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dream venue: titanic hotel liverpool

March 2nd, 2018 | Rachel Parry

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One of the elements of our job that we love most is being able to hook-up our readers with the very best venues and suppliers across the North; not only hopefully helping to make the wedding planning that bit easier for you, but also opening your eyes to options you weren’t even aware of.

Today we’re thrilled to be introducing a brand new Sponsor venue to the blog, and one that might just cause you to go all heart-shaped-eyes – drumroll please, for the stunning Titanic Hotel Liverpool.

Located on the city’s uber-cool Stanley Dock, this is an example of urban luxe at its best. Combining its history and industrial architecture with contemporary interiors and opulent touches, Titanic Hotel is the perfect choice for couples seeking a cool venue with the wow-factor.

Within its handsome red brick walls, the hotel houses a choice of two spectacular wedding settings for varying size parties, plus jaw-droppingly-gorgeous accommodation and even a plush wellness centre.

We know, amazing right?! So, let’s hand over to the hotel’s team for full details on this impressive Liverpool gem.

DIARY DATE: The Titanic Hotel’s Wedding Show takes place this Sunday 4th March, 11am to 3pm, free entry, giving couples the opportunity to view the venue, meet the team and be inspired by a selection of local suppliers. Full details below.

With images provided by Matthew Rycraft, Andrew Billington, Big Entertainment, ER Photography, Lifeline Photography.

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Can you tell us a little about the history of the venue?

the titanic hotel say: Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse is part of the redevelopment of the historic Stanley Dock complex. It is located in what was the North Warehouse. The North Warehouse was built in 1846 and finished in 1854 and has been derelict for a number of years. Part of the North Warehouse was damaged in an air raid in World War II. The Rum Warehouse, which is attached to the North Warehouse and built in the 1950’s, has become a major new conference, banqueting and exhibition venue for 21st century Liverpool.

The luxury four-star hotel is set in what was the North Warehouse and boasts views over the Mersey estuary and Tobacco Warehouse, the biggest brick building in the world. Titanic Hotel set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was opened in 2014 after a £36 million renovation, which has seen the once industrious warehouse transformed into a luxury destination in Liverpool.

Steeped in heritage and style, the iconic Titanic Hotel Liverpool is impressive in every way.

How would you describe the look and feel of the venue?

The luxury 4-star hotel is one of the largest brick buildings in the world – complete with original exposed brick arches reflecting the hotel’s rich heritage and history. Titanic Hotel adjoins the incredible Rum Warehouse, that is the hotel’s primary wedding venue, and West Bay, the hotel’s newest separate event space contributing to Titanic’s entire offering.

The hotel has ensured that the interior design is contemporary luxury, yet also reflects its spectacular history and so it boasts original redbrick, steel pillars, vaulted ceilings, stone floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Rum Warehouse and West Bay are stunning wedding venues that can be tailored to your special day.

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Can you tell us what each of the ceremony and reception areas offer to couples?  

Titanic Hotel has two impressive wedding and events spaces; the vast and versatile Rum Warehouse and the new intimate West Bay:

Rum Warehouse

A beautifully renovated 1950’s warehouse, Rum Warehouse is the perfect banqueting space for your wedding reception and a stunning venue for your ceremony overlooking the Stanley Dock. In fact, it offers the perfect blank canvas for every style of wedding.

Rum Warehouse is a generous venue accommodating up to 500 guests for a seated wedding breakfast. Due to the grand scale of the venue you can invite everyone from your nearest and dearest to your distant cousins without ever worrying about invitation lists. (Please note that we do require a minimum number of 100 day and 180 evening guests).

For something a little different, why not have your wedding ceremony on the impressive TitanicStaircase followed by your wedding breakfast in Rum Warehouse?

West Bay

West Bay is an exceptional new wedding venue reflective of our rich maritime heritage and restored warehouse design. Its stone floors, steel pillars and vaulted brick ceilings are perfectly in keeping with the distinctive style of the hotel and venue. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer striking views of the dock and the outdoor space on the colonnade is ideal for summer drinks receptions.

West Bay can accommodate up to 180 guests for a seated wedding ceremony and breakfast. (Please note that we do require a minimum number of 80 day and 120 evening guests).

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What sort of bride would be a Titanic Hotel bride?

A Titanic Hotel bride is anyone who wants to celebrate their special day in style. We can transform our wedding spaces to reflect all themes and no request is too much for the team who will go above and beyond to ensure that those getting married are in love with the venue and their wedding day itself. Every bride to be can be a Titanic Hotel bride and we’ll be here to offer as little or as much advice and support as they require.

How can your staff help to make the planning process easier and the big day amazing?

Titanic Hotel’s experienced and dedicated wedding coordinators will take care of all the details of each wedding. They will work with couples on everything from venue arrangements, menu choices and accommodation requirements to wellness packages, ensuring they all fit together seamlessly.

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Can you tell us about the accommodation at the venue?

Titanic Hotel Liverpool has a whole range of room types available including classic, superior, superior dockside, superior corner and the stunning presidential suite. With beautiful views across the waterfront, Titanic Hotel has retained many of its original features to create a truly distinctive and memorable stay for guests. There’s a total of 153 bedrooms which each have original windows and some with exposed brickwork and are furnished in subtle tones. Titanic Hotel’s bedrooms are all very spacious with high ceilings creating an airy retreat away from the city.

For the happy couple, we offer a complimentary Superior Dockside room for the night of the wedding with the option to upgrade to our Presidential Suite at an extra charge. We also offer a discount rate for wedding guests.

The hotel also houses a spa, can you tell us a little about it?

Maya Blue Wellness is tucked away in the hotel and is the ideal place to indulge in some time away from the hustle and bustle, pre- or post-wedding.

Amid the red brick arches and beautiful cool stone floors lie the warm waters of the wellness centre. Tranquil yet atmospheric, Maya Blue features a unique thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, relaxation area, ten treatment rooms offering an extensive range of treatments including facials, body treatments and beauty treatments and health & fitness centre.

Wedding wellness packages also available.

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dream venue: sefton park palm house, liverpool

December 12th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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We’re all feeling the cold this week as temperatures plummeted from nippy to flippin’ freezing levels following the weekend’s snowfall. In a bid to warm things back up, we’re brining you details of a truly unique wedding venue in the north west that has tropical vibes all year round!

Introducing Sefton Park Palm House, a breath-takingly beautiful Victorian glass house that’s home to the Liverpool Botanical Collection and that provides a spectacular celebration space like no other!

Surrounded by award-winning parkland, iconic monuments and unusual plants, the stunning building can host weddings of up to 400 standing guests and 220 seated guests within its incredible glazed structure.

Not only can couples marrying here be sure of a quirky and individual setting, but following a partnership with hospitality specialists Dine, brides and grooms saying, “I do” to Sefton will also receive exquisite catering and faultless event management as standard.

Planning more than 200 weddings each year, the Dine team are well qualified to make big day dreams at Sefton Park come true, and are here today to tell us what makes this rare venue such a winning choice for a couple’s special day…

Where is Sefton Park Palm House located?

dine say: Sefton Park Palm House is located in the magnificent 235-acre historic Sefton Park, in south Liverpool. The Grade I park is a Green Flag and Green Heritage awarded site with beautiful features and monuments. The park’s bandstand, popular since the Victorian era, is said to be the inspiration for The Beatles’ song Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Can you tell us a little about the history of the venue?

Sefton Park Palm House was designed and built by MacKenzie and Moncur of Edinburgh. Henry Yates Thompson, a Liverpool millionaire, gifted £10,000 to the city to fund the construction. The Palm House was opened in 1896.

During the Liverpool Blitz of May 1941, a bomb fell nearby and shattered the glass. It was reglazed in 1950 at a cost of £6,163. However, after a period of decline it was closed in the 1980s due to safety concerns.

In 1992 a public fundraising campaign raised more than £35,000, which led directly to the repair and reopening of the Palm House in 1993. It was fully restored at a cost of £3.5 million with Heritage Lottery and European funding and fully reopened in September 2001.

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How would you describe the look and feel of the venue?

Sefton Park Palm House is an octagonal, Grade II listed, three-tier dome conservatory designed in the tradition of Joseph Paxton’s glass houses. The conservatory currently houses one of the oldest horticultural collections in Britain, originally containing more than 4,000 different plants.

The eight corners of the Palm House are marked by statues by the French sculptor Léon-Joseph Chavalliaud. These statues include explorers Captain Cook, Christopher Columbus, navigators Gerardus Mercator and Henry the Navigator, botanists and explorers Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus and John Parkinson and landscape architect Andre le Notre.

The Palm House is a luxurious, historically significant venue that makes any event feel special and unique. The combination of the glass and the horticultural collection means that even on a day where the weather isn’t quite perfect, you’ll feel as though you’re in a tropical oasis.

It’s also worth remembering that booking your wedding at the Palm House will contribute towards its preservation for future generations.

Can you tell us about the ceremony and reception areas and how many guests the venue can cater for? 

Sefton Park Palm House is licensed for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and renewal of vows. The Palm House can host a maximum of 400 guests when standing, while 220 guests can be seated for dinner.

The Palm House is a Victorian glass house and is one large building so both the ceremony and reception take place in the same beautiful space.

What makes Sefton Park Palm House a special wedding venue and sets it apart from others?

The beautiful setting in the 235-acre Sefton Park, combined with the octagonal, tiered conservatory and the significant collection of plants makes this venue truly unique. It is unlike any grand country house or modern venue, and once inside you and your guests will feel as though you are in a world of your own.

The historic significance of Sefton Park Palm House and the chance to preserve it for future generations when used for events makes this a venue one on its own.

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What sort of bride would be a Sefton Park bride?

Sefton Park Palm House offers a beautiful setting for year-round weddings and often appeals to brides looking for something different and completely unique. The venue is, of course, happy to welcome couples from all over the UK looking for that extra special venue with the ‘wow’ factor.

How can your staff help to make the planning process easier and the big day amazing?

Our experienced events team will expertly guide you through the planning process to turn your vision into reality. They can advise what will work within the venue and make creative suggestions.

We draw on our expertise of planning more than 200 weddings each year, and combined with the extensive experience of the Sefton Park Palm House events team, we are well qualified to make the planning process as easy as possible and your big day beyond imagination.

Can you tell us about the accommodation at the venue or is there accommodation nearby the venue that you could recommend?

Both The Sefton Park Hotel and the Hallmark are located within Sefton Park so you can enjoy a short walk through beautiful parkland to your wedding venue.

Sefton Park Palm House is also a ten-minute drive from Liverpool city centre, which boasts a fabulous selection of hotels on the waterfront and in the town. Such a convenient location means you and your guests will be spoilt for choice.

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