Tie the knot at Hoghton Tower
Hoghton Tower, PR5 0SH
01254 852 986 | www.hoghtontower.co.uk
Steeped in fascinating history, Hoghton Tower is a family-led, independent charitable trust that dates back to circa 1105. This historic, fortified, hilltop manor house was re-built in 1565 by Thomas Hoghton and sits mid-way between Preston and Blackburn, with magnificent views of Lancashire, the Lake District and North Wales.
Tilted sweeping lawns flank either side of the drive at the front of the gatehouse, leading to the outer courtyard with picturesque sandstone walls and cobbled floor.
Discover three separate and very different walled gardens. The Wilderness Garden, with its large lawn, herbaceous borders and topiary have parapet walls separating the garden and ancient woodland beyond. The Rose Garden is the most formal yet intimate of the three with an abundance of colourful and wonderfully scented roses and lines of clipped yews. The next doorway leads into the striking Ramparts Garden with vast views of the gently rolling countryside.
Celebrate in style
Available exclusively for the day, the magnificent Banqueting Hall, where King James I famously knighted the loin of beef ‘Sir Loin’, is perfect for civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. By day 4,000 ancient panes of delicately coloured glass flood the room with natural light and by night, the soft glow of light and roaring log fire complete the setting and ambience. This beautiful space can seat up to 120 people for the wedding breakfast with the option to invite additional guests in the evening.
The oak-panelled Billiard Room is perfect for indoor reception drinks and can be used as a quiet seating area later in the day, with a warm and cosy open fire.
The on-site accommodation for the happy couple in the cosy Irishman’s Tower.