Old Palace Chester

Little St John Street Chester Cheshire CH1 1SN
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About Old Palace Chester

Little St John Street, Chester
Cheshire, CH1 1SN

With its unrivalled riverside location, remarkable history and palatial grandeur, no other Cheshire wedding venue can offer luxury and opulence like Old Palace Chester.

This stunning palace gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy peace and privacy, authentic architecture and 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 in front, it’s safe to say that Old Palace Chester’s city-centre position is second to none.

Once home to the Bishop of Chester, this magnificent building is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation to become the premier exclusive use wedding venue in Cheshire. Once open, you can become part of its history and celebrate your special day in the most exceptional way.

Start your day in the inviting Morning Room, positioned above the River Room and overlooking the venue entrance so you can see your guests arrive as you put the finishing touches to your look. It’s the ideal space for spending some quality time with your closest friends before descending your private staircase to exchange your vows.

The River Room at Old Palace Chester is just a few steps from the Morning Room and boasts a long aisle and almost cathedral-like atmosphere that suit the occasion perfectly. For a grand entrance, how about arriving by boat along the River Dee? Wander along the riverfront and through the private gardens before saying ‘I do’ in the River Room.

There is no better way to celebrate your marriage than sharing a drink with your guests and Old Palace Chester provides plenty of space to do just that. Enjoy canapés and cocktails on the Garden Terrace, elevated above the riverfront, 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 catering team will make sure it is an unforgettable affair. Treat your friends and family to updated British classics or delightful dishes from around the world and enjoy a feast in the most opulent of settings. The grandeur and elegance of the Ballroom make it a fitting location for a mouth-watering meal with your nearest and dearest.

As your wedding day winds down, it’s time to enjoy another enchanting part of this Cheshire wedding venue. The Palace Suite is simply breathtaking. It’s spacious, stylish and luxurious and offers glorious views over the river to help you relax and unwind after all the festivities. Your guests won’t miss out either, with a number of suites throughout the house that offer the utmost comfort. You can carry on the celebrations and reminisce about your special day over breakfast in the morning too for the perfect end to the perfect wedding.

• Old Palace Chester’s location, elevated above the riverfront and in the heart of historic Chester, makes it a truly unique place to say ‘I do’. • Authentic touches combined with elegant contemporary décor give this incredible palace an awe-inspiring style. • Old Palace Chester boasts stunning backdrops throughout, from the grand staircase to the idyllic gardens and even along the waterfront. • The finest wedding food will make your day a delight. From delectable canapés to exciting evening food, the talented chefs can cater to any taste. • Whether you’re soaking up the summer sun on the terrace or mingling in the reception rooms in winter, this venue is perfect in every season. • There’s room in the palace for you and plenty of guests to spend the night in the highest levels of luxury.

Facilities at Old Palace Chester

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

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