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Samlesbury Hall is a warm and welcoming, privately owned, exclusive wedding venue in the heart of rural Lancashire.

For over seven decades, we have enjoyed hosting weddings - it's what we do best.

You want it?  You've got it!

Our immediate grounds are private and provide your photographer with plenty of beautiful backdrops, including sweeping lawns, stone steps, Italian courtyard, festoon-lit tennis lawn, rosarium and ancient woodland.

The Whittaker Room is the perfect romantic setting for your ceremony and our 700 year old Great Hall is the most atmospheric room in Lancashire for your delicious wedding breakfast.

Our Italian courtyard is the best spot for relaxing during your evening reception, especially when we have our wood fired pizza oven and street food shack fired up and cooking up tasty food for your guests.

The front lawn is often the setting for garden games to keep guests entertained all day.

Not forgetting of course, the best and quirkiest wedding accommodation in the UK.

We're a bit different

Our Hall is stately yet keeps a homely and welcoming atmosphere. Talk about vintage? It's here with history.

We are a bit bonkers, but only because we are totally committed to you!

With a layout perfect for weddings, from one amazing room to the next, 27 shepherd's huts for your guests, in-house bespoke catering and a multi-award winning team... it's no wonder we have been named the best wedding venue in Lancashire.

As a private charitable Trust, there is no fat cat!  So you and your guests will experience a real personal atmosphere.  We don’t have a head office or investors to answer to and as such we can be incredibly flexible in how we manage each wedding.  We are real, friendly people with a sense of humour and we will make your day the very best.

We are a longstanding team and we know how to work well together – our enthusiasm is real.

We work tirelessly behind the scenes so that weddings run smoothly and effortlessly.

Our wedding co-ordinators are on hand to answer your queries over a cuppa (and maybe a scone!)   You can rest assured that the team you’ve planned your day with will be there and in charge on your wedding day itself!

Fancy a chat?

You are more than welcome to come and visit our Hall for a personal tour... it may not be dressed for a wedding when you choose to visit, but you can always pop along to one of our open events to really get a sense of weddings at our beautiful Hall.

If you can’t wait for our next open evening, or your personal viewing, see our lovely video for just a taste of things to come!

Contact us – we can see you almost every day, the only out-of-hours time is during a wedding (that’s exclusive!) and we love to chat.   We’ll also make sure you get one of our famous homemade scones over a cuppa.

Call us on 01254 812010

Email us at weddings@samlesburyhall.co.uk

Open evenings and wedding events

We hold quarterly open evenings - usually on a Thursday from 5pm til 7pm.  During these nights, Samlesbury Hall is set up and dressed for a wedding, usually with a seasonal theme and colour scheme because we are very lucky to be an all year round wedding venue!

These evenings are the perfect occasion to immerse yourself in how your own wedding day might look and feel and is the best way to get a sense of a wedding here at the Hall.

Samlesbury Hall, all the fantastic accommodation on site (including the shepherd’s hut Hamlet and luxurious bridal gatehouse), Italian courtyard and 5 acres of beautiful grounds can be exclusively all yours for the day.

All our weddings at the Hall also include our fully experienced award winning wedding team in Samlesbury Hall livery.

Take a look through our packages, or for a completely bespoke quote get in touch with your ideas and we will ensure you are very well looked after.

See what we've won... 

We’ve been given the title of UK’s best wedding venue by the Luxury Travel Guide.

We have been named the North West’s Best Heritage/Historical Venue by the Great Northern Wedding Awards (as voted for by brides!) in 2019 and 2020

We have been awarded Bridebook's Best of Britain for 2020.

And we are officially the BEST wedding venue in Lancashire (as named by Marketing Lancashire).

Not to mention the food!  The last decade has seen us awarded Taste Lancashire’s Highest Quality Awards year-in-year-out and we are also a proud recipient of Visit England’s Taste Gold accolade.

Most of all, our team care – yes, it is personal to us.


From 11am, our Victorian Gatehouse is the best place to get ready with your wedding party, spacious enough for a big group to get ready for the day all together.

With plenty of plugs for hairdryers and straighteners, comfy sofas for relaxing, high hooks for your dress, full length mirror and a huge bathroom, the Gatehouse is designed with weddings in mind.

Treat yourself to a home-cooked breakfast, fill the fridge with fizz and play your favourite music.  Anything else you need? Just ask us!


Set in gladed woodland, our 28 en-suite Shepherd’s Huts are there for your guests on the evening of your wedding.  We are not a hotel, but something  so much better!  The huts are all centrally heated, with shower, loo and the comfiest memory foam mattresses.   Your guests will LOVE them

The Gatehouse master bedroom is yours for the night of the wedding and available from 11am.  With romantic slipper bed, luxurious furnishings, double shower and roll top bath, it is the perfect end to a perfect day.

Pop in the following morning for a lovely Lancashire breakfast done only the best way… 


Our bespoke package offers no boundaries on what you wish to eat and drink and also asks for no minimum numbers.  For this very personal offer, our team would love to sit down over a coffee (maybe a cake!) and listen to your very important needs to make sure we stand by our promise – we if can do it, we will… and we will!

For a bespoke costing, contact us with your guest numbers and wedding ideas!  

Do let us know if you would like a copy of our brochure posting out to you.

Contact us


01254 812010


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