Old Palace Chester gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy peace and privacy, stunning architecture, and elegant reception spaces and exquisite gardens, all located within the heart of Chester.


Where can we get married at Old Palace Chester?

The River Room at Old Palace Chester is truly a joy to behold and ideal for your ceremony. Make your grand entrance and walk down the aisle as sunlight floods in through the windows. For an outdoor ceremony, the Garden Terrace offers an incredible place to say ‘I do’ that’s both private and surrounded by stunning views over the river. And speaking of the river, what could be more special than arriving by boat before your ceremony? Wander up through the private gardens and take a few moments with your loved ones before exchanging your vows.

Is there space to get ready at Old Palace Chester?

Yes. Start your day in the inviting Morning Room, positioned above The River Room and overlooking the entrance to the venue. Secluded and peaceful, this space is ideal for spending some quality time with your closest friends before descending your private staircase to exchange your vows. The Palace Suite, the breathtaking honeymoon suite, is also yours to use from midday, and provides a wonderful setting to capture photographs before your ceremony. An additional bedroom is also available from midday so your partner can get ready too.

What could my drinks reception look like?

There is no better way to celebrate your marriage than by raising a glass with your guests and Old Palace Chester provides plenty of space to do just that. Enjoy canapés and cocktails on the Garden Terrace 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.

Do you have in-house catering?

Yes. When it comes to your wedding breakfast, the expert on-site caterers will ensure that it is an unforgettable occasion. Choose from a range of menus and the finest seasonal dishes to make your celebrations truly personal. The elegance of the Ballroom makes it a fitting location for a decadent meal with all your loved ones.

Is there accommodation on site?

As your wedding day draws to a close, it’s time to enjoy another enchanting aspect of this Cheshire wedding venue. The Palace Suite is simply breathtaking. It’s spacious, stylish and luxurious, offering glorious views over the river to help you relax and unwind after dancing the night away. Your guests won’t miss out either, with a number of suites throughout the house that offer the utmost comfort. In the morning, carry on the festivities and reminisce about your special day over breakfast. The perfect end to the perfect wedding.


Thank you for making our wedding so perfect. So many guests commented how amazing you are and how beautiful the venue is. Everything was so slick and ran so smoothly in your control and we felt so safe and looked after.

Nikki and Peter

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