83 penkett road, wallasey, Prenton, Merseyside CH45 7QQ
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11 reviews of House For An Art Lover in English
I got married here in may of this year. My husband and i had the most amazlng day. The staff were wonderful as was the food. Our guests still talk about it now! Would recommend a viewing if ur looking for a unique wedding venue xx
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My daughter recently got married there and everything was great only complaint I had was that as a florist I was arranging the wedding flowers,I was not able to do this in situ as there was a wedding on the day before,I had to make up all the arrangements and have them transported to the venue by 5pm the day before,the staff stored them in an office and I had to number them all as to where they were to be placed,when my son in law got to the venue on the wedding day the flowers had been put into place with there numbers still in full view , luckily he was there in plenty of time to remove them but when I arrived myself I was dissapointed to see they had been handled roughly,[candles lying this way and that ,things back to front etc.]of course if I could have gone in to put them in position the morning of the wedding this wouldn't have happened but this is not possible as the place is open to the public until midday on the wedding day and the cafe is open until 5pm[while the wedding is on!]which results in you having an audience while your photos are taken.They do have an in house florist who probably gets better access.All in all guests thought it was a great day but I feel they are being a tad greedy opening to the public at the same time as a private function after all they're not the cheapest place to have a wedding so should be making enough without having to do this.
I stayed in Glasgow last year for 4 days and it never once stopped raining. I mainly went because I love the work of Charles Rennie MacKintosh and art deco in general and wanted to visit the city where he lived and worked.
The House for an Art Lover is a must for any MacKintosh fan. It is a beautiful building set in parkland but the inside is breathtaking.
In 1901 Charles Rennie MacKintosh entered a competition to design a “house for an art lover”. MacKintosh and his wife worked on their design which was in fact disqualified as apparently it was submitted too late!
This house was built after his death and the inside decorated to his design. You can compare the rooms with his original design.
The Dining Room and the Margaret MacDonald Room were my favourites.
There is also a well stocked shop selling good quality items and a smallish cafe.
It is also possible to hold private functions here such as wedding, christenings.
I have visited there a numerous of times and I do still love going there every time, and it is designed and done by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I do enjoy looking at every detail of his work, which he have created, such as the lovely lighting on the walls or ceilings. and the detail work on the walls, even windows and everything else. Even the exterior of the house as well.
This house have gave me an impression that he have created and made the house with lots of LOVE and care. Which it have fascinated me a lots of times. Even I do enjoy taking bits and pieces of ideas, and try to re-create them into my own design for my parent’s house.
It is well worth a visit as it is very special place to be inside. Mind you no muddy boots, as the floors are all in cream carpets!!! Argh!
Even they do occasionally host a special wedding events and dinner events, but I am sure the reservations are probably overpriced, as I have never made any enquires as I am sure that I will never be able to afford it haha!
The gardens around the building is very nice, and it is well worth it to have a stroll around the gardens and looks at the building, and to admire it.
This is truly worth a visit. I have been lucky enough to have attended 2 wedding at this venue and it is truly special. The gardens are beautiful and the house itself is stunning. There is a small shop to choose from chocolate to jewellery and fridge magnets. There are some nice walks around the surrounding park too that are worth doing.
Well this place is very special to me, as I got married here in 2005. I chose this place as my dream venue because it is just so beautiful inside, and the staff are all very helpful and friendly as well. The gardens are also gorgeous and this place would make a wonderful wedding venue for anyone, no matter whether you want a small gathering or a large celebration. My wedding was a bit of both, and I can only rave about how good a day everyone had. The meal was delicious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This place is very highly recommended.
The House For an Art Lover was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a German design magazine competition (which it didnt win due to late submission).
The house was built almost 100 years after his death in the 1980’s by Graham Roxburgh, the project was abandoned in the mid eighties but in 1994 was restarted with the interiors finished. The bottom floors of the house hold a cafe / restaurant an visitors centre while the upper floors hold examples of Mackintosh interiors at the top floor is used by the art school for the digital design masters course
My sister had her wedding reception here and it was an amazing day, even through it was late september the weather was great and we danced and drank on the terrace outside until the early hours, the staff were great and the mater of ceremonies was a character and a half.
I’ve been again since and the cafe / restaurant is always top notch, best for a sunny Sunday afternoon of lunch followed by a walk in the park although you will be waiting for a table for a while if you havent booked.
There’s plenty of parking right next to the house and there is also a guided tour of the
Haven’t actually been in the house but visited the restaurant on a lovely (untypical for Glasgow :)) sunny day. Had gaspacho as a starter and a lovely crab salad served with a crisp sauvignon. Absolutely delicious and perfect in the heat!
Highly recommended as a wedding/function venue. We planned our wedding from overseas, and they were professional, communicative, and made us comfortable throughout the process. The venue is stunning and was well suited for our group of 67 (though the dance floor was too small to accommodate some ceilidh dances for the whole group). The food was exceptional and well-presented; plenty of staff was on hand, and James did a great job of keeping the day on track. The nearby walled garden is great for photos (though it’s worth determining whether the flowers will be between seasons during your event, as there’s a small fee that must be paid for professional photography). We did both ceremony and reception here and couldn’t have imagined a better day!
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