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Old Palace Chester

Chester, Cheshire View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
2 reviews
Starting at £2,580
50 to 150 Guests


Starting at £2,580
50 to 150 Guests

With its remarkable history, unrivalled riverside location and modern luxury throughout, there’s no other wedding venue in Cheshire like Old Palace Chester.

Old Palace Chester gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy a heady mix of peace and privacy, stunning authentic architecture, flawless contemporary style, and elegant reception spaces and exquisite gardens, all within a fantastic location in the heart of Chester. With ancient Roman ruins behind and uninterrupted views of the River Dee in front, it’s safe to say that Old Palace Chester’s position in the city is second to none.

This magnificent palace served as the home to the Bishop of Chester and has undergone a dramatic transformation to become the premier exclusive wedding venue in Cheshire and the epitome of modern luxury. Write your names into the history of this incredible building with the support of a dedicated and experienced team, who are there to support you every step of the way in bringing your dream wedding to life.

Start your day in the inviting Morning Room, positioned above The River Room and overlooking the entrance to the venue. Secluded and peaceful, this space is ideal for spending some quality time with your closest friends before descending your private staircase to exchange your vows. The Palace Suite, the breathtaking honeymoon suite, is also yours to use from midday, and provides a wonderful setting to capture photographs before your ceremony. An additional bedroom is also available from midday so your partner can get ready too.

The River Room at Old Palace Chester is truly a joy to behold and ideal for your ceremony. Make your grand entrance and walk down the aisle as sunlight floods in through the windows. For an outdoor ceremony, the Garden Terrace offers an incredible place to say ‘I do’ that’s both private and surrounded by stunning views over the river. And speaking of the river, what could be more special than arriving by boat before your ceremony? Wander up through the private gardens and take a few moments with your loved ones before exchanging your vows.

There is no better way to celebrate your marriage than by raising a glass with your guests and Old Palace Chester provides plenty of space to do just that. Enjoy canapés and cocktails on the Garden Terrace and take in the wonderful views or make full use of the lovingly-restored reception rooms at the front of the palace. Come rain or shine, winter or summer, your drinks reception will have an exquisite setting.

When it comes to your wedding breakfast, the expert on-site caterers will ensure that it is an unforgettable occasion. Choose from a range of menus and the finest seasonal dishes to make your celebrations truly personal. The elegance of the Ballroom makes it a fitting location for a decadent meal with all your loved ones.

As your wedding day draws to a close, it’s time to enjoy another enchanting aspect of this Cheshire wedding venue. The Palace Suite is simply breathtaking. It’s spacious, stylish and luxurious, offering glorious views over the river to help you relax and unwind after dancing the night away. Your guests won’t miss out either, with a number of suites throughout the house that offer the utmost comfort. In the morning, carry on the festivities and reminisce about your special day over breakfast. The perfect end to the perfect wedding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
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

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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    We got married in Old Palace Chester in February 2022. The venue is beautiful and the service provided throughout the day was exceptional, especially during the wedding breakfast. The food itself was of high quality and they accommodated all dietary requirements with ease (the whole day was gluten free!).
    We'd specifically like to thank: Gemma who kept the day running smoothly so we had nothing to worry about, Georgie who was always on hand helping out (often providing a needed glass of bubbly) and Paul who went above and beyond when one of guests needed help.
    No wedding has no issues - we discovered that the lift was out of order the day before, and only when we sat down for the meal did we find out that our selected wine had not been in stock. They upgraded the wine to the next package up with no extra charge but our only comment was that we could have been updated about these things earlier.
    These are only minor though and the takeaway from the day was that we had fantastic service in a stunning venue. We had an amazing day, as did all of our guests, and we would whole-heartedly recommend this venue.
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    Collette Married on 03/12/2021
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    Amazing day

    We finally got married at the Old Palace Chester on the 3 December 2021- after two cancelled wedding dates, due to covid.

    From start to finish the team were amazing. Starting with the reorganisation due to COVID cancellations and finally with the actual wedding. The team did everything possible to ensure that the day ran smoothly.

    We had an issue with the DJ showing up late however the venue were able to sort out this issue on our behalf. By the time we were told they had already sorted out the issue! They kept all the stress away from us, which was very appreciated.

    I would recommend this venue to everyone. We had the most amazing day. The venue is absolutely stunning.

    We have also had feedback from our guests to say that the food was some of the best wedding food they have had.


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Why wait to get married?

Old Palace Chester has a select number of key dates available in 2022, giving you an amazing opportunity to hold your dream wedding sooner rather than later.

Visit the venue's website today to see all available dates and book a visit to explore Old Palace Chester.

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Save up to £2,560 on all remaining 2022 dates

Old Palace Chester is offering 1/3 off the venue hire fee when you book any remaining date in 2022, and you can save up to £2,560!

With key dates to choose from all through the year, including weekends, school holidays and the Christmas period, you could find the perfect time to celebrate this year.

To find out more on this unmissable offer, speak to the team on 01244 564380 or visit the venue’s website.

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