A Wedding Day to Remember
They say that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach – so why not combine a joint passion for fine foods with the most special of days at The Chester Grosvenor.
While some couples dream of a countryside wedding amongst rolling hills, others prefer a romantic oasis of luxury, in the heart of a beautiful and historic city. Since 1865, The Chester Grosvenor – one of the most iconic hotels in the north-west and owned by the Duke of Westminster – has been creating special memories for locals and visitors alike. Winner of the 2017 ‘World’s Best Classic Hotel’ category at the Boutique Hotel Awards, this slice of 19th century Chester heritage offers the perfect place for couples to say “I do”.
The hotel offers a number of adaptable rooms to host ceremonies and wedding breakfasts, accommodating anything from an intimate occasion with just 2 guests, to something much larger up to 250 guests. Bigger parties can enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Belgrave and Alford Suites, while smaller groups can enjoy views over the iconic Eastgate Clock in the Eaton Suite – perfect for those oh-so-important wedding snaps for Instagram. The Drawing Room offers a beautifully classical décor with sumptuously soft furnishings and historic artworks adorning the walls, the perfect room for a more intimate celebration.
Brides- and grooms-to-be can sit comfortably knowing that all menus at the hotel are overseen by Executive Chef Simon Radley, meaning they can astound their guests with a truly five-star wedding breakfast. Having re-joined the hotel in 1988, Radley earned the hotel its first Michelin star two years later and has had the rare achievement of maintaining the accolade every year – meaning that foodies have flocked to his eponymous restaurant ever since.
Happy couples may select from a variety of exquisite canapés, followed by a choice of up to seven seasonally-inspired three-course menus for the wedding breakfast, evening buffet selections to keep the party going until the end of the night and a bespoke wine selection from the head sommelier. For newlyweds who are true food aficionados, the hotel also offers exclusive use of its Michelin starred restaurant, Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, the ultimate culinary treat on for their big day.
There is an old adage that the thing guests remember most about weddings is the food – and given its credentials, The Chester Grosvenor is assured to live long in the memory for anyone hosting or attending a wedding there.