Wedding Celebrations at Woodford

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Whilst Covid-19  Local restrictions still apply in Stockport and as such wedding receptions and celebrations for up to 15 people, in the form of a sit-down meal are not permitted we pride ourselves at WWMCC on our flexibilty.

We take the Covid regulations very seriously and our covid risk assessment is here. We completely understand the difficulties and uncertainties currently surrounding the booking of an important event like your wedding. Please talk to us about your event, we aim to be as flexible as possible and make sure your wedding goes ahead. We also understand that if things go all wrong for reasons beyond your control we will refund your deposits.

Please read carefully the current Government Guidance on weddiing ceremonies and receptions before making any plans.

Current proposed Gov “roadmap”

The Small Hall can be set up for your wedding vows renewal ceremony and then you and your guests move through to the Large Hall for the celebrations. The Small Hall sits approximately 70 people for a vows renewal ceremony. If more space were needed, an alternative would be to use the Large Hall for the ceremony with your guests sitting at round tables and either move through to a marquee on the field for the celebrations or remain in the Large Hall. The Large hall holds approx 200 people (up to 150 sitting at round tables or 120 – 130 plus a dance foor) and measures 50ft x 32ft. The Small hall holds 80 people and measures approx 36ft x 23ft

WWMCC large hall decked out with marquee linings
getting ready for a wedding reception

The Large Hall can be decked out with marquee linings which provides a complete transformation.

View our wedding gallery

The hire of the Centre for a Saturday wedding is as follows:
The Large Hall will be available from 2pm on the Friday afternoon so that you may dress the hall. The whole Centre is available from 8am Saturday morning through to Sunday lunchtime.

If you would like to get an idea of availability and how it all works please take two minutes to complete our preliminary wedding enquiry form and we will get back to you asap.

An outline guide to costs are as follows: Basic Hire £1000, Basic hire but with the Large Hall lined out in marquee linings £1500 (installation and hire of marquee linings is in addition to the £1500), Hire of Centre with marquee / teepee on the field £1500 (installation of marquee / teeepee is in addition). As stated, these are outline costs, you may require other facilities which would incur additional charges so do please contact us before taking it as gospel that your event will cost exactly one of the two prices outlined above.Thank you.

wwmcc LARGE hALL SET FOR A WEDDING WITH MARQUEE LININGS
Jubilee Garden at WWMCC

This is our lovely Jubilee Garden which is located at the Small Hall end of the building. It makes for a very pleasant spot for you and your guests to relax if you are having a wedding vows renewal ceremony not to mention a perfect backdrop for some photos of your special day.

Once you have made a firm decision to go ahead at WWMCC please complete our Wedding booking form –  in order to secure your celebration in our diary. As we say on the form, we appreciate that you will not have all the information to begin with but that doesn’t matter initially. What does matter is that you complete the form in the first instance. Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Height Restriction Barrier please note that our premises are protected by a height restriction barrier and WWMCC needs to be informed of any suppliers to your event that may be affected by this, of their delivery / arrival times in order that we may lift the barrier.

Useful Links for your Wedding at Woodford
WWMCC’s Bar Service – Ben & Ian are on hand to cater for all your bar requirements  tel: 07979 558356 email
A & M Marquees Knutsford – full blown marquees plus linings for inside the Centre website
Fabulous Together Weddings – brilliant wedding / event planners based in Bramhall website
Southside PA Woodford – DJ, extra staging, additional lighting, disco system website
Add a touch of magic to your event with Paul Hazleby magician website
Lightech for fireworks and amazing lighting website
By Request Catering Cheadle website
Special Edge Catering Poynton website
Thyme Outside Catering Didsbury website
Bowlicious Venue Dressers website

Feb 25th 2021 update.

The roadmap announced by the Prime Minister on February 22nd starts to give a little more clarity on numbers that are anticipated to be permitted at weddings over the next few months. We continue to await more detailed guidance on precisely what those weddings might look like.

Step One: 8th March and from 29th March

From 8th March, all schools will open with outdoor after-school sports and activities permitted. Recreation in outdoor public spaces – such as a park – will be permitted between two people, meaning they would be allowed to sit down for a drink or picnic. Wedding ceremonies of no more than 6 people remain in the exceptional circumstances only category.

From 29th March, outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be permitted. We understand that this will include gatherings in private gardens. Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts will reopen and organised adult and children’s sport, such as grassroots football, will also be permitted. Wedding ceremonies of up to 6 people in all circumstances will be permitted.

Step Two: from 12th April

Step Two from 12 April will, hopefully, if the data permits, see a significant improvement for those planning weddings:

  • Weddings and receptions with up to 15 guests permitted.
  • Non-essential retail opens, hairdressers, and public buildings like libraries and museums
  • Outdoor settings, like alcohol takeaways and beer gardens can open.
  • Indoor leisure, like swimming pools and gyms can open.
  • Self-contained holiday accommodation, such as self-catering lets and campsites can open but for one household only.
  • The end of hospitality curfews and requirements to eat a substantial meal with alcohol.
  • Wider social contact rules will continue to apply in all settings – this means no indoor mixing between different households will be permitted.
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Step Three: from 17th May

The third step will come from 17 May, if the data allows, and sees further lifting of restrictions:

  • Weddings and wedding receptions will be allowed with 30 people.
  • Outdoors, most social contact rules will be lifted, but gatherings of more than 30 will be illegal.
  • Indoors, the rule of six or a larger group of up to two households will be permitted.
  • Indoor hospitality – pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, hotels, B&Bs, indoor exercise classes – *will be permitted with social distancing, possible mask wearing and numbers attending the event less than 1000. Larger indoor performances will be back no earlier than June 21, as part of Step Four.
  • *We await further information about the chances of less social distancing restrictions for outdoor ceremonies and receptions
  • It will be permitted to stay in hotels before and after the event
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Step Four: from 21st June

The fourth step from 21st June will, all things being equal, see all legal limits on social contact removed, with the final closed sectors of the economy reopened – such as nightclubs, theatres, concert hall for events catering for over 1000 attendees. The government hopes that – from this date – restrictions on weddings and other social gatherings will be abolished.

What does Step 4 mean for weddings?

  • We are very hopeful that this will allow for larger weddings over over more than one day.
  • We can’t be certain yet but the implications are that music, dancing and hugging will be part of weddings again – fingers crossed!

 

Pilot Events

It is important to note that from April, the government will run pilots for large events such as weddings, festivals and work conferences. It is hoped that these pilots will help to work out how measures (e.g. enhanced testing) may allow for larger gatherings without social distancing.

What tests must be passed to unlock each step?

The four conditions that must be met at each phase of lockdown easing are:

  1. The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan. The Prime Minister announced the anticipated target of all adults being offered their first vaccine by July 2021
  2. Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number of deaths from the virus or people needing hospital treatment.
  3. Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospital admissions.
  4. New variants of the virus do not fundamentally change the risk of lifting restrictions. 

All dates are “from” and are shown as the earliest date that we will reach each stage in opening.

The Prime Minister’s intention is that this is an irreversible and one-way roadmap out of lockdown. At long last, this should hopefully give couples the confidence to plan their wedding but we must stress that couples still need to be mindful of the four tests being met at each stage.

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