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12 great wedding venues in Lancashire and the Lake District

PUBLISHED: 12:42 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:42 30 April 2018

Plan your wedding down to the finest details (c) Getty Images/iStockphoto

Plan your wedding down to the finest details (c) Getty Images/iStockphoto


If you are planning to tie the knot in Lancashire or the Lake District, these locations will help you enjoy a memorable day.

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa (c) Helen WhitakerArmathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa (c) Helen Whitaker

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, Keswick

A special day requires a special place and at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa we understand this well. This striking 17th century former stately home, set in 400 acres of delightful grounds on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, could not be any more special, whatever the season. Four approved rooms for civil ceremonies, including the Woodland Gazebo, offer individual design and flexibility for up to 150 guests.

A choice of restaurants offer flexibility for numbers for your wedding breakfast for both buffets and formal meals. Continue the celebrations into the evening in the Broadwater Suite with dance floor, private bar, floor to ceiling retractable windows with garden views.

The award-winning spa at Armathwaite Hall is the perfect place get away for a romantic honeymoon, a relaxing pre-wedding spa break, or for a ‘Girls or Guys Day Out’ day spa.

B5291, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick CA12 4RE

T: 017687 76551 W: www.armathwaite-hall.com/weddings/

The Coppermines Mountain Wedding Venue (c) Tiree Dawson PhotographyThe Coppermines Mountain Wedding Venue (c) Tiree Dawson Photography

The Coppermines Mountain Wedding Venue, Coniston

A memorable wedding starts with a memorable location. Set high in the fells above Coniston village lies our unique and exclusive venue. Situated in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, set amongst bubbling becks, waterfalls and rugged crags. Our mountain cottages occupy a commanding position overlooking The Coppermines Valley down to Coniston Water below.

Originally restored from a Victorian sawmill, the four adjoining cottages link together to form one large Victorian house. With the ability to sleep 22 the properties offer 4 reception rooms and 10 en suite bedrooms along with 4 outdoor hot tubs for your exclusive use.

We are licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies in the cottages & have a large outdoor space alongside the cottages, perfect for various sizes of marquee/tipi. From your arrival our venue is exclusively yours and you have the freedom to decide how you wish your celebration to unfold. We can guarantee that no two weddings held at The Coppermines are ever the same.

The Estate Office, The Bridge, Coniston LA21 8HJ

T: 015394 41765 E: info@coppermines.co.uk W: www.coppermines.co.uk

Eaves Hall (c) David Stubbs PhotographyEaves Hall (c) David Stubbs Photography

Eaves Hall, West Bradford

Welcome to Eaves Hall, without a doubt one of the finest exclusive use wedding venues in the North West. A glorious building surrounded by beautiful gardens set amidst the simply stunning countryside of the Ribble Valley.

From the moment you pass through its wrought iron gates and sweep up the tree lined driveway, Eaves Hall will instantly have you in its thrall. From the grand staircase to the ornate fireplaces, the stunning interior design complements the splendour of the original features with an air of contemporary country house luxury and has brought this magnificent building back to life with a bang.

But Dream Weddings aren’t just made of a big and beautiful building, they are also made of fabulous food and wine from our chefs and cellars, a superb service from happy and helpful staff and an all-encompassing attention to detail.

Eaves Hall, Eaves Hall Lane, West Bradford, Nr Clitheroe Lancashire BB7 3JG

T: 01200 420831 E: events@eaveshall.co.uk W: www.eaveshall.co.uk

Holmes MillHolmes Mill

Holmes Mill, Clitheroe

Holmes Mill is a magnificent Grade II listed former industrial mill in the centre of Clitheroes dating back to 1823.On the first floor you’ll find a beautiful function space, the perfect setting for your wedding day. The Mill’s renovation has retained all of the industrial architecture of the 1800’s but with all of the features you’d expect from a James’ Places venue. Inside, think beamed ceilings, exposed walls, and iron work, with a private function bar and facilities.We are also licensed for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions for between 50-150 guests.

New for 2019: ‘Married at the Mill’

With this package your civil ceremony is held in the function room and your wedding breakfast and evening reception take place in the stunning 1823 Spinning Block Bistro, plus we’ve even included one floor of 19 bedrooms for your guests!

Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB

T: 01200 407183 E: enquiries@holmesmill.co.uk W: www.holmesmill.co.uk

Hurlston Hall (c) Matthew Rycraft PhotographyHurlston Hall (c) Matthew Rycraft Photography

Hurlston Hall, Ormskirk

Following our multi-million pound refurbishment, we cater for every wedding from 30 to 300 guests in spectacular surrundings with acres of Lancashire countryside as the perfect backdrop.

Every wedding is tailor-made to your exact reqirements and nothing is too much trouble for our dedicated wedding team.

We’ll be with you every step of the way, making sure that you have a simply perfect day with fabulous food served in spectacular surroundings with a luscious landscape and super service. You will be left with precious memories and a stunning photo album.

Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 8HB

T: 01704 840400 E: Amy.Carr@HurlstonHall.co.uk W: www.hurlstonhall.co.uk

Lakeside HotelLakeside Hotel

Lakeside Hotel, Windermere

With champagne and fantastic Lake District photo opportunities, in an unrivalled location, at a 4 star superior hotel.

Small, intimate weddings are our speciality; our Oak Room overlooks the lake and is the most popular place to stage your wedding ceremony for up to 40 guests, with a back drop of Lake Windermere.

For a larger wedding of up to 80 guests we offer our exclusive wedding venue, the Windermere Suite. The beauty of this venue is that you have it all to yourselves, offering you and your guests the best of all possible worlds, the discreet privacy afforded by our Windermere Suite and the four star splendour of Lakeside Hotel. Perfect for local weddings, we offer no bedroom obligation, no matter the size of your wedding.”

Newby Bridge, Ulverston LA12 8AT

T: 015395 30001 E: sales@lakesidehotel.co.uk W: www.lakesidehotel.co.uk/celebrations/

Mitton HallMitton Hall

Mitton Hall, Whalley

Mitton Hall is a magnificent 15th Century Manor House set in its own grounds in the beautiful, rolling countryside of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. Effortlessly beautiful and unashamedly romantic - the perfect wedding venue.

Both historic and contemporary, a unique combination that has earned a reputation that is second to none and established Mitton Hall as one of the best wedding venues in the area.

But creating the ultimate wedding venue requires so much more than a fabulous building in a beautiful location. Experience and expertise are really what matters most, and never more so than with hosting the perfect wedding breakfast. At Mitton Hall we employ the best chefs, using the finest ingredients, to create simply sensational dishes. The service is everything you would hope for too. Professional, and timely yet friendly and informal.

Mitton Hall, Mitton Road, Whalley, Nr Clitheroe Lancashire BB7 9PQ

T: 01254 827 181 E: events@mittonhallhotel.co.uk W: www.mittonhallhotel.co.uk

The Punch Bowl InnThe Punch Bowl Inn

The Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite

The Punch Bowl Inn offers a relaxed and informal, but chic and stylish Lake District wedding venue, which is the ideal choice for your ceremony or to simply celebrate your wedding day.

If you are looking for something away from the ordinary, this is a perfect venue, small and exclusive, offering tailored menus to your taste. The Punch Bowl is licensed to host your ceremony for up to 48 people when the Inn is taken over exclusively and can cater for small celebratory meals of 18 guests and less without the need for exclusive use of the Inn.

A maximum of 48 people, including children, can be served if you are having a three course wedding breakfast. For larger celebrations for up to 70 people can be catered for with a buffet.

The Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Cumbria, LA8 8HR

T: 015395 68237 E: info@the-punchbowl.co.uk W: www.the-punchbowl.co.uk/weddings

Ribby Hall VillageRibby Hall Village

Ribby Hall, Wrea Green

Situated in more than 100-acres of breath-taking countryside, Ribby Hall Village is a beautiful setting with a range of suites perfect for tying the knot. Located within a five-star holiday village it is much more than a wedding venue with an award-winning Spa Hotel, a number of fine dining eateries, a health club and even a 9 hole golf course on site.

Couples can say ‘I do’ in the brand new Summer House, located in the gorgeous gardens it’s the ideal setting for spring and summer nuptials and is capable of holding 100 guests for the ceremony. Alternatively, The Garden Room is available with space for 140 of your nearest and dearest for the service and 110 for the wedding breakfast.

The Rowan Suite is ideal for larger celebrations with room for 200 of your friends and family throughout the day. The Woodland Suite has a maximum capacity of 350 loved ones for the ceremony, meal and evening reception.

Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, Preston PR4 2PR

T: 01772 671111 W: www.ribbyhall.co.uk/your-wedding/weddings

Samlesbury Hall (c) Lottie Designs LtdSamlesbury Hall (c) Lottie Designs Ltd

Samlesbury Hall, Samlesbury

With gorgeous oak panelled rooms, striking black & white exterior and beautiful grounds, Samlesbury Hall is every photographer’s dream. Hold your perfect ceremony in the historic Whitaker room whilst Samlesbury’s team of fabulous chefs prepare a menu especially tailored for you.

Following a wedding breakfast not to be forgotten, dance the night away until the early hours in their 14th Century Great Hall. In summertime, enjoy evening drinks by the fountain in the festoon lit Italian courtyard, or stay warm by their roaring log fires throughout winter.

For your guests, there is nothing but luxury in the Shepherd’s Hut Hamlet - the quirkiest and comfiest accommodation for the best night’s sleep! For the happy couple, the Hall’s Gatehouse is reserved especially (with only romance in mind).

Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UP

T: 01254 812010 W: www.samlesburyhall.co.uk/weddings

The Shireburn ArmsThe Shireburn Arms

The Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green

Located in the picturesque village of Hurst Green, The Shireburn Arms is a 17th Century inn with immaculately presented interiors, stunning natural light, and gardens that offer views across the Ribble Valley.

Original architectural features cosy up to contemporary fittings and fabrics to create a unique yet homely feel.

Suited to more intimate weddings, we are nonetheless able to offer every aspect of your wedding wishes to the very highest standard. And with 20 bedrooms, a kitchen staff able to cook up food to fall in love with and everything from civil ceremonies to family celebrations catered for, you need look no further for the ideal wedding venue.

Shireburn Arms, Whalley Road, Hurst Green BB7 9QJ

T: 01254 826678 E: events@shireburnarmshotel.co.uk W: www.shireburnarmshotel.co.uk

The Wellbeing Farm (c) Shane WebberThe Wellbeing Farm (c) Shane Webber

The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth

The Wellbeing Farm certainly isn’t an ordinary wedding venue and we firmly believe in celebrating our difference. The farm is located in the stunning Lancashire countryside and is the perfect venue for you to create a wedding experience that will reflect your personalities as a couple.

Our weddings are fun, quirky and magical where you have exclusive use of the venue. Even our animals like to get in on the action! Perfect if you have always dreamt of having fluffy llamas and alpacas and big eared donkeys alongside you in your wedding photos – and a huge hit with your guests!

We hold regular Wedding Open Days and are we are open EVERY Wednesday 5.30 – 7.30pm for couples to just pop up to view the Barn and see that it is a venue like no other! Finally the icing on the cake is that you can try before you buy; by attending one of our FREE Wedding Feast Experiences and further information can be found here:

Wheatsheaf Hill Farm, Plantation Rd, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0BY

T: 01204 852113 W: thewellbeingfarm.co.uk/wedding-feast-experience.html

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