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19th September 2019

Carnival Style Wedding Packages at Alma de Cuba

We?ve created a selection of the best wedding packages Liverpool has to offer in our stunning city-centre wedding venue, Alma de Cuba. Each one taking inspiration from the exotic elegance and vibrant colours of Latin American culture, providing your wedding day with the style of celebration befitting the most extravagant Cuban Carnivals.

The Most Amazing Wedding Packages Liverpool Boasts

Take a look at how wonderful we can make your wedding day at Alma de Cuba, by choosing one of the three most exciting wedding packages Liverpool has for 2020.

Within the ancient walls of Alma de Cuba, there lies a plethora of original evangelical features, retained from the buildings time as a church.

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Lofty vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, glittering stained glass windows and an impressive marble altar with flanking columns make Alma de Cuba a stunning city-centre venue to host a dream Liverpool wedding.

Choose any of the packages detailed below to ensure both you and your guests enjoy an unforgettable wedding day experience from start to finish.

The Alma Wedding Package

When you book the perfect wedding venue in Liverpool, everything else usually just falls into place, especially when that particular venue comes with its very own bespoke wedding package.

Our Alma de Cuba Wedding Package provides everything a happy couple could need on their special day, including creative cocktails served to your guests on arrival, delicious catering and the most glamourous wedding venue in Liverpool from which to enjoy your wedding.

Starting at just ?5,500, this amazing Liverpool wedding package caters to 50 daytime guests and 80 evening guests. Every happy couple has the option to book the entire venue for a civil ceremony* where they?ll be wed in front of the stunning Alma de Cuba altar.

After a spectacular service, let the celebrations can continue in our private events venue, The Vestry, where your party can enjoy a private bar, an evening buffet and a wedding reception that will be remembered for a lifetime.

The Rio Wedding Package

Don?t take your wedding to Rio, let us bring Rio to you with our sensational new wedding package at Alma de Cuba.

Garnering inspiration from the party capital of the world, we?ve taken all the charisma and charm of the city?s biggest celebrations and tailored them to suit the most amazing wedding day imaginable.

Think party, party, party as we?re going big with this one including samba dancers, confetti cannons, coloured sparklers and smoke cannons, as well as all the finer details included in all our Alma de Cuba Wedding package.

With prices starting at just ?7,500, our Rio Wedding Package will make your special day an unforgettable affair, inspired by the street parties of a city where the celebration never stops.

The Carnival Wedding Package

If like us, you just love a carnival, we?ve got the perfect wedding package for you at Alma de Cuba.

By booking The Carnival Wedding package you’re guaranteeing a wedding day that will go down in the history books.

An occasion that will be marked by plenty of fabulous party-themed favours, this wonderful wedding package includes our very own samba dancers, an amazing evening buffet and drinks on arrival, we’ll be sure to help you make your wedding the stunning celebration you always dreamed of.

We?ll take care of all the finer details so you and your intended can get on with the most important part of your day, celebrating and announcing your love for one another.

The Carnival Wedding Package starts at just ?6,500 for 50 day guests and 80 evening guests.

We can help create all the excitement of a carnival celebration on your wedding day with Signature Living Weddings.

Booking the Best Liverpool Wedding Packages

All our Alma de Cuba wedding packages can accommodate extra guests both day and night, we can add or change aspects of our packages that don’t suit your particular plans, whatever you think will make your wedding day memorable, our wedding coordinators are happy to arrange.

At Signature Living Weddings, we pride ourselves on getting to know our couples well so we can best advise on how to make the most of their special day. At the end of this year and into 2020, we?ll be hosting a series of free-to-attend wedding showcases at both The Shankly Hotel and 30 James Street.

Why not book to attend and come see what we do at Signature Living Weddings that makes us stand out from the norm.

Each of our unique and bespoke wedding packages can be tailored to suit your own personal preferences, and we?ll be with you every step of the way to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch.

Start planning a colourful, carnival-style wedding day with Signature Living Weddings by booking any of the most exotic and exciting wedding packages Liverpool has to offer at Alma de Cuba.

To start planning your wedding or to discuss our packages and venues please email or call? 0151 305 37 53 and speak to our team today.

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11th June 2019

Our Favourite Weird & Wonderful World Wedding Traditions

When it comes to wedding traditions, we Brits still honour some of the oldest.

Grooms can’t see brides before the wedding because tradition says he might have the chance to change his mind. We throw rice or confetti at the end of the ceremony, to encourage fertility and then there’s the obligatory lift over the threshold, which protected the bride from demons lurking in the marital home.

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The list is endless and dated, but these are the time honoured wedding traditions most adhere to, for fear of jinxing their marriage before it’s even begun.

After contemplating the reasons behind our own country’s customs, we ventured out across the globe in search of some equally strange, yet time honoured, wedding traditions from other countries and cultures.

What we found will shock and amaze as some of these are wonderful wedding traditions we’d happily adopt, others are a bit too weird, even for us.

Bride Squad Goals: China

An interesting and fun wedding tradition from China, and one of our favourites; the hazing of the groom.

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Bridesmaids in China are said to set a series of challenges for the groom and his groomsmen to overcome before he is deemed worthy for the bride.

If the groom and his men are unsuccessful, the maids might be bought off with ransom money.


Kiss the Couple: Sweden

At a Swedish wedding reception, a wonderful wedding tradition involves wedding guests sneaking a kiss with the bride or groom whenever the other leaves the room.

This tradition was once reserved for just the groom, but in today?s society, the bride is also free to peck when her new hubby isn?t around.

Ready, Aim, Fire: China

Chinese grooms from the Yugar culture become Cupid on the day of their wedding, shooting the bride with three headless arrows before breaking them in two.

The breaking of the arrows is a symbol, showing their marital love will last forever.

Our Kind of Wedding Tradition: Mauritania

Instead of dieting to fit into their wedding dresses, brides from certain cultures in Mauritania would be sent to fat camps.

The idea is that the plumper the bride was, the wealthier the husband would seem.

Shoe Theft: India

Bridesmaids at it again, raising money for their bride-to-be, an Indian wedding tradition involves the girls pilfering the groom’s elaborate shoes.

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They then hold the footwear to ransom until the groom pays up.

Blackening the Bride: Scotland

It?s well known that Scottish ladies are tough, it’s in their DNA. But, to be sure they can take whatever their new marriage might throw at them, friends and family put them through their paces.

The bride-to-be would first be pelted with rubbish, rotten fruit and veg, spoiled milk and fish then tarred and feathered.

After being tied to a tree her ?friends? would then take her out for a night on the town.

No Getting Cold Feet: Korea

Grooms in Korea don’t worry about getting cold feet, instead, their feet are whipped with rope or dead fish.

This is done for an entire hour, to test the strength and willingness of the groom-to-be.

Let the Tree Take the Fall: India

According to wedding traditions in India, brides born as Manglik?s must first get married to a tree.

It is custom to believe that these women are cursed from birth and, without this weird tree marrying wedding tradition, an early death would befall their first husband.

The tree basically takes the fall of the curse, instead of the first husband.

Biggest Mouth Wears the Pants: Russia

It?s all up for grabs in the Russian household as, wedding traditions dictate, whoever takes the biggest bite out of the wedding sweetbread ?Karavay? will wear the trousers in the relationship.

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The trick is you can?t use your hands.

Marriage Going Down the Toilet: France

Past French wedding traditions involved the leftovers from a wedding feast being eaten out of a toilet. This was to give the couple fuel for the wedding night ahead.

These days the custom has given a been given a chic makeover, with Champagne and chocolates now being served . . . still from a toilet bowl mind.

Chicken Liver Lovers: Mongolia

Before Mongolian brides and grooms can officially tie the knot, they must first butcher a few chickens.

Only when they find a healthy liver can they proceed to set a date. Macabre we know but this is the tradition.

Lasso for Life: Mexico

At the altar of a Mexican wedding, the person performing the ceremony passes a lasso made of flowers in a figure of eight over the happy couple?s shoulders.

This is meant to signify an everlasting marriage and a love that will last for all eternity.

Bride Napping: Romania

Bringing a new meaning to the phrase ?Runaway Bride?, wedding guests at a Romanian wedding will kidnap the bride and stash her in a secret location. They then demand a ransom from the groom for her return.

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If he can?t pay with cash, or booze, as this strange wedding tradition demands, he must sing a sappy love song in front of the entire wedding party to get her back.

Brides in Drag: Sparta

Ancient Spartan wedding culture would see the brides shave their heads and dress up as men.

They would then be left alone in a darkened room and ritually captured by their husbands to be.

This is Sparta.

Testing Teamwork: Germany

After becoming husband and wife, happy couples in Germany are presented with a large log and dual-ended saw.

They are challenged to saw the log in half, proving their strength and resilience as a couple.

Staying Grounded: Ireland

Ever a fanciful folk, Irish wedding tradition keeps the bride grounded throughout her wedding day. The rule even extends to her having both feet on the floor throughout the first dance.

Should either of her feet lift from the floor, fairies are said to swoop in and steal her away.

A Smashing Way to Celebrate: Germany

Back in Germany now, and these guys really want to make sure the bride and groom work hard on their wedding day.

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Not only will they be sawing large logs in half, but their entire wedding party will smash plates, pots and cups after the couple say ?I do?, which the bride and groom must then clean up!

Lock, Stock, Tie and Garter: Spain

After weddings in Spain, groomsmen and bridesmaids will steal the groom’s tie and brides garter, chop them up and send them out to wedding guests.

A souvenir from the day to keep as long as the marriage lasts.

All the Single Ladies: Peru

This interesting wedding tradition involves baking ribbons into the first layer of a wedding cake, one of which will have a ring attached.

All the single ladies at the wedding each grab a ribbon, and whichever gets the one with the ring will be the next to be married.

A Whale of a Tale: Fiji

Going to new depths to impress the potential father in law, men in Fiji must swim into the ocean in search of a whale tooth to present for their loved one?s hand in marriage.

Now that?s dedication if you ask us.

Getting Through the Groom Gates: Thailand

A beautiful wedding tradition in Thailand asks that the groom passes through several gates on his way into the wedding ceremony.

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These can be anything as simple as breaking a chain of jasmine flowers, or belts made of gold, to performing embarrassing tricks, or singing songs.

Take a Walk Down the Human Aisle: French Polynesia

Forget wedding gifts and or donations to honeymoons, this weird and wonderful wedding tradition dictates all guests lie face down, side-by-side for the bride and groom walk along out of the ceremony.

The gesture is meant to show your support of the new marriage.

Here Comes the Bride: Jamaica

Instead of oohing and aahing at the beautiful bride in her wedding day ensemble, Jamaican locals will instead come out to critique her look.

The bride will parade down her local high street, with passers-by shouting out their thoughts on how she could have improved her bridal attire.

Dances for Money: Cuba

Men who wish to dance with a newly wedded Cuban bride on her wedding day must pay for the privilege by pinning cash to her dress.

The money raised is to go towards the happy couple?s future home.

Love Spoons, Not Diamonds: Wales

Handcrafted goods go further than diamonds with this Welsh wedding tradition.

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Grooms have been known to hand carve Love Spoons to win the hearts of their loved ones, adding keys to unlock each other?s love and beads as a symbol of how many children they?ll have.

Saliva for Success: Massai Kenya

The father of the bride has more responsibility in Kenya than simply paying for the wedding. Instead, it is his job to spit all over his daughter, immediately after the ceremony.

This is apparently custom so as not to jinx the new marriage by tempting fate and being overly happy for the newlyweds.

Putting the Baby to Bed: Czech Republic

Something that will no doubt be part of the new couple?s life in the future, putting the baby to bed in the Czech Republic is a wedding tradition that encourages fertility.

The bridal party basically find an infant at the wedding and place it in the matrimonial bed, blessing the marriage with children in the future.

Sock It too Them: Canada

Older, unmarried siblings of brides and grooms in Canada, carry out a traditional sock dance where they don crazy, unmatched socks and perform silly dances.

The wedding party then throw cash at them which is collected and given to the newly married couple for their future.

Disappearing Bride Groom: Venezuela

Sometimes weddings can be so exhausting for the bride and groom and all they want to do is run away from it altogether.

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And in Venezuela, that?s exactly what they do. In fact, it?s a challenge for the bride and groom to escape their own wedding party unnoticed and its seen as good luck if they succeed.

The Price You Pay: Russia

To wed any Russian bride, its custom for the groom-to-be to pay up, literally, on the day of the wedding.

He must either come to the bride?s parents house armed with cash or gifts and if he has neither, must be prepared to be humiliated.

The bride?s parents will request that the groom sings and dances until they are satisfied he?s paid his dues.

La Serenata: Italy

This is without a doubt the most romantic on our list of weird and wonderful wedding traditions, and who?s surprised it?s from Italy.

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On the eve of the wedding, Italian grooms will appear outside their bride’s windows to serenade them, complete with backing singers, after which a full-blown street party takes place with all the family and plenty of food.

That?s how to sweep a girl off her feet, with music, pasta and pizza.

Don?t Smile for the Camera: Congo

Congolese wedding ceremonies are no laughing matter. In fact, it’s a customary wedding tradition that both bride and groom must remain stony-faced throughout their entire wedding day.

Should they crack a smile at any point, it is seen as a warning that they aren?t serious about their marriage?

Make Your Own Traditions

When looking forward to planning your own wedding day, why not incorporate any of these weird and wonderful wedding traditions from around the world or, better still create some of your own.

Our blog archive has some great ideas on how to host the most magnificent wedding ceremonies and receptions, from sensational seasonal styling, theme inspiration and how to guides.

Check out some of the stunning historic wedding venues in Liverpool available at Signature Living Weddings, each one a unique and breathtaking backdrop that is perfect for hosting your special day.

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Go outdoors at Rainhill Hall or opt for elegance in The White Star Grand Hall, bring the heat at Alma de Cuba or visit paradise in The Garden of Eden. whatever your tastes, Signature Living Weddings have a venue and wedding package to suit.

Call 0151 305 3753 to speak with our team or email, to start planning your special day with Signature Living Weddings.

19th June 2018

One Of a Kind Venues to Get Married in Liverpool: Alma de Cuba Liverpool

If you are looking for the most unique and charming wedding venues in Liverpool then put Alma de Cuba Liverpool at the top of your list. Add a taste of Cuban carnival spirit to your special day inside one of Liverpool’s most popular Latin-inspired venues.

The Charm of Cuba in a Liverpool Church

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Alma de Cuba is a striking Liverpool wedding venue that promises to deliver an unforgettable wedding experience for both you, your special someone and your guests.

By infusing your wedding day dreams together with the all the glamour and flare associated with the Cuban culture, Alma de Cuba provides a certain alluring mystique for a truly magical wedding day.

Whether you’d like to host your ceremony, reception or both choose to Samba outside the conventional wedding box in favour of adding a little flavour and decadence to your wedding day plans.

Now Liverpool?s number one choice for a taste of Cuban heat, the grounds of Alma de Cuba once housed St Peter?s Roman Catholic Church and therefore the space still echoes with evangelical charm.

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Intricately stained glass windows, cavernous vaulted ceilings and of course the commanding presence of the central altar make Alma de Cuba stand apart from any of the other wedding venues in Liverpool.

Cuban Flare Everywhere

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We make sure the spirit of a Cuban carnival resonates within every detail of your wedding at Alma de Cuba by taking your own personal wedding day dreams and spicing them up with some colourful Cuban touches.

Our talented chefs will help you tailor make menu options using their own experience with South American flavours and your personal taste preferences.

We can even help you concoct some perfectly paired wedding cocktails to compliment your favourite tastes, inspired by punchy exotic flavours found in the best Latin liquors.

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Anything from exquisite table settings, to breath-taking lighting, soulful entertainment and energetic dance performances can be organised for your special day.

Each of our carefully tailored wedding packages was created to help happy couples plan the wedding of their dreams inside one of the most alluring and magnetic wedding venues in Liverpool.

A Cuban Carnival Reception

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To truly take advantage of such a glamorous wedding venue let the Latin nightlife take hold and allow our expert wedding planners to help you plan an extraordinary and exciting wedding day celebration.

Alma de Cuba is famous for providing Liverpool with its own Latin style nightlife venue and for your wedding day this same curious, carnival-style atmosphere can be adapted to help you throw an unforgettable wedding reception.

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Our talented samba dancers will put on an exotic floor show sure to impress all your guests, and our well-known petal shower will provide a magical backdrop and keep the party ambience alive all night.

Each Latin-inspired detail will provide stunning photo opportunities and the most romantic setting for your one of a kind Latin style wedding reception, leaving your guests with something to talk about for years to come and you with magical memories of your perfect day.

Book Your Wedding at Alma de Cuba

No other wedding venues in Liverpool can provide the same Cuban character and charm as Alma de Cuba.

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This utterly extravagant wedding venue was built to host glorious celebrations and is the perfect choice to celebrate your love for one another with a healthy measure of South American flare.

Call to discuss your wedding day plans with our dedicated wedding planners on 0151 305 3753 or contact us via our online enquiry form here.

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