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Celebrate in style

At Old Palace Chester, each of our elegant spaces is dedicated entirely to your special day. The natural flow of the venue allows you and your guests to move seamlessly through, from welcome drinks in the Arrival Hall or on the Terrace to your wedding breakfast in The Ballroom.

The Peploe Lounge, with its chic bar and luxurious furnishings, is a wonderful space in which guests can mingle and enjoy a drink before their meal. Meanwhile, our River Kitchen prepares exciting, creative dining options for your celebrations. With the experienced team on hand to create your bespoke menu and ensure the smooth running of your day, all you need to concentrate on is having an unforgettable time.


The Arrival Hall enjoys splendid views across the Garden Terrace and a dramatic entrance for your guests. Grand doors open up to The Garden Terrace where, in the warmer months, your guests will be served cocktails and canapés.

Host your wedding reception drinks where authentic features make a real statement. It’s light-filled in the summer, warm in the winter months and adorned with a seasonal jardinière for that pop of colour.


With its rich decorative style in deep hues of blues and golds and stylish feature bar, the Peploe Lounge & Bar at Old Palace Chester is a sophisticated space featuring contemporary pieces of furniture. A setting for your guests to relax and enjoy conversation throughout the day, appreciating the views across the garden and the river beyond.

And if you’re looking for a showstopping drinks experience, our cocktail bars will get the party started and keep your guests refreshed throughout the night.


With ample space to seat 150 guests, the magnificent Ballroom is the setting for your wedding breakfast. Its versatile shape offers various options for seating arrangements while a neutral colour scheme, ambient lighting, oak floor and abundance of natural light set the scene for the most stylish dining experience. Impressive sash windows and a contemporary glass extension bring the outside in during winter months.
The Ballroom can also be used for larger ceremonies, seating up to 150.

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As day turns to evening, the outdoor space at Old Palace Chester has even more to offer. Ambient lighting enhances the beauty of this exclusive venue while you and your guests step outside to enjoy stunning food created by the chefs in the purpose-built River Kitchen.

With evening dining options including everything from wood-fired pizza and vibrant wok food cooked freshly in front of your guests, there is plenty to choose from!


As your evening celebration approaches, The Ballroom awaits once more, its ripple-effect mirrored ceiling and exquisite lighting creating an elegant, party vibe.

Truly magnificent in every way, this versatile space lends itself perfectly to your evening celebrations, with numerous areas for your band or DJ and dance floor. It’s time to dance the night away!

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Our doors are open so come and find out why this spectacular wedding venue in Cheshire is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. Check our available dates and prices, browse our gallery for ideas, or arrange a visit to see Old Palace Chester for yourself.