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  • Writer's pictureLindy Rogers

The 25 Best Wedding Venues in Liverpool

Updated: Jan 9

Updated January 2023

A bride and groom kissing on the balcony of the Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool

If you are planning a wedding in Liverpool, the city is bursting with choice for amazing wedding venues! Liverpool has got it all- breathtaking buildings, a world class waterfront, vibrant cultural life and an incredible wealth of hospitality and events businesses. As a wedding photographer in Liverpool, I have had the pleasure of seeing so many amazing venues. So, whether you are after city vibes or rustic barns, stately houses or art deco architecture, let me give you a guided tour of some of the most perfect places to say 'I do'.

1. Knowsley Hall

If your vision of your wedding involves being surrounded by the grandeur of a stately home, you will not find more of a wow factor than you get upon entering Knowsley Hall. It's the home of the Earl and Countess of Derby, and as you buzz in the gates and drive down the long, sweeping driveway, you begin to feel like royalty before you have even glimpsed the magnificent house. Through parkland and formal gardens, and finally up the steps at the front of the hall. When you step inside, you can't fail to be impressed. The beautiful furnishings, sweeping staircase and period features are enough to captivate your guests. To the rear of the hall is a terrace for your guests to mingle with a drink and canapes, leading onto a lawned area with pretty borders, pathways, a fountain and even a lake. Just stunning!

Lindy loves it because...a beautiful, wow-factor wedding is guaranteed in this very impressive venue. It has to be seen to be believed! And my fine art inspired style of photography is the perfect match for these sumptuous surroundings!

Check it out here

2. The Barn at Yew Tree Farm

This beautiful barn venue in Halewood is a family run venue on the grounds of a farm, and was renovated from a farm shop to a gorgeous, purpose designed wedding and event space in 2020. It totally ticks all the boxes for me for a barn venue in Liverpool, blending rustic vibes with clean, modern decor in a well thought through way. There are even alpacas on site!! What more could you need?!

Lindy loves it because... Rachel and Katie who run the Barn are lovely and will help to you feel relaxed and in good hands. The outside gin bar is a nice touch for relaxed pre-dinner drinks. The location is fab- you won't believe you're still in Liverpool with all these countryside vibes!

Check it out here.

3. Hope Street Hotel

Everyone in Liverpool knows that The London Carriageworks on Hope Street means a classy and sophisticated meal out. Well, that restaurant belongs to the Hope Street Hotel, which also provides beautiful, modern wedding venues above the restaurant. My favourite rooms are the two beautiful white rooms located on the fifth floor, with huge windows, and balconies looking out over the rooftops of Liverpool. You will wow your guests with the views, and it's no surprise that the food will be first class.

Lindy loves it because...we can pop outside for a stroll around Hope Street (the famous Liverpool road in the Georgian quarter with a cathedral at each end) and take gorgeous photos featuring colourful doorways and cobbled streets. I even have a secret location that I have scouted out 5 minutes away if you also want some pretty countryside vibes to your photos.

Check it out here.

4. 30 James Street

This lush hotel near to the Strand and waterfront is famously named "the home of the Titanic" as it was once the White Star Line headquarters. The hotel is themed around this, and the Grand Hall where you will have your ceremony and reception feels as opulent as a first class cruise ship in the 1920s. Vastly high ceilings and columns frame this beautiful space which is perfect for that luxurious formal occasion.

Group photos can be taken on the front steps, and for a couple shoot, take a stroll along the waterfront.

Lindy loves it because... the White Star Grand Hall (once the first class ticketing area and lounge of the White Star Line) has a lovely sense of light, space and grandeur, and the amazing views from the rooftop champagne bar span right across Liverpool and the Mersey.

Check it out here.

5.The Venue at the Royal Liver Building

If you want to get married somewhere that says LIVERPOOL, you couldn't get more iconic than the Liver Building. One of the famous three graces that stand proud on the Liverpool skyline, it is a building that is world class and utterly breathtaking, and the Venue is perfectly nestled within on the first floor.

Echoing the white stone of the building, the ceremony and reception rooms are clean and white and flow into each other perfectly. There is plenty of room for your ceremony, eating and dancing, all with a view of the Mersey river. The staff team here are top notch and nothing is too much trouble to keep both guests and suppliers happy. For photos, take a stroll along the waterfront for the ultimate Liverpool vibe, but be prepared for it to be a bit windy!

Lindy loves it because... it's the Liver Building- enough said!! You can pay extra for the wedding couple and their photographer to be escorted up to the rooftop where you can have photos infront of the huge clock! Amazing!

Check it out here.

6. The Maritime Museum

If you have a soft spot for the Albert Dock, then you could consider getting married at the Maritime Museum. You may not know that the top floor is a gorgeous event space which has unrivalled views of the docks. Think brick walls and the classic, cavernous, former warehouse spaces, with separate areas for your ceremony and meal, all along the top of the museum.

The staff team here are professional and helpful, which is exactly what you would expect at one of Liverpool's Museums. You can have exclusive use of an area of the colonnades outside, and the docks hold almost endless scope for fantastic photo opportunities.

Lindy loves it because...with all the maritime vibes, it's a great place to show off Liverpool at it's best to your family and friends, as you stroll past the ships to the sound of seagulls and into this amazing events space. Make a note of the time that the sun will set on your wedding day, as the sunset skies looking out across the Mersey can be breathtaking.

Check it out here.

And check out a blog post about this marvellous Maritime Museum wedding here.

7. The Palm House, Sefton Park

A glorious Victorian glass house rising from the centre of Sefton Park- you just can't fail to be impressed by this unique venue. What makes it a DREAM wedding venue is all the light flooding in through its glass frames, and all the beautiful tropical plants. You may have noticed that flowers/ foliage and natural light are two of the key ingredients for my light and airy images, so I am in creative heaven when I am in the Palm House!

Lindy loves it because... all that natural light teamed with lush tropical plants equals beautiful, beautiful pictures!

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8. The Isla Gladstone Conservatory

Hot on the heels of the Palm House is a less well known, but equally beautiful, Victorian glasshouse in the redeveloped and historic Stanley Park in the north of Liverpool. Again, the light that floods in through all that glass makes this venue a dream to photograph in, and I love the way it has been sympathetically restored, but has a clean modern feel.

Flowing out, down the front steps, your guests can enjoy drinks outside by the beautiful bandstand, surrounded by pristine gardens and walkways. Around the corner, take a stroll along the beautifully maintained formal gardens that are bursting with bright flowers every summer.

Lindy loves it because... it's so clean and fresh, you can dress it 100% to your taste, and there is so much scope for photos in the surrounding park and gardens.

Check it out here.

And check out a blog of this lovely wedding here

9. The Crowne Plaza, Liverpool John Lennon Airport

If you love art deco architecture and old fashioned aeroplanes and want to incorporate that into your wedding, then here is a surprising gem in South Liverpool. Formally the original Liverpool Airport, the Crowne Plaza, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, is oozing with 1930s style glamour. With swirling staircases, lush interiors and vintage film art lining the walls, you feel as though you have been swept back in time as you walk in to the reception area. The Bridal suite is a two level Beatles themed room which feels pretty special.

Lindy loves it because...having sunset photos on the old runway with the planes is pretty cool, and the lights and curves of the fabulous reception area give me vintage Hollywood vibes.

Check it out here.

10. St George's Hall

Another absolutely magnificent and iconic building in the heart of Liverpool is St George's Hall, which is home to Liverpool Register Office. It always blows my mind that you could opt to have the most simple wedding but get to do it in this grade I, breathtaking neo-classical building. I have seen weddings here that have been intimate, joyful affairs with just a handful of guests who then hop in a cab to a nice restaurant in town, through to large, luxurious gatherings that go on to celebrate in the Grand Hall like kings and queens- you can pick and choose from the various rooms to work out your perfect day.

There are so many possibilities when it comes to photos, both inside the Hall and also in St John's Gardens behind, and the cobbled roads around, flanked with other historic buildings like Central Library and the Walker Art Gallery.

Lindy loves it's another breathtaking, world-class building (I told you we were spoilt!) and I absolutely adore the huge columns at the front for classic, romantic couple portraits.

Check it out here.

And check out a blog post about this gorgeous winter wedding here

11. Rum Warehouse, Titanic Hotel

The Rum Warehouse is a 1950s converted warehouse which is the main wedding venue space at The Titanic Hotel. As you would expect from the name, there is a definite dockland feel to this venue, with exposed brick and pipework, but also luxurious nods to the ship which the hotel takes its name from, with the grand Titanic staircase (great for the bride and groom to walk down to their guests below and enjoy fizz and canapés together after the ceremony). The huge floor to ceiling windows overlook the colonnades and the Stanley Dock outside. This is a venue with a large capacity and can cater for up to 500 seated guests, but the minimum requirement is 100 day/ 180 evening.

Lindy loves it because... you can get large rooms in the Titanic hotel for getting ready, the docks outside provide a nice space for couple photos and the Rum Warehouse part of the hotel is the lightest, brightest part if you want that light and airy style.

Check it out here.

12. Oh Me Oh My

This venue, with possibly the best name ever dreamt up, is close to the waterfront on the Strand in Liverpool and is just oozing with style. It will not fail to impress your guests. When you walk in, you feel as though you have stumbled upon the coolest spot in the city. Huge windows that look towards the three graces, vastly high ceilings, white columns and a spiral staircase leading to a chill out zone on the mezzanine that has cosy leather sofas and old fashioned lamps and bookshelves. It's just a great space to celebrate in.

Lindy loves it because...whoever styled this venue has great taste, and the rooftop garden boasts one of the best views of the Liver Building in Liverpool- a perfect backdrop for your couple photos.

Check it out here.

13. The Mansion House (The Reader), Calderstones Park

This lovingly restored Grade II listed Mansion House is a unique venue, nestled amongst the acres of beautiful parkland at Calderstones. You can celebrate in newly refurbished rooms that can host from 50 to 100 guests, and magical outdoor spaces with room for up to 100 additional evening guests. The beautiful Theatre Room at the rear of the building has uninterrupted views through the doors that stretch the length of the room of the Secret Garden and private terrace.

Lindy loves it because...I just love so much what the charity The Reader have done to redevelop Calderstones. They have beautifully brought this building back to life, as well as opening a gorgeous coffee shop and book shop, and a story barn in the park. In having your wedding here, you will be investing in a charity with people and magical experiences at its heart. They can even help you if you would like to "tie the golden thread of literature through your special day" by helping you to select readings from poetry and literature for your speeches, suggest literary references for your table plans, or even create bespoke wedding favours using your favourite words of poetry. Definitely a venue for book-lovers and nature- lovers!

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14. The Florist

Ohhh, the Florist! It's one of my favourite restaurants in Liverpool because it is SOOOOO PRETTY! And of course the food is delicious too! But did you know that they also hire the venue out for private events such as wedding receptions? The Florist is set in the heart of the city on Hardman Street, in the Old Blind School building. The light streaming in through those beautiful sash windows is divine and every little detail in the place, from the florist's window display and bike, to the huge murals on the walls, and the chic french style furniture, just transports you to another place!

Lindy loves it because... all of the above reasons! I just love the design of the place, it's beautiful, and works so well with my light and airy, romantic style of photography.

Check it out here

15. Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is a spectacular, neo-gothic building towering over the City. As one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, it provides a beautiful and sacred setting for your wedding ceremony and is also a fantastic event space for the reception, too. You have the choice of the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite, an oak panelled room which holds up to 100 people, or the main cathedral itself, with the 'well' providing a breathtaking setting for a candlelit wedding breakfast for very large groups.

Lindy loves it because... the Cathedral is just a place which inspires awe- the sheer scale of the place takes your breath away. The events team are also excellent, with a dedicated Events Manager to guide you through, and the catering at the cathedral is delicious!

Check it out here.

16. The Hayloft at Allerton Manor Golf Club

Allerton Manor is a beautiful golf club in South Liverpool, and the Hayloft is their dedicated event space for wedding functions. It is licensed to hold civil ceremonies here as well as being able to cater to 80 sit-down guests for a wedding breakfast or 120 for a buffet/ canapé style reception. On summer evenings, guests can spill out onto the terrace below.

Lindy loves it because... with this refurbished grade II listed building, you get a great blend of modern and historic character, tucked away in the quiet suburbs of Allerton.

Check it out here.

I will be updating this blog regularly with more fantastic Liverpool wedding venues, so check back in! In the meantime, here are some other ideas...

17. The Racquet Club

18. Liverpool Town Hall

19. One Fine Day

20. The Philharmonic

21. Aloft

22. The Old Library

22. The Bluecoat

24. The Florrie

25. The Athenaeum

Whichever venue you decide on for your Liverpool wedding, if you are a happy, loved up couple and love my light and airy, natural style of photography, I would love to chat to you about your day!

Contact me now here for my wedding brochure, and let's start the conversation!

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