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Inn at Whitewell

The feel

The Inn at Whitewell sits high on the banks of the River Hodder, deep in the beautiful Forest Of Bowland. The 23 bedroom Inn was originally a deer keeper’s cottage in the 14th century and has spectacular and un-spoilt views into one of the most beautiful valleys in Britain. The Inn at Whitwell has a reputation for lovely bedrooms filled with antiques and wonderful fabrics and the most heavenly hand made beds. The Inn is also famed for its food, specialising in local beef and lamb with game in season.

The Inn has hosted wedding parties for hundreds of years and right next door is the charming local church of St Michael’s. After a service in the church guests can wander across to a reception in the spectacular riverside marquee with its own beautiful garden. The Inn also has a license to conduct civil ceremonies in either the Orangery or the dining room. If you would like a brochure or any further details please contact Sharon


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Civil Licence


(34 ratings)

Rebecca & Danny Fontana

3 Oct 2009

A massive thank you to Sharon for the smooth running and organisation of our wedding on October 3rd. I know all the guests enjoyed themselves and we really did have…

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David Ashcroft

18 Sep 2009

A huge thank you to Sharon for all her help before and during our big day – It was an amazing day and everyone has commented how well organised and…

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Katie & Stephen Washington

7 Sep 2009

Just a note to say thank you so much to Sharon for all her help leading up to and on the day of our wedding on 7th September. Time seemed…

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Mr & Mrs Marcella

20 Aug 2009

We would like to thank Sharon so much for all her hard work to make our wedding day the best day of our lives. The day went without a single…

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Anglela & Keith Diggins

16 Aug 2009

Thank you to Sharon and all the Staff for all their effort on our wedding day on 16th August. We really had a fantastic day and wish we could do…

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Val Parkes, Mother of The Bride

15 Aug 2009

I should like to thank all the Staff at the Inn at Whitewell so very much for making my daughter’s wedding so special on Saturday 15th August. I can only…

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Jeff & Kate Pearson

25 Jul 2009

Sharon, thank you for making sure our wedding day was so wonderful. Jeff and I had a fantastic day. From start to finish your help was invaluable and the day…

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Mr & Mrs Davis

24 Jul 2009

We just wanted to say a massive Thank You to Sharon for all her effort, time and help in making our day so special. The venue was perfect, food was…

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Sarah & Rupert Reynolds

11 May 2009

We both wanted to say a huge thank you to Sharon and Jo for your kind hospitality for our wedding on 11th May 2009. Your calmness, considerate and professional manner…

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Becki & Andy Cross

8 May 2009

Dear Sharon Andy and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you in writing for making our wedding at the Inn at Whitewell so special. We had the most…

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Lynley & Simon

25 Apr 2009

Thank you so much to Sharon and the Team at the Inn at Whitewell for making our wedding day so memorable. The food was fantastic & the service, as always,…

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Jenni & Guy Davidson

11 Apr 2009

Dear Charlie Guy and I wanted to thank you and your team for making our wedding on 11th April 2009 so perfect. The Inn is a stunning venue, in a…

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Catherine & Ash Smith

29 Mar 2009

Just a quick note to say thanks to Sharon and all the Staff for all their help in organising our wedding. We had an amazing day and the venue played…

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Jo - Mother of the Bride

31 Jan 2009

Thank you for organising Hannah’s wedding. we all had a fantastic time (including me!) You made it all seem so easy – very much appreciated. The staff were lovely and…

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Rachel & Gavin Quinn

27 Dec 2008

To Sharon Thank you so much for making our wedding day the perfect day. Everything ran so well from the wonderful ceremony through to the meal in the marquee. We…

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Jenny & Iain

25 Oct 2008

Sharon – Thank you very much for your help and advice in planning our wedding at the Inn. We had a fabulous day and I know you worked hard to…

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Review by Charlotte & Will

10 Oct 2008

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Sharon for the most incredible way she looked after our wedding. Words can’t describe what a fantastic day it was…

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Heather & Nick

3 Oct 2008

Sharon – Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your staff for making the day run so smoothly. Thanks.

Mrs Capper - Mother of the Bride

27 Sep 2008

Thank you for all your efforts. We all had a wonderful day and many of our guests commented it was the best wedding they had been to, everything was very…

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Liz & James

26 Sep 2008

We couldn’t let the occassion of our wedding go without saying a massive thank you to Sharon and her staff for helping to make it the best day of our…

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21 Sep 2008

We would like to thank all the staff at the Inn who contributed to Zoe and I and our guests having the most fabulous day. We can’t praise Sharon enough…

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19 Sep 2008

My husband and I would like to express our enormous thanks to the wonderful staff after our wedding reception at the Inn at Whitewell on 19th September 2008. The service…

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Katy & Matt

12 Sep 2008

We just wanted to say a big thank you for our wedding day. We had an amzing day and it all ran really smoothly. We had lots of compliments about…

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Lindsey & James

5 Sep 2008

Sharon – A big thank you for all your help and support in planning our wedding and of course everything you did to ensure the smooth running of our big…

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Jeff & Shirley

4 Sep 2008

We would like to thank Sharon and all her staff for making our day very special, especially when we heard about the florist being in a motor accident and that…

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Jenny & Phil

8 Aug 2008

Just to say a huge thank you for all your hard work in making our wedding reception such a success. We (and our guests) had a fantastic time, and everything…

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Elizabeth & Bryan

1 Aug 2008

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Inn for a fabulous day. All our guests loved the food and venue and had a very enjoyable time. We…

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Sophie & Oliver

27 Jul 2008

We would like to say a huge enormous thank you for making our wedding so perfect last sunday. We are grateful to Sharon for the help and support that she…

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Caroline & Paul

25 Jul 2008

To Sharon and all the Team, including kitchen staff, cleaning staff, bar staff, reception and many more we are sure! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making…

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Catherine & Jeffrey - Parents of the Bride

25 Jul 2008

Dear Sharon and all the staff at the Inn at Whitewell Thank you so very much for helping to make Caroline and Pauls wedding on the 25th July so very…

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Sue - Mother of the Bride

11 Jul 2008

I would like to thank everyone concerned at the Inn at Whitewell for making the day so perfect – everything was more than we could ever have imagined. Thank you…

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Meg & John

21 Jun 2008

Sharon – Thank you so much to you and your Team for doing such a fantastic job of organising our wedding reception on 21st June. We were so impressed by…

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Chris & Mike - Brides Parents

24 May 2008

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone for helping to make Catherine and Stuarts day so special. Rebecca in particular deserves a medal for the tireless…

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Inn at Whitewell
Forest of Bowland

Inn at Whitewell