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The Queen at Chester, Premier Collection by Best Western

The Queen at Chester, Premier Collection by Best Western

Situated just ten minutes’ walk from the city centre, this historic hotel has heaps to offer for your commercial or private event. Originally built in the 1850’s in honour of Queen Victoria, this was the first of the grand railway hotels and still retains heaps of the original character. The Queen is now the biggest hotel in Chester, and if you want regal surroundings combined with modern facilities, you need look no further.

With super-fast Wi-Fi throughout, this is an absolute must for business meetings, with 11 flexible function rooms and capacity for 8-400 delegates. From the splendour of the ballroom to the elegance of the boardrooms, many have up to the minute audio visual technology and air conditioning. The largest room, The Colonnades Conference Centre, has direct access for unloading, making it ideal for exciting product launches. Any kind of corporate event can be catered for, from larger conferences and seminars, right down to small board meetings and interviews. These splendid function rooms will add a huge feeling of grandeur to your professional event, a dedicated team will ensure that all runs smoothly.

If you dream of a wedding day loaded with pomp and ceremony, The Queen is hard to beat. Its beautiful ltalian Gardens are licensed for civil ceremonies – a simply stunning setting to take your vows in; and imagine walking down the magnificent staircase on your wedding day, your guests there to greet you at the bottom … wedding heaven! The hotel will cater for any type and size of wedding, with 8 elegant spaces available, seating up to 300 guests. The experienced wedding co-ordinators are renowned for their expertise in helping to achieve a day you will never forget. And of course, these wonderful surroundings make this venue a top choice for all manner of private events – birthday and anniversary celebrations, christening parties, graduations, funeral, gatherings, private dinners – nothing is too much trouble at the The Queen.

If you like a touch of quirkiness, the 218 bedrooms each have their own stylish and opulent décor, along with a sumptuously comfortable bed, high speed fibre optic Wi-Fi, and a flat screen TV.

With two popular restaurants at the hotel, you can opt for a menu of delicious British classics at the award-winning King’s Grill, or a lighter bite in the Waiting Room bar and lounge. The delight of a traditional afternoon tea in these graceful surroundings is hard to beat. If you feel the need to indulge and unwind, visit the Secret Spa Sanctuary with a range of luxurious treatments to choose from.

The Queen at Chester has ample parking for guests, and is ideally situated opposite Chester train station. There is good access to the M53 and A56, and the nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon, being approximately 24 miles away.

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Venue The Queen at Chester, Premier Collection by Best Western
Capacity 400 guests
Address City Road
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (5)

Colonnades - The Queen at Chester, Premier Collection by Best Western


  • Max Capacity: 400
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    With capacity for up to 400 delegates, the magnificent Colonnades Ballroom offers a stunning setting for your next meeting or event, with its spectacular chandelier and sumptuous décor. What’s more the suite is completely self-contained to give your event privacy, including a private bar and restroom facilities. Fully equipped with air conditioning, integrated sound and light systems, rigging gantries and direct access, the beautiful Colonnades Ballroom offers everything you may need to meet your needs precisely for your next event.


    • Theatre: 400
    • Banqueting: 350
    • Cabaret: 250
    • Classroom: 140
    • U-Shape: 80
    • Boardroom: 80
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Jubilee - The Queen at Chester, Premier Collection by Best Western


  • Max Capacity: 120
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    Based in the modern Kings' building this wonderful space can be used for meetings up to 120 theatre style or 60 cabaret style, it has lots of natural daylight and is fully air conditioned. The Jubilee works well for private meetings, dinners, and exhibition space.


    • Theatre: 120
    • Banqueting: 100
    • Cabaret: 60
    • Classroom: 24
    • Boardroom: 24
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Palazzo - The Queen at Chester, Premier Collection by Best Western


  • Max Capacity: 120
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    Natural light floods the Palazzo with its stunning views over the magnificent Baltic Exchange Gardens. Directly adjacent to the Colonnades Ballroom, this beautiful gallery has a capacity for up to 100 delegates or guests and is perfect for private dinners, receptions, refreshment break-outs, syndicate space or private meetings. The Palazzo also features air conditioning and integrated sound and light systems.


    • Theatre: 120
    • Banqueting: 80
    • Classroom: 24
    • U-Shape: 26
    • Boardroom: 24
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Victoria - The Queen at Chester, Premier Collection by Best Western


  • Max Capacity: 70
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    The Victoria Room is one of the original hotel lounges in the Grade II listed building, and as you'd expect is brimming with Victorian character and décor. It makes a beautiful setting for meetings of up to 70 delegates or private dining and parties of up to 60 guests.


    • Theatre: 70
    • Banqueting: 60
    • Classroom: 26
    • U-Shape: 30
    • Boardroom: 25
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Disraeli or Gladstone - The Queen at Chester, Premier Collection by Best Western

Disraeli or Gladstone

  • Max Capacity: 25
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    These two beautiful boardrooms on the first floor are brimming with character and Victorian features. They each have wonderful views over the Baltic Exchange Gardens and offer a capacity of up to 25 delegates theatre style.


    • Theatre: 25
    • Classroom: 8
    • Boardroom: 12
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  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
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  • Wi-Fi Access