Dust off your morning suit and get ready to buy a fancy hat, because Liverpool St George’s Hall is about to make matrimonial history with a first-ever marriage on the iconic Minton tiled floor.
The team at St George’s have
thrown out an invitation to all couples planning their big day to enter a
special one-off competition to win a dream wedding by getting married on the Mintons.
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. You’ll be serenaded into the room by city organist Professor Ian
Tracy on the world-famous Willis Organ, whilst Liverpool’s-own Mezzo Soprano,
Danielle Louise Thomas will sing in celebration of your special day.
The hall’s official photographer
will capture the event, there’ll be a glass of fizz for up to 50 guests and
But the real pull is the
Minton floor, as Liverpool City Council’s halls manager Angie Redhead explains:
“We have checked the archives, spoken with our registrars and we can say that
no-one has ever had their wedding ceremony on the Minton floor before so this
really will be a history-making event.
“St George’s Hall is one of
Liverpool’s most iconic venues, it’s at the heart of our city and it’s a place
that our community is drawn to during times of celebration. What better place
could there be to say ‘I do’?”
The Minton floor contains
30,000 handcrafted tiles depicting the city’s coats of arms, sea nymphs,
dolphins and the Roman god of the sea Neptune. It is widely acknowledged as one
of the world’s finest tiled floors.
During August the team behind
St George’s will be hosting special floor reveal events, which can be booked
via the hall’s website. But getting married
on the Mintons is a real once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.