The Mere Court

I am delighted to be one of the recommended suppliers at the Mere Court Hotel near Knutsford. I can often be found playing the piano at the regular open evenings or wedding fairs. Both myself and my husband Mark the Piano Guy https://www.thepianoguy.co.uk love playing at The Mere Court as it is a very versatile welcoming and pretty wedding venue in Cheshire. https://www.merecourt.co.uk

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist at The Mere Court
Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist at The Mere Court

Using a Piano at The Mere Court

When booking a pianist at The Mere Court, there are several areas available for your wedding ceremony and my piano can be set up in any of them. I always work with a ‘Dutch grand’ electric white baby grand piano which is portable and can be moved around the venue as necessary. Moving the piano takes about 10 minutes. Couples often book me for their ceremony and drinks reception, or their ceremony and wedding breakfast, or some book me for the whole of their daytime. I am keen to help take the stress out of choosing ceremony music, by offering a FaceTime consultation to give advice and play examples for my clients.

Music for the drinks reception adds a lovely, classy ambience during photographs and mingling, and music throughout the wedding breakfast adds a beautiful soundtrack to the meal, adding background music without dominating too much.

The Conservatory

The conservatory is a beautiful light room that is often used for larger weddings ceremonies and is used for most wedding breakfasts. I can set up anywhere within this room.

Piano at The Mere Court in The Conservatory
Piano at The Mere Court in The Conservatory

The Arboreum

Another popular ceremony location at the Mere Court is the Arboreum which is a lovely room for up to 80 guests. I have played for many ceremonies using my Dutch Grand in the Arboreum but if you are close to capacity on your numbers I can also use a white piano on a stand which takes up much less room.

Cheshire Pianist Liz Hendry at The Mere Court
Cheshire Pianist Liz Hendry at The Mere Court
Piano in the Arboreum at The Mere Court
Piano in the Arboreum at The Mere Court

The Dunkerley

This recently refurbished room has a lovely contemporary look and can hold up to 100 guests. It is a great setting for exchanging your vows.

Wedding Ceremony in The Dunkerley
Wedding Ceremony in The Dunkerley
Mere Court Pianist Liz Hendry in The Dunkerley
Mere Court Pianist Liz Hendry in The Dunkerley
Outside in the Gardens

In the summer months, when the weather is fine, a beautiful option is to get married in the gardens at The Mere Court. The grounds are truly amazing for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. I am able to set up and play for your wedding outside as long as it is dry.

An outside ceremony at The Mere Court
An outside ceremony at The Mere Court

An outside ceremony with a live pianist
An outside ceremony with a live pianist

I have also played for drinks receptions outside at The Mere Court on dry days. If the weather is changeable and guest are popping in and out of the bar area, I can set up in the bar with the windows and door open, so that the music can be heard all around.

An outdoor drinks reception
An outdoor drinks reception

Feedback from recent weddings at The Mere Court

Amy and Josh Healey

I was delighted to play for the wedding of Amy and Josh Healey.

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Mr and Mrs Healey
Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Mr and Mrs Healey

They got married in the Dunkerley and had a lovely wedding breakfast in the Conservatory. Song choices included Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley) Pointless (Lewis Capaldi) Perfect (Ed Sheeran) Marry You (Bruno Mars) and The Climb (Miley Cyrus.)

Amy was kind enough to leave me a google review saying, “Liz played for our ceremony and wedding breakfast on Sunday and well she was absolutely amazing! Blended in so well and the music was just lovely. Such a lovely lady was a pleasure to have her at our special day. Would recommend her to everyone! Xx

A ceremony at The Mere Court

Photo by https://rickdellphotography.co.uk/

Michelle and Luke Brooman

Mr and Mrs Brooman were married recently in a stunning outside ceremony, and I was delighted to play for them all day, for the outside ceremony, outside drinks reception, and the delicious wedding breakfast in the conservatory.

Liz Hendry Pianist with Mr and Mrs Brooman
Liz Hendry Pianist with Mr and Mrs Brooman

Song choices included A Thousand Years (Christina Perri) Heaven (DJ Sammy) and Symphony (Clean Bandit.) Michelle was kind enough to give feedback on my Facebook page, saying “Thank you so much Liz for playing at our wedding. You was absolutely amazing and everyone commented on what a special touch you was to our wedding day. I couldn’t recommend you enough to anyone.”

Alesha and Rob McMahon

It was lovely to play for Alesha and Rob in the Mere court bar area for the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast in the conservatory.

Liz Hendry with Alesha and Rob
Liz Hendry with Alesha and Rob

Mr and Mrs McMahon asked for a wide selection of music during their wedding breakfast. I included Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay) Wings (Birdy) Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift) and One Day Like This (Elbow) Alesha wrote a recommendation on my Facebook page saying, “After seeing Liz at a wedding fair we knew that she would be a wonderful addition to our wedding day. Liz Played during our drinks reception and wedding breakfast and lots of our family and friends passed on how much Liz added to the atmosphere. Thanks so much Liz xx” For more of my reviews visit https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/category/reviews/

Mere Court Wedding

After a couple of postponements of her Mere Court Wedding, I was thrilled to finally play beautiful Laura down the aisle when she married her lovely partner Fez in the Arboreum. As you can see here they were married in front of this lovely window over looking the gardens at the Mere Court, which is just outside Knutsford. Find out more about Mere Court weddings here https://www.merecourt.co.uk/weddings/



They had chosen one of my favourite songs ‘A Million Dreams!’ which I played for Laura to walk down the aisle.

Friends and family had travelled from all over the UK to celebrate with them and they enjoyed amazing food, drinks and lots of fun here at this wonderful Mere Court wedding. I played throughout the meal for them and then I particularly enjoyed the speeches which were really entertaining.

The team here at The Mere Court did an amazing job, as well as
Your Ceremony https://yourceremony.org.uk/
Perfect Weddings Altrincham. https://perfectweds.co.uk/
Moss Wedding Films https://www.mossweddingfilms.com/
Captured by Kate Photography
You can often find myself, or my husband, Mark the Piano Guy, exhibiting at The Mere Court for their open events https://www.thepianoguy.co.uk/

Mere Court Wedding Review

Laura was kind enough to add this lovely review on my Facebook page.

“Liz played at our wedding in December. She was absolutely wonderful! We had Liz play throughout our meal and it was so relaxing to hear for the guests. Liz plays such a range of songs so nothing was too much trouble when we asked for a request. Thank you so much Liz 💓 xxx”

There is another Mere court wedding review at https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/mere-court-hotel/