Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We had a Harry Potter themed wedding. They picked the venue for the countryside placement but also because the wallpaper in function room spoke to their love of Harry Potter. For the wedding breakfast they kept the theme quite subtle but then were able to go a bit more fun in other areas, we even had a Moaning Myrtle motif down in the toilets!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Budget! Work out how much monthly it will cost and stick to it. Spreadsheets are amazing to keep track of all the ideas you have and bits and bobs from various suppliers you hire.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I have two because I simply cannot choose. The first is when the table numbers were altered to different events that had happened during their relationship and how far away – in days – they were from the date of the wedding. This was lovely and so unique to them.
The second was seeing a bride read vows to the groom's daughter asking her to be her stepdaughter. There was not a dry eye in the building!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Cosy, Personable, Enchanting, Surprising, Flexible
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
There’s so many to choose from, in the garden on the balcony, with the gorgeous countryside back drop is always a firm favourite. Or, for an inside shot, by the fire in the cosy pub area is a great place.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We have had some sporting stars and local celebrities attend weddings with us. To us though, every couple and guest is a celebrity, on the day!
What’s your favourite canapé?
The apricot and sage sausage roll is a favourite of mine. For our vegetarian and vegan guests the beetroot falafel with, or without, the mint yogurt is amazing!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
I love all of our midnight feasts we have on offer but the cheese board selection is definitely my favourite. If you’re scared you might get nightmares though, the chips and dips is definitely a popular choice.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The breathtaking views across the back of our south facing garden! From the front of the building we look like an everyday little country pub. When your guests travel through the building, into the wedding space at the back, they are hit with the most spectacular views of the Ribble Valley countryside!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Everything! It is a package deal here at the Shireburn. You aren’t just utilising a small function room but rather the entire property. Weddings have access to our function room, our fantastic games room downstairs and the garden area during the day. Guests can then stay over and finish the celebrations with a wonderful country breakfast in our pub area. The staff in all areas work hard to deliver the best service for our couples to have the their day, just as they want it!