Wedding venue inspiration - Unique and unusual 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.

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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.

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

Oddfellows, Chester

The gorgeous Georgian townhouse wedding venue is set on one of the loveliest streets in Chester, only moments from the River Dee. Its interior is delightfully idiosyncratic and whimsical, where nothing is as it seems. The Secret Garden is set at the rear of the hotel and provides a magical setting for photography against seasonal planting, oversized lamps, water features and outdoor fires.

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.

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.

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.

St George’s Hall, Liverpool

Recognised as one of the finest neoclassical buildings in the world, the Grade I listed wedding venue St George's Hall opened in 1854 as an outstanding expression of the confidence and ambition the Victorian's had for Liverpool. You have the difficult choice two spectacular spaces for your day. With its impressive chandeliers, huge bronze doors and marbled walls adorned with statues and stained-glass windows, the Great Hall simply oozes magnificence, leaving your weddings guests undoubtedly enthralled. It can host an impressive 800 loved ones for the "I dos" and 550 for the celebrations.

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.

Leasowe Castle, Wirral

Overlooking the idyllic Wirral coastline this historic wedding venue, offers ample opportunity for some stunning wedding photographs. The venue's grounds also offer a luxurious setting with impressive sea views, and the beach just five minutes away. The fairytale 16th-century castle itself boasts grand furnishings alongside authentic, historical charm. It's ideal if you're looking to tie the knot in a picturesque location. Leasowe Castle is home to five different venues, including the Keep, Star Chamber and Castle Suite. The venue also boasts an in-house restaurant, Brasserie 1593, as well as Wreckers Bar, which serves a variety of signature cocktails.

Oh Me Oh My, Liverpool

Brought to you by the team behind Leaf on Bold Street, wedding venue Oh Me Oh My was established in 2013 when the team stumbled across the beautiful hidden city centre venue and fell in love with it. Located opposite the city's iconic Three Graces and world heritage waterfront, the venue lives in the heart of downtown Liverpool. Built in the 1920s it was once home to the prestigious former Bank of West Africa House.

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.

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding when making any enquiries.