Old Palace Chester

£2580 - £7680 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
22 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
If you were planning on getting married abroad this summer, but your plans have changed or if you've been dreaming of a cosy autumn or winter wedding surrounded by your loved ones you’ll be pleased to know Blackwell Grange still have some key 2021 dates available! To check last minute availability and to arrange your private show round, please call 01608 698798.
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With its unrivalled riverside location, remarkable history and palatial grandeur, no other Cheshire wedding venue can offer luxury and opulence like Old Palace Chester.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Based on exclusive use venue hire
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Full Description
This stunning palace gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy peace and privacy, authentic architecture and contemporary style, and elegant reception spaces, all within a fantastic location in the heart of Chester. With ancient Roman ruins behind and uninterrupted views of the river in front, Old Palace Chester’s city-centre position is second to none. Start your day in the Morning Room, positioned above the River Room and overlooking the venue entrance so you can see your guests arrive as you put the finishing touches to your look. The River Room at Old Palace Chester is just a few steps away and boasts a long aisle and almost cathedral-like atmosphere that suits the occasion perfectly. Enjoy canapés and cocktails on the Garden Terrace, elevated above the riverfront, and take in the wonderful views or make full use of the lovingly restored reception rooms at the front of the palace. When it comes to your wedding breakfast, the expert on-site catering team will make sure it is an unforgettable affair. The grandeur and elegance of the Ballroom make it a fitting location for a mouth-watering meal with your nearest and dearest. As your wedding day winds down, it’s time to enjoy another enchanting part of this Cheshire wedding venue. The Palace Suite is simply breathtaking. It’s spacious, stylish and luxurious and offers glorious views over the river to help you relax and unwind after all the festivities. Your guests won’t miss out either, with a number of suites throughout the house that offer the utmost comfort. You can carry on the celebrations and reminisce about your special day over breakfast in the morning too for the perfect end to the perfect wedding. Old Palace Chestare doing everything they can to help you book with confidence. Get in touch today to find out more about their promise.
Lynne Eardley
Wedding: November 2020
March 2021
Beautiful Venue
Attended yesterday for cousins wedding.what a beautiful venue. luxurious lounges.amazing food and the service was first class. The bedroom and bed extremely comfortable. I would give it give five stars.
Colin & Kate
Married in October 2020
March 2021
Stunning and the food deliciously perfect!
We got married here in September 2020 with the government guidelines - limited to 30 people, and Old Palace Chester staff were beyond incredible! The question of whether to proceed in these times was easily answered to be yes, largely because of them. We couldn't thank their calmness, warmth and professionalism enough. Shout out to Lex especially who is an absolute superstar. Every detail was taken into careful consideration and executed to choreographed perfection. Every step of the way, they went the extra mile. We've been to a lot of weddings for friends and family and never before experienced an occasion, where the guests complimented the team so much as our guests did. We feel beyond lucky to have chosen Old Palace and the team there. They are truly incredible. We want to go back and have a bigger party there again once the world is safe and we're allowed more guests! Thank you so much. Also, the venue is stunning and the food deliciously perfect. Thank you.
Jeniffer Hugill
Wedding: February 2020
March 2021
Beautiful wedding venue.
Beautiful wedding venue. Feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, right in the city centre!
Married in December 2019
March 2021
Fabulous Venue
This is going to be a fabulous venue for your special day when it starts early next year.

Old Palace Chester August Open Event

18th August 2021
If you are searching for your perfect wedding venue, now is your chance to get a taste of everything that Old Palace Chester can offer you at their upcoming Open Event. 5-8pm. Call 01244 564380.
Location & Contact Details


Little St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SN, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M53 Jct 40

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

Grand. Exclusive. Luxurious. Elegant. Indulgent.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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 your venue?

Not yet!

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 your venue's 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.

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