Stirk House Hotel

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£100 - £145 pp
Up to 250
33 Bedrooms
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Stirk House is a 16th Century Manor House, which combines the original features of the stunning building with a modern twist inside. We have an award winning team ready to help you with your plans!
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£100
Maximum Price
£145
Minimum Number of Guests
65
Our standard packages are inclusive of all of the below: A member of our team to act as Master of Ceremonies on the day • Aisle carpet, lanterns, petals and two bay trees in the Gallery Suite for your ceremony • Limewash chiavari chairs for both the ceremony and Function Suite • Canapés • Reception drink • Exclusive use of the Function Suite and private function lounge area • A three-course set menu for your wedding breakfast (dietary requirements catered for) • Tea and coffee after the meal • Two glasses of wine with the meal • Glass to toast for the speeches • White tablecloths and napkins • Candelabra centrepieces with mirrored plates • Cake stand and cutting sword • Standard set of ceiling drapes in the Function Suite with fairy lights • Easel to display your table plan • Light Supper Buffet Included: Choice of two items plus one side • Complimentary Honeymoon Suite for the happy couple • Prices inclusive of VAT
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
33
Sleeps No. of People
85
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
7:00AM
Usual Finish Time
1:00AM
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
At Stirk House we specialise in creating those perfect memories for your special day. We can accommodate for both small, intimate ceremonies with your nearest and dearest, to big luxurious parties, where we can seat 250 people for a sit down wedding breakfast. No matter how big or small your wedding is, the team are consistent in giving you the upmost attention and ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day. Our function suite is multi-purpose, meaning you can make the most of the space needed, whilst keeping certain areas closed off for a more intimate feel. The function suite has it's own bar, toilet facilities and a private lounge area, meaning you have certain areas that are exclusive for you. Our function suite has a late license - so there is no need to worry the party will end too early! And once the main event has finished, our lounge bar is open to all residents wanting a night cap. Our award winning team who have years of experience between them, are ready to assist with every detail tailored specially to you and your big day. We welcome any new ideas you may have - we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to make sure your vision comes to life. The wedding itself is not just limited to a one day experience. You will come in and meet with the wedding teams numerous times, from wedding fayres to private appointments, wedding tasting sessions and many of our couples like to come and stay over to experience what Stirk House has to offer before the big day. We have 33 bedrooms on site, and we are able to sleep between 85 - 90 people if all extra beds / sofa beds are used. Our Seasons restaurant is also open for you to come and try the exquisite food beforehand. It's also where you may dine the night before the wedding, and of course breakfast the day after, which is another great time for catching up with loved ones. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing all your exciting plans!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Danielle Gutkowski, Lucy & Elisha
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 are so excited to meet you all and discuss all things weddings - Danielle

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(38)
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Nicole McNulty
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
It's like getting married in a fairytale!
We had our wedding here 14th August 22 and it was the most magical day. My heel snapped on my shoes the night before the wedding, I was upset, manager offered to take them to timpsons to fix them. But the maintenance man ended up doing it for me. The venue is beautiful, it's like getting married in a fairytale! Our dream day even in 30 degrees heat they went above and beyond. I couldn't recommend Stirk House, Dave and the team anymore!! Thank you so much ❤️ Photo by Chris McGloine
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Nat Heeley
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
It was a pleasure working with the wedding team
It was a pleasure working with the whole wedding team. Planning a wedding in just 4 months seemed an impossible task but with the help of Elisha, Danielle, Lucy and everybody else at Stirk House made it all effortless. Also a big shout out to Dave! He honestly completed our day. He was a ray of sunshine from the moment he arrived to greet us. Making sure everyone knew exactly what they needed to be doing and organising the day to make sure it all went to plan.
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Cheryl Hughes
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
What's not to LOVE about Stirk House!
What’s not to LOVE about Stirk House. The staff are absolutely AMAZING. Whether you’re having your wedding here or just enjoying a night or two away, nothing is too much trouble for the staff. You’re made to feel welcome from the minute you enter the building. Great food, reasonable bar prices, the rooms are always clean and well presented. There is something very special about Stirk House - would highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Katherine Williams
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Our Wedding was the best day of our lives
Where do I start... Stirk is the most stunningly beautiful wedding venue 😍 Our wedding was the best day of our lives and everyone at Stirk was faultless and couldn't do enough for us - they were out of this world from planning with Lucy and the wedding team to being with Dave and the wonderful Danielle on the day we couldn't have asked for anything more!! Our guests where blown away by the sheer beauty and stunning views Stirk had to offer it truly was a real life fairy tale!! I would recommend Strik one million times over to anyone 💕 Thank you to everyone at Stirk for making our wedding day - well and truly the BEST day of our lives, they couldn't have done anymore!! much love, Mr and Mrs Williams ♥️ xxxx
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Mr and Mrs Holding
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
The Stirk House team was nothing but AMAZING
We booked our wedding back in 2018 for 2020. With covid we have had 3 dates in total and talking to other covid brides I heard horror stories of how they was being treated by there venue but all the stirk house team was nothing but AMAZING!! They was always in contact and always so calming and said that we would get our special day and boy did we!!! We finally tied the knot in September 2022 and it really was the perfect day and I know this is because of the stirk house team!! Thank you to the wedding team from the moment we booked right up until the day you made planning a wedding fun and so easy! Thank you to the chefs the food was delicious and everyone was saying how good and hot it was on the day!! The bar staff!! Our guests certainly kept you busy that night but you was always smiling and was quick and just brilliant! And Dave!! You really are a special person and you made our day so fun and memorable!! And even to the grounds people. Wow!!! All outside was just perfect and like something out of a film!! All our guests couldn’t get over how beautiful the setting was outside! So if you are looking for a venue for any special occasions then all I am going to say is Bob in and see it for yourself because you will see just how amazing everything is!! Thank you guys and we can’t wait to come back!! Love the holdings ❤️
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The Suddards
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Thank you for making our day so special
We had our special day on 12/6/22 and we couldn’t recommend Stirk House enough! From the moment we saw this beautiful place we knew it was the place we wanted to start our forever. The venue itself is stunning and has plenty of places to have beautiful pictures. And the staff, well we are lost for words they are all amazing at what they do. From having to rearrange due to covid to the big day itself they have been fabulous from start to finish and cannot thank them enough. Not a thing was too much trouble and the whole run up and the day ran so so smoothly. Dannielle is amazing at her job, and was so lovely to deal with, so attentive and gets excited with you in planning your wedding which is such a lovely feeling. Everyone one of the ladies we had communication with were amazing. Dave what a guy, he’s a diamond and anyone who has the pleasure of meeting him and having him at your day you will not be disappointed. He is on the ball with everything and is so so friendly, he makes you feel like a family member. Always on hand with the mints 😂 The food was amazing and so delicious. The chef had no issues when we wanted to make slight tweaks and amendments. Nothing was too much trouble they even made my fav cheesecake with a ginger biscuit base 😍 The bar staff through the day and night, they were great. So attentive and really fab service. Thank you for the amazing porn star martinis. I wish we could do it all over again, and we will be back time and time again to visit! Thank you for making our day so special, lots of love The Suddards.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4LJ, England

Nearest Town

Clitheroe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Clitheroe

Nearest Airport

Leeds or Manchester

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Press & Awards
(9)

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (8)

Finalist for Best Wedding Co-ordinator 2022 - Danielle Gutkowski - County Brides
Winner of Best Wedding Venue in Lancashire 2021 - County Brides
Finalist for Best Toastmaster 2022 - Dave Knowles - County Brides
Finalist for Best Wedding Co-ordinator 2021 - Danielle Gutkowski - County Brides
Finalist for Best Wedding Venue - Lancashire - 2020 by County Brides
Winner of Best Wedding Co-ordinator 2022 - Lucy Morris - County Brides
Great Northern Wedding Awards Best Hotel - 2019 and 2020
Finalist for Best Wedding Venue in Lancashire 2022 - County Brides
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It's so hard to pick just one! We had a festival style wedding once though which was out of this world. After the ceremony and wedding breakfast, everyone headed outside to where we had a stage set up with dancefloor, and different bands playing all day. There were haybales, a prosecco tent, an outside bar, and even fireworks! Once the bands finished around 10am, everyone headed inside for a silent disco in our main function suite. I'll always remember this wedding, as it was so unique and really personal to the couple.

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

I always advise couples to book the registrar as soon as the venue is booked, to make sure they can book a time that works for them. With this in mind, for the Winter weddings, I also recommend to not book the wedding too late. This is because it will usually start getting dark around 4pm, so we need to make sure there is enough time for photos!

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

Anything that is personal to the couple though, whether that is some of the decorations they have made themselves, or different kind of favours for their guests. I remember one wedding where they had photos of their parents and grandparents wedding days on a table which was so lovely. Also, one wedding had hangover kits made for guests which were put in their rooms before arrival. Such a great touch and I'm sure much appreciated by their guests!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Charming, Character, Modern, Special, Unique

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

It has to be the Stirk House Tree. We have a really old tree in the grounds, which has decking around it. The tree itself is huge and absolutely stunning. The views during the day from there too create the perfect backdrop for photos. Then, at night time, the whole tree lights up. We have over 5,000 lights wrapped around the trunk and right up into the branches. It really is something completely different to anywhere else. There are some photos on the profile for you to look at!

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

Yes, we had the actor Ross Adams who plays the character Scott Drinkwell in Hollyoaks get married at Stirk House in April 2018 to his now husband Phil. They were such a lovely couple, and often came to wedding fayres, to try the food, and Ross also had his groom shower here. On the day itself, there were many of the cast here too from the programme as guests. Both the groom shower and the wedding was also featured in OK Magazine. A very proud moment for us at the hotel!

What’s your favourite canapé?

It would have to be the mini fish and chip cones. They are so tasty!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

I love cheese and onion toasties!! They are soo tasty and just what you need at the end of the night

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We have a beautiful conservatory area at the hotel. It's an extension of the original building, but not quite fully attached to the wall. This has meant that the Virgina Creeper that surrounds the original building can continue to grow year round. The leaves change with the seasons, so it looks beautiful whatever the season. It creates a really nice backdrop for photos inside, if the weather is not so good outside. It also has a seating area too which is often enjoyed by wedding guests, especially during the summer. And again, we have fairy lights in here too so it also looks completely different at night all lit up!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The staff and the service they provide. The hotel is family owned, so it's not part of a corporate chain, and means we have much more flexibility than other venues without having to implement strict "do's and don'ts". The staff all work extremely closely together, and makes for an enjoyable place to work. This is reflected in the service we provide - each staff member is always going above and beyond to provide the best possible service to the customer, and this has been recognised in some of the awards we have won. We also often have comments from suppliers, about how much they enjoy working with us as a venue and a team, as we are also here to assist them and make their job easier too!