Knowsley Hall

(9 reviews) 9 5
Knowsley Park Prescot Merseyside L34 4AG
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About Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Park, Prescot
Merseyside, L34 4AG

As soon as you drive through the main gates into the private walled estate, you will be truly mesmerised by the size and beauty of the grounds.  You will be welcomed by our dedicated team as you walk up the stairs into the entrance.  The Hall is exclusively yours for the day to enjoy all the rooms in the house as well as the terrace which offers stunning views across the manicured gardens and lake.

You can exchange your vows in the majestic splendour of our Stucco Ballroom.  This room exudes romance with its gold encrusted leaf craftsmanship and original fireplace.

Your guests can enjoy reception drinks and canapés on the terrace overlooking the stunning grounds.  The vast outdoor space allows you to capture many different and dramatic backdrops for your wedding photographs.  If the weather is not good then celebrate in the fine grandeur of the Walnut Drawing Room surrounded by family photographs, original oak panelling and fireplace, giving that feel of a lived in country house.  The room with its warm lighting and cosy seating and views across the manicured gardens give your guests that relaxed feeling of being in their own home for the day.

Once you are ready to sit down for your wedding breakfast, you will be welcomed into the magnificent State Dining Room through the huge solid oak doors as Mr & Mrs.  Your wedding party will dine on a sumptuous menu and tasted and approved by The Earl and Countess of Derby themselves – planned by you in collaboration with our team of expert chefs and created with ingredients sourced fresh where possible from the Knowsley Estate.

There are 15 bedrooms in the Hall which have all been individually designed by The Countess of Derby herself and are immaculately maintained to a high standard by our team of housekeepers.  Knowsley Hall is the only stately home in the country to be awarded 5* gold standard by Visit Britain so you can rest assure that your stay will be one to truly remember.

• Luxury authentic Stately house, home to The Earl and Countess of Derby. Exclusive hire of the hall • The Hall is set in over 2,500 of landscape gardens offering you numerous places to have your wedding photographs taken. • You will be invited to a complimentary wedding breakfast tasting when you get to try our delicious dishes made by our in-house chef. • Fully licensed for marriages and civil partnerships, enjoy your wedding ceremony in the beautiful surroundings of our Stucco Ballroom • All our 15 bedrooms have been awarded 5* by Visit Britain. Lady Derby individually designed all the rooms herself • Our dedicated wedding team and house staff work together to make sure the house is always immaculate and well maintained

Facilities at Knowsley Hall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Stately Home
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Knowsley Hall Reviews (9)

Took our breath away it was so beautiful
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By Maria & Chris Massey, on 14 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 14 Dec 2019

Everything,just everything was amazing. The Hall was decorated beautifully for Christmas. The trees were just gorgeous. The staff; the waiters & waitresses at the wedding breakfast, the food, the hall, the bedrooms – The honeymoon suite was also amazing also! Absolutely beautiful in every way. We’ve been recommending it to anyone who will listen!

The opulence and grandeur is mind blowing
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By Alex Hughes-Johnson, on 29 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2019

Wow, where do I even start. From the first minute my husband and I walked through the doors to Knowsley Hall, we knew this would be the home of our wedding venue. It’s opulence and grandeur is mind blowing and the customer service from the moment we booked the venue with Vanessa to email conversations with Lesley and Matt and then to the co-ordination on the day by Matt and Jason was exceptional. Myself, James and our guests were blown away by the food. So many of our guests commented on the fact that the food was the best they had ever tasted at a wedding. Paul and his team clearly take great pride in the food they present and we can’t thank them enough for it. It was superb. A special thanks has to go to Matt, Jason and the FOH team at Knowsley. You guys were incredible. James and I didn’t have to think about anything on the day. All of our thoughts and worries were taken care of and you made sure the day ran like clock work. You are all an absolute credit Knowsley and to Lord and Lady Derby. So, if anyone is reading this review thinking, should we book Knowsley Hall, the answer is YES! Your day will be everything and more than you could ever imagine and it will leave its imprint in your hearts forever. Once again, thank you to the whole team at Knowsley. You really did make our day so very special. Xx

You will have the wedding day of your dreams
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By Laura Taylor, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2019

Our wedding at Knowsley Hall was the most amazing experience. The venue is spectacular and the staff at every stage, from planning to the day itself, are exceptional. All the guests commented on how attentive they were, they go that extra mile to ensure that the day is perfect in every way and that every bride is made to feel special. Nothing is too much trouble and they anticipate every need before you can even express it. The food was out of this world, we had several guests with special dietary requirements and Chef went out of his way to ensure that not only were their needs were met but they also had an amazing meal without feeling in any way that they were a bother. This was very much appreciated by the guests and by us as hosts. If you want a stunning venue where your guests will be completely wowed, come and view Knowsley Hall. I am sure that like us you will fall in love with it, and will have the wedding day of your dreams. Special thanks to Wayne and Lesley for making our wedding day dream come true x

Most professional, kind and hard working team
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By Rachael Phythian, on 06 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

Knowsley Hall is the wedding venue of dreams! It is the most magical place you can ever imagine to get married in and we still can’t believe it was ours for the day. When we walked around for the first time we just knew that this was the perfect venue. It is so grand and beautiful, we absolutely love the history that oozes out as your turn every corner. At the very first tour of the hall we felt so at ease talking about what we had envisioned our big day to be like. We were made to feel so welcome. Within a few days we had booked the wedding date, it was the only venue we had looked at and we didn’t need to look anywhere else because it was so special to us. We had 11 months to plan our wedding and it felt so easy and wonderful with the amazing team at Knowsley helping us at every stage. Nothing was too much, they were so kind, understanding and helpful with every aspect of our plans. The big day has to be the best day of our lives so far. Everything was planned to precision and the Knowsley hall team did everything we had asked for and more. The way that they had laid out the displays, ornaments, photographs, flowers and candles on our day to be in keeping with our theme was just spectacular. The team are the most professional, kind and hard working people that we have met. They are so dedicated to making sure your day is wonderful. They will go above and beyond in every way possible. We have had so much positive feedback from our guests about how amazing the staff had been.

Wedding day
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By Lewis, on 13 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Aug 2017

My new wife and I married here on the 2nd August 2017, the venue is amazing and was a perfect day. The food, drink, surroundings, staff, accommodation all excellent. It's not a cheap venue but it is certainly worth it, you cannot fault choosing this venue as the wedding venue of your choice, you will not be disappointed!!!!!!

A Dream Wedding
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By Angie Melia, on 03 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2017

Our son, Sam and his beautiful new wife, Laura held their wedding at this amazing venue on Saturday. Where do I start? The surroundings are magnificent. Stunningly beautiful grounds. The house is luxurious and so grand, yet the amount of guests who commented how relaxed they felt was amazing. The food was simply the most delicious. Exquisitely cooked and presented. The main compliment I have though is for Matt and his brilliant, brilliant staff team. Nothing was too much trouble. They were never in your face yet always to hand. They kept every part of the day running smoothly and stress free. Special mentions for Matt, who ran the whole show with authority, calmness and total approach ability and I can't forget to mention Adam, who waited on the wedding meal and discreetly let me know he was aware that I was drinking the fizz wine (not ordinary wine like all the others) and he would make sure it wasn't mixed up with the fizz for toasting during speeches and that he had it waiting on the station right behind me to make sure I was topped up promptly. I lost count of the people who made a point of telling me it was the best wedding they'd ever attended......and they were right. A magical dream wedding.

The Dream Wedding I Never Knew that I Wanted
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By Lauren Humphrey, on 20 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Feb 2017

I planned my wedding in 3 months… yes, 3 months and I lived to tell the tale. Not only that, but I have the most wonderful memories of our perfect day thanks in no small part to the exceptional staff at Knowsley Hall. Between Vanessa, Jason, Matt and Audrey, a bride literally has nothing to worry about. Each member of staff was incredibly helpful, kind, and compassionate from beginning to end. Due to the short turn around for my wedding, there were a number of things that I had inevitably forgotten about or didn’t have time to get to… but not to worry, the Knowsley team was always there to accommodate and rescue me. The staff at Knowsley is the icing on top of the already exquisite cake at Knowsley Hall (seriously, their cake is amazing too!). They make the lead up to the wedding a breeze, and the wedding itself an absolute dream come true! The venue itself is nothing short of remarkable. As a lover of all things artsy and cultural, Knowsley ticked every box. Each room is a feast for the eyes, featuring old masterpieces, sumptuous surroundings and secret passageways (yes!). I knew that I wanted a location that would give my out of town guests an amazing experience and they were awe-struck by Knowsley! It’s rare to find an entire estate that is as immaculately cared for as Knowsley. The level of care and service is exceptional, and I cannot thank everyone at Knowsley enough for making my dream wedding a reality. Ladies & Gents, honestly, if the date is open, and the budget is there, run… don’t walk to Knowsley Hall!

Stunning venue, could have been perfect
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By Mr Guest, on 28 Oct 2015

I attended a wedding here and I can confirm that it is a truly stunning venue. We were part of the wedding party and stayed the night too. The room was amazing too. Unfortunately I can't say that same for the service! Although, on the day it was what we expected (probably due to our famous family member) but the breakfast service wasn't 5 star by far. There was a lot of people squashed into the breakfast room, we weren't shown in or offered tea / coffee until we found someone to ask. Breakfast was a buffet! That we had to queue for 15mins for! I don't mean to moan but we each paid close to £200 for the accommodation and expected a 5 star service but received a DIY breakfast that I could've got at the local Premier Inn for less than half the price. Great venue but service needs to improve.

The Wedding Team, at Knowsley Hall responded to this review on 03/11/2015 13:55:33

Dear Mr Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to feedback on your experience at the wedding you attended at Knowsley Hall in August. We are delighted that you felt you received excellent service at the wedding and can assure you that this level of service is the same at all weddings held at the Hall. We are obviously disappointed that your experience at breakfast the next day did not match the service you’d received previously and was not to the standard we strive for. This is the first time we have received feedback of this nature regarding the breakfast service so we will pass your comments on to the relevant department for review. Yours sincerely, The Wedding Team

As close to a royal wedding as possible!!
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By Anon, on 12 Sep 2003

The interior is breath taking, as are the surrounding grounds. You couldnt dream of a better location for a wedding. Its like being married on a film set for Pride and Prejudice.

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