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Celebrate in style

At Old Palace Chester, each of our elegant spaces is dedicated entirely to your special day, with opulent interior design, imposing staircases, distinguished features and majestic sash windows at every turn. All, of course, are set within the prestigious walls of this statement building. With a natural flow, you and your guests will move seamlessly from welcome drinks in The Arrival Hall to your wedding breakfast in The Ballroom.

The Peploe Lounge awaits with its chic bar and exciting furnishings, while our Garden Kitchen prepares exciting, creative dining options for your evening 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

Host your wedding reception drinks in this regal hall with its imposing heritage features. Light-filled in the summer, warm in the winter months and adorned with a seasonal Jardinière. The Arrival Hall enjoys splendid views across the Garden Terrace and a statement entrance for your guests. Grand doors open up on to The Garden Terrace where, in the warmer months, your guests will be served cocktails and canapés, our Events Team assisting with every element of your organisation.

The Arrival Hall with harpist and jardiniere © Golding Photography

Peploe Lounge & Bar

With its rich decorative style in deep hues of blues and golds, its Art Deco doors and stylish feature bar, the lounge and 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.

PEPLOE LOUNGE & BAR

The Ballroom

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

Food & Drink

The Ballroom has been dramatically redesigned to provide a space that is perfect for sampling the finest food and drink on this most special occasion. An impressive glass extension has been added to provide plenty of space for you and up to 150 guests and also lets the sunlight pour in as you celebrate. Modern design and traditional grandeur sit side by side to create a truly one-of-a-kind location.

Wedding catering amuse bouche exclusive use
Wedding breakfast Old Palace Chester
Old Palace Chester wedding catering trio of desserts
Old Palace Chester wedding catering desserts

Garden Kitchen

As day turns to evening, the outdoor space at Old Palace Chester has even more to offer. Ambient lighting enhances the beauty of this Georgian palace while you and your guests step outside to enjoy stunning flavours from the purpose built Garden Kitchen. With evening dining options including wood-fired pizza and vibrant wok food cooked freshly in front of your guests, there is much to choose from.

Evening Celebrations

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.

Old Palace Chester at dusk

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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, discover more in our brochure or arrange a visit to see Old Palace Chester for yourself.