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Venue in Focus: Adlington Hall

Throughout our years of providing wedding chair covers, we have had the fortune to visit many wonderful venues all over the North West. We thought that this was a great opportunity, therefore, to share our knowledge of these venues with you so that you were more informed when it came to planning your own wedding. So, in this article, we are going to take a look at Adlington Hall.

Adlington Hall is a Grade 1 listed country house near Adlington in Cheshire. It is a beautiful building that was constructed in about 1480, with some changes being made to it in 1581, which has led to it being a slight mix of architectural styles on site. However, the magnificent Great Hall, where many weddings take place, is medieval in style with a hammer-beam roof which is decorated with carved angels. There are also many murals in the Great Hall which give it a real wow factor, and the addition in the 17th century of a Renaissance organ really adds to the heritage feel of the place. If any of your guests are music fans, then they might like to know that the composer Handel was a friend of the Legh family (who own Adlington Hall) and he was believed to have played the organ here at least once.

Candelabra Hire Table Centrepiece at Adlington Hall Wedding Venue Stylists

The other option you can choose for your reception at Adlington Hall is the Hunting Lodge (which has recently been refurbished). This pretty Georgian Mews building can seat up to 140 guests in its first-floor banqueting room which has bare brick walls and a beamed roof for a truly historical feel. There is also a separate elegant lounge area where you can mingle with your guests at your leisure. Overlooking the half-timbered east front of Adlington Hall, the Hunting Lodge is situated near some beautiful water and rose gardens, giving you ample opportunities for some great photographs.

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Talking of photographs, one of the many things that make Adlington Hall stand out from other venues in the North West is its stunning array of gardens. Situated within 160 acres of land, the opportunities for breathtaking photos are second to none. From the Courtyard to the Yew Tree Maze and the Water Garden, the gardens have something to offer you whatever time of year you get married. If you are getting married between April and September, you can now also choose to get married outside as well as, Adlington Hall has a licence which allows you to be married in the Courtyard area or the Rose Garden. There are also plenty of spots around where you can place a marquee if you decide you want your reception to be outdoors as well.

The team at Adlington Hall are really helpful, and will go out of their way to make your day special, so why not take a closer look at their website here.

In the meantime, if you are planning to get married at Adlington Hall, or anywhere else in the North West, and you want to talk to us about our wedding chair cover hire service or any other aspect of wedding decoration, then please get in touch today. You can call us on 0800 830 3000 (tel), 07580 333 000 (mobile) or email us at hello@thevenuestylist.com


Ultimate Guide to Wedding Chair Hire

You may be wondering what is so important about wedding chairs? After all of all the things you have to think about when planning your wedding, surely chairs are one thing you can live without. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Our years of providing wedding chair covers have shown us that actually, chairs are important – both in your wedding ceremony and reception room – as if they don’t match your theme it can look a little jarring.

So, what are the main types of wedding chairs?


These have grown in popularity recently, and are seen as a stylish alternative to the normal wedding venue chair you usually see. The Chiavari chair is based on a Ligurian design and tends to be made of Wood. It is sometimes called a Tiffany chair. Style wise it tends to have carved bamboo joints which make it stand out from the rest. Most decoration hire companies will have a Chiavari chair of some sort for you to hire, and they usually come in a range of different colours and finishes to suit your style. You can even add some extra sparkle with some ribbon or beading.

French Chairs

French chairs are often seen as the most elegant option, as they are really beautiful and can totally transform the look of your wedding venue in an instant – but they can be costly. If they will blow your budget totally, but you are really in love with them, why not get them for the top table alone and use elegant Chiavari chairs throughout the rest of the room.

Garden Chairs

If you have opted for an outdoor or festival theme, then garden chairs are the chairs you need for your guests. Offering a more relaxed vibe, you can make them stand out by adding a brightly coloured seat pad to match your chosen colour theme.

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Another option for a laid-back wedding is benches, and these can be a great way to get your guests mingling and talking! They are also a great option if you are serving a buffet style meal or wedding barbeque as they feel a lot less formal than other options.

Ghost Chairs

If you want a more contemporary feel at your wedding, then ghost chairs are your best bet. These transparent chairs work really well in venues that have really dramatic lighting effects.

Versailles Chair

This chair is similar to the Chiavari but tends to have more rounded edges, and can give your venue an air of sophistication that won’t detract from your elegant decor.

Banqueting Chairs

These tend to be the standard offering from most venues, and if you are not a fan of them, then you can dress them with something from the wide range of wedding chair covers that we offer. From cotton chair covers to Lycra chair covers we have over 25 different styles of chair covers in stock.


wedding chair coversFor more information on our chair covers, please give us a call on either 0800 830 3000 (t) or 07580 333 000 (m) or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com

The Venue Stylist Glamourous Wedding Theme Guide

Your wedding day is your time to shine and take centre stage, so make sure you have A-list day by having a red-carpet theme.  From your wedding invitations through your wedding chair covers to your wedding flowers here are our top tips for planning a glamorous wedding:


To set the tone of the day, make sure your invitations are custom calligraphed to make sure your guests are left in no doubt as to the formality of the occasion or you could even opt for boxed invitations for a real wow factor! The theme of your invitations will also help to steer the rest of your style decisions – such as whether you want to go for old school art deco glamour or a more whitewashed modern day winter style.


When it comes to a glamorous wedding venue, opulence and boldness are key. Most large hotels will have a ballroom containing ornate elements such as crown moulding which can be enhanced with our uplighters for an instantly glamorous ambience. Other glamorous locations include art galleries, grand estates and historic mansions. Outdoor weddings can be glamorous too – think stunning mountainside locations and gorgeous beachfront.


The world of wedding dresses is your oyster if you are looking for a glamorous theme. Nothing is more glamorous than a  full skirted ball gown with a beaded bodice, or go for old Hollywood glamour with a slim-fitting backless sheath.  Hair wise, you could go for long loose waves or a sweeping up do with a sparkling pin. For your groom, you can’t go wrong with a formal tuxedo, or if he is up for something different then why not suggest a velvet dinner jacket which are really on trend at the moment.

Colour Theme

To make a really bold impact, go for a monochromatic scheme – this doesn’t mean black and white but rather shades of one hue. White can look amazingly glamorous, but sultry jewel tones can also be striking. One thing to keep in mind is the current colour of your chosen venue – the last thing you want is your wedding decorations to clash with the wallpaper or carpet!


Add extra drama to your day with wedding flower  – such as English roses, Juliet garden roses and spray roses. This keeps the arrangement cohesive, but it still looks interesting. You could also intersperse your more traditional floral arrangements with some nonfloral structure such as manzanita branches or curly willow.


This is where we come in. We have a wide variety of wedding decorations for you to hire that will really pump up the glamour. From our new Chiavari Chair Hire and decoration, through our candle centrepieces and chandeliers to add a luxurious vibe and rich texture – we have everything you need to make your space glamorous and really add the wow factor.

For more information on how we can provide you with glamorous wedding chair covers and other wedding decoration hire, please call us on 0800 830 3000 (Tel), 07580 333 000 (mobile) or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com

How to Decorate your Wedding Reception Tables

Some girls dream about their wedding their whole lives, growing up knowing exactly what dress they want, where they want the reception to be, and have every single detail nailed – right down to the type of wedding chair covers they want. Some girls don’t though. If you’re in the second group and have no idea where to start, then you have come to the right place.  In this article, we are going to share some tips for decorating your wedding reception and hopefully inspire you with some stunning table decoration ideas.

When styling a wedding reception, there is a huge range of options to choose from to help you to achieve your preferred look. If you are really stuck for inspiration why not take a look through our ‘Venues & Galleries’ photos.

When you have chosen your preferred theme, and are thinking about how to decorate your tables, then keep this checklist in mind:

Table Size and Shape

A quick look at any furniture store website will show you that tables come in various shapes and sizes – however, wedding venue tables tend to be standardised. Round tables are popular at the moment, but if you have a large group of guests, you may want to opt for long rectangular tables instead. You should also consider the shape of the room if you have an option on tables – round tables are best for more uneven shaped rooms while long tables work better in a narrow room.

Table Linen

You may be lucky enough to get access to tables that are so beautiful that you want to show off their style. For example, a Manor House type venue may have heavy wooden tables that are just too gorgeous to hide away under tablecloths.

However, we know from experience that these occasions are few and far between but whether your tables are round, square or rectangular, we have the tablecloths, overlays, runners and napkins you need to make them stand out from the crowd.

Chair Covers

Sometimes brides have been disappointed in the style of chairs that their reception has offered them, feeling that they will bring down the look of their reception. This has led to the rise in the popularity of chair covers which can help to dress your room, fitting in with your theme whether it is classic and elegant or a bolder look.

Place Settings

Once you have decided on your table linen style, you then need to consider you place settings. This is the glasses, cutlery, and crockery that you want your venue to use when serving your guests. You may not have a choice of course, as many venues nowadays just have one set and that is what you are stuck with – but if you are lucky enough to be offered a choice, then you should go with the one that fits your chosen theme – be it formal or informal. Of course, you may want to do without a place setting if you are having a cocktail reception.


There are a broad range of wedding centrepieces available from bird cages, lanterns, votives, and ostrich feathers – or you may want a mix of all of these. There are so many beautiful things to choose from it can be hard to narrow it down, so just try and stick with things that match your chosen theme and also think about your guests when they are sat eating their meal – you don’t want to block their view of the rest of the people at the table.

Place Cards & Table Numbers

Having a formal table plan makes it easier for the waiting staff at your reception venue to deliver specific meals to specific people – for example if you have guests who want vegetarian or gluten free meals. You can have subtle table numbers, place cards and menu cards or you can use them to help you make a statement.

For more wedding decoration ideas or to discuss what we can do for you, please give us a call on 0800 830 3000 (tel), 07580 333 000 (mob), or by email on hello@thevenuestylist.com