You'll be spoilt for choice at this Elizabethan-style manor house in the Cheshire countryside.

Of course, you could opt to celebrate in the classic walnut-panelled rooms of the main house (including a ballroom accommodating up to 200), but we think the main draw here is the choice of three permanent marquees in the grounds.

Fancy saying 'I do' overlooking the lake? Or perhaps tucked away beside the picturesque lily pond?And for something a little less watery? You'll love the pavilion in the two-acre walled garden then.

Ceremony capacity: 400; Packages per person: £30; Corkage: £7

Thornton Manor; 0151 353 1155; www.thorntonmanor.co.uk