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Last update: February 2024

Knowsley Hall is a luxury wedding venue in the North West of England. Privately owned by The Earl and Countess of Derby, this grand stately home has played host to royalty and esteemed guests for over five centuries. From the moment you drive through the impossing gates onto the Knowsley estate, you will be completely mesmerised by the sheer size and splendour of the surroundings.

Facilities and Capacity

Knowsley Hall's stunning 18th-century Stucco Ballroom is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and has a maximum capacity of 132 guests. The room exudes romance with its beautiful and ornate gold encrusted detail on the walls and ceiling . After the ceremony, head out to the terrace for reception drinks and canapés on a beaiitiful summers day. The terrace overlooks the manicured gardens and fountain, creating a stunning backdrop to capture stunning wedding photographs. Don't miss the chance to capture a breathtaking photo by the lake with Knowsley Hall in the distance. Beyond its grandeur, Knowsley Hall offers cosy and intimate rooms, each adorned with exquisite interiors, magnificent artwork, and grand fireplaces.

Feel like King and Queen as you enter the magnificent State Dining Room, built for the visit of King George IV in 1820. Indulge in a three-course wedding breakfast cooked by our team of in house chefs and courteusly served by our team of waiting on staff. Every dish, as a seal of quality, is personally tasted and approved by the Earl and Countess of Derby.

Extend the magic of your celebration by staying overnight in one of Knowsley Hall's 17 luxury bedrooms. Each room, individually designed by The Countess of Derby, is meticulously maintained by our dedicated housekeeping team. Knowsley Hall proudly retains the 5* Gold Award from Visit England for its accommodations.

Services Offered

Experience complete exclusivity of our stately home and gardens. Choose from seasonal all-inclusive wedding packages, which include a complimentary private menu tasting for two, welcome drinks, a three-course menu, evening food, white table linen, silver candelabras, chair covers and sash, a designated event manager, a master of ceremonies, and more. For flexibility, we also offer venue hire only with the option of bringing in an external caterer. Your wedding at Knowsley Hall promises to be a blend of luxury, history, and personalized elegance.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Asian wedding
Stately home
Historic

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Adele
Adele M. Sent on 22/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Fairytale wedding

We got married this year at Knowsley Hall and it was undoubtedly the best day of our lives.
From our initial tour of the venue to the day itself, it was nothing short of perfect.
Our guests were blown away with the grandeur of Knowsley Hall and it’s history, their expressions and remarks made the day even more special.
Nothing was too much trouble for the amazing staff at Knowsley Hall. They treated us like Royalty from the moment we arrived, making sure we had everything we needed but blended into the crowds to ensure we still had the best time with our friends and family throughout the night.
Our wedding co ordinator Niall was always just a call or email away during the planning process. Some days I spoke to him more than by own Husband to be! He never rushed me and always took the time to listen to what we wanted. The wedding day itself was no different. Niall was never far away and he even helped to calm my nerves as I stood with my Father before entering the ceremony. He was professional and reassuring, we can not thank him enough.
Everything about Knowsley Hall is impressive. The grounds, the decor, the staff, the food, the accommodation. It was all truly exceptional. We wish we could do it all again.
Knowsley Hall is more than just a venue to us. We left as Husband and Wife, but we left a piece of our hearts at the Hall. We hope to return one day 🤍
Katherine
Katherine B. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The ultimate wedding venue

When we got engaged in September 2021, I knew there was a huge chance we’d book this venue. It ended up being the only place we viewed. I fell in love as soon as we went up the driveway for a private viewing. What sealed the deal so quickly was the quality of the information and the transparency of prices. There is no POA or hidden costs here, you get exactly what they tell you in your package and all extras are extremely reasonable.
The build up to the big day was extremely chilled, we visited several opening evenings and waited for our date to approach. Communication was only when necessary unless I had questions, and ramped up in the last 6 months.
Niall, Megan and all the other staff who looked after us went above and beyond and offered advice if needed, but never ever over stepped anywhere!
Our day itself was beyond perfect, everything we hoped for and more. Everyone was in awe of the venue and the totally private hire was so special! The highlights were the food and the service! I wish I could do it all over, and every time I’d pick Knowsley. Just exceptional, thank you for everything! Mr and Mrs Lord, September 2023
Rebecca
Rebecca P. Sent on 14/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Pendlebury

We cannot thank Knowsley hall enough for making our special day so PERFECT! Knowsley was the only venue we actually looked at when looking for our wedding - we knew from the start the kind of venue we were looking for and as soon as we stepped into the grounds we knew this was the perfect place. From the start of wedding planning to our wedding day they were absolutely fantastic and went above & beyond to make sure everything was as we asked. On our wedding day everything flowed, Nial was an actual dream & I cannot thank him personally enough as I did not have any doubts or worry the entire day everything was just unbelievably organised and I wish we could go back & relive the most amazing day. Thankyou so so much to all the staff and if your looking for an unbelievable stately home wedding which will be breathtaking then this is the venue for you! x
Smita
Smita C. Sent on 29/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding July 2023

We fell in love with Knowsley Hall the minute we arrived for our first visit.
The venue is exceptionally beautiful and exudes a grandeur and elegance which is surpassed by none in the area.
The staff are so knowledgeable, kind and helpful. Every detail is well thought of and they go out of their way to make your day special in every way.
The food is top notch and no matter which option you choose from their menu, it is quite impressive.
I am vegetarian and the chef prepared a lovely vegetarian option for me and a handful of my guests. We stayed the night before the wedding. The dinner the night before and the breakfast on the day of the wedding was gorgeous. We got so many complements from all our guests on the beauty of the venue, the food and how every little detail was so well managed.
We found the fact that they had their own chef and also offered evening entertainment really helpful as it meant that we had to do less arranging and co-ordinating.
All in all, we had the most spectacular wedding and it is thanks to the team at Knowsley!
We couldn’t have chosen better.
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Holly M. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful day, just perfect

I’ll be honest, Knowsley Hall was not our first choice, we had booked a place close by on the Wirral but was cancelled due to a fire. My parents always had reservations with our first choice due to the constant lack of transparency and communication. From the moment I looked at Knowsley hall on an evening open day the staff couldn’t be more helpful and attentive and through the whole process they couldn’t do enough for us and planning was a breeze. Nothing was too much trouble and there was always prompt communication and replies to emails. We couldn’t believe the contrast in styles to the way management handled everything compared to our first venue. The day was wonderful , everything we could have imagined and more. Would recommend Knowsley hall in a heart beat and it should have been our first choice all along! The accommodation was beautiful and food was exceptional.
Dale
Dale F. Sent on 15/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day

The day was perfect from start to finish, everything was so effortless we didn’t have to worry about a thing. It’s the dream location all are wedding photos are amazing with breathtaking backdrops. They have the perfect upmost professional team working there! The team are so organised they only do weddings so everything is meticulously planned and executed without you having to worry about a thing. There is quite a lot off things included in the price that are add ons at most wedding places and nothings to much for them. Thanks
Melissa
Melissa M. Sent on 15/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing venue with even more amazing staff

Knowsley Hall is just the most amazing wedding venue! The hall itself is impeccable, so beautiful and full of history that it needs next to nothing doing to it to turn it in to a beautiful setting for a wedding, both inside and outside. We really didn’t want a venue that utilised the same room for the ceremony, breakfast and evening reception and therefore the set up of Knowsley worked perfectly. The day flowed so naturally and there was enough room for our guests without feeling too spread out across different areas. Now for the best part - the staff! From the start the staff could not do enough for us. They helped us plan, went through an extremely detailed pre-wedding checklist to help ensure our day was exactly how we wanted it. On the day the team went over and above, anticipating our needs, providing so much support to our elderly, less mobile guests and doing everything they could to make sure we had the most special day. Our wedding coordinator, Jason, also deserves a special mention for all he did for us! Thank you so much to Knowsley for the best day of our lives.
Lauren
Lauren C. Sent on 25/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Day of our lives 🤍

I don't even know where to begin? From the first drive down the drive way and when you turn the corner to the hall, WOW!

When I was younger and heard about Knowsley Hall and it being on my doorstep, I said to myself, I will get married there one day and luckily enough, my now husband fell in love with the venue just as much as I did. When we viewed it together, we had Goosebumps. We attended multiple opening days and evenings with friends & family (that many that the staff knew who I was!) purely because, how can you ever get enough of visiting such a beautiful place?

From sorting contracts with Viv, to speaking to Jason and then our co-ordinators Matt & Niall, we cannot thank all of the staff enough. The organisation blew us away. When we attended our menu tasting with Matt and Head Chef, Gareth, we knew we were in great, professional hands, all correspondence in a specific folder for our wedding made my organised ways very happy.

The staff, they cannot do enough for you. I read this in many reviews before our day and we honestly do not have enough words for the service provided. Every single member of staff were professional, attentive and also everyone has commented how they were made to feel, that the staff wanted to get to know each person and attend to their requirements/needs. We honestly felt like royalty from the welcome from Matt stood on the steps with our glasses of fizz, to the welcome reception, the top table, our private canapés, the night time and the residents room.

The whole day could not have went anymore perfect, It was streamlined to perfection. Everyone loved that the drinks reception was outside, the wedding breakfast in the state dining room and then the evening in the Stucco Ballroom (and use of all rooms in the hall). We have had many people say that they loved that there was the use of multiple rooms as in other venues you are shoved to other rooms to complete turnarounds and this was not the case. This enabled everyone to enjoy the wedding breakfast which was more formal and when they entered the ballroom, it instantly felt like party time.

The food?! WOW!! From the menu tasting, to the actual day, it is genuinely incredible. Gareth and his team are so passionate and rightly so.

The grounds are beautiful and you just know how much pride is taken in maintaining it.

We have had so many of our guests say it is the best wedding they have ever been too, including our DJ who said he has never had a crowed with so much energy as ours did!

We cannot wait to come back to the hall in our married life and wish we could do our day all over again. We cannot thank every member of staff enough for ensuring we had the most perfect wedding of our dreams. Thank you SO much Knowsley Hall, from the new Mr & Mrs Dillon!
Andrea
Andrea H. Sent on 03/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Blown away

The staff at The Hall are absolutely amazing & made us feel so welcome & special on our big day! The Hall was spectacular and made our day the most magical, perfect day of our lives! I can’t recommend Knowsley Hall enough!
E Burrows
E Burrows Sent on 01/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal

The grounds and hall are superb and clearly the main selling point when looking for an amazing venue. The venue is an experience in itself, exquisite decor and 5*luxury.
Howvever, the shining stars of getting married at Knowsley Hall are the staff. They are phenomenal. From day 1 of looking round, dealing with the absolute professionals that dealt with money and communication to the events coordinator and his team on the day, I couldn't fault a single thing. They honestly made my day special. They clearly love their jobs and it shows in every aspect. The service from the minute my guests walked in was spot on. Every person who attended my day commented on it, nothing was too much trouble for them.
I think about my day everyday and haven't got a single thing I would change when it comes to making the decision to let Knowsley Hall host it. 100% recommend it to anyone and I'm hoping to 1 day experience it from a guests point of view.
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David M. Sent on 06/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely flawless - a perfect day!

I’m not even sure where to start with this so I will start by saying that everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish!

We viewed several venues and we knew straight away from driving up the drive that Knowsley Hall was the one for us. The venue is just so stunning, we were in complete awe - this doesn’t go away, every time I drove up that drive towards the Hall I was in amazement.

Everything leading up to the day was so seamless, fantastic communication from Niall, Emma and Megan made everything so easy - nothing was too much trouble and they took all of the stress out of it.

On the day, we were looked after by Megan and Adam and they were just fantastic - their attention to detail was second to none - they didn’t miss a thing and were on the ball all day.

Dan, Joseph and Claire were also fantastic, they were so warm and personable that many of our guests commented on how excellent all of the staff were.

Alex - wow. The food was just incredible! We had almost EVERYONE comment on how good the food was. The beef was the best beef I have ever had. It was just exceptional. And the calamari & watermelon canapé was just incredible!

This review will not do any justice to just how good each and every one of the staff at Knowsley Hall were, you made our day just unforgettable and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anybody.

Thank you all so much for a perfect day that I will never forget.

David & Laura
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Sarah Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible venue and events team!!!!

What an incredible venue and absolutely brilliant staff and service! My husband and i could not be more thrilled with our entire wedding day (and night and next morning!!) and the unbelievable team at knowsley hall. From our initial viewing, countless emails and phone calls throughout the year, to our menu tasting, details meeting, and last minute changes the week before, nothing was too much or too little for them to handle. I had absolutely no stress the day-of and their attention to detail was so above and beyond what i ever could have imagined! My guests were amazed at the historic and opulent home and haven’t stopped telling us how incredible it all was! Thank you SO much to the entire team at Knowsley Hall- you made our dream wedding come true!!! xxx
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Laura M. Sent on 22/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievable

We recently got married at Knowsley Hall. It was the most unbelievablely, stunning & wholesome day. The staff were so kind, caring & attentive. They're attention to detail was beyond belief, myself & Phil had the most incredible day! If your thinking of getting married here please don't think twice it's truly sensational & a true dream come true. Thank you to all you were amazing
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Sophie K. Sent on 05/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Special Day at Knowsley Hall

We had the most amazing wedding day with our nearest and dearest! The team at Knowsley Hall went above and beyond to make sure every detail of our special day was perfect! We cannot recommend Knowlsey Hall enough, as soon as we stepped into the spectacular grounds we knew it was the one, the venue is absolutely stunning.

Thank-you for making our special day so magical!
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Chloe O. Sent on 22/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue

Amazing fantastic venue and staff, couldn’t do enough for you. I will never forget the food it was absolutely out of this world!
Such a scenic place to get married for photos too
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Events

25 Apr
Open Door

Explore their enchanting stately home on Thursday 25th April from 5 pm8 pm.

With a glass of fizz in hand, you will have the opportunity to wander around their stunning rooms and see the Stucco Ballroom styled for a wedding ceremony and State Dining Room for sit down wedding breakfast.

Every wedding held at Knowsley Hall has complete exclusivity of their entire stately home and gardens, so you can fully immerse yourself in a truly stately home experience. Their dedicated and friendly events team will be on hand to answer all your questions.

A selection of their handpicked wedding suppliers will be on hand to offer their advice and ideas to help create the most magical wedding day.

Entry and parking is complimentary.

Date: From 25/04/2024 to 25/04/2024 Schedule 17:00 - 20:00
Place: L34 4AJ, Prescot, Merseyside

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Knowsley Hall L34 4AJ Prescot (Merseyside)
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