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Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating 35 reviews
Menus from £80
15 to 400 Guests

About

Located in Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa is a historic wedding venue in England. Dating back to the twelfth century, the majestic stone exterior of the castle provides a fairy tale backdrop for memorable occasions. Arriving via the tree-lined avenue, loved ones can explore the picturesque grounds and courtyard before enjoying an evening banquet inside.

Facilities and Capacity

Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa is part of the Mercure Hotel group and so is synonymous with elegance and excellent customer care. This large hotel is ideal for Asian weddings, intimate elopements, and pre-wedding celebrations. The versatile venue accommodates both intimate micro weddings for 20 loved ones as well as grand wedding breakfasts for over 380 guests. The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can exchange vows on the grounds or inside the Dunklaw and Garden rooms. Couples may host a cocktail reception in the courtyard, take photos by the classic fountain, and stroll through the gardens. Evening receptions are held in the Towneley Suite ballroom, a lofty space characterised by antique furnishings, luxuriant decor, and chandelier lighting. The standout feature of this castle hotel is an eighteenth-century spiral staircase that adds a regal aesthetic to any soirée. There is ample space on the dance floor for a night of partying, while live entertainment and DJs can make use of on-site facilities. Before or after your special day, family and friends can relax at the hotel spa, complete with gym and leisure facilities and beauty treatment rooms.

Services Offered

The in-house wedding coordinator collaborates with couples to plan every detail from start to finish. Joanne Pilling and her expert team delight in bringing couples’ wishes to life. You can select an external caterer of your choice or opt for in-house catering. From buffets and canapés to formal dining, the choice is yours when it comes to curating the perfect party.

Accommodation

Newlyweds are treated to a night in this lavish hotel's executive bedroom. Guests can avail of discounted room rates at this destination. The rooms are a combination of traditional sophistication and modern comfort. Complete with ensuites and contemporary amenities such as televisions and WiFi, the overnight accommodations have everything guests need for a restful stay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Asian Wedding
Castle
Historic
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Swimming Pool
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
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    Rachel M. Married on 15/09/2019
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    Loved the Dunkenhalgh

    Loved the hotel. Looked great on our pics as lovely exterior and sweeping staircase. We hired the Pendle Suite which is a very spacious large room. We had our ceremony and then our wedding breakfast / party in this room. We needed to self cater as we wanted Kosher food and we were able to use our own caterer.
    Joanne the wedding co-ordinator was great, very friendly and helpful. Alex the banqueting manager was available on the day to oversee everything which was a great help.
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    Zaakirah N. Married on 12/08/2018
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    Extremely disappointing

    Due to covid we had to rebook but finally when it went ahead, emails were not repled to, calls were not returned. On the day no welcome sign, on the hottest day aircon not on, duty manager was hardly there, she took cake to cut & disappeared for so long we had to go & find her. After event my email with feedback did not get replied to, Karen is events manager, was very stressful dealing with her, felt ignored & she didn’t even apologise.
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    Susan Married on 05/10/2019
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    Heart Felt Thanks

    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.
    I also 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 Pilling 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 can’t tell you how much of an asset these two ladies are to you they are more than lovely and I would like to pass on our most heartfelt thanks and we will make sure our paths cross again soon.
    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.
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    Mrs Married on 18/08/2019
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    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

    Hi Joanne

    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.
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    Sonia Married on 11/08/2019
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    Thank you

    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. Any problems were resolved very quickly.
    I will be recommending Mercure Dunkenhalgh to my friends and family for sure.
    Thank you Joanne and Alex
    Best wishes for the future
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    Brendan Married on 27/07/2019
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    Perfect Day

    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 Joanne. 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.
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    Wendy Married on 01/06/2019
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    Perfect, thank you.

    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.

    Thanks,
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    Sharon Married on 18/05/2019
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    A massive thank you

    Hello Joanne
    We would both like to say a big thank you to you all who helped us and for making 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
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    Imran Married on 25/11/2018
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    Perfect in every way

    Hi Joanne,

    Many thanks for your email.
    The wedding was perfect in every way and we’re on our way back to the airport now after a wonderful honeymoon.

    Thank you to all the team at Dunkenhalgh hotel for making our day run smoothly. Really appreciated you coming to see if everything was ok. A special thanks also to Meghan, she was fantastic.

    The feedback from the family and relatives was very positive.

    Keep up the good work and god bless you all in making dreams come true. Thanks again!

    Kind regards,
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    Mr Married on 17/08/2018
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    The best day of our lives

    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!!!

    The wedding was outstanding and 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
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    Mrs Married on 12/08/2018
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    Thank you

    Hi Joanne,

    I just wanted to drop a quick email to thank you for all your support with my wedding event on the 12th August.

    Mark Braysford was extremely supportive and handled everything really well, from announcements and ensuring everything ran smoothly!
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    Mr Married on 07/07/2018
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    Thank you

    We had an amazing day and everything ran wonderfully.

    Thank you very much for all your help running up to the wedding and to Peter who did an amazing job on the day.
    He worked so hard to ensure it ran smoothly and hopefully he enjoyed the entertainment as well
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    Duane Married on 30/06/2018
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    Highly Recommended

    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 weeding 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

    Many Thanks
    Duane and Gareth
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    Mr Married on 12/05/2018
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    Amazing Day

    We genuinely have no words that will match how amazing Peter was on and running up to our wedding day! What an amazing gent. Made us feel so at ease and REALLY looked after us on our day. Went above and beyond.
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    A Perfect Day

    I was the father of the bride at the Riley - Smith wedding last Saturday and I would just like to congratulate you on an excellent wedding venue.

    The decorations were beautiful, the staff were smart, efficient and attentive and led by the excellent Edwina who patiently saw me through all my duties on the day.

    Also I would like to thank the kitchen staff for the meals and canapés throughout the event and of course we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the private grounds around the Towneley Suite.

    I will unreservedly recommend you as an excellent wedding venue and thank you for making it in the words of the song ‘ a perfect day’.

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