Knowsley Hall

£5,500 - £11,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 132
17 Bedrooms
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Immerse yourself in over 600 years of history and feel like royalty on your wedding day. With luxurious interiors and breathtaking grounds, our enchanting stately home will be exclusively yours.
Knowsley Hall Pricing & Costs

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Knowsley Hall guarantees an exclusive experience, ensuring your wedding is the only one gracing our magnificent stately home and gardens. You will have access to the entire stately home including our Stucco Ballroom for your wedding ceremony and evening reception, our State Dining Room for your seated wedding breakfast and a selection of intimate drawing rooms to truly relax and savour the beautiful surroundings. Choose from our in-house catering or for cultural considerations, we work with two approved catering and event partners. We have 17 beautiful bedrooms to choose from including Lord Derby's honeymoon suite, reserved for the happy couple! We have an abundance of stunning backdrops both inside our stately home and romantic gardens to capture your special moments. We highly recommend booking a viewing and seeing for yourself how stunning our stately home is to create your fairytale wedding. Come to one of our wedding open days or arrange a 1:1 viewing with a member of the wedding team.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
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All our food is prepared by our team of in-house chefs. Included in the catering prices are a selection of 3 canapes, 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 upgrades on food and beverages. Please see our full menu for details or speak to the team.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Corkage charge applicable
Minimum numbers apply
Set menu options only
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Bespoke menu available

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Minimum Number of Guests
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Knowsley Hall Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Stately Home
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted


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
Marquee Permitted

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Knowsley Hall Full Description
Dating back to the 14th century, our magnificent stately home, beautiful terrace and stunning gardens with a lake provide a truly enchanting and romantic backdrop for your dream wedding 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 over the years. 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 regal interiors, you will most certainly be celebrating in grand style! Exchange your vows in the Stucco Ballroom with its beautiful gold encrusted detail on the walls and ceiling which oozes romance and has 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 with a roaring open fire for winter weddings. 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!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Aisha & Sebastian
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
The perfect wedding venue
We got married here in June 2024 - and the place was absolutely perfect. The building is stunningly beautiful and impeccably maintained - and the service offered by Jason, Niall and the staff was outstanding, a mix of calm professionalism and cheerful dedication. Celebrating our wedding at Knowsley Hall has been a dream come true. If you want a fairy-tale wedding, this is the place for you!
Corinne and Matt
Happy couple married in April
May 2024
The Perfect Wedding Day
Wow, what an incredible, unforgettable day that was! All of the staff at Knowsley Hall were amazing, especially Niall who was our superb event manager. They guided us through every step of the way and were always fast to respond to any of our emails and calls when we had questions. The venue itself is nothing short of spectacular! The halls and rooms, the staircase, the gardens, the artworks, we couldn't have asked for a better place to get married. The day itself ran so incredibly smoothly, the food (both the wedding breakfast and evening food) was delicious, and we have had many guests tell us the same. Knowsley also invited us round a few weeks in advance to try some options for the menu and to go through the details of the day, which was a lot of fun and also made us feel so relaxed knowing how everything would run. We cannot recommend Knowsley enough, and want to thank the staff once again for making our day stress-free and absolutely perfect!
Ryan and Georgina
Happy couple married in March
April 2024
Easter wedding
We had the most amazing day from start finish, all of ours guests and suppliers who hadn’t worked at Knowsley before commented on how amazing the venue was. The staff were so friendly and helpful, every single one of them went out of their way to make our day perfect, including the wait staff who provided an endless supply of ‘ketchups in a pot’ which our 2 year old was amazed by. They got to know us, advised us on the best way to do things to help our day run smoothly and accommodated every request. We had full use of the venue from 8am on the day of our wedding, which meant our photographer and videographer were able to capture the most perfect pictures of our special venue. Before our wedding day, we were regularly in communication with Niall, Jason and Megan, they were always quick to reply and answer our questions big or small. I dropped off my wedding dress a few days before the wedding and despite hosting other events in the mean time, my dress was kept safe in a locked room along with lots of other supplies we left with staff. Although we had hired a company to dress the venue, we had some personal touches to add, the staff at Knowsley followed our requests to the letter and everything looked better than we could have imagined. On the day, guests who had travelled to attend the wedding arrived early and were made to feel very welcome. Guests never had an empty glass or plate and the food was perfect. During our evening reception, staff made sure there was never a wait at the bar, there was plenty of space for people who wanted to escape the music and staff were very attentive ensuring our older guests had cups of tea and coffee. Once everyone had left, the guests who were staying at the venue were served drinks to the residents lounge and despite it being late, they were always happy to help. The bridal suite and guest rooms were perfect and kept to the highest standard, breakfast the next morning was great and by the time we had all made it downstairs, no one wanted to leave! We had the most amazing time and couldn’t recommend Knowsley hall enough. I can’t wait to go back and stay during their upcoming events. Thank you to all the staff who helped make our day perfect ! X
David & Laura McGowan
Happy couple married in November
December 2023
Absolutely outstanding from start to finish!
Im not even sure where to start with this so I will just say everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish! We viewed several venues and we knew from driving up the drive that Knowsley Hall was the one for us. The venue is just so stunning, we were in complete awe. Everything leading up to the day was so seamless, fantastic communication from Niall, Emma and Megan made everything so easy - nothing was too much trouble and they took all of the stress out of it. On the day, we were looked after by Megan and Adam and they were just fantastic - their attention to detail was second to none - they didn’t miss a thing and were on the ball all day. Dan, Joseph and Claire were also fantastic, they were so warm and personable that many of our guests commented on how excellent all of the staff were. Alex - wow. The food was just incredible! We had almost EVERYONE comment on how good the food was. The beef was the best beef I have ever had. It was just exceptional. And the calamari & watermelon canapé was just incredible! This review will not do any justice to just how good each and every one of the staff at Knowsley Hall were, you made our day just unforgettable and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anybody. Thank you all so much for a perfect day that I will never forget. David & Laura
Response from the venue
We love reading reviews and learning how our couples found their Knowsley Hall experience and it's safe to say you were blown away!! It's lovely you remembered so many names of our incredible team. Thank you for taking the time to leave a glowing review! Wishing you both love & happiness xx
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Sarah and Peter
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
The most amazing venue and events team!!!
What an incredible venue and absolutely brilliant staff and service! My husband and i could not be more thrilled with our entire wedding day (and night and next morning!!) and the unbelievable team at knowsley hall. From our initial viewing, countless emails and phone calls throughout the year, to our menu tasting, details meeting, and last minute changes the week before, nothing was too much or too little for them to handle. I had absolutely no stress the day-of and their attention to detail was so above and beyond what i ever could have imagined! My guests were amazed at the historic and opulent home and haven’t stopped telling us how incredible it all was! Thank you SO much to the entire team at Knowsley Hall- you made our dream wedding come true!!! xxx
Response from the venue
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review!! The entire team works so hard to ensure we give every couple amazing memories and we are so pleased to read we made your wedding dreams come true!! xx
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Laura Milligan
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Fairytale like no other
We recently got married at Knowsley Hall. It was the most unbelievablely, stunning & wholesome day. The staff were so kind, caring & attentive. They're attention to detail was beyond belief, myself & Phil had the most incredible day! If your thinking of getting married here please don't think twice it's truly sensational & a true dream come true. Thank you to all you were amazing
Response from the venue
This is so wonderful to read! Thank you both, we are thrilled you had such an incredible day. xx
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Knowsley Hall, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AJ, England

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