Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Blackburn Road, Clayton-Le-Moors, Accrington, BB5 5JP
01254 303 400Quote: “WVIE”
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Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel Weddings

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Welcome to the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

Your wedding day is the most exciting day of your life and we want you to enjoy every second of it. At The Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa we recognise that every wedding is different and has specific requirements therefore, we are completely flexible and happy to discuss your bespoke desires. Our experienced wedding planner will be delighted to offer advice and guidance on all aspects of your special day.

Our beautiful 700 year old hotel with original turrets and wood panelled rooms evoke memories of a bygone age, yet its modern facilities make it one of Lancashire's most unique hotels. Elegantly styled suites, including the Towneley suite with its view over stunning Lancashire parkland, individual gardens as a backdrop for photographs and the Pendle suite with its large dance floor and high ceilings, together with great food this ensures the very essence of your wedding celebrations. Our executive chef offers the widest possible choices from its international cuisine and its Lancashire delicacies, using only the finest ingredients.

As part of our wedding package we offer a complimentary executive bedroom for the Bride & Groom. You may wish to upgrade to our Bridal Suite which features a four poster bed and free standing bath. Special discounted accommodation rates are available to your guests. We are also happy to extend preferential rates prior to and after your wedding day, for those guests wishing to take advantage of an extended stay.

Our Spa Naturel is the perfect Health Club and Spa experience, housing a Rock Sauna, Steam room, Ice room, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. There are also treatment rooms for facial, body or sensory indulgence. The ultimate aim is to leave you feeling rejuvenated and rested.

For more information contact our Wedding planner on: Tel: 01254 303 409 quote "Wedding Venues in England".

All bedrooms and offers are subject to availability, terms and conditions and must be pre-booked. Complimentary night’s stay includes full English breakfast for 2 adults and full use of the Leisure facilities.

Wedding Venue Overview and Facilities

  • Total No. of bedrooms—175
  • No. of function rooms—14
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Additional facilities—Spa Naturel facilities include gym, 12m indoor swimming pool with adjoining whirl pool, thermal suite incorporating a laconium, steam room, rock sauna, aroma grotto, bio sauna and café bar. We have eight beauty rooms offering an extensive range of relaxing treatments with products including Jessica Nailcare and Decleor for face and body.

Wedding Breakfast and Reception Guest Capacities

  • Wedding Breakfast—Up to 400
  • Evening Reception—Up to 400

Wedding season availability

All year round


Every one of the 175 bedrooms at the Hotel provides the comfort and style your wedding guests deserve.

Specially discounted accommodation rates will be arranged to make their stay even more special. These preferential rates can also be extended prior to and after your wedding day, for those guests wishing to take advantage of a longer stay.

As part of our wedding package we offer a complimentary executive bedroom for the Bride & Groom. You may wish to upgrade to our Bridal Suite which features a four poster bed and free standing bath.

Driving Times

  • Preston – 20 minutes via car
  • Blackburn – 10 minutes via car
  • Bury – 20 minutes via car

Spa Naturel Fitness — Hen Spa Break Facilities

  • Swimming Pool — Yes
  • Steam room — Yes
  • Sauna — Yes
  • Individual treatment rooms — Yes
  • Group treatment rooms — Yes (Couples)
  • Relaxation rooms — Yes
  • Gym/health and fitness facilities — Yes
  • Number of treatment rooms:  8
  • Manicures — Yes
  • Pedicures  — Yes
  • Relaxation room — Yes
  • Featured Products — Decleor, ORLY, Comfort Zone

At Spa Naturel Fitness, we are dedicated to putting your wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.

We’ve created a space to escape the everyday and find a moment of relaxation, helping you to unwind, de-stress and feel totally refreshed.

We do this by infusing quality through every decision we make. Our spas, our team members and our locations are all centred around helping you feel like the best possible you.

And we believe our attitude is just as important as our spas. So we treat each member and every guest as individuals. We’re passionate about personalising our service at every point, from tailoring our consultations to ensuring that every treatment is unique.



2020 Wedding Package

Be one of the first to marry in our newly refurbished Towneley Suite.

Our fantastic package below is available for select 2020 dates.

50 daytime and 80 evening guests at £3500


  • A glass of prosecco or bottled beer on arrival
  • Three-course wedding breakfast
  • Two glasses of house wine per person during the wedding breakfast
  • A glass of prosecco to toast with
  • Evening buffet of bacon/sausage baps and wedges
  • Red carpet arrival
  • Toast Master
  • Menu cards
  • White table linen
  • Chiavari chairs
  • Wedding Planner
  • Menu tasting for two
  • Stay in an Executive bedroom for the night of the wedding
  • Preferential rates for accommodation for guests for the night of the wedding

A civil ceremony room hire will apply if the wedding is taking place at the venue

Additional guests can be added if required.

Subject to availability – please contact Joanne, our wedding planner on 01254 303709 or

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Marry at the most magical time of the year at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

Have a festive fairy-tale winter wedding with our new Christmas wedding package

Available on 27th, 29th and 30th December 2020

to include:

  • Two glasses of prosecco or bottled beer on arrival
  • Three course wedding breakfast from the
  • Tulip or Rose package menu
  • Two glasses of wine served during the meal
  • A glass of prosecco to toast
  • Sausage and Bacon baps with potato wedges for your evening reception
  • Red carpet arrival
  • White table linen
  • Chivari chairs
  • Wedding planner
  • Menu tasting for two
  • Bridal suite for the night of the wedding
  • Discounted wedding rates for your guests

Daytime guests at £70 per person

Additional evening guests at £10 per person

Minimum numbers apply.

Towneley suite 60 day and 120 evening guests

Pendle 80 day and 150 evening guests


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"Hi Joanne, I just wanted to send an email to thank you and all the staff at Dunkenhalgh for providing an excellent service for my brothers wedding. A special thanks to you, Khrishna (Duty manager) and Daisy- each of you were extremely helpful, friendly and very accommodating, nothing was too much to ask. The wedding was perfect, many guest complimented the venue and I would highly recommend you. Please pass on our thanks from my family to all the staff, you all did a great job!!"


"We looked and made a list of possible places within our area and the Dunkenhalgh was the first we decided to visit. I would never book or buy anything from a first look however I was so impressed with the staff and how they first looked after us right down to the detailed explanation of how everything would work we just booked and I can’t tell you how happy we are that I did. I was kept up to date with everything from day one and all we asked for was not only executed but to excess, all your staff from the wonderful people serving breakfast to the ladies at reception could not have been more kind. I use that word “kind” as it’s a long way from just nice that really made us feel that they cared and we mattered and that’s a big difference. Before I finish this email I need to mention two ladies above all as without them not only would the day have been much less enjoyable for all our guests my now wife would have had a melt down but they kept every worry away from her and myself.

I would like to shower the highest praise on Joanne who organised everything with me up to a week before the wedding and the wonderful lady who looked after me the whole week before and was on the ground during the two days we spent at the hotel Edwena I truly cant explain what an asset they are, they are more than lovely.
Thank you all so much our entire lives from now on will be enhanced by the memories of our wedding day and that is all down to your staff so they will be with us forever."
Biarre and Susan

"Lovely to hear from you. Sorry for the late response as I am having a parent noon after the wedding. Firstly I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and organising the day for me. Everything went really well, I had such good feedback from the guests it truly made my day. From booking the venue to the actual wedding day, I couldn’t have wanted it any better, thank you for all your efforts and hard work and putting up with my continuous demands. I will check with the photographer and share pictures of the actual day.
Thank you once again on behalf of all the Saleh family."


"Hello Joanne, I would like to thank you on behalf of myself, Zaki and the rest of the family for making Zaks wedding a fantastic event at Mercure. Dunkenhalgh Hotel. Your service and advice was much appreciated throughout. Alex managed the eve of the wedding function so well so please do pass on our regards and thanks, he made sure that all our requests were made.

I will be recommending Mercure Dunkenhalgh to my friends and family for sure. Thanks Joanne and Alex. "
Sonia Malick - 11th August 2019


"Hi Joanne, Firstly I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and organising the day for me. Everything went really well for Usaid and Ayesha, I had such good feedback from the guests it truly made my day. From booking the venue to the actual wedding day, I couldn’t have wanted it any better, thank you for all your efforts and hard work and putting up with my continuous demands. I will check with the photographer and share pictures of the actual day. Thank you once again on behalf of all the Saleh family."
18th August 2019


"Hi Joanne, Just like to say that we had a fantastic time. Everything was perfect and the staff were great. It went very smoothly and our families had a great time too. Thanks for all your help. Edwina was amazing she really knows her stuff and made the day run smoothly too.

Big thank you to you all for making our day so special."
Brendan & Jen - 27th July 2019


"I just want to say thank you for all your help in organising my mums wedding. Everyone had a great time, especially my mum and Grant.

We would also appreciate it if you could also thank Edwena for us as she was wonderful on the day. Thank again"
Katie - 15th July 2019


"Hi Joanne, Yes we are enjoying our week off and settling into married life now. We were both really pleased with everything you and the team did for us. The day was perfect and couldn't have gone any better. I'd be grateful if you could also pass on our thanks to Edwina as she was fantastic on the day. We were really impressed with the room, it was beautiful. The DJ was great, he played everything we asked for and the karaoke was fantastic. All our guests really enjoyed the day and said the food was lovely."
Wendy & Paul - 1st June 2019


"Hello Joanne, The two off us would like to say a big thank you to all of you that helped us make the day we wanted. It couldn't have gone better. It was a really good day for us. All I can say is a massive THANK YOU."
Sharon and Aaron - 18th May 2019


"Hi Joanne, Hope you are well, Apologies it has taken some time to get back to you married life as been very manic :)

The wedding couldn't have gone any better the day was absolutely amazing. I really can not say one thing wrong.

Peter the duty manger was great he was by our side the all day and the guys worked so hard it was truly noticed.

Everyone who came to the wedding commented on the food, service and attention detail that this was the best wedding they had been to.

We would highly recommend using you guys for future events and i have attached a few photos from the photographer.

Thank you again for all your support and countless emails and phone calls i made haha"
Duane and Gareth


"Hi Joanne, The wedding was honestly the best day of our lives. It was above and beyond our expectations and we had a ball.

Edwena was absolutely fantastic and I can’t thank her enough for what she did for us. You were amazing too!!!

Honestly the wedding was outstanding. The day flowed amazingly. Everyone was so helpful and friendly and a lot of guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food was exceptional aswell, honestly we are so so pleased. Thank you so much"
Mr & Mrs Keneally


"Joanne, We just wanted to write to you to thank you for all your efforts over the past few months in helping to organise Charlotte and Matthews wedding reception which was held on Sunday 31st December. All your efforts and input certainly paid off which helped make it the success that it certainly was. So again, many thanks for your professionalism and care throughout.

We also wanted to add thanks for the care and attention showed to us by Neil Wardally and Edwina McDonough who were extremely thorough in their care and attention on the day preceding of the wedding when we came over to set up etc and on the day itself.

Many of our guests commented on the excellent service received initially by those waitresses serving canapes and drinks and latterly how professional and polite all waiters and bar staff were throughout the afternoon and into the evening. I would be grateful therefore if you could relay our comments to the staff and to their managers.

Thanks once again and best wishes for 2018."


"I am the very proud mother of Becci who married Danny on September 2nd. I have been away on holiday since then, so, now that I am home, I want to thank all the staff of the Dunkenhalgh who helped to make the wedding day so memorable.

The organisation of the day was efficient and yet relaxed; and we were blessed with a warm and dry day which enabled full use of the outdoor areas. The food was delicious; many guests commented upon this. The room was attractively set and managed throughout the day.

I would especially like to mention the special contribution made by Peter, our Master of Ceremonies. He ensured that everything came together as planned, even when we were running a little late. His manner was warm and friendly, yet thoroughly professional. He was clearly committed to making sure that the day was a success.

Please share this “Thank you” with all the staff who were involved. We would definitely recommend the Dunkenhalgh as a wedding venue. I just wish that we could do it all again!"


"We had an absolutely amazing day and married life is wonderful!! Please pass on our thanks to all the team, but especially to Peter! He was just fantastic!! I can't thank him enough for all his help and being the lovely smiling friendly face for all our questions!

Our guests had a wonderful time, we were complemented many times on the food and very much enjoyed it ourselves!

It was a simply fabulous experience all round! I wish we could do it again!! Thanks to all of the staff and also to you for your help along the way."


"Hi Joanne, We would like to say a massive thank you for all the help we received from you in planning Ameer and Asma's wedding on Sunday. Everything was perfect. Edwina did a great job managing the event and the waiters/waitresses were spot on with their service. Everything went to plan and we couldn't fault anything.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Dunkenhalgh to anyone wishing to plan an event there.

Please thank all staff involved on our behalf."
Bashir and Yasmeen


"Thanks so much Joanne for everything you, Edwena and the team did to help make our day so special."
Francesca and John


"May we thank you for all your help and guidance, and to pass on our gratitude to all staff for yesterday. We had an amazing day and a huge thank you to Edwina for her help yesterday,  the room was stunning. Thank you"
Mr and Mrs Chadbone


"We want to say a huge thank you to the Dunkenhalgh for making our big day so special. Throughout the whole process the Dunkenhalgh were fantastic, the staff were so helpful and friendly and couldn’t do enough for us.

The day itself was amazing, nothing was too much trouble. We would also like to give a special mention to Edwina and all the team for making our day so perfect from start to finish. The whole day ran like clockwork, the food was delicious and all the staff were a...mazing, we couldn’t have asked for anything more! It truly was the best day of our lives & we can’t thank you enough.  Beautiful hotel, fantastic wedding venue, would highly recommend! Thank you xxx"
Mr and Mrs Brayshaw


"Sorry for the delayed response - we've been on honeymoon and then it was Christmas and new year and we are only just now getting round to everything.

Our day was absolutely amazing. Every detail had been prepared just as we wanted and it really blew us away to see all our plans brought to life so nicely.

Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort - we are so glad we chose the Dunkenhalgh for our wedding as everything from the ceremony to the recpetion was just beautiful.

Please also send our thanks along to Edwina as she was lovely and kind on the day and made sure everything went smoothly."
Ivy and Liam


"Good morning Luke, thank you so much and all the staff for giving us a day to remember, it's been absolutely fantastic. Many many thanks."
Stef & Amanda


"Hi Joanne, Thank you, yes we had a fantastic time and everything was perfect, everyone has commented on how beautiful the room looked and how good the staff were. Every member of staff I came across during our stay was great and made our day extra special, also thank you to people like yourself who have worked very hard behind the scenes to make our day so great, could you also pass on our thanks to the chefs as our food was amazing and all the guests have comment to say so, thank you so much to everyone involved xxx" Mr & Mrs Whalley  22nd Nov 2016


"Hi Joanne. I hope you’re well.  Myself and Aiden would like to that yourself and Edwina for all your help. Also for making our day amazing. We can't thank you all enough. Your staff couldn't help enough and the day ran so smoothly. Thank You" Jessica and Aiden 5th Nov 2016


"We had an absolutely fantastic day, with all credit to a fantastic young lady who worked her socks off...Anita. We can't express how grateful we are to her, for everything she did for us and that of our guests......nothing was any trouble to her and her team." Sean and Tracy  22nd Oct 2016


"Thanks for the amazing service you guys have offered. Simon was brilliant and is an incredible asset to your events team. The evening was really axing and my guests were really taken back by the setting and the service. So pls thank your wait staff too."


"Our wedding went by very smoothly and we would like to extend a huge thank you to all the staff there for the efforts they went to to make our day so memorable.  We've had some wonderful feedback, particularly about the food, which everyone thought to be of top quality."


"Dear Kelly, Many thanks for all your help during the wedding planning. It was a fantastic day and everything went perfectly - please pass on our sincere thanks to Anita all the staff who were there on the day and who were excellent and couldn't have been more helpful. " Rachel & Ray


"Thank you very much for all the help you gave to us. Everything went smoothly. One thing impressed us that you solved all our concerns and questions raised with a smile. " Sarah & Neil


"This is a short note of thanks on behalf of myself , my Wife Caroline , Gary and Becky and Gary’s parents John and Wendy. Several of us stayed the night before the wedding ( and enjoyed a sumptuous meal in the restaurant). The next day the Ceremony took place in the Hotel where we also had the wedding breakfast with you and at night the traditional Disco and buffet. I cannot stress how pleased we were with the event as a whole and how well it was managed. You were all so well organised . The food at both the wedding breakfast and evening function was faultless as were the service staff. To produce so many meals immaculately presented ( and hot ) was a tribute to the chef and his team. Particular thanks must go to Simon who took the strain away from us all on the day. " Becky and Gary

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Happy Ever after starts at Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

Late Availability Thru– April
2020 Package from
£65 per person

Package includes:

  • Drinks Reception
  • 3 course wedding breakfast Chair covers and sashes
  • Fairy lit back drop for top table
  • Fairy lit skirt for top table and cake table
  • Free pour wine thought-out the wedding breakfast
  • Sparkling wine to toast
  • Evening Hot Sandwiches Bridal suite for the wedding night with full English breakfast

Minimum numbers apply, subject to availability.


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The following dates are just a few available “Late Dates” at this venue, you can contact them via the link below if you have specific dates in mind.

Late Availability Dates

* Midweek dates are also available

March 2020
Sun 8th
Sun 15th
Sun 22nd

April 2020
Fri 10th
Sat 11th
Sun 12th
Sun 19th
Fri 24th

May 2020
Sat 2nd
Sun 3rd
Fri 8th
Fri 15th
Sat 16th
Fri 22nd
Sun 24th
Sun 31st

June 2020
Sat 6th
Sun 7th
Fri 12th
Sun 14th
Sun 28th

July 2020
Sat 4th
Sun 5th
Sun 12th
Sat 18th
Sat 25th


*All the above dates are subject to availability, and the respective venue’s terms & conditions.

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