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Old Palace Chester,

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

Civil Licence 150
Honeymoon Suite Yes
Outdoor Wedding Capacity 150
Guest Accommodation Yes
Indoor Dining Capacity 50 - 150

Old Palace Chester gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy a heady mix of peace and privacy, stunning authentic architecture and 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. You will have the opportunity to write your names into the history of this incredible building and celebrate your special day in the most exceptional way.

You can start your day in the inviting Morning Room, positioned above The River Room and overlooking the entrance to the venue. See your guests arrive and let the excitement build as you put the finishing touches to your look. 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 River Room at Old Palace Chester is truly a joy to behold. Just a few steps from The Morning Room, the long aisle and almost cathedral-like atmosphere perfectly suit the occasion. Make your grand entrance as sunlight floods in through the windows. And speaking of grand entrances, how about arriving by boat along the River Dee? Wander up through the private gardens and take a few moments with your loved ones before saying ‘I do’ in the River Room.

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, 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 caterers will ensure that it is an unforgettable affair. Treat your friends and family to a modern take on British classics or delightful cuisine 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 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.

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Old Palace Chester,
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