Merseyside is an area encompassing both banks of the lower stretches of the Mersey Estuary and consists of five metropolitan boroughs plus the City of Liverpool. As a wedding destination, Merseyside is hard to beat as it offers the best combination of grand city venues and peaceful rural locations with all the amenities and facilities to make sure every bride and groom have the most special of days.
The heart of Liverpool is full of history and heritage and there are a huge range of approved venues to choose from. Pick stunning architectural gems which will wow your guests or uber trendy contemporary locations which showcase the colour and vibrancy of this diverse city.
Choose a grand backdrop in the heart of Liverpool – there are historic and contemporary settings or get married by the water on the dockside where maritime heritage offers a stylish backdrop. Beautifully redeveloped, the Liverpool docks offer venues both modern and traditional. Combine both the old and new at the iconic Royal Liver Building which has a stunning classic exterior with a modern vibe inside.
Merseyside has its fair share of peaceful countryside so if you want the amenities of Liverpool but would like to marry in a green setting that is more peaceful then there is plenty of choice. The wealth and significance of Liverpool as a trading port has left a legacy of stylish country houses and halls tucked away in parkland and tranquil gardens throughout Merseyside’s fashionable hinterland. There is just about every style and era of architecture represented from the Tudor period through to Georgian, Victorian and Arts and Crafts.
Choose the pretty village of Thornton Hough or Bidston which lies between Birkenhead and Wallasey and has attractive stone houses, a windmill and an observatory with far reaching views. Sefton village is quaint with charm and character and south of Birkenhead is Port Sunlight with beautiful Arts and Crafts architecture, a village originally built to house workers at the Lever’s Sunlight Soap factory.
The wealth and prosperity of the Port of Liverpool has had a huge influence on shaping the different areas of Merseyside in terms of industry but also creating wonderful areas to live and get married. The Wirral is a peninsula also known as The Paradise Peninsula and has been named as one of the happiest places to live in the UK so what better place to get married. The peninsula is about 15 miles long and bordered by water on three sides, it makes the perfect setting for a seaside wedding with the promenade at Hoylake and lots of lovely sandy beaches but is also ideal for brides and grooms who want an exclusive tranquil setting with all the convenience of Liverpool nearby.
Merseyside has excellent travel links. There is a motorway, the M57, which runs around Liverpool and the M62 connects the area with the north east and accesses both the M1 motorway and the A1(M). There are direct train connections from London Waterloo to Merseyside and the John Lennon international airport in Liverpool offers both domestic and international flights.