Hillbark Hotel & Spa

(73 reviews) 73 5
Royden Park Frankby Cheshire CH48 INP
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About Hillbark Hotel & Spa

Royden Park, Frankby
Cheshire, CH48 INP

Set in 250 acres of beautiful parkland and overlooking the scenic Dee estuary across to the hills of North Wales, Hillbark’s character appearance hides a fascinating history.

Hillbark is, without question, the Wirral's finest wedding venue. Whether you are planning a small intimate wedding or a larger celebration, Hillbark's unique configuration means that we are able to accomodate weddings of all sizes, whether in The Great Hall, the Dining Room or The Ballroom. We are licenced for civil wedding ceremonies throughout the hall and boast a beautiful outdoor option during those summer months.  

The Ballroom is a luxurious marquee structure designed for both your Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception with beautiful views and direct access to the grounds. An adaptable space which can be suitable for up to 500 guests whilst having the ability to be used for much smaller ceremonies.  

As a luxury wedding venue we offer a variety of packages and and services. Through the work of our experienced Wedding Planners we can also create bespoke experiences and packages. Hillbark Hotel is available on an Exclusive Use basis. Please speak with our team for further information.

The house was originally built in 1891 (on Bidston Hill in Birkenhead) for the soap manufacturer Robert William Hudson. Germany’s Crown Prinz Wilhelm was so impressed with the house that in 1913 he built a copy for himself in Potsdam; the famous Potsdam Agreement at the end of World War 2 was signed there. Hillbark was sold in 1921 to Sir Ernest Royden and in 1928 was moved to its present site, brick by brick, finally being completed in 1931.

The house contains a variety of interesting features: the Great Hall has a 1527 Jacobean fireplace from Sir Walter Raleigh’s house, a set of William Morris stained glass windows and a pair of 13th century church screen doors; the library was originally in a stately home in Gloucestershire; and the Yellow Room restaurant contains a magnificent 1795 Robert Adam fire surround.

• 2 AA rosette standard dining • Luxurious accommodation for guests • The North West’s leading and only 5 star Country House Hotel • Hillbark is marriage and civil partnership approved • Available on an Exclusive Use basis • Marquee available throughout the year

Facilities at Hillbark Hotel & Spa

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Health Suite
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking

Hillbark Hotel & Spa Reviews (73)

A beautiful venue but the hospitality was poor
Venue Service

By Rebecca Handford, on 15 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Aug 2019

The planning, the build up to the big day, I cannot complain about. The owners and wedding planner were amazing. However, the day of our wedding, the operations manager, who overseen our special day was unprofessional, her body language; reflected that of a ‘stroppy teenage girl,’ she was unapproachable, passive aggressive and very short tempered with our guests. She brought our wedding to an abrupt close 2 hours before the wedding was due to finish; by pulling the plug out of the music system, telling guests that the ‘wedding was over.’ As a couple, we had no last dance, we were so confused, as were our guests and when the maid of honour made enquiries, for the last dance, she was told ‘she could put music on her phone and we could dance around the music from the phone.’ I share this because i wish for no other bride or groom to experience what we experienced, 8 weeks after our wedding day, we still as a couple our trying to move on from this experience, of a 5 star hotel.

Incredible wedding
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By Yanushka and Joshua, on 12 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Nov 2017

There are no words to describe our wedding day. The perfect day, the perfect planning from start to finish. The ballroom marquee is to die for and the food is just incredible. Thank you to all of the Team at Hillbark Hotel.

Big thank you
Venue Service

By laura & steve, on 27 Nov 2009

We wanted to write and say a big thank you for making our wedding day so special. The service we received was outstanding and all involved made sure we had the best day we`ve ever had! Hillbark has been renovated beautiflly and with such lovely staff it always felt wecoming and comfortable. I`m sure we`ll see you all again, as we`ll miss our visit to see you all. thanks once again laura and steve murphy

amazing day
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By Rachel & Mark Arnold, on 23 Oct 2009

Thank you for the most amazing day and that was all down to you. Thank you for all your help before, during and after the day. We couldnt have done it without you.

beatifull day
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By Elliott & Stewart, on 23 Oct 2009

Thanks to everyone at Hillbark for the most beatiful day. You were all so helpfull and efficient,making it the most brilliant and perfect day for us all.

fantastic day of our life
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By Claire & Michael Ward, on 23 Oct 2009

Thanks for helping to make our wedding day the most fantastic day of our lives.The whole day run so smoothly.

just perfect
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By Jackie & David Mahon, on 23 Oct 2009

We cant thank you jana and the team at Hillbark enough fot all your hard work on our wedding, Wr had a truly amazing day and everything was just perfect

big day
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By Christina & David Owen, on 23 Oct 2009

Thank you for making our Big day so special. Everything was perfect, ther service, the food the whole experience ! We could not ask for anymore and we will treasure this day & the Hillbark ,,efect ,, forever !!!

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By Joan & John Mckenzie, on 23 Oct 2009

Dear Craig,Jana,Paul all the staff. You offered us perfecton... and that is exactly what we got! Many thanks for a brilliant,happy wedding day for our daughter

fantastic day
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By Claire & Kev, on 22 Oct 2009

Thanks to Jana and all the staff for making our day so special.

starting the sunshine
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By Sally & James, on 22 Oct 2009

Thank you all the staff and Jana for your help and hard work for our wedding, we both had a amazing day. The setting was perfect and well done on starting out the sunshine.

massive thank you
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By Ann Fraghall, on 22 Oct 2009

Thank you all the staff for all the help and assistance making everything go so well at our wedding day.

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