St Georges Hall Weddings
choosing the right room for your ceremony
St George’s Hall Liverpool Weddings
A popular venue for in Liverpool for St George’s Hall Weddings.
Pixsmiths have covered several weddings here over many years – and more booked in for 2020.
We decided to provide some info and tips for your Liverpool wedding ceremony at St George’s hall and which room may suit you best.
St Georges Hall is an iconic Grade I listed building in Liverpool city centre. A fine example of neoclassical architecture at its best.
it has hosted many historic events, from the Beatles to the city’s football club homecomings after league and cup victories.
It boasts many first too:-
First air-conditioned commercial building
largest barrel-vaulted ceiling (when first built)
the largest piped concert organ in the world.
Plus a stunning Minton mosaic floor of over 30,000 tiles – uncovered for just a few special occasions and dates
Well worth seeing when on display to the public.
It’s home to the Liverpool registrars – situated on the south side, Heritage centre.
The first registry wedding took place here in February 2012.
Its no wonder then that’s it’s a very popular place to get married in the town centre.
Especially if you just want a simple wedding and move onto a city centre restaurant or hotel for a reception afterwards.
Choosing your Ceremony room
There are several rooms to choose from and choosing the right room for your ceremony is an important consideration.
Ensure your guests know which room it is too and how to get there – we often get confused guests asking which way they get in and which side.
Especially on Saturdays when multiple can weddings take place at the same time.
THE GRAND JURY
The Grand Jury room is the most popular – a gracious wooden panelled room which can accommodate up to 70 guests.
Light is from a ceiling skylight – which can cause harsh/mixed lighting in bright sunshine.
It’s situated on the second floor. Entrance can be made via the Heritage centre and using lifts – best for those who need easy access.
Alternatively, ascend the steps up to the front colonnades to the red-carpeted ceremony entrance.
Wonderful documentary images can be made if the bride opts to walk in this way.
Again there is a lift here to the upper floor or staircase.
Please note access for your cars to be parked on St George’s plateau needs advance booking – a fee is payable for this.
contact 0151 233 3020 to book your space.
Too many guests can mean standing room only at the back for your guests and limited space for your photographer to get overview shots from the back too.
Too few guests and the room could look empty and lack atmosphere.
It’s better to choose one of the smaller rooms available – more on that in a moment.
For smaller ceremonies, the classically decorated Sefton Room is ideal and holds up to 50 guests.
It overlooks the picturesque St Johns Gardens and its flor length windows flooding the room with natural daylight – keeps your photographer happy!
and classically decorated. The Sefton Room is just around the corner from The Grand Jury room on the same floor.
Joe and Claire married here a couple of months ago, Pixsmiths delighted to capture their ceremony and family groups and portraits afterwards
Here a few of their pics showing the Sefton Room ceremony and afterwards.
The grand columns and architecture make a great backdrop for your groups and portraits. Allow time for groups and portraits here if required.
is your day just about the two of you, a more intimate ceremony with just witnesses, an elopement perhaps?
Then the Rose Room is for you. It is situated next door to the Seton Room and seats up to four guests.
Perfect for you and your witnesses and photographer. This is the room where the registrar normally checks your certificate details prior to the ceremony.
GRAND HALL AND CONCERT ROOM (not run by Liverpool registrars)
Of course, The Grand Hall and Concert room are ideal spaces for a lavish grand setting of a wedding – situated on the opposite side of the heritage centre.
A stunning room for your wedding celebration the Grand Hall accommodates up to 600 guests and is adorned with bronze door, marble walls and chandeliers.
If your date coincides with the Minton tiles being on display, how wonderful would that be?
The Concert Hall at another end to Grand Hall is opulently decorated with statues and chandeliers. It’s circular in shape and seats 500 guests – 88 for a wedding breakfast in the centre.
For more information check out the wedding brochure for St George’s Hall weddings
contact St George’s Hall booking team on 0151 233 for info and prices for these rooms
Whichever room you choose, enjoy your ceremony and celebrations afterwards.
Please remember to make the most of the architecture around you for some memorable wedding portraits
For information on booking room and registrars and room, prices check out the Liverpool registrars council website