The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port

(17 reviews) 17 5
Centre Island Waterways, Lower Mersey Street Ellesmere Port Cheshire CH65 2AL
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About The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port

Centre Island, Waterways, Lower Mersey Street, Ellesmere Port
Cheshire, CH65 2AL

Set against the stunning backdrop of picturesque Ellesmere Canal, The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port is the ideal choice for your simple and elegant wedding venue.

Our beautiful waterfront location is ideally located just 8 miles from Chester's historic centre. The M53 puts you within a 30-minute drive of Liverpool, and Manchester is within easy reach via the M56. Your guests will be able to reach us with ease, no matter where they are coming from.

For your nearest and dearest who have travelled from afar, or for those who want to make the most of your day, we can offer specially discounted accommodation rates.

We have a venue capacity of 220 (and 83 comfortable rooms available), and we can offer you and your bridal party excellent facilities before the big day arrives. Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port has free parking, a heated pool and a full fitness centre.

It’s often the little details that really make a wedding special, and it is our pleasure to help and advise you with the planning of your wedding day by offering every happy couple the personal touch throughout the planning. Our dedicated and experienced wedding co-ordinators are at your disposal throughout your big day and on hand to ensure everything is how you imagined it and running smoothly. 

We want every moment of your wedding day to be memorable, so we’ll plan every stage with you, from the music and entertainment to the wedding breakfast. We are very flexible with our experience, attention to detail and superb facilities, ensuring your wedding day is in safe hands.

• Licensed for wedding and civil ceremonies. • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator. • Night at the hotel with champagne and breakfast for the bride and groom. • Beautiful waterside location. • Just 8 miles from Chester. • Capacity of 200.

Facilities at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
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
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port Reviews (17)

What a wonderful day ...
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By Shelley Saunders & Craig Biddle, on 08 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 21 Dec 2019

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

Claire Laird, Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 08/01/2020 16:06:11

What a pleasure it was to make the end of 2019 magical for you. Look after each other xx

Such a perfect day
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By Andrea & Mark Dutton, on 20 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Nov 2019

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

Claire Laird , Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 20/11/2019 12:05:25

What a pleasure it was! such a wonderful couple :) x

We had the most amazing day from beginning to end.
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By Natalie & Sean Wharton, on 30 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

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. X

Claire Laird , Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 30/10/2019 11:42:18

Its been an absolute pleasure being part of your day! All the very best for the future x

Truly the Best Day Ever!
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By Claire & Liam Harrop, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2019

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

Claire , Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 17/10/2019 10:46:35

So pleased you had a fantastic day, a wonderful couple deserved the Best Day Ever !!

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By Iain and Kirsty OHare, on 05 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Sep 2019

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.

Claire Laird , Wedding Co-ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 08/10/2019 12:32:56

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

Back to reality!
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By Carole & Carl Baker, on 08 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Sep 2019

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.

Claire Laird , Wedding co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 17/10/2019 10:48:24

Mr & Mrs Lewis, Its been a pleasure. All the very best x

Massive thank you x
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By Louise & Dan Lynch, on 03 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

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

Claire Laird, Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 30/10/2019 11:46:39

All the very best to you both for a long & happy future x

Just incredible!
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By Rachael & Craig Fitzpatrick, on 03 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Aug 2019

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. ????

Claire Laird , Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 30/10/2019 11:44:06

Ahh Rachael & Craig, I will miss our chats & meetings. A gorgeous couple! wishing you all the love in the world :) x

Amazing team
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By Leah Evans, on 21 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2019

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

Claire Laird , Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 30/10/2019 11:52:18

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

Thank you....
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By Leah & Chris Evans, on 20 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2019

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

Claire Laird , Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 30/10/2019 11:53:22


The day was so special ..
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By Cheryl & Stuart Wright, on 27 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

Hi Claire, Sorry it’s taken me a while to get back to you. The entire day was incredible and all the staff were so helpful. Thank you for making the day so special.

Claire Laird , Wedding Co ordinator at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port responded to this review on 30/10/2019 11:48:17

You are so welcome, its been a pleasure to meet you both. Love & best wishes for the future . Take care of one another x

Everything went perfect.......
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By Jacki Smith, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Aug 2019

Having got married in Cyprus we had our evening reception here on Friday night and what a night it was. Can’t thank Claire and all the staff there enough for everything they did for us. Everything went perfect, buffet was delicious. Loved the padlock ?? we were presented with and attached outside. The bedrooms were beautiful and a separate room for breakfast for all our guests who stayed. We will definitely be back to stay!! Thanks again to you all xx

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