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Venue Fact File: Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, Cheshire

02 Aug 2016

Offering spectacular views across five counties, the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa in Cheshire is a scenic and serene wedding venue

One of 45 hotels in the Macdonald group, the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa in Cheshire is a wedding venue which pairs a stunning setting with impeccable customer service.


Overlooking 330 acres of Cheshire countryside, the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is located in Tarporley, Cheshire - two miles from the A49 and 14 miles from Crewe train station. The hotel is 27 miles from Liverpool Airport and 28 miles from Manchester International Airport.



Committed to ensuring your wedding day is perfect, wedding specialist and events coordinator, Debbie Catchlove, and her events team offer a wealth of experience to make your dreams a reality. Working alongside recommended suppliers and the hotel's talented in-house caterers, the wedding planning team ensure the highest standards of quality are met.



Whether you're looking for a lavish five course meal or an informal buffet, the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa offers catering options tailored to every couple. Wedding breakfast choices include John Ross Jnr smoked haddock fishcakes to start, braised shin of Scottish beef to follow and sticky toffee pudding to finish. Completing the dining experience, fair trade tea and coffee with shortbread biscuits and petit fours are served. Vegetarian and children's menus are also available.

A buffet, BBQ and hog roast can be provided for the evening catering, as well as canapes and midnight munchies. Upgrades on drinks packages are offered in three tiers - ranging from silver to platinum.



The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa can accommodate up to 180 day and 200 evening guests. Civil ceremonies are catered for by the glass fronted Castle Suite, which is also used to host wedding receptions and contains a dedicated bar service and reception area. Couples can also marry in the Macdonald Premier Portal Golf Club, set within the grounds of the hotel, which features an octagonal room for a civil ceremony or wedding reception, and can guarantee complete exclusivity.

The hotel's waterfall feature, which sits on the golf course, together with the manicured gardens and magnificient grounds, present plenty of idyllic places for photographs. Sitting atop the hotel pool, a lawned terrace provides a glorious area to hold the drinks reception and outdoor games at a summer wedding. 

Three golf courses, an 18m pool, state of the art gymnasium, thermal suite, Elemis spa and beauty rooms all allow guests the chance to unwind and relax before and/or after the big day. The lounge bar, Scottish Steakhouse and St Andrews Sports Bar deliver enjoyable areas in which to dine and drink.





Comprising 85 luxurious bedrooms, wedding guests can rest assured that their accommodation needs are met. All rooms include en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs, WiFi access, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and trouser press, safe, hairdryer and complimentary mineral water. As part of the wedding package, guests can enjoy discounted rates on rooms, while the bride and groom can indulge in the peace and quiet of their very own complimentary signature suite which offers a private and spacious patio and balcony area.





The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa offers a variety of wedding packages that can be tailor made to meet the requests of each and every couple. Based on 60 day and 80 evening guests, the Wedding In A Box package covers all the essentials and starts from £5,995 - which includes the following:

  • Red carpet entrance
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator
  • A glass of prosecco per person on arrival
  • Three course wedding breakfast with coffee and petit fours
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person
  • Flower arrangement for the top table and choice of centrepieces
  • White chair covers with colour sash of your choice
  • A glass of prosecco for the toast
  • Use of cake stand and knife
  • Personalised menus
  • Wedding breakfast room hire
  • DJ and disco
  • Evening buffet
  • Bed and breakfast in a signature suite for the bride and groom on their wedding night
  • Menu tasting for the bride and groom



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