St George’s Hall is one of Liverpool’s most iconic landmark buildings – and really is the grandest venue of them all!
Most couples know St George’s Hall as the location of the Registry Office but beyond that The Hall offers an amazing choice of locations for your wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening wedding reception … for all sizes of weddings from an intimate family affair to a large, lavish occasion.
St George’s Hall opened in 1854 and became one of the finest examples of a neoclassical building in the world. The Hall was an outstanding expression of the confidence and ambition the Victorians had for their city, their delight in profiling their achievements is particularly personified by the stunning architecture of the Concert Room and the grandeur of The Great Hall. Those who designed, built and funded this extraordinary building, sought deliberately to lift the human heart beyond the here and now, beyond the everyday and the ordinary – and The Hall has rightly claimed the emotional heart of the region to become the favourite gathering place for important occasions.
Famous visitors to the building include Queen Victoria in 1851 who said the building was ‘worthy of ancient Athens’, Charles Dickens who gave a number of public readings in the Concert Room and claimed it to be ‘the most perfect Hall in the world’ and Liverpool-born Prime Minister William Gladstone, who was awarded the Freedom of the City in the Hall in 1892.
In 1984, when the law courts of Liverpool were relocated to Derby Square, the Hall was ‘mothballed’ and fell into a state of disrepair. Following a £23m restoration project, completed in 2007, the Hall was reopened on St George’s Day that year by another of its admirers, Prince Charles, and has become a grand focal point for cultural, community, civic, corporate and performing arts activities once again.
With its impressive chandeliers, huge bronze doors and marbled walls adorned with statues and stained-glass windows, The Great Hall simply oozes magnificence, leaving your wedding guests undoubtedly enthralled by its luxuriousness. It has provided a historic and stunning backdrop to thousands of prestigious events and is able to accommodate up to 600 guests seated for your wedding reception – offering a grand setting for your perfect day.
Breathtakingly beautiful, the circular Concert Room provides a romantic setting for wedding ceremonies for up to 500 guests, whilst 88 guests can be hosted at your wedding breakfast, ensuring that your wedding can be as grand or intimate as you want it to be.
St George’s Hall is a hugely popular choice for Asian weddings and they are very experienced in hosting a number of ceremonies and blessings, including Muslim, Punjabi and Hindu.
The Great Hall can accommodate from 100-600 guests within its marbled walls and beneath its magnificent chandeliers – the venue can also be dressed in whichever way your imagination takes you for your Shaadi or Walima ceremony.
Working closely and frequently with only the most experienced and reputable caterers, with all special dietary requirements, faith menus and allergen information catered for – your menu can be tailored and unique to you to compliment your event, and elevate your guest’s experience.
The Gardens situated behind the Hall, St John’s Gardens, make a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. And of course, every couple must have a photo on the iconic steps!
Due to its priceless heritage, the Minton floor is only revealed for a limited time each year, providing a unique setting that your special day deserves.
Built as an expression of Liverpool’s civic pride during the Victorian era, the Minton floor consists of 30,000 vibrant tiles, displaying images of Liverpool’s maritime heritage that will dazzle both you and your wedding guests.
The Minton Experience provides magical memories, amidst incomparable surroundings.
The St George’s Hall Wedding Fair was due to take place on Sunday 26th April and has been moved to Sunday 26th July 2020 when their doors will be open to everyone. In the meantime, join us for the ‘Virtual Wedding Fair’ this fair across our Facebook and Instagram pages – and if you have signed up to our newsletter then you will also receive an email filled up with special offers!