Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UZ, United Kingdom
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Crewe Hall Parkland
Have a look around the grounds of Crewe Hall too -its set in over 500 acres of historic parkland. With the late afternoon sun and the tres beginning to take on their autumn colours its was an ideal settting for those wedding photos.
Statuary of Crewe Hall
In the grounds of the Hall - and especially at the external rear staircase leading down to the grounds - are many satues to notice. There seemed to be a fair few dragons here!
Crewe Hall Reception
As soon as you walk into the reception of Crewe Hall you feel the grandeur of the place - huge fireplaces, and the wood panelling all around are splendid. Mind you its splendid prices to stay here too -£160 for a double room, more if you want a period roon with 4-poster. Have to be a real special treat like a weddding to stay here. On our weddding reception arrival we were greeted with champagne and then canapes were served.
Crewe Hall stands a few miles from the town of Crewe. Its a majestic Jacobean stately building, which dates back to 1615. The Hall was originally built by the Earl of Crewe to impress and entertain on the most lavish of scales and was owned until recently by the Queen, as part of the Duchy of Lancaster - even though its in Cheshire!
The earliest record of the site is dated from 1170. It became Crewe Hall when Sir Ranulph Crewe bought the mansion in 1608. He demolished the decayed building in 1615 and took 21 years to rebuild it. In 1837 it was restored and an extension added. A fire in 1866 almost completelt destroyed the building and it had to be rebuilt. Today it is an impresssive hotel and a marvellous place to hold a wedding reception.
Do try to stay in the main Hall
Crewe Hall is a beautiful Jacobean house, with magnificent and stunning interiors. We attended a function here and found both the service and food to be very good indeed. BUT, for a five-star stay, do try to get one of the lovely ambient bedrooms in the main hall. They are beautiful and would complete your stay. Instead we were led into the modern wing, which is so out-of-keeping with the main building that it detracts from the feeling that you are in a genuine historic building. Through a corridor you suddenly find yourself in just another generic business hotel. The rooms were fine, a good size and modern, relatively well equipped (no minibar or bottled water provided) and had a sofa, but I would question whether they were good value for money. And at that price we were a little surprised to find that our morning paper was not complimentary. A good buffet breakfast is served in the modern but soulless brasserie, reached by a glass walkway. By all means stay at Crewe Hall for a special occasion, but -unless you are on business- pay a little extra for a Hall room for the full experience!
We stayed at Crewe Hall for a friend's wedding, and were impressed from start to finish. Our room was in the new section and was huge and contemporary, which we loved. The Hall itself was magnificent and we loved reading up on the history of the place. The food for the wedding was lovely and the breakfast followed suit and was all quality. We loved the place and hope to be back for afternoon tea, and for a real treat another stay - may be in a room in the Hall itself.
This is an exceptional hotel in an unexpected location. I visited here with a preconceived image of Crewe and expected to find a run down railway town. Instead I found a beautiful mansion set in a country park.
One of the managers said to me that their "tag-line" is "why visit a National Trust House when you can stay in one" and for once I found myself agreeing with the hype. The old property is truly magnificent and it is very easy to imagine you are a country Lord whilst sitting in the lounge taking tea.
I stayed in one of the original rooms which was very large and full of character. I think most of the rooms are in an additional, newly built block and I can't comment on those.
The evening meal was not cheap - but was certainly worth the money. If you are willing to pay for the privilege I would recommend you let the waiter choose your wines as the list is very good.
Although my friends still had a wonderful day on their wedding due to the rallying round of friends, they very nearly didn't. The staff failed to give them one of the top suites, even though they had booked their wedding way in advance and nobody else had booked for the entire weekend at that time.... then when guests arrived they said that they didn't have enough rooms for them. They then tried to get the bride to hurry everyone through and amend the wedding breakfast time to suit the hotel. They then refused to stop serving in the residents bar until we had eventually given in. The brunch was due to be at 3pm and it ended up being 2.30pm, ruining half of their welcoming band and taking time off the pictures. Once at the meal the head waiter made it impossible for people to enjoy their food by rushing everything.
Think again before you decide to get married here!
Couldn't stop grinning!
This place is amazing! Reached by a long, sweeping drive that opens out to a gorgeous stately home, complete with Elizabethan reception and entrance hall.
But... Follow the porter down to your room, and if you're in the West wing, another surprise. Big, ultra-modern rooms with huge beds and big, squashy red leather sofas!
Topped off by amazing food in the brasserie and a wonderful breakfast selection. We were rescued after 3 days of hell in the Crewe Arms and couldn't stop grinning when we arrived! Thanks to Nicola in reservations for everything!
Crewe Hall and a Country Wedding
The sumptuous jacobean masterpiece of Crewe Hall is an idyllic country hotel retreat, set in the heart of England and also a wonderful place to have a weddding reception. We were fortunate to be invited to a wedding do here on a sunny day in october 2003 - so thats what this page is about
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Address: Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UZ, United Kingdom