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

First Williamson Art Gallery Wedding:  Pam & Paul

First Williamson Art Gallery Wedding: Pam & Paul

Williamson Art Gallery Wedding – The First!

A  Williamson Art Gallery wedding what a first for this little gem of an art museum and cafe in Birkenhead
Pam and Paul were blessed with being the  first couple to have a Williamson Art Gallery wedding in Gallery 4
A real privilege for Pixsmiths to capture their day, Such a unique new venue on the Wirral Wedding scene.
A wedding setting with the backdrop of the Battle of Waterloo is certainly different!

A December wedding but fortunately for Pam and Paul, mild for the time of year so pics could be taken outside.
No bridal preps required so we met with the groom and guests arriving for a few family groups first.
Soon it was time for Pam and her bridesmaids to appear, arriving in Classic Bridal Cars gorgeous Bentley’s.
Mark is like another bridesmaid for you with all his extra touches showing you how to hold your dress as you get out of the car.
Guests enjoyed waiting in the warm cafe area having a cuppa before the ceremony, having arrived by coach in good time.

Pam and Paul had an eventful ceremony, lovely poems by 3 of their guests and their daughter encouraging them to talk louder for their vows!
Afterwards more tea and biscuits whilst the group photos and a quick few portraits taken in the galleries.
Mark again was great at helping with the groups and engaging with the crowd – oh and the baby Bentley ever popular for a few pics!

Onto the Manor Restaurant in Greasby for the  well more of a party than a reception – just what this couple wanted.
The function suite is in the original millhouse – ideal for a  small wedding celebration.
The favours also had the Art Gallery connection – jars of  Honey from their gift shop
So just one simple speech from the groom and no first dance just a great time with friends and family.
Oh and guests trying to outdo each other with Christmas jumpers …but no one  expected the groom’s evening attire!
Check out the pictures below!

Pam also had an ingenious dress change up, the lace overlay and train removed from her dress which was then teamed with a little lack bolero jacket.
So clever it looked like a different dress but wasn’t, an elegant dress choice.

Pam and Paul so glad you had a wonderful day and it was worth the wait! May you enjoy much continued happiness love Sandy and Dave x

Williamson Art Gallery Wedding Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Bride arriving for her Williamson Art Gallery wedding

Williamson Art Gallery wedding

wedding reception The Manor Function Suite Greasby