A Fairy Tale Wedding in Cheshire’s Elegant Crewe Hall – Mr & Mrs Shekar

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Jalak and Sunil were married at Crewe hall on the 18th May 2019. Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Crewe hall is a hidden gem. Their Wedding is the perfect example of how Crewe Hall can be your dream fairy tale venue as well as the modern big space required for a traditional Hindu celebration, anything from 10 to 300 guests. 


The site of the mansion dates back as far as 1170! However, it came into the Crewe Family in 1608, and was unfortunately in a very bad way. In 1615, Crewe Hall’s saviour, Sir Randolph Crewe demolished and re-built the house, it was complete around 21 years later in 1636.

The extravagant décor and character of the mansion owes much to the employment of Flemish, Italian and other talented craftsmen. It was then restored again and extended in 1837 into the stunning house we see today. 

Before the ceremony, Jalak had her hair and make-up classically done in one of Crewe Halls Bridal Suites, the Royal. A fun fact – The Royal suite is named so, because it was the suite used by Queen Mary and George when they visited Crewe in 1913!

The classic four poster room boasts its own lounge, perfect for bridal party preparation. As well at this, Crewe Hall now offers a dedicated Bridal Preparation room, solely for the purpose of hair, make-up and Prosecco, if you like!

Once ready, the gorgeous bride, Jalak, walked up the Isle in the Drawing Room which, like many of Crewe Hall’s licensed rooms, features an ornate marble fireplace and decorated ceilings. Set on the front of the mansion, the Drawing Room is naturally bright and is home to numerous decorative large mirrors and tall windows overlooking the front lawns.

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Crewe Hall has six striking rooms licensed for ceremonies, ranging in size, from an intimate party of 10 to a huge 300 guests, as well as the option for an outdoor ceremony on the beautiful rear lawns. 

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Just like Crewe Hall, Jalak and Sunil showed two completely different yet beautiful sides as they went through each of their ceremonies. Firstly, Jalak wore a beautiful traditional white fishtail dress and looked truly graceful, arm in arm with her father as they walked up the aisle. The guests and Sunil were smiling as she beamed towards the front of the room. 

Sunil looked smart in his navy suit and coral tie for the western ceremony, then we see the authentic Sherwani, matching Jalak’s gorgeous burgundy and gold detailed Sari, which were made especially in India and sent across for the special day. We just love how Jalak and Sunil glow with joy! 

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Jalak and Sunil’s Hindu ceremony and Wedding Breakfast took place in the Continental Suite at Crewe Hall. The mansion at Crewe Hall can hold up to 180 guests for a catered package. However, the purpose-built modern events centre can hold up to 300 guests for catered and non-catered packages. Perfect for those looking for the contrast of traditional and modern.

The couple opted for the inclusive self-catered package, to ensure the authenticity of the food served. 

Crewe Hall also offer delicious on-site catering and for most packages include a lavish three course menu and delicious evening buffet. They are also happy to work around each individual couple, building bespoke options, just to suit you! 

The couple’s photographer, Raj Passy, captured stunning images of the Hall, grounds and Events Centre. In these memorable photographs, you can see the Grade 1 listed mansion, grand entrance gates and sleek events suite.

Like most guests that see Crewe Hall for the first time, he was impressed with its character and beauty. Raj is an experienced photographer, and it shows! He demonstrated his natural creativity and eye for detail, successfully capturing the couple and Hall perfectly. 

We think he did a great job! And so did Jalak and Sunil, as they stated,

“The photos we got from the venue are stunning and we have lots of lovely memories that we can look back on.”

When we spoke to Jalak, she gave us a little insight into her and Sunil’s story.

“Sunil and I met on Tinder in 2016 and dated for a couple of years before he proposed. The proposal was a complete surprise, he had planned a picnic at Dunham Massey and found a nice quiet spot for us to have the picnic. When he popped the question, I was in complete shock but over the moon and obviously said yes!’

“We started planning our wedding soon after he proposed. We visited Crewe Hall and fell in love with it straight away! The venue was perfect for us as we wanted to have a civil ceremony, the Hindu ceremony and the reception party all on the same day. Crewe Hall worked for us as we could have our ceremony in the beautiful house and then have the Hindu ceremony in the Continental Suite to accommodate our numbers!”

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When planning their wedding, the couple had a helping hand from the experienced weddings team at Crewe Hall. The two on-site wedding co-ordinators work with each individual couple from day one, ensuring every detail for their day is captured. They know how hard planning a wedding can be, and their specialists are able to assist with all aspects, from flower recommendations to fluffy ring bearers!

Here’s what Jalak said about the team at Crewe Hall;

“Everyone at Crewe Hall was so helpful from the moment we booked the venue till the day after our wedding when we checked out!”


Dresses – Authentic Indian Dress from India

Venue – Crewe Hall – www.crewehallcheshire.co.uk

Cake – Cheshire Cakes – www.cheshirecakes.com

Florist – Occasions Florist – www.occasionsfloristoldham.co.uk

Music – String Infusion – www.stringinfusion.com

Photographer – Raj Passy Photography – Instagram @Rajpassyphotography

Venue Dressing – Qube – www.qubeevents.co.uk


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