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The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port

Hartford, Cheshire View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating 22 reviews
Menus from £2,750
50 to 250 Guests

About

Set against the stunning backdrop of the picturesque Ellesmere Canal in Hartford, Cheshire, The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port is the ideal choice for a simple and elegant wedding venue. This beautiful waterfront location is ideally located just 8 miles from Chester's historic centre. The M53 puts guests within a 30-minute drive of Liverpool, and Manchester is within easy reach via the M56. Couples and their loved ones will be able to reach this space with ease, no matter where they are coming from.


Facilities and Capacity
For those who have travelled from afar, or for those who want to make the most of the day, discounted accommodation rates can be offered. The venue has a capacity of 220, along with 83 comfortable rooms available. The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port has incredible facilities for all, both before and after the big day. These include free parking, a heated pool, and a full fitness centre.

Services Offered

It’s often the little details that really make a wedding special, and it is this team's pleasure to help and advise couples with the planning of their celebration. They can assist and provide a personal touch throughout the planning process. In-house dedicated and experienced wedding coordinators will be at the to-be-weds disposal throughout their day and on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly and to plan. Striving to make the wedding day even more memorable, the staff here will assist at every stage, from the music and entertainment to the wedding breakfast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Unusual Weddings
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
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:

Swimming Pool
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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    Dixie 1. Married on 27/09/2019
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    Our perfect day

    We can’t recommend the hotel enough as a wedding venue! From day one we were treated like V.I.P’s and were made to feel like nothing was too much.
    Claire was excellent! She was there for all our needs and any worries we had were swiftly cleared up.
    Whether it be over the phone, in person or in an email, Claire made us feel like the most important couple on the planet. It was a real shame that she was on holiday the week of our wedding but she couldn’t have put us in better hands by giving us Adam to take charge of our special day.
    Adam was fantastic and made the whole day flow in the order we wanted it to. Again, nothing was too much for him and we really felt our happiness was the most important thing. It was the little touches he added that really blew us away and made us feel really special and extremely well looked after.
    The food was exceptional and all our guests commented on how delicious it was. We had guests attend who had dietary requirements and again this wasn’t an issue and their meals were just as wonderful. For our buffet, the guests with dietary requirements were really looked after as ours was all meat, they were asked what they would like and were given a selection of food fitting their needs that went down really well.
    The whole day was just absolutely perfect and we both had such an amazing day.
    Every member of staff we encountered from day one were superb. From reception, bar staff, chefs, waiters and waitresses, cleaners, Adam and Claire and everyone in between were all so warm, friendly and an absolute credit to the hotel.
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    Rachel D. Married on 02/07/2022
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    You wont regret it!

    We booked our wedding here back in 2019, we fell in love with the venue straight away, it has good transport links, the staff were super friendly and the reception room with the view of the water and the narrowboats was a dream! Our co-ordinator Claire was just amazing! We decided to postpone our wedding to this year from last year and nothing was too much trouble and within the day we moved everything over! We had several meetings with claire throughout this time and several email catch ups inbetween, in the weeks leading up to the wedding claire arranged a meeting with us and took all our suppliers details and then contacted them all to arrange times and arrivals, and liased with us wonderfully to ensure our day went off without a hitch! Which it did! Our day was perfect! The staff were so incredibly attentive and friendly, the food was amazing, the room looked incredible and every member of staff went above and beyond to make sure we had the most fab day, I may be biased because it was so amazing but if your looking for a reasonably priced venue where you can pur some of your budget in to other things but still want that expensive feeling then honestly go and give this place a look! You really wont regret it.
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    Karis J. Married on 26/08/2018
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    Amazing venue

    Amazing venue. Wedding was perfect and the staff were amazing. I had my whole wedding there and they did an amazing job. Highly recommend. Michelle, the wedding coordinator, kept in contact throughout the whole planning phase and was always on hand to answer all my questions. She was a massive help and worth her weight in gold.
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    Rachael P. Married on 08/09/2012
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    I loved loved loved my wedding here. All the staff were amazing and looked after us all day, if anything went wrong we didn't know about it. All of our guests still comment on how beautiful our day was. Food was beautiful, rooms were lovely. All our needs were catered for. The Holiday Inn EP will always be my favourite place on earth and Leanne and Laura will always be my fairy Godmothers xxxx
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    Susan B. Married on 26/11/2011
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    it was fantastic from start to finish, nothing was too much, we were running late and it was no problem, the food was lovely and piping hot,, the staff were so friendly, alot of family hard come from out of town, they all loved it. not one of my guests complained, they all loved it, the bridal suite is so worth the extra money it made the whole experience amazing, i would recommend every one to try here , It was more than i exprected, they made it amazing.
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    Shelley Married on 21/12/2019
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    What a wonderful day ...

    Good morning Claire,
    We had a wonderful day and can’t thank you and your staff enough!
    Everyone had a great day and made such positive comments about the day and how lovely the staff were.
    Thanks for cards! I must pop in with a thank you card!
    My brother and his partner were so impressed that hopefully they will book their wedding with you!
    Thanks again!
    Happy new year
    Shell xx

    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    What a pleasure it was to make the end of 2019 magical for you.
    Look after each other xx
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    Andrea Married on 09/11/2019
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    Such a perfect day

    The wedding was perfect . Everyone had a great time.

    Thank you for all your help planning our day, the tables and room looked amazing.

    Thanks again

    Andrea & Mark xxx

    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    What a pleasure it was! such a wonderful couple :) x
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    Natalie Married on 19/10/2019
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    We had the most amazing day from beginning to end.

    We had the most amazing day from beginning to end, thank you so much for all your help and guidance and could you also pass on our thanks to all the staff who made our day so special but also when a couple of the kids needed first aid they were fantastic.

    Thank you again from Mr and Mrs Wharton.
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    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    Its been an absolute pleasure being part of your day!
    All the very best for the future x
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    Claire Married on 12/10/2019
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    Truly the Best Day Ever!

    The weekend was amazing and was more than we could of ever hoped for! Thank you to yourself and Adam for looking after us so well. We were just in a whirlwind the whole time ??
    Everyone commented on how lovely the hotel and staff were. It truly was the best day ever xx

    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    So pleased you had a fantastic day, a wonderful couple deserved the Best Day Ever !!
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    Iain Married on 27/09/2019
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    Perfect

    We can’t recommend the hotel enough as a wedding venue! From day one we were treated like V.I.P’s and were made to feel like nothing was too much.
    Claire was excellent! She was there for all our needs and any worries we had were swiftly cleared up.
    Whether it be over the phone, in person or in an email, Claire made us feel like the most important couple on the planet. It was a real shame that she was on holiday the week of our wedding but she couldn’t have put us in better hands by giving us Adam to take charge of our special day.
    Adam was fantastic and made the whole day flow in the order we wanted it to. Again, nothing was too much for him and we really felt our happiness was the most important thing. It was the little touches he added that really blew us away and made us feel really special and extremely well looked after.
    The food was exceptional and all our guests commented on how delicious it was. We had guests attend who had dietary requirements and again this wasn’t an issue and their meals were just as wonderful. For our buffet, the guests with dietary requirements were really looked after as ours was all meat, they were asked what they would like and were given a selection of food fitting their needs that went down really well.
    The whole day was just absolutely perfect and we both had such an amazing day.
    Every member of staff we encountered from day one were superb. From reception, bar staff, chefs, waiters and waitresses, cleaners, Adam and Claire and everyone in between were all so warm, friendly and an absolute credit to the hotel.

    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    Thank you both so much for this fantastic review.
    It was a pleasure to host your Big Day !!
    Its always so nice to see different things that happen at weddings & your day was full of great surprises for each other :)

    All the very best for the future, look after each other.

    Kind regards

    Claire x
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    Carole Married on 21/09/2019
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    Back to reality!

    We came home today . So so tired the flight was long we went to Mauritius ??.
    Thanks so much for everything you and your staff did for us to make our day so special.

    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    Mr & Mrs Lewis,
    Its been a pleasure.
    All the very best x
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    Louise Married on 31/08/2019
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    Massive thank you x

    Hi Claire,
    Would just like to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff from sat we had an amazing day.

    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    All the very best to you both for a long & happy future x
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    Rachael Married on 30/08/2019
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    Just incredible!

    I honestly don’t know what to say Claire.

    It has been the most incredible 4 months, not to mention the last few days.

    We have just sung your praises to anyone that will listen.

    From booking last minute to ringing you every week ??
    The biggest compliment that I can give to you is that I always felt like Number 1. I’m well aware you had 1/2 weddings a week and yet every time I called to ask something I felt like I was like a priority bride. It felt as though I was the only bride.

    Your kindness and willing to help has absolutely blown us both away and it meant so much that you went out of your way so that we could both surprise each other.
    We are just sitting in our little getaway thinking how it must have been for you knowing that we both wanted to surprise each other.

    The day went perfectly. It was just magical. I wouldn’t have changed anything about it and I’m actually so bloody glad that our first venue closed down!

    Everything happens for a reason and it brought us to you and the holiday inn.

    We have all our gifts and cards to open tonight and we are just so loved up, and a bit teary.

    Please do stay in touch if you want any of this wedding stuff but also just because you are amazing.
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    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    Ahh Rachael & Craig,
    I will miss our chats & meetings.
    A gorgeous couple! wishing you all the love in the world :) x
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    Leah Married on 17/08/2019
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    Amazing team

    Thank you so much claire, Megan and the amazing team at the Holiday Inn, for making myself and chris’s wedding perfect, Thank you all from the new Mr&Mrs Evans xx

    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

    Leah & Chris, you both deserved the best day, so glad you had a wonderful day. Its been a pleasure to be part of your Big Day xx
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    Leah Married on 17/08/2019
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    Thank you....

    Hello Claire,
    Just wanted to send our thanks for helping with our big day, we had a fantastic day and all went smoothly.

    The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port's reply:

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04 Sep
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September 4th 2022 is the next wedding fayre which we are so excited to be involved in.

Anyone who signs up will be entered into the on-the-day raffle to win many prizes. You can sign up through the URL link posted below.

https://www.redeventweddingfayres.com/wirral-wedding-fair-holiday-inn-ellesmere-port

Date: From 04/09/2022 to 04/09/2022 Schedule 12:00 - 15:00
Place: Waterways, Lower Mersey Street, Ellesmere Port, CH652AL, Cheshire, Cheshire

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Waterways, Lower Mersey Street, Ellesmere Port, CH652AL CH65 2AL Hartford (Cheshire)

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