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The priceless Minton Tile floor at St George’s Hall has been unveiled again and you can see it up until 26th August. To mark the occasion a huge competition was launched for one lucky couple to be the first ever to tie the knot on the precious 30,000 handcrafted tiles and become part of the venue’s history.
Watch above as our winners got told they had been chosen for the incredible prize, and watch below as we get an update as their wedding approaches.
The £10,000 prize includes the wedding ceremony in the spectacular surroundings of the Great Hall, officiated by Liverpool’s head registrar and a pair of ushers will announce the couples’ entrance. The bride and groom will be serenaded into the room by city organist Professor Ian Tracy on the world-famous Willis Organ. While Liverpool’s-own Mezzo Soprano, Danielle Louise Thomas will sing in celebration of their special day.
To toast the happy couple and 50 of their guests, they will be served with a chilled glass of fizz whilst an official photographer captures their magical moments for the history books. How amazing is that?
Entries came in thick and fast providing a difficult task for the competition judging panel which included Head of City Assets, Angie Redhead, St George’s Hall Venue Operations Manager, Julie Low, The Guide Liverpool’s Jay Hynd, Creative Director at Culture Liverpool, Robin Kemp and Liverpool Registry Office representative, Gemma Grainger.
For the big reveal, the judging panel invited the winning couple to St George’s Hall’s beautiful Concert Room for what they thought was an interview about their application. It was then that our cameras captured the magical moment Angie broke the good news.
Winning couple, Jennifer McPartland and Stephen Gough, from Woolton told our Jay they’d been thinking about getting married for a while and where better to not only make memories, but also make history, than at St George’s Hall.
Jennifer will make her entrance through the bronze doors and walk the full length of the Great Hall over the Minton Tiles to meet Stephen at the famous St George’s Hall organ, in front of all their family and friends this summer. We can’t wait to see their wedding photos! Congratulations from us all at The Guide Liverpool.
The Minton Tiles will be revealed from 1st – 26th August 2019 and you can pre-book your tickets now. World renowned as one of the finest examples of an encaustic (burning in colours in clay) floor, the 30,000 handcrafted tiles were covered over in the 1860’s to allow for dancing and events to take place.
Having only been uncovered a handful of times since, this summer is the perfect time to see them for yourself. The Hall will be open daily from 10.00am-5.00pm* (last entry 4.30pm) where visitors will be able to view one of the city’s most stunning hidden gems (of to say I do!). Head this way to book your tickets and find out more.
To book your dream wedding at St George’s Hall and find out more about the packages available head to www.stgeorgeshallliverpool.co.uk/weddings/ and follow @SGHLpool on social media for updates on events.
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