The Moathouse at Acton Trussell stands a few miles from the village of Penkridge in South Staffordshire and is yards from the local Chuch of St James.
On driving up to the location you may be forgiven for wondering about the close proximity of the M6 but honestly, during a recent wedding, I was never aware of it so it isn't an issue. What will delight you hopefully is the canal that runs alongside and provides a perfect backdrop to the days celebrations.
At the front of the hotel is a small lake that offers many great photo opportunities. The main room opens onto a small terrace which was perfect for guests to chat and enjoy the canapés while more photo's were done with the canal as a backdrop. Later on this benefits from the setting sun which can give a lovely backlight to portraits and hopefully, if conditions are right, a lovely sunset.
The staff were welcoming and very helpful, going that bit extra to provide a screen, projector and speakers so we could show a short video message from absent friends. Nothing seemed too much trouble.
The room where the reception took place was decorated beautifully and there are other rooms where guests can relax and enjoy some quiet during the busy day. When the meal was served we were not disappointed, and the evening buffet was no exception. All in all I found it difficult to fault anything on the day we were there. We stopped overnight in a modern spacious room with a huge comfy bed and the following day we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with family and friends.
If you are looking for a location in that area I definately recommend the Moathouse and better still if you need a photographer give me a call.