£5500 - £12500 for Venue Hire
Up to 132
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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We are so pleased that weddings are back! During the period when the Hall was closed we made some improvements to some of our beautiful rooms. We would be delighted to show you around our magnificent stately home and help you start planning your dream wedding!
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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
£5,500
Maximum Price
£12,500
The location fee gives you exclusive access to the Hall 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
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Couple accommodation included
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£92
Maximum Price
£119
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 chip cone selection. We do offer upgrade on food and beverages. Please see our full menu for details.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£11,555
Maximum Price
£13,580
Number of Guests Included
60
2022 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 - cone selection Honeymoon suite Silver Cake stand and knife Master of Ceremonies White table linen Crockery, cutlery & glassware Silver candelabras 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
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

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

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

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
true
No. of People In Team
30
Reviews
(25)
(25)
Rosie Potter
Married in September 2021
August 2021
The staff were incredible from start to finish!!
wow. what a weekend! we were married on Sat 4th Sept 2021 at Knowsley Hall and it was the most AMAZING day ever. The staff were incredible from start to finish!! special thank you to Lesley on the run up to the wedding, Matt for our food tasting/on the day just being AMAZING, Vikki for just being fabulous at keeping me cool and comfy haha, and lastly Dave (we hope we have got your name right) - who served us the most amazing food, became best pals with my parents and somehow managed to also drop our friends off at their hotel after his shift when they were a little stranded. plus all other staff who were on shift on Sat...thank you and we love you all!! thank you for making our day amazing. we had the best best best day! everyone loved the venue and we have been on cloud 9 ever since. ❤❤❤
Victoria Spurdle
Wedding: August 2021
August 2021
Any couple thinking of using this stunning venue for their wedding day, stop thinking and get planning.
I was lucky enough to be part of the bridal party at Knowsley Hall for the wedding of Roz and Tim. The experience of the day was obviously a memorable one, however, Jason, Mathew and the entire team at the Hall, including those working incredibly hard behind the scenes, can only be described as exceptional. As you can imagine, with so many variables involved in a wedding, it takes a dedicated team with a genuine interest in the day and military style skills to ensure that, no matter what challenges are thrown in, the day is enjoyed by all and goes as much according to plan as can be. Nothing, and I do mean nothing, was too much trouble, Jason and Michael went above and beyond to ensure that the bride, groom and their guests were extremely well looked after. From Greeting the bride and her team early morning, coordinating the kitchen, florist, hair and makeup suppliers, groom and his team, to holding a nervous hand whispering encouragement before the walk down the aisle (made of honour) to ensuring all guests had a drink in hand, the team were simply flawless. Thank you from a maid of honour to the whole team, you were exceptional. A job very well done indeed. As for a recommendation, in a heart beat, any couple thinking of using this stunning venue for their wedding day, stop thinking and get planning.
Mr & Mrs Taylor
Married in August 2021
August 2021
Venue was out of this world, I would recommend Knowsley Hall to anyone
We had our wedding in Knowsley Hall yesterday and it was the most amazing day! The staff were second to none. Venue was out of this world, I would recommend Knowsley Hall to anyone. We cannot thank the staff enough for helping to make our day perfect. Jason was outstanding just like every other aspect of this venue. Thank you all, from the newly wed Mr & Mrs Taylor xxx
Rob Taylor
Married in August 2021
August 2021
If your looking for a wedding venue look no further
We celebrated our wedding there on the 6th August. WOW, what a day. The staff were amazing and made the day run smoothly, the venue is so beautiful and everyone commented on both the venue and staff and just how great they were. Honestly if your looking for a wedding venue look no further. Your day will run smooth and be enjoyable for all. Special thanks to Jason as he managed our event and could not of done more for us. Again so much positive feedback by guests saying how approachable he was and how well he ran the day. Thank you so much Knowsley Hall and all the staff team you were all absolutely superb!
Marsha Brown
Wedding: August 2021
August 2021
Beautiful place, lovely staff.
Beautiful place, lovely staff. We were well looked after but everyone. The wedding we attended was so beautiful. The paid bar was very reasonable in price with a range of drinks available. The grounds were amazing to take photos in.
Catherine Durand
Wedding: July 2021
August 2021
Perfection from start to finish
We visited Knowsley Hall to attend a wedding this last weekend, it was perfection from start to finish. My favourite part was when we walked through the house to the terrace and the gardens were nothing short of breath-taking. It was so wonderful being able to take a walk around and explore. You can tell that everything planted within the grounds has been done with such thought and care.

Wedding Fair with Little White Books

12th September 2021
A wonderful opportunity to see inside our magnificent stately home. Get some wedding inspiration from 20 expert wedding suppliers. The fair starts from 11:30 -14:30 and entry and parking is free.
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.