Helen Pilling, 32, married Michael Ashcroft, 32, in August 2012. She says:

"A traditional wedding was important to us. We had looked at lots of venues with that in mind but Meols Hall made sense because both of our families had grown up visiting fireworks displays and events there, and so it was already very much part of the fabric of our lives. The barn is so atmospheric and we loved that the grounds provided the perfect backdrop for our photos. Our guests loved it and we felt the venue set the tone for an extra-special day. The Meols team worked very hard to set everything up exactly as we wanted. When we both got to see the barn for the first time on the day, all decorated and ready before our guests came in, it was a real "wow factor" moment for us. It looked beautiful."

Ceremony capacity:120; Outside catering; www.meolshall.co.uk