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#1

Bolton School Weddings and Events

Bolton School, Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4PA, Bolton, Greater Manchester
£3500
Up to 200 guests
Weddings at Bolton School – Celebrate in Style

Set in thirty two acres of grounds and with origins dating back to 1516, Bolton School is one of Lancashire’s oldest and finest weddings venues. Our Grade II listed building encompasses all your needs in

terms of ambiance, whilst the mix of tradition and modernity will provide you with a unique atmosphere for your special day.


At Bolton School you can be confident that your day, will be a perfect day. We have many years’ experience of weddings from all faiths and cultures and can easily accommodate your individual requirements, whilst making sure the day is seamless from start to finish.


The Great Hall situated in the main school building and built at the beginning of the last century creates an awe-inspiring atmosphere for a wedding ceremony.


The largest of our licenced rooms boasts a traditional church organ and a stunning vaulted ceiling, which provides a lasting impression that your guests will remember forever. With a capacity for up to 360 guests, you will be ensure to have a room full of your family and friends.


From the moment they first walk in, to the moment they walk out, they will be sure to remember the grandeur of the hall. For a virtual tour of the civil ceremony room, please click here


The Arts Centre Main Hall is the second of our licenced rooms, converted in 1993 from a former school building and reopened by the late Princess Of Wales. This beautifully restored banqueting hall provides the perfect intimate and romantic setting.


• We guarantee exclusivity of the venue and our team’s total dedication to your day

• Combines the traditional and contemporary for a unique feel

• Licensed for same-sex marriages and civil partnerships

• Wedding breakfast for up to 130 guests

• Evening reception for up to 200 guests

• Fantastic food and wine selection
#2

East Lancashire Railway

Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EY, Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester
Up to 150 guests
There is something incredibly special about the romance of steam so where better to say "I Do" that at the award-winning East Lancashire Railway?

Set in the rural heartland of Lancashire, winding over 12 miles through the beautiful Irwell Valley, the railway has been a focal point of Lancastrian life since its original opening in the glory days of the Industrial Revolution. Now, over 100 years later, the railway is a truly unique venue for the most important day of your life.


Whether you wish to get married at one of our traditional stations or historic museum, enjoy an intimate and sophisticated wedding breakfast on board our Orient Express style dining carriages or toast to marital bliss with a champagne reception inside the panoramic Observation Saloon, there are a range of options which can be tailored to make your celebration even more special.


Unmatched in its potential, the East Lancashire Railway is the perfect choice for the adventurous couple about to start on their life’s journey together.


• Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies at Bury Bolton Street Station, Ramsbottom Station & Bury Transport Museum

• Dining options available onboard luxurious Orient Express style carriages

• Beautiful vintage photo opportunities

• Perfect for both intimate and larger affairs (can accommodate up to 132 people)

• A truly unique experience
#3

The Fusilier Museum

Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DF, Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester
Up to 150 guests
Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. We aim to put your mind at ease at The Fusilier Museum and make it as easy for you as possible as well as deliver a memorable day which you will never forget.

Whether you are looking for somewhere to host your wedding reception, the actual ceremony or both then we have some unique spaces which will make the perfect setting for your big day. The Minden Suite can accommodate up to 120 for a civil ceremony and 150 for a wedding breakfast. The same space can then be transformed at night for your evening reception with a self-contained bar also provided.


The Lancashire Fusilier and Royal Regiment of Fusilier Galleries provide unique backdrops for drinks receptions as part of your special day. There is lots to see and do whilst catching up with friends and loved ones as well as finding out lots of interesting facts about both regiments.


The Gallipoli Garden is just outside the museum and would provide the perfect backdrop for the all-important wedding photographs to remember your special day.


The Fusilier Museum is located in Bury Town Centre so it’s easy to get to by car or by public transport. If you need hotels for your guests to stopover then we also have lots of hotels on our doorstep so if you need some contacts just let us know and we will help you all that we can.


• Bespoke wedding service for your perfect day.

• Space for up to 120 guests for a civil ceremony and up to 150 for a wedding breakfast.

• A choice of unique spaces throughout the venue.

• Available for wedding ceremonies, receptions and breakfasts!

• Ideally located in Bury Town Centre.
#4

Flixton House

Flixton Road, Flixton, M41 5GJ, Lancashire, Lancashire
Up to 100 guests
This beautiful, Grade 2 listed building includes a grand ballroom and a light filled conservatory provides a romantic, intimate venue boasting a magical, secret garden – perfect for slipping away

to share those special first moments of married life. As of 2017, we can now hold ceremonies in our lovely garden.


Our beautiful ceremony room will accommodate up to 80 of your nearest and dearest friends and family, whilst our stunning ballroom can hold up to 100 of your special guests partying the night


away.


Flixton House is licensed to hold 80 guests for ceremonies, and 100 for evening receptions.



Everything that you might need in terms of ceremony and banqueting hall decoration, magical grounds, and fine food is all here and very ably coordinated via their experienced staff who will give you the warm and friendly welcome that your guests will expect from such a noble house.


• Grade II listed building

• Landscaped gardens

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Retains original features

• Variety of rooms available

• Do not allow more than one event per day
#5

The Castlefield Rooms

18—20 Castle Street, Castlefield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4LZ, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Up to 200 guests
If you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue in Manchester, The Castlefield Rooms offers a superior elegant atmosphere which makes the perfect venue for a stylish and romantic wedding day. The range of event spaces can cater for wedding between 30 and 200 guests – the stunning Gallery balcony for drinks receptions, the Brindley room and Merchant room for wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

We are also licensed for Civil Ceremonies, for more information about holding your ceremony at the Castlefield Rooms please contact our Events Team or the Manchester Registry Office.


Unlike other venues, there are no rules or set numbers – our wedding coordinators will help you design the day of your dreams from red carpet arrival to partying into the night with beautiful Manchester views. Weddings at The Castlefield Rooms are designed especially for you, complemented by our flexible Wedding packages to create your own bespoke Wedding day.


Our wedding planners will look after you every step of the way. Experts in turning your dreams into reality, they can help with everything from room dressing to recommending suppliers.
#6

Great John Street

Great John Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4FD, Manchester, Greater Manchester
£6500
Up to 200 guests
Only a stone's throw from Manchester's most exclusive shopping areas, restaurants and theatres, this original Victorian school house has been transformed into a luxury townhouse hotel with unique, individually designed bedrooms and suites alongside stylish lounges, such as the ground floor Oyster Bar and the southfacing Rooftop Lounge and Playground.

Several areas are available for private hire from boardroom meetings, to birthday celebrations, client entertaining, seasonal celebrations and weddings.


Being madly eclectic Great John Street oozes individuality in design and experience.


The Rooftop Lounge and Playground for up to 120 guests

Library or Headmaster’s Office for intimate ceremonies and private dining

Boys’ and Girls’ classrooms for family ceremonies and dining

The ground floor Oysters Bar, Library, mezzanine, kitchen and Headmaster’s Office for up to 200 guests

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in several areas

• Available for formal seated wedding breakfasts

• Informal BBQs and hog roasts available for summer and winter receptions

• Exclusive use of the hotel

• The Roof Terrace boasts views overlooking Manchester city
#7

The Crystal Maze

Lower Byrom St,, M3 4FP, Manchester, Greater Manchester
£1200
Up to 120 guests
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#8

Genting Club Manchester

110 Portland St,, M1 4RL, Manchester, Greater Manchester
£1000
Up to 250 guests
Are you looking for somewhere special to celebrate your event in style? Do you want to organise a launch event with delicious cocktails and mouth watering canapés that makes your guests feel like VIP’s?

We can cater for groups of 10-250, providing standard packages or tailored packages catering to your requirements. Options range from fine dining, buffets, canapés, with the addition of drinks, learn to play sessions and complimentary bets to try your luck in the casino. Why not add a birthday cake and balloons for a birthday?


Let your imagination run wild and we’ll strive to accommodate your every wish!
#9

Haydock Park

Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0HQ, Merseyside, Merseyside
£4000 
Let us make your special day one you’ll never forget. Our expert team will take care of every detail and exceed your expectations in the stunning surroundings of Haydock Park Racecourse.

No other venue has the unique setting quite like Haydock Park. Set in 127 acres of beautiful parkland, Haydock Park Racecourse is a unique venue for the most romantic of occasions – nestled in the heart of North West England. Whether you’re planning a small intimate wedding reception or a larger, more elaborate affair, we’ll use our unique facilities and expertise to make sure you have the perfect day to remember!
#10

Altrincham Town Hall

25 Market Street, Altrincham, WA14 1PG, Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester
Up to 100 guests
Altrincham Town Hall is a unique event venue in the centre of the historic market town of Altrincham.

With a stunning set of stained glass windows providing you with stunning and romantic backdrop for your ceremony, you can rest assured that our venue will stick in the mind of your guests for years to come.


• Stained glass windows

• Romantic backdrop

• Unique event venue

• Located in Altrincham
#11

Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UP, Preston, Lancashire
A magnificent location to host the most memorable day of your life

At Samlesbury Hall, the grand splendour of the Great Hall, the intimacy of the beautiful Whittaker Room and the gorgeous setting of your own private gardens will be yours exclusively for the day.


Together with an exquisite menu and wine list, designed especially for you, a Samlesbury Hall wedding fulfils every dream, and will ensure that your special day is as perfect as can be.


The Hall is available on Fridays and Saturdays for weddings and other days by special arrangement.


The income helps to maintain and keep this stunning 14th century historic building open to the public and also allows guests as well as visitors to enjoy the magic of Samlesbury Hall - one of the most fabulous wedding venues in Lancashire.


The Hall can be privately booked and the happy couple have exclusive use of the Hall and all the grounds. Together with our brilliant chef and his team, the celebration will be one to remember!


Civil Ceremonies for up to 90 can be held in the Whittaker Room, in the Great Hall for up to 120 and we also have the Parlour, which is perfect for smaller ceremonies. If you would like more details about civil ceremonies please visit the Preston Registrars website.


Wedding Breakfasts for up to 150 can be catered for, and more are welcome in the evening. The Hall is licensed until 12 midnight. A later licence can be obtained upon request..


• Samlesbury Hall is available on Fridays and Saturdays for weddings and other days by special arrangement

• Civil ceremonies can be arranged for up to 120 guests

• We can cater for a maximum of 150 guests at your wedding breakfast and up to 200 for your evening reception.

• With our beautiful grounds and stunning choice of indoor spaces, we can adapt to suit any weather

• Our four star guest lodge is available within the grounds
#12

Shireburn Arms

Whalley Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9QJ, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Up to 150 guests
From the moment you step inside the Shireburn Arms, you can rest assured the wedding of your dreams will come to life.

The Shireburn Arms is the quintessential English country inn, in the perfect country village. A stone’s throw from Stonyhurst College with far reaching views over the most glorious Ribble Valley countryside. The Shireburn has a civil ceremony license, fabulous function room with its own bar and is complemented by 18 beautiful bedrooms.


Weddings at the Shireburn Arms, although a little smaller in overall numbers, share the same attention to detail on every aspect from gardens, grounds, interior design and décor, to the menus food and drink and of course service as bigger sisters Mitton Hall and Eaves Hall. The Shireburn Arms lends itself to truly bespoke weddings, civil partnerships and other family parties and celebrations.


It is little wonder the Shireburn Arms has a long and unrivalled reputation for hosting the perfect country pub wedding. Following a change of ownership a few years ago, and a major overhaul, the décor, the Menus and the Wine Lists have all been revamped bringing this historic 17th century inn bang up to date making it a stunning bijou wedding venue perfect for your special day.


• Character-filled 17th Century Lancashire Coaching Inn

• Licensed for Civil Ceremonies

• Capacity for 100 seated guests

• Stunning terrace and gardens

• Perfect for a country pub weddings

• 18 bedrooms
#13

The Saddleworth Hotel

Huddersfield Road, Delph Saddleworth, Oldham, Lancashire, OL3 5LX, Oldham, Greater Manchester
Up to 500 guests
The Saddleworth Hotel is, without question, the area’s finest venue for weddings, parties and family celebrations.

We can accommodate dining up to 400 guests in the ballroom, with evening parties up to 500.


Friarmere will accommodate dining up to 60 and evening party up to 150, each suite with an amazing built-in sound system and light show.


We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies - both candlelit indoors or outdoors in our beautiful sandstone gazebo - civil partnerships, renewal of vows and baby naming.


A Rolls-Royce motor car is available to ensure you arrive in style.


• Family run hotel specialising in weddings since 1964.

• A unique venue, purpose built to provide all your wedding day requirements.

• Taylor made packages including everything you need for a stress free and enjoyable experience.
#14

Preston Marriott Hotel

Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB, Preston, Lancashire
£3800
Up to 220 guests
Whether you’re looking for an elegant grand reception or a serene civil ceremony our remarkable wedding venues and welcoming associates will ensure that your day is a resounding success. With over 50 hotels throughout the UK including 10 stunning Hotel & Country Clubs you’ll be sure to find your perfect wedding hotel.

Guidance every step of the way: Marriott Certified Wedding Coordinators can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail.


A range of offers to suit every need: From civil ceremonies and partnerships to vow renewals, small intimate occasions to large extravagant receptions for family and friends, we provide bespoke packages and offers to suit every need.


Find your perfect venue at a Marriott Wedding Open Day: Visit one of the Wedding Open Days being held at Marriott hotels across the UK.


• Four licensed function rooms with a large banqueting suite to seat up to 180 guests

• Complimentary accommodation for the happy couple

• 149 bedrooms

• Preferential rates for your guests’ accommodation

• On-site hair, leisure, health and beauty facilities

• Beautiful grounds, perfect for your important photos
#15

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6NQ, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Up to 200 guests
Standedge Tunnel is the longest canal tunnel in Britain, taking you beneath the wonderful Pennine countryside.

Located on the first floor of the Visitor Centre is our fantastic Thomas Bourne Room, which is available for your wedding reception.


The room is a fantastic blank canvas, meaning that you can decorate it in almost any way that you like to suit your event! There are kitchen facilities available on the first floor that can be used for cold preparation, storage, and cleaning equipment. As there is no ventilation, our outdoor areas can be used should you wish to provide your guests with hot food. We have great ties with local caterers allowing us to offer a extensive range of options.


The Thomas Bourne Room can accommodate 200 of your nearest and dearest guests, and has 20 long rectangular trestle tables, 25 rouad tables and 200 chairs for your use.


If you are interested in hiring The Thomas Bourne Room, or if you would like a copy of our brochure and a visit to the space, we can arrange a time for you to come and have a look around.


We look forward to welcoming you!


• One of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways

• Can accommodate 200 guests

• Blank canvas venue

• Kitchen facilities available for food prep

• Exclusive function bar

• Lift available for ease of access
#16

West Tower

Mill Lane, Aughton, L39 7HJ, Lancashire, Lancashire
£4000
Up to 140 guests
A romantic hideaway amidst rolling Lancashire countryside, West Tower is dedicated entirely to weddings. Built as a family home in 1885, we invite you to enjoy every moment of your special day here, in your home away from home. Say ‘I do’ in your chosen ceremony space, dine and celebrate in the stunning Ballroom, and spend the night in our beautiful bedrooms.

Exclusively yours, we want to create your day, your way. From stunning views over the fields beyond, to characterful spaces, elegant décor and exceptional dining, West Tower is the perfect blank canvas for your wedding day.


Welcome… to West Tower.


• A country house, exclusively yours on your wedding day

• Indoor and outdoor ceremonies, with up to 140 guests seated in the Ballroom

• Seated dining for up to 140 guests in our light-filled Ballroom

• In-house caterers, experienced in offering exceptional dining experiences and flexibility with menu choices

• A Cellar Bar – the perfect place for pre and post ceremony drinks, and for breakfast the morning after your wedding

• Luxury accommodation for up to 43 guests in 18 bedrooms (one with wheelchair access). Further accommodation within easy reach of the venue
#17

Eaves Hall Country Hotel

Eaves Hall Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3JG, Clitheroe, Lancashire
£2500
Up to 250 guests
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.

The thoughtfully updated interiors have been designed to bring out the best of the original features, creating a unique, contemporary country house ambience and atmosphere.


The 30 bedrooms, ranging from magnificent suites to dinky twins and singles, have all received the same treatment too.


Several rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies making Eaves Hall the perfect choice for small, intimate weddings and bigger blowouts for all your family and friends whatever the theme.


Eaves Hall is the perfect choice. It is yours for the day and we are at your disposal.


Gardens


With a grand portico and elegant terrace, our gardens offer a suitably handsome backdrop for your sun kissed wedding ceremony.


The Lodge


Available on request, the idyllic Country Lodge features luxurious sleeping quarters and a sense of seclusion just a stone’s throw from the main hall.


Snug


An intimate yet vibrant space, the Snug is the ideal area for more relaxed celebrations after the main ceremony is over.


• Gorgeous Georgian Mansion available for exclusive use

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies both inside and out

• 13 acres of stunning grounds and gardens

• Wedding receptions with up to 120 guests

• Evening receptions with up to 250

• 30 bedrooms for overnight guests
#18

Alntree Racecourse

Ormskirk Rd,, L9 5AS, Liverpool, Merseyside
Up to 300 guests
Located within easy reach of both the City of Liverpool and the motorway and railway networks, Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside offers an accessible and stimulating environment in which to hold events, either indoors or amongst our acres of lush green parkland.

With function rooms offering capacities for up to 600 delegates, together with 3700sqm hard standing exhibition space and free parking for 1800 cars, Aintree Racecourse is capable of meeting the most demanding event brief.


The same dedicated team that delivers one of the biggest sporting events of the year, The Randox Health Grand National Festival, are on hand to offer their passion and expertise to assist in ensuring that all aspects of your event at Aintree Racecourse run smoothly.
#19

The Alma Inn

Emmott Lane, Laneshaw Bridge, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 7EG, Colne, Lancashire
£4950
Up to 100 guests
Nestled in the beautiful Pendle countryside, this quaint Country Inn with elegant function suite is bursting with character and charm, a favourite for weddings and events. Boasting stone floors, original beams and real fires, this historic venue has spectacular moorland views and is minutes from Wycoller Country Park, made famous for its references in the Bronte sisters’ novels. With a four-star rating, The Alma has nine luxurious en-suite bedrooms, all equipped with the latest facilities; perfect for a countryside getaway or corporate guests looking for overnight accommodation.

A rural coaching house originally built in 1725, the Inn is bursting with character and charm, boasting stone floors, original beams and real fires. Relax and enjoy wonderful food and drink in one of our two cosy bar and dining areas, or enjoy al fresco dining in the summer, on the outside courtyard. If you’re looking to hold a function on a larger scale, we cater for large group bookings in our conservatory area. If you’re looking for places to stay in the Pendle area, the Inn is the ideal location for a relaxing weekend getaway, special occasions or for corporate guests attending business in the local area. The Alma Inn has nine luxurious bedrooms, all equipped with the latest facilities including a double bed, flat screen TV, free wi-fi, in-room safe, Egyptian cotton bedding, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and an iron and ironing board. The Alma Inn boasts an extensive menu featuring pub classics and a daily changing specials board, all created using the best quality local produce.


The Alma Inn, which can accommodate 120 day guests and 200 evening guests and is fully licensed to conduct civil-marriage ceremonies. A historic coaching inn, located perfectly on the Lancashire-Yorkshire border at Laneshawbridge, overlooking beautiful moorland views has the ideal backdrop for stunning photography. Mirroring the outdoors is an equally stunning interior with stone floors, original beams, roaring fires, the delicate smell of fresh flowers and intimate mood lighting.


• An intimate little country gem filled with lots of quirky features

• Can accommodate 120 day and 200 evening guests

• Fully licensed to conduct civil-marriage ceremonies

• Idyllic backdrop for wedding photographs

• Bespoke menus available

• Locally sourced produce
#20

The Bold Hotel Bar & Grill

583 Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0BE, Southport, Merseyside
Up to 200 guests
Whether you’re considering the historic and iconic Bold Hotel for business purposes such as a meeting, a training course or a conference – or you’d like to celebrate something really special in luxurious and elegant surroundings, such as a lavish birthday party, a private dinner or a romantic wedding, our dedicated team of experienced event and wedding planners will work with you every step of the way to make sure your day meets your business objectives, or surpasses your personal dreams.

Having recently undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment, The Bold Hotel is the historic jewel in Southport’s crown, and really is the ideal place to begin your very own ‘happily ever after’. Nestled at the end of a tree-lined boulevard, the beautifully-styled boutique hotel exudes elegance, glamour and sophistication.


• Recently refurbished

• Southport's hidden gem

• 23 beautifully styled bedrooms

• Recommended suppliers available

• We ensure your day will run seamlessly

• Enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning

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