Searching for a lovely location in Liverpool for your special day?
As such a historic area with a strong contemporary culture, there are plenty of hidden gems throughout the area to choose from.
Here are ten unique wedding venues in Liverpool which offer distinct styles to suit every couple’s taste.
Stunning rooftop weddings at the Shankly Hotel
Created in honour of legendary Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankly, the Shankly Hotel is one of the most unique hotels and venues in Merseyside.
Its rooftop bar and terrace, known as the Garden of Eden, is a stunning setting for weddings with up to 150 guests.
With 360-degree views across the city, tying the knot under the open sky and celebrating throughout the day as the sun goes down and the stars come out is the perfect way to start the next chapter of your love story.
Event co-ordinators at the Shankly are more than happy to help you plan as much as you need, with options available for everything from transportation to photography on the big day.
The ornately furnished Baby Eden room on the ground floor is also available for indoor weddings with 60-120 guests.
Deluxe glamorous weddings at the Dixie Dean Hotel
The newly opened Dixie Dean Hotel opposite the Shankly celebrates the history of Everton legend Dixie Dean, with exclusive memorabilia on display.
Whether you’re a true Blue, support local history, or enjoy dining in luxury, the Dixie Dean and its in-house restaurant the No. 9 are set to become the most sought-after venues in Liverpool.
Weddings at the Dixie Dean Hotel are an upscale affair, with a red-carpet welcome and cherry blossoms and candelabras to add a whimsical touch to traditional classy décor.
The hotel also has a range of luxury suites available for up to 8 people to share, ideal for wedding parties and travelling guests to stay over in extravagant surroundings.
If you’re dreaming of a romantic opulent wedding in the city, contact the Dixie Dean to discuss their extensive wedding packages.
Vibrant Latin fusion weddings at Alma de Cuba
Did you know that the Alma de Cuba restaurant and bar on Seel Street used to be the oldest Catholic church in Liverpool?
The Grade II listed church was converted into an exciting modern venue in 2005, offering a blend of Cuban, Latin American, and Hispanic influences for colourful contemporary events.
The original vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows, and marble altar from the church are still intact, with the mezzanine converted into a private bar area.
You can hire the Vestry to enjoy the charismatic carnival atmosphere of the main bar and restaurant below, or hire the whole venue with samba dancers and confetti cannons to entertain up to 400 people in a less conventional wedding celebration.
There’s also a private chapel known as the Rum Room, available for smaller parties of up to 30 people who still want to enjoy the exotic flavour of Alma de Cuba.
Tropical weddings at the Palm House
Surrounded by the award-winning landscapes of Sefton Park, the Palm House is a Victorian-era glass house with a three-tier dome, hosting a collection of over 4,000 tropical plants.
The octagonal Grade II listed building was repaired and restored through public and lottery funding from 1992-2001, representing the enduring spirit of Liverpool and becoming one of the city’s iconic landmarks.
Imagine walking down the aisle surrounded by a lush oasis of flowers and trees, enjoying the warm climate regardless of the weather outside.
The Palm House is a ceremony and reception venue in one, with room for 400 standing guests or 220 seated for dinner.
Bespoke menus and entertainment, including live DJs or string quartets, are available by request.
Antique artistic weddings at the Bluecoat
The Bluecoat on School Lane benefits from a prime location in Liverpool city centre, and is actually one of the oldest buildings in Liverpool.
The Grade I listed building dates back to the early 1700s, but it reopened as the Centre for the Contemporary Arts in the 2000s after careful restoration.
It maintains heritage features like floor-to-ceiling Georgian windows while offering modern conveniences like a performance space for projecting home videos and photo slideshows.
The antique library is ideal for more intimate affairs of 20 people or less, while the Sandon Room and Garden Room overlooking the courtyard and gardens can host up to 60 guests each.
Alternatively, the upstairs Bistro bar and restaurant area can seat 70 guests for the ceremony itself and 150 for the reception dinner.
Sophisticated wedding ceremonies at St George’s Hall
The iconic St George’s Hall in the heart of Liverpool is a Grade I listed landmark beside St John’s Gardens. Its neoclassical exterior from the 1850s provides an incredible backdrop for wedding photos.
St George’s Hall has a range of interior spaces available for hire, offering historic grandeur for an elegant Liverpudlian wedding.
The main venue is the magnificent Great Hall, which features marbled walls, stained glass windows, chandeliers, and a stunning mosaic Minton floor revealed for a short time each year.
The circular Concert Room offers classic romantic charm with room for up to 500 guests, surrounded by cream and gold décor and featuring a stage and piano.
There are also three rooms available in the Register Office: the intimate Rose Room for 4 people, the Sefton Room overlooking the gardens for up to 50, and the wood-panelled Grand Jury room for up to 70.
Riverside weddings at the Royal Liver Building
Why not get married in Liverpool inside one of the Three Graces?
The Royal Liver Building on the waterfront boasts unrivalled panoramic views of the River Mersey from its windows and private balconies.
Inside the building, a contemporary white room known as The Venue can be dressed up however you choose to create your ideal reception hall.
The Venue can seat up to 140 people for ceremonies and up to 200 for receptions and evening parties.
There’s also the oak-panelled Boardroom available on the ninth floor for a classy intimate affair.
Trendy weddings at the Camp and Furnace
The Camp and Furnace is a converted 900-square-foot warehouse in the popular Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool city centre.
It’s a truly unique venue with eclectic décor including vintage caravans, an industrial furnace, and quirky cloud-shaped installation lighting.
The large open space and exposed brick walls form an interesting base for whichever creative venue dressing you prefer, whether that’s vintage classic, modern hipster, summer festival, or anything else you dream of.
Venue hire includes both a main bar and a pop-up disco bar, trestle tables and benches for a communal dining feel. There’s also a stage with a full PA system for hired entertainment.
The Camp and Furnace can accommodate up to 300 guests, with a minimum of 120 required for weekend bookings.
Charming conservatory weddings at the Isla Gladstone
Perhaps less well-known than the Palm House, but just as beautiful, is the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park.
This Victorian glasshouse has been converted into a venue for hire with beautiful interiors flooded with light.
Its outdoor fairy-tale bandstand is licensed for civil ceremonies and has power connectivity, making it the perfect place to say your vows in the morning and for live musicians to play in the evening.
Surrounded by gorgeous rose gardens and sandstone pavilions, this location is completely accessible throughout.
Weddings at the Isla Gladstone promise beautiful views, a private bar, and in-house catering, with a variety of menus available.
Refined country house weddings at Rainhill Hall
If you’re looking for somewhere to get married in Liverpool, why not look a little further out to the otherworldly Rainhill Hall?
Previously home to a real-life princess in the 1800s before becoming a Catholic retreat in the 1920s, this Grade II stately house has now reopened as a luxury hotel, restaurant, and events venue.
Its elegant interiors offer classic charm with updated furnishings, while the acres of lush woodland surrounding the building create a flawless location for a fairy-tale wedding.
Rainhill Hall’s exclusive treetop bridal suite and contemporary log cabins allow wedding parties to be close to nature without foregoing the deluxe facilities you’ll find in the hotel.
Contact the team today to start planning a ceremony and celebration to remember at Rainhill Hall.