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20 Lower Bridge Street Chester Cheshire CH1 1RS
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About Oddfellows

20 Lower Bridge Street, Chester
Cheshire, CH1 1RS

Oddfellows is the perfect setting for couples searching for a unique, intimate and romantic wedding venue. The whimsically charming venue is traditionally wrapped inside a Georgian facade yet inside playful design takes over. Expect inspiring details and flamboyant decor cleverly teamed with amazing Georgian features like sash windows and a sweeping staircase. Our exceptional team will strive to turn the day of your dreams into a romantic reality, with a celebration that is as special and individual as you are!

Oddfellows’ event spaces are full of unusual delights. The first floor of Oddfellows is available to be used exclusively for your event and has been designed to help you have the most wonderful wedding. The Grown Up and The Grown Up Bar boast a private terrace overlooking the historic chimneys of Chester. You could even enjoy a tea party in the Tea Rooms where a tea party sits on the ceiling!

The venue can accommodate up to 60 guests for private dining and romantic civil ceremonies or up to 120 for parties.

Our menus have been expertly designed with the creativity and passion of head chef Elliot Hill. Our menus can also be tailored to your specific needs and individual tastes, to ensure your meal is an unforgettable dining experience.

• Extraordinary décor, style and ambience provides the perfect, unique setting for your day • Wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 60 • 18 modern, distinct bedrooms, each decorated with its own quirky twist • Specially designed menus make for an utterly unique wedding breakfast • From international bowl food, to wedding BBQs and Mad Hatter’s Tea Party's - Oddfellows' team make sure to make your wedding as individual as you. • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator on hand

Facilities at Oddfellows

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Small Hotel
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
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
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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Oddfellows Reviews (10)

The Most Amazing wedding.
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By Steve Pemberton, on 30 May 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Feb 2018

After looking at numerous barns, hotels and general wedding venues throughout the midlands we made the decision to go to Odd fellows as its one of our favorite places to stay for the weekend and it was possibly the best decision ever. The staff made myself, wife and all and I mean all the quests feel extremely welcome the moment we walked in to the place. After a couple of visits with Debbie to go through the plans everything we requested happened and in most cases turned out better than expected. Matt looked after the whole day for us including sorting all the food, rooms and his supporting staff and it was just brilliant. All the bar staff were amazing and there wasn't a time where anyone didn't have a drink in there hand which was one of my worries I had in the beginning but all seemed to work out well in the end with no body waiting for drinks for very long. The hotel also organized for my disabled sisters room to be on the lower floor even though the room was already booked up by someone else. The DJ the hotel organized was class and kept people on the floor till the closing hours. Only thing I didn't like was it ended which in everyone's opinion was a shame,as the day and night was fabulous. Happy Wife Happy Life.

Perfect Wedding Venue, World Class service
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By Emma Rawlinson, on 24 Oct 2013

My Husband and I got hitched at Oddfellows on 31st August this year. We fell in love with the quirky decor and after sampling the food one lunchtime, we quickly booked. The Wedding Coordinator - Emma Madge was amazing. There were no nasty surprises on cost and no ridiculous rules either. Purely a blank canvass for us to put our own spin on it. We went to them with a figure in mind and it was managed accordingly to our budget. Thoughout the run up to our big day, the process was smooth. Nothing was an issue. We were also invited to meet with the Chef and taste each dish on our menu. He actually sat with us whilst we ate and helped us critique to our needs. On the day of the Wedding, we were truly bowled over. The attention to detail took our breath away. It was the little things.....The Manageress spotted my Mum was fidgeting with her outfit and had a sewing kit at hand within seconds! .....They helped with button holes & cravats....I was greeted at the top of the stairs with a glass of water before entering the ceremony. They literally read my mind! .....canapes were kept behind for us and the children so to make sure they ate.....Our card & gifts were taken to back to the room throughout the day and we even had our very own security ;) The food was outstanding. Each and everyone of my guests commented at the perfection of the cooking and they were not tight on portions either. The evening buffet was really filling. Everyone raved the mini sliders and handmade sausage rolls.

A very special wedding at very special venue
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By Kellie Salmon, on 24 Oct 2013

We chose to have our wedding reception at Oddfellows and oh boy, was that one of the best decisions we made! A real gem of venue smack-bang in the centre of Chester, offering all the charm of a luxury hotel with the contemporary feel you expect from an exclusive city centre location. Emma, our events coordinator was really terrific and we knew we could relax in the knowledge all was in hand, the Manager Mo looked after us and our guests prior, during and the morning after our big day – thanks Mo, you were superb! On the day the stars of the show were Sam, Dale and Hannah, who are each mature beyond their years and on hand to help with anything and everything, a huge thanks to you for helping make our day so special & not forgetting Steve the Chef worked with us us to design the menu & canapés, the food was truly first-class, as was the wine chosen by Jack, the sommelier. Our day was truly special and made all the more magical by ‘Team Oddfellows’ – we can’t recommend the venue and the staff highly enough if you’re looking for a truly unique wedding experience. Great work, thank you all so much. The new Mr & Mrs P Salmon

Perfect Wedding Venue
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By Jenni Grant, on 24 Oct 2013

We had our wedding party at Oddfellows on Sunday 25th August and it was just incredible. The setting is amazing, the staff were great and it was the perfect location. We had the whole first floor which worked out really well, bar and dancing in once room and food and a lounge area in the other whish worked out great if people wanted a quieter evening. We were really lucky with the weather too so the terrace was full. I have to make a particular mention to the bar staff, who were just incredibly helpful, friendly and great fun. They couldn’t do enough for us. My husband is Brazilian so they even made efforts to speak Portuguese and serve Brazilian drinks, going well beyond the call of duty. We arrived with lots of things to set up for our cinema themed party and they sorted it all out for us, we couldn’t have been happier. A group of us also stayed in the hotel. It’s incredibly quirky, I’ve never seen people so excited over hotel rooms, we took the four above the venue (a requirement if you want the party to go on until midnight) and the rooms were just beautiful, really lovely features, double bath exposed beams. Guests in the newer part of the hotel had quite funky rooms, one with a circular bed!! I wouldn’t say this is somewhere for the grandparents (its features include exposed showers) but it’s just beautiful and really nicely done. Certainly the quirkiest place you’ll find in Chester. We’ve had overwhelming feedback from our guests saying how amazing the whole night was, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough for anyone considering it for a party or Wedding, we loved it!!

Perfect Wedding Reception at Oddfellows!
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By Flapjack10, on 07 Dec 2010

We had our wedding breakfast and reception at Oddfellows in October. From the time we first saw the rooms until the last minute we checked out, the staff were perfect and the atmosphere lovely. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone, and they were always communicative and friendly. I will especially mention Catherine who looked after us in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and the day and the day after too! She never seemed to leave the building, and was constantly looking after us and our guests. Thank you so much! The building is an impressive Georgian mansion. The bedrooms are on the top floor of the building. They used to be the servant's quarters and have been lovingly renovated. They are quirky and lush. That being said you won't get the storage you would at say a Premier Inn, but that's because it would be completely inappropriate for this grade listed property. The twin tubs in our suite were really fun! The bed was so comfy and I found it very hard get up the next morning! The breakfast again was gorgeous and really helped shake the cobwebs from the night before! Our wedding breakfast was lovely. Our guests had a great time and the recommendations by Oddfellows for our DJ/Band were spot on! I can only rave about the food and service. This is definitely the coolest place in Chester. Thank you so much to all at Oddfellows!

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By Sarah Edwards, on 07 Dec 2010

I'd just like to thank you for organising such a wonderful wedding for me and my new husband!!!! It was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better venue or service! Mrs Sarah Gaffney

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By Helen Oliver, on 07 Dec 2010

Not long been back from honey moon was amazing. Thank you all for making our day so perfect! Every one said how much they loved the venue and all the staff you were all wonderful. See you for our 1st Anniversary. Mrs Helen Oliver

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By Christine & Jeff Ashmore, on 07 Dec 2010

We wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding perfect. We had a wonderful day and all our guests were very complimentary about t the wedding and venue. Alex and I were getting quite stressed before the ceremony due to our inability to get the dresses on but Liz’s composure helped to calm us down. We are happily recommending Oddfellows to anyone who will listen, I think osme are even getting fed up of hearing about it. So once again a very big thank you to you all. Best Wishes Chris and Jeff Ashmore

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By Emma Pennington, on 07 Dec 2010

Just to say thank you so much to you & the staff at Oddfellows for making our night so so fantastic on Saturday. Everyone had a great time and thought the venue was ace. The band rocked too....I danced all night - my feet are still killing me now! Definitely a special night to remember, which was just what we hoped it would be!! :) Thanks again for all your help, All the best, Emma Pennington

What a fantasic Day!
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By Veronika & Tim Master, on 09 Jun 2010

Thank you very much for your amazing hospitality and assisting in making our day perfect. Everybody enjoyed the day and congratulated me for having found the location! The service was outstanding, thanks for your flexibility with the number of people, I know it must have been hell for you but as you and your staff were always smiling nobody noticed your pressure!We look forward to celebrating our anniversary with you!

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