Information For Athenaeum

The Athenaeum is one of the most beautiful and sought after wedding venues in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Unique and characterful event spaces that will make your big day extra special.

The Athenaeum is a hidden gem in Liverpool, originally opened as a private members institution in 1797 and moving to our current building on 1927 it is one of the most beautiful and sought after wedding venues in Liverpool City Centre. Its sophisticated surroundings and architecture, notable history, and beautiful room settings make for a breathtakingly elegant backdrop to celebrate your special day.

Our professional events team is on hand to personally create a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests – incorporating timeless tradition with your unique style. Superb service, attentive staff, exquisite food, and impeccable attention to details are standard and distinguish The Athenaeum from other local Wedding venues in Liverpool.

The Athenaeum is able to provide small intimate weddings from 60 people, to larger weddings for 110 sitting guests and 130 evening reception guests. The building can also be hired for part or all your wedding, from your wedding vows to wedding reception and evening reception.
The Athenaeum building features a suite of stunning room settings unlike any other, each with their own style. Depending on your requirements & budget, each room can be hired individually or the building hired in its entirety.

Athenaeum at a Glance

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Type of Venue
City Centre
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Exclusive Use
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Up to 110
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Up to 130
Licensed for marriage ceremonies Exclusive use venue hire 3 Beautiful event spaces including private library Dedicated events & catering staff Dining for up to 110 guests & Evening receptions for up to 130 guests Package Offers available Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 130Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 110HistoricCity Hotel / City VenueWedding Contact : Helen Rudge View More
Number of People In Team : 3No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CityNearest Town : LiverpoolNearest Airport : Liverpool John LennonNearest Motorway : M62 / M57 / M58 / M53Nearest Train Station : Liverpool Lime StreetChurch Within Walking DistanceUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualClassicOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedSound Systems Available PackagePublic Liability InsuranceExclusive UseIn House Wedding Coordinator View Less

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Top Wedding Tips

When choosing a venue, go with your initial feeling about the place - it is usually right !

It's best not to try and please everyone - it very rarely happens and will stress you out! its your day, do what you want to do!

Enjoy your day and make as many memories as possible!

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Church Alley, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3DD