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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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real wedding recap 2017: catherine deane for a vintage inspired wedding in liverpool – aimee & chris

December 28th, 2017 | Alexis Forsyth

A Vintage Inspired Wedding in Liverpool (c) Robert Leons Photography (46)

It’s holiday season here on the blog, and as the editorial team take a short break, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding lovely. Usual service will recommence on Monday 8th January 2018 (we’re hoping we’ll be over the hangover by then, right?) but in the meantime watch out for recaps of some of our favourite Real Weddings from last 6 months. 

Drop in every day for the very prettiest, most unique wedding inspiration and – if you are a Brides Up North bride – to see if your real wedding was one of our top picks.

With a penchant for all things history-related, it’s no surprise that today’s gorgeous bride, Aimee ended up marrying fiancé, Chris at the home of Titanic in Liverpool, with their vintage glamour theme tying in just perfectly.

Aimee’s fabulous Catherine Deane lace gown is the epitome of period elegance and we just love her vintage-inspired hair and makeup, beautifully completing her bridal day look. Donning an air force blue suit and grey tartan waistcoat, Chris was very much in keeping with the retro vibes, too…we feel like we’re swooning over a wedding from yesteryear, not one from earlier this summer!

Throw in some rather stunning wild and natural bouquets and the most beautiful floral arrangements for their ceremony space, not to mention Pimms, a harpist and an indulgent red velvet and champagne cream cake, and you’ll start to get a flavour of what to expect from the couple’s truly exquisite day.

With images by Robert Leons Photography.

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aimee says: We got engaged on a trip to Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, on 9th August 2014. I have a history degree and I love visiting historic places across the country. Chris planned a surprise trip to my favourite stately home and proposed in the gardens.

Our wedding date was 12th August 2017. We wanted a summer wedding, and Chris is a teacher so it made sense to have it over the summer holidays. We had three years between our engagement and our wedding because we wanted to save up so that the day could be everything we dreamed of.

A Vintage Inspired Wedding in Liverpool (c) Robert Leons Photography (44)

We got married at 30 James Street, Home of the Titanic, in Liverpool. Both the ceremony and reception were held here. I studied the building as part of my degree. It was the White Star Line headquarters where the Titanic was registered. Liverpool is also the city where we met. We fell in love with the venue immediately and didn’t even consider another.

The theme was ‘vintage glamour’, as the building itself was built in 1898 and my dress was inspired by that era. We were aiming for a ‘summer’s garden’ look, which we felt would complement the vintage theme. As such, there was no specific colour scheme, but the tones and details all matched our idea of what this should look like. The inside of the building was gold and vintage looking, so we matched our stationery to this.

A Vintage Inspired Wedding in Liverpool (c) Robert Leons Photography (32)

I’ve always known that I didn’t want a traditional white dress. I started searching for a dress designer that created gowns reminiscent of a bygone era and I hoped that I would find one with golden tones. This search led me to Catherine Deane and I made an appointment with a shop that was listed as a stockist. I visited Agapé Bridal Boutique in Altrincham and immediately found ‘the one’. The Lita gown was everything that I had dreamt of. It was practical and comfortable but also glamorous and elegant. The staff at Agapé provided a warm and friendly experience and ensured that each of my visits felt special. I wore a matching veil by Catherine Deane but replaced this with a Debbie Carlisle headpiece (Sylvie) during the evening reception. The shoes I wore were Anastasia Gold by Charlotte Mills and I finished my outfit with a simple gold bracelet by Emmy London.

A Vintage Inspired Wedding in Liverpool (c) Robert Leons Photography (12)

Chris wore a tailor-made, three-piece suit in air force blue with brown brogues. He wore this with a grey tartan waistcost, blue and white polka dot tie with a silver tie pin, and finished with a pocket watch and chain. This was all bought from Whitfield & Ward in Wilmslow.

The groomsmen hired suits to match Chris in air force blue with brown brogues, again from Whitfield & Ward. Their waistcoats were the same colour as the suit, and they had a plain navy tie. This matched them to the groom, but at the same time allowed the groom to stand out.

The bridesmaids wore blush, lace gowns from Coast. These were chosen as the lace nicely replicated the lace on my wedding dress.

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