Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 69)

KNOWSLEY & ST HELENS Spotlight on… Tie the knot in a local hotspot KNOWSLEY HALL 0151 489 4827 | Knowsley Hall is steeped in history and still retains its original features with its marble fireplaces, and carved wood panelling. The rooms are filled with original works of art and cherished antiques, and although grand the Hall feels welcoming and homely with a selection of smaller rooms to relax in, dressed in beautiful soft furnishings. Grade II listed, the Hall’s origins can be traced back to 1495 and is a fascinating structure boasting a classic Georgian façade. The stately home is surrounded by 2,500 acres of beautiful private parkland maintained by a team of gardeners. The manicured gardens are quite breathtaking and can be admired from the terrace, which is a perfect spot for drinks and canapés. THE “I DOS” The Stucco Ballroom is where most of the ceremonies at Knowsley Hall take place, holding up to 132 guests. The Walnut Drawing Room is ideal for more intimate “I dos” with up to 30 guests, overlooking the gardens and lake. THE CELEBRATIONS Wedding receptions can be hosted in the State Dining Room, which has ample space for 132 nearest and dearest. The Stucco Ballroom is the perfect spot for evening celebrations, as you’re joined by 180 loved ones. The Walnut Drawing Room on the other is ideal for reception drinks, and offers a relaxed room during the evening for friends and family to chat. The venue offers complimentary private menu and wine tasting, along with a luxury honeymoon suite on the night of the wedding. MERCURE ST HELENS 01744 453 444 | Mercure St Helens Hotel, located in the heart of St Helens, can cater for weddings small and intimate, to large and spectacular. Choose from a variety of packages starting from £1,995 or let the team tailor-make your special day to be just the way you’ve dreamed it. WHERE TO WED There’s a choice of spots for your ceremony and celebrations. The Chalon Suite gives you the option to host just your “I dos” as 180 nearest and dearest look on, or your whole day for 120 guests. The Pyramid Suite is designed to give the wow factor to your nuptials with an impressive high glass ceiling, a private bar and two dancefloors. It can play host to 220 loved ones for the wedding breakfast and 300 for the big bash. 13 LOCAL VENUES