The Astley Bank Hotel & Wedding Venue

(35)
£4155 - £7755 for a package
Up to 120
37 Bedrooms
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*** New Listing! *** This beautiful manor house location with impeccable food service is the ideal venue for your special day! Check out the TripAdvisor reviews!
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£53

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,155
Maximum Price
£7,755
We offer three wedding packages that can be tailored to meet with your exact requirements. Prices are based on 50 day guests and 100 evening guests, with the option of adding additional guests. All packages include everything you need for the perfect day...scrumptious 3 course wedding breakfast, wine package, luxury evening buffet, resident DJ, beautiful bridal suite and much more.
What is included in this pricing:
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
37
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
03:00 AM
Yes

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Set in 6 acres of gardens, this beautiful hotel and conference centre in a early 19th-century mansion house is less than a mile from Darwen and 2.4 miles from the M65 motorway. The main house offers elegant traditional rooms with original features, some with spa baths and garden views. Rooms in the garden wing have more contemporary-style furniture, and all have tea and coffee making facilities. The house has period decor throughout, including stained glass windows, wood panelling and an ornate staircase. English cuisine with a Mediterranean influence is served in the bright, refined restaurant. This is a perfect location to hold your wedding breakfast and also a ceremony. It's been described as a real hidden gem by our guests. Call us and check our excellent reviews.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lauren & Veronika
There are many options for a couple to put their own mark on the most important celebration of their union. The question is of all options, what is it in a venue that would be most conducive to a perfect wedding? We at Astley Bank deliberated this question and decided that such a venue would provide a beautiful location, gorgeous food and an experience to always remember. Certainly, Astley Bank has all of these, but we all agreed, to care is the most important element and that is our principle.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1996
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
53
Reviews
(35)
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Mr & Mrs Wadsworth
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
The Best Day Of Our Lives
I don’t even know where to begin! Me and my husband got married here in September 2022 and it was honestly just perfect. The venue is stunning, the food was amazing, the staff were so helpful and on hand whenever we needed them, the rooms were lovely, the list is endless! Veronika was our wedding coordinator here and she is amazing, she helped us to perfect our day and we couldn’t recommend Astley Bank enough! Our guests said it was one of the best weddings they have been too! We wish we could do it all over again! I would just say go and look around and you will soon fall in love with this place like we did!
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Terri and Gary Percy
Happy couple married in August
August 2021
Our Wedding Day Was Amazing!
Made great by the great people who came and the wonderful team at Astley Bank - led by Bill, Sue and Veronika. Their attention to detail was absolutely spot on and they were quick to react if anything wasn't quite perfect. All of our guests have commented on how friendly and efficient the service team were and how quick and easy it was to get served at the bar. A special mention must also go to the kitchen team who served up some of the best food we've ever tasted. All in all, nothing was too much trouble, from the flexibility demanded by the disruptive weather to the professionalism in dealing with such an array of suppliers and the helpfulness and no fuss when it came to returning lost property the morning after the night before. We can't thank them enough and would recommend anyone have a meal, book a stay or hold an event there. Sincerely and gratefully, Terri and Gary. X
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Catherine & Kristian
Happy couple married in February
February 2020
What a fantastic day we had
Where do i begin? Astley Bank recently held our Wedding and what a fantastic day we had. We had family travel from across the country, and the team at Astley Bank made them feel welcome from arrival. Nothing was ever any trouble, and all of our guests have said how amazing the venue looked, and was. The team are a huge credit to the venue, and we couldn't have asked for more. The food was 10/10, the organisation was amazing, it was clean and fresh, and nobody could have done anymore for us. It was a perfect day and we are so so grateful that we had such a great team to share it with. 100% recommend Astley Bank. We can't wait to share our anniversary with the team who made our day so special.’
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Holly & Neil
Happy couple married in February
February 2020
Dream into Reality
Just want to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Astley Bank for helping our wedding go perfectly on 22nd Feb! All the staff were so helpful and helped turn our dream into a reality! Nothing was too much trouble including a last minute vegan on the day 🙈 I’m so glad we booked here and will definitely be back to celebrate more special occasions in the future. Love Mr & Mrs Billington ❤️
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Liam & Sophie
Happy couple married in February
February 2020
Day couldnt have gone better
I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Astley Bank from me, Liam and Mila, nothing was too much trouble on our wedding day and Liam the Master of Ceremonies was brilliant he made sure everything ran smoothly and made sure we had everything we could’ve ever wanted. And a massive thank you to Vicky! For helping me organise everything and putting up with my multiple emails 🤣 the food was amazing and the day couldn’t have gone better 💕
K
Kasha & Tom
Happy couple married in November
November 2019
Perfect!
We had our wedding at Astley Bank Hotel on 23.11.19 and it was just perfect. The venue, staff, hotel grounds, food, service, just everything was fantastic. Our guests comments were all lovely about the venue, with many saying how the wedding breakfast was the best food they've ever had at a wedding, so compliments to the chef and kitchen staff! They all said how beautiful Astley Bank was, which was the main reason we chose this venue for our wedding. A big thank you goes to Vicki. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she was always on hand with any requests or queries we had throughout our wedding journey. She is a true asset to Astley Bank, so thank you so much Vicki! All the staff were polite, helpful and professional. The food again was outstanding, all fresh and well presented. We had our ceremony at Astley Bank and the way all the staff transformed the room so quickly and efficiently was amazing. The room for the wedding breakfast looked lovely. I can not fault anything about our special day, everything was quite simply perfect. So, thank you all for making our day so special and memorable. Love Mr & Mrs Baird xxx
Location & Contact Details

Address

Off Bolton Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2QB, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Darwen

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M65

Nearest Train Station

Darwen Station

Nearest Airport

Manchester

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The next one that is happening

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

Enjoy every part of the process with a positive mind and a sharing heart.

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

The encouraging smile the bride gave to her groom as she edged him on for their first dance.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Gorgeous, picturesque, traditional, friendly, unforgettable.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

By the Garden Fountain with Astley Bank in the background

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

Yes

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with cheese

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chocolate

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The building

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The staff

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