Samlesbury Hall

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£2000 - £3900 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
28 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Samlesbury Hall is a gorgeous stately home in Lancashire with a rich history.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,000
Maximum Price
£3,900
Monday-Saturday hire prices includes exclusivity from 11am through until bar finish! Public are not allowed on the immediate grounds and all 5 acres of the land are yours to use, day and night! Sundays are excluded from this and you can have your exclusive wedding from 4pm onwards!
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Guest accommodation included

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£89
Maximum Price
£110
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Guest accommodation included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
28
Sleeps No. of People
116
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Other
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Samlesbury Hall is a magical venue for the most memorable 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. Together with an exquisite menu, designed especially for you, a Samlesbury Hall wedding fulfils every dream. Their award winning chefs source only the finest local produce to ensure your first meal as a married couple will never be forgotten. With everything under one roof, and historic rooms licensed for ceremonies, holding your wedding ceremony at Samlesbury Hall means there is no need for any travel for you and your guests. Your perfect day will end by dancing the night away on the wooden floors of the Great Hall until the early hours, complemented by your choice of evening food and entertainment. Offer your guests a truly unique stay – Samlesbury Hall’s fully en-suite shepherd’s huts are nestled amongst festoon lit historic woodland, providing a comfortable night for at least 100 guests. For the married couple, with its oak slipper bed and roll top bath, double shower and complimentary fizz & sweeties, the Gatehouse is pure romance to finish the most fantastic day. With over half a century’s experience, Samlesbury Hall invites you to become a part of their history, and offer you the warmest welcome. Their managers, chefs and liveried time are on hand to offer you guidance on every step of the way. Meet the team at one of their open evenings, or arrange a one-to-one personal look-around!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rebecca
We would be absolutely delighted to welcome you to Samlesbury hall. We love weddings and it's what we do best! If you need any guidance or have any specific ideas, just ask - we will do it!

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(13)
Jodie & David
Married in October 2020
October 2020
A Wedding During a Pandemic
We looked at many wedding venues when we first got engaged, but nothing really suiting us and our quirks. We decided to come to Samlesbury Hall just to look around after seeing an event online. The moment we drove onto the grounds David always says my eyes lit up, we knew at that very moment that this is where we wanted our special day. We planned it for 2 years with the amazing wedding team at the hall, we just wanted a day to remember and they understood that and worked so closely with us to make sure that it went how we imagined. Then just four days before our wedding, lockdown was announced and we had a decision to make. Samlesbury Hall were so understanding and supported us through this time, they made it easier to handle every step of the way. We decided to postpone our wedding to September. When this time came we found out that guidelines meant we could get married but with 30 guests, this decision wasn’t difficult for us because all that mattered was that the hall was back open and we could finally get married. Our day was beautiful, small and intimate and it could not have been more perfect. We had more time with our guests because there weren’t as many and it wasn’t the overwhelming, whirlwind that we were expecting. We got to enjoy every little moment together with our family and friends and that was all we wanted. You made our day happen, and they made it so much more than we ever expected. We arrived as a nervous couple and their family ready to take a big step into our future, and we left with an even bigger family in the amazing staff at Samlesbury Hall. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.
SB
Married in October 2020
December 2020
Everyone had such a great time
Everyone had such a great time and we really appreciate everything all the staff has done for us. Hopefully we will get to come back next year once social distancing is no longer an issue for us.
Rachael & Sam
Married in August 2020
October 2020
Pandemic Wedding
Where/how did you meet? We met through online dating, the first online date we had both ever been on. Our first meeting started off poorly as a miss communication meant that we ended up in different places in Manchester! Our second date (the following day) was to prove a point in an argument about what was on a restaurant menu. Tell us a little bit about yourselves! Sam is a design engineer and Rachael is a chemistry teacher. We have known each other for 5 years and during that time have supported each other in becoming the people we are today. Where are you both from? If you aren’t a local then why choose Lancashire? Sam is originally from Norfolk, he moved up to Manchester for his degree. Rachael is more local – spending her youth living down the road from Samlesbury Hall. What made you pick Samlesbury for your wedding venue? Can you tell us how you first heard about the Hall? We wanted to get married in Rachael’s family church (St Leonard’s the Less, Samlesbury) so we picked Samlesbury to get married in. Rachael had visited Samlesbury Hall a few times, from Mother’s day meals in the restaurant, to larger scale functions, so knew what a lovely building it was. The second that Sam walked though the door he was convinced that he wanted the reception to be held there – it was never a case of if, just when. We loved the history and character of the building, and the outside space is simply stunning. What did you eat for your wedding breakfast? We ended up with a bespoke package: we chose canapes and Pimms on arrival. To start with we had Chicken liver pate with smoked pancetta jam – which our guests raved about. For the main we gave our guests a choice between the Braised Ribble Valley Beef and the Baked salmon ‘en Papillote’ (the beef being the most popular choice). The dessert was a difficult choice, so in the end we settled with an Assiette of puddings – chocolate torte, gooseberry fool, lemon cheesecake. The food was absolutely fabulous, and all dietary requirements were taken into account. The team even created a salmon roast dinner hybrid for one of the children, who didn’t like beef, but wanted all of the roast trimmings. How did the team at Samlesbury Hall help you in making decisions? The team at Samlesbury Hall were absolutely fantastic throughout the entire wedding planning process. Every suggestion was considered, and they did their utmost to accommodate all of our requests. With the pandemic, the day went through MANY iterations, and the team at Samlesbury Hall were supportive and empathetic to the stresses that we were facing – juggling safety, government guidance and striving for a wedding day to remember. The vast amount of last minute changes that had to be made were never a problem, and the team responded quickly to all of our questions/comments. What was the very best part of your day? Everything about the day was fabulous. The food was amazing, the staff were professional and invisible – things just moved from one element to another seamlessly. We could both just enjoy the day without worrying about any of the logistics, Samlesbury Hall had it all in control. Anything else you would like to add? We would 100% recommend Samlesbury Hall to any couple considering them as a wedding venue. It felt throughout the whole process the team thought it was as important as we did that we had a fabulous day. We cannot fault them, and the only reason we got the amazing day we did during a global pandemic was because of the effort that the staff put in – we cannot thank them enough.
Mr and Mrs Openshaw
Married in August 2020
December 2020
Thank you for everything
Thank you for everything from the planning meetings, the countless telephone calls to our wedding day. Everything was such a perfect!
Rachel & Sam
Married in August 2020
December 2020
We would 100% recommend Samlesbury Hall to any couple
The team at Samlesbury Hall were absolutely fantastic throughout the entire wedding planning process. Every suggestion was considered, and they did their utmost to accommodate all of our requests. With the pandemic, the day went through MANY iterations, and the team at Samlesbury Hall were supportive and empathetic to the stresses that we were facing – juggling safety, government guidance and striving for a wedding day to remember. The vast amount of last minute changes that had to be made were never a problem, and the team responded quickly to all of our questions/comments. Everything about the day was fabulous. The food was amazing, the staff were professional and invisible – things just moved from one element to another seamlessly. We could both just enjoy the day without worrying about any of the logistics, Samlesbury Hall had it all in control. We would 100% recommend Samlesbury Hall to any couple considering them as a wedding venue. It felt throughout the whole process the team thought it was as important as we did that we had a fabulous day. We cannot fault them, and the only reason we got the amazing day we did during a global pandemic was because of the effort that the staff put in – we cannot thank them enough.
Mr & Mrs Smith
Married in March 2020
December 2020
We had the most amazing day!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful day! Everyone had nothing but lovely things to say about the hall, the staff, the food and how well you ran the day. We had the most amazing day! Even given the pandemic we are so grateful we got to celebrate with a small selection of our friends and family and Samlesbury Hall definitely made that happen! The team really made sure we was comfortable with our day and even allowed our dogs to spend the most important day with us! Again, thank you so much for everything, from us and our familys.

Our Autumn Wedding Fair

24th September 2020
The perfect night to see our beautiful Hall as it could be on your wedding day! Free fizz, pizza and marshmallows to toast at our luxury accommodation. Free entry 5.30 - 7.30pm
Location & Contact Details

Address

Preston New Rd, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UP, England

Travel Notes

We are only a 5 minute drive away from the M6 and our venue is easy to find for guests!

Nearest Town

Preston

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 Junction 31

Nearest Train Station

Preston/Blackburn

Nearest Airport

Manchester/Liverpool

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Press & Awards
(4)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Taste Lancashire's Highest Quality Award

Industry Awards (2)

Great Northern Wedding Awards: Best Historic Venue 2020
Great Northern Wedding Awards: Best Historic Venue 2019
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There is no best wedding that has happened at Samlesbury Hall - each wedding we host is just as special as the last. From small parties of 20, to big receptions of 250 - we will make sure each and every guest is looked after!

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

Relax - let us take the stress out of planning your special day so you can enjoy the best day of your lives!

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

There have been too many to mention!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Picturesque, Historic, Unique, Romantic and Rustic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We are so lucky to have such a striking building, our black & white quatrefoiled Hall is a photographer's dream. There are also several gorgeous spots in our grounds - the manicured front lawn, the rose gardens & the pretty festoon lit courtyard to name a few! Don't worry if the weather takes a turn for the worse, our oak panelled 14th century rooms will make a perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

None yet, but we can't wait for our first

What’s your favourite canapé?

Ham hock croquettes with apple sauce, every time!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The Hog Roast!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Your guests can follow up the most fantastic day in our 700 year old Hall, in our luxurious Shepherd's Hut Hamlet (the best night's sleep they'll ever have!)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Samlesbury Hall is a registered charity (no 526052), meaning that any money we make goes straight back into the Hall to ensure it is kept open for future generations. We have been hosting weddings for over 50 years and we have seen families grow as they come back to visit! The weddings we host are vital in keeping our historic Hall open, but there's nothing we love more!