Stockport Council would like to make more of the beautiful chapel and surroundings by using it as a venue for civil wedding ceremonies.
Their events team held a meeting with the Friends of Chadkirk to discuss their plans. We were advised that there might be up to 12 weddings a year. On those days the chapel would be closed to the general public. For the rest of the year it would be business as usual, with members of public able to enjoy the gardens and with Chadkirk Chapel open to visitors at weekends on days when there are no weddings booked.
Weddings are usually planned months in advance so there will be plenty of notice of any closure.
Regular events at Chadkirk, especially the well dressing, will not be affected and will take place as usual.
The Friends of Chadkirk and representatives from the events team were present at the Werneth Area Committee meeting on Monday 29th January and spoke in favour of the proposal.
The Chadkirk wedding brochure can be accessed via this link: http://www.stockportevents.co.uk/weddings-at-chadkirk-chapel/