Originally a grange owned by the abbey of Chester, the Doubletree by Hilton Chester is an amazing 18th-century manorhouse surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. There are 140 guest bedrooms, a world-class spa and a Marco Pierre White restaurant. Exchange vows in the ballroom or outside in the pergoda.

GUEST LIST 350 for ceremony, 220 for reception THE BILL Packages from £55pp LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01244 408800; doubletree.hilton.co.uk.