The Willoughbridge Garden Trust is a registered charity (522695) you can help to support the Garden by holding your Wedding here.

Situated on the borders of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire there are stunning views of the surrounding countryside in this magical setting. Marriages and civil ceremonies can be held outdoors in our beautiful 12 acre hillside garden, as well as inside our lovely Bryan Mayer Pavilion.

We are very flexible with arrangements as every wedding is tailored to suit each individual couple and we can offer the opportunity for any of the following for your day:

  • Wedding Ceremony only.
  • Wedding Ceremony & Reception.
  • Wedding Reception only.
  • Venue

As  we offer various wedding options, please contact us on 01630 647237 or email to discuss your wedding.

Wedding Ceremony

We are very fortunate to have several licensed venues within the garden where you are able to legally marry.

The Belvedere Pavilion and lawn are hidden away at the top of the garden with wonderful countryside views where your ceremony will be held outdoors. We will arrange for all seating for your guests for the ceremony and can seat up to approximately 150.

If you are looking for an indoor venue we have the Bryan Mayer Pavilion which can seat up to 70 guests for the ceremony.

For an intimate ceremony of up to 10 guests we are also able to offer the Glasshouse.

Wedding Reception

We have many options available for you to host your wedding reception here at Dorothy Clive Garden.

For an intimate reception of up to 15 people we are able to offer a small marquee or “Little Hat” on the lower tearoom lawn. Set amongst flowerbeds with views over the garden it is at the heart of the garden.

Receptions for up to 40 people we are able to offer the Mayer Pavilion for a sit down meal for you and your guests for your reception.

Our super in house catering tea are able to offer the choice of a “Wedding Afternoon Tea” or “Rustic Wedding Buffet” or you are welcome to hire your own caterers.

If you are looking for a venue to have a larger reception, we have a very generous garden paddock lawn which is ideal for you to site a marquee or tipi on for your reception and all of your guests.

We include 3 days hire of the venue so you and your suppliers are able to set up and clear away and have plenty of time.

Any of these reception options can be hired on their own or as part of arrangements along with a ceremony.

Suggested Suppliers

The following contacts are for your information, we do not recommend any suppliers. Our list of suggested caterers, marquee companies and florists ensures that your wedding day will run smoothly and in rhythm with the garden setting. Please contact the companies below for a quotation.


Tipi Hire

South Cheshire Marquees

Clear span or traditional pole marquee hire. 

Malibu Marquees

Clear span or traditional pole marquee hire. 

Jacksons Marquee Hire Ltd

  • Tel: 01538 722 280
  • Email:

Clear span or traditional pole marquee hire. 

Crawford Events

Crawford Events supply a multitude of marquees for any occasion. Various types & sizes are available for Weddings, Garden Parties, Special Occasions & Public Events. Crawford Events website:

  • Contact: Graham Crawford
  • Tel: 01952 840812
  • Mob: 07802696494
  • Email:

Sal’s Catering

Sal’s Caterers was established in 1993 following Sally’s attendance at Winkfield Cordon Bleu College near to Windsor. Sally then had many years working for large organisations in London, catering for directors lunches and corporate events. Following this, Sally returned to Staffordshire, where she originated from, and it was here that she decided to begin her own company.

Sally is passionate about every event, she is the sole point of contact and able to take time out to discuss the details.

The Deliciousist


Tel: 07853961125

Buttercross Farm Foods


Di Shackson

Flores Diem

Ladybird Florist

Alexandra Christina

  • Tel: 01630 661216
  • Mob: 07968550898
  • Email:

Lesley – Made with Love – florists

Tel : -07854 594577

Park Lane Flowers – Rosie Williams

We grow and sell seasonal British cut flowers from our field on the Shropshire/ Staffordshire border. We aim to be as environmental conscious as possible supporting and promoting wildlife. Our flowers are truly seasonal, scented and wild!

  • email
  • Facebook: @park_lane_flowers
  • Instagram: @park_lane_flowers


Mobile bar & catering hire

Crock a While

Catering & linen hire


Wedding venue dresser

  •  Tel: 07944 501453
  •  Email:

Prop the Question

Wedding props & venue dresser

Classic Spanish Guitarist – Richard Chapman

I’m a very experienced classical guitarist who has played in a lot of weddings and corporate events as well as playing professionally as a soloist in classical music festivals. I trained at Trinity College of Music in London.

I can offer repertoire that covers light classical pieces, Spanish music as well as instrumental arrangements of popular songs. I am also happy to meet couples and play a bit if that helps.

For further details please click on my wedding page link below where you can also hear some recordings I’ve made. These recordings are a little less classical in style but will give you an idea of what I do.

Harpist – Amie True

AMIE TRUE HARPIST – Wedding Packages

AMY TRUE HARPIST 1 – for Special Events



Helen Cotton Photography

Jamie Ricketts Photography

  • Tel: 07540 838727
  • Email:
  • Web:
  • Facebook: @jamierickettsphoto
  • Instagram: @jamierickettsphoto

Olivia Lawton Photography

Aaron Evans Photography

  • Tel: 07885 519353
  •  Facebook: @aaronevansphoto

Kapture Photography Stoke

  • Contact: Dean Shea
  • Tel: 07720 607283
  • Email:
  • Web:
  • Facebook: @kapturephotouk
  • Instagram: @kapturephotographyuk

Kim Shaw Photography

Celebrant – Caroline Young

I have completed the National Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Namings and Couples.

Mine is a totally rewarding role, working with people to design and deliver unique ceremonies. I am privileged to play a part in significant and memorable moments in people’s lives and totally love what I do.

Working with you, I will create your perfect wedding celebration ceremony, baby naming, wedding vow renewal ceremony, commitment ceremony, in fact any celebration ceremony you may require.

Due to the combined wedding service agreement in Staffordshire, working with a registrar, your day can now be unique, seamless and you will be legally married on the day.

  • Mob: 07812160131