10/4/2023 | Hotels

Stunning events venue with accommodation in Chester comes to market through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to market The Old Palace, Chester, an exclusive-use wedding and events venue set in one of the earliest Georgian buildings in historic Chester.


Built in 1751 for Samuel Peploe, the Bishop of Chester, The Old Palace enjoys a stunning south facing location overlooking the River Dee, only 100 metres from Chester city centre.

Following a multi million pound restoration and refurbishment project which was completed in 2020, this Grade II listed property has been reimagined as an award winning, exclusive-use wedding venue. The works undertaken are to the highest possible standard, from the intricate plasterwork to the elegant furnishings, creating a seamless blend of old-world charm and contemporary style, whilst preserving the essence of the original building and its rich heritage.

The property features 23 ensuite bedrooms, including a Honeymoon Suite, and a variety of stunning wedding and event spaces including The Ballroom, The Garden Terrace and River Kitchen

Tom O’Malley, Director – Hotels at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “Whilst the current business model focuses on the exclusive weddings and events market, The Old Palace presents an ideal opportunity to broaden alternative revenue streams such as the accommodation offering, and trade independently of functions. The bar, restaurant and extensive terrace also could be established as great places to meet in the heart of one of the UK’s prime tourist cities.”

Offers in excess of £4,750,000 are invited for The Old Palace, Chester.

For further information on this press release, contact:                                                                               

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager

P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

Tom O’Malley, Associate Director - Hotels

M: +44 (0) 7764 378 446 or E: tom.omalley@christie.com   

Jeremy Jones, Head of Hotel Brokerage

M: +44 (0) 7764 241 284 or E: jeremy.jones@christie.com

Jon Patrick, Director - Head of Leisure & Development

M: +44 (0) 7831 263 529 or E: jon.patrick@christie.com

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