Wedding venue inspiration - Venues

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in Cheshire and Merseyside including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Venues: The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

The Everyman Theatre sits in the heart of the Georgian Quarter on Hope Street, Liverpool and is also a big-day wedding venue. It opened between two iconic cathedrals in 2014 after extensive redevelopment, which produced a Stirling Prize winning building. All of the spaces available for hosting your wedding day are modern, stylish and light. The balcony is accessible from the theatre bar and holds the instantly recognisable Everyman sign, providing a great feature for wedding pics. Hope Street itself is steeped in Georgian history and stands on the site of the old Hope Chapel. The home of theatre in Liverpool, it's surrounded by creative spaces.

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Venues: Frederiks, Liverpool

Frederiks, Liverpool

Located between Liverpool's two cathedrals on the city's iconic Hope Street, Frederiks has been open to the Georgian Quarter since 2013 and is also a big-day wedding venue. The restaurant holds a fabulous reputation for food and all wedding catering is prepared in-house to guarantee exception standards. It offers a variety of menus from formal three-courses to relaxed finger-food and nibbles. Specific dietary menus can also be tailored to meet your guests' requirements. The extensive drinks menu includes an impressive wine list, cocktails, gin serves and craft beers, amongst many other option

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Venues: The Oak Tree of Peover, Knutsford

The Oak Tree of Peover, Knutsford

Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside The Oak Tree of Peover boasts a beautifully secluded setting for weddings. The bespoke oak-framed design is a hidden architectural gem. From the interior you benefit from the stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as bright, natural light during the day and subtle fairy lighting in the evening. There's slate flooring throughout with underfloor heating and you have the use of an open fire during winter months. The Acorn Bar is located in the central hub, which creates a friendly, relaxed ambience with comfortable seating. Guests can take refreshments on the outside terrace or take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy the tranquility of the waterfall. The large pond, nature trail and meadow all offer stunning backdrops for those all-important photographs.

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Venues: Abode, Chester

Abode, Chester

With unparalleled views of England's oldest working racecourse, the contemporary Abode Chester offers a wedding venue in the heart of the city, complemented by exceptional brasserie-style dining and sophisticated design. The hotel will offer you complimentary accommodation for your wedding night as part of your wedding package. You'll also be treated to a menu tasting, gratis on booking.

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Venues: Cheshire View, Christleton

Cheshire View, Christleton

The highlight of this wedding venue, hence it's name, is undoubtedly the beautiful uninterrupted views across the Cheshire countryside. The venue is surrounded by large terraces and well-maintained gardens from which to make the most of the outlook and is delightfully situated on the outskirts of a quintessentially English village. It's a modern and light venue with chic, neutral décor throughout allowing you to shape the day of your dreams. You'll also be gifted a bottle of prosecco on or around your wedding anniversary when you book a table at one of the venue's organised dining functions.

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Venues: Forest Hills Hotel, Frodsham

Forest Hills Hotel, Frodsham

This hotel is a modern build with a stunning location atop Frodsham Hill offering panoramic views over Cheshire, Liverpool and Wales. Part of the beauty of this wedding venue is its contemporary-styled interior, which will easily complement any colour palette. Forest Hills offers no less than five licensed ceremony rooms and two outside areas. So you're well and truly spoilt for choice here! Alternatively, if you opt for church vows there are plenty of green spaces both to the front and rear of the hotel utilising the surrounding views for wow factor wedding shots.

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Venues: Runcorn Town Hall, Runcorn

Runcorn Town Hall, Runcorn

The Grade II-listed White Civic Building is a two-storey Italianate Villa with belvedere tower. This grand building makes quite a first impression as a big-day wedding venue! Guests enter via the Tuscan portico with open balustrade above, and the entrance to the Boston Suite is via the Register Office in the more modern annex.

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Venues: Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows

Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows

Haydock Park Racecourse is a renowned sporting, weddings and events venue and is well versed in hosting spectacular events. The suites here can accommodate everything from small, intimate weddings to large celebrations. Alongside the exceptional planning and detail, which goes into every wedding, the views across the 127 acres of beautiful parkland make the venue a truly romantic setting. Location will be a key consideration for you if you want to spend W-day surrounded by your nearest and dearest, so it's good to know that this venue is located just one mile from junction 23 of the M6 and is easily reached from Liverpool, Manchester and Wigan.

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Venues: Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Chester

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Chester

From the opulent reception with its feature chandelier to the inspired design of 75 bedrooms, this four-star hotel wedding venue represents the height of modern elegance. The impressive red-brick exterior of the original building dates back to the late 19th-century, juxtaposed with the modernity of the sleek reception. The superbly romantic grounds include the beautiful Asian sensory Garden, the picturesque lake with a quaint wooden bridge and the charming thatched gazebo, all set against a backdrop of the charming Cheshire countryside. The Lakeside Gazebo is an ideal spot for romantic al fresco nuptials in the warmer months.

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Venues: Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Wedding venue the Titanic Hotel is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Set on Liverpool's Stanley Dock, it's steeped in illustrious heritage. The grounds hark back to a previous era paired with contemporary luxury to provide one of the most spectacular wedding venues in the city. The luxury four-star hotel boasts views over the Mersey estuary and Tobacco Warehouse, complete with original exposed brick arches, reflecting the hotel's rich history.

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Venues: Chester Racecourse, Chester

Chester Racecourse, Chester

Flanked by the River Dee, wedding venue Chester Racecourse is nestled on the edge of Chester's city walls. A picturesque setting rich in heritage, it's set in thirty acres of breathtaking space. The racecourse's iconic façade is complemented with contemporary interiors and surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns. The talented team of caterers at Horseradish will work collaboratively with you to deliver an indulgent menu for your guests and in the past have provided everything from Bloody Mary bars and lavish barbecue hog roasts to seaside-style fish and chips.

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Venues: Tower Hill Barns, Wrexham

Tower Hill Barns, Wrexham

Tower Hill Barns is an exclusive-use, luxury wedding venue beautifully secluded and nestled amongst 10 acres of the North Wales countryside, close to Cheshire and The Wirral. These idyllic surroundings offer a laid-back ambience and the team are passionate about offering first-class hospitality with a personal touch.

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Venues: The Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Liverpool

The Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Liverpool

A traditional Victorian conservatory, wedding venue The Isla Gladstone offers a sun-flooded interior that breathes warmth and drama into any occasion. Both a significant cultural and architectural piece of history the impressive structure dates back to the 1800s. Nestled amidst picturesque rose gardens, glistening lakes and historical sandstone pavilions the splendor of the venue provides a glorious backdrop bringing the outside in and allowing your imagination to run wild in creating the day of your dreams. The conservatory itself is packed with wonder and charm and is flooded by natural daylight. It can hold 300 guests. The beautiful bandstand offers a fairytale setting for your vows, it lights up in the evening, providing a wonderful photo opportunity for some spectacular couple shots.

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Venues: Knowsley Hall, Prescot

Knowsley Hall, Prescot

Knowsley Hall is a wedding venue steeped in history with original features that date back to the 14th century. From the moment you drive into the private estate, which is home to The Earl and Countess of Derby, you'll find yourselves captivated. The Hall provides a magical backdrop for your big day having welcomed royalty and distinguished guests since it opened its doors in 1495. Despite its grandeur, Knowsley Hall offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere facilitated by the dedicated staff who will ensure you have a big day full of memories to last a lifetime.

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Venues: One Fine Day, Liverpool

One Fine Day, Liverpool

Timeless and romantic, One Fine Day is a wedding venue steeped in history. Located in a striking Grade II listed building, its classic interior is a nod to its historic past. The magnificent marble pillars and high decorative ceilings have all been lovingly restored to reveal the extraordinary beauty of the venue's former life. Ideal if you're looking for a reception venue in the hearty of Liverpool, it simply oozes understated elegance with a contemporary twist. You'll also be able to enjoy a complimentary wedding breakfast tasting.

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Venues: Talhenbont Hall, Gwynedd

Talhenbont Hall, Gwynedd

Talhenbont Hall is a privately run, family-owned estate nestled in the Welsh countryside on the Llyn Peninsula, and built in 1607 it's rich in history. The Hall was constructed by William Vaughan as a wedding present for his new wife Ann. The grounds are simply stunning, featuring an ancient woodland and formal garden, which couples get exclusive use of. The pergoda, where you can exchange vows with no limit on numbers, is positioned on the terrace overlooking the River Dwyfach, which flows through the estate. The position of this venue is certainly enviable, situated as it is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just two miles from the beach.

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Venues: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

The Grade I listed Merseyside Maritime Museum boasts an impressive location on the Royal Albert Dock. This wedding venue is steeped in industrial history, making it an iconic landmark in Liverpool. Transformed from a storage warehouse where valuable shipping cargo was stored over 100 years ago, features of this characterful space include stylish exposed brick walls and large beautiful windows. Fascinating objects and artefacts are displayed in spacious galleries, which run throughout. The venue still boasts many of its original features, including stunning colonnades, which overlook the water. This outdoor space is an ideal area to enjoy drinks receptions, evening buffets and barbecues. It even offers you the opportunity to hop on a boat and sail off into the sunset.

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Venues: Leverhulme Hotel, Wirral

Leverhulme Hotel, Wirral

Set in the picturesque village of Port Sunlight, only a short distance from Chester and Liverpool, wedding venue Leverhulme is a true gem overflowing with historical architecture and spectacular photo opportunities. Once the model village's cottage hospital, having originally opened its doors in 1907, the exterior is in keeping with its quaint surroundings, and has received critical acclaim following its high-standard 2008 restoration. Now a Grade II listed boutique hotel this venue offers the ultimate in luxury, sophistication and style. The Art Deco accents offer an air of elegance and flair, bound to impress your guests.

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Venues: Hillbark Hotel, Wirral

Hillbark Hotel, Wirral

The smallest five-star hotel in the UK, this Grade II listed Elizabethan-style mansion has 18 individually designed bedrooms and suites, a luxurious spa and Riviera Restaurant and is a wedding venue. Located in 250 acres of parkland in Royden Park on the Wirral, it overlooks the Welsh Hills, and the setting is overflowing with historic architecture and photo opportunities.

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Venues: Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich

Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich

Wedding venune Arley Hall and Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest, immediately exuding the atmosphere of a cherished family home. The gardens, which are amongst the finest in Britain, are celebrated for their vitality, variety and historical interest. Created over the last 250 years by successive generations of the same family, the gardens offer an unusual blend of traditional design paired with modern ideas. The double herbaceous border is the best-known feature, thought to be the first of its kind planted in England. This, along with the Quercus Illex columns, pleached lime avenue of trees and the furlong walk, make the most glorious of gardens. Exchange vows in The Hall, Cruck Barn or the gardens. The ensuing celebrations can also be held in The Hall or alternatively in the Olympia Building. The venue recommends a maximum capacity of 100 for a sit-down meal with round tables.

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