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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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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We offer our venue on an exclusive hire-only basis. You are guaranteed complete exclusivity of the entire stately home, terrace and romantic gardens. We work with two approved catering and event partners.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

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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.
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

(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
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

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Number of Guests Included
2023/25 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


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

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
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
Betsy Vinehill-Cliffe
Happy couple married in December
January 2023
The most magical and truly special day either of u
We're honoured to have had you and your team running our big day and to describe the world-class standard of service, efforts, attention to detail and set up you provided with any number of superlatives from marvellous to magnificent, could never do it justice! We have had so many compliments on the venue, the staff and the overall day which is all down to yourselves. People have not stopped talking about how incredible everything was!
Sophie Blank
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Seeing the Hall in all its glory was magical
As soon as me and my partner drove through the gates and along the winding driveway I knew we had found our wedding venue. Turning the corner and seeing the hall in all its glory was simply magical and stepping through the doors confirmed this was the one place I could see myself getting married. We had the perfect wedding from start to finish! From the off the communication from the team - especially Niall and Jason were exceptional. Any question big or small was answered promptly and I knew that our wedding was in safe hands. On the day itself, I didn't have to think about anything as everything was taken care of and we could relax and enjoy our big day without any worry. All of the staff went out of their way to ensure we had the best day and we are so thankful. Our guests all commented on how amazing the venue was and many of them said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. The food was exceptional with everyone raving about the wedding breakfast and evening platters. It was truly the perfect day!
Rachael Vick
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
A breath-taking place to get married!
The building is opulent and has lots of beautiful detail. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating to our requests and it was overall a breath-taking place to get married! The chef was also amazing when we attended our food tasting. He explained each dish in detail and answered any questions that we had. It was extremely difficult to pick our menu because all the food we tasted was so delicious!! Jason/Matt (along with other members of staff) made us feel very at ease about our special day from the minute the bridal party arrived to the day we left the venue, and they updated us at every point throughout the day. They made amendments to any special requests that we made to make our day perfect. The food was absolutely delicious - I don't think we will ever eat belly pork or beef cheek like it ever again! There were so many compliments floating around the room about the food - even to this day, we still have conversations with the guests about how unbelievable the food was. The staff serving the food and drinks were prompt and polite to all guests, including any that may have been difficult with their requests. Overall, the day couldn't have been any more perfect. Some of the guests even said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! We are so lucky and grateful that we were able to have our special day at such a spectacular venue. I can't put in to words how remarkable it was and ourselves (and the guests) will remember it for the rest of lives.
James Challis
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Breath-taking, Sensational, Stunning.
The Drive into the Knowsley Estate was incredible. the grounds and the main building are maintained to the highest standard. One of the reasons for us making the choice to book our wedding with the team at Knowsley. From the moment my wife met Jason, he took all her fears and stress off her shoulders and dealt with every single question, query and demand she had. We had been to 20+ venues and nobody clicked or made her feel as comfortable with her dream wedding, Jason made her feel so reassured. He is a credit to Knowsley Hall, many of our friends have married the past 3 years and none of their wedding co-ordinators have come close to Jason. Throughout the day we where Blown away by the attentiveness of the Team, Dan and Adam where simply incredible, they really took care of us and nothing was a problem to them. We even had a hiccup with the food as there was a swap with two guests the day before, we told Adam literally an hour before the food was served and the problem was fix. The day couldn't have gone any smoother. not one single hiccup or problem occurred, the whole day was perfect. The Team - Jason, Dan and Adam. These three single handed took care of us from the minute we got to the venue, from drinks, to ushering us about to have time to ourselves! The standard from all was just so high, especially Jason who runs the team like clockwork. The food just shone out for us, we still have guests now mentioned the beef from our main! The servers on the day during the wedding breakfast were fab, always around and serving as quick as they could. The night porter was fabulous! My mum was up super early trying to find a missing jacket and he was right there to get her a cuppa tea even if it was 5am. Huge shout to him, took care of us early risers. The Grounds played a huge part of our wedding and the standards of the garden really blew our guests away, every corner of the grounds is a photo opportunity.
Alison Holt
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Keep doing what you do!
Home from home Exceptional service and organisation Friendly staff Impressive location
Hayleigh Keenan
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
My first impression of Knowsley hall was WOW!!!
My first impression of Knowsley hall was wow…WHAT A VENUE! I fell in love as soon as we pulled through to the gates and then turned right onto the drive. The estate, the grounds and the staff were everything you could wish for when looking for a perfect wedding venue. As everyone knows the venue at Knowsley Hall is beautiful but I think what really makes it such a wonderful venue is the staff that are working there. I can’t count the amount of times me (or my mum!) phone called Niall, Jason and Emma on the run up to the big day and nothing was ever too much trouble, they were always so happy to help. On the day of the wedding they really made us both feel special, I can’t tell you how much they did for us. Even before I walked down the aisle a staff member could see I was getting emotional and handed me a tissue it was just what I needed as I didn’t want my make up running!! But this is just a great example of how on hand they are. We have been with our wedding co ordination Jason right from the beginning and I can’t tell you how many times we went to open evenings, open days and even the picnic at Knowsley, he always had time to speak to us. Me and Dylan were so happy Jason was there with us on our big day as we really felt like he understood us as a couple and also as a family. We honestly can’t thank Knowsley Hall enough for everything they did for us there is too many highlights and I find it hard just picking a few! I just hope they know that we really did appreciate everything they did for us on our special day.
Location & Contact Details


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

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (5)

Best regional Historic Building by The Wedding Industry Awards
Best Event Manager 2023 - Bridebook
Finalists by Guides for Brides
Best Wedding Venue in Merseyside by County Brides

Accreditations (2)

5* Gold accommodation by Visit England
Historic Houses assocation

Bridebook Awards (1)


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 Regal Breath taking Charming 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.