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Wedding Food

After you’ve said ‘I do’, it’s time to indulge in your first meal together as a married couple. And, it’s our job to make sure it truly is one to remember. 

Your Wedding Food

One of the stand-out memories of your wedding day is the food. When holding your wedding at Knowsley Hall and opting for or in-house catering you will enjoy a selection of canapés served during the drink’s reception, followed by a three-course wedding breakfast, wine selection and evening food.

Canapes & Welcome Drinks

After the ceremony, your wedding party can enjoy a selection of canapés and drinks whilst you both sneak off for some wedding photographs around the stunning manicured grounds. Choose three-delicious canapes for guests to enjoy, accompanied by a glass of fizz to raise a toast.

Duck confit croquettes, aioli canapes served during wedding reception

The Wedding Breakfast

Served in the grandeur of our State Dining Room, your wedding breakfast will take place over the course of around two and a half hours while your guests indulge in a delicious feast and speeches take place. 

Create a bespoke menu of three magnificent courses, made with locally sourced ingredients from the Knowsley Estate where possible and tailored to suit any dietary requirements. We don’t forget about the little people! Children can enjoy a two-course menu and a soft drink. 

Your wedding breakfast will end with Knowsley’s own blend of tea or coffee and decadent homemade chocolate truffles. 

A plate with a piece of cooked halloumi on a bed of salad

Evening Food

When your evening guests arrive to dance the night away, the good times and great food just keep flowing. Choose from a selection of light bites or offer your evening guests a more substantial option with our mouth-watering nibble platters.

Light bites including: bacon butties, hotdogs with quality sausages and fried onion, battered fish with mushy peas and lemon, halloumi fries with pomegranate aioli, individual mini pizza’s all served on a silver tray for guests.

The Morning After

When you wake up the morning after the wedding, our chefs will be ready and waiting to serve up a delicious cooked breakfast for you and any guests who have stayed in one of our beautiful rooms.

Full English Cooked breakfast of sausage, bacon, egg, tomatoes an hash browns

Crafting Your Menu

As part of the exclusive venue hire, we invite you to a private wedding breakfast tasting 8 weeks prior to your wedding. Tastings are held during weekdays either in the Royal Lodgings, a private wing of the Hall, or the Breakfast Room. 

During the tasting, you have the opportunity to select and sample two starters, mains, and desserts. Our chef will present and guide you through each dish. We have a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options within our menus and our chefs can cater for specific dietary requirements. 

You will also be able to try the house wines during your tasting. Our Head Chef is available to talk through menu options at any time, upon request.

A private dining room set for a lunch at Knowsley Hall

The Finer Details 

Indulge in your wedding breakfast within the grandeur of our State Dining Room. As newlyweds, enter through the magnificent oak doors and proceed to the top table. Enter through the magnificent oak doors as newlyweds and make your way to the top table. The room can be designed for a small, intimate setting near the warm open fireplace or for a large celebration of up to 132 guests on our 5 or 6ft round tables, seating 8-12 people. Tables can be numbered or named and are dressed with Knowsley’s white linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware.

A very grand dining hall with high ceilings with large gold chandelier, paintings handing on the walls, round tables and chars and fresh flowers on each table

The Seal of Approval

All dishes are tasted and approved by The Earl & Countess of Derby before being included in the menu. Ingredients are sourced locally, where possible, from the Knowsley estate.

Your Dedicated Event Manager

At your private tasting, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with your dedicated Event Manager to discuss timings and any chosen wedding suppliers, ensuring they understand exactly how you envision your day. Rest assured, our dedicated team is here to alleviate all the pressure, leaving you with nothing to worry about on your special day.

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