Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - Sep-Oct 2023 (Issue 71)

THE VICARAGE 0330 137 3771 | Nestled in the heart of leafy Cheshire, The Vicarage is perfectly placed to give you a memorable start to married life. A highly regarded heritage site dating back to the 17th-century, this beautifully revamped Grade II listed country venue on the outskirts of Cranage is now lovingly restored, restyled and ready to charm its way into your heart! A relaxed rural haven with a family-friendly feel, The Vicarage is ideal for an intimate wedding celebration and really comes to life at this time of year making it a wonderful choice for autumnal nuptials. The cosy Library, or the vintage vibe of the Garden Room both provide warm, stylish settings. This classic and elegant venue, can also be hired for exclusive use when having an evening reception. You’ll be able to dance the night away surrounded by the re-imagined industrial décor of the Main Bar and rest your head in one of the 26 fabulous bedrooms. With four areas licensed for ceremonies, The Vicarage can accommodate anywhere from two to 110 guests. Choose from the intimate and quirky Games Room for up to 25 guests or the stylish Library and Garden Room for up to 70. Alternatively, if you’re looking to make the venue completely yours, the Main Bar offers a wonderful setting for 100 loved ones to look on as you tie the knot. You could even opt for an oh-so romantic twilight wedding. When it comes to the post-ceremony celebrations, the same spaces are available to you. You may decide on an intimate meal for 22 in the Games Room, a cosy candlelight supper in the Library for 40, or enjoy the vintage backdrop of the Garden Room with 55 nearest and dearest. With exclusive use, you can invite 120 to enjoy a meal with you or 230 for an evening reception. FLORAL PAVILION 0151 666 0000 | The Floral Pavilion is a waterfront venue bursting with character and boasting panoramic views across the iconic River Mersey. Steeped in history and culture, the glass-fronted building stands proudly in the heart of New Brighton. It encompass an 814-seat theatre, along with the spacious Plaza and Panoramic Lounge, and a range of fabulous banqueting rooms. The stunning Winter Garden Suite boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with light and offers your guests a spectacular view of the River Mersey. With a gorgeous panoramic coastal backdrop and the option to customise the space to your taste, it’s a memorable place to say “I do” as 50 to 300 loved ones look on. If you’re looking for something different, a ceremony in the theatre will put you centre stage! Steeped in history, you can tread the same boards as Cilla Black, Ken Dodd, Jason Manford and Lulu as you tie the knot – an experience you and your guests will remember for lifetime! Here, 500 guests can witness your nuptials. Receptions take place in the Winter Garden Suite for up to 300 guests. It’s a wonderful place to dine and celebrate, where you and your loved ones can enjoy the sunset and party the night away. The suite can be extended based on your numbers (up to 300 for the wedding breakfast) to ensure the perfect atmosphere. It’s accessible via a private entrance, features a private bar area, large sprung wooden dancefloor, break-out area with comfy sofas, plus access to a terrace ideal for photos. The Centre Stage package includes a private dining menu taster for two in the Tivoli Suite. All couples receive a complimentary Friends of the Floral membership with a show of your choice to celebrate your first anniversary. 25 UNUSUAL VENUES