Clock is ticking on cut-price offer for package worth £20k

PECKFORTON Castle is hoping for a late ‘bidding frenzy’ as its fairytale wedding offer on eBay heads into its final day.

The luxury Cheshire hotel is auctioning off the big day – July 24 – for a fraction of the usual cost.

The average price of a wedding at Peckforton Castle is around £20,000, but loved-up couples could have their dream day if they bid more than £5,100, which is the only offer so far despite the site receiving thousands of hits.

An offer of £6,995 would secure the package outright.

Managing director Chris Naylor said: “We are absolutely astonished by the interest the auction has gathered both nationally and overseas.

“The auction has received thousands of hits from all over the world. We are now looking forward to the final day and are hoping for a bidding frenzy.

“More importantly we hope to host a couple who, ordinarily, would not be able to afford a wedding of this grandeur and make their day really special.”

Peckforton Castle announced their offer on the social media website Twitter on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 19, tweeting: “Bid for your dream wedding at Peckforton Castle. Yes you read this right!”

Mr Naylor added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a lucky couple to have a dream wedding on a prime date.

“We wanted to take it to the masses and to those who might not necessarily be able to afford a wedding of this scale. eBay seemed the obvious choice.”

The day became available after a couple cancelled due to a family bereavement.

The eBay offer, which caters for 60 adult guests attending the whole wedding, guarantees the successful bidders will be the only bride and groom on the day.

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