Imitate and Alternative Wirral Wedding Venues

Imitate and Alternative Wirral Wedding Venues

6 Intimate and Alternative Wirral Wedding Venues

6 Intimate and Alternative weddings

So from 4th July, we are allowed to have small weddings’s a start!  Small, intimate alternative wedding venues have suddenly become popular!
Guess many will want to wait for the full-on wedding day celebration experience.
Some just want to get married with a few family in attendance and have the big party later – absolutely fine too.
Pixsmiths are happy to accommodate our couples’ wishes with various options – communication is the key to rearranging successfully
For now, however, small intimate weddings are where we are at  and Pixsmiths are looking forward to ours starting in August

Facebook pages have been awash with brides looking for small intimate/alternative venues, venues which many don’t know about or have thought about.
So with that in mind wanted to look at some local small intimate venues and alternative wedding venue options to consider.
Mere Brook House

and Peel Hey as two of our favorites have already been covered so this blog will look at other options less well known


#1 Pollards Inn

Tucked away in the beautiful Cheshire village of Willaston is the quaint Pollards Inn.
Not only a delightful place for a meal or a drink after a walk around the historic village but did you know there is  also an intimate function room at Pollard’s Inn
A cosy room with an ornate fireplace.  No room hire charge either, bonus!
You can enjoy the garden area outside in fine weather and children have their own adjacent play area too.
For when larger weddings are permitted a marquee can be used on the field just the other side of the play area and Pollards can provide the catering.
5 rooms have also recently been renovated too if guests wish to stay over.
Read all about how a wedding here look with the  Willaston Wedding of Phil and Stephanie.
They enjoyed a church service in the local church unique pictures at Hadlow Road and then their marquee reception.


#2 Poulton Hall

Could this be Wirral’s hidden gem?  Poulton Hall is a gorgeous 17th-century country house close to Bebbington. There are glorious unique walled gardens and sculptures, with 3.5 acres of picturesque wildflower meadows. perfect for your wedding photos.  The gardens are only open twice a year to the public – the two recent date in April this year had to be postponed, but keep a lookout for new dates
The gardens have themed areas – Japanese, nursery rhyme classical and a witch’s garden, and contain references to literary and children’s classics of C. S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and Roger Lancelyn Green.
A wedding picture with Humpty Dumpty would certainly be unique!  if you are planning a wedding here we would love to be involved.

poulton hall


#3 Claremont Farm

Not your typical farm venue but this delightful Delicatessen and cafe has an upstairs function suite.  The food here is absolutely amazing.
Ideal for a laid back evening party. Perfect if you are having a late wedding
This lovely couple married in Liverpool and cam back to Claremont Farm for an evening reception


#4 Williamson Art Gallery

Art and culture lovers can marry at the Wiliamson Art Gallery
They have 3 rooms available to choose from each with its own character. Inside numerous options for unique and elegant portraits amongst the exhibits
There is greenery around the side for a few groups and the columns as you exit may for lovely photos too.
Tea and refreshments in the cafe available too
Pixsmiths had the honour of covering the first Wedding at the Williamson  in gallery 4.  Pama and Paul signed their marriage certificate under the Battle of Waterloo!

#5 Tanskey’s Bistro Bar

Thinking outside the box you could have your town hall ceremony and go to a restaurant  for a family meal or a cafe-bar  like Tanskey’s
Local for us in West Kirby, beautifully situated overlooking the promenade with its fabulous views and sunsets over the Dee Estuary.
behind you have the coronation gardens – you could have a picnic here.
Tanskey’s is available for private functions and events so it’s well worth checking out options here for a small intimate wedding reception
Food is all homemade and delicious. We have enjoyed many a cafe and coffee in here and also a movie night
Currently closed but reopening very soon.

Tanskey's cafe bar West Kirby


#6 The Mouse at Brimstage

The Country Mouse at Brimstage – already renowned for its mouth-watering meringues is also available for unique wedding venue reception
Set in a cute country courtyard and surrounding gardens slap bang in the middle of Wirral.  Picture perfect spot.
There re conservatory and garden marquee options.  It’s a dog-friendly restaurant – so bonus if your pooch is must have at your wedding


So which would be perfect for your intimate wedding, or do you have other ideas you wish to share?
Please let us know

Hadlow Road Willaston Wedding Photography

Hadlow Road Willaston Wedding Photography



Willaston Wedding Photography

Willaston is a beautiful Cheshire village, renowned for its historic buildings and award-winning best-kept village so we were delighted when Phil and Stephanie asked us to cover their Willaston Wedding Photography.   They met at Cambridge University where they were attracted to each other in the Chemistry lab – so true chemistry for these two!  Their relationship was long distance at times with Steph doing her best to follow wherever he had jobs.  When they got a cat together they knew it was serious!

The whole day was local in Willaston and was a relaxed day even with an early start for the 11am ceremony at Christchurch in Willaston.  Then across the road to Pollards Inn with a marque set up for the day’s reception and evening fun


First though bridal preps for Steph at their gorgeous home on Hadlow Road – wee a very local Willaston Wedding Photography day!
Steph and her bridesmaids were pampered by award winning Cathryn Kerwin Rawlinson MUA and hair by Carol Ellis.  Stephanie and her dressmaker mum had spend many evenings making her own wedding dress – what a labour of love!  The plaque all you need is love and a cat made a perfect pic for Steph’s engagement ring picture.  The bridesnmaids dresses were hung on the prized  rowing oar that Phil proudly displays – a trophy from his Uni days.  These oars can only be purchased when you have beaten a rower 4 times in a row.  Always love to incorporate personal mementos when doing bridal preps at home


Soon it was time to capture some men shots at the church whilst Step finalised her getting ready before making the short drive to her waiting groom.
ah, the looks they were giving each other melted our hearts!


Out to the noonday sun for some family formals and candids.

Phil was given the keys to his new father in law’s jag and he carefully took his new bride for a spin in it before heading to the restored train station at Hadlow Road for some gorgeous newly married images.  Wherever they may move to in the future these images will be a constant reminder of where they loved and married.

Hadlow road wedding photography

Reception at Pollards Marquee

The marquee was provided by the newly named Astra Marquees and Phil and Steph said how amazing the company had been advising them and suggesting useful additions.  it was perfect for their situation …a good field area fenced off so kids were safe to play the garden games
, of course, the food was amazing  and staff were friendly- we really must go back to Pollards for a meal too.  The chocolate pudding was a firm favourite of our couple and we can see and taste why!  The speeches were so entertaining warm, humorous  and sincere.  Some of the best we have heard.
Plenty of homemade cakes to enjoy  Fab touch with a laboratory book for their guest book – a novel and personal touch

Our couple were up for a few more pics around the village before heading back for dancing to a caylleigh band _ Two Left feet.
So much fun with everyone getting involved

Breaking with tradition they cut a pork pie cake!

A wonderful wedding day in Willaston and we wish Phil and Steph much happiness and health love Sandy & Dave