Brockholes Nature Reserve

£2,400 - £3,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
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Have a unique wedding whilst surrounded by wonderful lake views. As a wedding venue with a difference, Brockholes is a wonderful choice for your special day.
Brockholes Nature Reserve Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Low season is October to April and high season is May to September.
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
This includes an arrival drink, afternoon tea wedding breakfast, a glass of sparkling wine for speeches and a late-night snack. The higher price includes a barbeque wedding breakfast, extra drinks, canapes and use of the ice-cream cabin.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Set menu options only
Wine allowance per guest
Corkage charge applicable

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
The lowest pricing includes: venue hire, a glass of wine on arrival, our afternoon tea wedding breakfast, a glass of sparkling wine for speeches, a late-night snack. Also included are lime-wash chivari chairs, tablecloths, napkins, crockery, glassware and cutlery.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
The lowest pricing is for low season and includes: venue hire, a glass of wine on arrival, our afternoon tea wedding breakfast, a glass of sparkling wine for speeches, a late-night snack. Also included are lime-wash chivari chairs, tablecloths, napkins, crockery, glassware and cutlery. The higher price is for high season bookings. Exclusive use of the wedding suite is included. Exclusive use of the entire village is available for an additional charge.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Brockholes Nature Reserve Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Exclusive Use
Water View
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted
Nature reserve

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Brockholes Nature Reserve Full Description
Imagine taking your wedding vows floating on water, surrounded by panoramic lake views and amazing wildlife. Our unique, award winning, Lancashire wedding venue is hidden within beautiful Brockholes nature reserve; offering a truly memorable setting for your wedding. Along the banks of the river, in our ancient woodland or with the sun setting across the lake, our 250 acre nature reserve provides a stunning stage for your photographs. Set in the heart of a Lancashire Wildlife Trust wetland nature reserve, our eco-friendly wedding venue floats on the lake amongst the reeds. What’s more, by choosing us for your special day you are supporting vital conservation work to help protect local wildlife. With an intimate lakeside ceremony room, stunning dining and reception rooms, and a range of delicious home-made wedding menus created using locally-sourced ingredients from the North West, Brockholes is a wedding venue with a difference, just waiting for you to create your own special day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Caroline
I'd love to show you round Brockholes floating Visitor Village and if you are lucky, you may see a heron or kingfisher on Meadow Lake! Brockholes is a unique location and we love nothing more than a good wedding.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Katie and Joey
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
A beautiful and magical day
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so wonderful and unique. It really was a beautiful and magical day. It would not have been possible without all the care and attention that you all gave.
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
We would highly recommend Brockholes
Brockholes is a beautiful nature reserve and the reception rooms are right on the waters edge. There are amazing photo points and they are willing to work around what you want for your day. They recommend local hotels for people to stay in and block out a section of parking for your guests. Caroline showed us around and she was so lovely and helpful. She explained everything and was great with answering questions. We would highly recommend Brockholes as a wedding venue.
Claire and Lloyd
Happy couple married in February
February 2023
The Reweddening
We started planning this back in October 2020 when the world was crazy! Caroline and the team were phenomenal then, and they continued to be so the whole time. Nothing was too much effort, any tiny question or niggle I had was answered quickly and easily - which for someone with an anxiety disorder made so much difference. The day itself was incredible. The venue is breathtaking. Every single guest we spoke to was blown away by it. As were we. On it's own it is beautiful, but decorated it is truly magical. The food was beautiful, and the handful of dietary tweaks we needed to make were accommodated quickly and easily with staff going out of their way to make sure I knew what I could and couldn't eat. It was beautiful, it was perfect, and we cannot thank everyone enough or sing their praises enough.
Happy couple married in October
January 2023
We couldn't have gotten married anywhere else
We got married and had our reception at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston in October 2022. The venue was absolutely perfect and the team at Brockholes were wonderful. From the first email to enquire about availability all the way through to the day after the wedding, the team at Brockholes were warm and caring. They made us feel relaxed and reassured throughout the planning process and the day went perfectly. The site that Brockholes sits on is easily accessed from main roads, but you feel like you're in the heart of nature. The scenery is beautiful and the money paid for using the venue goes right back into the running/maintenance of the reserve, which we really liked. All our guests have come back to us to say how beautiful the day was and how delicious the food was, including guests with quite bespoke dietary requirements. We would really recommend Brockholes to anyone thinking about getting married.
Jackie & David
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Such a perfect day❤️
From meeting Caroline in the autumn of 2021 to our wedding day 12 months later she was an absolute super 🌟 Caroline & her team were readily available throughout our day to ensure everything went to plan..we were treated like royalty. I would 100% recommend Brockholes for your wedding venue . Thanks 😊
Katie and Joey
Happy couple married in August
December 2022
The most wonderful day at the most wonderful, natural venue
We just wanted to say thanks so much to you and to the rest of the team at Brockholes, who made our day so wonderful! Everyone was there with us along the process and there was so much attention to detail with all the table decorations, beautiful multiple room layout, the addition of the edible flowers on the cake. Also the beautiful, natural wooden centrepieces from Brockholes itself and the beautiful wildflower arrangements from Brockholes too, which went perfectly with our own flowers and colour scheme. The floating venue itself was absolutely incredible and natural and was the best venue we could have hoped for. It was so unique and all of our guests had such an amazing time too. We can't thank you all enough! Finally, we want to thank you, Caroline, for being so supportive! We couldn't have wished for a more encouraging, friendly person to chat to in the planning process. You kept our mind at ease even at the stressful times! Lots of Love

Wedding Open Afternoon

1st January 2024
Date tbc. Join us in the Meadow Lake Suite for our wedding open day. The wedding venue on our floating Visitor Village will be set up for a wedding.

Little White Books Wedding Fair

26th May 2024
Perfect for the couple who are looking for that something a little bit different for their big day, we have up to 30 of the most creative wedding businesses joining us!
Brockholes Nature Reserve Location & Contact Details


Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, England

Travel Notes

It is best to enter our venue into Google Maps and find us just off the M6, at the end of our lovely lakeside driveway.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6, J31

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Brockholes Nature Reserve Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

Best of Bridebook Platinum Award 2023
Great Northern Wedding Awards - 2019 Best Wedding Venue by the Water (Winner)

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Brockholes Nature Reserve?

They're all my favourite! But I love a summer wedding with a barbecue and an outdoor drinks reception - everyone is relaxed and happy, drinking gin and tonics by the lake as the sun sets.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Prioritise what you book: choose what really matters to you and get that sorted nice and early. You'll feel so much more prepared knowing you've got your venue or photography sorted, or that you've made sure you've secured your perfect date.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Once, the Father of the Bride sang 'You are my Sunshine' during a ceremony... There was not a dry eye in the room!

Describe Brockholes Nature Reserve in 5 adjectives

Beautiful, unique, relaxed, wild, welcoming

Where’s the best photo spot at Brockholes Nature Reserve?

Brockholes is full of gorgeous photo spots but some of my favourites are the boardwalk approaching the Village, surrounded by the lake, our secluded sunken seating, and the boardwalk into the reedbed.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Brockholes Nature Reserve?

Prince Harry joined us for a day and enjoyed his lunch in our den. Closer to home, Alison Hammond made bird-feeders at Brockholes during her tour of the UK!

What’s your favourite canapé?

They're all delicious but the mini roast beef and yorkshire pudding is amazing. The goats cheese and red onion crostini is also a winner.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

After a night of dancing, our guests love tucking into a bacon or veggie sausage butty.

What is Brockholes Nature Reserve most unique feature?

We're a floating wedding venue - your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception all take place in our floating village.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Every wedding at Brockholes helps fund our vital conservation work across our region.

Bridebook Benefits

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