Lancashire boasts some of the North West’s finest award-winning wedding venues. Whether you’re looking for Georgian grandeur or Victorian elegance, here is Confetti’s pick of the the best wedding venues in Lancashire.
1 Art Deco Opulance at The Midland, Morcambe Bay
Photos courtesy of The Midland
The Midland is a stunning Art Deco hotel that is perfect for any vintage or contemporary wedding. It is an ideal setting for a 1920s theme with its magnificently restored Art Deco glamour, and dramatic sweeping staircase. A picture-perfect entrance hall leads to luxurious rooms and a choice of suites for your ceremony. After a reception on the sun terrace, opening onto the hotel’s lawn with breathtaking views over Morcambe Bay, spend your wedding night in a luxury suite with private balcony and outdoor hot tub.
2. Victorian Elegance at Preston Marriott Hotel, Preston
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Set in eleven acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, the Preston Marriott is a luxury 4 star hotel in an original Victorian Manor house with an indoor swimming pool, spacious air-conditioned bedrooms and a leisure club. With a choice of rooms for your ceremony from the large Broughton suite which holds up to 220 guests to smaller, more intimate rooms you could also take advantage of their experienced in-house wedding planner.
3. 17th Century Style at Stanley House Hotel and Spa, Mellor
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The award winning Stanley House Hotel and Spa is set in a stunning Grade II listed 17th century manor house conversion, nestled within 54-acres of Ribble Valley parkland. For ‘privacy and perfection’, this venue offers a rural setting with its own beautiful gardens and extensive grounds and a choice of intimate or lavish rooms for your ceremony and reception. With a personal wedding events manager, in-house master of ceremonies and even your choice of colour-coordinated floral table centres and chair covers and bows, they’ve thought of everything so you don’t have to.
4. Georgian Grandeur at Bartle Hall Hotel, Preston
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The award-winning Bartle Hall Hotel is set in a former 18th century Georgian mansion house amidst sixteen acres of rolling Lancashire countryside. With serene landscaped gardens featuring the magical Garden Room available for weddings in the open air. The Windsor suite has a feature open fireplace and large leather chesterfield sofa for the ultimate in luxurious comfort. The Balmoral suite boasts a private courtyard and feature chimney breast which can be lit with church candles for a gorgeously atmospheric evening reception.
5. Romantic Valley Views at Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Club, Blackburn
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The contemporary Mytton Fold Hotel and golf club is set in extensive grounds at the heart of the Ribble Valley and was recently the winner of Lancashire’s Small Hotel of the Year. With colourful gardens and a romantic bridge over a stream afloat with water lilies, ceremonies can be held in a choice of places, from a romantic gazebo in the gardens on warm summer days to the larger Abbey suite which can accommodate up to 200 guests. The Abbey suite has its own separate Raikside room for your ceremony and romantic vaulted ceiling, private bar, banqueting team and high polished dance floor for the reception. For smaller, more intimate weddings there is the Ribble Suite for up to sixty guests.
This stunning 17th Century inn would make the perfect venue for any rustic wedding. The size of this venue gives it a much more intimate and cosy feel, letting your guests feel more at ease and more likely to have fun. As an inn, the Shireburn Arms has its own bar and 18 bedrooms, complete with en suite bathrooms,
This luxurious country house combines rustic country surroundings with an air of elegance that anyone would love at their wedding. Mitton Hall has undergone huge changes since it was built in the 15th Century, adding contemporary features to its original architecture and vintage decor.
Beeston Manor is more than just a gorgeous manor with 14 en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant, 2 amazing function rooms to choose from and a helicopter pad. Beeston Manor has 140 acres of beautiful land that will make for some spectacular wedding photos and the perfect location for a garden party wedding. This venue perfectly captures the beauty of Lancashire and is the choice venue for brides and grooms who love nature.
A mansion might be the most romantic wedding venue you can find; Bartle Hall simply emanates romantic vibes that are guaranteed to make your wedding day better than you could dream! With several different suites for you to wed in (including one outdoors), Bartle Hall makes sure that your day is special.
This exclusive-use venue has absolutely wonderful gardens with hedgerows and flower beds that would make for some elegant wedding pictures. Eaves Hall has the largest number of rooms at 30, but the size of this venue doesn’t take away from how truly beautiful it is! This venue’s commanding size and gorgeous greenery is sure to leave your guests speechless.
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Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.