Our Story: Mr & Mrs Waddell

The Richmond proved the perfect setting for both the engagement and the wedding for one couple 

This is a heart-warming story about a happy couple who fell in love with The Richmond Hotel. An over-whelming proposal that lead to Lee and Louise having an experience of a lifetime that they wanted to relive with their family and friends on their special day.

The Engagement

In 2016 Lee planned a trip to Liverpool with his girlfriend Louise, a night’s stay in one of the Richmond’s stunning suites and a romantic dining experience in the hotel’s R Bar & Brasserie. The trip however was a special one, a trip to be remembered and one that needed careful planning and implementing.

Upon arrival Lee informed the Richmond staff of the special occasion and that Louise had no idea what was in store in the coming hours.

More than just a proposal. A proposal in our eyes sets the stage for an incredible journey towards marriage. As a hotel that is committed to giving a truly lasting experience we wanted to go above and beyond for our guests and provide them with a memorable occasion on their journey of a lifetime together.

Rose petals, chocolates and prosecco, what more can you think of when it comes to a romantic special occasion? We wanted to give an extra passion-filled touch to their special evening and made sure their suite was as enchanting as the proposal itself. Hearing the word proposal, our reservations manager ensured all the stops were pulled out to keep the surprises rolling.


The Build-up

One of the happiest days of a couple’s life, Lee and Louise booked their dream wedding at The Richmond Hotel. In January 2017, the happy couple tied the knot after only six months of planning. The perfect day was planned by our wedding co-ordinator Emma Crawford who worked to ensure the couple turned their dream of a luxury city wedding surrounded by historic beauty into a true reality.

Guests come first and in the build-up to the wedding Emma made sure Lee and Louise’s guest accommodation bookings were managed around their specific requirements including needing rooms ready early and last-minute wedding changes – all was catered for effortlessly.


The Day

The perfect place to capture precious memories, choosing a wedding venue can be difficult but Lee and Louise knew they wanted a grand setting for their special day at a price that was in reach. The Richmond is more than just a hotel, from our friendly staff and best-in-class service to our detailed finishing touches. Our building acts as a beautiful backdrop for the most impressive wedding photographs and is surrounded by Liverpool’s unique wedding photograph locations such as St George’s Hall and the Albert Dock – providing the couple with a choice of inside and outside wedding photograph locations.

Lee and Louise were looking for a venue that ticked all of the boxes, The Richmond’s first-class service and beautiful William and Kane suite, with its own bar exclusive to the wedding party, set the scene for a truly spectacular wedding. Our team of chefs worked in accordance to the couple’s meal requirements, to offer a choice on the day to their loved-ones.

A beautiful and heart-warming day spent with family and friends in the setting where it all began for Lee and Louise.


Do you want a dream wedding like Lee and Louise? We have packages tailored to suit your requirements at our stunning venue. Secure your perfect day with our Liverpool wedding packages.


Lee and Louise’s experience:

“Our wedding day was truly amazing and a massive part of that is due to this hotel and its staff.

If you’re planning a wedding in the North West, give Emma a call and have a look around. You will not be disappointment! It’s one of the best hotels that we’ve stayed in… better than many 5 star hotels.

We’re so fond of The Richmond Hotel we’re planning regular visits to have a night in Liverpool with fine dining, good cocktails, and excellent accommodation.”

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