Stirk House Hotel

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£90 - £110 pp
Up to 250
33 Bedrooms
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COVID-19 Update
Unfortunately the hotel is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 in line with Government requirements, but we are still able to operate first time viewings for your special day. Our wedding team are still busy working from their homes so any enquiries for new or existing bookings can be sent through by email to events@stirkhouse.co.uk or weddings@stirkhouse.co.uk and they will get back in touch with you, and can also arrange an appointment. We will be delighted to tell you more about our fabulous venue and lovely team We look forward to welcoming guests back to the hotel as soon as we can Stay safe and well!
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
£90
Maximum Price
£110
Minimum Number of Guests
65
We have minimum number requirements for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays which vary depending on the day of the week. We also offer bespoke packages Monday - Thursday and can cater for smaller weddings on these dates
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
2:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
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 small of big 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 if not needed. The function suite has it's own bar, toilet facilities and private lounge area, meaning you have exclusive areas of the venue all to yourselves. Our function suite has a late license too - 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, 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 PRIME 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
After a tough 2020, a wedding is something for you 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! I am so excited to meet you all and discuss all things weddings! Danielle

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(8)
Mr & Mrs Jones
Married in November 2019
November 2019
The best venue ever!
The best venue ever! We got married at Stirk House on 24th October 2019 and it was the most magical outstanding wedding we could of ever dreamed of! The staff are AMAZING and came to the rescue on many things, nothing was ever too much trouble. They went over and above to make our day as special as it was! The food is out of this world and we’ve eaten here a lot over the last few months (any excuse to see the venue before the wedding). Not only is Stirk House stunning but it also feels like a family home. Thank you so so so much we would recommend Stirk House to everyone!
Mr & Mrs Anslow
Married in August 2019
August 2019
We couldn't have wished for a better venue
Well what can I say about Stirk it is truly a lovely place to get married, we couldn’t have wished for a better venue, it’s very romantic and picturesque, with lots of little hidden places to capture beautiful pictures to remember your special day, the food was delicious and all the staff were very attentive and no task was to big!! A special mention to Dave our master of ceremony who made sure our day ran smoothly from start to finish he made sure the children were happy and made sure all the fine details were taken care off thank you Stirk House for making our wedding truly amazing it was a perfect day
Mrs & Mrs Cooper-Heys
Married in August 2019
August 2019
You have made our wedding utterly unforgettable
Myself and my wife had our wedding yesterday at this incredibly beautiful venue and we cannot fault a single thing. We booked this wedding over 2 years ago and since then the wedding team have been absolutely fantastic. They go above and beyond to ensure the couple receives the best experience. They have reassured our concerns, ironed out issues and reduced the pressure and stress leading up to the big day. All of our guests made positive comments about the venue and the team. Amanda, Danielle and the rest of the wedding team are completely professional as well as they are understanding. They have ensured that the whole day ran smoothly and without a single hiccup. The master of ceremonies Dave, was brilliant in keeping the atmosphere electric and maintained the schedule of the day helping the guests feel welcome and involved. The bedrooms are amazing and beds are incredibly comfortable. The meals are delicious and the range of foods available is varied. Thank you so much to everyone for yesterday. You have made our wedding day utterly unforgettable.
Mr & Mrs Mackley
Married in July 2019
July 2019
I honestly can't thank you enough!
We had our wedding here in May this year and I don’t even know where to start! When we first walked into Stirk House we knew it was everything we were looking for and more, the relaxed atmosphere but more than anything the most amazing staff in every area! In the weddings team Danielle was an absolute dream from start to finish, she was so accommodating and just the loveliest person to plan your wedding with! The setting was gorgeous and the hotel itself is so well looked after, we were so lucky that the blossom was on all the trees too it could not have been more perfect. On the day everything went like clockwork, the team are so professional and experienced in what they do that everything was so easy! And not forgetting Dave who made the day run smoothly and is just lovely, everyone needs Dave on their wedding day! Thanks for being fab! All our guests commented on how lovely the venue is and how fab the staff were. If you’re looking for a venue that makes everything so easy, so beautiful, with the best staff to give you the perfect day to remember then definitely go with Stirk House! I honestly can’t thank you enough for giving us the best day that we’ll never forget. Hopefully we can come back and stay with you soon. Thank you so much! xxx
Mr & Mrs Ansell
Married in June 2019
June 2019
The wedding team were brilliant
We got married here on the 19th of December last year and we can’t recommend Stirk House enough! It’s an absolutely beautiful modern but shabby chic style venue that we fell in love with! All of our guests commented on how stunning it was. The wedding team were brilliant and very attentive right down to the very last detail, nothing is too much for them! We really recommend going along to as many Wedding Fayres as you can before the big day and go to a Wedding taster evening! You won’t regret it! We had the most magical day with memories to cherish!
Lauren
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Chuffed as Punch with our choice
This venue has a cosy, country feel and absolutely stunning inside and out. All my guests commented on how beautiful the venue is and how every room is unique and everybody loved them. All of the team are friendly and helpful. We opted for a cheaper option of a midweek wedding. Even though we paid cheaper rates we still got a top notch service, food and they treated us like king and queen! I would definitely recommend a wedding hear. It is just too beautiful.
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
(3)

Industry Awards (2)

Finalist for Best Wedding Venue - Lancashire - 2020 by County Brides
Great Northern Wedding Awards Best Hotel - 2019 and 2020
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?

Again, it's so hard to pick just one! 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!