressive wedding venues in Cheshire. Parts of the venue’s building’s date all the way back to the 18th century and the estate has been used for various purposes over the decades. 30 years ago The Holford Estate fell into the care of Frances who passionately restored it into the beautiful wedding venue you see today. Old buildings that have been transformed from their former lives into luxury venues really are a thing of beauty when done well. Tyn Dwr Hall and Delamere Manor are other great examples.
The Holford Estate is located just outside Knutsford in Cheshire and is surrounded by rolling fields and wild orchards. The estate’s serene, rural location has made it the perfect setting for many weddings. Quite simply, if you choose to tie the knot here your guests won’t fail to be wowed.
One Of Cheshire’s Top Wedding Venues
With all of the weddings ran by Frances, Jacky, and Hannah, you can be sure that your special day will be in exceptionally good hands. Frances is the owner of The Holford Estate and can often be seen with her beloved Claudia the German Shepherd! Hannah is the wedding guru of Holford, working tirelessly to help plan and execute all of the estate’s beautiful weddings. She’s also on hand on the day to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Jacky is Frances’s sister and is in charge of the business side of things!
The newly renovated Mill House often plays host to the morning preparations. With five king-size ensuite bedrooms and a short walk to the event Barn, it’s always a popular option for accommodation. Ceremonies usually take place either outside on the manicured lawn or inside the recently restored 18th century brick barn. If the sun is shining then there is no better place for your drink reception than the stunning moated gardens. An attached purpose-built marquee area is the perfect spot for your wedding breakfast and makes The Holford Estate a fantastic mix of outdoors and indoors. Your family and friends will then move on to the event Barn, where the party begins and your numbers can be increased to 150 guests.
If you’re looking for a unique and historic venue for your wedding, the Holford Estate is undoubtedly a great choice. The picturesque setting, beautifully restored buildings (as well as a stables and horses!), make The Holford Estate a one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Cheshire.
Summer Wedding Videos At The Holford Estate
Despite visiting many times previously as a Holford Estate wedding videographer, I always want to approach each wedding as if I have never seen the venue before. I always feel this allows me the best shot at creating a unique and personalised film for each couple. Today was the perfect day for Tom and Laura’s wedding at the Holford Estate. The weather was a fair bit warmer than when I first met the couple over a coffee in Manchester City centre, and the idyllic setting of Holford was the perfect backdrop for their big day!
The bride looked gorgeous in her Enzoani wedding dress as her very proud Father walked her down the aisle. We had a great time on the couple’s portrait shoot too. This part of the day only takes around 10 minutes but it’s always a nice break for the couple to take a moment away together (& get some fresh air too!). A big standout from this wedding for me was the amazing energy from their guests. It was incredible from dusk till dawn and great vibes always make my job that bit easier! Tom and Laura were so happy, and it was a privilege to be a small part of their special day.
“Our wedding at the Holford Estate was nothing short of perfect and we couldn’t be happier with our wedding video. James was an absolute joy to have around on the day and the finished product is spectacular. We especially loved reliving the hilarious game of Mr and Mrs and the dancing while the band played! We are so thankful to James Wray for his amazing work and will be recommending him to everyone we know!”
Luxury Wedding Videos At The Holford Estate
I recently had the pleasure of being the videographer at Katie and Andrew’s wedding which took place at the beautiful Holford Estate in Cheshire. The venue provided the perfect setting for the day and what a day it was!
I arrived early doors to firstly catch a few shots of Katie and her bridesmaid’s making their final preparations in the recently renovated Mill House. The owners have done a great job on the house and it really is the perfect setting for morning preparations! I then headed over to the Golden Pheasant pub located just round the corner to get some shots of Andrew and his boys having a swift pint before the formalities began.
We all then headed over to the beautifully decorated event Barn for the ceremony. The barn’s rustic charm and warm glow of candlelight created a lovely warm and inviting atmosphere for the couple and their guests. The owner of The Holford Estate, Frances, was keeping an eye on things from afar to ensure that everything ran as it should.
After the ceremony, all 100 of Katie and Andrew’s guests made their way across to Holford’s opulent gardens to soak up some of the stunning weather. There was a great energy throughout the whole day which carried on into the evening party (and made the DJ’s job quite easy!). A big thank you once again to Katie and Andrew for having me!
“THANK YOU James for our beautiful films! We are so impressed with how he managed to not miss a thing on the day. Knutsford is a lovely part of the world and The Holford Estate was the perfect venue for us, being close to our home in Manchester. James beautifully captured both the bridal prep at Holford and also the groom prep at The Golden Pheasant pub. He managed to blend into the background throughout the day, capturing special moments between our family and friends. He’s also a great guy for added points! Thank you, James, we’ll treasure this footage forever.”
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