Here at Mere Brook House we like to help create truly remarkable memories and we work tirelessly to ensure your big day is everything you dreamed of. Set in beautiful grounds, this Edwardian country house is wonderfully romantic at any time of year.
Now that our glorious Garden Room is licensed, you are able to hold your ceremony at Mere Brook House as well as your wedding breakfast. The Garden Room is a lovely bright room with views of the gardens wherever you look.
You and your guests have exclusive use of Mere Brook House on your wedding day and we encourage you to take over all parts of the property including the stunning gardens that extend to four acres.
Mere Brook is ideal for the more intimate and relaxed wedding. We can accommodate up to 62 guests for a formal, sit down wedding breakfast or, if you prefer a more informal buffet style, we can accommodate up to 120.
We can provide a range of canapés during a drinks reception, which can be held in the spacious hall area featuring a real log fire - ideal for the colder months - or in the light, bright Garden Room where you and your guests can spill out onto the patio, overlooking the gardens and pond. We offer a choice of starters to your guests, which are served to you at the table and then we like to provide options for the main course and sweets by bringing your guests through our country kitchen and letting them see what we have to offer. We actively encourage guests to try some of everything instead of only having one thing. However, if they only want one thing, we are always happy to pile it up!! The sweets are followed by a local and regional cheese board served in the conservatory with tea and coffee.
As farmers, we are passionate about our food and so tend to favour traditional dishes. For example; roast rib of beef, honey glazed ham, grilled salmon or vegetarian Scouse, all of which are served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables. However, we are always excited to try new dishes so if you have your heart set on a particular dish, we would be more than happy to discuss this with you. Our chef, James, sources local and regional produce wherever possible including using fruit and vegetables from our own garden and even Mere Brook honey from our very own hives!
The real joy of planning your wedding here at Mere Brook is that it is completely tailor-made to your preferences rather than offering Package 1, Package 2 and Package 3, with little room for manoeuvre!! This means that we don't have set charges as the price is entirely dependent on the final menu choices of the bride and groom... For example, we have served everything from a Lancashire hot pot to roast rib of beef to an afternoon tea for a wedding breakfast!
Giving you and your guests the option of having a taste of everything or just having a lot of one thing means that we order much more food than is the standard, recommended amount per person at events and due to that, we can even offer second helpings! This always goes down very well with any teenagers who might be attending!!
After the speeches and toast, guests can choose to relax in any of the three lounges and later join in the dancing in the Garden Room to your chosen entertainment.
In the evening, we can provide a light or more extensive buffet for your guests including any additional evening guests that you may wish to invite. For example, bacon and speciality sausages cooked on the BBQ served with fresh bread and homemade coleslaw followed by flapjack and shortbread, or, a more substantial BBQ including chicken thighs, burgers and lamb kebabs followed by crumble, cheesecake and trifle – the choice is yours! The evening buffet can be served to up to 120 guests.
For more information on event food, please visit our 'Food' page.
The Bride and Groom (overnight stay)
Lorna says, "When choosing the furniture and colours for the Balcony and Queen Bee rooms, I always had in mind that these would make wonderful bridal suites and I am thrilled that we have had several brides and grooms choose these rooms."
If you are hosting your reception elsewhere, we suggest bringing your belongings prior to the wedding where we will give you your keys, including a front door key. This means that you can arrive back at Mere Brook House whenever it is convenient for you.
Preparation for the Big Day!!
Mere Brook House is a superb venue for the evening before your wedding and provides an ideal place for getting ready on your wedding day. Even if your reception is elsewhere, we are happy to host the bridal party or the grooms party, or both! We regularly provide a pre-wedding supper on the eve of the wedding for guests staying with us, along with any staying locally. On the big day the house becomes a fun but mildly chaotic place with an array of various helpers including hairdressers, makeup artists and florists, and we have become experts not only at providing flutes for Champagne and homemade cakes to keep you going, but we also have an endless supply of safety pins, plasters, nail files and needle and thread.
We have eight bedrooms and they currently vary from £90 per night to £130 per night for two people, including breakfast. This includes free access to homemade cakes, cheese, fruit juice and tea and coffee at all times. Free WiFi throughout the property is also available.
“The team at Mere Brook House hosted our wedding in September 2013. From the outset they demonstrated an invaluable and experienced understanding of our needs as customers. Their suggestions as to how to improve our ideas for the event were helpful yet unobtrusive and they never pressured us to make any changes we did not want. In this respect they showed a willingness to go the extra mile and meet all our requirements – they were particularly helpful and considerate towards our disabled guests. In essence, their warm, friendly and professional approach to business, without compromising attention to every detail, was their outstanding quality.
They proved their adaptability in meeting the precise timings required throughout the weekend long celebration, including hosting an impromptu birthday celebration on the eve of the wedding.
All food served over the weekend showed a high degree of commitment to quality and taste with the emphasis being on produce that had been sourced on the Wirral. Overnight guests were encouraged to help themselves to home-made biscuits and locally sourced cheeses from the fridges in the kitchens, which contributed to the feel of this being a celebration in a comfortable home.
It was particularly pleasing that young people were employed as part of the team and had clearly been mentored to develop their talents; they clearly were also committed to continuing the Mere Brook House ethos.
All in all the extremely high standards of the food, accommodation, and the comfort of the venue contributed to all our guest commenting with high praise on all aspects of the wedding. The whole ambience of the venue successfully recreated the atmosphere you would expect from such a celebration in your own home.” (Paul & Kate Spence (Married at MBH September 2013)
Cost is dependent on many different factors so if you wish to enquire about a wedding or particular event at Mere Brook House, please do not hesitate to get in touch so we can arrange a full viewing including seating arrangements, the grounds and the bedrooms, so you can get a real idea of what we do. We will be more than happy to answer all of your queries and questions in person or via email.
FULLY BOOKED FOR 2018 AND 2019!! NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND!
We limit the number of weddings we hold per year to ensure every Bride & Groom has exclusivity. We are delighted to say, we have just taken our last available booking for 2018 and 2019 and we are now taking enquiries for 2020 and beyond! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested... As mentioned, we have limited availability!
For more information, or to arrange a viewing, please email Sarah, our Wedding Co-ordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org