The Queen at Chester Hotel

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£495 - £995 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
221 Bedrooms
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Queen Hotel, Chester has been hosting weddings for over 150years, with spectacular hidden gardens, and magnificent ceremony rooms and banqueting suites; this is the perfect choice for your big day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£495
Maximum Price
£995
Facility fee and service Room Hire – What is included? Exclusive use of chosen wedding suite Exclusive use of the Italian terrace during your drink’s reception Elevated Candelabras with natural coloured candles Late bar facility till 12.00am Red Carpet Welcome including glass of Champagne for Bride and Groom Toastmaster Services to ensure that your day runs to perfection Starched table linen in Ivory or crisp White including napkins Food tasting services for Bride and Groom Senior Management Co-ordination from start to finish Discounted Accommodation Prices Private Brunch Following Morning (Minimum Numbers Apply) Cake Bases and Knife Complimentary Bridal Suite Use of one of our wonderful ceremonial swords Complimentary bedrooms for parents on the night of the wedding Choice of hand carved thrones for the bride and groom at top table
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£35
Maximum Price
£45
Three course menu followed by tea, coffee and petit fours Choice of menus varying in price.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Corkage charge applicable
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
221
Sleeps No. of People
450
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
7:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Venue

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

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence
Full Description
From the moment you choose to hold your wedding with us, we will guide, advise and pamper you. We look forward to setting you off on a wonderfully happy life together with first class personal service and attention to the smallest details . Situated in the historic city of Chester, The Queen hotel is the perfect choice for your big day. An oasis in the centre of the city; a photographer’s fantasy, with spectacular hidden gardens, awe-inspiring public areas, and magnificent ceremony rooms and banqueting suites; this is the perfect backdrop for a spectacular day of formal proceedings and joyous celebration. Our beautiful wedding venue was the proud winner of the television programme, “Four Weddings”; it is hardly surprising as we are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and we offer truly magnificent wedding and banqueting suites for your special day. The team at Queen Hotel are absolutely committed to the creation and delivery of the very best of wedding services. We have built up a tremendous reputation over a number of years in the provision of bespoke, stylish and professional events whilst retaining a warmth of hospitality which ensures our bridal parties are cared for from start to finish. This is all about your day and we will guarantee a most unique, special and memorable occasion with attention to every detail. There are a number of rooms in the hotel with marriage licenses, and our team of experts are on hand to advise on the options available. Our quite magnificent Italian terrace gardens with Baltic Exchange arches and dramatic sculptures are a wonderful backdrop. The hotel can offer 8 areas for your wedding ceremony including two spectacular outdoor settings along with 6 majestic internal suites fully licensed for formalities, dependent on your individual preferences, guest numbers and bespoke arrangements. There really is no end of choice when it comes to planning your wedding at the Queen Hotel, Chester.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Zoe Taylor
Congratulations on getting engaged, what an exciting time for you and your fiancé. The team and I at the Queen Hotel would be delighted to be your chosen venue for your special day. I look forward to receiving your enquiry so that I can start the planning process with you.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1861
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
100
Reviews
(9)
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Beth and Pete
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Just the day we wanted
They were amazing with us throughout the whole process, Zoe and Caroline doing all the organising for the day and Oana was a fantastic wedding organiser and was happy to sort everything out even though we had forgotten some things. Food was fanatic, we had their resident DJ and he was really friendly. We had a fantastic day thanks to them.
J
Joyce W
Wedding: November
April 2021
a wedding reception that was...awesome
I cannot praise the Queens hotel and in particular Louise Turner and her team, highly enough. My daughters wedding had to be cancelled for a second time at the weekend with the new Covid lockdown. The church however was willing and able to accommodate a ceremony yesterday 4th November, to beat the restrictions. Louise and her team with 48 hours notice provided a wedding reception that was...awesome. The food was the best i have ever ate, presented beautifully with some magical little touches added in. The Palazzo suite was perfect for a small intimate gathering, this too was presented exactly as originally planned. Their attention to detail could not be faulted. All the staff were friendly and attentive. The Queens itself was perfect for photographs with it's sweeping staircase and lovely mirrored corridors. Thankyou Louise and team you made the newly weds reception a day to remember for all the right reasons.
coyleroberts
Happy couple Married on April
April 2021
Wedding day
Amazing venue. Fantastic customer service. nothing was a problem staff exceptional. The hotel has plenty of character and great location for the train station and a taxi service outside the hotel overall excellent
N
Nick B
Happy couple Married on September
April 2021
My wedding
I got married there on the 29/09/17 and I don’t regret it one word amazing the staff couldn’t do another for you thought out the day and running to the wedding there organisation from there wedding team was next to none janette my wedding coordinator was amazing very very helpful.and such a beautiful hotel
J
Julia Mary
Happy couple Married on July
April 2021
fabulous wedding venue
from start to finish the wedding experience was outstanding. very accommodating at every turn. The wedding planner couldn't have done more for us. The rooms were sumptuous and the wedding venue was beautiful. we couldn't have wanted more from the hotel and staff.
Queenitbob
Happy couple Married on May
April 2021
Wedding Venue
We booked our wedding at the Queen Hotel in January 2016 and it was the best decision we ever made. I knew I wanted an outside area and the courtyard provided the perfect space. The hotel itself was just as impressive, I loved the grand staircase and the quirky little additions such as the huge chair - perfect for photo opportunities. Our ceremony and the wedding breakfast were both in the palazzo which was just a beautiful room flooded with natural light. The evening reception was held next door in the colonnades room which was a fantastic sized room. The food was absolutely top notch and extremely high quality. The staff were so helpful throughout the whole process. The initial wedding coordinator was absolutely fantastic and helped sell the hotel. When we heard she was leaving to work with a sister hotel, I had my reservations about who we would deal with now but they were unnecessary. It was a flawless transition and Janette has been fantastic. Like all brides, lots of thoughts and ideas crossing my mind and I sent her so many e-mails but she was always so helpful throughout. The day before we went to drop some stuff off and spoke to the duty manager. He really put us at ease without being condescending. On the day, we worked with Oana who was just a star. Anything I needed, she had already anticipated and knew I needed it before I did! She kept everything on track and was so on the ball. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better team. The whole day was perfect. As the weather was nice, we were able to make use of the outside area for photos and the drinks reception. This meant that everyone was in one area while we were having our photos taken. It's location was also perfect and so convenient. If you're looking at venues, please look at the Queen Hotel!
Location & Contact Details

Address

City Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3AH, England

Travel Notes

Our Hotel stands proudly opposite the main Chester railway station, just a 5 minute walk from the city centre. Accessible by car, train or plane. Google maps our postcode CH1 3AH and we look forward to welcoming you!

Nearest Town

Chester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M53 Jct 12

Nearest Train Station

Chester

Nearest Airport

Liverpool John Lennon

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A fancy dress wedding that sticks in my mind where the Bride was the Ice Queen from the Chronicles of Narnia!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't worry about the weather - there is nothing you can do about it!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A wedding that stands out was one where the Bride & Groom had different religious faiths and there were 2 ceremonies - the traditional civil ceremony and then a Muslim wedding blessing called a Nikah, this was so important to the Groom and I thought the way the Bride and all their families embraced this was just lovely! So special!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Quirky. Stylish. Glamorous. Historic. Surprising.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

So many to choose from but probably our stunning staircase.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Many celebrities have stayed at the Queen Hotel over the past 160 years including Charles Dickens, Cecil Rhodes, Lily Langtry and the Queen herself even drove past the hotel!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Little Cornish pasties with HP sauce

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mini cones of fish and chips

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our stunning Italian terraced gardens with Baltic Exchange as the central focus point. They really are a hidden gem.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our amazing team who make wedding day dreams come true every time!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftComplimentary chefs hot & cold canapes with your drinks reception.