Sherin and Azad
Sure Best Western Hotel Wedding Photographer
"Surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, Liverpool Sefton Park Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is an idyllic setting for your special day. While our historic venue has hosted many weddings in the past, we treat all couples as unique, and we're as passionate as you about getting your day just right. We're licenced for civil ceremonies and have three beautiful spaces to choose from for your reception. The Fountain Suite is our largest room and can accommodate up to 170 guests. The room's sparkling crystal wallpaper and chandeliers add real glamour to your day, while the walled garden with pergola is a scenic backdrop for outdoor photographs. For more intimate receptions, we have the Sefton Suite and stylish Glasshouse."
Sefton Park in Liverpool is arguably the best known and most loved by locals. Classified as a Grade One listed park by English Heritage, the magnificent 200-acre Park looks like a natural landscape rather than a man-made park. In spring the sight of millions of golden daffodils around the lake draws residents from across the city and carpets of bluebells give an impression of rural permanence. The park features many distinctive curved paths and driveways and beech and other indigenous British trees abound. Amongst the park's many features are a boating lake, replica statues of Eros and Peter Pan and a café. The park is also home to the famous Palm House, a fabulous glass-panelled building that has been restored to its former glory. Placing itself as the jewel in the crown of the 235 acre park, the Palm House sits amongst the greenery, wild flowers and twinkling lake of Sefton Park.The Grade II Listed Victorian Palm House is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. The glass house is also popular with lovebirds, with over 60 weddings taking place each year. If you visit the Palm House now, you’ll be surrounded by over 20 different varieties of Palms, 32 Orchid Plants and one of the oldest horticultural collections in Britain. The plants inside are from 5 different continents and there are even edible plants!
In 1896, the Palm House opened in Liverpool’s Sefton Park. The three-tiered dome conservatory palm house was designed in the tradition of Joseph Paxton’s glass houses and at its time of opening was stocked with a rich collection of exotic plants. During WWII in May 1941, Liverpool was the subject of many disastrous bombings; The Liverpool Blitz. Liverpool was the most heavily bombed area outside of London due to its large port and during this time, a bomb had fallen nearby to Sefton Park and caused all of the glass within the Palm House to shatter. 9 Years later, the Palm House was restored at a cost of £6,163 funded by War Restoration Funds. Unfortunately when the glass was restored, the wrong type of ‘putty’ was used to secure the glass and over time it eroded causing the glass pains to slip and fall out. The Palm House fell into further disrepair and by the 1980s the Palm House had to be closed due to safety concerns. In the early 90s, some local students felt that it was sad to see the Palm House in disrepair. Overnight a sign appeared emblazoned with ‘SAVE IT.’ Then in June 1992 a public consultation was held. The dereliction of the Palm House was highlighted and calls for its restoration were heard. A petition was set up and presented to Liverpool City Council. ‘Save the Palm House’, a public fundraising campaign was established. The idea was to ‘sponsor a pane’ on the Palm House. Over £35,000 was raised from the public fundraising campaign. In 1993 the Palm House was partially repaired and reopened at a cost of £3.5million. Throughout all its toil, the Palm Tree in the centre of the Palm House survived and you can visit it today.-Visit Liverpool