Dress the Bride's Top 5 Stockport Wedding Venues

Unique Wedding Venues in Stockport, Manchester.

We love Stockport, and not just because it's Dress the Bride's home, but because it's also home to lots of beautiful, historic buildings, mansions and churches which make for unforgettable wedding venues! In the borough of Stockport you can do everything from a picturesque countryside wedding in a Medieval chapel to a unique wedding in an Art Deco theatre!

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 Photo: Stockport Council Website

Photo: Stockport Council Website

Bramall Hall, Bramhall

Bramall Hall is a Tudor stately home in Bramhall, Stockport and after recent renovations uncovering more historic details, it's more impressive than ever. The Great Hall can hold up to 75 people for a civil ceremony only, or up to 60 people for a civil ceremony with a wedding breakfast. Surrounded by leafy grounds with a lake, river and gardens it's beautiful inside and out!

Chadkirk Chapel, Romiley

 Dating back to 1307, the Grade 11 listed chapel can accommodate up to 80 wedding guests for an idllyc countryside wedding. The venue looks particularly stunning in the snow, so would be lovely for a winter wedding venue!

 Photo: Stockport Plaza website.

Photo: Stockport Plaza website.

Stockport Plaza, Stockport

Stockport Plaza is a fantastic grade II listed Art Deco Cinema and Theatre in the heart of Stockport. They offer the amazing auditorium with private bars for your evening reception where you can dance the night away on stage, the stunning restored Art Deco cafe and cute extras like cinema tickets issued from our pay box on arrival as a keepsake for your guests. Perfect for a vintage wedding or for a couple looking for a truly unique local wedding venue.

 Photo: Stockport Council Website

Photo: Stockport Council Website

Stockport Town Hall, Stockport

Stockport Town Hall is historically known as ‘The Wedding Cake’ due to its white façade and its beautifully designed tiered clock tower. It has several options for wedding ceremony venues including a ballroom or the stunning council chamber.

Wedding Dress Styles - A Guide

Shopping is something we all know how to do, but while shopping for a wedding dress isn't the same as scrolling through ASOS at lunch, it shouldn't be any less fun! When you first start looking there might be a lot of terms which you have never heard of that can make wedding dress shopping seem scarier than it is. Don't worry though, we've created a definitive guide to translate for you! 🤯

 
 

When you start shopping you might be asked what style of dress you like, here are the most popular styles:

Fishtail / Mermaid Wedding Dress - A form fitting dress which flows into a large skirt starting around the knee to create a mermaid or fish tail silhouette.

Ballgown / Princess Wedding Dress - A dress with a large layered skirt starting from the hips. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty's iconic dresses are classic examples.

Tea Length Wedding Dress - A Tea Length Wedding Dress is a dress with a fuller knee length skirt. They tend to be 1950's vintage inspired.

Ilusion - Skin coloured net with embroidery used to create the ‘illusion’ of embroidery floating over skin. 

Sweetheart neckline - When the neckline dips towards the bust creating an almost heart shape. 

Bateau / Sabrina neckline - 'Bateau' is French for 'boat' so it literally means boatneck, which is more elegant than it sounds on paper! It's a high neckline that follows that shape of your collarbone. Meghan Markle wore a classic boatneck wedding dress for her 2018 Royal Wedding.

Queen Anne neckline- A Queen Anne neckline is a dress with a higher collar at the back and a scoop, V-neck or sweetheart at the front.

Train - the long back portion of a wedding dress that trails behind the bride. There are a few lengths of train each with their own name:

Sweep train - A Sweep train is the shortest of trains; at around 6 inches long it's a subtle way to add a bit of tradition to a gown. Perfect for the wedding reception dancefloor or an outdoor wedding! 

Chapel train - A Chapel train is between 12 and 18 inches long. It is the most common style of train as it's just long enough to add a bit of drama, but short enough to allow low maintainence movement.

Cathedral train -  A Cathedral train is the longest for most wedding dresses, measuring from 22 inches. For making an entrance with real impact, they look stunning in wedding venues with a long aisle.

Royal / Monarch train - Serious trains, timewasters need not apply. A Royal / Monarch train does what it says on the tin. Princess Diana's 25 foot train was a classic example.