The Setting

With its unrivalled riverside location, remarkable history and palatial grandeur, no other Cheshire wedding venue can offer luxury and opulence like Old Palace Chester.

This stunning palace gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy peace and privacy, authentic architecture and contemporary style, and elegant reception spaces and exquisite gardens, all within a fantastic location in the heart of Chester. With ancient Roman ruins behind and uninterrupted views of the river in front, it’s safe to say that Old Palace Chester’s city-centre position is second to none.

The Vibe

Once home to the Bishop of Chester, this magnificent building is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation to become the premier exclusive use wedding venue in Cheshire. Once open, you can become part of its history and celebrate your special day in the most exceptional way.

Start your day in the inviting dressing room, positioned above the ceremony room and overlooking the venue entrance so you can see your guests arrive as you put the finishing touches to your look. It’s the ideal space for spending some quality time with your closest friends before descending your private staircase to exchange your vows.

The ceremony room at Old Palace Chester is just a few steps from the dressing room and boasts a long aisle and almost cathedral-like atmosphere that suits the occasion perfectly. For a grand entrance, how about arriving by boat along the River Dee? Wander along the riverfront and through the private gardens before saying ‘I do’ in the ceremony room.

There is no better way to celebrate your marriage than sharing a drink with your guests and Old Palace Chester provides plenty of space to do just that. Enjoy canapés and cocktails on the patio, 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. Come rain or shine, winter or summer, your drinks reception will have an exquisite setting.

When it comes to your wedding breakfast, the expert Galloping Gourmet chefs will make sure it is an unforgettable affair. Treat your friends and family to updated British classics or delightful dishes from around the world and enjoy a feast in the most opulent of settings. The grandeur and elegance of the dining room 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 honeymoon 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.