The Courthouse Hotel, Cheshire

Formerly Knutsford Crown Court, Flat Cap Hotels has renovated the building into the wedding venue, hotel and restaurant it is today and gosh, they have done a fantastic job. It is to be expected that there is much controversy when someone takes over such an iconic building in a town and renovates it for commercial purposes but I guarantee this is a project that could not have been completed more tastefully or respectfully, and there will be many a bride and groom who will be fortunate to call this elegant location their wedding venue.

The Courthouse Hotel Launch | Clarke and Wedgewood

The Courthouse Hotel Launch | Clarke and Wedgewood


George Moneypenny was the architect behind The Courthouse when it was built in 1818, and the Grade II listed building now houses luxury bedrooms, a restaurant, a rooftop bar and function space and should be on every bride-to-be’s must-see list when choosing her wedding venue if located in the North West. 10 luxury bedrooms will be available for hire this year in the existing wings of the building, with 40 further rooms becoming available in 2018 ensuring plenty of space for guests to stay. What I love about venues like this is how they combine modern-day expectations with the existing grandeur of such buildings, and The Courthouse Hotel is no exception. Each bedroom has been individually designed meaning that all of your guests will get a truly unique experience when staying at The Courthouse, and a luxury experience at that. 

Planning to host a lot of guests at your big day? How about… 400? Well that’s how many The Court Room can cater for, so if you’re planning a truly decadent affair then you can rest assured that The Courthouse will be able to accommodate your every need. Perhaps your planning a smaller, more intimate affair? The hotel has rooms that can cater for 10-100 guests so don’t be put off by the grand Court Room if you were hoping for a much smaller occasion.

The Courthouse Hotel Launch | Clarke and Wedgewood


The aptly named Barristers Restaurant and Bar is open and taking bookings already, and boasts Stephen Tuke as their Executive Chef. The hotel is currently offering bookings for lunch, dinner and Sunday roast and will soon be offering the opportunity to book in for afternoon tea. Seasonal dishes make up the menu so you know you’re tasting the very finest of what’s on offer using local produce wherever possible. When it comes to a tipple or two The Rooftop Garden’s are opening this summer giving you the chance to enjoy a tea or coffee in the day surrounded by botanical herbs you will find in your evening meal and cocktails and champagne in the evening in the company of great live music. 

The Courthouse Hotel Launch | Clarke and Wedgewood


One of the best things about the hotel is it’s central location, with not one, not two but three Churches in close proximity (St John’s Church is opposite the hotel and Knutsford Methodist Church and Brook Street Chapel are within walking distance). There’s no need to worry about how to get your guests from the ceremony to the reception with proximities like that!

Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, The Courthouse Hotel is easily accessible by car, just 2 miles from Junction 19 of the M6 motorway and 20 minutes from Manchester Airport. The hotel is located opposite Knutsford train station, which has direct links to Manchester and Chester and two minutes’ walk from Knutsford Bus Station.

The Courthouse Hotel Launch | Clarke and Wedgewood

The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 0PB


The Courthouse Hotel is a very special venue for your big day, and one that offers so much that cannot be rivalled. Intimate venue on the cards? Hire the Rooftop Garden’s for a private function alongside one of the smaller rooms for a true boutique event that can be tailored to your needs. Hankering after something on a much larger scale? Their 400-capacity Court Room makes for the perfect spot to celebrate your vows with loved ones. By the end of 2018 there will be a huge number of rooms for guests to choose from so there will be no need to worry about taxi’s and it’s close proximity to Manchester, the motorway and the train station makes The Courthouse Hotel super easy for guests to get to and from. The Courthouse Hotel is only at the start of their journey, and I’m predicting big things from Oliver and Dominic Heywood’s most recent project…

You can find out more here.