Frequently Asked Questions
Here we answer some of the more common questions we get asked.
How much is it to hire your venues?
For weddings and celebrations, the Percival Suite is £50 for an afternoon, £70 for an evening and £120 for the whole day.
The Pavilion Bar can be used for parties at no cost.
Members of Ruskin Health & Fitness get free venue hire.
What is your venue capacity?
For a wedding breakfast, depending on how you have your seating arranged, the Percival Suite can seat up to 160 for sit down dinners. For less formal occasions, the Percival Suite can seat up to 180 and the Pavilion Bar has a capacity of 120.
Can I do my own catering?
Catering is provided by our resident caterers who can provide a menu to suit your tastebuds and budget. If you cannot find anything on the menus, get in touch and we will work with you to create something suitable for your event. For insurance and health and safety reasons, external caterers are not allowed to use our kitchen and customers’ own electrical items cannot be used in our venues.
What time is the bar open until?
The Percival Suite bar is open until 12.30am and the Pavilion Bar is open until 11pm. Both bars can be extended until 2.00am by prior arrangement at no extra cost.
Do you provide drinks packages?
We can put together a drinks package to suit any taste and budget including champagne, sparkling wine, bottled beers and soft drinks.
Can I pre-order drinks
Yes, if you wish to have drinks ready at each table we can work with you to make that happen.
What are your bar prices and can I bring my own?
We try to keep our bar prices competitive and that is one of the reasons we do not allow people to bring their own but we can buy in speciality drinks products for your event that can be bought over our bar.
Can I dress the room?
Yes, and we would recommend Kiera's Occasions and Sapphires Venue and Balloon Decor as two excellent local venue dressing suppliers. If you wish to dress the venue yourself then you may do so as long as no damage is caused and decorations are taken down at the end of your event.
Can I access the room during the day of my event?
If you book one of our venues for an evening only then, subject to availability, you may be able to access the room during the day. If however the room is in use during the day then you will be able to gain access from 6pm. To guarantee access during the day you will need whole day hire.
Are your venues accessible?
Both the Percival Suite and Pavilion Bar have ramped accessible entrances and toilet facilities.
Is there car parking available?
Yes, there is on-site free parking for up to 200 vehicles
About Ruskin
We are a local business that
operates an Health & Fitness Club, Bar,
Function Suite and offices on 30
acres of sportsground within St Helens.
Ruskin is the trading name of Ruskinvest Limited
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Ruskin Drive Sportsground
St Helens WA10 6RP
01744 28866
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