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Highfield Hall Hotel sold to Gilchrist Group

The venue has been sold to wedding specialists, Stuart and Samantha Gilchrist of Gilchrist Collection, who plan to continue operating the property as a wedding venue.

Highfield Hall Hotel, a wedding venue located between Chester and Wrexham in North Wales, has been sold for the first time in 10 years for an undisclosed sum. 

Highfield Hall has been operated by Richard and Lorraine Earl as a family-run, independent wedding venue since 2012. The Grade II listed property, which dates back to 1760, has two-acres of landscaped gardens and features a range of indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces for weddings.

The venue has been sold to wedding specialists, Stuart and Samantha Gilchrist of Gilchrist Collection, who plan to continue operating the property as a wedding venue.

Samantha Gilchrist said: “We are thrilled to add Highfield Hall into the Gilchrist Collection as our first venue in Wales. Lorraine and Richard have done an incredible job and we are very excited to look after the venue that they so lovingly established. 

“We very much look forward to holding wonderful, exclusive weddings for many years to come and we are very happy to have been introduced to this venue by Christie and Co, who have been a delight to work with every step of the way.”

Richard and Lorraine Earl said: “We purchased Highfield Hall nearly ten years ago with the aim of developing it into an exclusive-use wedding venue, to help couples have a great day. We have been very fortunate to have achieved this and have been privileged to be a part of many wonderful weddings.

“However, after 30 happy years of marriage, we felt it was time to look at the next stage of our life journey and decided to look at selling Highfield so we could plan a 

Tom O’Malley, associate director at Christie and Co, who handled the sale, said: “After my initial meeting with Stuart, I knew that Highfield Hall would be the perfect property for him and Samantha to add to their growing portfolio of wedding venues. I wish them the best of luck with the business and also hope Lorraine and Richard enjoy a very happy, and well deserved, retirement.”

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