Council’s new leisure venue secures event bookings through to 2024

Management team: Natalie Nixon, Rebecca Hamilton, Kellie Rixon

The Lake House, a new leisure development in the North Liverpool suburb of Waterloo, has marked its first month in business by securing event bookings up until 2024.

The venue has welcomed thousands of visitors in the past four weeks since its launch, and hosted events in all four of its conference and events spaces.

Sitting alongside the leisure facilities at Sefton Council’s Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, The Lake House is home to café and restaurant The Lake Kitchen, led by head chef Matt Cox, as well as 14 refurbished rooms as part of its accommodation offering.

Event sales manager, Natalie Nixon, said: “The response that we have received so far has been fantastic and it’s been brilliant to finally showcase what The Lake House has to offer. For a venue that is still very much in its infancy, we’re really pleased to see the demand that we anticipated and for our diary to be filling up with events, with a surge in wedding enquiries, as well as people utilising our accommodation offering now that our bedrooms are open.”

The multimillion-pound hospitality hub. led by Sefton Hospitality Operations Ltd (SHOL) and its team of hospitality specialists, has created more than 70 jobs.

SHOL was created 12 months ago. Chair of the board of directors, Kellie Rixon, who is also the chair of The Institute of Hospitality, said: “Having opened only last month, we are already heading in the right direction and that is largely down to the fantastic team that we have there, who are responsible for making this a success. They are truly the best in their fields and the proof of that can be seen already in this first phase.

“The support we have received from the local community, tourists and those attending events here has been second to none. Collectively, we always knew the potential that the venue had, as long as the team were dedicated and on board with our visions, but we’re delighted to see that our enthusiasm is now mirrored by the general public.”

The Lake House will hold its own wedding fayre next month as part of a series of events that it plans to host throughout the coming months.

Kellie added: “This really is just the start for us and I’m excited to see what happens next.”

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