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The Old Palace/Weddings

The Old Palace, home to the Bishop of Lincoln for over 200 years, was converted into a hotel in 2009. It combines a wonderful historic setting with modern comfort and is one of the most popular wedding venues in Lincolnshire for smaller and medium-sized weddings.

Located just across a quiet cobbled street from Lincoln Cathedral, and yet screened from public view by part of the ancient Roman Wall, The Old Palace is a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Words are not enough to describe the stunning view of the cathedral from the front of the hotel – it really has to be seen to be believed. The phrase ‘wow factor’ could have been invented for this very view! The Old Palace is easy to find and has a large car park which should be able to accommodate all your guests..

Situation alone makes this hotel one of the best wedding venues in Lincolnshire.

But The Old Palace is more than just a location. It can offer you a unique wedding celebration, including a wedding blessing in its very own chapel. With attentive, friendly staff who are on hand to make sure that everything runs smoothly on the day,  excellent food and comfortable surroundings, The Old Palace is one of Lincolnshire’s wedding venues that you really should check out.


Wedding Blessings

The Old Palace has its own Victorian chapel, a delightful oasis of tranquility that can hold up to 70 guests.

Whilst St Hugh’s Chapel is not licenced to hold civil ceremonies, it is the perfect setting for a wedding blessing.

If you did want your wedding to be blessed after a civil ceremony, then the Lincoln Registrar Office and the Judges’ Lodgings are both licenced to carry out civil weddings are are only a few minutes’ walk away.

For more information about  St Hugh’s Chapel, please click below:

St Hugh’s Chapel


Function Rooms

There are three function rooms at The Old Palace:

King Room is the largest function room and can seat up to 72 guests.

This dual aspect room has superb views of Lincoln Cathedral from its north facing windows and the city of Lincoln from the south, and makes an excellent setting for your wedding breakfast..

Flinders Room is an elegant, Georgian room just perfect for the smaller wedding.

It can seat up to 14 guests or can be used combined with the King Room for buffet receptions.

Garden Room can seat up to 32 guests and gives access to the stunning gardens and terrace.

With its wooden flooring, it’s just perfect for your evening disco. For a truly magical experience, you and your guests can spill out into the gorgeous gardens, twinkling with fairylights, on a balmy summer’s evening.



Wedding Packages

The Old Palace offers two different wedding packages:

The 2014 Classic Wedding Package costs £3,895 and includes:

  • Use of the King, Flinders and Garden Rooms for your wedding reception.
  • Use of gardens for wedding photos.
  • Access to The Old Palace from 8am to dress the reception rooms.
  • Use of table linen, glassware, crockery, cutlery etc.
  • Red carpet reception.
  • Menu tasting for the bride and groom.
  • Provision of a bar.
  • Complimentary suite for the bridal couple.
  • Preferential room rates for your guests.

The 2014 Exclusive Wedding Package costs £7,495 and includes:

  • Access to The Old Palace from 4pm the day before your wedding to dress the reception rooms.
  • Use of St Hugh’s Chaper for your wedding blessing.
  • Exclusive use of The Old Palace for you and your guests from noon on the day of the wedding.
  • Exclusive use of the hotel’s 32 bedrooms for your guests staying on the evening of your wedding. Discounted room rates and a complementary Full English Breakfast the following morning.
  • Use of table linen, glassware, crockery, cutlery etc.
  • Red carpet reception.
  • Menu tasting for the bride and groom.
  • Provision of a bar.
  • Complimentary suite for the bridal couple.


Wedding Menus

The Old Palace prides itself on serving delicious, beautifully presented meals, using locally sourced produce. It is happy to offer set menus, or to work with you to create your own, unique wedding menu.

The Old Palace is one of the few wedding venues in Lincolnshire that actually changes its menus according to the season – so it really can claim that it offers fresh, seasonal ingredients.

The set menus, offering a three course meal, coffee and mints, costs £32.95 per head.

For your evening reception, canapes cost from £5.60 a head.


More information

For more information, please click on the link below:

Weddings at The Old Palace




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