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The History of Vale T he building we now know as Vale Royal Abbey was founded by Prince Edward, the future king Edward I prior to his accession to the throne. In 1263, the Prince was undertaking a sea voyage from France when his ship was caught in a violent storm. He made a vow that if he came safe to land he would found an Abbey as a thanksgiving to God for saving him. In 1270, the Abbey was built by the new King for monks of the Cistercian Order. Vale Royal Abbey was closed in 1538 by Henry VIII as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries Act. Much of the Abbey including the Church was demolished but some of the cloister buildings were incorporated into a mansion by Thomas Holcroft, an important Government official during the 1540’s. Over subsequent centuries, the house was considerably altered and extended by successive generations. The building still contains some surviving rooms from the medieval Abbey including the refectory and the kitchen. The foundations of the Church and the cloisters have also been excavated. The Abbey is a Grade II listed building. Today little remains of the great church, though archaeological work has revealed many details of its structure. A stone circular monument, known as the ‘Nun’s Grave’, Vale Royal Abbey

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Royal Abbey traditionally commemorates a fourteenth century Cheshire nun, Ida, who tended a sick Vale Royal abbot, and on her death was buried at the site of the high altar. The monument was erected by the Cholmondeley family, possibly to lend credence to the legend of the nun. The material in its construction comes from three sources: the head made from a medieval cross with four panels depicting the Crucifixion, the Virgin and Child, St. Catherine, and St. Nicholas; the shaft, made in the seventeenth century and made of sandstone; and a plinth made from reclaimed abbey masonry. The present country house on the site incorporates substantial parts of the south and west ranges of the abbey plus Holcroft’s Tudor house. Today the buildings bear the Georgian splendour introduced by the Cholmondeley family in the 19th Century and just as you’d expect, the surrounding gardens and grounds are exquisite – offering the perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photographs and wonderful surroundings in which you and your guests can enjoy a relaxing reception drink. Flower clad walkways, formal gardens, panoramic views and a serene lake all help to create a truly picturesque setting that speaks of romance. ... a unique & breathtaking experience

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A unique wedding venue We are extremely proud to present Vale Royal Abbey which is a magnificent and romantic wedding venue. The Abbey is steeped in history and exudes romance. Set at the top of a mile long drive and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Abbey is grand yet surprisingly welcoming. in the heart of Cheshire you’ll find Vale Royal Abbey has the ideal mix of formality, relaxation and romance to ensure your special day is perfect in every way. The staff at the Abbey are both pleasant and friendly and provide excellent customer care alongside a ‘can do’ attitude - Nothing is too much trouble. From the very first phone call, right through to the day of the marriage, our dedicated wedding co-ordinator is there for you every step of the way. We only have one wedding on any particular day so you can be assured that the focus and attention shall always be yours. Combining elegance, fine cuisine and exceptional service, a wedding or civil ceremony at our splendid 16th century manor promises to be a truly unforgettable experience. Whether your heart is set on a grand celebration or a smaller more intimate affair, ... a unique & breathtaking experience

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Exclusivity It is our policy to allow only one wedding on any given day giving you guaranteed exclusivity. We offer the choice of three beautiful rooms which all are licensed for civil ceremonies. All rooms have beautiful views of the countryside and golf course. The Lounge has a relaxed setting with its own bar, easy chairs and comfy sofas. It overlooks the 18 hole golf course and is an ideal reception area for larger events. The Library is the ideal room for civil ceremonies and can seat up to 120 guests. Used also for the more intimate wedding, this beautiful room with its original feature fireplace and magnificent chandelier, can seat up to fifty guests for the wedding breakfast. The Great Hall will take your breath away with it’s grand fireplaces impressive chandeliers, high vaulted ceiling and wooden flooring. It is a sight to behold when dressed for the occasion. The Great Hall can seat up to 150 guests for a wedding breakfast and 200 for a more informal gathering. The grounds of Vale Royal Abbey are simply sensational. The courtyard provides a magnificent arrival setting for you and your guests. Reception drinks and canapés can be served in the Library or on the well-manicured lawns to the rear of the building again with striking views of the countryside. The building and grounds provide beautiful photographic opportunities. Weather permitting, the Bride and Groom can take time out for a ride on a golf buggy to visit the picturesque lake for that extra special shot against a beautiful backdrop. Vale Royal Abbey

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Mouth-watering cuisine Fine food is a hallmark of the Vale Royal Abbey experience. Treat your guests to a fabulous wedding breakfast or buffet created by our Chef using fresh, local ingredients. We have a choice of wedding breakfasts and buffet menus, complemented by a wide range of fine wines to suit all tastes and budgets. ... a unique & breathtaking experience

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Our Wedding Packages We appreciate the cost of a wedding can quickly mount, however, you’ll find that a wedding at Vale Royal Abbey is surprisingly affordable. There’s lots included in each of our wedding packages. While we don’t compromise on style or quality, each package has been carefully compiled to suit all tastes and budgets. Of course, there’s plenty of scope to tailor your special day however you choose. Our ethos is to work closely with every couple to seek to understand and meet your needs while providing fantastic value for money every step of the way. ... a unique & breathtaking experience

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Service you can rely on Every wedding at Vale Royal Abbey is unique and our team appreciate just how much the smallest detail can matter. We’ll offer advice and guidance where required, leaving ample scope to personalise your day. In the run up to your wedding, you and our wedding co-ordinator will work together to make your day perfect. Then when the day arrives you can rest assured knowing that everything is being carefully managed – by people you know and trust. A wedding at Vale Royal Abbey really is like no other. ... a unique & breathtaking experience

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Banqueting and Events Vale Royal Abbey is not just a wedding venue but a magnificent setting for other celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, Proms, Christmas parties, dinner dances and all other banqueting events. We are a small friendly team and our focus is making sure that you feel relaxed and comfortable not only in the planning of your event but throughout the whole time you are with us. The ‘Great Hall’ provides a stunning backdrop for any event. The room is totally adaptable and is a sight to behold when dressed for the occasion. The Great Hall can seat up to approx 150 guests for a dining function. The ‘Library’ gracefully compliments the Great Hall. It’s ideal for more intimate occasions, seating up to fifty guests for a dining function or provides a reception room and dancing area for events taking place in the Great Hall. The ‘Lounge’ has its own individual bar and is tastefully furnished with a variety of dining tables and chairs and sofas. The Lounge overlooks the 18 hole golf course and is ideal for small banqueting events of up to twenty, in addition to being a reception area for larger events requiring the use of the Great Hall and Library. Larger numbers can be catered for by alternative seating plans and by utilising the Great Hall, Library and Lounge Bar together. For details on our banqueting events or to book an appointment to come and visit the Abbey, contact Lynne Goldemann on 01606 301 291 ext 1. ... a unique & breathtaking experience

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Adele Atkinson venue dresser Those essential finishing touches can make the difference to any wedding. For that unique occasion we aim to create beautiful venues to exceed your expectations. From start to finish let us co-ordinate and guide you through the complete experience, to create the perfect wedding. Our services include dressing of chairs and tables, favours and stationery to the hire of a wide range of adornment to complete your day. We offer the hire of :Tea Lights, Storm Lanterns, Table Linen, CandelabrasTable settings and Vases, Chair covers and sashes. With our flair for creativity and a wealth of experience, let us transform your dreams into reality. We will style your wedding and make it a truly memorable occasion. Tel: 07770 962474 Email: houghchapel@aol.com www.adeleatkinson.co.uk ... a unique & breathtaking experience

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