Bride and groom lying on grass at The Old Palace Chester

The Old Palace Chester Wedding Photographer

Choosing to get married at the Old Palace Chester ensures that you will have the fairy tale wedding that many brides can only dream of. This venue is well-known for being one of the most extravagant in Cheshire and North Wales. The staff take great pride in providing 5-star service to every couple who uses the venue to make their dreams come true. The main appeal of the Old Palace is that it can be hired on an exclusive basis for a truly private wedding day for you and your guests.

The Remarkable History of the Venue

Under construction from 1745 to 1751, the palace was built as the residence of the Bishop of Chester, Samuel Peploe. The building was extended in the 18th and 19th centuries. From being the home of the bishops of Chester in 1865 to a YMCA hostel in the 1920s through the 1980s, the palace has maintained its beauty and grace throughout the years.

The architecture of the palace offers a look into the past, with many of its most decorative features being the stone cornices and sash windows. The beautiful grey slate roofs contrast the red brick exterior and bold white trim. The surrounding countryside offers scenic views in almost every direction that can be used to create one-of-a-kind photographs for your wedding album. 

Weddings at the Venue

Located in the heart of Chester, the beautiful palace offers the perfect balance of stylish beauty and grandeur blended with contemporary features. It is the perfect place for a peaceful and private ceremony or, if you prefer, a magnificent celebration fit for the most beautiful bride. The exquisite architecture of the palace makes for the perfect setting to share your vows and begin your life together.

Not only does this Cheshire wedding venue provide you with the perfect physical location, but the staff are also dedicated to providing you with everything you will need to make your wedding day one that you will always remember. Sitting next to the River Dee, you have the best of both worlds, the quiet serenity of nature and the hustle and bustle of the city nearby.

Wedding Photography at the Venue

The luxury and elegance of the palace make the perfect backdrop for many of the more traditional wedding photos. The beautiful grand staircase and dressing rooms are ideal for those private moments as you take your first steps toward saying “I do”. The wedding breakfast, first dance, and many more natural moments are part of your big day.

The bridal suite at the Old Palace is the most beautiful bridal suite I have ever seen. With its chandeliers, four-poster bed and large windows overlooking the River Dee, you could not wish for a better location to start your wedding day. The reception rooms of the wedding venue are well-lit and can be decorated in almost any way. As you and your guests wander the grounds, there are many photo opportunities for me to explore. From the beautiful lawn and Garden Terrace, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside. Whether inside or outside, there will be many opportunities to take exceptionally beautiful wedding photos.

Video of a wedding album from the Old Palace

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My Take on Old Palace Chester

My name is Philip Antrobus, and I would love to be your Old Palace Chester Wedding Photographer. The rich history of the palace, combined with its elegant beauty, makes it one of my absolute favourite wedding venues. Not only does it have many different areas inside that are quite suitable for wedding photography, but the outside areas are also ideal. In addition, the view of the exquisite riverfront is truly breathtaking. I am a recommended supplier at the venue and know the team very well. It is one of my favorite wedding venues and I have also won awards for my wedding images taken at the venue with the Guild of Photographers.

I love to explore my surroundings, and the palace always offers something unique. Every time I visit Old Palace Chester, I find something unique that I can incorporate into your wedding images. The elegance of the past and the beauty of the future come together at the palace and create the perfect backdrop for your celebration. You can also explore the Peploe Lounge, the ceremony room, The River room, the reception area and the dancefloor. The food and drink at the Old Palace Chester is fantastic from the creation of the menu for the wedding breakfast through to the pizza ovens that are often used for the evening buffets.

I’m Ready if You Are!

Once you have decided to use the Old Palace Chester as your wedding venue, please contact me regarding your wedding day. As a wedding photographer who is quite familiar with the palace, I can provide you with many ideas on what backgrounds to use and what traditional photos can be taken in specific areas. In addition, the palace is known for its distinct style, and I can help bring things together to create beautiful images that you will love.

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. As a professional wedding photographer, it is my job to create images that you will look back at with a smile. Capturing your happiest memories is my job, and I cherish every minute.

I look forward to providing my newlyweds with a collection of photos they will love.

Contact Me

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