Earlier this week the Bell Events team (including Hettie) were lucky enough to experience the iconic Chester Grosvenor - with Chester being one of our favourite cities we jumped at the chance to visit!
The location of The Grosvenor is perfect, it’s based right in the heart of the city centre, if you need to relax after a day of meetings all the popular high street shops are just a stone’s throw away for some retail therapy. Due to the location, it is particularly popular for Race Day hospitality and accommodation, not just for the race goers, but also the trainers and Jockeys too!
Everything from the meeting rooms and suites, to the reception are decorated beautifully. Including modern features to ensure the meeting spaces are sleek but still keeping in tune with the history of Chester. The Grosvenor offers 5 versatile spaces that are perfect for meetings, private dinners, award ceremonies, the list is endless and so are the possibilities! The largest of the spaces can hold up to 250 in theatre style, it has access to its own private kitchen and can also be divided up into smaller suites to cater to everybody’s needs.
We were all particularly taken aback by the giant chandelier, hanging centre stage in the middle of the spiral staircase leading to the bedrooms. The area of the venue that impressed us the most with its uniqueness was The Riedel Cellar which can hold 14 delegates for a completely unforgettable dining experience. With over 700 wines to choose from, if you are unable to choose there is an in-house sommelier that can help you decide. The meal served in the cellar would be completely bespoke to your event and prepared by Michelin star chef Simon Radley (who we were lucky enough to briefly meet and have a sneak peek into his kitchen).
Once the show around was done and dusted we headed over to the La Brasserie for lunch, accompanied by some bubbles of course! La Brasserie is said to “ooze a feeling of French Sophistication” and we couldn’t agree more. The decor represented France with its beautiful hand-painted glass skylight. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is overseen by Simon Radley who has held onto his Michelin star at the Hotel since 1990. La Brasserie isn’t the only place to enjoy a meal in The Grosvenor, there is also the Arkle Bar and Lounge and Simon Radley’s namesake fine dining restaurant.
When you walk through the doors you know why it’s the most iconic venue in Chester! We definitely recommend The Chester Grosvenor, whether it’s for a corporate event, personal trip or simply just to dine, there is something for everyone.