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  • WEDDINGS & CIVIL CEREMONIES

  • THE PERFECT PARTNER

    The Florence Institute Trust or The Florrie as she is fondly known is Liverpool’s Grade II listed wedding venue, that combines glamorous Victorian architecture with 21st century design and community spirit. Our seven million pounds restoration has seen a full refurbishment of stunning original features, making this the beautiful setting for you and your guests to celebrate your special day. 

    Built in 1889 by Sir Bernard Hall in memory of his daughter Florence, was one of the first boys youth clubs in the country. For over a century the Florrie served the local community until its closure in the 1980’s were it fell into disrepair and what followed was a 23 year community campaign to save and restore The Florrie to her former glory. In 2012 she was raised again, winning many prestigious awards for the magnificent restoration including The Institute of Historic Building (IHBC) Conservation Award 2012 and more recently the prestigious Historic England Angel Award 2018 for the best Restoration of a historic building. 

    The Grand Hall is the ultimate setting for couples seeking astonishing elegant grandeur, incomparable in Liverpool, plus the building and it’s garden belongs to you for the whole day, with pre-wedding-day access to dress The Grand Hall prior to your wedding day.   

    With a licence to hold civil weddings and civil partnership ceremonies your whole day can be planned around the one venue, granting you and your guests an incredible day to remember, with the option of an extended bar licence to celebrate into the early hours.

    Your wedding will be part of our ongoing story and future history, documented with a commemorative plaque of your wedding day on our Heritage Wall, adding to a more personal celebration for you and your loved ones and becoming part of the Florrie’s wonderful heritage

  • YOUR WEDDING, YOUR WAY

    Our dedicated wedding team will work closely with you to ensure your wedding is the one of your dreams, giving you & your guests the freedom to enjoy your day, your way, soaking up every detail. 

    Our specialist wedding coordinator will get to know a little about you and talk through your wedding day ideas in order to offer guidance and best options. After all, it is all about creating exactly what you envisage.

    Dissimilar to other wedding venues we steer clear of varying packages and contrasting prices, with full transparency and no hidden charges. Furthermore, The Florrie belongs to you and you only for your day.

    NOTE: All profits from weddings are gifted to The Florence Institute Charity Trust to help support our work and safeguard the future of this wonderful building for generations to come.

    “What a place…. wow! Our friends and family couldn’t agree more”

    LAURA & PAUL

  • COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES

    ADDITIONAL SERVICES

    • Hire of our beautiful Grand Hall for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts & evening entertainment

    • Pre-wedding-day access to dress The Grand Hall in preparation for your wedding day

    • Wedding coordinator to help you plan every detail of your day

    • Commemorative plaque of your wedding day on our Heritage Wall

    • Crisp white linen tablecloths • Cake stand and cake knife • Crockery & cutlery • Sound hire, including roaming

    microphones (for speeches) • Audio visuals, including projector, screen

    and ambience lighting • Use of our halls and staircase for

    photographs • Glassware • Licensed bar & staff • Hospitality staff • Dedicated parking for the wedding couple • Warm Florrie welcome & farewell

    • Hire of our stunning glass ceiling Victorian Gymnasium to host your pre or post ceremony drinks reception

    • Use of our landscaped garden & patio for photographs & entertaining

    • Hire of The Grand Hall mezzanine for filming & photography with a birds eye view

    • Use of our outdoor stage for your entertainment

    • Pre-ceremony preparation / make-up room, inclusive of a complimentary bottle of Champagne

    • Late bar licence (1am) • Chiavari chair hire, available in a choice of

    colors - gold, silver, white or limewash • Table wine & prosecco packages, prices

    available on request. Note: we also allow corkage

    • Chair covers • Pre / Post ceremony drinks reception.

    prices available on request. Note: we also allow corkage

  • GRAND HALL

    With its original features and grand design, The Grand Hall is arguably one of the most breath-taking halls in Liverpool. Perfect for large wedding ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

    You can’t fail to be impressed when entering The Grand Hall, with it’s exposed beams, high ceiling and stunning bay windows, providing rays of natural light to shine on your day.

    Depending on your numbers and requirements, we have additional rooms available for exclusive Florrie use, to prepare your make-up or post ceremony drinks reception parties.

    “The Florrie is such a beautiful and unexpected gem of a venue.”

    SADIE & JOHNNY

  • THE VICTORIAN GYMNASIUM

    FOOD & DRINK

    The Florrie Victorian Gymnasiums light and original design partnered with its high glass ceiling and delicately painted walls truly makes for a stunning wedding reception party to welcome and wow your guests.

    Upon arrival, your guests will receive a warm Florrie welcome and be escorted to the Gymnasium, where you may host your welcoming drinks reception party in preparation for the main event or post ceremony celebrations.

    You can expect delicious food, freshly cooked and perfectly served. Our selection of menus (available on request) has been created to cater for the varying tastes of you and your guests, including vegetarian, vegan, halal, gluten & dairy free. Plus we’re happy to discuss select options for anything particular you have in mind, with complimentary menu tasting available on request.

    A selection of wines, prosecco / champagne and beer packages are available for your guests tables or pre / post ceremony drinks receptions. We also allow for corkage. Please enquire for further details.

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Whether you prefer a live band, DJ or something entirely different, The Florrie is fully equipped for all your live entertainment needs. The Grand Hall has a fully integrated PA system and speakers, stage and green room for artists to prepare. Plus our lighting system can be color matched to create the ideal setting & mood for your wedding theme, creating the ideal party atmosphere. You may already have your entertainment in mind, or if you need any ideas our events team will help find the ideal artists to get you and your guests on the dance floor.

    “We really feel we made the best choice in choosing The Florrie for our wedding

    venue and will treasure the memories forever.”

    JANICE & PAUL

  • TESTIMONIALS

    SADIE & JOHNNY

    PAUL & LAURA

    JANICE & PAUL

    “We had our wedding at The Florrie in Liverpool and what a wedding it was! The Florrie is such a beautiful and “unexpected” gem of a venue. The planning process went well especially due to the help of the fantastic Karen, who went out of her way to always answer questions and meet our every need.

    The feedback from our guests (which included some of the owners of another local wedding venue) was that it couldn’t have been more beautiful, and the FOOD... well people haven’t stopped talking about how great it was.

    The standard was impeccable, and every plate piping hot (which is not always easy with 250 guests). Our day was just perfect and we can’t thank the team at The Florrie enough.”

    “What a place…. wow! Our friends and family couldn’t agree more, all commenting on such a special and beautiful place, from the stunning staircase in reception, to the Grand Hall and Victorian gymnasium where we entertained our guests, that make The Florrie and our wedding day so perfect. It’s just a shame we can’t do it all over again, as it went too fast.

    Special thanks for all your assistance, it certainly helped that you were so flexible with our package which was the deal breaker for us. Other venues are so rigid with what you have to order, so it was nice to pick exactly what we wanted. All our guests said the food was excellent and they enjoyed the drinks reception, perhaps a little too much, as the drink was flowing and we were all a little jolly by the end of the night!”

    “We’d like to send a massive thank you to Anne and the rest of the Florrie team. We had an absolutely amazing wedding - it truly was the best day of our lives - and the Grand Hall and Florrie staff played such a huge part.

    The Florrie looked stunning (as it always does). The food was OUTSTANDING - we had so many comments on the day and after that it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had! We really feel we made the best choice in choosing The Florrie for our wedding venue and we will treasure the memories forever.”

  • BOOK A VISIT

    To truly appreciate the history, architecture, unique qualities and community spirit of The Florrie, we welcome the opportunity to show you our alluri

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