Stirk House Hotel

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£95 - £125 pp
Up to 250
33 Bedrooms
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Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £2999
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Just £4000
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
£95
Maximum Price
£125
Minimum Number of Guests
65
We have minimum number requirements for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays which vary depending on the day of the week. We also offer bespoke packages Monday - Wednesdays and can cater for smaller weddings on these dates. If you are looking for late availability please contact us for our fantastic packages
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
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 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
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
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(24)
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Mr & Mrs Glennon-Hill
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
You won't be disappointed!
We had the most perfect and magical wedding at Stirk House yesterday! A stunning venue with beautiful ceremony and reception rooms, fabulous bridal suite and exceptional grounds , outdoor patios and views. The staff are all, without exception, fantastic. Nothing is too much bother for any of them. They are all friendly and helpful and made every guest feel welcome . Despite a massive power outage, the staff made sure the day was seamless. The food was fabulous and the alcohol was flowing even though everyone was slowly melting in the heat! The legend of an MC, Dave, was fantastic and will make anybody’s wedding a day to remember ! Any brides out there looking for a stunning country wedding venue , I would recommend a trip to Stirk House . You won’t be disappointed!
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Mr & Mrs Shaw
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
We recently had our wedding at Stirk House finally after three date changes due to the pandemic. We picked this venue back in 2018, we fell in love with Stirk House straight away, the staff were so lovely and accommodating we ended up booking the wedding on the first day we visited. I can honestly say the communication from all the team has been incredible, Danielle and Lucy have been absolutely amazing from when our wedding was cancelled the first time in 2020, they were so lovely, kind and sympathetic and we’re able to amend the date for us, then again in 2021 we had to cancel due to the restrictions, Danielle went through every single date and we moved it to this year. Danielle and Lucy are absolutely fantastic at their job, nothing is too much trouble. They were great for advice leading up to the wedding and helping with any little detail needed. When our day finally arrived on 8th July, Helen was fantastic at the reception helping people out with the rooms and also helping me the night before. On the morning of the wedding the team were incredible setting up for our day, not one little thing out of place, everything was how I imagined and more. Danielle came up to the suite to check on how I was doing in the morning, it was a lovely gesture and asked if I needed anything and made me feel at ease. Just as the nerves started to kick in, Dave turned up, Prosecco in hand and pouring glasses for me and the bridesmaids, what an absolute legend he is!! He’s absolutely fantastic, whenever we went up to the venue for meetings Dave would recognise us every time and made sure we had everything we needed. Throughout the whole day Dave was there, from escorting us to the ceremony room, to announcing us into the breakfast room and then finishing off on the dancefloor. Everyone loved Dave, he is fantastic at his job, so kind, fun and will be there on hand to make sure your day is incredible! Stirk House would never be the same without Dave! Great guy!!!! Also another mention to the staff in the restaurant, you guys are incredible too! Very accommodating and the food is fabulous! We wish we could do it all again, we had the most special day and we will treasure the memories forever. Thank you from the bottom of our heart. Mr & Mrs Shaw 8th July 2022 ❤️
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Mr & Mrs Harris
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
Stirk House - you have been AMAZING!
When it comes to reviews there is no way you can write all the fantastic things about this place in a few sentences. So grab a brew and find your comfy spot on the sofa for a bit of light reading! From the moment we walked through the doors when choosing our venue, we got that fuzzy feeling. Meeting Lucy instantly put us at ease, she is so friendly- and just by being herself, made us feel so confident about Stirk house. All the staff at this place are AMAZING! I’ve never been to another place were every single one you meet are friendly, chatty, and will bend over backwards to do what they can to make your experience the best. We have visited a few times since booking our day and every time its the same. The girls in the wedding team are brilliant, and what they don’t know about wedding planning isn’t worth knowing! Nothing was ever too much, even the times I felt I was being a demanding bride- they didn’t falter! Even having to move our Wedding day to a new date, was stress free. Dave- you are a LEGEND! From the moment you walked in the room, you made everyone feel great! You really connected with me and my husband and made our experience so personal. Our guests loved you and how you got the day to just flow with ease. Everyone needs a Dave on their wedding day! The building and the grounds at Stirk House are just immaculate. Its such a beautiful place. I have slept in 4 different rooms here and each one was so clean , tidy, beautifully decorated and comfortable, yet all rooms are unique! The restaurant is lovely- and the food tastes so good! Breakfast is one thing I look forward too. The wedding day itself was perfect from start to finish. Like a well oiled machine- it went exactly how it should! Every little detail considered. The room was beautiful, the new terrace is a great addition and we were fortunate enough to have the sun shine for us. I wish I could properly explain the feeling we had, and just tell anyone who is thinking of booking Stirk for your day to stop thinking and just do it! As you will not regret it. I would do the whole day again in a heartbeat. Stirk House- you have been AMAZING! I wouldn’t leave if I didn’t have too. We will definitely be back! Mr & Mrs Harris 2nd July 2022 💕
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Stephanie Spencer
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
Stirk House WOW what a place!
STIRK HOUSE WOW what a place!!! We started our journey with stirk house in 2019 when we booked our wedding..sadly due to covid we have had 4 dates since but the wedding department especially Danielle have always been their as a support and its always been a smooth transfer over to a new date..with overs of support and comfort along the way Danielle and Lucy have been fantastic and making sure all the minor details was written down and on my day everything was just perfect and where it should of been giving me time to focus on getting ready As I came down the stairs on 09 June the wedding deparement meet me ready to see me into married life I thought this was just a lovely touch ...ps thanks for making sure my dress was all puffed out ❤️ I stayed the night before and we had tea I couldn't fault the bar staff they was soo helpful and made our stay that even more better making us laugh and remember that night even more so...Big thankyou to Daniel and all the staff on shift your a credit to stirk house ... Dave...he amazing and makes you feel so chilled and calm ...always making you laugh and your guest..but made me and adam feel so important that day by all of his kind words he said...thankyou for making the day go so smoothly your amazing at your Job and you make stirk house what it is .. Stirk house itself is so beautiful the rooms are gorgeous and my guest was blown away by the venue itself the food everything Want to thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for the day you gave us Lots of love from the spencers ❤️
M
Mr & Mrs Spencer
Happy couple Married on June
July 2022
Stirk House WOW what a place!!
STIRK HOUSE WOW what a place!!! We started our journey with stirk house in 2019 when we booked our wedding..sadly due to covid we have had 4 dates since but the wedding department especially Danielle have always been their as a support and its always been a smooth transfer over to a new date..with overs of support and comfort along the way Danielle and Lucy have been fantastic and making sure all the minor details was written down and on my day everything was just perfect and where it should of been giving me time to focus on getting ready As I came down the stairs on 09 June the wedding deparement meet me ready to see me into married life I thought this was just a lovely touch ...ps thanks for making sure my dress was all puffed out ❤️ I stayed the night before and we had tea I couldn't fault the bar staff they was soo helpful and made our stay that even more better making us laugh and remember that night even more so...Big thankyou to Daniel and all the staff on shift your a credit to stirk house ... Dave...he amazing and makes you feel so chilled and calm ...always making you laugh and your guest..but made me and adam feel so important that day by all of his kind words he said...thankyou for making the day go so smoothly your amazing at your Job and you make stirk house what it is .. Stirk house itself is so beautiful the rooms are gorgeous and my guest was blown away by the venue itself the food everything Want to thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for the day you gave us Lots of love from the spencers ❤️
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Gaby Peplinska
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
Nothing was ever a problem!
Having recently gotten married here, I wouldn't be able to explain in words just how amazing our day was thanks to stirk house. Nothing was ever a problem, they (especially dave) helped so much throughout the day to make sure it was running smoothly, the food and drinks flowed and tasted amazing! All the staff we had contact with were super helpful! Especially with all the emails I sent leading up to the day. So a special thanks to Danielle, Lucy, elisha and dave! Also the rooms and breakfast for a normal stay are so lovely. The only other thing to add was the gentleman behind our bar got a lot of compliments from our guests about how helpful and chatty he was, so thanks to him too!
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!