Gold-medal-winning cyclist and Brides contributor Victoria Pendleton wed here last year, but it won't be an Olympic effort to organise your own day with two in-house planners on hand.

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They can advise on everything from whether you should choose the confit duck or Cheshire pork belly for main, to which ceremony location to choose (Victoria opted for the gorgeous Walled Garden). 

Ceremony capacity: 200; Plate cost per head: £66; www.colshawhall.com