Our 3rd wedding of last weekend was at the characterful wedding venue – The Leverhulme Hotel. The Leverhulme Hotel is located in Port Sunlight on The Wirral (the 4th wedding we have photographed on the Wirral in 3 weeks and the 2nd in Port Sunlight!) and is a lovely wedding venue that has been converted from an old hospital. It one of the three hotels in the ‘Contessa Hotels’ group – the other two being The Hillbark Hotel and The Saddleworth Hotel. All are ’boutique’ venues that have a lot of character and style.
Leverhulme Hotel & Spa
Port Sunlight Village
Telephone: 0151 644 6655
Fax: 0151 644 9911
Surprisingly it is not the greatest of venues for a wedding photographer with limited grounds and a pond area that needs a little work to be completed – but the nearby ‘Port Sunlight Dell’ is only a few hundred yards away and is perfect for wedding photography. (So much so that two other wedding groups were lined up to photograph there after us).
A Leverhulme Hotel wedding photographer is spoilt for choice however once inside the venue. The function rooms are light and spacious and the bar area huge. This is certainly a wedding venue to consider if you are planning a large wedding.
When you book a wedding at The Leverhulme Hotel you can pay for one of the hotels fleet of cars, ranging from sports cars to a vintage Rolls Royce. The wedding couple on this occasion chose a modern Bentley which looked lovely (even though it was driven by a lady who was not dressed for the job and who later appeared serving at table – chauffeuring appeared not be her full time job as she got lost on the short journey to the church and arrived 15 minutes late, and following the car back to the hotel was like watching someone who hadn’t passed their driving test!)
Much alcohol was consumed from the hotel bar and by the time I left after the first dance at 9.15pm the party was in full swing and the guests having a merry time.
I hope the bride and groom didn’t have too much of a sore head the next morning and are having a great honeymoon.
A few pictures from the Wedding at The Leverhulme Hotel can be seen below