The city's most weird and wonderful places to get married are revealed
Never mind the Liver Birds, it’s love birds that flock to Liverpool en masse to tie the knot in one of the city’s many coveted wedding venues. Oh Me Oh My, the Titanic Hotel and 30 James Street are just some of the more traditional hotspots that will be taking pride of place on mantelpieces far and wide for many years to come.
But what about the nuptial anarchists amongst us? What about the happy couples who want to say “I do” somewhere a little more left-field? In this article, we jilt convention to round up some of Liverpool’s most quirky wedding and civil partnership venues, from a giant greenhouse to a theatre.
Read on for the city's most weird and wonderful places to get married...
Want your wedding day to be a work of modern art? Look no further than Liverpool’s beloved hive of creativity, The Bluecoat gallery and event space. The historic building is steeped in culture and makes for a glorious backdrop for your post-ceremony confetti montage. Whether you’re planning on a shoestring budget or wanting to curate a full masterpiece, these guys have got the tools to make your celebration of love picture-perfect.
All the world’s a stage, right? Or at least it should be when it comes to shakily sharing vows and awkwardly striking the balance between peck and club neck in front of your nearest and dearest. Seriously though, if you’ve an affinity with the theatre or a penchant for alternative ceremony venues, the Everyman has got it all. This includes three spaces to choose from: the bar & balcony, the basement bistro or the theatre itself complete with lighting design to match your mood.
Arguably one of the most spectacular (and ‘spensive) wedding venues in the city, Sefton Park Palm House is deffo one for the showstoppers out there. Give your special day a botanical backdrop and dance into the wee, starlit hours under cover of this ornate (glass) bubble of complete and utter elegance. From catering and music to lighting and decoration, it’s safe to say this lot know how to put on a spectacle.
We see your night at the museum and raise you wedding at the museum. Yep, that’s right, you can indeed seal the deal in one of the city’s multiple National Museums and art galleries. National Museums Liverpool has bragging rights to seven impressive venues in the vicinity, one of which dates all the way back to 1800. Contenders include the Maritime Museum at the Royal Albert Dock and the World Museum which even houses its own planetarium.
The Invisible Wind Factory is renowned for some of Liverpool’s most cool and cutting-edge events but did you know your upcoming nuptials could be part of the eclectic calendar? The creative venue houses two spaces to choose from: the grand Main Hall with industrial, urban vibes or the smaller and more intimate Substation. The team promises to “make your wildest dreams a reality” and we certainly aren’t going to argue with claims as bold as those.
Make an honest person out of your ball ’n’ chain at the home of Liverpool FC, where a dedicated events team are poised and ready to make your wedding day an absolute winner. Whether it’s a cosy, intimate affair or a celebration of epic proportions, this might just be the ideal place for you and your match. Play your cards right and you’ll be sure to score when all the dancing is over and done with.
Anfield Stadium not your scene for obvious reasons? Shift your big day allegiances to the home of Everton FC instead and take your pick from a whole host of bespoke packages. One side of the family red and the other side blue? All we can say is you better add a popcorn stand to your wedding day wish list ‘cause no doubt there’ll be plenty of drama to feast on from the sidelines.
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