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10 Best Wedding Venues in Lancashire

Author: Sue White

Have you fallen in love in Lancashire, or with Lancashire? Or perhaps both? We definitely can’t blame you for searching for wedding venues in Lancashire with the unforgettable setting that it offers. With Pendle Hill, Ribble Valley and the gorgeous countryside views, there are lots of photo opportunities as well.

From romantic and intimate wedding venues to historic buildings that hold a piece of our past, there is a range of styles to suit all couples. Your special day can only be special if you find the right venue for you as a couple! We have compiled a list of our favourite wedding venues in Lancashire to make your search a little easier. If Lancashire isn’t the location for you, don’t worry, we have a large selection of wedding venues in other locations to choose from.

1) Samlesbury Hall, Preston

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Step into history at Samlesbury Hall in Preston, a magnificent Medieval black and white building dating back to the 1300s. Original timber beams in the Great Hall and beautifully carved oak panels in the Parlour give each room character, creating an enchanting backdrop for your special day. Exclusive access to the stunning building and its immediate grounds ensures a private and intimate atmosphere for the entire day and evening, with the venue licensed for ceremonies hosting up to 120 guests.

Samlesbury Hall’s experienced team of chefs, awarded Taste Lancashire’s Highest Quality for eight consecutive years, guarantees a memorable wedding breakfast. Dance the night away under the chandelier, then retreat to the Hamlet for luxury accommodation, including quirky shepherd’s huts for up to 100 guests and the reserved Gatehouse Lodge for the newlyweds. With the Samlesbury Hall team at the helm, rest assured that your worry-free day is in capable hands.

2) Mitton Hall Country House Hotel

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Dreaming of a country house wedding? Well first on the list of our top Lancashire wedding venues is the award-winning Mitton Hall Country House Hotel. This beautiful 15th-century country house is in the perfect setting for countryside weddings with the Ribble Valley and rolling Lancashire countryside on its doorstep. The interiors of the venue combine period features and contemporary furnishings. This wedding venue offers civil ceremonies, wedding receptions for up to 200 guests, and evening receptions for up to 400 guests. This country house hotel has a stunning terrace that showcases its beautiful setting. Their oak-paneled rooms are ideal for an intimate wedding and their Party Room is perfect for grand wedding celebrations.

At night Mitton Hall becomes a whole new place! A private bar will open for you and your guests’ exclusive use and their accommodation is perfect to relax in after partying. 18 individually designed bedrooms are available for you and your guests to book.

3) Hoghton Tower

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This historic wedding venue in Lancashire has been visited by a few famous faces including King James I, William Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens. This wedding venue will be sure to impress you and your guests at first glance with its mile-long driveway and beautiful gardens. But it doesn’t stop there, Hoghton Tower has a magnificent Banqueting Hall, which is the ideal location for an elegant ceremony. This exclusive use wedding venue also has two courtyards and beautiful archways and accommodations. Couples have the option to book the Irishman’s Tower which is a self-catering property for two that boasts a king-sized bed, TV, Wif-fi, an open fire that adds to the romance, and of course spectacular views of the countryside. This Lancashire venue has endless wedding photo opportunities! Hoghton Tower is conveniently located 10 minutes from the M6, M61, and M65 and an hour’s drive from Manchester and Liverpool.

4) Colshaw Hall

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Colshaw Hall, near Lancashire, is another great venue. This family-run wedding venue is situated within 300 acres of beautiful grounds. Civil ceremonies are held in their ‘Stables’. There are beautiful oak beams and a marble floor in this function room which gives it an elegant feel. This wedding venue has two gardens that are also licensed for civil ceremonies so there is an outdoor and an indoor option. Having your ceremony outside in the countryside makes the perfect backdrop for wedding photos, especially in the Summer months. Both options can accommodate up to 180 guests. Their banqueting suite is a blank canvas so it’s perfect for themed weddings! This function room features a private bar, and plenty of room to dine and have wedding parties, this room is a great choice. This wedding venue also offers on-site luxury accommodation including, 7 stylish bedrooms, lodges, and eco-cabins, so couples can enjoy their big day from start to finish at this venue.


5) The Royal Toby Hotel, Rochford

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The Royal Toby Hotel is highly commended for its standard of service and friendly approach. This wedding venue in Lancashire offers both all-inclusive wedding packages as well as a bespoke a la carte service. These packages are designed to cater to different styles and budgets. Their self-contained Rhyddings Suite has sparkling chandeliers and oak panels. Their glamorous Study with 1920s Art Deco style furnishings in the original manor house provides the perfect setting for wedding photography. This unique wedding venue also offers an overnight stay. They have an on-site hotel that wedding guests can book into as well as a Bridal Suite and a Bridal Lodge. The Bridal Lodge offers couples a romantic and private night, and the Bridal Suite and wedding breakfast are complimentary with the wedding packages and offer a comfortable and cosy night. What more could you ask for on your special day?

6) Eaves Hall

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Next on the list of magnificent Lancashire wedding venues is Eaves Hall. This Georgian-style country house is also set in the heart of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. This location is clearly a popular place for weddings, there’s definitely a good reason for that! These amazing views make a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. Their stunning tree-lined driveway gives a great first impression, but the beauty definitely doesn’t stop there! Eaves Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies in both of their inside suites and their outdoor space for up to 120 guests. This wedding venue has a range of wedding packages to choose from and some of them include the exclusive use of their 30 bedrooms for you and your wedding guests. This also includes supper and a hearty wedding breakfast! Sounds like the perfect venue to me.

7) Shireburn Arms

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Set in the natural beauty of Ribble Valley, Shireburn Arms is in the perfect setting for wedding photography. This charming 17th-century inn is both rustic and romantic so it’s the perfect venue for countryside weddings. This wedding venue in Lancashire is perfect for intimate weddings. Their Ribble Room is able to host up to 100 guests for a wedding ceremony and it’s facing their beautiful grounds so it’s also a great spot that will get you those amazing wedding photos. It’s designed with neutral colours so it makes a blank canvas, ideal for themed weddings. Shireburn Arms has a rustic charm that shows its history, but cosy touches that make it extra special. Sounds like the perfect combination to me. This wedding venue can also host up to 150 guests for an evening reception and can have the newlyweds and some guests stay overnight in their impressive 21 bedrooms.

8) Foxfields Country Hotel

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Next on the list of our top Lancashire wedding venues is situated just a few minutes from the historic town of Whalley. This wedding venue can host events with guest numbers starting from 15 for smaller weddings, and up to 200 guests for large weddings. Couples can enjoy an overnight stay at this wedding venue and sit back and relax in the morning with a hearty breakfast freshly prepared. They have 44 bedrooms that are available at discounted rates. Couples can also have a wedding ceremony here and an evening reception. Their reception room has a bar area and a spacious dance floor for those of you who love to dance the night away. There’s also an open garden space that you and your guests can enjoy on warmer nights which is also a great spot for wedding photography, and then you can spend your first night as a married couple in one of their comfortable rooms. This wedding venue has a list of their most trusted suppliers that they will happily recommend to couples.

9) The Out Barn

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This unique wedding venue in Lancashire is actually a wedding barn. The Out Barn can accommodate 150 guests for dining and a wedding ceremony, and up to 250 guests for an evening reception. There is also space outside for a marquee or Tipi. This venue gives couples 3 individual spaces, with a bar area and a quiet retreat. There are rustic oak beams and an oval extension that gives picturesque views of Pendle Hill. How romantic do barn weddings sound? This exclusive use space will be sure to impress you and your guests on your special day. Being surrounded by the countryside and a meadow full of beautiful flowers this area is an amazing location for unforgettable wedding photos. Included in their wedding packages is The Old Dairy Cottage for couples to use for an overnight stay. It’s a stone-built cottage with a master bedroom and en-suite. Barn weddings are truly special!

10) Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

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Last on our list of the top Lancashire wedding venues is Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa. This hotel can accommodate anything from Asian weddings, and intimate weddings, to pre-wedding celebrations. Guest numbers can vary from 20 loved ones to 380 for large weddings. This wedding venue has a civil ceremony license and they offer evening receptions in their Towneley Suite ballroom, so couples can enjoy their big day from start to finish at this venue. This castle hotel also has spa facilities so couples can book themselves in for treatments and relax all of the stress and nerves that often build up before wedding days. Couples can also opt to enjoy cocktails in the courtyard, take photos in their stunning gardens, and party through the night on their dance floor. This wedding venue is more than happy to accommodate all styles and preferences, so they can make each wedding day bespoke to the couple.

That’s all for our list of perfect wedding venues in Lancashire. We know searching for wedding venues and the wedding planning process can be tiring and stressful but hopefully, we have given you some ideas with this list of our favourites. Be sure to check out all of these options and then you can find out more information if any of them caught your eye. Remember, it doesn’t hurt to enquire about more than one wedding venue as you can never have too many options, and you don’t want all of the dates to fill up. If sadly none of these wedding venues captured your heart, we have several other guides that you can use for inspiration!

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5 Fun facts about Lancashire:

1) Lancashire day (27th of November) is an important date for locals in Lancashire as it marks the first day that the county first sent MPs to parliament in 1295, however, they didn’t actually start celebrating the date until 1996.

2) Lancashire has its own emblem which is a red rose.

3) Lancashire had a population of 5 million people in the early 1970s until Manchester, Liverpool, and Yorkshire split off into their own regions.

4) Lancashire is the most central point in the country which you will find in Dunsop Bridge, Ribble Valley.

5) The Forest of Bowland in Lancashire is massive, it’s around the same size as New York city!




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