Samlesbury Hall

Preston new Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP
01254 812010Quote: “WVIE”
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Samlesbury Hall Weddings

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The magnificent black and white Grade I listed Samlesbury Hall in Preston, Lancashire, dates back to the 14th Century and can be yours exclusively for the day and evening.

The Whitaker Room is licensed for up to 90 for your ceremony, which can be followed by drinks and canapés on the front lawn (weather permitting) or if not, in their splendid historic rooms. With gorgeous private gardens, there is an abundance of photo opportunities, before you take your first seat as a married couple for your wedding breakfast in the 700 year old Great Hall. Enjoy an exquisitely prepared meal by Samlesbury’s team of award winning chefs, then dance the night away under the ancient timber beams.

The bridal lodge is reserved for the happy couple, but accommodation for up to 100 is available in the form of luxurious shepherd’s huts – all come with the comfiest beds, showers and toilets. You can then enjoy the best breakfast Lancashire has to offer in the Samlesbury Hall restaurant.

Samlesbury Hall can cater for weddings large and small, there are no minimum numbers and smaller ceremonies are welcome!

The Hall is cared for by a private charitable trust (reg no 526052) and any income from weddings goes straight back into looking after this beautiful historic house. Become a part of the Hall’s history and celebrate a day never to be forgotten – whether it be a glorious summer’s day in the gardens, or a wonderful winter wedding with roaring log fires.

Contact the Samlesbury Hall team who will delighted to help take care of your big day.


Wedding Venue Overview and Facilities

  • Total No. of bedroom suites—24
  • Exclusive use
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Same Sex Marriage—yes
  • Additional facilities—Fine dining restaurant, ice-cream parlour & wafflery, miniature replica Hall playground, gardens, gift shop

Wedding season availability

All year Round (seasonal discounts available)


In the grounds of historic Samlesbury Hall sits a gathering of colourful huts; Samlesbury Hall Shepherd's Hut Hamlet... a rustic and carefree alternative to your traditional hotel room.

Just as luxurious but with a rural edge, the hamlet is home to a collection of beautiful shepherd's huts, hand crafted to keep you toasty in winter and cool in the summer. Complete with two double beds in European oak, the huts boast all those little extras - memory foam mattresses, low-wattage electricity to keep your phone charged, as well as a cosy en-suite. The bathroom includes a spacious shower, hot water and soft towels, along with luxury toiletries. The huts are heated and well lit, including a camping lantern to add a rustic touch to your stay (and to light a moonlit walk).

The huts sleep up to four people and are available all year round.

Directions by Road

Off Junction 31 on M6 on the A677, follow the signs for Blackburn.

Directions by Rail

Local Stations are Preston or Blackburn.

Travelling Times

  • 5 Minutes from Junction 31 M6
  • 10 Minutes drive to Blackburn
  • 10 Minutes drive to Preston
  • 20 Minutes drive to Clitheroe
  • 40 Minutes drive to Manchester
  • 55 Minutes drive to Liverpool




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Hold your wedding sooner rather than later, why wait? There are a few last minute dates remaining within the next six months and our 700 year old historic Hall is available to hire, completely yours for the day…

Exclusive use of the Hall & immediate grounds, with 50 day guests and 100 in the evening, for just £6000.

This includes:

  • Use of the historic Whittaker Room for your civil ceremony
  • Our beautiful bridal lodge for the bride & groom, followed by the best full English breakfast the next day
    A reception drink of either mulled wine
  • or chilled sparkling Prosecco
  • Three delicious canapés per guest, your choice
  • Taste Lancashire’s highest quality award winning food for your three course wedding breakfast, followed by coffee & homemade fudge
  • Half a bottle of wine per head during the meal
  • Glass of chilled Prosecco to toast
  • Hog roast for your evening guests… Succulent spit roasted pork cooked here, with soft bread rolls, stuffing & apple sauce
  • Roaring log fires in winter, or candlelit hearths in summer
    – Use of our SONOS sound system throughout
  • Our wedding manager, for planning & here on the day itself, alongside our fully trained, uniformed and experienced staff

You can relax in the knowledge that your day will be completely worry-free in the hands of the Samlesbury Hall team, who will support you from your initial enquiry right the way through till your first breakfast as husband and wife.
Extra guests? Not a problem, we can cater for up to 150 during the day. Any additional guests will be charged individually.

Fewer guests? Please contact us with your numbers and we will put a detailed costing together for you!

Somewhere to sleep? Your guests can stay in our quirky and luxurious shepherd’s hut hamlet and join you the following morning for breakfast.

Please contact or call 01254 812010 and Quote “Wedding Venues in in England” for more information.

This offer is subject to availability and not available to previously confirmed bookings.

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“Samlesbury Hall was the only venue we looked at. My mum told us about the venue, as a history teacher she had been to visit on a day out and we fell in love straight away. We loved the historic building and grounds, and especially loved the animals! The fact that there was accommodation on site with the Shepherds Huts was great.”
Paige & Keaton


“We both had not heard of many wedding venues before. Chris stumbled across Samlesbury Hall and we immediately arranged a meeting to come and view it. As soon as we walked through the doors to the Whittaker room, we knew this was the place we wanted to become man and wife in.

After much deliberation as everything we tasted at the tasting evening was absolutely delicious, we decided on; Heritage salad for starters, chicken and ham hock croquette for main and lemon meringue with vanilla ice cream for dessert. We have had so many comments from our guests of how amazing the food was.

Sasha at Samlesbury was very good at keeping in contact regularly and responded to any emails we sent quickly and helped with the order of the day.

We both couldn't say which was our favourite part of the day as we enjoyed every single second. The venue and staff were amazing, the food was wonderful, our band (Bamboo Fontaine) were brilliant. Two weeks later and we still have the wedding blues!”
Gemma & Chris


“Just to say a massive Thank you to you and all the staff working our wedding. We had an amazing day which wouldn't have been possible without all your hard work. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day and the venue and food was wonderful, so many compliments from the guests :) so thank you.

The food was amazing and guests were full of compliments regarding the breakfast and also the canapes. Even though we were running behind due to the speeches the food was still fabulous!!

The team were great at helping us plan the day they are more than willing to make time to see you to discuss any questions, making you feel at ease and putting your trust in them completely to ensure the day runs smoothly. They are full of expertise and ideas and more than willing to help accommodate any ideas or questions and if they can do it they will! We can't thank them enough for making our day so special and it running so smoothly, we didn't have to worry about a thing.

The whole day was absolutely amazing and we loved it from start to finish!! I don't think we can choose one best bit, but highlights included; the ceremony, speeches, food and the party on the dance floor all night!!

Just to reiterate how amazing this venue is and it has everything you could ask for; amazing building, grounds, food and staff who work very hard to ensure you have a fabulous day. We couldn't recommend it enough and all our guests loved the venue. We can't wait to come back to visit again :)”
Liz & Sam


“The whole team at Samlesbury were absolutely fantastic. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they were so accommodating with our questions and requests. Always remember to ask the silly questions as when it comes to planning your wedding day they are just as important. We found the wedding open evenings really lovely and a great opportunity to see the hall dressed as it could be for your big day. This was also a great chance to meet suppliers and ask any questions. We also took full advantage of the menu taster evenings (making the menu choice for the actually wedding slightly tricky!) we really enjoyed our complimentary night in a shepherds hut. Having stayed in one ourselves made it easier ‘selling’ them to our guests as we had experienced them. We also don’t like to be left out and as we weren’t staying in one on the wedding night we liked the chance to stay in one too!!

I don’t think either of us truly prepared ourselves for how emotional the whole day was going to be. The whole wedding reflected us as a couple and it was lovely to add so many little personal touches ourselves (but with the help and support of the staff). The whole day was absolutely perfect and sharing it with our families and friends was incredible. Everything went to plan and we even managed to have photographs outside! It’s a bit of a wedding cliché, but the ceremony was just so beautiful. The chapel is gorgeous and with all the stunning bouquets, flower arrangements and decorations that Alison’s mum had spent hours making it looked truly magical. We specifically asked for no photographs other than the professionals to be taken during the ceremony and this was such a good idea as our guests were able to relax and enjoy the ceremony without having to worry about capturing that perfect shot. After the ceremony, we both relaxed and just enjoyed every single aspect and moment of our perfect day, sharing it all with our guests. It went in an absolute whirlwind, but we 100% wouldn’t change a thing. We were both adamant that we wanted a band and felt that the great hall really lends itself to live music. This was one of our best decisions and our dance floor was lively all night long.”
Alison and David


“The quality of the food and service was a major pull factor when we chose Samlesbury. We had visited several times by the time we booked the wedding, and each visit had tried different food - from cake to terrine! We had been really impressed. It was really important for us that the food was great and we were not disappointed. All of our guests said how great the food was - especially the lamb - just delicious!

We had an excellent experience with everyone we met at Samlesbury. From start to finish, the friendly and professional nature of the staff really made us have confidence that our day was going to be perfect. They were so helpful and explained everything which helped us to navigate through the many decisions we had to make. Sasha was great both in the run up to, during and after the ceremony. Thank you!

We had such an amazing day and want to thank everyone at Samlesbury who really made the day run seamlessly. We couldn’t have done it without you and we would really recommend Samlesbury to anyone planning a wedding!”
Rosie and Rich


‘We were so happy that we chose Samlesbury as our venue and wouldn’t have changed any aspect of the day. Having been to so many weddings over the last 12 months, we’re pleased to say that we haven’t been to another venue as good as ours!! We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you & your team to any of our friends.” Phil and Sarah


“What a day!! It was everything we wanted and more. Your attention to detail whilst making everyone relaxed at the same time is second to none. It will remain a very memorable, happy and altogether fantastic day THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! “ Matthew and Shanika

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