£12000 - £13500 for Venue Hire
Up to 132
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£12,000
Maximum Price
£13,500
We offer dry hire of our venue if it is for religious reasons. The location fee gives you exclusive access to the Hall plus the stunning terrace and romantic gardens. All crockery, cutlery and glassware together with food and beverages are sourced externally by the client.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£107
Maximum Price
£110
All our food is prepared by our team of in-house expert chefs. Included in these prices are canapes served during the wedding 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 light bites. We do offer upgrade on food and beverages. Please see our full menu for details.

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£107
Maximum Price
£110
Minimum Number of Guests
60
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Canapés included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Couple accommodation included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£14,000
Maximum Price
£17,000
Number of Guests Included
60
2023/24 All-Inclusive wedding prices: Exclusive hire of Knowsley Hall & gardens 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 - Light bites Luxury Honeymoon suite Silver Cake stand and knife Master of Ceremonies White table linen Crockery, cutlery & glassware Silver candelabras supplied with candles Chair covers & sash to compliment your colour scheme Free parking on site For Summer weddings only: Knowsley printed 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

Overview

Venue Type
Stately Home
Dining Capacity
132
Reception Capacity
132
No. of Bedrooms
17
Sleeps No. of People
34
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Venue

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

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Other
Full Description
Knowsley Hall is a majestic and historic 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 magnificent 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 beautiful 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 its 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!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1385
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
30
Reviews
(32)
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Mr and Mrs Wade
Happy couple Married on June
July 2022
The most perfect day
All my guests are still calling my wedding the best they have ever been to - that is all because of Knowsley Hall. The most stunning grand venue with the most attentive and hardworking staff. As a Bridezilla I didn't have to worry about a single thing the entire day and everything went so smoothly and done to such a high standard. The preparation of the day and setting up in the morning was flawless! The food is quite literally out of this world. Again, the staff truly care about their jobs and conduct their duties with such grace. I wish I could do it all again, absolutely nothing I would have changed.
M
Mrs & Mrs O'Leary
Happy couple Married on January
January 2022
I can’t quite put into words how amazing our wedding was.
Where do we start?! This review just isn’t going to do Knowsley Hall justice as I can’t quite put into words how amazing our wedding was. We want to thank everyone at Knowsley Hall for making our wedding beyond a dream come true. Jason - your wealth of experience is second to none and I don’t think it would have been half as amazing and stress free without you. You are a credit to the Hall. You made us feel so calm throughout and we can’t thank you enough. I genuinely felt sad to leave you the next day, I felt like I’d known you forever! We want to thank everyone involved with the wedding breakfast, the staff were so attentive and the food was amazing! Thanks to the chef! Everyone involved with the planning were amazing and went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect day and we truly did. The venue itself it a dream and received so many compliments from our guests. We felt like true royalty. Thank you again to everyone. We had a magical day and will never forget it.
S
Samnatha & Shaun
Happy couple Married on January
January 2022
The most amazing day in the most stunning venue!!
We had the most amazing wedding day at Knowsley Hall, it was the most amazing day in the most stunning venue!! The day ran seamlessly from the start until the very end due to the planning and commitment of the staff. Nothing was too much for them during the planning of the day or during the event. Everything about the day was perfect, the food was stunning and the guests have described the beef as the best they have ever tasted. It was so easy planning for different food/ drink requirements and they are so understanding of fussy eaters, including last minute requests made on the day itself. We can not thank you enough for everything that you did for both us and our guests on the day, you made it perfect for us!
J
Jamie & Abbey
Happy couple Married on December
January 2022
I couldn't ask for a better venue, everyone was absolutely fantastic!
Where do I start .. Jason, I can't thank you enough for how amazing you are. You made me laugh so much and honestly I felt like I had known you so long. You made every step magical , looked after us and made sure we were okay throughout. The team are amazing and all did such a fantastic job. I couldn't ask for a better venue, everyone was absolutely fantastic!!!🥰🥰👰‍♂️👰‍♂️👰‍♂️👰‍♂️ I have very sore feet from dancing... enjoy Christmas you all absolutely deserve it!!
R
Roger & Tina
Happy couple Married on September
October 2021
A magical experience at Knowsley Hall
The organisation was impeccable and everything was carried out with quiet efficiency, and extraordinary levels of customer service. There was a uniform high standard of excellence that was truly remarkable. We have received numerous comments from our family and friends on a magical experience at Knowsley Hall.
R
Rosilyn & Timothy
Happy couple Married on September
October 2021
We would do it all again in a heartbeat
Wow, what a day. We would do it all again in a heartbeat. Amazing venue, amazing staff and amazing food . Just the most perfect day. The staff made us feel so comfortable and made such a effort to make sure everything went to plan, nothing was too much to ask. Big shout out to Jason. Would highly recommend this wedding venue to every bride and groom.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Use postcode L34 4AJ for sat nav purposes

Nearest Town

Prescot

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M57

Nearest Train Station

Prescot

Nearest Airport

Liverpool

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Press & Awards
(5)

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
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

When Gary Barlow from the band Take That made a surprise guest appearance and sang to one of our Brides at her wedding reception! We had to keep it top secret but it was worth it seeing the look on the Brides face!

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

Compile a folder with all your information so you can keep a log of everything you have planned for your special day. This will definitely take away some of the stress so you can enjoy the run up to your wedding day.

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

When a Bride tore her dress just before the ceremony and a member of staff immediately came to her rescue and helped mend her dress 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, this is definitely one to take pride of place on the wall at home.

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?

Our food is made in-house by our team of expert Chefs and dishes are personally tasted and approved by The Earl & Countess of Derby before inclusion in our menus . My personal favourite is the Manchego & corn croquettes with green chilli mojo

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our evening food is served amongst guests on silver platters. Our bacon butties with bacon jam with home made chips have to be my favourite evening treat!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Knowsley Hall has an illustrious history since it first opened it's doors in 1495. Amongst the exquisite décor, you will find original features throughout the Hall from beautiful fireplaces and wood panelling to magnificent artwork. A huge gold chandelier occupies the State Dining Room.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

How we all work together as one big family to deliver exceptional customer service to our guests from the initial enquiry to the departure of the very last guest. We go above and beyond to ensure every single person is made to feel special and exceed their expectations on the day of their event.