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12th September 2019

Best Wedding Venues In Liverpool

Liverpool is absolutely inundated with eclectic, unique settings just waiting to be discovered – but knowing where to begin finding your dream wedding venue is no easy feat! From tying the knot al fresco style to saying “I do” against a classic backdrop, our list of the best wedding venues in Liverpool is bound to leave you feeling inspired.

From botanical oasis’ to quirky warehouses, here are the wedding venues in Liverpool that you simply must see to believe . . .

Alma de Cuba

Where: Seel Street

 

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Let’s kick things off with a truly unique Liverpool wedding venue that offers couples the opportunity to walk down the aisle in real style. Award-winning Alma de Cuba, an incredible venue in the heart of Liverpool, offers vibrancy, fun and a real sense of occasion that you and your guests will never forget.

An award-winning bar, delicious restaurant and spectacular events space, Alma de Cuba is the perfect wedding venue for loved-up couples who want to revel in their quirky side on the most special day of their lives.

Renowned for its Latin American twist, this beautiful wedding venue is known for thinking outside the box – making it one of the most quirky wedding venues in Liverpool, and one we simply couldn’t exclude!

The Garden of Eden

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Perched atop our award-winning Shankly Hotel, sits an ethereal outdoor wedding venue that overlooks the impressive and iconic skyline of Liverpool: The Garden of Eden.

This outdoor wedding venue is chic and glamourous, boasting unparalleled views from an expansive terrace garden and an exquisite backdrop offering striking photo opportunities.

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The flexible space gives happy couples a blank canvas to work with, and a variety of layout options for aisle and seating arrangements.

You could host an unforgettable outside wedding ceremony, beneath a blossom-strewn gazebo while your guests look on from sun-drenched seating. And what could be better than spending your entire wedding day soaking up the sun, sipping champagne and bespoke cocktails at your outside wedding reception, before watching a glorious Liverpool sunset from an unspoiled vantage point?

Eden outside wedding ceremony

Should the weather hold up, your evening outdoor wedding reception could be the stuff of dreams. Sharing your first dance as a married couple under a clear night sky, filled with twinkling stars before going on to spend the evening celebrating with loved ones, enjoying al fresco dining and gazing out across the glistening rooftops below.

The Garden of Eden has all the elements to host a flawless outdoor wedding and reception, from day to night, and is by far the most heavenly rooftop wedding venue in Liverpool, bar none.

Garden of Eden first dance outdoor wedding

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Rainhill Hall

Where: Rainhill

There’s no artist quite as talented as Mother Nature, and at Rainhill Hall, we’ve made it possible for couples to make the most of her work, by booking Liverpool’s newest, and most enchanting outdoor wedding venue.

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An otherworldly romance awaits in the sprawling grounds of a respectfully restored grand country manor. Rainhill Hall is an outdoor wedding venue that exudes classic elegance and charm, designed for hosting an idyllic dream wedding.

All the rage in current trends, woodland weddings are a magnificent way to harness the beauty of nature, tying it all in to the theme of your nuptial celebrations. At Rainhill Hall, we can help you tailor the surrounding wild splendour of lush greenery to suit your perfect day.

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Picture yourself strolling down an effortlessly beautiful woodland walkway, flanked either side by wedding guests. Your seating placed beneath a gossamer canopy of romantic lighting and floral artistry.

What’s more, our whimsical woodland will cater to both outside wedding ceremonies and receptions. Happy couples can take advantage of the stunning secret garden to host a wedding toast and we can even help you organise a spectacular fireworks display.

At Rainhill Hall, the added beauty of heritage grounds provides a timeless setting to make magical memories of your most special day.

We’ve continued the rustic theme of Rainhill Hall’s outdoor wedding space through to the most spellbinding lakeside accommodation. Here you‘ll find a collection of charming cabins for your wedding guests, sat glowing in the evening light, nestled in amongst the trees.

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Your own spellbinding bridal suite can be found, floating in the treetops. A fairy tale escape, complete with private hot tub and beautifully bespoke natural décor.

Rainhill Hall provides the perfect balance between the wonders of the wilderness and the comfort on an established outdoor wedding venue.

 

The Palm House

Where: Sefton Park

 

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Can you imagine anything more beautiful than walking down the aisle in a botanical oasis? The Palm House is so lush and green, adorned with spectacular tropical flowers, plants and trees – it’s no wonder that this venue took the prize for the Hitched Best City Wedding Venue 2018!

Guaranteed to leave your guests in awe, the Palm House in Sefton Park is one of the most unique wedding venues in Liverpool, and could make the perfect backdrop for the right couple looking to bring vibrancy and fun to their special day.

The Bluecoat Contemporary Arts Centre

Where: School Lane

A unique wedding venue for creative couples, The Bluecoat is simply stunning. The Bluecoat always feels like such a calm, relaxing space while the building’s architecture is completely breath-taking.

An eclectic mix between traditional exterior and modern interior, The Bluecoat is not only a unique wedding venue in Liverpool, but it’s also a hidden gem.

Camp and Furnace

Where: Greenland Street

 

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As unique wedding venues go, Camp and Furnace is absolutely amazing. Not only does it do the best Sunday lunch in Liverpool, but the Camp and Furnace also holds amazing, hipster weddings.

This huge space is ideal for weddings, with room for as many of your unique ideas as you heart desires. The Camp and Furnace can hold up to 300 guests and is ideal for an unmissable hipster wedding.

 

Goodison Park

Where: Goodison Road

 

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A place of heritage and prestige, Goodison Park is a great venue for a wedding. This historic stadium dates back to 1892 and is the perfect place for Everton-mad couples to tie the knot.

With Goodison Park adding to the grandeur of your wedding, this eminent old stadium is a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony and a special place for a celebration.

Festival Gardens

Where: Riverside Drive

 

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Couples in search of unique wedding venues in Liverpool need look no further that the Festival Gardens. 230 acres of beautiful, tranquil space, the Festival Gardens, with their oriental decorations, pagodas, lakes and waterways, provide the perfect setting for your wedding album.

This botanical paradise is not to be overlooked when looking for unique wedding venues in Liverpool.

Signature Living Weddings

unique wedding venues in Liverpool

We hope you enjoyed our guide to the most unique wedding venues in Liverpool. We think Alma de Cuba is our particular favourite – but all of the wedding venues featured offer their own personality to compliment your day, and we would advise you see some of them in real life before making your choice!

At Signature Living Weddings, we thrive on creating bespoke weddings designed with you and your partner in mind and our gifted wedding co-ordinators are on hand for viewings and inspiration to help you make the big decision. Whatever you have in mind, our tailored wedding packages have been crafted to suit weddings of all budgets and sizes – so we’re confident we can help create the event of your dreams.

We also provide a wide range of flexible wedding packages to ensure your day is extra special. So, why not got in touch today on 0151 305 3752 and start the next chapter of your love story with us.

Answering some of your most frequently asked questions

Our extensive experience with wedding venues in Liverpool has meant that we are often inundated with queries from excited couples looking to create their perfect wedding day.

So, if you’re looking to get married in Liverpool, then you’ve come to the right place!

Along with our guide to some of Liverpool’s most impressive wedding venues, here we have also answered some of your burning questions! Find everything you need to know below:

How do you find wedding venues?

With so much variety out there, finding your perfect wedding venue can take weeks, months or even years to do! The good news is that there are plenty of resources to help make the job a little less taxing, and a little more enjoyable!

The best way to start your hunt for a wedding venue in Liverpool is to get an idea of the following:

  • Timeframe – when do you want to get married? Will it be a summer or a winter wedding? How long have you got to plan?
  • Dates – with a rough idea of how long you have to prepare and save, the next step is to narrow down your search to possible dates. A weekday wedding may be more restrictive, but it is likely to cost less – so these are important factors to consider
  • Budget – perhaps the biggest deciding factor that will help you rule out venues is how much you have to spare. Consider opening up the conversation to your close family, particularly those who may be willing to help contribute to your big day
  • Entertainment – ensure that your chosen location are happy with your entertainment choses, for example if you’re using singing waiters or other live entertainment. Most venues will not have an issue with this, but it’s always worth checking
  • Style – the fun part is deciding on the type of vibe you want your wedding to have. From highly structured to fancy-free, knowing the type of style you want your wedding to be will go a long way to helping you choose a venue

Where can I get married in Liverpool?

From Anfield stadium to the Hard Day’s Night hotel – there are a huge range of wedding venues in Liverpool, which is great for attracting a plethora of people, but not so great when it comes to helping you narrow down your search!

If you’re unsure where you can get married in Liverpool, we advise taking a look at Liverpool.gov where you will find a list of approved wedding venues as well as a range of other important info.

What does a wedding venue in Liverpool cost?

Much like any city, wedding venues in Liverpool can vary drastically in price depending on what you’re looking for. Liverpool itself is home to dozens of beautiful wedding venues perfect for all kinds of budgets, so whether you’re working on a shoestring or have your life’s savings ready to spend – the city has something to offer.

If you’re interested in tying the knot at one of our Signature wedding venues in Liverpool, then why not get in touch with us to discuss your budget today?

Where can I find cheap wedding venues?

If you’re working to a tight budget, it may feel like finding your dream wedding venue in Liverpool is beyond reach. Whilst we understand that some venues are considered on the higher end of the price scale, there are also plenty of affordable, unique and special wedding venues in the city that can offer a memorable day for you and your loved ones.

If you have your heart set on a wedding venue in Liverpool, but need to keep to a particular budget – why not get in touch with us to speak with one of our wedding specialists who can help you create an amazing day that won’t break the bank.

How far ahead should I book a wedding venue?

Ultimately this depends on you and your partner and how prepared you’re already feeling for the big day. As a general rule of thumb, it is advised that couples preparing to say “I do” book a venue at least 12 months before the big day. However, if you’re right at the beginning of preparations and have very little saved up, you’re more likely to benefit from a window of at least 2 years to get your affairs in order.

On the other end of the scale, you may have the finances aside and plans in place to be able to get married in the same year – but to avoid disappointment or missing out on your dream venue, giving as much notice as possible is advised.

How do I give notice of marriage in Liverpool?

Although a crucial part of any wedding prep, giving notice of your up coming marriage doesn’t need to be complicated. You can easily access full information on when and how to give notice of marriage or civil partnership in Liverpool on the gov website.

What do I need to organise for my wedding venue?

Perhaps one of the most time-consuming aspects of planning any wedding is figuring out what you need for your venue, but this demand can change from one venue to the next depending on a range of things, including how hands-on they are as a venue. For example, some wedding venues include a wedding planner as well as offering other support from decoration and flexibility when it comes to where you will say “I do”.

If you are opting for a wedding venue in Liverpool that benefits from a range of facilities you may not need to travel from the ceremony to the reception, removing the need for transport and reducing the amount you need to spend and organise.

It’s always worth having a discussion with your chosen wedding venue about how they can help and what options are available as this will directly impact how much you need to organise ahead of time.

How many wedding venues should I visit before booking?

This is entirely up to you and your partner, and no two couples will say the same! When it comes to the hunt for your dream wedding venue, not just any space will do and so for some it could take weeks or months of countless venue visits before finding the perfect one. On the other hand, we have had couples who have fallen head over heels for one of our venues, before looking anywhere else.

Our advice is to go to every venue with an open mind, ask questions and get as much information as possible so that you can leave feeling informed and reassured that your wishes have been listened to.

 

 

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9th July 2019

Hen Party Games That Everyone Will Love

The hen party is booked, the venue agreed, the drinks are chilling in the fridge, the last thing to think about is how you’re going to entertain a large group of women who’ve been promised a good time. You need some fun hen party games!

At Signature Living Weddings, we know that every bride-to-be is looking forward to an unforgettable hen do. That’s why we offer the very best hen do advice for everyone that books a wedding with us. From bingo to drinking games, memory quizzes to dares these hen party games are sure to keep everyone entertained during your hen do.

The Best Hen Party Games 

Hen party bingo

This one might take a bit of organising but it’s definitely worth it. Get your hens to write down what gifts they think the bride-to-be will receive, and as she opens them, mark off any of the presents written down. Once someone correctly guesses five in a row, they shout out Bingo! The winning prize is up to you!

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Funny story time

Before the party begins, ask all the guests to write down an embarrassing, funny or unusual experience they have had with the bride-to-be. Put them all into a bowl and have guests take it in turns to draw one and read it aloud! Everyone can then guess who wrote the story. This is one of the best hen party games and is sure to get all your guests talking and laughing.

Fill in the blanks

Another fun way to bring up old embarrassing stories of the bride. Ask the hen party crew to write down an embarrassing story about the bride-to-be, but leave some of the key words blank. For example ‘Sophie once accidentally exposed her blank at a party in high school, which earned her the nickname blank.’ Each person then has to guess the blank words, enjoy! This is one of the most popular hen party games on the list.

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Fun hen party games

Don’t say it!

Fun, easy and as naughty as you like! Simply choose a list of words that can’t be spoken throughout the night, but make sure they’re relatively hard to avoid! You and the hens can decide how severe the penalty is for breaking the rules, from doing a shot, to taking part in a dare, the choice is yours!

Prosecco pong

One of the most popular hen party games, prosecco pong is perfect for getting the real party started. If you’ve been living in a cave for the past couple of years, this game is a ‘classy’ take on beer pong. It requires your hens to be split up into two teams, with a table set up in the middle and 6 prosecco-filled glasses either end, in a triangular shape. The teams then take it in turns to throw or bounce ping pong balls into the opponents’ glasses. If they succeed, the opponent must drink the glass of fizz in one!

prosecco pong hen party games

Never have I ever

I think we all know the rules to this game. Basically, everyone takes turns admitting to something that they’ve never done. If anyone in the group has done it, they have to drink. This is one of the hen party games where the quiet ones will surprise you!

Balloon dares

Next up in our list of the very best hen party games is balloon based. To play, simply fill a number of balloons with funny dares and throughout the night nominate someone to pop a balloon and complete the challenge. This game also provides the perfect excuse to decorate your venue with pretty balloons!

Balloon pass

Start by splitting the hens into two teams and ask them to pass the balloon from one person to the next using their knees or noses. After a few proseccos, this game is much harder than it sounds. You could even combine the balloon dares with this game and have double the fun if someone pops one.

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The cocktail quiz

Test your guests’ knowledge of some cheeky cocktail names with this fun quiz. Write down a list of funny or suggestive cocktail names, leaving certain words blank. For example, slippery… sex on the … and many more. If you don’t know the answers the game becomes even funnier, as the cocktail names become even more hilarious.  If you’re starting your night in a bar, then order a few of each of these cocktails or ask the barman to design a special drink based off your wrong guesses.

Wedding film charades

You may not have enough time to take part in a wedding movie marathon, but you can definitely act some of them out! Re-enact everything from Bridesmaids, to Runaway Bride and see if the other team can guess the film.

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Pin the trunks on the hunk

Print a large picture of a ‘hunk’ – could be the groom, could be a celeb crush of the bride’s (we recommend Leonardo DiCaprio, but that’s just us). Much like pin the tail on the donkey, you can then take it in turns to pin some trunks on him, whilst blindfolded.

Make a man

This one calls for some creativity. Split the hens up into teams and equip them with plasticine or play-doh. Each team is then given a body part to make, but they’re not allowed to see what the other teams are doing. At the end it’s the bride’s job to put it together and make a man. It’s our favourite kind of team-work!

Hen Party Games – Wedding Celebrations With Wow Factor

At Signature Living Weddings, we are experts in creating moments of magic. From your wedding, to your reception and even your hen and stag parties, we understand that your special day is one of the most important occasions of your life.

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The beautiful Rainhill Hall

Home to a number of magnificent wedding venues, from heritage treasures, to unique rooftop spaces, each romantic setting is breathtaking. We can offer you a bespoke planning experience tailored especially for you. From the catering, to the entertainment, we’ll help you every step of the way.

Whether you’re looking for a magical outdoor wedding venue like Rainhill Hall, or a magnificent and historic landmark like The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff, Signature Wedding are the go to for truly spectacular occasions.

Perfect Accommodation to Enjoy Hen Party Games

Maybe you’d just like to plan your hen or stag party first? Our sister company, Signature Living are on hand to offer you the very best party accommodation for large groups. Our unique rooms and suites have been designed with pure luxury in mind, each decorated with stunning themes and quirky features.

We also offer a number of hen party packages that are made for big occasions and celebrations, offering only the very best rooms, dining and drinks available.

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Sound good? Talk to one of our talented advisers today and find out everything Signature Living can offer you. Book your hen or stag party today and enjoy a truly unforgettable celebration before you tie the knot. Call them on 0151 236 0166.

Whether you dream of a wedding with wow factor, or a more intimate affair. Our talented team of coordinators are always on hand to talk you through the process, every step of the way. If you’d like to enquire about weddings with us, get in touch with our friendly team today and take the next steps to your happily ever after. Fill out our enquiry form or call us on 0151 305 3753.

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