Valentines day: alternative wedding ceremonies

With so many wedding and reception venues to choose from, many people are avoiding the traditional church service followed by a reception in a  hotel or community hall.

Here are a few suggestions for the best alternative wedding venues in Liverpool:

Civil Ceremonies

A traditional Celtic Handfasting ceremony results in a marriage lasting  a year and a day.

Much more personal and intimate than a traditional wedding, the couple can write their own vows and have their ceremony outdoors at almost any location the celebrant is able to travel to.  Civil ceremonies are  usually non-religious. Handfastings are not usually legally binding so if the couple wish to be officially married, they will still need to attend a Registry Office.

Visit the Ceremony Company for more information.

Twilight Packages

Many venues, usually hotels, offer twilight packages.  These are suitable for smaller, more intimate weddings for up to 150 guests. Although this may vary depending on the venue).

There is usually a set price and a list of what is included in the package. However, don’t be afraid to negotiate some swaps to get the perfect package for you.  Ideal for those with a limited budget and a small guest list.  Search the internet for ‘Twilight Packages in Liverpool’.

Registry Office

Currently in St. George’s Hall, the Registry Office is in a beautiful venue.  Why not get married with only your two witnesses as guests and then blow the rest of the budget on a fantastic night out and honeymoon?

Visit the Liverpool registry office for more information.

Fever Pitch

Both Anfield and Goodison are licensed venues. Therefore you could choose to have both your ceremony and reception on whichever side of the park your loyalties lie.

Check out weddings at Anfield and Goodison

Victorian Splendour

Set in the University Quarter, you can have sole occupancy of the Victoria Gallery and Museum. And enjoy the exhibitions as well as this stunning building. Find out more.

More venue ideas

Have a picnic at the Camp + Furnace

Have a picnic at the Camp + Furnace

Catering for up to 300 guests.

Sharing platters are set out on tables. There’s is a late licence available until 4am for you to picnic and dance the night away.  C+F are also licensed to hold your ceremony if you want to do everything under one roof.

Hire a Mersey ferry

Hire a Mersey ferry

Catering for up to 300 guests, you can have a bowl of Scouse on your journey.  Bands are available. Or you can provide your own entertainment.

Have a round of golf

Have a round of golf

Ghetto Golf in the Baltic Triangle offer cocktails, street food, graffiti art and the option of an 18 hole, mini golf course if dancing isn’t your thing.

Fab four

Fab four

If you’re Beatles mad, you can hire the Cavern Club in The Beatles Story at the Albert Dock.

The Athanaeum

The Athanaeum

Hire the beautiful olde worlde surroundings of The Athanaeum opposite the Bluecoat Chambers in Liverpool One. A hidden gem amid  the bustling main shopping area of the City Centre.