Best of Britain - North West

Britain has the best wedding venues in the world. Our Best of Britain campaign is here to celebrate just that. Check out the top venues in the North West.

Heskin Hall, Lancashire

The Tudor Manor House Heskin Hall is a “hands on” family run venue. Our priority is to support couples through their wedding planning. We take their ideas and collaborate with our couples helping them to have a successful and relaxed day

“We would like Thank all of our couples who have all worked with us through what has been a difficult year. We have had some fabulous Lockdown weddings and are looking forward to the fun of all of those who chose to delay theirs. We have always felt that communication with our couples is always the best way forward to create the best of successful days. It has never been more true.” – Lynne, Heskin Hall

Samlesbury Hall, Lancashire

Samlesbury Hall is a stunning wedding venue for the best day of your lives! You will be drawn into ancient wooded grounds before you catch your first glimpse of this magnificent black and white medieval building, with a gorgeous emerald green lawn and sweeping driveway. It will be completely yours, exclusively for the day. 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 would be delighted to welcome you to our beautiful wedding venue here at Samlesbury Hall. From the moment you arrive for your initial meeting through to the day we celebrate your wedding and you leave as a married couple we can assure you our passion and enthusiasm will shine through providing you with the most magical day of your lives.” – Rebecca, Samlesbury Hall

The Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall, Lancashire

Browsholme and Tithe Barn has everything! Five potential locations for your ceremony in one, exclusive and stunning venue. Choose between the rustic yet contemporary splendour of the Tithe Barn; the outdoor tranquillity and beauty of the Pavilion by the Lily Pond; perhaps choose a forest setting at The Lonesome Pine (who’s whistling along?); the historical grandeur of the Regency Drawing Room; or for a smaller and more intimate setting, the newly refurbished Cart Shed. And on top of all that, the very best and experienced team to guide you through your day.

“I can’t wait to welcome you to Browsholme to show you our beautiful, romantic and friendly wedding venue. Let us transform your ideas and dreams into reality; a chat, a show round and a cuppa, the best way to start your wedding planning! And don’t forget to bring your pets if you want them to be part of your day.” – Rebecca, The Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall

The Lowry Hotel, Greater Manchester

At The Lowry Hotel we offer a bespoke experience, making your special day an occasion to remember. Unique and innately stylish, The Lowry Hotel is the perfect setting for sophisticated and charming celebration. Whether you are holding a small intimate gathering or an elaborate party, we have a venue space to suit your needs. Our dedicated events planner will be on hand to guide you through every aspect of your special day, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

“Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! I believe your wedding should be as unique as you are and that is why I will be on hand to help build the perfect wedding package that showcases you as a couple. We have some brilliant packages available as a starting point, which are based on years of experience and the most requested elements, however these are be changed to really bring your vision to life. From your initial enquiry up to your wedding day you will deal with one event planner to ensure your day runs smoothly and is as stress free as possible. I hope to hear from you soon.” – Laura, The Lowry Hotel

Eden Barn, Cumbria

Eden Barn is an exclusive, family-run wedding business with our couples at the heart of everything we do. Situated in 100 acres of beautiful open countryside, our rustic Barn together with our very personal approach make our venue the perfect place for your dream day.

“We would be delighted to welcome you to Eden Barn, our unique and charming ‘rustic’ barn wedding venue. Come and have a tour of the Barn and picturesque grounds either virtually or in person and our family can talk you through how we can work with you to create your perfect wedding day at a price to suit most budgets.” – Eden Barn

Hidden River Cabins, Cumbria

Hidden River Barn is a newly built unique venue set in the stunning Cumbrian countryside. The barn sits has a stunning riverside location and has been designed to incorporate a rustic chic design with 11 chandeliers, a double roaring log fire, wood fired pizza oven and a stylish ceremony space. Couples can treat their guests to staying in one of the 5 luxury log cabins with hot tubs onsite and exclusively hire the site including the Hidden River House which can sleep up to 20 people with private hot tubs.

Skitby House, Cumbria

Skitby is licensed for Civil Ceremonies,and our quirky barn venue offers full exclusivity for your special day. We pride ourselves in our ability to offer a very personal and bespoke wedding planning experience and view the process as an exciting journey leading to your “Happily ever after!!” We ensure that you have a designated member of the team on hand throughout the day.

Sparth House, Lancashire

We like to think that we are the venue with serious personality, from our packages to our team our personality and love for weddings shine through. Just like other venues we have accommodation, grounds, beautiful spaces, awards but it is our personality and flair that sets us a part.

“Congratulations on your engagement, you must be so excited! Make sure to enjoy the initial wedding planning stages and focus on what you as a couple want from your wedding day!” – Olivia & Katie, Sparth House

The Glass House at Staining Lodge, Lancashire

Blending modern elegance with charm and romance The Glass House is a unique and neutral venue can be transformed into your theme but also looks beautiful with minimal styling. Twinkling fairylights, glittering crystal chandeliers, crisp modern lines and glass walls blend seamlessly with wooden beams and endless countryside views to capture the beautiful elegance of an English wedding.

“Congratulations on your engagement, now comes the exciting part of the planning process choosing your venue. This can be a daunting process but Bridebook is the perfect platform to help. The Glass House top tip is to trust your heart as well as weighing up the more practical pros and cons. During a viewing you should be able to visualise your wedding in the venue and get excited at the prospect of planning your special day there. One of The Glass House’s key features is its versatility and ability to showcase your vision and theme in a beautiful space. You won’t find distracting swirly carpets or curtains just fresh white walls, fairylit wooden beams, glittering chandeliers and expanses of glass with countryside views stretching for miles.” – Laura Cobain, The Glass House at Staining Lodge

The Swan, Cumbria

Nestled at the southern tip of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, The Swan is the perfect wedding venue for you and your loved ones to celebrate the most important day in your lives. The views are breathtakingly beautiful, and the hotel has a cosy yet glamorous feel, well suited to a range of weddings styles from quirky and vintage to elegant and glamorous.

“We are delighted that you have found your way to us and are interested in celebrating your very special day at The Swan! Nothing brings a smile to our face like seeing a happy couple tie the knot, and we understand it’s not just about the flowers and first dance, but all the details in between. From the day of your first meeting with our wedding coordinator to the day you say “I do” you will receive an excellent service from our team and we will together tailor the perfect day to suit your idea of how you want to celebrate this very special occasion.” – Hanna, The Swan

The Old Grammar School, Greater Manchester

The Old Grammar School is a beautiful, historic barn-like venue built from stone and oak. Only 10 minutes from Manchester city centre yet set in a secluded setting by a stream. Every wedding reception includes exclusive hire of the venue. For every wedding reception, absolutely everything is brought to the venue and set-up from scratch (the bar, kitchen, tables and chairs etc) enabling every wedding reception to be as unique as possible but without the big price tag. All of our menus etc are quoted specifically for each customer based on their number of guests enabling our customers to build their own package.

“If you are looking for a beautiful, characterful, friendly venue within the Manchester area we would love to hear from you. Please do get in touch to speak to us and to arrange a viewing” – The Old Grammar School

The Villa Wrea Green, Lancashire

The Villa Wrea Green is a quaint country house hotel set in the wonderful surroundings of rolling parkland and open fields in the Lancashire countryside. At The Villa you can have a bespoke wedding, The Hall is available for ceremonies and smaller wedding breakfast’s, a stunning purpose-built Pavilion is suitable for all occasions and our Piano Lounge is ideal for meeting and greeting your wedding guests. Our venue is furnished to a high quality standard and it has been delighting visitors for years, often inspiring them to return again and again.

“At The Villa Wrea Green you can be sure to capture those fairytale wedding moments and we are here to help make your dreams come true. You can be assured of a warm welcome from The Villa Team. Nothing is too much trouble and we pride ourselves on the high standards our guests have become accustomed to. Our highly experienced team includes a dedicated Wedding and Events Manager & Wedding Coordinator to advise, support and assist you in all aspects of planning your wedding to ensure your day is everything you want, and more. It is your day your way.” – Kathryn Dagger, The Villa Wrea Green

Stirk House Hotel, Lancashire

At Stirk House we combine the charm of the 16th Century building with a modern twist, so our couples have the best of both worlds for their photos. We also pride ourselves on the staff at the venue – “the whole experience from the day of booking through to the wedding day itself and beyond, the staff will go above and beyond to make your dream wedding day come true”.

“I am so excited to meet you all and discuss all things weddings! After a tough 2020, a wedding is something for you both to look forward to, and it’s the perfect time to start planning. Myself and the team at Stirk House have years of knowledge between us, and cannot wait to help with all aspects of the planning, and to answer all of your questions. We build amazing connections with all our couples, and you will usually find me crying at the back of the ceremony room too on your wedding day! We can accommodate both small intimate weddings, to huge parties for all your friends and family; either way, we will look after you throughout this whole process to make sure your day is tailored to you and your vision, so that you can have the day exactly how you want. We look forward to speaking with you soon to plan your special day!” – Danielle, Stirk House Hotel

The Castlefield Rooms, Greater Manchester

Our wedding event spaces are situated in the conservation area of Castlefield, located in the heart of Manchester City Centre, minutes from tram and train links and with ample parking for customers. Natural daylight floods all our spaces, some of which take their inspiration from the industrial heritage of Castlefield, and others which our architect designed and are unashamedly modern. We offer a wide range of menus specially created by our chefs at Alberts Shed.

“If you are looking for your perfect wedding venue in Manchester, look no further. Our venue has beautiful, contemporary spaces and award winning cuisine! There are no rules, we simply help you create the day of your dreams, we cater for everything from champagne and canapés to beer and bangers and mash! Nothing is too much trouble and please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and chat to us!” – The Castlefield Rooms

Grains Bar Hotel, Greater Manchester

The hotel is set in over 9 acres of beautiful Saddleworth countryside with incredible views across an open valley. With the original farmhouse buildings, now home to our ceremony chapel, being constructed in the 17th Century and with the recent addition of a reception hall, the Grains Bar Hotel is a perfect blend between rustic and modern. This diversity allows us to cater for weddings of all sizes, from intimate days for 10 to 150 evening guests, we have the space and versatility to provide all you need.

“The Grains Bar Hotel is so proud to have been nominated as a ‘Best of Britain’ Wedding Venue. Seriously, on behalf of Lisa, Louise and our dedicated wedding team, we owe a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us since 2017 and we are looking forward to the future and being a part of those precious days for many years to come. Since our first conversations about hosting weddings at the Grains Bar Hotel, it has been a passion to provide the best possible day to our couples. It’s something we are, and always will be working on, as we try to offer everything you need to help take the stress away from organising a wedding. This includes every member of our hardworking team, a dedicated wedding planner, an on-site florist & decor coordinator, talented chef, ‘Scenic’ Hairdressers & Beauticians and all our other trusted local suppliers.” – Grains Bar Hotel

The Hayloft, Cumbria

Set within the stunning Lorton Valley, New House Farm is a dream venue offering uninterrupted views down towards Buttermere and beyond. Dating back to 1650 and with a capacity of 130, The Hayloft is a complete blank canvas ready for you to create the wedding of your dreams, exactly as you wish. Coupled with the newly

“Hello to all newly engaged couples and a huge Congratulations on the start of your new life together. My team and I can’t wait to help make your wedding dreams come true. I look forward to hearing from you.” – Hazel

Knowsley Hall, Merseyside

We are the only authentic stately home in Merseyside and one of the few stately homes operating as an event venue that have strong backing and influence of their owners especially an Earl & Countess. Their high standards in quality, service and excellence are invaluable to the team who strive to deliver a 5* service each and every time. This quality and professionalism can be seen evidently from the 5* reviews we receive on Facebook and questionnaire feedback. We have also won many accolades from, Best Wedding Venue in Merseyside for the 4th year running by County Brides, to the most recent regional award for Best Historic Venue by The Wedding Industry Awards 2021. Everything we do we take pride in and is managed directly in house by a dedicated and passionate team. From our very own housekeeping, gardener’s, chefs using fresh produce grown on the Knowsley estate, to the running of a slick and seamless event. Our aim is to deliver the most memorable and wonderful experience to each and every guest who enters our doors.

“My wedding was one of the best days of my life and now, my husband and I invite you to celebrate your big day in our home, Knowsley Hall. All weddings held here have one thing in common; they all provide a truly memorable experience to be cherished by all involved.” – The Countess of Derby

Manchester Hall, Greater Manchester

Our stunning grade II listed building situated in the heart of Manchester city centre, boasts 13 suites including Manchester largest rooftop terrace and 8 guest bedrooms onsite. Combining glamorous 1920’s architecture with 21st century cutting edge design, we are a hidden gem in the city. Our recent restoration has seen a full refurbishment of stunning original features, making this the beautiful setting for you and your guests to celebrate this special occasion. This is the ultimate venue for those seeking an elegant urban grandeur never seen before in Manchester and with a licence to hold civil weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, your whole day can be planned around the one venue, ensuring your guests a day to remember.

“Our reputation has grown due to our personal service and exquisite food and we would love to invite you in to see our beautiful spaces and to discuss your wedding in greater detail. If you choose to visit us, we will take all of your ideas and plans and can add and assist as much as you need including suppliers that best suit your style. We hope you love the venue just as much as we do and hope to be part of your special day. With love, Kelsey & Ritchie”

The Venue at the Royal Liver Building, Merseyside

Panoramic views over the River Mersey and a prime location on Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront; The Venue at the Royal Liver Building offers an impressive setting for every occasion. The contemporary white interior offers a complete blank canvas space with a polished finish that easily transforms into your vision, making it the perfect backdrop for your perfect day. This unique wedding venue provides the perfect space for ceremonies and receptions at Liverpool’ most iconic venue, in the heart of the city. The Venue can seat up to 160 people for vows and up to 200 people for a wedding reception and evening party and is licensed for ceremonies, civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. Say I DO in the Royal Liver Building with unforgettable views whilst you take your vows. If you love Liverpool, there’s no better place to be.

“Did you know you can get married in The Royal Liver Building? Here at The Venue we will tailor a classically stunning Wedding package just for you, and turn your day into the weddding of the year. Plus your will be celebrating in one of the most iconic buildings in the City.” – The Venue Team

BW Cresta Court, Greater Manchester

A very experienced and super friendly team, always on hand when you need. We can tailor packages to suite your budget and ideas. Your wedding your way.

Foxfields Country Hotel, Lancashire

Complete with an 18-hole golf course, spa and several on-site dining options, Linden Hall offers a fully immersive retreat for your wedding stay.

The Casterton Grange Estate, Cumbria

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The Astley Bank Hotel & Wedding Venue, Lancashire

Intimate ceremonies can take place in the manor’s conservatory with a panoramic view of the manicured grounds.

Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel, Greater Manchester

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club rests within 450 acres of park and woodland in the heart of Northumberland. Just 24 miles from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Linden Hall is a natural oasis of calm away from the bustling city. You will be captivated before reaching the end of the quarter mile, tree-lined driveway where this Georgian Grade II mansion house awaits you.

Castle Green Hotel, Cumbria

The interiors radiate charm and sophistication with luxurious furnishings, period features and roaring logs fires in the winter. With grand stone masonry, a sweeping staircase and dome skylight, your photographer will be spoilt for choice.

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, Greater Manchester

The manicured lawns provide the perfect setting for an outdoors ceremony or a garden drinks reception. Bursts of colour from seasonal blooms provide the perfect backdrop all year round.

Trafford Hall Hotel, Greater Manchester

We have several function suites for you to choose from and our coordinators will guide you, led by your vision for the perfect day.

Weddings at The University of Manchester, Greater Manchester

The University of Manchester boasts some of the most stunning and iconic venues within Manchester and the north-west that provide the perfect backdrop to a memorable day. From an original library, a Hogwarts-style Great Hall, and Stan the T-Rex in our Manchester Museum – we’e got something a great collection of venues to offer something for everyone. Whether you studied at Manchester or not, we’ve got everything to go provide forever last memories!

“We understand that your wedding day is a truly unique and memorable occasion and we’re on hand to ensure it’s just that. Our team has a wide range and depth of experience and knowledge collected over the years that we use help every couple make their special day everything that it means to them. It would be a pleasure to host your special day.” – Adam Woof

West Tower Exclusive Wedding Venue, Lancashire

With 27 guest rooms in addition to a stunning Bridal Suite and state-of-the-art Cristal Suite dressing room our Country House has everything you could ever want for your wedding day and more. Our ten acres of grounds which are exclusively yours for the day include a magical woodland walk and extensive gardens with uninterrupted views of the Lancashire countryside. Our Ballroom which can accommodate up to 145 daytime and 250 evening guests is elegantly styled in a neutral decor to complement any wedding day theme.

“Winning County Brides Best Wedding Venue Lancashire for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years is testament to the fantastic team we have; every single person goes above and beyond to consistently exceed expectations ensuring that you have the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of. Our friendly dedicated team are with you every step of the way from the moment you walk through our doors.”

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