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Combermere Abbey Cheshire Wedding Events Venues

Abbey & Gardens

Combermere Abbey, our home on the border of Cheshire and Shropshire

A thousand years of history

Combermere Abbey has a rich history stretching back centuries and a remarkable role in the history of Cheshire and neighbouring counties Shropshire, Staffordshire and North Wales. You can hear about its fascinating story here, or in person on an informative guided tour. During your visit, you’ll learn about the 30-year restoration of this estate’s historic buildings, how the Abbey has embraced the 21st century with an eye to the future, and its long-term sustainability.

Today, the estate is home to a flourishing and diverse group of businesses and remains privately owned by the family that lives on site.

In the early 1800s, the house was altered to reflect the popular Gothic style by Viscount Combermere and a number of changes were made to the estate – a new Stable block, new entrance lodge and driveway, extended front hall and ballroom. His descendants owned the estate until 1919. Purchased by Sir Kenneth Crossley of Crossley Motors in Manchester, it is now owned and managed by his great-granddaughter, Sarah Callander Beckett.  In the past 30 years, she has undertaken a substantial restoration programme to bring the estate and its historic buildings back into use. It is now enjoyed by visiting members of the public throughout the year.

The Gardens.

Nature at its Finest - Peace, Privacy and Tranquillity

The Abbey setting next to a large mere looking over parkland and ancient trees offers visitors a peaceful and relaxing space to enjoy. Unspoilt and private, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of regular life. Special areas have been set aside for guests to enjoy our wonderful natural environment.