Choosing the perfect North West wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in the North West covering Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.
Take a look at North West wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.
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At the bottom of the South lakes lies Abbey House Hotel & Gardens which is just a short drive from the Heart of the English Lake District, only 20 minutes from Windermere. Our luxury Cumbria hotel and wedding venue is an ideal base for your special day or the perfect place for you to explore the surrounding area and even Morecambe Bay.
Be captivated by the striking façade and remarkable soul of Bolton School.
Spanning 32 acres, our impeccably-preserved Grade II listed venue provides the perfect setting for your special day.
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Calthwaite Hall is the venue you didn't know existed but you'll be pleased you found it. Hidden in plain sight in the centre of a traditional Cumbrian village, the Hall provides a stunning backdrop for your celebration, staycation or inspirational experience.
Nestled in the heart of rural Lancashire, the Barn at Charnock Farm blends traditional country side charm with delightfully picturesque scenery, providing the perfect backdrop for a day you'll never forget.
The Barn has been lovingly transformed into a stunning modern wedding venue, with a friendly, family-run team who are passionate about helping you perfect every last aspect of your ideal dream wedding.
Chorley Golf Club is situated less than three miles from Chorley Town Centre in the heart of the North West of England. It is just off the A6 at its junction with the A673 and is easily accessed from both the M6 and M61.
The 18th century Clubhouse offers a beautiful setting for your special day with our Rivington Suite having stunning views over Winter Hill, Rivington Pike and of course our very own Golf Course.
This luxury Victorian villa hotel is a statement of individual design bringing influences from around the world to the trendy urban village of Didsbury, Manchester. The seamless merging of old and new offers the perfect setting for a traditional wedding with a modern and unforgettable twist…
Upon entry, this exclusive Victorian townhouse creates an air of stylish calm. You hear the sound of people laughing, celebrations in the garden and notes of happiness in the air… rest your imagination and celebrate your wedding day at number Eleven!
Weddings are based on taking exclusive use of the hotel, creating a relaxed house party feel ensuring a private and relaxed atmosphere where you can treat number Eleven as your private residence for your perfect wedding day.
An idyllic venue for a perfect Wedding Day
Holland Hall, set in the fabulous landscape of Lancashire’s rolling countryside, offers a private and exclusive location for your special day. The historic Grade II listed building and attractive gardens provide a stunning backdrop for those all-important wedding photographs.
Fully Licenced to carry out civil ceremonies in our beautiful Great Hall or Lathom Suite the Lancashire Manor hotel is the ideal location for any wedding celebration. Excellent food and drinks, luxurious surroundings, a beautiful landscaped garden – everything you need to make your reception the occasion of a lifetime.
Very special weddings happen at Long Acre Barn
If you are looking for a special wedding venue in an amazing location, look no further.
We can offer you the complete wedding package including, an individual ceremony in our authentic barn, accommodation, food & drink, and plenty of parking.
Located on the outskirts of Bury, overlooking the bucolic Ramsbottom countryside, the Red Hall Hotel is a contemporary, stylish, and welcoming hotel. Boasting 37 rooms, an in-house restaurant, and beautiful views, the venue is the perfect location for your wedding celebrations.
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The perfect venue at a glance…
Here at The Belsfield we want your day to reflect your style and personality, so our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will help to plan every aspect down to the finest detail, ensuring your celebration is unique to you.
If you are looking for a different, laid back, yet breathtakingly beautiful venue then this is for you.
Nestled in the North Cumbrian countryside between the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast is The Den at Four Acre.
Your special day requires a memorable venue, and The Fountain House is here to make your wedding one of a kind.
The Fountain House, located in the grade 11 listed Memorial Hall building, nestled on the beloved Albert Square is a historic venue designed by the Victorian Architect Thomas Worthington, who founded the Fountain on Albert Square which has been built for over 155 years, outdating the Square itself.
Make your special day truly memorable, by celebrating your unqiue wedding in the country at Gibbon Bridge Hotel and Restaurant. Set in the beautiful rolling hills near Chipping in the Ribble Valley, our decades of experience and expert team of wedding organisers, will ensure you have the perfect day.
A new kind of hotel in the heart of the most popular destination of the Lakes, Bowness on Windermere. With stunning views of the lake for the perfect backdrop to your Wedding photos, this is a dream location for your big day.
Nestled in the beautiful village of Sawley, The Spread Eagle is a delightful country inn. The gorgeous riverside setting offers picturesque photo opportunities to create memories that last a lifetime. Our Abbey Room where our weddings are held has the perfect balance of grandeur and modern country inn charm.
West Tower Country House Hotel
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. Every element of your day can take place under one roof and within our eight acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside.
Exclusively yours, we want to create your day, your way. With stunning views over the fields beyond, characterful spaces, elegant décor and exceptional dining, West Tower is the perfect blank canvas for your wedding day.
Silverholme Manor, Graythwaite Estate is a traditional Georgian manor house
Offering stunning views of Lake Windermere, Silverholme Manor, Graythwaite Estate is a traditional Georgian manor house surrounded by extensive grounds with lawns rolling down to the lakeside. The elegantly-furnished property is full of original character with modern comforts throughout.
Silverholme Manor, Graythwaite Estate, is licensed for ceremonies in The Coach House, the Dining Room and the Library. For those who want to tie the knot outdoors, the patio, which offers panoramic views of Lake Windermere, is also available.
Posted: 30 May 2023
Holmes Mill is home to several establishments with something for everyone
Holmes Mill is home to several establishments with something for everyone. At the heart of the complex stands The Boiler House, a vibrant all-day destination, featuring a Beer Hall, brewery, ice cream parlour and Duck Pin Bowling Alley.
The Spinning Block houses a boutique hotel alongside a Bistro Bar and Grill, and the Bowland Food Hall, part of the Boiler House complex, showcases some of the best food and drink from Lancashire and beyond.
The property is full of fascinating architectural features – each one contributing to the ambience and atmosphere. This spectacular wedding venue has been lovingly restored to proudly showcase its heritage and history while still retaining a luxurious and modern feel.
Posted: 23 May 2023
Leeming House is a grand Georgian house nestled within 22 acres of gardens
Leeming House is a grand Georgian house nestled within 22 acres of mature and tended gardens. Boasting impressive views of the surrounding lakes and fells, this is truly a magical setting for weddings in the Lake District. Couples and their guests will receive the best personal attention and care on their big day with exclusive use of the hotel and its gardens.
The Blue Room is a beautiful space with floor-to-ceiling windows and room for 30 friends and family.
Posted: 16 May 2023
Bolton School is situated within 32 acres of finely manicured grounds
Set within 32 acres of finely manicured grounds, Bolton School is full of charm with ornate imperial staircases, stained glass windows and halls with hammer-beam roofs. The iconic turrets and Grade II-listed sandstone buildings provide a striking backdrop, so it's easy to see why weddings are amongst some of the most popular events held here.
The Great Hall is situated in the main building and is the largest of the licenced venues, with room for up to 200 guests. Built at the beginning of the last century, it houses a traditional pipe organ creating an incredible atmosphere for wedding ceremonies. The huge windows offer lots of natural light, and the long aisle ensures a spectacular entrance.
Posted: 9 May 2023
The Wild Boar is situated in the leafy woodlands of the Gilpin Valley
Set in the leafy woodlands of the Gilpin Valley, a short drive from Windermere, The Wild Boar includes 72 acres of private grounds, forest trails and a secluded tarn for newlywed couples and their guests to enjoy. The Wild Boar's extensive private grounds and beautiful scenery provide a range of options for weddings with a difference. The venue's Mad Pig Land Rover often features in wedding photographs as couples are driven to their chosen backdrop, or they can enjoy a falconry hawk walk in the woods. The venue also offers 'Wild Wedding' experiences, including clay pigeon shooting, archery or even axe throwing, great for a fun-filled day.
Posted: 2 May 2023
Storrs Hall’s slipper launch is back this spring
Storrs Hall has put its exquisite Freebody Slipper Launch 'Abigail Leah' back on England's largest lake for spring.
From April the laid-back country home-from-home, right on the shores of Windermere, will be offering skippered cruises for guests, complete with chilled fizz. Lavish picnics of local provenance are possible too.
Abigail Leah was handcrafted in 2005, from teak and mahogany, using traditional methods by renowned historical boatbuilder Peter Freebody & Co and is 30 feet long. Comfortably seating up to five guests plus the skipper, she's made for celebrating, with an integrated ice cabinet, storage and even little drink holders designed specifically for champagne flutes.
Posted: 27 April 2023
The Spread Eagle is in a scenic location overlooking the River Ribble
Nestled in a scenic location overlooking the River Ribble, The Spread Eagle offers a laid-back and cosy atmosphere for couples who prefer a more rustic and casual style. The indoor space features warm lighting and wooden accents, creating a welcoming and intimate ambiance with breathtaking views of the river and surrounding countryside from the large windows.
The patio and outdoor area is surrounded by lush greenery, creating a picturesque setting that will leave a lasting impression. The space is also perfect for capturing wedding photographs, with the scenery, Abbey Ruins and River Ribble providing a stunning backdrop.
Posted: 25 April 2023
Sarah Gallivan and her husband visited The Ro Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
My husband and I love a trip to the Lake District so when we were invited to stay at The Ro Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere, we jumped at the chance.
With its relaxed atmosphere, stately home feel and chic interiors, it's a beautiful backdrop for a break away and also for your special day.
Sitting proudly on the hill overlooking Lake Windermere, you benefit from stunning views of the lake and another bonus is how close it is to the picturesque town and local attractions. We walked into the town a few times during our stay, and it was great knowing that you could take in the fresh air rather than having the hassle of finding somewhere to park!
Posted: 18 April 2023
County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In December 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a relaxing spa day for two!' and the winners were nearlyweds Laura and Antoni. The lucky pair enjoyed a day at The Spa at Ardencote, a luxury four-star wedding venue in Warwickshire, including a 55-minute Elemis treatment, light lunch and full access to the award-winning spa facilities worth £130!
Posted: 17 April 2023
St Bees School is a sandstone building that dates back to 1583
St Bees School is a sandstone building that dates back to 1583. It's the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding and is steeped in history and boasts grounds overlooking the fells, with the sea a short stroll away. With a gorgeous terrace, state-of-the art kitchen, quad and lawn, there are ample opportunities to take memorable photographs.
Couples will adore the historic Dining Hall with wood panelling and the on-site Chapel, providing a traditional-yet-unique setting for the special day.
Posted: 11 April 2023