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Think weddings, think Cheshire East

By on March 23, 2011

Couples in the midst of planning their ‘big day’ will now have a new wedding venue brochure to help them with their choices.

Cheshire East Council has produced a brochure called ‘Your Ceremony Your Choice’ to showcase the area’s outstanding wedding venues.The brochure highlights some of Cheshire East’s approved ceremony venues, ranging from historic castles and stately homes to luxurious boutique hotels and even former monasteries.

As well as venue listings, the resource acts as a general guide for those planning a wedding or civil partnership, with tips and advice on booking registrars, giving notice and arranging witnesses. Each year registrars conduct approximately 1,500 ceremonies in 69 approved venues within Cheshire East. With the average ceremony costing £20,000, weddings and civil partnerships contribute approximately £21m to the local economy.

Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cabinet member with responsibility for safer and stronger communities, said: “Last year saw a 14 per cent increase in the number of ceremonies in Cheshire East stately homes and hotels and more than 70 per cent of these couples were not residents of Cheshire East. This is good to see and is testament to the great work of the Cheshire East Registration Service.

“It’s very important that we continue to attract weddings and civil partnerships to Cheshire East, not least because of the value they add to our economy.”

The brochure is available in two versions – one for marriages and one for civil partnerships. Visit www.cheshireast.gov.uk to download the ‘Your Ceremony Your Choice’ brochure

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