Cloisters Bolton

1 Higher Bridge Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester. BL1 2EW
01204 879933Quote: “WVIE”
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Cloisters Bolton Weddings

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Cloisters Bolton understand that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and probably no more important and memorable day than your wedding. We offer a friendly, professional and pleasant atmosphere as well as providing a wealth of knowledge, expertise and support from our dedicated wedding team.

The Cloisters Bolton can offer a choice of superb suites for your wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.
The Churchill Hardie Suite is ideal for the smaller, more intimate wedding and will accommodate up to 50 guests for your wedding breakfast.

The Ashton Suite, with private bar facilities, can accommodate up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast and 200 guests for your evening reception.

The Hidden jewel of the North West, our ‘Cloisters Suite’ is one of the most beautiful wedding venues you will find in the area. Cloisters is set in the former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic church and dates back to AD1512 when King Henry VIII was on the throne. Having the original wooden beams and stained glass windows Cloisters provides an idyllic setting for your special day. The suite will accommodate up to 240 guests for your wedding breakfast and 300 for your evening reception.

The holiday Inn Bolton Centre is located in the heart of Bolton, in easy reach from the A666, M60, M61, M62 and M6.

Wedding Venue Overview and Facilities

  • Total No. of bedrooms—132
  • No. of function rooms—3 main suites
  • Civil license—yes
  • Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Additional facilities—Leisure Club
  • Subject to prior agreement and Public Liability & Hygiene Certificates outside caterers maybe permitted to use our on site kitchens for the reheating of food

Wedding Breakfast and Reception Guest Capacities

  • Table Dining—300
  • Buffet Style—300
    (Asian weddings for up to 550 guests when using both the Ashton & Cloisters Suites)

Wedding season availability

All year round


Our 132 newly refurbished bedrooms, including 7 executive rooms, now all boast air conditioning and the Holiday Inn’s own ‘Holidreamer’® beds


ROAD: M60 Jct 15 to A666
RAIL: Bolton Station 1 mile
AIR: Manchester International Airport 15 miles

How to get to The Cloisters

From the North (M6)
M6 to M61 junction 6 (signposted Horwich). Keep in the right hand lane. At the set of traffic lights, keep in the middle lane. You will come to a roundabout and at the Beehive pub (directly opposite the roundabout) take a right turn onto Chorley New Road (A673). Approximately 1 mile after Bolton School, go straight across the next set of traffic lights and keep in the right hand lane. At the next second set of traffic lights, go straight across into St. George’s Road. At the second set of traffic lights (Ikon Night club on your right), turn left into Higher Bridge Street. The hotel is on the left-hand side.

From the South (M6)
M6 Junction 21a to M60. Take the second exit M62 to Manchester. At junction 12, left onto the M61. At junction 3 take right hand fork onto A666 (St Peter’s Way). At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Falcon Street. At the next set of traffic lights, turn left into Higher Bridge Street. The hotel is on the right hand side.

From the North East (A1)
From the A1 join the M62 at Junction 33. Exit M62/M60 at Junction 15 turning right onto M61. At junction 3, take right hand fork onto A666 (St Peter’s Way). At the first set of traffic lights, turn left into Falcon Street. At the next set of traffic lights, turn left into Higher Bridge Street. The hotel is on the right hand side.

Directions by rail

Alight at Bolton Mainline Station. Take a taxi from outside the station and it is a five minute drive to the hotel. This should cost approx £4.00


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"To Jackie, Just what to thank you so much for helping us plan our beautiful wedding, from start to finish you were so helpful nothing was to much trouble. On the wedding morning you were so helpful making sure everyone was ok and where they should be at what times. Everything just ran perfect. Thank you so much Jackie.

Would also like to thank Libby, never met here previous to the wedding but what a lovely lady she made sure the night ran perfect, there was a little hiccup on OUR part but Libby went above and beyond to fix it. We are very grateful for everything you did, thank you so much Libby.

Also like to thank all the staff at the holiday inn you were all so friendly and helpful. I couldn’t of asked for a more amazing day. I’ve had so many people comment on how nice the room was, how nice the food was and how helpful all the staff was it was just perfect.

Would also like to thank Lisa Jane she made the room look out of this world. It was breathtaking. Brought tears to mine and my husbands eyes just stunning.

Thank you all so much for making our day so special and just run smoothly. So happy I choose the cloisters suit for my wedding it was everything I ever dreamed of.

Thank you Mr and Mrs Brown xx"
Leoni & Aaron

cloisters bolton wedding review


"Hi Jackie, We really could not have had a more perfect day. You guys certainly put so much effort into detail and so flexible too with our requests. I couldn't believe the room was already arranged to some degree at 7am when I went to sort the teddies especially after a wedding the night before.

Everybody we have spoken to has said what a fabulous day and night it was and how beautiful the venue and food was and staff helpful and friendly.

The only issue we had was when my friend checked in on Friday to be asked if she would like breakfast on Sunday but it was soon sorted by the lady on reception so was no biggie apparently the code wasnt on the bookings so the chap on reception didnt realise it was included but as far as i know everybody got the correct rooms and breakfast as you had stated they would and any issue was immediately put right.

Even down to the DJ, i didnt even realise they had swapped until Paul had explained he had to go and Gary certainly did us proud as a replacement.

Absolutely perfect, thank you to all involved. Karen and Mark x"
Karen & Mark

cloisters bolton wedding review


"Hello lovely!

Married life is good and quickly back to reality.. got you a gift and some cards that I need to bring at some point..

Jackie I must quote “best wedding we’ve ever been to” “amazing venue” “amazing staff” and “everything ran so smoothly!” “Food was delicious”

All those comments have been made and mainly all because of you.. I keep saying it but you’re bloody amazing!! You gave us everything and more!

We’ll never be able to thank you enough x"
Victoria & Andrew

cloisters bolton wedding review


"Hi Jackie, It was an amazing day and I loved every minute of it. The room, food and organizing of the whole day got sooooo many compliments. Everybody were completely knocked out by the room and how stunning it was and could not believe how little we had to do as you did it all. What an amazing place and team you all are. Please pass on how happy and proud we are to have had our wedding there. I will write a review once I've been through all the photos and decided which ones to put on.

I love the photo of my boy Troy. Thank you so much. It's going straight on facebook haha xxx

Lots of love to you all."
Nicola & Billy

cloisters bolton wedding review


"We had our big day at the cloisters suite at holiday inn , Bolton on 20th April 2019, the day was magical, the room is amazing it’s an old Capel so it looks like a church inside, I had my room dressed by bridal attractions, Kirsty did an amazing job everyone committed on how beautiful the room was, I also hired a photo booth, candy cart and led love letters. I had amazing help through out my stay , Jackie hope was there every step of the way, reassuring me everything is going to plan. The food was really nice, 3course meal which you can choice all 3 courses they would cater for any dietary needs too. I couldn’t fault anything, everything was perfect I’d like thank Jackie hope for all her help, bridal attractions for my room dressing and Emma Jones my hair dresser did a amazing job on mine and bridesmaids hair. Wish I could do it all over again. Here are some of my favourite pictures from my day."
Janine & Sean

cloisters bolton wedding review


"On 24th November 2018 we hired the Cloister Suite for 3 action packed events. We also hired the Ashton suite during the day for the service of snacks and food. The 3 events we had was our civil ceremony, Indian wedding and Reception Party which all took place in one day so we needed a lot of support with coordination. All I can say is Libby, Jackie, Manisha and the rest of the hotel staff were very accommodating. They helped us organise, answered all our questions and provided us thoughts of all the possibilities that we wouldn’t of even thought of. Our guests loved this magical, characteristic venue. It has a total wow factor. I would totally recommend this venue for weddings, events and parties it is definitely a hidden gem. We worked with Libby for over a year when we initially started planning our wedding and she is amazing as she has a lot of experience. After her change of role we had the support of Jackie who helped to bring things together and was definitely a big moral support both before and on the day of our wedding. Additionally, they were able to help with the block booking of rooms for guests who came from all over the UK, Paris, Canada and India. It was amazing to see all our guests the following day at breakfast to reminisce the night before. On the day of the event as I had booked the bridal suite for the night before too I was provided with breakfast and refreshments whilst getting ready in the bridal suite. Nothing was too much for the staff. The bar staff were great serving all our guests in both the residence bar and Cloisters bar. I would also like to thank the reception staff for accommodating us and providing an amazing service with a smile. Also a big thank you to the night staff who helped me out of my corset dress in the early hours when my husband was a bit worse for wear. lol

Thank you to the Holiday Inn, Bolton you rock!"
Vash & Sanjay

cloisters bolton wedding review


"I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all the staff at the Holiday Inn. We held our wedding there at the start of September and the team did an amazing job at coordinating our Indian Ceremony, Lunch Civil Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Evening Reception all in one day without any issues.

I would like to give special thanks to Emma for always answering my emails why I was trying to organise the wedding from Sydney and also t Libby who ensured the day ran smoothly without any hiccups.

I would highly recommend the Holiday Inn Bolton as a wedding venue, The Cloister Suite is beautiful and the team are so organised you will have a stressed free day!"
Victoria Measuria


"Thank you so much Emma & Libby, our day was just perfect, nothing too much trouble and you pulled out the stops to go along with our theme...

even Keith the Chef joined in! We can't recommend you highly enough."
Jo & Mike Dewsnip


"Thank you so much Emma for everything! It was such a great day and we really appreciate all your effort to make it so special xxx

Once again I want to thank you personally fit everything you did for us in the preparation of our special day."
Jennifer and Ben Heywood


"Hi Emma, Thank you very much everybody at the hotel made our wedding day wonderful I couldn't have asked for any more and thank to you and all the staff working on the day!"
Sara and Ian


"Dear Emma, Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for the excellent service afforded to us last week in the build up to my son’s wedding. The event on Friday went without a hitch and the room on the day was unrecognisable. Your efforts were greatly appreciated and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future."
Chat Patel


"To Emma, Thank you so much for all your hard work in organising our wedding! It has been really stress free for us and we are so grateful!

We cannot wait to celebrate in style as newlyweds!"
Emma & Andrew


"Had my wedding on 3rd July. Could not have wished for better. The staff were amazing all the way through planning and the toast master paul really put us at ease. Everyone said how beautiful it was and the food was great. Thank you so much holiday inn!"
Kellie & Lee


"My husband and I recently got married on 9th May, 2015. Our ceremony was held at Bolton Parish Church, which was out of this world. We then went to the Holiday Inn, Bolton for our Wedding Breakfast and Reception. After months of planning, everything went brilliantly. The food at the Wedding Breakfast was awesome - everybody commented how good it was. The Reception was excellent. Brilliant DJ, and superb buffet."
Cath & Alan


"Hiya, just wanted to say a massive thank you to yourself and all the team at the holiday inn for making our wedding day so special we couldn't have wished for anything to have gone better and everyone went that extra mile to ensure we had an amazing day !! I Lina was fab she even came up to my room to help me with my dress because my hoop kept riding up she really was amazing and really looked after me. Emma was fantastic throughout helping us to arrange our perfect day again nothing was too much trouble , Paul also was great acting as the toast master on the day and keeping us informed of what was going to happen next to ensure the day ran as smoothly as possible. I can honestly say what an amazing staff team you have there and I would definitely recommend to anyone to have their wedding with you I have already spoken with Emma but just wanted to message you myself to say thank you."


"Thank you Rebeca, Emma, Alex, Jade & everyone who helped us at the desk, readied our room for early check-in, & took care of us during our wedding ceremony and reception in the Ashton Suite! Very professional and friendly! If you wish to marry in the Manchester area, we would highly recommend the facility and the staff! Did I mention we planned the whole thing via email with us 6000 or so miles away! They made it easy! Cheers to you all!

For those I haven't mentioned by name, it is a reflection on my memory for names!!! You were all amazing!!!! Thanks to the chef for the terrific spread! Enjoyed the food immensely!"
Alia May


"Amazing venue, amazing staff. Our wedding was perfect thanks to all the staff, Emma and Rebecca were amazing. Thank you."
Maria Scott


"Myself & my new husband Bob just wanted to say a massive thank you f...or everything! We had the most perfect wedding day on Sunday! Our biggest thanks have to go to Emma & Paul, you are both fantastic!!!

All I need to say is WOW!! We had our wedding here and the venue is simply stunning!! We can't thank the staff enough but the biggest thanks have to go to Emma & Paul!!"
Bride and Groom


"My husband and I got married at the weekend and chose The Holiday Inn Bolton Central for the venue of our Reception after the ceremony. We have both been married before so this was quite a small party but the staff at the Holiday Inn still provided us with amazing service to help make the day a special and fantastic experience!
Right from the outset Emma Noone (Conference & Events Co-ordinator) could not have helped us more and was completely accommodating to all our requests for the day. She was in constant contact prior to the day so made us feel really special as important customers for our big day.
All the staff we had contact with were extremely pleasant, the chefs very accommodating to our special dietary requests for some vegan family members, with not a hint of any restrictions or trouble for them and all the food was wonderful on the day.

The staff at the hotel for our wedding day made it wonderful!! Thank you to everyone especially Emma Noone!"
Liz and Aaron Hargreaves - Wedding Day 10 January 2015

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