£5000 - £12000 for Venue Hire
Up to 132
17 Bedrooms
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As soon as you drive through our grand main gates, down the imposing driveway, you will be completely captivated. Knowsley Hall and its immediate grounds will be exclusively yours for the day.
Pricing & Costs

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The location fee gives you exclusive access to the Hall, as well as many of the beautiful rooms, plus the stunning terrace and romantic gardens. This price also includes all crockery, linens, cutlery, glassware, tables, chairs and a full team of staff (there is no service charge). Food & beverage is charged per guest in addition to our location fee.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
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All our food is prepared by our team of in-house chefs. Included in this price is canapes that are served during the reception, 3 course wedding breakfast, Knowsley drinks package to include 2 glasses of sparkling wine, 1/2 bottle of wine per person and bottled water and our evening chip cone selection. We do offer upgrade on food and beverages. Please see our full menu for details.

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Number of Guests Included
Exclusive hire of Knowsley Hall Civil ceremony room hire (registrar fees additional) Arrival Drink for all guests Canapés 3 Course menu to include: starter, main and dessert plus tea/coffee and homemade chocolate truffles ½ bottle of wine per guest 1 glass of sparkling wine for toast Bottled water Evening food - cone selection Bridal suite Cake stand and knife Master of Ceremonies White table linen Silver candelabras Chair covers & bows Knowsley printed place cards and menus for 60 guests* PA system for speeches Mood lighting DJ for the evening provided by Big Event Group
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Stately Home
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Knowsley Hall is a glamorous stately home and wedding venue in Merseyside and is ideally located close to motorway networks linking Manchester, Cheshire and Liverpool. Dating back to the 14th century, our majestic stately home, breath-taking terrace and stunning manicured gardens provide a truly enchanting and romantic backdrop for your special day. A warm and welcoming atmosphere blends with the grandeur and elegance of the house, making an idyllic setting for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions. Since our first wedding in 1999 we have picked up several wedding accolades with the most recent for Best Historic Building by The Wedding Industry Awards 2021. Home to The 19th Earl & Countess of Derby, the Knowsley estate is totally private and exclusively yours to relax and enjoy your wedding day with family and friends. With luxurious furnishings, opulent artwork and exquisite chandeliers you will most certainly be celebrating in true stately home style! Exchange your vows in the romantic Stucco Ballroom with a capacity of up to 132 guests. Enjoy drinks and canapes on the terrace overlooking the manicured gardens and lake or within the cosy and luxurious surroundings of the Walnut Drawing Room. For your wedding breakfast our talented in-house team of chefs will deliver a sumptuous 3 course meal for you to feast on in the grandeur of the State Dining Room while our dedicated events team will ensure that everything runs seamlessly. You will have the opportunity to stay over in the house in one of our 17 luxury bedrooms that are reserved just for you and your guests. All our accommodation has been individually designed by The Countess of Derby and maintained to a high standard by our team of dedicated Housekeepers, so expect country house chic with amazing views of the 2,500 private estate. Our aim is to deliver the most memorable and wonderful experience to each and every guest who enters our doors and we can't wait to welcome you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vanessa
Knowsley Hall has been welcoming royalty and distinguished visitors since we first opened our doors in 1495. It is this heritage that helps to make Knowsley Hall quite the most magical, warm & surprising of venues. Having the backing of an Earl & Countess who have high standards in quality, service and excellence are invaluable to the team who strive to deliver a 5* service each and every time. I would be delighted for your wedding story to be part of our incredible history!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jen & Paul
Married in October 2020
January 2021
It took our breath away
It was an awe and wonder moment and we knew that we had to have our wedding here. It took our breath away and felt perfect. They have been so supportive during the pandemic with us having to postpone our wedding. We decided to have an intimate wedding with 5 guests and celebrate with a huge party in 2021! They set up the ballroom and it looks absolutely beautiful.
Wedding: January 2020
January 2021
The food was superb & etched into my memories!
Attended a stunning wedding here and even though I was designated driver and therefore not able to be fully immersed in the overall hospitality of the day (aside from a welcome glass of fizz and a likewise toasting glass) it did not matter - it was the best wedding I've been to, in the most beautiful surroundings. The food was particularly memorable - the canapés alone were amazing enough, but the 3 course wedding breakfast was such great quality, it'll be etched into my memories for a long time! The rooms are stunningly beautiful - the room for the wedding breakfast was like a dream in fact! And the evening entertainment room transformed from 15th century to a perfect setting for a brilliant disco flawlessly. Come midnight, and probably as the only sober person in the room, I was actually quite gutted to be leaving! Thanks to all the brilliant staff who worked tirelessly throughout the very long day!
Alex Hughes-Johnson
Married in November 2019
January 2021
Your day will be everything and more
Wow, where do I even start. From the first minute my husband and I walked through the doors to Knowsley Hall, we knew this would be the home of our wedding venue. Its opulence and grandeur is breathtaking and the customer service was exceptional. Myself, James and our guests were blown away by the food. So many of our guests commented on the fact that the food was the best they had ever tasted at a wedding. All of our thoughts and worries were taken care of and you made sure the day ran like clock work. You are all an absolute credit to Knowsley and to Lord and Lady Derby. So, if anyone is reading this review thinking, should we book Knowsley Hall, the answer is YES! Your day will be everything and more than you could ever imagine and it will leave its imprint in your hearts forever.
Gary Millington
Wedding: October 2019
January 2021
Wedding DJ review
On Saturday October 12th I was the Wedding DJ and Host for Natalie and Karl Meaden. Thank you so much to Jason and the hard working Knowsley team for welcoming me to the Hall and for the very professional way they ran Natalie and Karl’s Wedding Day. An amazing Wedding Venue with a 5 Star Team looking after Guests, perfect!!
May Atkinson
Married in September 2019
January 2021
Glamorous and regal wedding
Knowsley Hall hosted our wedding on 25 August 2019. We had originally booked another venue for our wedding but Mid-May 2019 we were contacted by said venue to be told the venue would not be finished in time to host our wedding so we somehow stumbled on Knowsley Hall and my, was that one of the best stumbles of our lives. After the traumatic experience with our last venue, we were super OCD with Knowsley Hall but we need not have worried as all the staff were attentive and reassuring. The attention to detail was second to none. All the staff on the day were superb and we could not have asked for more from them in terms of friendliness and professionalism. My special thanks goes out to Matt, Adam and Leon to whom I would actually entrust with my life! It was such a perfect day and we am certain it was down to all the staff putting in so much hard work in the background. All our guests commented upon how stunning the venue was (especially in the sunshine) and some compared it to Downton Abbey so if you are after a glamorous, regal wedding, this is the place to book. We are foodie people so the cherry on top was the exquisite wedding breakfast. Fine dining at its finest but generous enough portion sizes to fill you up. Simply stunning! We would not hesitate to recommend Knowsley Hall who hosted the most perfect day of our lives.
Laura Taylor-Roe
Married in September 2019
January 2021
The food was out of this world
The venue is spectacular and the staff at every stage, from planning to the day itself, are exceptional. All the guests commented on how attentive they were, they go that extra mile to ensure that the day is perfect in every way and that every bride is made to feel special. Nothing is too much trouble and they anticipate every need before you can even express it. The food was out of this world, we had several guests with special dietary requirements and Chef went out of his way to ensure that not only were their needs were met but they also had an amazing meal without feeling in any way that they were a bother. This was very much appreciated by the guests and by us as hosts. If you want a stunning venue where your guests will be completely wowed, come and view Knowsley Hall. I am sure that like us you will fall in love with it, and will have the wedding day of your dreams.
Location & Contact Details


Knowsley Hall, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AJ, England

Travel Notes

Use postcode L34 4AJ for sat nav purposes

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (2)

5* Gold accommodation by Visit England
Historic Houses assocation

Industry Awards (3)

Best regional Historic Building by The Wedding Industry Awards
Finalists by Guides for Brides
Best Wedding Venue in Merseyside by County Brides

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

When Gary Barlow from Take That made a surprise appearance and sang for one of our Brides at her wedding reception!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's your special day so enjoy every minute and don't worry about the small things.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

When a Bride tore her dress just before the ceremony and we helped fix it for her.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Majestic Captivating Breath taking Exclusive Enchanting

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Across the lake capturing the couple and the backdrop of the Hall

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Lots of celebrities have visited Knowsley Hall from HM The Queen, Bill Clinton, Mo Farah, Cliff Richard, Jurgen Klopp, Kenny Dalglish, Julian Fellowes and David Attenborough to name but a few!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Manchego & corn croquettes with green chilli mojo

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon butties!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Gold chandelier in the State Dining Room dating back to 1495