Describe the best wedding that happened at Old Palace Chester?
Every wedding is so different, it is impossible to pick just one but our first wedding has a special place in our hearts. To see all the hard work that went in to getting the venue ready pay off, and seeing our first guests having such a good time will stick with us for a long time!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make sure you have someone else looking after everything on the actual day so that you can really enjoy the day.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
In between lockdowns we did manage to host a number of more intimate weddings, and one couple had provided personalised bottles of posh hand sanitiser. I thought it was a great way to embrace the situation, rather than letting it get them down!
Describe Old Palace Chester in 5 adjectives
Grand. Exclusive. Luxurious. Elegant. Indulgent.
Where’s the best photo spot at Old Palace Chester?
There are so many to choose from but The Palace Suite with its incredible ornate ceiling creates a stunning backdrop!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Old Palace Chester?
What’s your favourite canapé?
Smoked duck breast crostini with pickled beetroot, although we love to see couples creating bespoke canapes with our amazing chefs as it can really add a personal touch to the service.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
The home made truffles that are served with the coffee.
What is Old Palace Chester most unique feature?
Being situated right next to the river in Chester's city centre, whilst also being so hidden and private. And the ceiling in the Palace Suite (again!), you cannot get more unique than a hand sculpted 290 year old Italian style piece of art!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We are most proud of the service that we provide from the moment of booking all the way through to the special day, and after too. The team love being part of someone’s wedding as everyone is always so joyous, and it is lovely to have some input in to making those days happen. It is such an emotive and personal day and to be a part of that is truly special, and we love going above and beyond to make every wedding amazing and unique.