Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

£4800 - £7500 for a package
Up to 160
85 Bedrooms
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Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf and Spa resort is the perfect location to host your fairytale Wedding weekend. With Wedding packages built to suit the vision of your perfect Wedding and a outstanding team
Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
We have three difference packages available starting at £4800.00, based on 60 day guests and 80 in the evening. We can also offer bespoke packages based on your numbers and what you would like included. Get in touch with your requirements for a accurate quote.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Canapés included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Your perfect wedding begins with your perfect venue, and here are Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, we can promise you the day of your dreams. Host your civil ceremony and wedding reception at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa and celebrate in style with up to 200 guests in our event suites. Both of our stunning event suites have their own bar and reception areas and enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, as you and your guests enjoy our award-winning food and four-star facilities. Your special day should be perfect - that's why one of our expert wedding co-ordinators will be on hand to help you plan your personal fairytale. We'll take care of you from the moment you enquire with us, right through to the big day itself.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chloe Heywood-Dean & Nicky Morgan
Hello- I have the amazing job of looking after all the weddings at Portal Hotel Golf and Spa. With 5 years of planning weddings (including my own) I do know how exciting, daunting and complex planning your big day can feel. I am here at Portal to provide all our couples with the experience and knowledge I have gained throughout the years. No wedding is the same, and I love being a part of each one and making sure you have that truly magical memorable day.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Owen Quilter-Coan
Married in September 2021
September 2021
We couldn't have asked for better staff
We had our wedding here on the 11/9/2021 and it the hotel was just perfect in size for our numbers, had enough outdoor space (away from the golfers) to entertain our guests children and to top it off honestly we couldn't have asked for better staff, the reception staff were very accommodating to the needs of all our guests, and the catering team were near perfection with the food. The highlight however were the team be running our wedding, Niki and Kristan (sorry if I've spelled your names wrong) treated us so well it was like we'd known them our whole lives and like they were extra family members attending the wedding.
Rachel Louise Jones
Wedding: September 2021
September 2021
Had a lovely time at a wedding
Had a lovely time at a wedding, my partner and I were really excellently catered for as vegans, and the staff were incredibly well organised and helpful.
Becky Quilter-Coan
Married in September 2021
September 2021
Beautiful experience with the team at MacDonald Portal
I really really don't know where to start with this, we have had the most beautiful experience with the team at MacDonald Portal, right from booking our wedding in April 2019, all the way through the pandemic, to assisting me in every single way possible. Chloe and Nicky have been the most wonderful wedding planners and we generally couldn't of picked a better team to get us through the hurdle! We had the most amazing time ever over the full weekend, the food was absolutely amazing (thank you so so so much Chefs). A special thank you to Kristen- an absolutely beautiful soul, from arriving on Friday night all the way through until 3am on Sunday morning, she was with us helping with anything she could, it felt like I had known her all my life. Nothing has been too much trouble- even during lockdowns!!! Me and my now husband felt so welcome and like part of the family! There was always enough staff for the bars, noone was ever waiting long for anything at all! Nicky was the best golf caddy driver 😉 and I am so so so sad everything is over now! So grateful to have found this beautiful hidden gem!! Thank you so much 🥰
Rebecca Male
Married in June 2021
June 2021
Small and Intimate Wedding
Despite all the restrictions and rules that were in place at the time, you really helped make our day feel very special for us after what was such a stressful and sometimes very upsetting rollercoaster ride of pandemic wedding planning! When we returned to you after our ceremony at Chester Town Hall, we loved every minute of our ride on the golf buggy over the course which enabled us to get some really wonderful wedding pictures, thank you for facilitating this for us! I will never forget spotting the little vases of flowers you put out for us in the Castle Suite too, despite us not being allowed any decorations in there - those little touches really warmed my heart. And finally, for putting our song on and turning the volume up a little louder than you were allowed so we could do our 'first dance'. You were fantastic and I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to email you to thank you! Thank you so very much and please extend our thanks to all the staff that were on shift that day, who waited on us and were all so kind.
Location & Contact Details


Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DJ, England

Travel Notes

2 miles from A49 (Sat Nav: CW6 0DJ)

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

14 miles from Crewe Train Station

Nearest Airport

27 miles from Liverpool Airport and 28 miles from Manchester International Airport

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All Weddings are the best in my opinion, each have their own flare and differences. Its making sure you have the best day which is important.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Dont stress about anything! The process should be fun and enjoyable so take your time and it will all come together in the end.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

All our weddings are unique and bring individual special personal touches.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Magnificent Gardens, Idyllic, Perfect, Intimate, Elegant.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many - but If I had to choose one then the waterfall in the grounds.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We value our Bride & Grooms privacy !

What’s your favourite canapé?

We have am amazing selection of canapes you can choose from.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We offer a selection of delicious midnight munchies to suit all dietary requirements.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Out stunning waterfall nestled in our stunning grounds.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our excellent service and the finest dining experience within our stunning countryside.